Looking for a one-stop guide to all things Modern? Well, that would be too long for just one article, but Todd Stevens is here to get you started with the midrange decks! Watch for the rest of this series later this month!
So 2017 is almost in the rearview mirror. It's time to make goals for 2018. But are you setting goals that will help you get where you want to go in Magic? Brad Nelson has one goal you should avoid and four you should make!
Todd Anderson thinks the calls to ban Ancient Stirrings are laughable...in fact, he thinks the solution is quite the opposite! Check out the cards he'd be willing to release from Modern Jail!
Sam Black finished with 36 points at Grand Prix Oklahoma City, but that still left him on the outside of a big mana-dominated Top 8. What lessons has he learned...and why does he feel they're so contradictory?
The Mono-Blue Living End deck has announced itself in Modern! But does it have staying power? Shaun McLaren takes a deep dive into the archetype, explains his own list, and gives his prognosis!
The past meets Modern present on VS! Todd Anderson wields one of the most disgusting decks in ancestor format Extended's history, Thopter Depths. Can Ross Merriam and Grixis Death's Shadow put up a fight?
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...
Well, that didn't take long! The Grand Prix Oklahoma City results aren't even last week's news, and already folks are calling for an Ancient Stirrings ban. Ross Merriam is here to put the brakes on that talk!
With seemingly nonstop Modern on the horizon for Magic pros, it's time for Brad Nelson to put down his traveling trunk! But the format's been far from a friendly home for him in the past. Watch him try to make sense of Modern's present...and future!
Chas Andres has a self-admitted reputation for defending decisions by Wizards of the Coast that others disagree with. But even he thinks WotC has gone too far with its Masters sets, and he's here to tell you why. Plus, This Week's Trends!
We're wading into the unbanning debates on VS! Is Bloodbraid Elf really THAT broken in Modern? What about Jace, the Mind Sculptor? Brad Nelson and Todd Stevens are here to remind you why those cards should stay gone!
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.
Sheldon Menery is mashing monsters and rigging Contraptions! He's ready to unleash Grusilda, Monster Masher on the world, and trust us, you're not ready, but you should click anyway...
"Ach! Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!" Saffi Eriksdotter's last words made Magic history. JDB takes a look at the iconic and irony-soaked subgenre of flavor text.
A Vintage Masters showdown, explore the world of Ixalan, and a Commander podcast crossover!
Death and Taxes is getting an upgrade in Modern! What happens when blue cards mix with Etched Champion and Aether Vials? You and Ross Merriam are about to find out!
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!
Tournament Magic presents more than just tough gameplay decisions. Sometimes, moral and ethical dilemmas also appear. Collins Mullen presents eight case studies from his and others' experiences. What would you do? What would he have done?
Learning to cast removal on the opponent's end step has long been seen as a sign of growth as a Magic player. But why is this correct? Jadine Klomparens examines the thinking behind the play...and why the thinking is sometimes wrong!
It's unsurprising that Unstable should have captured Bennie Smith's attention! While Commander welcomes silver-bordered cards, he's making the most of Dr. Julius Jumblemorph!
While Ryan Saxe is taking a well-earned week off, JDB is stepping in with a two-pack of Flavor Digests! Today he discusses a weird puzzle of the Multiverse: how do all these characters from different worlds talk to each other?
Unstable events, a first look at Rivals of Ixalan packaging, and the Magic bracket starts Round 3!
Sword of the Meek hasn't made many waves in Modern since it was let back into the format. Can Gerry Thompson's new build featuring Search for Azcanta change all that? Let's welcome Gerry back from the World Magic Cup!
Like his minions, it turns out Mark Nestico just couldn't stay gone! Today he relaunches his column, focusing on the format that has kept him connected to Magic even in the midst of new fatherhood: Commander!
If you've been looking for a new control experience in Modern, you're not the only one! As summer rolls around in the Southern Hemisphere, Ross Merriam showcases a Cruel Control deck for your next big event! Shards of Alara Standard fans: Let's go down memory lane...