Work. School. Lots of things occupy our time so that Magic isn't always able to. GerryT says that it doesn't matter. With the right mindset, the right tools, and the right attitude, you can utilize great playtesting no matter what your situation!
GerryT continues to knock pieces out of the park regarding theory on Magic's new winning philosophies. See him compare decklists of the past to the present and apply his deckbuilding expertise to your #SCGATL trip!
Many players feel unlucky when they lose, not realizing that they actually lost the game before the first turn. In this crucial combo theory piece, Carsten Kotter tells all you unfair deck players how to be fair to yourselves when choosing whether or not to mulligan! This is a must-read before #SCGATL!
Fresh off his runner-up Legacy Open finish, Ross Merriam reminds you, his fellow players, that being close-minded is a one way ticket to suboptimal everything. Read his priceless advice before #SCGSTL!
Being decent at Magic isn't all that hard, but being great at it is extremely difficult. Fortunately, Shaun McLaren knows some good theory behind the art of balancing your decision-making when it comes to cracking fetches and coordinating your draws!
Whether you're a newcomer to competitive Magic or a seasoned veteran, Carsten has put together a great guide for you! Here, deckbuilding theory sits in one convenient place. What is aggro? What is control? What is combo? Carsten defines it all!
Brad Nelson often gets asked about his road to Magic success. In this article, he breaks down the hard truth to explain that most of what you're missing is the right attitude! Read his wisdom before #SCGINVI!
Defending Invitational Winner Tom Ross talks about the many factors going into deck selection, many of which probably hadn't crossed your mind! Let Tom help you choose your deck for #SCGINVI!
Kent Ketter has a lot of things to say, and a lot of us desperately need to hear all of it. He's going to #SCGINVI this weekend, and he's going to win before he even signs a match slip. In this article filled with overdue sentiment, he tells you why.
How great of an edge do you get from deck familiarity? How much happier are you playing a strategy you love versus the one everyone says is best? Glenn Jones says deck selection isn't as confusing as you think. Read his advice before #SCGINVI!
There is a lot more to Magic success than metagaming and deckbuilding. Pro Tour Winner and Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin reminds us all that if our brain isn't properly tuned before an event, the extent to which our deck is doesn't even matter.
One of the biggest pitfalls of unrealized potential in Magic is to judge cards too quickly. This week, Adrian Sullivan studies a few examples of why you should never dismiss a card with great potential!
Jim Davis is grinding for a berth in the Players' Championship. In this very honest self-evaluation, Jim tells you a lot of what he has done wrong in trying to get there.
Ross Merriam provides an unbelievable theory article on what most players aren't doing correctly when it comes to sideboarding. Here, he shares his priceless expertise for both Limited and Constructed in the wake of #SCGDC!
How did Shaun McLaren win a Pro Tour? The answer is more simple than you think, but then why don't more players follow the same path? Find out what the path to success really is before you make a run at the trophy for #SCGDC!
Leave it up to Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin to combine community and theory into one eloquent look at the art of critical thinking in deckbuilding and how important it will be should Standard's rotation schedule change.
BBD had some great runs this year. These runs put him in position for some lofty new goals, but ultimately, those goals were missed by inches. Here he discusses the importance of perspective when playing Magic as competitively as he does.
Ari shoots straight about his Gold run in 2014, his Grand Prix and Pro Tour team-testing takeaways, and of course, the implications of all the latest changes to Magic's organized play system.
Two-time Grand Prix Champion Gerry Thompson provides new insights in one of the most interesting and important theory articles in recent memory. This is a must-read for most of us still unknowingly living in Magic's past...
Ready for the upcoming Pro Tour, Glenn Jones reminds you of one of the best deckbuilding theories ever conceived and provides some priceless sideboarding advice in the wake of this weekend's #SCGDAL!