Team formats create interesting and complicated tournament results, so we need some experts to sort it out! Fortunately, the two we've chosen today don't necessarily agree! Whose side are you on, anyway?
The Standard metagame is running deep these days! Patrick Chapin revels in the diversity but points out an underlying and very strange thread running through this metagame! The answers are yours!
Some successful players have gone on record as saying it's not necessarily correct to put a Noble Hierarch in its place on turn 1! Ross Merriam is an old school mage who disagrees! He talks about Magic mechanics and Modern Humans this week!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax sees a lot of decks in the new Standard, but there are a lot of archetypes already falling out of favor. Most of them are aggro decks. For excellent guidance on how to construct decks like Tom Ross and Paul Rietzl, this is your stop!
Wow. If you want an excellent guide to the present prices of Modern staples, which are due for reprints, which are resilient to reprints (and practically everything else involving the history of the format's finance), Chas has done it!
Our two SCG Tour commentators for the weekend can't wait to get the chatting started! That's why they're already debating the big issues surrounding new Standard, modern Modern, and old style Legacy in this week's Fact or Fiction!
Gerry Thompson has examined and tested most of the lists that we're seeing for SCG Philly Standard contention! Today he puts forth the rising and fading stars heading into this weekend's big SCG Tour event!
It took three heads to do it, but Jonathan Rosum and his teammates took home SCG Dallas! Rosum piloted Humans, rather than his usual Jeskai build, and that made all the difference! Here's his recommendations for SCG Philadelphia!
Brad Nelson has picked a handful of decks that found success in the MTGO PTQ! He's adjusting them here and there so that your Standard team member can bring the glory at SCG Philly!
SCG Philly is in two days! Get geared up by following along with Todd as he lists off his team's plans, as well as how to not embarrass yourself (and your friends) during team play!
Conventional wisdom says that you should play Abzan or Jund if you just have to grind midrange in Modern, but times have changed! Simplicity is the name of the game, and Todd Stevens explains why in excellent detail for SCG Philadelphia!
Ari Lax and Todd Anderson have invited Drafting Digest's Ryan Saxe over to Premium for a little draft contest! Check out their pick orders on some packs and vote who picked it best!
The Standard metagame seems pretty diverse so far, but Sam Black wants to go even further! If you're not (somehow) into the dozen and change decks that are showing up, Sam is here to dig deeper for SCG Philly!
McLaren is a Pro Tour Champion because he follows the metagame trends! And yeah, we're early, but these rankings are foolproof! If you're battling Standard at SCG Philadelphia or beyond, here's where things stand! Agree or disagree?
Vampires, Merfolk: both names of iconic decks of Constructed formats past. So why haven't these tribes or Ixalan newcomers Pirates and Dinosaurs made a splash in recent Standard? Ari Lax examines their circumstances and whether they have a chance at SCG Philadelphia.
Just when you thought it was safe! SCG Philadelphia will be another great weekend of SCG Tour Modern (among Standard and Legacy!), but it may be a little warmer in the room than usual! Merriam explains why Bolt is back and headed for your face...and what you can do to stop it!
At SCG Dallas, Standard became one set larger...and four cards smaller. Patrick Chapin explores the possibilities in the revitalized format and tells whether the results from Texas give him hope! Are this many decks truly viable in the longer term?
We have our first results after the ban, and more importantly, our first Chas Andres finance article! He's back following the crazy new Standard world we're living in, plus updates on the Reserved List and Modern!
Patrick Sullivan is making short work of his Fact or Fiction opponents lately, but no man knows his weaknesses (he has none) better than Cedric Phillips! Let's see what stances they take on Rivals of Ixalan, Modern, and Deathrite Shaman!
Bad news if you dislike burn spells, haste creatures, and players being allowed to block: red is still here. GerryT can find his footing in a format early and often, and he wants to help you find yours before SCG Dallas.