Michael talks about his recent adventures with Golgari in Standard and why you might want to consider playing the guild's colors at #SCGOAK or #SCGCOL.
Michael Martin made it to the second day of a Grand Prix for the first time at #GPDC and tells you how it happened in this thoughtful tournament report.
Find out why Michael thinks the trifecta of Abrupt Decay, Hero's Downfall, and Thoughtseize is where you want to be at for Standard at #SCGVB and #SCGPROV.
This week Michael rants about Thoughtseize in Standard and gives you some ideas for how to fight against it at your next tournament.
Michael was in the first wave on Mono Blue Devotion, and now he's trying to see how far that Nightveil Specter will stretch - presenting Mono Dimir Devotion? Is that a thing you can do? Read on and find out!
Michael talks about three decks he's been working on in Standard. Get some ideas before SCG Open Series: Indianapolis featuring the Invitational this weekend!
Michael looks more deeply into exploring the power of Master of Waves, evolving his early builds from last week's article to put this powerful Mythic Rare to work!
Michael takes a devoted look at one- and two-color decks using a few possible breakout Theros cards!
This week Michael Martin takes a look at what we might be able to do with Nykthos in Standard. See if you should play with the Shrine to Nyx at #SCGCLE!
In light of recent events, Michael shares some life strategy advice with you that he feels you should really take to heart.
In this week's article, Michael shifts gears a bit and shares the experience of teaching his son how to play Magic for the first time with you.
Michael looks into decklist data before and after recent set rotations in order to see if he can find any trends that may help us early on in Theros Standard.
This week Michael looks into a more drilled down and focused aspect of plan recognition in games of Magic: deception.
Michael provides a framework for building an understanding of an adversary's intentions & plans in a game of Magic by looking at the totality of their actions.
If you're looking to try something new in Standard at #SCGSLC or #SCGNY this weekend, check out Michael Martin's RUG Midrange deck!
Michael analyzes the results of #SCGRICH and #SCGMI this past weekend, focusing on M14 cards that made their way into Standard. Get ready for #SCGINVI!
Michael Martin shares some ideas he has for the new Standard format with M14. Read on to see if you should try one of them this weekend at #SCGRICH!
Michael Martin takes a look at optimizing how our brain operates so that we can maximize our chances to make the "best decisions" across an entire tournament.
Michael Martin shares his latest build of Burn at the Stake combo, this time in RUG colors over U/W/R. See if you should try it at your next Friday Night Magic!
Michael discusses a growing problem in the Magic community: theft. He identifies different types of theft at Magic events and what we can do to combat them.