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?
We've got the most bizarre Standard we've ever seen. Mark your calendars. Take your pictures. Because in a few years, this will be one you'll tell people about! Patrick Chapin has even more of the metagame share to tell you about for the #SCGMKE Classic this week! See The Innovator's latest lists!
Over the last several weeks, Patrick Chapin has given his thoughts on what Kaladesh will do to Standard. What about Modern? "The Innovator" breaks down the cards that have already seen play and a very special sleeper pick he believes has tremendous potential to be the next big thing!
Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin has even more new decks and reviews of Kaladeh's best! But that's not all! He's looking over the results of the big breakout party at #SCGINDY to see what the future holds for Kaladesh Standard!
The big Kaladesh party starts at #SCGINDY tomorrow! Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin has been all over the set, giving the most extensive commentary and the most decklists! Today is no different! It's black's turn to get The Innovator's attention and it's all right here!
A lot of players thought that red was far and away the weakest color in recent Standard memory. How likely is that to change in this brand new Standard format? #SCGINDY is only days away, and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin has a lot of advice, lists, and card analysis for every fire-fueled spell from Kaladesh!