It's been a truly surreal week for Ben Friedman. He's lost family and friends, and he's lost Magic games. But the same game that often poses difficulties will provide opportunities. This was his Pro Tour.
Take the Great Designer Search 3 designer test, plus the vote is open to decide the outcome of Orazca.
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!
Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan revealed what many pros think of the Draft format! Ryan Saxe explores the implications for your local events before offering two intriguing picks!
It's pretty simple to check a deck out and understand it, right? Aggro, control, combo. What's so complicated? Well, competitive Magic, for one thing! Jadine explains how the Pro Tour opened her eyes in this brilliant write up!
Mark Nestico serves up his latest Commander creation, a Merfolk deck based on Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca! Oh, and there's a mighty fine fish story where obscure British TV characters come to life and no fourth wall is safe.
The Chaos continues on Mini-Masters VS! After a surprising result in Round 1, what happens when Todd Stevens takes Dragons of Tarkir to battle against Ross Merriam and Kaladesh?
The final Duel Deck shows off a few cards, peek behind the scenes at Game Knights, and a new mobile Magic game is in the works.
Open wide! You won't be "sharking" anyone with Bennie Smith's latest Commander concoction, but if you're looking for lots of cards drawn and good times, Nezahal, Primal Tide promises good times from start to fin-ish!
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!
Dylan Donegan hadn't played Mardu Vehicles much leading up to SCG Philadelphia, but his past experience helped his team secure a Top 8! Today he shares what worked with his list, what he'd change, and how to sideboard!
Pascal Vieren made the semifinals of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan with a U/R Pyromancer deck! Ross Merriam takes a moment to appreciate its simple beauty and ask the question: is this the true home for the Snapcaster Mage / Lightning Bolt shell?
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!
Todd Stevens and Ross Merriam are back at it on Mini-Masters VS! This week, it's Chaos as they get dealt ten random packs. So what happens when Todd Stevens gets Iconic Masters...and Ross Merriam is stuck with Amonkhet?
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...
Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan shows off Modern’s diversity, plus a return to form for FNM promos.
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!
Brennan DeCandio makes no apologies for his SCG Philadelphia finish with Grixis Energy in Standard! Today he shares his secrets for success with the deck...and the tools you can use to knock it out!