Brad Nelson might not have won Pro Tour Amonkhet, but he still rates it as the best Pro Tour he has ever been to! Why? Team and family! Today he shares how Team Genesis came together to prepare for the event and the family bonds that made it special.
Ross Merriam reflects on his Pro Tour Amonkhet result, the powerful psychological need to break out of a losing streak, and the rush of adrenaline that keeps us addicted to Magic's greatness!
The Pro Tour Champion has had a long road to get here! SCG Editor Danny West sits down with GerryT to ask about misplays and milestones on his journey to the trophy!
Degenerate cards in Commander are auto-bans, right? Well, not so fast. That's level-one thinking, and Sheldon Menery is providing a thought experiment this week that should make you be careful what you wish for!
Why don't more people get their friends together to play nonsense formats? Why?! Because this seems like the best time imaginable. How would you build your decks? What formats would you play? Could Cedric have screwed up this aura thing any worse?
Brad Nelson had a Four-Color Saheeli primer lined up for today, but Felidar Guardian got emergency-banned yesterday! Instead, he talks about how this decision and others in recent years add up to a communication problem for Wizards of the Coast.
SCG Editor Danny West reacts to the sudden ban of Felidar Guardian.
Should Felidar Guardian have been banned in Standard? Ross Merriam thinks that's just a surface symptom of a deeper problem! As he explores what Standard means for different groups of players, he questions whether a "one-size-fits-all" approach benefits Friday Night Magic and the Pro Tour.
Of the three most commonly played Constructed formats, only Legacy saw a change to its banned list! What does Jim Davis think about facing Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai at SCG Atlanta? Should Death's Shadow have stuck around? And did Sensei's Divining Top deserve its fate? Get Jim's take and vote in his polls!
Conley Woods, Pro Tour and Worlds Top 8 competitor and one of Magic's most famous rogue deckbuilders of all time, shares his wisdom about broadening the tools with which you handle the world of Amonkhet! And he wouldn't leave you without a deck to sign his name to, either!
What's "the problem" with Standard? Well, part of it is that there's never just one problem! Danny West has seen most of it before, and today he lays out some new solutions to the multi-headed monster of formats!
Cedric Phillips sits down with Chris "Meddling Mage" Pikula to go over his Top 8 finish at GP Orlando, how he feels about the current state of Modern and Standard, and what keeps him coming back to Magic after playing for over twenty years.
You asked and Brad Nelson has answered! He's serving up a dozen delightful discussions, from his favorite common of all time to how Wizards could improve players' lives across the board! See if your question was one of the lucky selections!
Grinding Magic tournaments isn't all fun and games, but some of the perks are real, too! Emma Handy offers her insights from more than a year of playing on The SCG Tour. Got questions? She's here to help!
Tragedy can become tradition when a Magic community gathers around one another to do great things. If you're in the neighborhood this weekend, please join in one of the most enjoyable tournaments you'll find all year!
Blame is always easier said than proved, and Ross Merriam is not convinced that SaffronOlive's recent piece on planeswalkers is the correct perspective to take on the future of Standard Magic. In this excellent series of counterpoints, Ross gives his take on the merits of Magic's mascots.
Somehow, the Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian combo is still Standard-legal, so Brad Nelson has your latest build and sideboarding guide for the Four-Color version of the deck! He also shares his bond with his GP New Jersey-winning brother Corey Baumeister and the lessons he's learned from Corey's climb.
No news is good news a lot of the time, but was it this time? Sam Black isn't interested in taking a hard stance because he sees both sides of a very complex and difficult equation! Read Sam's excellent reasoning on the hot topic of the week! Which side of these issues are you on?
Count Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren among those not thrilled with Monday's silent no-ban drama! If the Standard format isn't going to change, how is it going to get better? Shaun has some things he needs to get off his chest this week!
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