It's been an exciting weekend as we watched #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals unfold, and Anthony Lowry reflects on the whole thing while looking forward to #SCGDC this weekend as well!
Mono-Red just won back-to-back Pro Tours by taking home the trophy this weekend at #PTOrigins... GerryT examines the PT-winning deck that will be keeping things aggressive for the next two months of Standard metagaming.
Want to be the best in the world? Want to make the right play every time and prove yourself to an excited viewership as you claim your trophy? Is there no way you'd have missed that Eidolon trigger in the finals of a Pro Tour? Read on!
Are you excited about #GPLondon on August 14th through 16th? We sure are, and we think you should be too! StarCityGames is hosting its first Premier-level event overseas with this Standard Grand Prix in two weeks, and we're hoping to see all of you there!
House rules can keep Commander more interesting, and today Abe Sargent explores the potential to spice up your Commander deckbuilding by embracing some legendary-feeling but technically non-Legendary cards at the helm of a new deck built just for them.
GerryT thought the Abzan Rally deck from #SCGRICH would be the be-all, end-all combo deck of Standard before #PTOrigins... but today's deck shows there's more combo out there if you want to look for it!
Bennie is usually a Commander kind of guy, and occasionally he touches Standard when there's an event coming up - but Modern? What's he got to do for that? Play a couple of popular Commanders and pull of some sweet, unexpected shenanigans - that's what!
Pro Tour Magic Origins is here and the metagame seems to have shaken out over the past week. Adrian Sullivan may or may not be playing U/B Control, but if he does run it this weekend, here's the cards he's thinking about in new contexts for the event.
With #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend, the question on everyone's mind is "How do you beat Abzan Rally?" Our illustrious CEDitor represents the Patrick Sullivan wing of Magic by shuffling up the red cards to try and blow "the best deck" out of the water.
Magic Origins has just hit MTGO and the Daily Events are firing - what sort of odd decks will the online metagame bring us in time for #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend? Check out today's artifact-centric deck featuring tokens and Pyromancer's Goggles!
Today Sheldon Menery well and truly Embraces the Chaos with an astounding play-by-play of a game with truly epic proportions.
Hangarback Walker and Thopter Spy Network proved themselves to be quite strong in Jeff Hoogland's U/W Thopter Control deck at #SCGCHI - and Jim Davis learned that lesson quite well for #SCGRICH and shares it here. Check his deck out and give it a try for #SCGRegionals this weekend!
Our resident King of Control, Shaheen Soorani, returns with his latest builds in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend. He presents several decklists as battle-tested options for the aspiring control mage, each with their own advantages that might best mesh with your individual play style.
CVM and Todd Anderson both played Bant Heroes at #SCGRICH, and they met in the semifinals with the same build. Read all about it here, and give it a try before #SCGRegionals this weekend!
Since he was first printed, Jace Beleren has always been almost a stick figure of a planeswalker - left without any real history or character almost as if it was intentional, so that it would be easier to fill that role ourselves. But no more - meet the real Jace!
Rally the Ancestors wasn't the only combo deck we saw at #SCGRICH - it just got all of the buzz because it crushed the tournament. There was another combo deck based off of See the Unwritten instead, playing Atarka in World Render form rather than Dragonlord - check it out!
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy has started to have some serious breakout performances, but Chris Lansdell thinks that Chandra's time can't be very far behind. Synergy is key with both of these flip-Walkers, and Chris explores what makes them both tick.
The second week of Magic Origins Standard has seen some huge metagame developments, and Mark Nestico tries to get ahead of the shifts in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend by picking just the right deck.
Constellation decks have always been exciting, just chock full of card advantage and multiple enters-the-battlefield triggers, and today's deck from the Top Eight of #SCGRICH showcases the best of what Constellation has to offer us.
While more than a few Magic Origins cards have earned their time in the spotlight at this point, Matt Higgs thinks there's room for one more: can Tainted Remedy take on the Standard format? Matt is determined to find out!