Ben made some gutsy calls, and uh...he got a few right! But more importantly, he wants to talk about what Indy means for SCG Baltimore and Standard this weekend! What kind of metagame can we expect in the coming month?
Standard showed its cards, at least for now, and it's hard to imagine a tournament with as many finance storylines as SCG Indy! The money man himself, Chas Andres, has every detail that you need to keep in the green while you're slinging green cards!
The results from the first weekend of Ravnica Allegiance Standard are in, and Ari Lax has seen some clear trends! Get his no-nonsense take on three-color decks, whether blue will keep dominating, and much more!
Hydroid Krasis wasted no time in making its mark on the new Standard! Patrick Chapin is hyped about the Jellyfish Hydra Beast, and he's here to interpret its big results and the performance of other top finishers!
Owen can't resist the allure of a Birthing Pod with as much creature ammo as this format has! Join him for a look at some of the ways he's tutoring up a sweet suite of creatures in new Standard!
GerryT is laying his cards on the table! If you've waited until the last minute to get Gerry's recommendation, you're in luck! But be warned: It's probably going to surprise you! Best of luck, everyone!
In Episode 114 of The GAM Podcast, Gerry and Bryan break down the first published Standard results. What worked, what didn’t, and what’s the best builds of these decks going forward? Also, how the hell do you beat Mono-Red?
The final hot takes are in! We're less than a day away from the SCG Tour unleashing the new format on tabletop Magic! Ross Merriam, Andrew Elenbogen, and Shaheen Soorani talk it over!
Todd Anderson will defend this deck until the day he loses! Which may be never since he's playing this deck! If anyone can take down this scary SCG Indy marquee strategy, it's Ross Merriam, our hero! Take it down, Ross!
A lot of players see early opportunity to succeed in new formats! The biggest issue? Not everyone knows how to prey on suboptimal lists and to stay calm when picking their own! Andrew gives you a reference point for picking your SCG Indy deck...and all the week one events to come!
The masses must just be too proud. Or maybe they have bad memories of trying the tribe in last Standard. Whatever the case, Emma isn't having it, and she's telling you exactly why she thinks this is the deck for SCG Indy!
No one was more all-in on this card faster than Todd. And now that it's a known quantity? He doesn't care. His list is here in public view. His entire strategy is here. And he's going to win SCG Indy anyway. Because this deck is that messed up.
Red decks are always the talk early on in a format, but Tom's a lot more advanced on all things attacking and burning! One of the best aggro players in the world uncovers the details of red's secret advantages this weekend!
Shaheen is always one to believe in control, but can it really be a better strategy than the supposedly crazy things Wilderness Reclamation can do? SCG Indy is coming up quickly, Shaheen!
As much as we keep hearing about Reclamation, many of our writers have gone another way to prey on those that expect the power level to do all the lifting for them! So what will it be? We weigh in!
Join Abraham Stein for a look at his favorite creature in the format! The combo decks can think they're safe, but creature decks like these don't give them a chance! Good luck this weekend!
The payoff cards for guildgates are not just there for Limited! In the biggest surprise of early Standard testing, these once innocent lands are on the verge of entering the battlefield broken! Sam Black shows off the work he's done so far on these archetypes!
Ben isn't holding back on this one! Some are riskier than others, but you can always count on Ben to put his chips down when it comes to knowing a Standard metagame! So what'll it be this weekend at SCG Indy?
SCG Indianapolis: watch out. This deck is starting to grow a big presence on Arena, and it's not for a lack of winning! Bryan Gottlieb sits down and opens up access to the deck that you shouldn't be surprised by after today!
Don't stop working on Standard! Brad Nelson has stopped by early this week in the middle of one of his great life adventures just to tell you the most important additions to your SCG Indy gauntlet! Make haste!