You've mastered the basics of Magic, but now what? Sam Black lays out a few "advanced basics" drawn from his own experiences to show intermediate and even expert players how to rethink their game! Will Sam's advice give you an edge at #SCGBALT?
Player of the Year Mike Sigrist wants to get you ready for all the week one Standard formats, not just #SCGCOL! But he also wants to express his gratitude for the honor of voting for the most prestigious Magic achievement of them all: The Hall of Fame!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax didn't achieve his status in professional Magic by only listening to himself. Read about some of the great players that Ari goes to when he's looking to expand his already excellent Magic skills!
Warren Buffett, so far as we know, is not a Magic player, but the Oracle of Omaha sure knows his finance! Chas Andres takes some lessons from the master and gives updates on #MTGEMN price moves!
Mrs. Mulligan has found herself attending more and more stops on The SCG Tour! So what has she learned along the way? Read up on the ways Jennifer keeps herself calm, organized, and happy when battling on the most played Magic circuit in the game!
With #SCGCOL on the horizon, it's tough to bridge the Standard we know with the unknowns that are coming up. Fortunately, Emma has some great advice to give you an edge when it comes to picturing Eldritch Moon Standard!
Emma Handy joins the SCG writing family and helps you accomplish something we all need to do sometimes in order to win at major events: beat great players! Be ready to take on the best at #SCGWOR tomorrow!
"I didn't even get to play Magic." How many times have you heard someone say this after losing a match? Mark Nestico talks about what it means to win, to lose, and the irrelevance of how much Magic you got to play.
Ever wonder how a pro player feels when they can't get it done on a given Magic weekend? Even someone as great as Brad Nelson has rough weekends. Today, he wants to discuss the evolution of the strong player mentality and how you can see yourself within it.
Sometimes playing more Magic makes you really good, but other times, it's important to let your brain stretch and broaden its horizons. What has Todd Anderson been doing in his off weekends? He's been gaming elsewhere, and he's positive it's making him a better Magic player!
Mark Nestico got run over last weekend. There's no better way of putting it. So why is he in such good...Spirits? Because he's got a deck for the #SCGDFW Standard Classic that's so well-positioned...it's scary!
Magic used to be a game for college and high school kids, but things have changed. The game has been around long enough now that many of us are fathers and mothers, husbands and wives. Player of the Year Mike Sigrist spent Father's Day contemplating his unusual career.
Jennifer Long has come up with a great playtesting method: try new decks! Mrs. Mulligan teaches you how to know your enemy in her latest work ahead of #SCGDFW!
Magic has been around a long time now. There's a lot of great things you may have missed, and many of them were penned by Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin! If you want to get caught up, here are his recommendations!
If you've never messed with the insane Momir Basic format on Magic Online, you're missing out! Jennifer Long tells you how this crazy format works and what it can show you about Magic's more popular formats!
Many formats are dynamic, which means that the deck you pick for a given weekend could be the entire difference between a trophy and an early drop. So how does a pro like Brad Nelson approach this process? How does he know when he's too far ahead or too far behind a metagame?
Sam Black is using this week to open up the discussion about a few issues that have been recently passed around the Magic community! Check out Sam's thoughts on the Platinum payout changes, tournament conduct, and more!
In this essential piece for everyone looking to conquer Legacy at #GPCOL this weekend, Michael Majors gives a fantastic breakdown of all the hate, all the support cards, and all the sideboard strategy you'll see! this weekend! Don't just test for game 1!
GerryT is no stranger to changing how we view Magic games. Card advantage was the first major stepping stone, but current Magic requires thinking about things a little differently. In this excellent piece, GerryT teaches you the principles of Interaction Advantage.
The Boss had been in a struggle with Magic, and he wasn't sure how to handle it. "Who am I as a player? What changed?" Then, something amazing happened. Read about his incredible weekend at a different kind of tournament, one that helped the two-time Invitational Champ find himself again.