Ari Lax didn't become a Pro Tour Champion by accident. Well, at least not entirely! Here he shares a few of the crucial details that made the difference between another decent PT showing and a novelty check for $40,000. Follow his advice and give yourself a good shot at #SCGMINN this weekend!
With creatures becoming the centerpieces of Magic more and more each year, the fundamental way to win most Magic games is to attack correctly. If you find yourself losing more than you'd like, there's a good chance you could use Anthony's advice about offense before #SCGMINN!
Ross Merriam gives a fascinating look into the tension that competitive players feel between fun and dedication. Should you play Magic when you don't want to? How important is resolve versus exhaustion in tournament Magic? What are you Magic goals and how far will you go to reach them?
Glenn Jones saw his theories put into practice during the Pro Tour! Read about the different ways current Standard decks align and take advantage of one another and how important it is for you to understand those dynamics before #SCGWOR!
Carsten Kotter knows Magic theory looking at itself only goes so far. Here, he pays tribute to other games that have Magic fundamentals to teach us, and he applies these theories to common Eternal format decks! Check out his work before #SCGWOR!
With the Pro Tour looming large, Todd talks about team-testing flaws. But the thrust of what he wants to convey today involves Magic Online, its latest controversy, and the important steps that need to be taken in order to restore order to the culture surrounding the program.
The Pro Tour starts today, and what better way to learn about the struggle and the preparation required to succeed at such levels than reading the amazing Cinderella story of how a local Limited ringer learned Constructed nearly overnight on his way to reaching a Pro Tour final!
One of the interesting things about Pro Tour testing is that there is relatively little information to go on. What is the metagame going to be? What cards matter? Which cards are traps? In this great read, BBD tells you how to venture into the unknown and conquer it...without even really knowing what it is.
Tom "The Boss" Ross is still at the height of his game after his back-to-back Invitational wins! Here, he explains to you why always jamming even the most important card as a four-of is often nonsense. Use Tom's expertise to gain an advantage at #SCGNJ and #SCGINDY!
There are still way too many Magic players who think playing their cards is all that matters. Try learning how to play your opponents. GerryT gives us another stellar look into the mind of professional Magic players and what they're doing that you are not.
Anthony Lowry has some effective methods for optimizing Magic and life in general. Read his words of wisdom and discover how to prevent burn out, anger, and other negative emotions that have huge effects on your well-being!
Work. School. Lots of things occupy our time so that Magic isn't always able to. GerryT says that it doesn't matter. With the right mindset, the right tools, and the right attitude, you can utilize great playtesting no matter what your situation!
GerryT continues to knock pieces out of the park regarding theory on Magic's new winning philosophies. See him compare decklists of the past to the present and apply his deckbuilding expertise to your #SCGATL trip!
Many players feel unlucky when they lose, not realizing that they actually lost the game before the first turn. In this crucial combo theory piece, Carsten Kotter tells all you unfair deck players how to be fair to yourselves when choosing whether or not to mulligan! This is a must-read before #SCGATL!
Fresh off his runner-up Legacy Open finish, Ross Merriam reminds you, his fellow players, that being close-minded is a one way ticket to suboptimal everything. Read his priceless advice before #SCGSTL!
Being decent at Magic isn't all that hard, but being great at it is extremely difficult. Fortunately, Shaun McLaren knows some good theory behind the art of balancing your decision-making when it comes to cracking fetches and coordinating your draws!
Whether you're a newcomer to competitive Magic or a seasoned veteran, Carsten has put together a great guide for you! Here, deckbuilding theory sits in one convenient place. What is aggro? What is control? What is combo? Carsten defines it all!
Brad Nelson often gets asked about his road to Magic success. In this article, he breaks down the hard truth to explain that most of what you're missing is the right attitude! Read his wisdom before #SCGINVI!
Defending Invitational Winner Tom Ross talks about the many factors going into deck selection, many of which probably hadn't crossed your mind! Let Tom help you choose your deck for #SCGINVI!
Kent Ketter has a lot of things to say, and a lot of us desperately need to hear all of it. He's going to #SCGINVI this weekend, and he's going to win before he even signs a match slip. In this article filled with overdue sentiment, he tells you why.