Brian DeMars knows there are two sides to every story. Here, he tells you his side of the big organized play changes for 2015. If you're interested in the ongoing discussion, this write-up will be music to your ears.
Brian Kibler isn't just a two-time Pro Tour winner. He earned his way back years ago by grinding PTQs! Find out what one of the most experienced players in all levels of Magic thinks of its changing tournament landscape.
Ari Lax gives concrete context to the notion of having several Standard Pro Tours a year. How much do new sets affect the Standard format? What does history teach us about the future implications of WotC's recent decisions?
Glenn Jones reflects not just on Magic over the last year or on the recent OP changes, but on the importance of the power of deciding what role this great game has in your life.
The Innovator doesn't just think ahead when it comes to metagames or deckbuilding. He also thinks ahead when it comes to the business of Magic and the culture at large. Read Patrick's big ideas about what he thinks might be coming next...
Shaheen is a veteran mage and when he speaks, the masses listen! Hear his thoughts on all the change Magic has gone through recently and check out his latest list before #SCGNY!
Jim Davis put all the PTQ chatter to bed, but then new Magic drama popped up! Read about Jim's take, his inevitable (and justified) brags about the winning Pro Tour deck, and a brew you may have missed for #SCGNY!
Open Series Grinder Ross Merriam was yet again on the brink of the Pro Tour. In this deeply personal work, he shines a light on the more human side of Magic and how hard it can be when you care so much.
While the crowded panicked masses react, John Dale Beety thinks. JDB crunches the math and the geography to tell us which OP changes are beneficial...and which are dangerous.
Cedric Phillips sits down with Patrick "PSulli" Sullivan to review the results of #SCGDAL, #PTM15, and give a hard look at the new Organized Play changes announced recently.
Brian DeMars takes a few minutes to appreciate the good the Magic community has done this summer. He then shares a few Legacy lists featuring some old tech that's been brought back to the forefront in time for #SCGNY!
Jim Davis sounds off on the newest big change in Organized Play. While Jim acknowledges the potential good, there are always a few negatives that might have been overlooked...
Danny West is shifting gears and giving goodbyes to his time traveling with the Open Series. In this reflective work, he talks about what he's learned about our community from having spent so many weekends surrounded by it.
Grand Prix Winner Brian DeMars learned a lot from former National Champion Michael Jacob. In this nostalgic read, he tells you about saying thank you and goodbye to his Magic: the Gathering mentor.
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren shares some important lessons too often overlooked by the Magic subculture. The Magic community may ignore this work at their own risk.
Anthony Lowry shares his journey from Legacy naysayer to community advocate in this reflective work. How can we help formats to flourish? Why is it important to try new things in Magic? Can it make us better players? Can it make us better people?
This week, Sheldon walks us through each of the candidates that made or came close to making his Hall of Fame selection. Find out who Sheldon thinks should get in and what changes should be made to the Hall at large.
Glenn shares his recent perspective on Modern, then delves into the meat of this year's Hall of Fame ballot and shares his thoughts as well as his vote.
Sheldon hits a milestone with article #250, reflects back on the past five years of writing and how Commander has grown in that time - and looks forward to the next five years of growth and change.
What goes into making a Grand Prix successful? What makes one a failure instead? Glenn looks behind the judge's and TO's curtain to see what makes a Grand Prix happen at all, and what kinds of stresses an event can come under.