Chris Lansdell serves up a trio of Top 8 "banned lists" today, including his all-time Top 8 of banned cards...and not one but two Top 8s of cards that should've been banned! Will your past nightmare make one of his lists?
For Brad Nelson, Grand Prix Montreal felt like a day at the office...which sure isn't why he's spent his life playing Magic! Standard seems sick again already, and Brad's putting on his pharmacist coat to write some prescriptions!
Modern is a strange place to be attacking and blocking when a one-mana 13/13 is running wild! So what's the solution? The Modern master himself has a number of ideas for SCG Baltimore!
With a critical card amputated from Standard just two days before SCG Atlanta, it's no surprise Mardu Vehicles won! Jim Davis explains why calls for another ban are misguided and highlights the crucial pressure point that could shrink Gideon, Ally of Zendikar's metagame share!
Emma Handy serves up a slice of the grinder life from one of the most tumultuous weeks in tournament Magic's history as she traces her team's deckbuilding journey from Four-Color Saheeli to her well-earned Top 32 finish with Jeskai Control at SCG Atlanta!
Should Felidar Guardian have been banned in Standard? Ross Merriam thinks that's just a surface symptom of a deeper problem! As he explores what Standard means for different groups of players, he questions whether a "one-size-fits-all" approach benefits Friday Night Magic and the Pro Tour.
Of the three most commonly played Constructed formats, only Legacy saw a change to its banned list! What does Jim Davis think about facing Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai at SCG Atlanta? Should Death's Shadow have stuck around? And did Sensei's Divining Top deserve its fate? Get Jim's take and vote in his polls!
With all the cards of Amonkhet known, Ross Merriam is Magically armed and dangerous! Get his update of Four-Color Saheeli and learn what he thinks could combat that Standard standout!
Felidar Guardian is like Schrodinger's Cat: will it be "alive" or banned in the new Standard? Brad Nelson explains the numerous theories for how we got in this mess and offers Standard brews for both realities...and several others!
Standard is due for a shake-up, and Amonkhet is poised to deliver! See where Sam Black thinks the metagame might go, from cycling bringing back control to a critical mass of one-drops sparking Mono-Red Aggro!
What's "the problem" with Standard? Well, part of it is that there's never just one problem! Danny West has seen most of it before, and today he lays out some new solutions to the multi-headed monster of formats!
Can Burn win SCG Worcester? How good is Glorybringer? What do the cycling duals mean that people aren't considering? Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax cannot keep it to just new cards or old cards this week! What a time to be a mage!
Amonkhet Standard will be something we haven't seen in a while: seven sets big! Adrian Sullivan has your reminder of what came before and how this larger Standard card pool will affect the way you build and play!