Modern is a strange place to be attacking and blocking when a one-mana 13/13 is running wild! So what's the solution? The Modern master himself has a number of ideas for SCG Baltimore!
Ross Merriam reflects on his Pro Tour Amonkhet result, the powerful psychological need to break out of a losing streak, and the rush of adrenaline that keeps us addicted to Magic's greatness!
SCG's newest columnist has a long history of doing things his way! What advice does he have for brewers? What is his favorite creation? SCG Editor Danny West sat down with Conley Woods to get some answers.
Playtest all you want, but Pro Tour (or any big Magic) success doesn't come without the right mindset. A two-time Pro Tour Finalist, Shaun McLaren shares what he uses to put him in harmony before a huge tournament weekend!
Wonder why Emma Handy's Jeskai Control deck has a lot of ones and twos instead of streamlined playsets? It's the nuance of deck construction, and her article this week gives plenty of understanding that could really up your game for SCG Louisville!
Who's the Beatdown? was an all-time great and influential Magic article...but it's time to move on. Magic in 2017 requires a better and deeper understanding, and Jadine Klomparens has some important words for you: The rules have changed!
Want to beat Mardu Vehicles in Standard? Brad Nelson sees players inadvertently playing into the feared deck's hands! Today he shares sideboarding advice so you can make sure you face the matchup on your own terms!
Play more lands. No, seriously. Play more lands. Don't make Emma Handy bust out the hypergeometric calculator ahead of SCG Atlanta!
Amonkhet Standard will be something we haven't seen in a while: seven sets big! Adrian Sullivan has your reminder of what came before and how this larger Standard card pool will affect the way you build and play!
Nonbasic lands require nonbasic skills! Emma Handy has your guide to playing lands in the proper order, how to make the most of fetchlands, and much more!
The first Amonkhet preview has been revealed, and it's a doozy! Ross Merriam focuses on returning mechanic cycling, its history in the game, and how the ability will transform deckbuilding considerations like the Temples did in Theros block!
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!
Does your mind get cluttered when the game gets intense and complex? There are ways around that, you know! Jadine shares several here!
What do you want out of Magic? What's your plan to get there? Jim Davis has the straight talk you need on setting goals, making plans, and putting in the time to realize them. Take it from someone who's made the sacrifices to get where he is!
The prognosis is grim, but is the game really lost? Emma Handy shows when games are truly lost and how to fight back when victory is still within reach, including a recent on-camera example from SCG Baltimore!
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren has had some excellent cards that he loved banned into oblivion. Needless to say, he's a bit frightened. So if Modern is finally okay, are we ready to lay off the bans? Is it time to pick up a deck and dive in? If so, which one is for you?
This is not the Modern we've known for a long time. This format has slowed down enough to provide tons of new deck options for SCG Dallas! And if you're still glued to your old ways, Ross Merriam explains all the ways you have to adjust to survive!
Sideboard guides are useful tools a lot of the time, but there's something special about learning to create your own! Don't throw away matches at SCG Dallas! Learn to sideboard with the best! Michael Majors gives you the tools you need to succeed!
Sometimes cards just keep hanging around decks when they no longer belong! Jadine Klomparens points out vestigial Standard and Modern cards and schools you on how to find and remove them ahead of SCG Dallas!
"Magic's hard." We say it all the time, often enough that we become numb to its truth. Jadine takes a deep dive into a few of her memorable matches, untangling the complicated lines of play that led to their surprise finishes!