Ross Merriam picks through Standard's underwhelming underdogs to look for some sleeper picks for post-rotation action! Think these cards won't make an impact at some point in Battle for Zendikar Standard? Guess again!
We may not know very much yet about Battle For Zendikar, but we do already know that the mana we can access in this new Standard format will look very different than it does today. Ross Merriam breaks it down to get a sense of what lies ahead for us.
Ross Merriam takes a look at his weekend playing Standard at the WMCQ as well as some Legacy on the side as he prepares for the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
Who knew the grind could be such a grind? Standard right now commands us to find the next week's best deck or find ourselves in the loser's bracket, and Ross takes a look at where we find ourselves today in order to figure out where we want to be tomorrow.
Ross Merriam begins his Season Three Invitational preparation by examining the current Legacy metagame, breaking down the top decks from #SCGDC this past weekend to understand the format's positioning and pick the right deck.
While Ross Merriam might have hoped for better results at #PTOrigins, he looks back to reflect on what inputs at the team level resulted in the output of the finishes he and his teammates attained at the event.
Hot off of a semifinals appearance at #SCGSCHI, Ross Merriam examines how the Week One Standard metagame matched his expectations and what he thinks are the top decks at the moment.
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.