Carsten writes about the step-by-step climb up the complexity ladder from format to format and the role each of the three major Constructed formats plays in it.
If you're looking for a fun and quirky combo deck that still has the potential to win for #SCGORL this weekend, be sure to read Carsten's latest article!
Carsten tells you about the Charming Slaver deck he took to a local Vintage event and shares his impressions about the current format as a returning veteran.
Do you have a favorite deck that you wish you could still play? Carsten looks back at the five decks he's enjoyed playing the most throughout his Magic career.
Carsten concludes the match he began last week with his BUG Control deck against U/W/R Delver, going over the last two games in great detail.
Carsten lays out his thoughts during the first game of a match he played with BUG Control. Let him know if you want the conclusion next week in the comments!
Get some inspiration for SCG Legacy Open: Oakland as Carsten tells you about taking a break from Storm and the decks he's going to explore in the meantime.
Carsten finally shares his thoughts about True-Name Nemesis in Legacy and asks you to express your own opinion in the comments.
Today Carsten uses a few examples to prove that there is no single deck that is actually interested in playing a fair game of Magic that is viable in Legacy.
Carsten concludes his report about the Bazaar of Moxen with some misplays he made there in Legacy and Vintage in the hope that you can learn from them.
In the first part of his tournament report about the Bazaar of Moxen, Carsten Kotter details how he did in the three-bye trial event with his Storm deck.
Carsten is preparing for the Bazaar of Moxen in Paris this weekend, but a lot of your success at an event relies on the externals. He breaks down the fundamentals of self-maintenance in long tournaments and avoiding unnecessary problems.
This week we look at the trade-off between speed and resilience in the face of opposition in Legacy's combo decks. Is faster always better, or just better when they don't have a Force of Will?
How do you deal with decks you haven't seen before in Legacy? Carsten Kotter tells you so that you can be ready to face the unknown at SCG Open Series: Seattle!
Carsten picks apart the different variations upon Legacy's most-played archetype, blue-based tempo decks. Once you understand the aspects they all share, then you can build new variants - or build to withstand them.
Carsten talks you through a match he played with Storm against Omni-Tell. Check out the matchup between two of Legacy's most popular combo decks before #SCGCLE!
Carsten takes an in-depth look at the differences between Legacy's two most popular Show and Tell based decks: Sneak and Show and Omni-Tell.
Theros is fully spoiled, so it's time to brew! Carsten takes a look at the new set to see if he can find any hidden gems for Eternal formats.
Carsten explains why being greedy at the right time and in the correct way is an important tool to maximize your ability to win tournament games of Magic.
Today Carsten covers correct cantrip usage in combo decks like Storm and Show and Tell. Brush up on your fundamentals before SCG Legacy Open: Philadelphia!