"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.
Ever wonder how a pro player feels when they can't get it done on a given Magic weekend? Even someone as great as Brad Nelson has rough weekends. Today, he wants to discuss the evolution of the strong player mentality and how you can see yourself within it.
Sometimes playing more Magic makes you really good, but other times, it's important to let your brain stretch and broaden its horizons. What has Todd Anderson been doing in his off weekends? He's been gaming elsewhere, and he's positive it's making him a better Magic player!
Mark Nestico got run over last weekend. There's no better way of putting it. So why is he in such good...Spirits? Because he's got a deck for the #SCGDFW Standard Classic that's so well-positioned...it's scary!
Magic used to be a game for college and high school kids, but things have changed. The game has been around long enough now that many of us are fathers and mothers, husbands and wives. Player of the Year Mike Sigrist spent Father's Day contemplating his unusual career.
Jennifer Long has come up with a great playtesting method: try new decks! Mrs. Mulligan teaches you how to know your enemy in her latest work ahead of #SCGDFW!
Magic has been around a long time now. There's a lot of great things you may have missed, and many of them were penned by Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin! If you want to get caught up, here are his recommendations!
If you've never messed with the insane Momir Basic format on Magic Online, you're missing out! Jennifer Long tells you how this crazy format works and what it can show you about Magic's more popular formats!
Many formats are dynamic, which means that the deck you pick for a given weekend could be the entire difference between a trophy and an early drop. So how does a pro like Brad Nelson approach this process? How does he know when he's too far ahead or too far behind a metagame?
Sam Black is using this week to open up the discussion about a few issues that have been recently passed around the Magic community! Check out Sam's thoughts on the Platinum payout changes, tournament conduct, and more!
In this essential piece for everyone looking to conquer Legacy at #GPCOL this weekend, Michael Majors gives a fantastic breakdown of all the hate, all the support cards, and all the sideboard strategy you'll see! this weekend! Don't just test for game 1!
GerryT is no stranger to changing how we view Magic games. Card advantage was the first major stepping stone, but current Magic requires thinking about things a little differently. In this excellent piece, GerryT teaches you the principles of Interaction Advantage.
The Boss had been in a struggle with Magic, and he wasn't sure how to handle it. "Who am I as a player? What changed?" Then, something amazing happened. Read about his incredible weekend at a different kind of tournament, one that helped the two-time Invitational Champ find himself again.
In this excellent piece, Sam Black provides one of the most important Limited fundamentals theory pieces you'll ever come across. Ignore Sam's fantastic Limited insight at your own risk!
Michael Majors is a platinum pro because he understands the value of proper testing. Take his advice to #SCGATL this weekend, and while you're at it, keep it in your pocket for every event you prep for thereafter!
It began with an innocuous statement, but it soon turned into a study. Mark Nestico's life stability has a strange relationship with his Magic success. Does the same apply to you?
If you want to win more games of Magic, your sideboarding needs work. All the sideboard guides in the world can't help you at #SCGATL if you can't sideboard as optimally as Player of the Year Mike Sigrist does!
Chris Andersen wants to pass on some excellent tips provided to him directly from one of Magic's most celebrated minds! He also has a sweet Legacy build that you could take to conquer the Sunday Classic this weekend at #SCGATL!
With Eternal Masters on the way and a Legacy event every weekend the SCG Tour is in town, GerryT wants to get you up to speed on how to play one of the most beloved formats in Magic's past, its present, and its future!
Have you ever wondered why we play certain lands in certain kinds of decks? Do you know why you play seventeen lands in Limited? Or have you just memorized that it's "correct"? Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax talks about how to optimize your mana the pro way!