One of the great things about Magic: The Gathering is how structured and (generally) balanced it is. Each color has a handful of paths that it likes to follow to victory and if you stay within that framework you can build a decent deck without too many problems. The other great thing about Magic: The Gathering is how the storyline (and yes, for those newbies out there there is a storyline) will often COMPLETELY WARP those strategies. Check out my deck recommendations, after the jump!
Two awesome days are approaching. One is the release of Magic: The Gathering 2013 on July 13 (spoilers are already out). the other is July 4th, Independence Day in the United States. This is a holiday that Americans celebrate, in true American fashion, by eating awesome food and blowing stuff up! What do the two of them have to do with each other? This: