Columbus was only the beginning. Saheeli Rai was present but hardly dominant. The previous format's archetypes made good bids, but nothing strangled the format entirely. That means there's plenty of room to explore this format before SCG Richmond weekend! Patrick Chapin is the man for the job!
You know what they say: Week one is all about aggro! If everyone is taking their sweet time assembling combos, a Shock is a great way to get their attention in a hurry! Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin is here to help you bring the fire to SCG Columbus!
Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin is ready to crush this format! With SCG Columbus on everyone's radar for the first layer of the Pro Tour metagame, Patrick is going to spend all week long building every kind of deck you can possibly build with Aether Revolt! Which one are you sleeving up?
Was Wizards of the Coast trying to break Standard in half, or did it merely succeed? The appearance of Felidar Guardian in the same block as Saheeli Rai has Patrick Chapin wondering what on Earth is going on. He's seen this movie before, and today he shares his earliest decks that might help you survive the sequel!
It isn't preview season until The Innovator starts breaking cards and formats in half! Luckily for Patrick Chapin, he doesn't have to try as hard this time because Aether Revolt is pretty powerful to begin with! Let's take a look at the beginning of our very welcome new Standard format, shall we?
The rights and wrongs of unbans and bans are a lot more deep than just looking at decklists or declaring you want that card that always beats you to get axed. It requires critical thinking and a brilliant Magic mind. Patrick Chapin takes you down the rabbit hole of creating and curating Magic formats in 2017!
Patrick Chapin has spent a lot of time with various incarnations of Magic's most diabolical machinist, and he has two different versions of him to work with for new Standard! If you want brews and analysis, you know that The Innovator is the place to go!
The previews may be trickling in slowly, but that just means The Innovator has tons of time to lock in multiple brews for each new Aether Revolt gift we're given! Whether you're a Modern mage or a Standard slinger these days, Patrick Chapin has plenty of sweet lists to get you started in 2017!
This may surprise you, but Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin really enjoyed casting Cruel Ultimatum. Shocking, I know. So where does this new Bolas-esque card stand? And how hard will Patrick work to cast it? What other early secrets from Aether Revolt is Patrick stoked about?
Aether Revolt preview season has only just started, but there are already spells poised to shake up Standard and Modern, and it didn't take long for Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin to begin the breaking! How many uses for these new cards can you unleash?
No, really. What is fun? What is it about Magic that brings us back for more? What is that intangible quality we can't quite fully understand? And what can it teach about the pleasure of games? What about the art of mastering them? Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin opens your mind!
The World Magic Cup was a unique event that showed Modern in a completely different light! Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin has crunched the numbers, and the takeaway is completely unexpected! Which archetypes are actually favored at #SCGINVI?
This card is overpowered. This card is terrible. This card is format-defining. These are quick and easy statements that common players throw around, but when it comes to professional and useful card evaluation? You're going to have to do better than that. Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin shows you how in this must-read!
If you want some crucial advice on deckbuilding, playtesting, or anything else that contributes to being a successful competitive player, Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin has an excellent piece this week that is not to be missed by #SCGCOL hopefuls!
New sets don't set the old world on fire very often, but when they do? Man, is it a big deal! Patrick Chapin provides the endless number of insane things you can unleash on #SCGBALT with this sleeping giant from Kaladesh!
We now have enough data to make some pretty definitive statements on the Modern format. #SCGBALT's Modern Classic next weekend promises to be a huge event for the format, and Patrick Chapin is ready to get you prepped for the occasion with this breakdown of the power level of each archetype! Is any deck too good? What's the solution?
The decks we thought were going to dominate this format? They're nowhere. The next wave that came up behind them? Also vanishing. We need a Pro Tour Hall of Famer to provide the best and freshest worldwide Magic data! Is the format's next evolution in the numbers here?