With this week off from tournament action, Mark Nestico reflects on his determination and growing professionalism in Magic. Where is the line between moderation and passion? How do you know when you've taken the grind too far?
Ross Merriam had a respectable finish at the Standard Classic last weekend, but few know just how crazy the story behind his deck was! Ross gives you the details and teaches you some tricks to avoiding draws at the #SCGCHAR Standard Classic!
Chris Andersen returns to the world of Magic strategy writing! Today, he's beginning his resurgence by giving you one of the most helpful techniques to getting better at Magic! Read on!
There is nobody you should be more afraid of in an SCG Invitational field than Shaheen Soorani. The control veteran has put up insanely consistent finishes over the years, and today, he's going to teach you to build like he does on your way to success!
If you ever wanted a deeper understanding of how Magic formats work, Sam Black has pinpointed it in every conceivable way in this absolute must-read for any would-be tournament victor.
Want to get better at Magic? Mark Nestico did, and he learned a lot about the game by stepping out of his comfort zone. Follow the advice and the discoveries that he used to crawl out of black holes and into the Pro Tour!
There has been a ton of speculation about how colorless mana will affect the way we build decks, but a lot of it is short-sighted. If you want the full lowdown on how colorless mechanics will make Magic going forward, you need to ask a Pro Tour Champion!
One of the things great players do is create goals they're accountable for. So how did Ari Lax do in his 2015 self-evaluation? Read about the holes in his game and how he plans to patch them up!
If you think one or two hateful sideboard cards are going to bail you out of a matchup when you get into trouble, you're going to lose a lot of Magic. Adrian explains the difference between having a sideboard and having a sideboard plan!
Ever been unsure of your deck the night before a tournament? Ever been confused which sideboard choice is actually correct? Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax has been there just like the rest of us, and here, he gives his advice.
One of the big things that separates great players from good ones is the ability to deduce information about the game. Ross Merriam explains how to go from good to great by understanding what matters and what doesn't in the information war that is a game of Magic!
GerryT breaks down the merits of his #SCGDEN weekend! With all the talk of good and bad value, where does such a weekend rank? What kind of value do you expect from #SCGINVI this weekend?
In following and playing Magic, we're constantly seeing others succeed and fail. The pressure and expectations we put on ourselves and others is always there, but is it fair? Anthony Lowry ponders the importance of personal preference when it comes to competitive Magic.
If you aren't sure what you're looking for, it can be easy to dismiss results as pedestrian. But Mark Nestico knows that the devil is in the details. Read about how he uses a critical eye to metagame! Follow his advice in your quest to conquer #SCGDEN!
GerryT explains why you voluntarily give game wins away, what it means to look at the world and Magic as it is and not as you see it, and a number of other tips and traps that no aspiring player should be unaware of!
Nobody gets to two Pro Tour finals by accident. Shaun McLaren knows that improving your game is about repairing bad habits and adjusting your attitude. Here, he shares his wisdom on the fundamental realities of getting better at Magic..
Brad Nelson found a lot of success recently as well as early on in his career, but between those points, there was a big slump. What changed? Brad reveals the nature of his resurgence and the big rules he has for deckbuilding entering #SCGKC!
Two-time Invitational Champion Tom Ross has been contemplating the massive rule changes to Magic over the years, most of them for the better. What other rule changes could we see to the game within our lifetime?
Fetchlands and Sensei's Divining Top have created a lot of controversy as current games of tournament Magic increase in their likelihood of going to the end of round time. How big of a problem is this? What can we do about it? How do you prevent yourself from racking up draws?
Ross Merriam was too quick to dismiss Abzan over the last month, and the return of the Rhino has hit him hard! See what he's learned about metagaming in this in-depth Standard analysis piece!