Brian has tracked the digital Vintage metagame, and having stalked his prey carefully with data and spreadsheets it is time to build new (or old favorite!) decks to dissect it. Workshops are on top - and that kind of predictability creates its own opportunity.
Tom has some advice to anyone trying to beat the best deck in the format: first, you have to walk a mile in their shoes. Then, and only then, will you know how to properly club them over the head. Sage advice for #SCGWOR this weekend!
With PTQ season heavily upon us, Ari takes a look at the current Modern format and breaks down the top archetypes: why to play them, how to beat them, and what they're best against.
With the Power Nine now legal on MTGO, Brian checks in on the digital metagame's development in search of sweet tech and with an eye out for developing metagame trends and cycles.
In part two of Brad's continuing series, he looks at a specific metagame on just one week and in just one place - last weekend at Grand Prix Chicago - to examine the complex interactions a metagame has over the course of a long event.
Having just completely shifted the Standard metagame almost single-handedly, "The Boss" is here to put his thumb on the scale for Modern. People are paying a lot of life for their mana in Modern, which makes it much easier to beat them with a solid aggressive deck... of which Tom has a few choices to share.
Patrick Chapin, "The Innovator," has been trying to find a way to beat Black Devotion, U/W Control, and Mono-Red with the same deck... and is curious whether building your deck around a certain tribe will hit those goalposts after the release of Magic 2015.
Shaheen Soorani has been extremely consistent at the SCG Invitationals, and here he battles back against the red deck that won the last Invitational by re-shaping his Esper deck to put up a credible fight in a bad matchup.
Brad wants to tell you the secret to his success: sculpting his deck specifically for how large an event is and how the metagame changes in the later rounds of two-day tournaments... or to face the challenges of single-day events where you can't take more than one loss and win the event.
Following the Season Two Invitational this past weekend in Columbus, Todd has some deeper thoughts about the Standard in time for this weekend's Grand Prix in Chicago and #SCGVegas. Come see what deck he's advocating for moving forward!
Is brewing a dying art? Mark Nestico makes a plea for deckbuilding innovation and provides practical advice for those who want to get into the habit.
Grand Prix Louisville winner Brian Braun-Duin tells you which old cards win and lose with the addition of Journey into Nyx to Standard at #SCGCIN this weekend!
Find out if you should play Ad Nauseam Tendrils at SCG Legacy Open: Cincinnati this weekend as Ari examines the past and present metagame to see if the deck is still a good choice.