What's the best way to tackle the wide-open Modern field for SCG Baltimore and beyond? Sam Black shows the way to highly honed decklists that may not have the publicity of a tournament winner but have proven themselves time and again!
Nobody knows Modern as well as Todd Stevens, and believe it or not, he's not interested in Blood Moon'ing his opponents at SCG Baltimore! What on Earth could have him putting his Prison deck on the back-burner?
With the controversial Standards of 2016 still fresh in our mind and a few interesting results lately, it's worth it to take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of our new Standard world! Is Standard solved? Can it be? Shaun McLaren details the ups, downs, and in-betweens of Standard's 2017 so far!
While Chris VanMeter and his fabulous facial hair will not grace any tournament halls this weekend, he is plenty interested in the upcoming results! Get his take on the state of Modern and his new favorite deck going into Grand Prix Vancouver and SCG Baltimore!
With two cards banned and a potent small set added, Modern has experienced its biggest changes in years! Ari Lax has your guide to the emergent contenders in this strange new metagame for SCG Baltimore and the coming weeks!
Zac Hill enjoyed the Standard portion of the Pro Tour in a unique and deeply rewarding way! He's a born educator, and we're honored to bring him on this week to teach you an amazing way to understand and tackle formats!
The testing. The breakthroughs. The twists and turns. GerryT gives his take on the Pro Tour as he experienced it, how he would change his innovative Four-Color Saheeli Aetherworks Standard deck for Grand Prix Pittsburgh, and why he keeps coming back for more Magic.
Celebrating a little format diversity is good and all, but the new philosophy on Standard bans goes a lot further than that. Jeff Cunningham isn't a base-level thinker, and he believes this new era deserves a little more scrutiny.
Mardu Vehicles, seemingly left behind by the banning of Smuggler's Copter, came roaring back at Pro Tour Aether Revolt! Jadine Klomparens explores how to beat it and puts her work into practice with two decklists!
A Pro Tour later and we've got a lot of data on Standard! More importantly than the "what" is the "why" and the "how"! PT Champion Ari Lax knows you've already seen the decks; now you need to actually understand them.
In the follow-up to last week's excellent article on deck selection, Brad Nelson provides you with plenty of advanced and professional thinking about some of the things in your tournament game that desperately need more attention!
Pencils down, says Chris Lansdell! He's putting the brews on pause as Pro Tour Aether Revolt approaches. What new Standard metagame could the big event in Dublin reveal?
To every player who has died out of nowhere, Ross Merriam knows your pain! Combo can be scary to fight against, but the road to recovery starts with being prepared! And that starts with help from Ross himself.
SCG Tour star Jeff Hoogland has never been one to just pick up the deck everyone else is playing. That isn't his style, and that's why he's been so successful! So how does he do it? He answers the question himself!
Brad has had it: Why don't we talk about deck selection more?! He studies this phenomenon in the first of an excellent two-part series here!
Data mining isn't good enough when Saheeli's Pet is everywhere! Adrian takes a look at the numbers that will predict SCG Richmond Standard!
It is a grim future, with lots of Felidar Guardians and Winding Constrictors. A future where Five-Color Snakeheeli has seized power. Only one man can stop it...actually, Shaun McLaren can't. That's why he's sending this message back in time: to warn you all!
The SCG Columbus Modern Classic gave a first look at the post-banning metagame, and Sam Black isn't surprised by what did well! He offers his take on how to next-level the field at SCG Richmond's Modern Classic as well as an updated look at Lantern Control!
A variety of decks reached the Top 64 of SCG Columbus, but there are some clear winners. Ari Lax dives into top performers, puzzles over some seeming anomalies, and gives a prediction for SCG Richmond this weekend that you might not expect!
Ross Merriam called his metagame shot before SCG Columbus. The results are in, which leaves one simple question: how did he do? Ross talks his hit, his miss, and a third result that's open to interpretation, plus what the future (read: SCG Richmond) holds!