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What is Tempo?

     Written by Myles Miller

Tempo is defined as “the rate or speed of an activity”, and you’ll usually find this term applied to music and how fast/slow it’s played. Tempo in the context of Magic refers to the advantage created by putting yourself ahead in a game, while setting your opponent back a step or two. The most effective tempo plays will add to your board while taking something away from your opponent: one of their creatures, a removal spell from their hand, or a chunk of their life total. Whether you’re adding a creature to your board, destroying one of your opponent’s threats, or creating a situation in which your opponent has to react to your plays instead of making their own, a game of Magic is all about the give and take of tempo. In this article, I will go through each color and discuss how each creates tempo in a different way. A blue deck plays very differently than a green deck, and the ways those colors generate tempo differ as well. Normally I’d start with White and move around the color pie, but I’d like to start with the color that most exemplifies tempo; that is infamous for finding ways to stall the opponent and wear them down over time:

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Potential Cancellations this Weekend

While we at Battlegrounds try to always run our events no matter what, we may have to postpone Battlecon this weekend because of the hurricane currently barreling our way. We will keep you posted on weather updates as we hear them, and let you know our decision as it comes closer to the weekend. If Battlecon is cancelled, we will be able to reschedule it for later on in the year, most likely October. We wish everyone a safe weekend.

Funko Pop Event July 22nd

POPEVENT

Come join us for a Funko Pop exchange event on Sunday!

“GAA, Central VA Funko Pop! Collectors, and Battlegrounds are hosting a Funko Pop Trading event held on July 22nd from 1-4pm.

Location: Battlegrounds
13172 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113

Rules:
15 pops per person per spot.
No cash transactions
25 Spots Open
We ask that you only bring your best Pops to this event.”