Emma Handy finishes Modern's family tree with the unusual lands of the format, from Spire of Industry to Snow-Covered Islands, ahead of SCG Columbus!
Todd Stevens wraps up his grand survey of the Modern metagame with a look at the combo and aggro decks of the format! Read this concluding part and the others before SCG Columbus!
It's hard to remember just how different Modern was at the start of the year! Collins Mullen shows the many ways the format evolved in 2017 and sets the stage for SCG Columbus!
Big mana decks dominated Grand Prix Oklahoma City. Will it happen again when the SCG Tour kicks off 2018 at SCG Columbus? Ross Merriam presents his model of the Modern metagame cycle and calls his shot!
Looking for a one-stop guide to all things Modern? Well, that would be too long for just one article, but Todd Stevens is here to get you started with the midrange decks! Watch for the rest of this series later this month!
You wanna be on top? Then you'd best listen to Peter Ingram! He's taking deep dives into Modern and Standard, looking for the next lists ready to have their breakout performances!
Well, that didn't take long! The Grand Prix Oklahoma City results aren't even last week's news, and already folks are calling for an Ancient Stirrings ban. Ross Merriam is here to put the brakes on that talk!
That's a mighty bold title from the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer! But don't be too surprised if the game designer and leading theorist has you nodding along by the end. He just hopes Wizards of the Coast has figured all this out by now...
With seemingly nonstop Modern on the horizon for Magic pros, it's time for Brad Nelson to put down his traveling trunk! But the format's been far from a friendly home for him in the past. Watch him try to make sense of Modern's present...and future!
Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?
At the previous Invitational, Brian Coval took aim at two narrow metagames in Standard and Modern and hit his mark in both. Ross Merriam shows the steps needed to replicate his success at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Peter Ingram freely admits he could've played better at Grand Prix Atlanta! And part of that has to do with his strategy walking into the event. Why is he considering ditching Temur Energy for his next big Standard event? Should you do the same at SCG Baltimore?
Brad has the latest pointers for the Temur Energy mirror if you need them, but that's not what this week is about. See, Brad's a Standard specialist being tasked with learning Modern in only a week for SCG Baltimore! How the hell does somebody do that? Well, you're about to find out.
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!