Adrian takes an in-depth look at the brewing process, with a step-by-step view of how new decks are born. The birth of any deck starts as an idea, but what do you do once you've had that first shock of inspiration?
In this stellar perspective piece, former Player of the Year Brad Nelson explains that most of our Magic failures are as much a flaw in our viewpoint and our misguided goals as they are in our lack of skill.
What is Slow Play? How is it officiated? Is it the same as Stalling? If not, what are the differences? Expert judge Jason Flatford stops in to give some important insight to prevent yourself (or your opponent) from taking advantage of Magic time limits.
Tournament prep is hard enough when there are lots of known factors, but what will players do at #SCGINVI this weekend with a brand new set? Anthony Lowry tells you how to expect the unexpected!
How big of a role does fear play in your Magic decision making? How much has the occurrence of the camera match or the feature match changed our play? GerryT gives us an invaluable essay on bluffs, perspective, and playing scared.
Anthony Lowry experienced a big life event on his way to Dallas! Read about his experience and how he helped Jim Davis to another strong Open Series finish!
Through blurry visuals and poor photography, the great BBD relates a tale of hilarious can-do attitude and the joy of Magic road trips! The bad news is his tournament went poorly, the good news is he's still BBD!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax didn't get to the top of the game by being perfect. Read about the biggest errors he's made over the years and how he changed to get better!
People often talk about playstyle when selecting decks, but what about style as it pertains to building them? Carsten Kotter gives you the tools you need to define yourself in deckbuilding!
Some folks in casinos? Not terribly bright. Jim Davis tells us a tale of an enlightening tour of a casino and its inhabitants. Make sure you understand how probability actually works before your next Magic tournament!
GP Memphis was not a success in the traditional Ross Merriam way, but he's learning to appreciate how to turn bad weekends around! See Ross's advice for making good out of bad in Magic!
Danny West takes a break from Single Card Spotlight to bring you an insightful work on the merits of using your Magic skills to become better at your everyday life!
From local level cardpool sharing to the Pro Tour houses, Magic is filled with teams. But not all teamwork is created equal, and much of it has a price. Read about the disadvantages of Magic teams you may not have realized until now!
Getting two Pro Tour finals appearances and a win doesn't happen by accident. Shaun McLaren tells you how it's done. His advice for staying cool under the pressure at #SCGBALT may surprise you...
You've got questions, he has answers. Find out about the difference between pro players and their amateur counterparts, the secret to healthy weight loss, and why Squire is the most powerful card in Magic! BBD is here for you!
With #SCGLA coming up, it's a good time to review your own Magic skill soft spots. Read about a few of Anthony Lowry's, learn how he works to improve them, and see the decks that provide great examples!
There's more to metagaming than just tweaking a card or two: you have to know what the decks are and what's working in the format. More meta than that, you have to know how to work as a team, and Sam Black has some help with exactly that!
Team dynamics aren't spoken of nearly enough in Magic. Nearly everyone works with teammates even if it's just casually and informally. Ari Lax reflects back on his successful Team Limited weekend and shares some advice on playing with teams in Magic!
GerryT brings back a recurring popular column about the things that make him different than your average player. Get insight into the mind and processes that have set Gerry apart from the rest of the Magic world!
The debate that never dies is back! Is Standard too scripted? How much control over your own destiny do you have? BBD puts on his reading glasses, studies hard, and relays the results of his experiment on the subject here.