Ixalan previews started with a bang, and Ross Merriam was right there to record his take! Get his thoughts on Pirates-and-Dinosaurs, why Jim Davis isn't a fan of a certain card, and the brew to beat going into SCG Dallas!
Magic isn't just about maximizing your cards' impact. Minimizing the effectiveness of your opponent's cards may be even more important! Jadine Klomparens gives examples from Standard ahead of Grand Prix Washington DC!
A successful controlling Draft deck is a work of Limited art. But how can one pull off this complex trick? Ryan Saxe shares his insights into the essential ingredients and the process of collecting them!
Artists aren't the only guests at Grand Prix Washington DC! Cedric Phillips fills in the details on the trio of official cosplayers...or should that be "Triad" instead?
Todd Stevens thinks he has a Standard deck worthy of Grand Prix Washington DC in B/U Control! Their first test? Grand Prix Denver champion Brad Nelson and his winning Temur Energy deck! No pressure, Todd...
Already going through Game of Thrones withdrawal? Let Danny West ease your pain! Stark meets snark as SCG's content majordomo dishes out 100-card decklists and shade for days!
Ixalan Day 2 previews roll on, and the Professor teaches a class on mana curve.
With the rotation coming, Standard is in its annual strange place. What singles should savvy buyers avoid, and where are the opportunities for a post-Ixalan score? Chas Andres has this week's financial advice and trends!
Curious which Commander 2017 deck is right for you? Bennie Smith breaks down every deck's details, showing you what's available and where to find it!
Brennan DeCandio is heading to Washington DC in search of a Pro Tour invite after his quest in Florida came up just short! Get his advice on possible Standard decks in this eight-set format's last big shindig!
Like Janus, Ari Lax has one eye on Standard's past and another on its future! What does he think of the format for Grand Prix Washington DC and beyond...and what does he think of the cards soon to depart it?
There's more than one artist guest at Grand Prix Washington DC...more than a dozen of them, in fact! Cedric Phillips has your essential guide to Artists Alley in today's Countdown Blog!
Eight-set Standard may be in its waning days, but there are still choices to be explored ahead of Grand Prix Washington DC! Can Tom "The Boss" Ross and W/B Procession beat Todd Anderson and Mono-Black Zombies?
Master Trinketeer may be a largely forgotten rare, but the Dwarf with the tiny hat has some big potential! Ross Merriam showcases an intriguing mono-white Standard deck ahead of GP Washington DC!
Temur Energy dominated Grand Prix Denver and looms large for Grand Prix Washington DC! Where does Gerry Thompson, who played Ramunap Red in the Mile High City, think the metagame will go this weekend...and what should you play?
Vintage gets a shake up with the Banned & Restricted Updates, and Ixalan previews begin!
Tom "The Boss" Ross isn't content to take a stock list to Grand Prix Washington DC! Today he examines three rogue archetypes seeing success in Standard and pushes them to the maximum!
Special guests play a key role in any Grand Prix experience, particularly the Guest of Honor! Cedric Phillips introduces you to Rob Alexander and all the goodies he's got for sale in today's Countdown!
A solar eclipse inspired perpetual brewer Matt Higgs to build a Standard deck around Hazoret's Undying Fury and Wildfire Eternal! But things took a left turn on the way from Kentucky to Grand Prix Washington DC...
The swiftly shifting Standard metagame has Adrian Sullivan intrigued! Get his take on the two matchups anyone hoping to become Grand Prix Washington DC champion absolutely must master!