So you want to "level up" your Magic tournament game? Chris VanMeter has been there, done that, and flown home with the trophy! Today he serves up two important best practices, three crucial questions, and four key points for you to consider!
CVM is studying up on all that Magic has to offer these days! He's finding a lot of the same in Standard, a mega-diverse metagame in Modern, and even some shifts in what Pauper gets from Modern Masters 2017! What are you playing these days?
CVM and his magnificent beard offer up a double-dose of Modern as he gets hints on Ad Nauseam and G/R Land Destruction from two of their top proponents, including play insight and sideboard guides, plus a follow-up to his predictions for Modern Masters 2017!
Don't say Chris VanMeter didn't warn you. The Pugfather called out Ad Nauseam as a broken Modern deck to beat, and guess what happened at SCG Indianapolis? He follows up with his take on the winning list and why he hopes Mishra's Bauble is lurking in Modern Masters 2017!
If you're seeking a combo-tastic deck in Modern, Chris VanMeter just might have your answer! Losing Summer Bloom might not have been enough to stop Amulet Combo. Is this the deck you need to crack the SCG Indianapolis code?
While Chris VanMeter and his fabulous facial hair will not grace any tournament halls this weekend, he is plenty interested in the upcoming results! Get his take on the state of Modern and his new favorite deck going into Grand Prix Vancouver and SCG Baltimore!
CVM can't wait to watch the big tournament along with the rest of us! The only twist? He's pretty sure some of the following will come to pass! What are you expecting at Pro Tour Aether Revolt?
Chris VanMeter was off the tournament scene for a short while, returned, and won his first SCG Tour Open immediately last year! How did he do it? By putting some aggressive cards in his foes' faces on Week One! He's got red stacked to the rafters for SCG Columbus (and some dedicated planeswalker brews if that's your thing too!)
Instead of arguing, CVM is all about discussion! Everyone expected something to happen, but nobody expected this! So how do you feel about Standard and Modern now? Chris gives his take and asks for yours!
The new year is a time of great change, and a lot of players think the scheduled ban announcement will be a huge shift in Modern and/or Standard. CVM has played a long time and thinks its worth looking at the historical precedent!
CVM had team duties to attend to last week, so he was behind on the Aether Revolt previews. No longer! The Beard has inspected the prospective all-stars for the future, and he's telling it like it is!
CVM joined a team this year. Since then, he's won another SCG Tour Open and his teammates dominated the #SCGINVI weekend! How do they do it? Simple: They never ignore the details.
The beard is here! At #SCGINVI, the world will descend upon the Modern format in a flurry of incredibly powerful archetypes! CVM wants to help your chances by reviewing the whole metagame!
CVM and his magnificent beard are on a quest for the perfect #SCGINVI decks! Get his takes on Standard and Modern as he thinks over the #SCGKNOX results and sets his sights on Atlanta!
CVM had a fine time in Legacy this past weekend at #SCGBALT, and what a weekend it was! He chimes in on an event weekend dominated by big names and great new archetypes! #SCGCOL: Here we come!
Chris VanMeter and his bountiful beard are surveying the many formats of tournament Magic! Get his latest takes on Standard, Modern, and even Legacy! He has his eye on a four-mana enchantment for #SCGBALT, and no, it's not Sneak Attack...
Winning two SCG Tour events in a row is rare territory, but CVM has been calling shots left and right! Read about his plans to keep the pain train rolling over his opponents at #SCGMKE Weekend!
We've had one big event with this Standard format, and CVM was the player that took it down! He's filling you in on what you need to tackle #SCGRegionals this weekend!
The man with the beard and the trophy is ready to speak! Read about CVM's popular win, his team's prep, and how he feels about the baddest looter on the block!
CVM can't wait to see what #SCGINDY has in store for Standard! But before he does, he's showing you his most prized Kaladesh brews here!