To everyone's happiness, Tron didn't win the Pro Tour. In fact, it didn't do a lot of anything at the Pro Tour! We've tracked down the most famous Tron pilot we could find to explain what happened and why! Don't panic yet, Karn fans!
Controversial as it may be, Ross Merriam has this crazy notion that we don't need to ban things all the time. Believe it or not, Lantern might actually be great for Modern! How is that possible? Glad you asked!
Cedric Phillips and Patrick Sullivan play post-Pro Tour Fact or Fiction! Is B/R Hollow One for real? Is Gerry Thompson's Mardu Pyromancer the best Thoughtseize deck? And Cedric, tell us how you really feel about calls for a Lantern ban...
If you're a fan of formats with diverse metagames, then it's hard to argue against Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan being anything other than the best ever. The Innovator combs the results just for you! What. A. Format!
It's so strange to have so many viable decks in one format! That gives Chas Andres a ton of finance to work on as he talks decks, specs, and everything in between! The smart money is on Modern!
A wide-open Standard calls for more than watered-down reboots of the format's past hits. Craig Krempels made waves at SCG Philadelphia with a surprising Jeskai Aggro deck. Today he shares its secrets...and why it should only be the first of many innovations to come.
Yesterday, Jim Davis gave his predictions for Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Today, it's Gerry Thompson's turn! Writing before Round 1 kicks off, he calls his shots on the metagame, the surprises, and why he thinks he and his editor will take some cash home from Spain!
You can bet the pros took notice of the Goryo's As Foretold deck that took second in the Modern Classic at SCG Philadelphia, and so did Todd Anderson! Could it make a splash at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan? And how could it evolve?
Ben Ragan has been making a name for himself on the SCG Tour! In his first StarCityGames.com article, he breaks down the U/B Midrange deck he used to reach the Top 8 of the SCG Philadelphia Standard Classic. Does it have what it takes to be in the format's top tier?
Last week's Pack 1, Pick 1 was so fun, we're doing it again! See what happens when Sam Black, Brad Nelson, and Ari Lax confront five perplexing picks from fresh Rivals of Ixalan packs!
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren sees a lot of aggro running around this early format, as is the custom. But he's working on the next evolution of Standard! His choices for control and combo are here for the taking!
With Standard radically refreshed by Rivals of Ixalan and recent bannings, Todd Stevens has a whole new metagame to confront! And that can mean only one thing...the return of Deck Rates!
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!