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!
The Todds move on to Modern on VS! Todd Anderson has chosen a Classic-winning version of Affinity. Can Todd Stevens stop the robots with B/G Midrange?
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!
Jadine Klomparens has been a midrange mage most of the time lately, but that all changed in Philadelphia! Read about the epiphany that taught her that there's more than one way to define Magic's middle child!
New Trademarks for Wizards could mean new Magic products, and The Great Designer Search 3 cuts down after two rounds.
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!
Last week, Brad Nelson talked some serious smack about fans of the new green two-drop on the block! He asked for opponents, and now it looks like he's found one in Gerry Thompson!
It's a giant Elder Dinosaur with abilities for days...what's not to love? Bennie Smith brings the ramp with Zacama, Primal Calamity for Commander!
Counters Company had its time in the Modern sun, but its aggro backup plan often fell flat. So what happens when you go all-in on the combo instead? Ross Merriam has the answer!
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!
The Todds battle the odds (and each other) on VS! They're kicking this week off with a new-Standard matchup. Will Todd Anderson take Game 1 with Grixis Energy, or will Todd Stevens seal the deal with Bant Approach?
And here you thought death saved you from taxes! Modern is a strange place where Spirits (and Eldrazi!) can tax your mana better than you ever thought possible! SCG Philly is one day away!
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!
Brennan DeCandio had an excellent weekend at SCG Dallas, but he's not done yet! He's hitting the road to SCG Philly! Here, he goes over his explosive Monsters deck and if he'd have the courage to run it back!
In Week 1 after a quadruple Standard banning, the top Standard decks looked awfully familiar. Peter Ingram says that's not good enough, and today he presents several avenues he's eager to explore before SCG Philadelphia!
Learn more about the Team Constructed Open in Philadelphia, including teams to watch and food recommendations!
The colorful expansion symbols have been banished from the room on VS! Watch Todd Anderson pilot U/R Snow Delver against Ross Merriam and Mono-Black Control in this week's Pauper finale!
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!
GerryT and Bryan G. team up to talk the Standard format that emerged in the wake of the bannings and what they expect to see at the Modern-format Pro Tour starting next Friday!
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!