Gerry Thompson and Team USA made the Top 16 of the World Magic Cup while he wielded Sultai Energy in Unified Standard! He'll talk about the deck a little, but that's not really the focus today. Instead, he really wants to celebrate one of the best tournaments he's ever attended.
Temur Energy, Temur Energy, Temur Energy. Standard's looking pretty stale...wait, what's this? A glimmer of hope? Turns out the format is littered with cards and decks that just need one or two more pieces to break out. Jim Davis is here to get you prepared for the release of Rivals of Ixalan!
Sam Black went a perfect 8-0 in the Modern portion of the SCG Season Two Invitational with Whir Lantern! Today he gives all the details you need to wield the deck at Grand Prix Oklahoma City!
Math runs through every current of playing Magic, whether or not we have a formal understanding of it. But if you're having bad memories of algebra class, don't fear! Ross Merriam will have you slinging terms like "hypergeometric distribution" and "binomial coefficient" in no time!
Things are getting a little weird on VS! Brad Nelson has brought to the table one of the most potentially broken decks in Modern, Grishoalbrand. Can Ross Merriam and Mono-Green Devotion make it a fair fight?
Modern shows no signs of getting stale, even with a number of events in the past month! Patrick Chapin takes a deep dive into recent results, exploring the risers, the falls, and the strange new builds that have been unleashed on an unsuspecting metagame!
Standard's been on a downswing for a bit while Modern seems triumphant. But when these old frenemies meet in a nameless void to settle old scores, they discover numerous things they have in common. And whatever you do, don't reveal the twist at the end!
Modern seems like a wide-open format where anyone can play anything and win. Ari Lax puts the emphasis on "seems" as he reveals the treacherous landscape hidden between the swirling fog of unpredictable Modern results!
Un-sets are among the most notoriously tricky releases for Magic finance folk to parse! That's not stopping Chas Andres from giving it his best, though. And how does the temporary legality of silver-bordered cards in Commander affect things?
Things are getting a little goofy on VS! Todd Stevens just wants to cast Doubling Season and planeswalkers, while Ross Merriam is on a mission to mill out his foe! Which strategy will reign supreme?
Two SCG Premium authors, five numbers to ponder, and one big event: it's Over/Under, SCG Season Two Invitational-style. Will Temur Energy crack the 50% mark by Day 2? Will Tarmogoyf and Lightning Bolt get shut out in Modern? And just how high could Todd Stevens's numbers go?
We've rescued this one from the Thanksgiving archive! Thanks to the Magic of our Magic Directors, we can check out Todd Stevens and Ross Merriam battling Modern just in time to celebrate the Season Two Invitational! Good luck, everyone!
It's a double feature of Modern VS! Will Brad Nelson win with Blue Moon more often than the deck's namesake implies, or will Ross Merriam and B/R Hollow One hoard the victories? Anyone piloting either of these at the Season Two Invitational?
Todd Anderson is laying his (Magic) cards on the table! If you want his unvarnished opinion on what to play in the Standard and Modern portions of the SCG Season Two Invitational, it's just a click away!
Todd Stevens is going to finish Season Two of the SCG Tour atop the leaderboard, and it won't be particularly close! But what were the secrets behind his success? He offers a few notes for the SCG Season Two Invitational and beyond!
It's rare for a top Standard deck to have so much disagreement on the right way to build it, but Temur Energy has perplexed even the pros! Brad Nelson weighs in on the debate and presents two versions for the metagame you expect at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?
Don't adjust your screen: it's a new Sam Black article for the second day in a row! Today he talks about the Modern deck spoken of in hushed whispers at best and tones of disgust at worst: Lantern Control! Will you face this menace at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or play it yourself?
"Maximize your mana use each turn" is practically a motto for tournament Magic deckbuilding and competition. But sometimes you're just helping your opponent's plan by doing so! What then? Sam Black shows how the best play sometimes is no play at all!
At the previous Invitational, Brian Coval took aim at two narrow metagames in Standard and Modern and hit his mark in both. Ross Merriam shows the steps needed to replicate his success at the SCG Season Two Invitational!