If you think the supposedly "dead" online Standard has no forecast for what we can expect at SCG Columbus, you're very wrong. Jim Davis predicts the metagame ahead based on good hard data!
Todd Stevens's new set countdowns are becoming a tradition! Always good for a debate, Todd ranks the cards you're most likely to see make an SCG Columbus impact!
Some of the field at SCG Columbus will be all about going infinite with Saheeli Rai! Others are going to be focused on dodging the bullet all tournament long! Shaun McLaren has some great advice for players on both sides of the Cat Beast battle!
Do you play aggro decks? Are you a dedicated control mage? Why do these distinctions matter? How much can they actually change week-to-week? Mrs. Mulligan has an excellent study on this questions here!
Remember the last time bans happened? Oh man! It's been a minute! Jim Davis isn't interested in just re-reading the same news over and over; he's already planning what it means for the SCG Columbus metagame next weekend!
A triple banning in Standard promises to shake things up! Matt Higgs takes a look at the consequences and gives his thoughts on why more frequent Standard bans might not be a bad idea!
Cedric Phillips sits down with Patrick "PSulli" Sullivan to chat about the recent Banned and Restricted announcement, Cedric's GP Louisville experience, and why they've been away from the podcast for so long.
Join a Pro Tour Champion and a Player of the Year as they debate everything surrounding Magic with Aether Revolt! Which perspectives do you most agree and disagree with? Who has earned your vote?
We've got brews! Todd Stevens is ready for SCG Columbus, which is coming up sooner than you think! Get ready for Aether Revolt with one of the best Magic minds on the SCG Tour!
Everyone agrees that the bans are great and that they did the right thing...right? Wrong! Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren is happy to be the bad guy. Yeah, the two formats probably needed some help, but was this really necessary?
Instead of arguing, CVM is all about discussion! Everyone expected something to happen, but nobody expected this! So how do you feel about Standard and Modern now? Chris gives his take and asks for yours!
We knew it was coming, but we didn't know just how big the changes would be! Michael Majors has never been on level one, and he's looking at these bans with a careful eye in an effort to glean a lot of subtext about future Standard. Read on!
The new year is a time of great change, and a lot of players think the scheduled ban announcement will be a huge shift in Modern and/or Standard. CVM has played a long time and thinks its worth looking at the historical precedent!
SCG is proud to welcome Jadine Klomparens! She's beginning her work here by asking you an important question with an equally important answer: Why do you play?
Some players think banning Emrakul, the Promised End in Standard is the way to go. Others think it wouldn't do much or do even more harm. Who is right? Mark lays out both sides of the Promised End debate.
"This format is bad." "Ban this card." These are base level solutions that don't truly solve anything. Fortunately, Ari Lax has the podium, and he wants to explore and study the reasons things are what they are right now in order to provide Standard with a much healthier future!
Brad Nelson knows what it takes to win the Players' Championship! He also knows how hard it is to do! So what's he putting his competition on for each format? The #SCGPC previews roll on with Brad and his metagaming best guesses!
Ross Merriam has quite a wishlist for Santa this holiday season! Not surprisingly, most of it has to do with Standard and Modern! While he's waiting for Aether Revolt and all its new toys, he's asking Santa to...take one away?! Is Ross actually calling for a ban?
A lot of players thought the format was solved before the #SCGINVI. Now, even more players think this different meta is the solved Standard! Michael Majors doesn't care; he just wants to learn and teach what a best deck (and the solved formats that often come with it) actually look like!
We're not talking about an audible. We're not talking about tournament morning panic mode. We're talking about looking at a metagame you've dominated with the perfect deck! But nothing lasts forever. Is #SCGINVI the moment where multiple formats shift right out from under us?