On Tuesday, July 24th I signed into my computer to continue my preparation for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary. Thus far, my preparation had consisted of playing a league or two with each of the decks I saw as a potential player in the Standard metagame. My lean at this point was U/W Control, a deck I had played in the first Grand Prix of the previous season and had enjoyed the feel of playing. I'd tried a few spicy additions like Chromium, the Mutable from Core Set 2019, but concluded that a fairly boring version was still optimal.
And then I read a post in our forum from brewmaster Gabriel Nassif, "This fog deck went 10-3 against R/B, I think it merits serious consideration." I perused the list and was at the same time excited and horrified. It had Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, my favorite card in Standard; it was ramping into Teferi, something I'd always wanted to try but never found a good shell for; and it was certainly off the radar. But what about all those fogs!?