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!
The critical Modern matchups continue on VS! Will Todd Stevens and U/W Control lock down the win, or will Brad Nelson and the patient power of G/B Tron prove irrepressible? The SCG Season Two Invitational awaits!
Whether you're looking to get beyond the basics of Magic or you need a refresher before the SCG Season Two Invitational, Patrick Chapin's latest on the essentials of advanced Magic is a must-read!
Ari Lax isn't afraid to say it: Modern's best cantrips and discard spells are Modern's best cards, end of story! That doesn't mean you're unlocking their full potential, though. Take tutelage from a Pro Tour trophy-holder before the SCG Season Two Invitational!
It's time for a Standard showdown on VS! Will Brad Nelson take things down with Temur Energy, or will Ross Merriam and upstart W/U Cycling upset the pecking order? The SCG Season Two Invitational awaits!
Does it take 10,000 hours of practice? An uncanny intuition for confusing the opponent? The creativity to see a line no one else could? Nay, says Gerry Thompson. Get his take on the real secret of Magic success!
Brad Nelson is dusting off the soapbox! After one of the wildest years competitive Magic has been through in the 21st century, he's ready to rattle off his best and worst of 2017. Did your favorite (or un-favorite) card make the list?
For Jim Davis, Thanksgiving isn't one day a year but an ongoing process. Today he looks back at the past twelve months and gives thanks for the awesome Magical things in his life!
Patrick Chapin's quest for the perfect Search for Azcanta deck continues! He's going to find the list that gets the enchantment banned in Modern if he has anything to say about it...but not before it helps win the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Todd Stevens counts down his Top 8 decks for the Modern portion of the SCG Season Two Invitational! Does his beloved G/W Company make the list? Is Affinity lurking and biding its time? Surely he didn't leave Jeskai Control and Grixis Death's Shadow off...
Take your turkey with a double helping of Todds on VS! And it's a double helping of Death's Shadow in Modern too! Which is the correct way to wield the deadliest creature in Modern? The SCG Season Two Invitational awaits!
Last time out, Shaun McLaren picked his Top 8 hottest decks in Modern. This week? Not so much! But there's plenty of fun to be had in his countdown of the format's most intriguing jank...and maybe even a competitive list or two!
Ross Merriam played in a Regional PTQ last weekend, but in retrospect, he might've played himself! Get the new and strange reflections he has on the greater Modern format ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Chart a Course hasn't made much of a splash in Standard, but we're only now waking up to its true potential in Modern! Inspired by Gerry Thompson's article last week, Ari Lax takes on the challenge ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Chas Andres isn't convinced the new Magic digital offerings are a bad omen! Get our finance guru's take on why he thinks Magic: The Gathering Arena is far from problematic...and why Magic Online is far from dead! Nobody panic!