It's a battle of eccentric Modern decks! Well, Ross Merriam's Naya Landfall choice is "eccentric." Brad Nelson's build of Death's Shadow, on the other hand? After SCG Baltimore and GP Vancouver, it's less "eccentric" and more "the deck to beat for SCG Indianapolis." Make your predictions now...
Ross Merriam has the Pro Tour-winning Mardu Vehicles deck on his side of the table. Brad Nelson counters with all sorts of counters, including the +1/+1 variety from Winding Constrictor and lots of energy! Who will win this battle of Standard titans with SCG Baltimore just around the corner?
Brad Nelson doesn't have a full team yet for SCG Baltimore, but that's not stopping him from giving his take on its various formats! Get his insight on Standard and Legacy and learn exactly what he'd do for a Modern specialist to wander into his life!
They may share a namesake card and three colors, but these Legacy decks are still pretty far apart! Ross Merriam is packing Lightning Bolt for the Four-Color Delver experience, while Brad Nelson is going classic with Tombstalker in his Sultai Delver deck. Who will triumph in this potential SCG Baltimore clash?
Brad Nelson came within a round win of another Pro Tour Top 8! And he didn't need a bunch of Vehicles to do it! See the list he took to another excellent pro performance! And of course, the answer to the hot question: Just how good is Gonti?
These men live to debate! And there's plenty to quibble over this week as we waffle between the waiting jaws of Modern and the gassed up Standard that just won't slow down! Two veterans. Five topics. One winner. Decide at once!
In the follow-up to last week's excellent article on deck selection, Brad Nelson provides you with plenty of advanced and professional thinking about some of the things in your tournament game that desperately need more attention!
Brad has had it: Why don't we talk about deck selection more?! He studies this phenomenon in the first of an excellent two-part series here!
Todd Anderson takes Jeskai Saheeli into battle against Brad Nelson's pure U/R Control deck. Combo or no combo: who'll will this Standard clash with SCG Richmond implications?
Brad Nelson has four copies of Walking Ballista in his G/W Tokens deck. Ross Merriam has Toolcraft Exemplar as the power one-drop in his Vehicle-free build of Mardu Artifact Aggro. This can't possibly go well for Ross...can it?
SCG Columbus starts Saturday, but there's still a chance to get in some playtesting by proxy! Todd Anderson wants to recapture the magic of G/W Tokens, while Brad Nelson has paired Felidar Guardian with Panharmonicon as well as Saheeli Rai!
Brad Nelson thinks he has the deck for SCG Columbus weekend! While a few are low on this old archetype, Gideon has certainly not gotten any worse since the ban announcement! Join Brad for a look at this deck and why it could be a trophy waiting to happen!
It's a battle to break Aether Revolt Standard! Ross Merriam wants to put +1/+1 counters on creatures, while Brad Nelson wants Saheeli Rai to copy some Cat Beasts! Who'll win this clash of potential Standard decks? SCG Columbus is this weekend!
The might-have-beens continue! While Todd Anderson's W/R Vehicles deck uses the now-banned-in-Standard Smuggler's Copter, Brad Nelson's U/B Control deck is banning-free and ready to roll! If it can keep up with W/R Vehicles with Smuggler's Copter, what could it do in the upcoming Aether Revolt metagame?
Enough about the trio of banned Standard cards; Brad Nelson's thinking about the ones Wizards of the Coast left behind! Check out the latest brews from one of the game's true masters, starting with a certain planeswalker and her remarkably friendly Cat Beast...
Join a Pro Tour Champion and a Player of the Year as they debate everything surrounding Magic with Aether Revolt! Which perspectives do you most agree and disagree with? Who has earned your vote?
How messed up would Aether Revolt Standard have been without the triple bannings of Reflector Mage, Smuggler's Copter, and Emrakul, the Promised End? Ross Merriam and Brad Nelson bring you a Copter-on-Copter battle from the future that was, with Ross's W/B Aggro taking on Brad's Mardu Vehicles!
Brad Nelson is going full blown little kid on this set! He's head over heels for the drama of Aether Revolt, but that's not enough! The man must brew! He's got a few decklists, lots of card analysis, and plenty of predictions for the return of Magic's biggest villain!
Brad Nelson found his way into the Players' Championship again this year, but something felt very different. Through all his playtesting, his discussion with colleagues, and his own reflections, he now understands what's missing from Standard! And he wants to help fix it!
It's another Titans of Standard throwdown! Representing yesteryear, Todd Anderson has brought back Mono-Blue Devotion, while Brad Nelson wields the power of W/U Flash! Which of these tricky tempo decks will triumph in the test? There's only one way to find out!