Celebrating a little format diversity is good and all, but the new philosophy on Standard bans goes a lot further than that. Jeff Cunningham isn't a base-level thinker, and he believes this new era deserves a little more scrutiny.
The Magic Story Podcast takes over, Seiben talks Baral vs Chandra, and Commander action abounds!
The Magic Online Championship shows it's lineup, The Professor and Wedge hit Vegas, and a possible release time for Magic Digital Next?
In the follow-up to last week's excellent article on deck selection, Brad Nelson provides you with plenty of advanced and professional thinking about some of the things in your tournament game that desperately need more attention!
What's your goal, and how will you get there? Your mentor Shaun McLaren shares his secrets to the Magic Mindset and puts you on the path to success...with a few helpful hints to keep you from losing hope along the way!
Wizards moves up Magic Online releases, and The Professor evaluates Mystery Boxes. This is Split Second!
Brad has had it: Why don't we talk about deck selection more?! He studies this phenomenon in the first of an excellent two-part series here!
There will be a hole where Mark Nestico used to be. But that's okay. Because he's got something wonderful where a hole in him used to be. Thanks for the memories, Mark!
The tension between the want to be great at Magic and the time it takes to do it is a problem Emma Handy can help you solve! Join her for some excellent advice this week!
Ten years after the official recognition of Commander as a format, Sheldon Menery examines its past, present, and future!
Mark Nestico reality-checks players pining for a "Golden Age" of Standard that never was and shares the secret of what makes a time in Magic truly great!
While he couldn't go back-to-back on SCG Players' Championship titles, Jim Davis and his team have had an incredible year! So much so that a lot of players are asking him questions about his past and future in the game! Jim opens up for his friends and fans here!
Some players think banning Emrakul, the Promised End in Standard is the way to go. Others think it wouldn't do much or do even more harm. Who is right? Mark lays out both sides of the Promised End debate.
Brad Nelson found his way into the Players' Championship again this year, but something felt very different. Through all his playtesting, his discussion with colleagues, and his own reflections, he now understands what's missing from Standard! And he wants to help fix it!
The rights and wrongs of unbans and bans are a lot more deep than just looking at decklists or declaring you want that card that always beats you to get axed. It requires critical thinking and a brilliant Magic mind. Patrick Chapin takes you down the rabbit hole of creating and curating Magic formats in 2017!
Emma Handy picks up right where she left off! For the final entry in her chronicle as a rookie grinder in 2016, read her road diary and the lessons that came with the adventure!
Shaun McLaren doesn't want much. Really! After getting over his disappointment that he won't be getting a million Loonies and a pony for Christmas, he shares his wishes for Wizards of the Coast and Magic in 2017...and ways you can work toward making your own Magical wishes come true!
Players come and go, but tilt is eternal in the Magic community. Mark Nestico doesn't think you should suffer it, though! He revisits a classic article and gives new tips for avoiding tilt.
Emma Handy has played Magic for years and years, but she didn't "go for it" the way she did this year. Spoiler alert: It has paid off well! Join Emma as she talks shop on being a Magic road warrior!
Playing on a sponsored Magic team? Holding the trophy at the SCG Players' Championship? Streaming Magic into the wee hours of the morning? The logistics of being a pro have changed a lot since Magic's earliest days, but one thing hasn't: It could not be any more fun!