Great players have terminology most of us have never even heard of. What is a breakpoint? How can learning this concept win you Magic games at SCG Columbus? Jadine is happy to help with your Magic education!
Do you play aggro decks? Are you a dedicated control mage? Why do these distinctions matter? How much can they actually change week-to-week? Mrs. Mulligan has an excellent study on this questions here!
The tension between the want to be great at Magic and the time it takes to do it is a problem Emma Handy can help you solve! Join her for some excellent advice this week!
SCG is proud to welcome Jadine Klomparens! She's beginning her work here by asking you an important question with an equally important answer: Why do you play?
With most sets, Modern gets an influx of potential candidates for manabases! Which lands are right for your favorite archetype? Jennifer Long breaks down the real estate!
Emma Handy picks up right where she left off! For the final entry in her chronicle as a rookie grinder in 2016, read her road diary and the lessons that came with the adventure!
Is Magic: The Gathering a sport, electronic or otherwise? Either way, Ross Merriam has imported a useful sports analytics tool to help you with deckbuilding! How can Value Above Replacement improve your Limited game, and why is "nothing" sometimes a better card than Lightning Bolt?
Players come and go, but tilt is eternal in the Magic community. Mark Nestico doesn't think you should suffer it, though! He revisits a classic article and gives new tips for avoiding tilt.
Gruul kids unite! Mrs. Mulligan is bringing you holiday cheer in the form of a great red and green deck in every format you care to play during your December celebrations!
Emma Handy has played Magic for years and years, but she didn't "go for it" the way she did this year. Spoiler alert: It has paid off well! Join Emma as she talks shop on being a Magic road warrior!
Puzzles are an enjoyable way to think about Magic! Jennifer Long takes you from simple solutions to deceptive difficulty, getting you to think about the "fun"damentals!
To say Todd Anderson had an eventful year and an eventful weekend at #SCGINVI would be the understatement of the century! The #SCGPC has a very exclusive field, and he crawled his way in at the last possible moment! What does that much pressure feel like? How do you deal with it?
A lot of players thought the format was solved before the #SCGINVI. Now, even more players think this different meta is the solved Standard! Michael Majors doesn't care; he just wants to learn and teach what a best deck (and the solved formats that often come with it) actually look like!
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 last time you looked at a decklist, what were you thinking? Were you studying a deck or just looking at a list of Magic cards? Jennifer Long explains the difference!
Adrian Sullivan uses the cards others have associated with him online to take a look back at nearly two decades' worth of Magic lessons learned!
Shaheen Soorani, stubborn? Who could possibly think that? The iconic control mage tells what his approach has given him...and the price he's paid.
No, really. What is fun? What is it about Magic that brings us back for more? What is that intangible quality we can't quite fully understand? And what can it teach about the pleasure of games? What about the art of mastering them? Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin opens your mind!
We're not talking about an audible. We're not talking about tournament morning panic mode. We're talking about looking at a metagame you've dominated with the perfect deck! But nothing lasts forever. Is #SCGINVI the moment where multiple formats shift right out from under us?
No matter where we are in our game, we've all sat across from someone at some time or another! Mrs. Mulligan talks about reading and battling everyone, from the most seasoned pro to the most novice player!