With Felidar Guardian taking a surprise ban to the snout, the search is on for the new best Standard deck! Luckily, Todd Anderson's been sinking his time into Winding Constrictor decks, and if you want to feel the Snake's embrace for SCG Atlanta, this one's a must!
Brad Nelson had a Four-Color Saheeli primer lined up for today, but Felidar Guardian got emergency-banned yesterday! Instead, he talks about how this decision and others in recent years add up to a communication problem for Wizards of the Coast.
No Felidar Guardians here! Tom "The Boss" Ross is going classic aggro with a Mono-Black machine, while Michael Majors has a B/G Delirium deck complete with Vessel of Nascency. With SCG Atlanta Standard suddenly wide open, which idea will reign supreme?
The Todd Stevens Top 20 is becoming a tradition, and today he takes his swing at Amonkhet ahead of SCG Atlanta! Everyone knows the cycling duals will see play, but what about Nissa, Steward of Elements? Liliana, Death's Majesty? Gideon of the Trials? What about Glorybringer?
Michael Majors is a realist: Felidar Guardian will be legal for SCG Atlanta, so it's time to deal with it! He divides the Week 1 metagame of decks he's built and seen into four tiers, from "has potential, needs work" to his top recommendations!
With the introduction of cycling to Standard, Sam Black sees the delirium mechanic as a big winner! He explores the possibilities of Sultai and Abzan Delirium before revealing a Saheeli Delirium deck that just might go down as a history maker at SCG Atlanta!
Felidar Guardian just couldn't stay away from Standard! Shaun McLaren prepares you for life with the combo-happy feline ahead of SCG Atlanta...and wonders why Wizards of the Coast would ban Sensei's Divining Top from Legacy now, of all times.
Conley Woods has turned his formidable brewer's eye to Standard! A new set's release is the perfect time to explore deck ideas new and old, and the lists he serves up are plenty sweet! Could a W/G Cats deck actually be competitive at SCG Atlanta? Meow, sir. Meow.
There may be no newly banned cards in Standard, but that doesn't mean the Magic finance environment didn't change! Chas Andres has your guide for adjusting to the upcoming Standard environment, a Legacy without Sensei's Divining Top, and a shaken-up Commander!
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.
The Amonkhet brews leading up to SCG Atlanta continue! Ross Merriam thinks the set has given G/R Energy new life, but he faces a great test against the B/R Midrange of Brad Nelson! When Glorybringer squares off against Liliana, Death's Majesty, you're in for a show!
The Grand Prix Richmond main event is just one part of the Magic to be played! Cedric Phillips covers side events from the Pro Tour Qualifier to Commander pods in today's Countdown.
Play more lands. No, seriously. Play more lands. Don't make Emma Handy bust out the hypergeometric calculator ahead of SCG Atlanta!
Cedric Phillips makes his long-awaited MTGO Video debut on SCG with Amonkhet! How will the voice of the SCG Tour (and former Pro Tour Top 8 competitor) handle the new format? You've gotta see one of these matches!
Next up in Amonkhet Mini-Masters VS: Game 4, the home stretch! Will some claim series victory, or will everything come down to a deciding Game 5? And what planeswalkers will show up today?
Ryan Saxe is having a blast with Amonkhet Limited! This draft, however, isn't going so well. What's the right pick to salvage a sticky situation? Get ready for GP Richmond next weekend!
"Godfather of Commander" Sheldon Menery is as excited as ever about Amonkhet! Today he goes over all the cards he's slotting into decks. Will he break 10% of the set?
SCG Editor Danny West reacts to the sudden ban of Felidar Guardian.
Cedric Phillips has all the details on Grand Prix Richmond's main event, from schedules for Sealed Deck construction to Pro Points and prizes!
Jeremy Noell goes over the day's Magic news, including the Magic Art Show's final day, Amonkhet Commander reviews, and Melissa DeTora on TableTop!
Ross Merriam wasn't the only writer intrigued by qbturtle15's B/W Smallpox deck! Shaun McLaren takes this potential SCG Atlanta Modern Classic list for a three-round test drive on Magic Online!
It's the halfway mark of Amonkhet Mini-Masters VS! Justin Parnell and Todd Anderson are tied so far. Who will seize the advantage in today's slugfest? Who will open the bombs? Who will simply bomb?
Splinter Twin decks are dead in Modern, but the dream lives on! Ross Merriam highlights a Temur version with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker that went 5-0 in a competitive League ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic!
It's the Hasbro crossover you've been waiting for as Magic: The Gathering meets Scrabble! With the luck of the tile draw restricting our four players' card pools, whose build will spell victory this week?
Jeremy Noell leads you through all the Magic news of the day, including the updated Commander Banned list, Steve Belledin's process for updating Black Lotus, and the search for a new TurnOneThoughtseize host.