Gavin Verhey concludes his long-time running Flow of Ideas column, as he moves on to a new chapter of his life at Wizards of the Coast. He offers some parting words on defining what your endgame is, not just in Magic, but in life.
Before Gavin leaves StarCityGames.com to become an intern at Wizards of the Coast, he dedicates this article to his family of Magic. He will be greatly missed!
Gavin has some big news to share with the Magic community. You do not want to miss this article! In it, he shares the bucket list of all the articles he would've liked to have written.
What is Solar Flare and where did it get its name? Gavin Verhey answers these questions and explains why it's one deck you should be looking out for or playing yourself.
Gavin Verhey looks at the other two major archetypes for Modern: control and combo. If you want a head start on the Modern format, this is the perfect place to look.
Gavin approaches Innistrad on the beatdown/midrange axis, looking for cards to fit into these archetypes for Modern. What does he find? A BUG deck for Liliana, a mono-black discard deck, and tons of ways to use Snapcaster Mage.
Sealed Deck is a much maligned format for being bomb-oriented and "high variance." But there's a way to overcome Goliath. How do you beat bombs in Sealed?
Gavin Verhey shows you all the major ways to save time and money on traveling all over the country to grind the infinite Magic events that are taking place next year. The best time to be a grinder!
Gavin is frequently asked how he builds decks. In this article, he demonstrates how to build a unique aggro-control build using nothing but past decks, in an entirely invented format.
A creature that has potential in beatdown, control, and combo? Check. Inspiring a deckbuilding theme for casual and competitive players alike? Check. Providing white decks with insane amounts of card advantage? A very enthusiastic check!
Gavin finishes off his epic series on Modern with a guide to sideboarding against all the major beatdown, combo, and control decks in the format. Looking for sideboard cards/ideas? Here's the first place to look.
With tons more Modern decklists, what are you waiting for? Click and read Gavin's latest article on all the archetypes he didn't cover last time.
Gavin knows what's up. After extensively working Overextended, he has a good idea of where Modern stands. He presents 18 different archetypes that will likely fundamentally shape the format.
Gavin discusses what the Hall of Fame means to Magic: The Gathering as a game and as a community and how voters should vote correspondingly. Check out his five picks for Hall of Fame 2011.
Gavin Verhey talks about one of his favorite draft archetypes: U/W Beatdown. He elaborates on exactly how highly he values each card from M12 to help you get a better sense of how to draft this deck!
Try stepping into someone else's shoes! What does the world look like from the eyes of the opponent on the other side of the table? These brief stories show you what it's like.
Think Caw-Blade is dead? Think again! It managed to pull off a win this past weekend at the SCG Open in Cincinnati. Gavin Verhey takes a look at how the former Standard powerhouse can evolve after the bannings of Jace and Stoneforge Mystic.
M12 Limited has a very fresh dynamic compared to other core sets, and Gavin is here to tell you why. He lists the ten most underrated commons for M12 in Sealed and Draft and explains the Limited dynamics of this latest core set.
The Battle Royale that happened last week between Gavin, Ben Lundquist, Jason Ford, and Sean McKeown took a strange turn when Gavin was the only one to show up without mono-white control...
Gavin Verhey has some truly unconventional decks here for the new Standard format; no revamped Valakut or Tezzeret lists here! Step out of your comfort zone; try somethingâ€¦ a little different.