Temur Energy is jam-packed with quality cards, but that doesn't mean they all have to stay in the maindeck for Game 2! Emma Handy offers a step-by-step process for deciding whether a "good" card should stay or go in a matchup.
So 2017 is almost in the rearview mirror. It's time to make goals for 2018. But are you setting goals that will help you get where you want to go in Magic? Brad Nelson has one goal you should avoid and four you should make!
Learning to cast removal on the opponent's end step has long been seen as a sign of growth as a Magic player. But why is this correct? Jadine Klomparens examines the thinking behind the play...and why the thinking is sometimes wrong!
That's a mighty bold title from the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer! But don't be too surprised if the game designer and leading theorist has you nodding along by the end. He just hopes Wizards of the Coast has figured all this out by now...
Emma Handy contemplates a Constructed conundrum: when does a maindeck of more than 60 cards make sense?
Ryan Saxe discusses how to maximize drafting for your own preferences. We all have our biases. Why not put yours to work?
Math runs through every current of playing Magic, whether or not we have a formal understanding of it. But if you're having bad memories of algebra class, don't fear! Ross Merriam will have you slinging terms like "hypergeometric distribution" and "binomial coefficient" in no time!
Learning from one's mistakes? Good. Trying to remember every mistake one makes? That only distracts from what really matters. Collins Mullen has your classification guide to mistakes and the best ways to learn from them!
What truly sets you apart from all the other Magic players out there? Jadine Klomparens has your guide to finding your niche in Magic and cultivating the gift that could bring you success!
Todd Stevens is going to finish Season Two of the SCG Tour atop the leaderboard, and it won't be particularly close! But what were the secrets behind his success? He offers a few notes for the SCG Season Two Invitational and beyond!
"Maximize your mana use each turn" is practically a motto for tournament Magic deckbuilding and competition. But sometimes you're just helping your opponent's plan by doing so! What then? Sam Black shows how the best play sometimes is no play at all!
Whether you're looking to get beyond the basics of Magic or you need a refresher before the SCG Season Two Invitational, Patrick Chapin's latest on the essentials of advanced Magic is a must-read!
Ari Lax isn't afraid to say it: Modern's best cantrips and discard spells are Modern's best cards, end of story! That doesn't mean you're unlocking their full potential, though. Take tutelage from a Pro Tour trophy-holder before the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Does it take 10,000 hours of practice? An uncanny intuition for confusing the opponent? The creativity to see a line no one else could? Nay, says Gerry Thompson. Get his take on the real secret of Magic success!
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss weaknesses in one's Magic game and ways to address them in the latest edition of the GAM Podcast! Have a listen, won't you?
One of the questions Emma Handy gets asked most often is pretty simple. How does one get started on the Magic grind? Today she shares the must-know details for anyone looking to make the jump!
Jadine Klomparens spent way too long not liking Modern! Today she shows you how to love the format for what it is ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Chris Lansdell didn't get the details quite right when he went to Grand Prix Atlanta. Learn from his mistakes if you're going to your first SCG Tour or similarly big event! It's not too late to book tickets to Roanoke...
Playing Magic without a plan might as well be playing Magic to lose. Collins Mullen shares how he learned to plan his matches and illustrates his ideas through his own decklists and those of others! Level up your game!
Collins Mullen has turned his bold deck choice of Modern Humans into a Regionals win to go with his SCG Tour trophy! When he talks about how tournament players convince themselves to play the popular deck instead of the best one, it's on you to listen!