Turns our your teachers were right: critical thinking does matter. GerryT follows up his previous installment with more advice. This time, he explains how to analyze your deckbuilding and solve your own Magic problems. He encloses an example you could take to #SCGKC!
Open Series Winner and Top 8 mainstay Ross Merriam joins Star City Games! In this introduction, he explains his mathematical Magic processes and introduces who he is as a player. Welcome Ross!
Gerry Thompson has some priceless advice for anyone wanting to have a breakout tournament performance. If you ever wondered what you were doing wrong with your game, this is the article for you.
Glenn Jones recently qualified for another Pro Tour! In this article, he takes the opportunity to look back on his previous PT efforts and shares the lessons he learned along the way.
Brian talks about one of history's greatest minds and what he can teach us about improving our game. What percentage of Magic games are won by your opponent as opposed to being lost by you?
Anthony looks at the oft-misunderstood qualities of Chandra, Pyromaster - and notes the similarities she shares with Magic 2015's new breed of planeswalkers, with all of them just a little bit hard to wrap your head around.
Shaun doesn't like sideboarding guides, but he gets asked for them all the time by readers and in online conversations. Here he presents his universal guide to sideboarding guides.
In part two of Brad's continuing series, he looks at a specific metagame on just one week and in just one place - last weekend at Grand Prix Chicago - to examine the complex interactions a metagame has over the course of a long event.
Jim takes a look at some of the questionable hands he has kept over the last few tournaments, and considers how a free Timetwister (minus one) at the start of a game can be a very good thing!
In the game of Magic, what are you doing right now? JDB takes a look at how we play and grow within Magic from a different perspective, sharing some insights from different games and applying them to the meta-meta-game of Magic.
Brad wants to tell you the secret to his success: sculpting his deck specifically for how large an event is and how the metagame changes in the later rounds of two-day tournaments... or to face the challenges of single-day events where you can't take more than one loss and win the event.
Gerry is re-learning an important lesson about what works and what doesn't in modern-era Constructed Magic, and he shares it alongside his experiences at this past weekend's Season Two Invitational... and what he is trying out going forward, for #SCGVEGAS and beyond!
Magic theory is loaded with niche terms, advice, and advanced logic. Frank Skarren is here to remind you of some of Magic's most fundamentally important skills so that you can improve your chances every single match.
Pro Tour Journey Into Nyx Champion Patrick Chapin takes an in-depth look at the misguided view of luck in Magic culture and how changing your perspective can turn you into a champion.
When a Hall of Famer and one of the best writers in Magic wins his first Pro Tour, there's a lot to say. In Part One of his can't-miss tournament report, Patrick Chapin details the preparation that led up to his victory.
Shaun McLaren's Pro Tour title defense didn't go according to plan. What did he learn from his PT Journey into Nyx experience, and how can those lessons help you?
What goes into preparing for a Pro Tour with a poorly understood format? Sam Black delves into the inner workings of Theros Block Constructed, revealing how so many top teams came to a consensus on the format's best deck and why he considers it unbalanced.
Ari Lax learned several important lessons from his experience at Pro Tour Journey into Nyx. Today he shares them with you and examines a few of his Block Constructed roads untraveled!
Do you lose with grace? Mark Nestico discusses how to approach losses in Magic in a way that builds community, a topic close to his hobbyist's heart.
Brian Kibler asked for questions, and now he's dishing out the answers! What's the most fun he ever had losing a match? What was with the stand-up shuffle at Grand Prix Minneapolis? What product does he use in his hair? Find out all this and much, much more!