About Us

MagicGatheringStrat is a fan site for the Magic: the Gathering trading card game and Magic: the Gathering Online. We are pleased to publish content from these talented contributors. If you’re interested in joining the team, get in touch!


Ahniwa Ferrari (MtGO: bava) – Ahniwa is the owner and editor-in-chief for MagicGatheringStrat.com. He has been playing Magic since Beta and legitimately opened a Black Lotus in a pack, once, but traded it to a friend for a pittance. He enjoys playing Pauper and Modern and any other format he can play on a budget.

Dan Horning (MtGO: Fanofhistory) – Dan started playing Magic a week before The Dark release and was on the Pro Tour at the very start. Since then he has returned to the game several times, last time during Dark Ascension which led him to start the MagicGatheringStrat YouTube channel in January 2013. Shortly thereafter, Bava joined the channel as a video maker and the rest is history.

Brennon Rankin (MtGO: Cyrulean) – Brennon has been an avid Pauper player for the last couple of years. He began playing Magic during Unlimited and took a break after Ice Age. He is a Texas native, married, with 2 children. He is by no means a Spike and just loves playing to play. Don’t let his folksy charm fool you. He will play to win and you better bring your A game, or at least your B+ game. You can contact Brennon on Twitter or via email.

Sam Olliso (MtGO: VaultBoyHunter) – Sam started playing magic between Ice Age and 4th Edition, when he was in high school in the 1990s The first rare he ever ripped was Force of Nature. His favorite card is Counterspell, favorite land Island, favorite creature Delver of Secrets. He has an amazing wife and a beautiful little baby boy. He enjoys PRE events and is a casual player with Spikey tendencies. Sam will be coordinating all the PREs (Player-Run Events) for MagicGatheringStrat including an ongoing league and weekly tourneys.

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There are a number of ways you can help to support our site and keep MagicGatheringStrat up and running. Learn more.

Join the Team

Are you interested in writing for our site? We are looking for regular contributors to cover a number of formats, and casual writers are always welcome. Learn more in our Author Guidelines.

If you don’t write but would be interested in making videos, podcasts, or another form of media related to Magic (online or paper), then definitely get in touch. We would love to have you join the team. We are also looking for streamers to help us develop a regular schedule on Twitch.

If you’re still interested, please send an email to the editor with your name, favorite formats, and a writing sample.