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!
The marvelous multitudes of Modern decks made themselves known in Regionals Top 8s across the USA! Todd Stevens takes a deep dive into the results and what they portend for the format's future!
Seth Manfield won Pro Tour Ixalan, but he's far from the only winner! Jadine Klomparens looks at the field, the results, and how it all will shake out for Grand Prix Atlanta! When Jadine's writing about Magic, everybody wins!
Brennan DeCandio isn't at the Pro Tour this time, but he's still itching for Standard action! Get his thoughts on the decks he hopes will flourish in Albuquerque!
If Shaheen Soorani's Pro Tour ride ends here, he's going out in style! Check out the two control decks he considered bringing to Pro Tour Ixalan and cheer him on!
Only the decklist-keepers at Pro Tour Ixalan know what the metagame will look like at first, but guessing at it is crucial for participants! Brad Nelson reveals his perceived levels for the event and predictions!
However many people think Standard has a three-deck (or fewer!) metagame, Gerry Thompson is preparing for many, many more. Check out his extended gauntlet ahead of Pro Tour Ixalan!
Ari Lax's Modern Matchup Guide was an immensely popular article, but with SCG Regionals on the horizon, it's due for a facelift! Learn which matchups have changed and how thanks to printings from Vizier of Remedies to Unclaimed Territory!
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!
As a former Development-side member of Magic R&D, Peter Ingram has insights into the Modern Banned List few people can match. Today he offers his takes...wait, he thinks Chrome Mox is safe to unban? Why? How?!
With eight distinct archetypes in the Modern Open Top 8 at SCG Cincinnati, Patrick Chapin thinks the format is amazing. Also amazing? That winning Humans deck. Collins Mullen just might be Magic's next breakout star!
*Record scratch* It seems Brennan DeCandio doesn't share Shaun McLaren's opinion about Modern being the best it's ever been! In fact, he's here with a special plea to Wizards of the Coast: don't ruin Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan!
Merfolk and Humans decks made big gains in Modern with the arrival of Ixalan! Jim Davis breaks down the key cards and interactions ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
Shaun McLaren thinks Modern's in a pretty good place! He didn't think Wizards of the Coast would ban anything, and he was right. But could Modern be even better?
SCG Charlotte showcased a wildly diverse Modern metagame! Patrick Chapin takes a deep dive into the results, showcasing his favorite tech and the possibilities for SCG Cincinnati!
Sam Black saw U/B Control emerge as a challenger to Ramunap Red and Temur Energy at the World Championship! But he doesn't think Standard is just a three-deck metagame. Today he outlines ways to take down The Scarab God and friends!
As Modern prepares to take center stage at SCG Charlotte, Emma Handy tackles the format's Banned List, its shortcomings, and what can be done ahead of Modern's return to the Pro Tour!
Patrick Chapin breaks down the Standard metagame at the World Championship! With just 24 competitors, he expected things to get a little weird...but not this weird! What's the plan if you're bound for SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
Two control decks in the Top 4 of the World Championship? That makes for a happy Shaheen Soorani! He shares his control updates, including the decks he's considering taking to U.S. Nationals! What are you taking to SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
Brennan DeCandio gives his take on Esper Gift, the deck he took to the Top 8 of the Standard Open at SCG Dallas!