Is there a more underrated competitive Magic skill than deck tuning? Sam Black shows you his process for card selection, data mining, and getting to know a deck inside out!
Drew Levin shows you how to play, build around, and play against one of the most powerful enchantments of all-time! Learn what it means to play with Counterbalance, and give Drew your requests for more cards you'd like to see in this series!
Before you make any other decision in a game of Magic, you have to make that first one: Do you keep? Carsten Kotter takes us through a slew of Legacy decision points, all of them happening before the first land or spell is cast! Do you agree with each keep/mulligan decision? Why or why not?
What makes a deck the best deck in a format? How do we know when we've reached that point? Are we finally there in this Standard? Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax is one of the best, and today, he talks about the best of the best before you make your #SCGPORT deck selection.
Mark Nestico reflects on his Pro Tour adventure and preaches the importance of keeping yourself in check regardless of your Magic successes. Don't let pride get the best of you at #SCGCLE!
Do you play for Team Perception? Operating on previous level knowledge and struggling to gain a foothold on a format? Ross Merriam tells you how you can play for Team Reality and take home a trophy at #SCGPROV!
By most accounts, Dragons of Tarkir was a sloppily played tournament by many. Todd Anderson uses this opportunity to explain the ins and outs of what actually makes for cheating in Magic, and more importantly, how you can spot it when it happens.
Tom Ross has made a career of keeping his opponents guessing. In this great read, he tells you why sideboarding in hate cards isn't the only way to stump the opposition. Gain a huge edge on your opponents at #SCGPROV by heeding Tom's words!
In this fantastic and insightful piece, Adrian Sullivan tells you why the control deck is hardly the control deck in a number of Magic matches! Don't miss one of the best fundamentals articles in recent memory before you hit #SCGStates!
BBD knows how grueling a PT field can be, which is why he's worked on techniques to improve his testing processes! These tips can be applied to any tournament, including #SCGStates this weekend!
Ross Merriam wins a lot of Magic games, so when he says that being mana flooded isn't always a bad thing, we should all sit up and listen! Embrace Ross's priceless deckbuilding advice before you sleeve up your deck for #SCGStates!
In a big unflinching bout of honesty, Ari Lax shares the biggest current flaws in his game. Learn the importance of discovering your own holes so that you can grow as a player!
From FNM to the Pro Tour, Mark Nestico is taking a break from his PT testing to tell you how to approach each level of competitive Magic! Good luck in Belgium this week, Mark!
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren is showing his hand! Here, he has compiled the 15 articles that took him to the top of competitive Magic! You'll die if you don't read them! Celebrities! Weight loss! That Kardashian lady!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax understands formats like few others, and today he's giving you an incredible new way to look at Standard! Let Ari help you at #SCGNY and all events beyond in this great theory piece!
Adrian takes an in-depth look at the brewing process, with a step-by-step view of how new decks are born. The birth of any deck starts as an idea, but what do you do once you've had that first shock of inspiration?
In this stellar perspective piece, former Player of the Year Brad Nelson explains that most of our Magic failures are as much a flaw in our viewpoint and our misguided goals as they are in our lack of skill.
What is Slow Play? How is it officiated? Is it the same as Stalling? If not, what are the differences? Expert judge Jason Flatford stops in to give some important insight to prevent yourself (or your opponent) from taking advantage of Magic time limits.
Tournament prep is hard enough when there are lots of known factors, but what will players do at #SCGINVI this weekend with a brand new set? Anthony Lowry tells you how to expect the unexpected!
How big of a role does fear play in your Magic decision making? How much has the occurrence of the camera match or the feature match changed our play? GerryT gives us an invaluable essay on bluffs, perspective, and playing scared.