Emma Handy is forever exhorting readers to playtest, playtest, playtest! But all that playtesting won't do any good if you're not doing it well. Get her secrets to proper playtesting ahead of the SCG Season One Invitational!
Why did those fifteen specific cards make it into the winner's sideboard? Sam Black breaks down the classes of sideboard cards and uses an analogy from Limited to sharpen this side of your game!
Sometimes, there's a card you really don't want to see across from you at the table. How did your opponent identify and build around that haymaker...and what can you do to beat it?
While some Magic advice is timeless, many of the game's most treasured proverbs are getting stale. Emma Handy takes on three persistent yet pernicious adages, breaking down exactly where they fall apart, and shares the key to testing them on your own!
Magic is a game of small edges, so you'd better be ready to get them all! Pro Tour Champion Gerry Thompson teaches you many of the theories, tools, and guidelines he's been working with lately to take over games, and by extension, entire events!
When the most dangerous decks in Modern are all about skimping on printed mana costs or paying life or cascading, you'd better be ready for some fast hostility! Emma Handy talks about the many ways to get under traditional mana curves at Grand Prix Las Vegas this weekend!
Now, I wouldn't say Jim Davis is in a slump, but he has a high standard for himself (being a Players' Champion and all). How do you keep going when Magic isn't going your way?
In yet another piece that establishes her as one of Magic's top theory teachers in the game today, Jadine Klomparens talks about the game resource that too often takes a backseat to mana, life, and cards in hand: game timing! And we're not talking about the round timer either...
Got the new-deck blues? Emma Handy is here to help! Most players have trouble switching between decks and archetypes, but advice from an SCG Tour standout who's planning on playing something new at SCG Charlotte is just a click away!
"Put pressure on your opponent." "Put your opponent on a clock." We've all heard those sayings, but Jadine Klomparens wants to put meaning back in them! Discover the fundamental difference ahead of SCG Charlotte!
Behind every deck brought to the Pro Tour lies a wasteland of discarded ideas. Ari Lax gives the control archetype he tested for PT Amonkhet a postmortem and shows how the lessons he learned can translate to your game!
Todd Anderson is one of the best the SCG Tour has ever seen, and even he loses at Magic. In this excellent read, Todd talks about the importance of picking yourself up the right way!
Brad Nelson likes this result better than his last one! So what changed between Grand Prix Montreal and SCG Baltimore? He breaks down the fundamentals behind a result that perhaps only he found surprising!
Ross Merriam believes in "playing what you know," but that doesn't mean you can skip being current on your pet deck! He highlights examples from his SCG Baltimore performance with Modern Dredge so you don't fall into the same trap at SCG Charlotte!
Impostor syndrome can hit anyone, but why suffer when you can keep the fear at bay one Goblin Charbelcher activation at a time? Emma Handy shares her insights from SCG Louisville and how they can apply to SCG Baltimore!
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!