The game outside of the game is much harder to metagame, and Ross breaks down the many-layered steps that go into properly preparing for a split-format Pro Tour and the tensions that can be found between them.
Join Michael Majors and Ross Merriam for our latest installment of SCG's latest debate series! They discuss the #MTGHOF, yesterday's Banned and Restricted announcements, Magic Origins and more!
The key to figuring out any new format is establishing a baseline, and the best way to do that is to build the format's gauntlet. Ross does exactly that for Magic Origins Standard so you can run your decks through their paces!
Magic Origins is turning out to be a real deckbuilder's paradise, and Ross Merriam builds around some of the key cards that have caught his attention.
What is the difference between a good play and a bad one? The answer to that question is far more than just "and then I won," and being critical of your past plays so you make better ones in the future is a key skill among the best players.
Ross is excited about Magic Origins, and he begins his exploration of its Standard ramifications by trying to find homes for two of the set's signature planeswalkers, Gideon Jura and Liliana Vess.
Ross Merriam has a lot of experience with Splinter Twin decks in Modern, so he didn't really expect to learn something new when he picked up Grixis Twin for the Season Two Invitational. What he learned surprised him, and he shares his insights in time for Grand Prix Charlotte.
Kolaghan's Command has had unforeseen consequences on the Modern metagame as we approach #SCGINVI and Grand Prix Charlotte. Ross Merriam tells you how to join it or fight it on tournament day!
Ross Merriam looks back on a number of mistakes he's made in tournament Magic and uses those experiences to give you some very important life advice!
Ross Merriam has played the Legacy format for years, and he's super excited about #SCGWOR this weekend! So excited, in fact, that he's giving you a guide to assist in your deck selection based on your play style!
The Fact or Fiction debut pairs Adrian Sullivan and Ross Merriam this week as they argue the hot topics around the community as we approach The Legacy Open at #SCGWOR this weekend!
We all fantasize about making that incredible, unforgettable play that makes Magic history. But what if we're wrong? Ross Merriam provides a sobering piece of advice: The more you try to get fancy, the worse you're going to play.
Recent Open winner Ross Merriam took a break from the grind this week in a special place, and it gave him some terrific perspective about his role in the game, the game's role in our world, and what the future of Magic may hold!
By now you know that Ross Merriam obliterated the Standard Open last weekend. What you may not know is that Ross broke a big-time rule in order to get the trophy. Find out what Ross did "wrong" and hopefully you can make the same "mistake" at #SCGPORT!
While the rest of the world is bowing to the new Esper Dragons, the great Ross Merriam is tuning a deck to beat them! See if you can convert Ross's designs into wins at #SCGCLE this weekend!