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!
Magic re-invents itself often, which means it's important to re-invent yourself as a player. Even Pro Tour Champions aren't immune from this. Ari Lax shares how he's staying on top of Standard and Modern to keep his spell-slinging career alive!
Are you guilty of oversideboarding? How about playing into your opponent's strategy when you sideboard? Jadine Klomparens has seen most of the mistakes players can make while sideboarding, and she shares some fixes here!
Is there a topic that Jadine Klomparens can't preach on? She's outdone herself yet again with another new piece that will change how you view aspects of the game you should be taking a closer look at! Let's draw some cards!
Why are hate cards like Stony Silence and Grafdigger's Cage so effective in Modern, and how should you include them in your sideboard? Emma Handy has your guide for SCG Baltimore and events beyond!
Celebrating a little format diversity is good and all, but the new philosophy on Standard bans goes a lot further than that. Jeff Cunningham isn't a base-level thinker, and he believes this new era deserves a little more scrutiny.
There isn't a player on the planet that hasn't been in a discussion about right and wrong plays; however, Sam Black has a very important question: What if your "right" and my "right" are different? Can a play be both right and wrong? Mark my words: This is a must-read piece of Magic writing!
In the follow-up to last week's excellent article on deck selection, Brad Nelson provides you with plenty of advanced and professional thinking about some of the things in your tournament game that desperately need more attention!
What's your goal, and how will you get there? Your mentor Shaun McLaren shares his secrets to the Magic Mindset and puts you on the path to success...with a few helpful hints to keep you from losing hope along the way!