Whether you're looking to get beyond the basics of Magic or you need a refresher before the SCG Season Two Invitational, Patrick Chapin's latest on the essentials of advanced Magic is a must-read!
Ari Lax isn't afraid to say it: Modern's best cantrips and discard spells are Modern's best cards, end of story! That doesn't mean you're unlocking their full potential, though. Take tutelage from a Pro Tour trophy-holder before the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Does it take 10,000 hours of practice? An uncanny intuition for confusing the opponent? The creativity to see a line no one else could? Nay, says Gerry Thompson. Get his take on the real secret of Magic success!
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss weaknesses in one's Magic game and ways to address them in the latest edition of the GAM Podcast! Have a listen, won't you?
One of the questions Emma Handy gets asked most often is pretty simple. How does one get started on the Magic grind? Today she shares the must-know details for anyone looking to make the jump!
Jadine Klomparens spent way too long not liking Modern! Today she shows you how to love the format for what it is ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Chris Lansdell didn't get the details quite right when he went to Grand Prix Atlanta. Learn from his mistakes if you're going to your first SCG Tour or similarly big event! It's not too late to book tickets to Roanoke...
Playing Magic without a plan might as well be playing Magic to lose. Collins Mullen shares how he learned to plan his matches and illustrates his ideas through his own decklists and those of others! Level up your game!
Collins Mullen has turned his bold deck choice of Modern Humans into a Regionals win to go with his SCG Tour trophy! When he talks about how tournament players convince themselves to play the popular deck instead of the best one, it's on you to listen!
Three players were disqualified at Pro Tour Ixalan, and while Ari Lax wasn't sad to see one of them go, the other two hold lessons for all tournament players! Get Ari Lax's "rules" for knowing the Magic Tournament Rules!
We've all been through tilt a dozen times playing Magic, and it seems like the advice is always to step away and cool down. That's a band-aid, not a cure. Emma Handy lays out the essence of these negative feelings and teaches you to understand them--and begin to get rid of them.
Ross Merriam explores his love of combo decks through an intriguing turn he took at SCG Washington DC! It didn't turn out the way he wanted, but the complexities were beautiful...
Learning a variety of decks leads to long-term growth, but playing what you know gets better short-term results! Emma Handy shares her journey and her thoughts on her Infect deck from last weekend's Modern Classic Top 8!
Complaining about a format may be fun--and it kind of is--but it won't win you any games, much less tournaments! Jim Davis shows you how to adjust your plans and win various tough matchups, even when things seem bleak!
Brennan DeCandio's misgivings about Modern touched a nerve with Ari Lax! Today he builds his case for Modern deckbuilding "the right way" with a few simple words of advice that we can all learn from!
Even World Championship competitors sometimes need to go back and adjust the basics of their game! Brad Nelson looks back on his processes, his mistakes, and the flaws in his Magical foundation. And above all, how he's about to fix them.
Sideboarding in Modern is more than just swapping in copies of Stony Silence or Ancient Grudge when facing Affinity! Sam Black illuminates the small details that can swing games at SCG Cincinnati!
The plays that make Jadine Klomparens sit up and take notice separate Modern's best from the rest. Get her valuable insights ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
At any given moment in any game of Magic, you're winning or you're not. How do you know? And that's not where the nuances end! Jadine Klomparens offers up another one-of-a-kind piece of Magic literature! Bookmark this one. You'll need it.
While Ixalan previews were going around, competitive Magic players threw a Dinosaur- and Pirate-themed party. But morning has come, and Ari Lax draws lessons from how the hype met reality for next time! What's missing to make these cards good enough?