Standard has gone through a rough patch the past few sets, but Hour of Devastation has broken the streak! Sam Black investigates how the Standard of Grand Prix Washington DC will be enjoyable...and whether the good times will last after rotation!
Collected Company is in the conversation for Modern's single most powerful card, but what's the best way to build around it? Todd Stevens surveys the many recent successful decks and offers a surprising conclusion!
SCG Premium's resident funnyman is back at it! But amid all the humor, he has some surprisingly serious points about the barriers to entry posed to would-be Magic Online players, would-be Grixis Death's Shadow players, and would-be Harmless Offering petters!
Ross Merriam is thrilled to see the return of a Standard where careful metagaming is rewarded! Get his take on the past few weeks and how the wheel might turn as Grand Prix Washington DC approaches!
Forget the fun-of! When Conley Woods runs one or two copies of a card in his decks, it is with a purpose. He shares the logic behind those decisions by way of his Gitrog Ramp deck from Grand Prix Denver! Take heed, Grand Prix Washington DC players!
This matchup is anything but Standard! In fact, it's a replay of the Grand Prix Minneapolis finals as Ross Merriam wields Mono-Black Zombies against Todd Anderson and B/G Constrictor. Essential viewing for Grand Prix Washington DC attendees!
Ari Lax lifts the curtain on what Magic teams talk about all day! There's hilarity, there's senselessness, and in some cases, there's actually some pretty profound lessons for Grand Prix Washington DC! You and your pals are probably more of a testing team than you realize...
Don't say Chas Andres didn't warn you! Cards in Old School and covered by the Reserved List are soaring to new price heights! Chas explains why and explores what might be the next to spike! Plus, this week's trends in other formats!
Two Collected Company decks and not a Vizier of Remedies in sight! Will Todd Stevens triumph with the all-around card quality of Naya Company, or will Tom "The Boss" Ross and the synergies of Human Company take it down?
Are you trying to make your Magic game more consistent? That's great and all, but The Boss doesn't want any part of it! There's a reason Tom's trophy case is robust, and it's because he doesn't play for anything else! Get his guide to spiking Modern here!
More and more players are moving away from red in Standard. Ramunap Red players are moving to Zombies, and ramp decks are trying out black cards in place of the red ones.Why is this happening? Adrian Sullivan explains!
Sportsmanship or emotion? What is the right thing to do when you win or lose in a match of Magic? Does the camera matter? SCG Players' Champion Jim Davis debates the proper place of excitement and entertainment in Magic.
Grixis Death's Shadow is losing a lot of its foothold on Modern, but it's still a big-time player in the format! The two Todds sleeve up two dangerous decks to battle for VS Series superiority!
For many Grand Prix Washington DC attendees, it's all about the main event! Cedric Phillips has the dates, the times, the prizes to be won, and much more on today's Countdown Blog!
Standard is changing week by week in paper and day by day on Magic Online! Will the Jeskai God-Pharaoh's Gift deck Ross Merriam highlights today peak at just the right time for Grand Prix Washington DC?
What is the single most important quality for brewing in Magic! Chris Lansdell suggests it can be summed up in two simple words: "Be open." But open to what? He explains all!
The four remaining Amonkhet Gods had to wait a week, but they hadn't been forgotten on Commander VS! Who will win this gruesome, gleefully Grixis pod?
A Grand Prix is what you make of it, and Grand Prix Washington DC will be no exception! Learn about the Main Event, Infinite Challenge, and Ultimate Commander registration options you can use to craft your perfect Magical weekend!
Somewhere between Eldritch Evolution, Allosaurus Rider, and Nahiri, the Harbinger, Shaun McLaren's latest Modern build turned into a pile of goofy fun! Watch him go for the combo kill on Magic Online!
Switching colors mid-draft can be dangerous, but sometimes the risk is worth the reward! Ryan Saxe has the not-so-secret formula for figuring out when to speculate on a seemingly powerful card.
It's a flavorful double feature from JDB! He shares his favorite Commander 2017 cards ahead of its Friday release before revealing the unique art experiences you can enjoy on a small budget!
Grand Prix Washington DC will be here before you know it! Cedric Phillips kicks off the Countdown Blog with his essential event overview, including the format, time, place, and Guest of Honor!
If you want your Death's Shadow deck to fight through the hate, you have to change it! SCG Invitational Champion Dylan Donegan has just the way to do it, though be warned: It may involve some serious token bias...
For months, W/R decks in Standard have been dismissed as "worse versions of Mardu Vehicles." As Grand Prix Washington DC looms, Ross Merriam picks up a 5-0 Magic Online deck that has him wondering if that's truly the case!
Mairsil, the Pretender is bursting with flavor...and Necrotic Ooze-like potential that got Bennie Smith's mind racing! Be warned: we're gonna need a bigger cage for this Commander brew!
Two control decks are making waves in Modern right now, and they both fight along a similar axis...but which one is better? When you want to know about control decks, you go to one man: Shaheen Soorani!
How we've missed you, Mantis Rider! Ross Merriam knew someone would bring you back! If you're a fan of Modern brews (or just large, fast insects-- we're not judging), Ross pilots the Lightning Bolt that keeps on giving!
Brennan DeCandio is all about this Standard deck! You can keep your red aggro decks and your Zombies; Brennan is all about this archetype! Learn to play it properly for the upcoming Grand Prix Washington DC weekend!
Chris Lansdell sees Grand Prix Washington DC on the horizon and a healthy Standard! That means one thing: We must brew! Lansdell takes a few cards that have seen some decent play to the next level here!