The Innovator loves seeing innovation, and he got a good deal of it this past weekend! Buried beneath Energy mirrors and a format that clearly has its issues--even for a small card pool--were some truly great looks at Standard! Your SCG Baltimore Standard specialist needs this one!
Patrick Chapin played W/R Approach to a Day 2 finish at Pro Tour Ixalan, but it wasn't all sweetness and light in Albuquerque. In between all the tech, this one just might make you hurt.
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!
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!
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?
Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin continues his popular rundown of all the major (and some not-so-major) blue and black cards of Ixalan. Pirates and Dinosaurs (and more...)? Oh my!
Get Patrick Chapin's ideas on Ixalan's green cards, just in time for SCG Dallas!
Patrick Chapin kicks off his famous set review for Ixalan with the white cards! We've already seen hype for Tocatli Honor Guard, but what will "The Innovator" do with the set's Vampires?
Patrick Chapin wanted to write a lot about Merfolk today, but there's just one problem: they're terrible! So how about an explanation why and some piquant red decks ahead of SCG Dallas instead?
Patrick Chapin's mind is on blue and brewing as the Ixalan previews roll in! You want Pirates? Dynavolt Tower decks? Approach of the Second Sun? He has all three and more as he envisions the way to stay blue in the new world.
Post-Labor Day blues have you groggy? Patrick Chapin's here to perk you up with some Ixalan-inspired Pirate brews! Come for the decklists, stay for the puns...
Three huge Modern events took place just days ago, and they look unbelievably different! Patrick Chapin has taken the time to study the decks and synchronize the data! What Modern format will we find in the coming weeks? Can this format get even better?
Magic finally seems to be back to an ever-changing metagame, and Patrick Chapin couldn't be happier! So what happened, and how will it affect this weekend's Standard Classic metagame? Is this the most aggro Standard of all-time?
Ramunap Red took five slots in the Top 8 of Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, and by Patrick Chapin's reckoning, it was underplayed?! What happened in Kyoto, and how will that shape Standard's future?
The God-Pharaoh is officially legit. Join The Innovator as he puts the screws to Standard before SCG Atlanta! Deck diversity is fine and all, but can this metagame be as broken as the last few?
Patrick Chapin's Hour of Devastation exploration continues! Which green cards are full of (Hour of) Promise, and which are just mirages?
The color wheel is ever turning! This time, Patrick Chapin serves up a bevy of blue-based decks right before SCG Cincinnati! He's even got something special for the Legacy crowd! Good luck in Ohio, everyone!
You want The Innovator? You got him! He's starting the season off with the endless builds you've come to expect for SCG Cincinnati!
There's no stone unturned when it comes to The Innovator's work on a new set! The Hall of Famer is intrigued by a number of unusual spells that may quickly become the focal points of Standard! Eldrazi Ramp, U/B Cycling Control, and more!
Hour of Devastation has Patrick Chapin brewing up a storm! Get the latest Standard decklists and single-card musings to emerge from his world-renowned Magic work!