Columbus was only the beginning. Saheeli Rai was present but hardly dominant. The previous format's archetypes made good bids, but nothing strangled the format entirely. That means there's plenty of room to explore this format before SCG Richmond weekend! Patrick Chapin is the man for the job!
One SCG Tour down, a ton to go! Chas Andres followed the results closely, and he's ready to bring you the latest exploding Standard singles, falling stars, and other SCG Columbus fallout!
Go big or go home! Todd Anderson's looking to lock down a victory with B/U Tezzeret Control, while Michael Majors and Temur Aetherworks are on the rebound with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger! Who'll claim the crown in this battle of the big plays?
Is Saheeli Rai overhyped? Will some long-forgotten Battle for Zendikar card emerge from Reflector Mage's retreating shadow? Todd Anderson and Patrick Sullivan give their thoughts in a Fact or Fiction showdown ahead of SCG Columbus!
Many players at SCG Columbus will be on the lookout for Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian. Tom "The Boss" Ross has a different plan that will surprise exactly zero longtime readers: get aggressive and make the opponent have it!
Magic veteran Adrian Sullivan has seen Reflector Mage before! In this excellent piece for deckbuilders and SCG Columbus hopefuls everywhere, he talks about the unprecedented nature of this card, though it has appeared in many forms in Magic's history!
Todd Anderson may bleed crimson and white, but in Magic, his heart is set on blue and red! Today he explores the color combination in a brave new Standard world ahead of SCG Columbus. Galvanic Bombardment or Shock? Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian or no? Get his answers to those dilemmas and more!
SCG Columbus starts Saturday, but there's still a chance to get in some playtesting by proxy! Todd Anderson wants to recapture the magic of G/W Tokens, while Brad Nelson has paired Felidar Guardian with Panharmonicon as well as Saheeli Rai!
Gerry Thompson knows convoke didn't set the world on fire, but this is an entirely different story and an entirely different format! Where most of the world shortcuts it into "another convoke," Gerry sees the potential for a fun and dedicated synergy for SCG Columbus!
If you think the supposedly "dead" online Standard has no forecast for what we can expect at SCG Columbus, you're very wrong. Jim Davis predicts the metagame ahead based on good hard data!
Brad Nelson thinks he has the deck for SCG Columbus weekend! While a few are low on this old archetype, Gideon has certainly not gotten any worse since the ban announcement! Join Brad for a look at this deck and why it could be a trophy waiting to happen!
The battle is on! Will Tom "The Boss" Ross rule with his latest aggro creation, W/R Humans, or will Michael Majors triumph with his Four-Color Saheeli combo deck? With SCG Columbus just two days away, get a feel for this intriguing new-Standard matchup!
The first weekend of Aether Revolt Standard results, an in-depth look at the art of Terese Nielsen, and a newly announced Pro Tour team. This is Split Second!
Tom Maney has a knack for unconventional deck choices! Today Ross Merriam shows the list Tom took to the Top 32, a finish he owes to some Spirits in the sky...
There's a relentless brewer in Chris Lansdell that gets triple giddy when a new set is put into his capable Magic hands! Join him for a host of fun Modern brews you can get started on today!
It's the return of The Command Men! The two friends and rivals are back to debate competitive Commander and just how many 2/2s you could possibly fit into one place!
Seismic Swans is the Modern gift that keeps on giving! Ari Lax tries his hand at the wacky deck on Magic Online!
Masterpiece reprint rumbles, a Grand Prix changes cities, and Pro Tour Teams assemble! This is Split Second!
If one considers the Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian combo "the enemy," where else can a deckbuilder go? Ross Merriam showcases a reader-submitted Four-Color Energy list for Standard ahead of SCG Columbus!
Nothing sends a brewer's heart going pitter-pat like +1/+1 counter shenanigans! Matt Higgs couldn't help himself, and he's served up a G/W list to go with his Prerelease observations! How many dice do you need for SCG Columbus?
Sheldon Menery thought Aether Revolt didn't offer much for his Commander decks. Emphasis on "thought." Let his changes inspire your own 100-card explorations! He's got a little something for every EDH archetype in the business!
Every beautiful beginning has a somber end. Our week-long Mini-Masters VS: Aether Revolt edition comes to its thrilling conclusion! Will Ross Merriam or Jeremy Noell claim the final game? What on Earth will they open?!
Have you selected your SCG Columbus deck yet? How hard is it to conquer week-one formats? Emma Handy talks about the strange process of outdoing a metagame you can't even see!
Aether Revolt is practically in our hands already, and Ryan Saxe is here to help you get your bearings on the Draft format of the moment! How've you enjoyed it so far?
Chris Lansdell had a blast at the Aether Revolt Prerelease! He's taking the crazy cards he saw and looking into what he can brew up for Standard! What's the craziest combo you'll see at SCG Columbus?
Three down, two to go! Who'll win this penultimate Mini-Masters Aether Revolt clash, Ross Merriam or Jeremy Noell?
Golgari Grave-Troll has said goodbye, but Shaun McLaren isn't ready to give up on Dredge! Watch him work with Golgari Thug on Magic Online!