Digital List Price: $25.00
Kindle Price: $14.75

Save $10.25 (41%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Michael J. Flores Deckade: 10 Years of Magic: The Gathering Strategy and Commentary by [Flores, Michael J. , Flores, Mike]
Kindle App Ad

Michael J. Flores Deckade: 10 Years of Magic: The Gathering Strategy and Commentary Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle, February 1, 2006
"Please retry"
$14.75

Length: 1285 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2859 KB
  • Print Length: 1285 pages
  • Publisher: Top8Magic.com; 1 edition (February 1, 2006)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2006
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZSHQ3I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #882,058 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Steve HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 20, 2010
Verified Purchase
If you are interested in the history of Magic: the Gathering at all, then you should purchase Deckade ASAP. Deckade is essentially 10 years, and many hundreds of pages, of articles about Magic from the mind of Mike Flores.

The entries here span the range from tournament report to deck tech, from set review to talk of high-level strategy. Mike's sharp wit, surrounding cast of characters, love of the game, and evolution as a strategist comes through on every page. There are countless awesome articles compiled here. Some of my personal favorites include Investment, Who Comes in Ninth?, The True History of PT Junk, Return of the King, Magic: the Intangibles, and of course the classic Who's the Beatdown?

I own the physical Deckade and have read it many times. I frequently pull it out just to re-read and article or two, and then find myself reading tournament reports late into the night. The content is fantastic, and I would give the physical copy of Decade 5 stars - but I give the Kindle version only 3. There are two major shortcomings: the price and a missing table of contents.

Personally I have no problem paying $25 for a book like this, but I know that for a lot of people that's very steep. I've never even paid more than $10 for any one book on my Kindle, so this is a pretty big step up. As for the missing table of contents, this is just completely inexcusable - and makes the book much, MUCH more difficult to enjoy. I want to be able to skip around and find my favorite articles easily, not be forced to slug it out with the Kindle's search function and my own memory.

Hopefully there's some way for them to fix the table of contents issue, and I'll gladly revise this review!
1 Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
First off, the actual content of this book is first rate. I own a paper copy and was very happy to see this book on Kindle and immediately bought it again. It contains most of Mike Flores writing back to 1995. The earliest stuff can be fairly forgettable (usenet posts and so on) but his later writings are among the best pieces on Magic ever.

However I am very disappointed in the Kindle version. Its very difficult to navigate throughout this book. Its a large collection of articles but its a real pain to try and find a particular article as there is NO table of contents or navigational aids of any kind. It is essentially nothing more then the contents of the paper book dumped into one long continuous stream. To add insult to injury the utterly useless paper table of contents is also included.

As a Kindle book this book isn't worth its price which is a real pity given the quality of the writing.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Really enjoying the stroll down memory lane, and and reading about some of the things I missed after I'd quit playing. If you played Magic back in the day and have a soft spot in your memory for it, but I'd recommend this ebook to you.

Do yourself a favor, keep a browser open to Gatherer, just in case you don't know some of the cards mentioned.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
This is tricky to review. In all honesty, Flores is only a reasonably good writer (and he started out considerably worse), and many of the articles in this volume are so specific to a particular time, metagame or cardset that they don't make for interesting reading now in 2014. Add to that the fact that they are almost all riddled with tedious references to friends, obscure in-jokes, and non-MtG stuff like his taste in music (seriously Flores, no-one cares), and you have what is objectively a pretty bad book.

I skipped laaarge chunks of it.

...And yet...If you are a long time MtG player, or if you were (and if you aren't or weren't, why in the hell are you even looking at this), there is still a lot to enjoy here. Some of the articles are actually very good, and the trip down MtG-memory-lane that I took for a weekend was a pleasant experience. It's far too expensive, but I nonetheless I don't regret the purchase: I probably couldn't have taken that trip in any other way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I'm a huge fan of Mike Flores articles. I've enjoyed reading his thoughts on Magic:The Gathering strategy for many years. Unfortunately, this book is basically nothing more than a collection of posts and emails he has produced over the years in chronological order.

That might sound intriguing as I expected some insider aspect to his thoughts to coalesce, but that never really came across to me.

Quite frankly, it just doesn't make for good reading.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Michael J. Flores Deckade: 10 Years of Magic: The Gathering Strategy and Commentary
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Michael J. Flores Deckade: 10 Years of Magic: The Gathering Strategy and Commentary