Why is it so hard to get really good data when it comes to Magic metagames? Bryan enlists the help of a friend with a fascinating new project to assist in understanding what it's like to data mine the tournament scene in 2018!
Boros what now?! Sam has never been one to shy away from creative deckbuilding, and this Standard is no different! See the wild archetype that Sam believed in enough to take to his hometown Grand Prix!
What's the most influential card in Standard? In a format this open, it's hard to say, but Jadine has become obsessed with this Dinosaur! Sadly, it's not for all the right reasons! She explains the good, the bad, and the ferocious of a format with this Dino!
Crackling Drake isn't tearing up Modern (yet?), but it still inspired Ross Merriam to pick up something else with a lot of game! His team nearly won yet another SCG Open team event, and this archetype is one of the big reasons!
Wait, the control deck is a midrange deck now? Hey, no one said Magic was easy! PT Champion Ari Lax has found the archetype he loves in this format, and he's teaching you what you need to know to win in Standard!
Wow did this news come out of nowhere! We don't 100% know what's coming down the pipeline, but a lot of clues point to a new format! Chas examines the many possibilities and what each means for card values across the board!
Tom "The Boss" Ross is back on the competitive Magic scene! That's a great thing for many people. Perhaps no one stands to benefit more than those playing Standard at SCG Vegas this weekend! Here's what Tom has on tap for you!
With SCG Vegas looming large, a lot of Standard players seem to be trying to out-aggro one another! Why not go with GerryT and get as aggro as you possibly can? Here's his guide to taking down the format with fire!
Lots of non-creature spells, lots of two-for-ones, and some hard-hitting flyers. What's not to love? Owen Turtenwald is firmly on this deck for the time being, and today he's explaining exactly how to play this one at SCG Vegas!
Get the info straight from the champion's mouth! He's providing you with his proven sideboard guide, how he conquered the event (besides mulligan luck), and why he's the player to listen to before you hit up SCG Vegas!
Bard Narson is back as we know it! Golgari is just Jund without the burn, and Brad is all about it! But this isn't a dominant archetype that can run roughshod over the SCG Vegas metagame! Brad gives the best advice to keep you in the win column!
SCG is thrilled to welcome SCG Tour veteran Dylan Hand! He's using his first trip to the podium to talk about something every player needs to learn: how to deal with horrible matchups so well that you actually start winning against them!
Several decks have put themselves above the rest of the competition in Standard, but Stein thinks that's a mistake! Read about why this Standard is so different and what you can do to stay on top!
The guys have brilliantly put together theme decks from some of their favorite video game franchises! Who will outlast the rest of the pod to beat the game...and who will end up getting a game over early?
This deck was on the verge of being out of the metagame not long ago, and suddenly Ben Friedman is comparing it to Delver? How far we've come! Get his latest list and more tips on building this strategy correctly here!
The Patron Saint of Cube, Justin Parnell, has been working tirelessly with a team for months, and he's finally ready to unveil one of the most exciting events you'll find when you hit up SCG CON Winter in a few weeks!
Lords of Limited Episode 73 is here with five "What's the Play?" scenarios for you as well as exclusive Ultimate Masters preview cards, courtesy of Wizards of the Coast! With over 170 drafts between them, your hosts break down the format to get you to 3-0 fast!
Mono-Blue Aggro has been hanging out on the fringes of Standard for a while, and Brad and Todd have had enough! They want to know once and for all if it can hold its own!
Would you ever expect that you could win the game in the here and now with this gamestate? Not only is it possible but figuring it out could get you onto the leaderboard! Test your Magic IQ here!
There's still debate a week later: Is Boros really that good? Or is this the result of Limited skewing the picture of the format? There's no time to lose! Ross Merriam and Brad Nelson figure out the Standard picture for SCG Vegas here!
Three formats, four authors, and some wildly diverging opinions! What would our finest play at SCG Vegas? What about you?
Control decks aren't defeated in a format until Shaheen gives up! And he's not even close! Check out the new list he's got going for SCG Vegas and which matchups he knows he can take...and which he's terrified of!
Six Boros decks in the Top 8 might seem scary, but the data tells a different story! Gerry and Bryan go through the data collected by Jared Lunsford and see who the real winners from the PT were. Here’s a hint: It ain’t Boros!
It's been said some, but it really needs to be repeated: The Top 8 does not make up the format! This is one of the most unusual top 8s, relative to the reality of the format--cough, Tempered Steel, cough--and Emma Handy wants you to get it right this weekend!
Ryan Saxe scored a trophy with this draft, but it wasn't easy! Would you make the choices he did? Do you go Dimir, Golgari, or neither?