It's a battle of Standard's present and past on VS! Brad Nelson wields current menace Temur Energy, but Todd Anderson and Innistrad-Return to Ravnica Jund are in the way! Enjoy this quirky holiday clash!
Temur Energy is jam-packed with quality cards, but that doesn't mean they all have to stay in the maindeck for Game 2! Emma Handy offers a step-by-step process for deciding whether a "good" card should stay or go in a matchup.
You wanna be on top? Then you'd best listen to Peter Ingram! He's taking deep dives into Modern and Standard, looking for the next lists ready to have their breakout performances!
That's a mighty bold title from the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer! But don't be too surprised if the game designer and leading theorist has you nodding along by the end. He just hopes Wizards of the Coast has figured all this out by now...
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss Gerry's World Magic Cup deck and why you should play it too!
GerryT follows up yesterday's sizzling Sultai Energy article with his latest decklist, sideboarding guides, and a full dozen "What would you do?" situations to contemplate, including that controversial play in the Top 16 against Wales! Get the heat-resistant gloves for this one, because he's on fire!
Brennan bids 2017 Standard farewell and talks all things Modern in his quest to gain format mastery!
Emma Handy contemplates a Constructed conundrum: when does a maindeck of more than 60 cards make sense?
Temur Energy, Temur Energy, Temur Energy. Standard's looking pretty stale...wait, what's this? A glimmer of hope? Turns out the format is littered with cards and decks that just need one or two more pieces to break out. Jim Davis is here to get you prepared for the release of Rivals of Ixalan!
Gerry Thompson and Team USA made the Top 16 of the World Magic Cup while he wielded Sultai Energy in Unified Standard! He'll talk about the deck a little, but that's not really the focus today. Instead, he really wants to celebrate one of the best tournaments he's ever attended.
Math runs through every current of playing Magic, whether or not we have a formal understanding of it. But if you're having bad memories of algebra class, don't fear! Ross Merriam will have you slinging terms like "hypergeometric distribution" and "binomial coefficient" in no time!
Eli Kassis won the SCG Season Two Invitational to cap off a great year of Magic for himself and for the SCG Tour! Today he takes a moment to say thanks for the support!
Standard's been on a downswing for a bit while Modern seems triumphant. But when these old frenemies meet in a nameless void to settle old scores, they discover numerous things they have in common. And whatever you do, don't reveal the twist at the end!
Sometimes, things just need saying. When that happens, Mark Nestico comes out of retirement to say them. Trust us: fatherhood hasn't dulled his takedown skills! The thin-skinned need not apply!
Energy decks are far and away the boogeymen of Ixalan Standard. Could combining the archetype with God-Pharaoh's Gift make for a friendlier but still winning combination? Ross Merriam and you are about to find out...
Two SCG Premium authors, five numbers to ponder, and one big event: it's Over/Under, SCG Season Two Invitational-style. Will Temur Energy crack the 50% mark by Day 2? Will Tarmogoyf and Lightning Bolt get shut out in Modern? And just how high could Todd Stevens's numbers go?
Who wants a combo deck in Standard? And before you cringe about memories of Felidar Guardian or Aetherworks Marvel, Ross Merriam wants to assure you that this 5-0 Magic Online League deck is perfectly fair...and fun!
Todd Anderson is laying his (Magic) cards on the table! If you want his unvarnished opinion on what to play in the Standard and Modern portions of the SCG Season Two Invitational, it's just a click away!
It's rare for a top Standard deck to have so much disagreement on the right way to build it, but Temur Energy has perplexed even the pros! Brad Nelson weighs in on the debate and presents two versions for the metagame you expect at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Collins Mullen has emerged as one of Magic's most fearless deckbuilders and thinkers. Today, he shares his five most crucial things to know heading into the SCG Season Two Invitational!