Some folks in casinos? Not terribly bright. Jim Davis tells us a tale of an enlightening tour of a casino and its inhabitants. Make sure you understand how probability actually works before your next Magic tournament!
GP Memphis was not a success in the traditional Ross Merriam way, but he's learning to appreciate how to turn bad weekends around! See Ross's advice for making good out of bad in Magic!
Danny West takes a break from Single Card Spotlight to bring you an insightful work on the merits of using your Magic skills to become better at your everyday life!
From local level cardpool sharing to the Pro Tour houses, Magic is filled with teams. But not all teamwork is created equal, and much of it has a price. Read about the disadvantages of Magic teams you may not have realized until now!
Getting two Pro Tour finals appearances and a win doesn't happen by accident. Shaun McLaren tells you how it's done. His advice for staying cool under the pressure at #SCGBALT may surprise you...
You've got questions, he has answers. Find out about the difference between pro players and their amateur counterparts, the secret to healthy weight loss, and why Squire is the most powerful card in Magic! BBD is here for you!
With #SCGLA coming up, it's a good time to review your own Magic skill soft spots. Read about a few of Anthony Lowry's, learn how he works to improve them, and see the decks that provide great examples!
There's more to metagaming than just tweaking a card or two: you have to know what the decks are and what's working in the format. More meta than that, you have to know how to work as a team, and Sam Black has some help with exactly that!
Team dynamics aren't spoken of nearly enough in Magic. Nearly everyone works with teammates even if it's just casually and informally. Ari Lax reflects back on his successful Team Limited weekend and shares some advice on playing with teams in Magic!
GerryT brings back a recurring popular column about the things that make him different than your average player. Get insight into the mind and processes that have set Gerry apart from the rest of the Magic world!
The debate that never dies is back! Is Standard too scripted? How much control over your own destiny do you have? BBD puts on his reading glasses, studies hard, and relays the results of his experiment on the subject here.
Though Ross Merriam had an incredible 2014, he's out for blood. Read about the epiphany he experienced recently that will take his amazing play even higher!
In this excellent piece, Brad Nelson gives you the logic of his step-by-step process for metagaming and deckbuilding! Follow the metagame master as he tells you exactly how it's done!
Michael Majors checks in to provide important perspective on Magic through the ups and downs of his 2014 competitive year!
With a new year and a new Planeswalker ahead of him, CVM reflects on what it takes to succeed - both for eight-drop 'Walkers and for himself.
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren looks at the different ways to think about Magic and how to shake up your play style - even how to change how you feel about the game.
Anthony Lowry is ready to take on the grinder's life again in 2015! See Anthony's plans for his writing, his game, and his tournament lifestyle for the coming year!
Sam Black didn't become a Team World Champion or a Top 8 competitor at every level of the game by not knowing how sideboarding works. Join Sam as he explains to you the fundamental philosophies of sideboarding, what you're not comprehending, and why you're losing after games 2 and 3.
To say it's been a great year for Ari Lax would be an understatement. But he's not done yet! See how he did in his personal goals set one year ago, and see what the Pro Tour Champion has in store for 2015.
CVM struggled mightily at the Invitational, but here, he shares with you how he's going to get into fighting shape for the goal he's worked for all year: this weekend's Players' Championship!