It goes without saying that some of the banned cards were oppressive, but that's not the whole story. Ben Friedman provides excellent insight on why these bans happened beyond the obvious!
Much of the east coast is snowed in today! So what does that mean? Grab the hot cocoa and crack some packs with Ross and Todd!
Why does Eldritch Evolution just have to combo? Why don't you just use it as a value Green Sun's Zenith and kill people? Ross Merriam provides some beautiful simplicity! Shoutout to this IQ finalist for an excellent potential SCG Dallas deck!
They're back! Join the Commander VS crew for a return to form as they battle it out to be first on the board for their new season!
The Pirates may have gotten the least attention in Rivals of Ixalan preview season, but it ain't over yet! Collins Mullen gathers a crew and sets sail on SCG Dallas Standard here!
The Snake has no greater fan and advocate than Jadine Klomparens! Fortunately for her, it's now the focus of a lot of attention as we near SCG Dallas! Is this now the de facto strategy to beat? Get the dice ready!
Mark Nestico is in love. Since she first appeared in previews for Rivals of Ixalan, he knew this Vampire was for him! If you love making endless tokens to die for your benefit, Mark has the list for you!
Ryan Saxe is finding Rivals of Ixalan Draft a fairly fast format! But how much will that affect his pick orders when he's faced with tempting rares and an abundance of powerful Pirates?
Pick up a pack and tear it open! Rivals of Ixalan is days away from hitting the scene, and our VS guys are vying for the title of Mini-Masters Champion!
Nice! Jeskai Control and U/W Control have both cleared the way! Can we finally break out the Cruel Ultimatums? Well, not quite yet. But we're close! Which control deck are you on for SCG Dallas?
If you're like us, you have a few leftover packs from Prerelease weekend! And it only makes sense to put them to good use! Who will prevail when these two Rivals square off this week?
The Elder Dinosaurs have Bennie Smith's mind racing! First he built with Ghalta, Primal Hunger. Now he takes a look at the "Akromasaur" with abilities for days: Zetalpa, Primal Dawn!
Next weekend will be SCG Dallas, a team event. That means some new form of Standard will be on display, and Brennan DeCandio has an excellent early start on the new strats!
If Storm decks are getting you down in Modern, here's a solution Ross Merriam has come up with: revel in this deck! SCG Dallas will have its share of Baral, but you don't have to comply!
It's time to cap off a fun weekend of VS with the format that once you Paup, you just can't stop! Unless you're playing a Tron mirror. Then maybe you can stop...Let's watch and find out!
Gerry and Bryan are finally back! And you know how Magic players like to say things aren't close? Seriously, their picks from Rivals of Ixalan are not remotely close.
Shaheen Soorani isn't looking forward to facing a flood of Ramunap Red if a key Energy card gets banned, but the Standard Control cause carries on! Today he shares his Top 10 cards from Rivals of Ixalan!
We've been looking at previews for a while now, but nobody truly gets this mechanic yet! How does ascend end up actually, you know, working? Emma Handy has our blessing for tackling the city's blessing for one and all!
Well, just another day. Brad and Todd are playing another game of your every day Magic with run of the mill cards, and--WAIT, STOP.
No aggressive tribal deck is complete without a suite of quality one-drops. Jim Davis sings their praises as he examines what the offerings in Rivals of Ixalan might unlock!