If you're a fan of formats with diverse metagames, then it's hard to argue against Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan being anything other than the best ever. The Innovator combs the results just for you! What. A. Format!
Pascal Vieren made the semifinals of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan with a U/R Pyromancer deck! Ross Merriam takes a moment to appreciate its simple beauty and ask the question: is this the true home for the Snapcaster Mage / Lightning Bolt shell?
It's so strange to have so many viable decks in one format! That gives Chas Andres a ton of finance to work on as he talks decks, specs, and everything in between! The smart money is on Modern!
Cedric Phillips and Patrick Sullivan play post-Pro Tour Fact or Fiction! Is B/R Hollow One for real? Is Gerry Thompson's Mardu Pyromancer the best Thoughtseize deck? And Cedric, tell us how you really feel about calls for a Lantern ban...
Yesterday, Jim Davis gave his predictions for Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Today, it's Gerry Thompson's turn! Writing before Round 1 kicks off, he calls his shots on the metagame, the surprises, and why he thinks he and his editor will take some cash home from Spain!
The Eldrazi are no strangers to Modern play, but this isn't Eldrazi Tron or Eldrazi and Taxes! No, today's deck thrives with the help of Distended Mindbender...and Heartless Summoning?!
You can bet the pros took notice of the Goryo's As Foretold deck that took second in the Modern Classic at SCG Philadelphia, and so did Todd Anderson! Could it make a splash at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan? And how could it evolve?
Jim Davis has been on a pretty good run with his Pro Tour predictions! But with Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan bringing Modern to the big stage for the first time in years, can Jim keep the streak going in Spain?
Just days ago, Ross Merriam was sitting across the table from this masterpiece! Now he demands to take it for a test drive himself!
Team formats create interesting and complicated tournament results, so we need some experts to sort it out! Fortunately, the two we've chosen today don't necessarily agree! Whose side are you on, anyway?
Some successful players have gone on record as saying it's not necessarily correct to put a Noble Hierarch in its place on turn 1! Ross Merriam is an old school mage who disagrees! He talks about Magic mechanics and Modern Humans this week!
The Todds move on to Modern on VS! Todd Anderson has chosen a Classic-winning version of Affinity. Can Todd Stevens stop the robots with B/G Midrange?
Wow. If you want an excellent guide to the present prices of Modern staples, which are due for reprints, which are resilient to reprints (and practically everything else involving the history of the format's finance), Chas has done it!
Counters Company had its time in the Modern sun, but its aggro backup plan often fell flat. So what happens when you go all-in on the combo instead? Ross Merriam has the answer!
And here you thought death saved you from taxes! Modern is a strange place where Spirits (and Eldrazi!) can tax your mana better than you ever thought possible! SCG Philly is one day away!
Our two SCG Tour commentators for the weekend can't wait to get the chatting started! That's why they're already debating the big issues surrounding new Standard, modern Modern, and old style Legacy in this week's Fact or Fiction!
GerryT and Bryan G. team up to talk the Standard format that emerged in the wake of the bannings and what they expect to see at the Modern-format Pro Tour starting next Friday!
It took three heads to do it, but Jonathan Rosum and his teammates took home SCG Dallas! Rosum piloted Humans, rather than his usual Jeskai build, and that made all the difference! Here's his recommendations for SCG Philadelphia!
SCG Philly is in two days! Get geared up by following along with Todd as he lists off his team's plans, as well as how to not embarrass yourself (and your friends) during team play!
Conventional wisdom says that you should play Abzan or Jund if you just have to grind midrange in Modern, but times have changed! Simplicity is the name of the game, and Todd Stevens explains why in excellent detail for SCG Philadelphia!