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!
Remember a month ago when Death's Shadow was too good for Modern's health? Suddenly, the metagame is twenty decks wide! Todd Stevens, perhaps the most accomplished Modern player in the business right now, teaches you the new things you need to know!
If the Standard metagame is evolving to go bigger, Sam Black wants to go really big! And drawing four cards from an eternalized Champion of Wits is how he wants to do it. Could one of his decklists evolve into the Grand Prix Washington DC champion?
It didn't take long for Vengevine to seize the attention of Modern players! Todd Anderson is no exception, and today he breaks down the choices that went into his recent builds. Will you have the archetype's next great idea?
It's Modern mayhem on VS! Ross Merriam has unleashed colorless chaos with Eldrazi Tron. Can Tom "The Boss" Ross strike back with the explosive power of R/G Vengevine?
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!
Peter Ingram cannot wait to be back at a big tournament battling! He's got plenty of Standard decks sleeved up and ready to go! The only problem? He can't quite pick which one to go with! Don't go to Grand Prix Washington DC unprepared!
Storm's resurgence in Modern isn't lost on Emma Handy! She's taken a liking to the deck and wants to teach you how to pilot it! Join her as she talks dead cards, all-stars, and sideboarding with Modern's newest old archetype!
Brewmaster Matt Higgs returns to Standard with a spicy aftermath-themed G/W build! Is this the day he finally adds more of a signature spell to a deck rather than taking it away? Get a glimpse of his thoughts ahead of Grand Prix Washington DC!
The pick order is an essential tool for drafters of all skill levels, but knowing when to deviate is essential for getting better! Ryan Saxe introduces you to the when and the why!
Is it a midrange deck? A reanimator deck? Ross Merriam played with it and he's still not sure, but he knows this successful Standard list from Magic Online could make a splash at Grand Prix Washington DC!
What happens when Burn and Death's Shadow collide in one wacky and wild Modern deck? Eli Kassis and the rest of the brewers out there are about to find out!