Emma Handy hits another home run for anyone trying to become better at Magic! This week, she's back with advice on how to make great decisions in the face of "The Clock," Magic's omnipresent third player!
"Play the most unfair deck that people aren't prepared for." This is the conventional Modern wisdom for spiking events, but what does that actually entail? What determines an unfair deck? How do unfair decks match up against each other? Sam Black has a must-read for anyone looking to win Modern Magic events.
A lot of players expected #SCGINVI to be packed with hate for Ross Merriam's trophy-collecting Dredge build, but that turned out to be overblown. Why can't decks just be hated out of the format? Why doesn't the metagame move around more? The great Ross Merriam answers these questions and more!
How do you fight off twenty or more Modern decks with only fifteen sideboard slots? Mrs. Mulligan breaks down the art of adjusting your deck on the fly for Games 2 and 3 with this excellent guide!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax has a lot of accolades, but this year was an uphill battle. Though he's still a Gold pro, he knows the learning process never stops. If you want to learn the next step to Magic mastery, you can't do better than Ari!
Tournament preparation isn't just about playtesting. Your Constructed events actually begin when you pick your deck! Emma Handy does this on a weekly basis, and she's got advice for doing so at #SCGINVI and every event beyond!
Simple question: What deck is your opponent playing? The first two turns can provide crucial clues if you know how to look for them! Jennifer Long gives dozens of examples from a very diverse and deep Modern format ahead of #SCGINVI weekend!
Want to know how great players steal wins where most players would get losses? A lot of it comes down to small advantages in sequencing their plays! And Emma Handy is ready to demonstrate this critical Magic concept for you before #SCGNY!
Ever feel insecure about the way you're sideboarding? Ever look at those fifteen cards and just feel lost? Adrian Sullivan knows the feeling, and more importantly, he knows what you need to do to get past that hurdle!
When Emma Handy is on the road for The SCG Tour, she loves to dine! So pull up a chair at the table and have a sit down! She's got lots of different Magic appetizers to hold you over at #SCGRegionals!
Platinum Pro Michael Majors is waist-deep in Pro Tour preparation! But before he makes a run at the title, he wants to provide you with some amazing knowledge about a recent phenomenon that is rapidly replacing other Magic dynamics in importance! Learn what Majors knows before #SCGRegionals!
Mrs. Mulligan loves Modern! August will be her favorite month for a while, because between #SCGNY, the GP circuit, and the upcoming SCG Tour events, she's got a lot to teach you about the format!
You've mastered the basics of Magic, but now what? Sam Black lays out a few "advanced basics" drawn from his own experiences to show intermediate and even expert players how to rethink their game! Will Sam's advice give you an edge at #SCGBALT?
Player of the Year Mike Sigrist wants to get you ready for all the week one Standard formats, not just #SCGCOL! But he also wants to express his gratitude for the honor of voting for the most prestigious Magic achievement of them all: The Hall of Fame!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax didn't achieve his status in professional Magic by only listening to himself. Read about some of the great players that Ari goes to when he's looking to expand his already excellent Magic skills!
Warren Buffett, so far as we know, is not a Magic player, but the Oracle of Omaha sure knows his finance! Chas Andres takes some lessons from the master and gives updates on #MTGEMN price moves!
Mrs. Mulligan has found herself attending more and more stops on The SCG Tour! So what has she learned along the way? Read up on the ways Jennifer keeps herself calm, organized, and happy when battling on the most played Magic circuit in the game!
With #SCGCOL on the horizon, it's tough to bridge the Standard we know with the unknowns that are coming up. Fortunately, Emma has some great advice to give you an edge when it comes to picturing Eldritch Moon Standard!
Emma Handy joins the SCG writing family and helps you accomplish something we all need to do sometimes in order to win at major events: beat great players! Be ready to take on the best at #SCGWOR tomorrow!
"I didn't even get to play Magic." How many times have you heard someone say this after losing a match? Mark Nestico talks about what it means to win, to lose, and the irrelevance of how much Magic you got to play.