What's it really like being a professional Magic player? Ross Merriam talks the highs, the lows, the grind, and above all the necessity of finding balance when Magic is work instead of a release.
When two combo decks collide, the result can be disastrous...or just what each one needed to jump a tier. Could mixing Vengevine and Goryo's Vengeance be your ticket to SCG Louisville glory?
Don't act like you can resist this deck. We all knew this was going to happen when it was first previewed, and I think we can all agree that Grand Prix Washington DC could use a little horseplay at the top tables!
The race is on to finish preparing for Standard in time for Grand Prix Washington DC! Watch Tom "The Boss" pilot Ramunap Red against Ross Merriam and the unusual yet successful W/R Midrange deck!
Five years ago, Delver of Secrets, Ponder, and Gitaxian Probe were all Standard-legal...and all part of a seriously messed-up Magic deck! Ross Merriam highlights a Modern Angel Delver list that calls back to that time!
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!
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!
With The Scarab God making waves in Standard, it was inevitable someone would try it in Modern! Ross Merriam examines a successful Esper result that just might have Shaheen Soorani smiling!
The fringe decks of Modern take center stage on VS! Skred Red may be rare, but it took a Grand Prix trophy in Texas. Can Tom "The Boss" Ross pilot it to victory against Ross Merriam and Mono-Blue Grand Architect?
Standard is changing week by week in paper and day by day on Magic Online! Will the Jeskai God-Pharaoh's Gift deck Ross Merriam highlights today peak at just the right time for Grand Prix Washington DC?
Ross Merriam is thrilled to see the return of a Standard where careful metagaming is rewarded! Get his take on the past few weeks and how the wheel might turn as Grand Prix Washington DC approaches!
This matchup is anything but Standard! In fact, it's a replay of the Grand Prix Minneapolis finals as Ross Merriam wields Mono-Black Zombies against Todd Anderson and B/G Constrictor. Essential viewing for Grand Prix Washington DC attendees!
For months, W/R decks in Standard have been dismissed as "worse versions of Mardu Vehicles." As Grand Prix Washington DC looms, Ross Merriam picks up a 5-0 Magic Online deck that has him wondering if that's truly the case!
How we've missed you, Mantis Rider! Ross Merriam knew someone would bring you back! If you're a fan of Modern brews (or just large, fast insects-- we're not judging), Ross pilots the Lightning Bolt that keeps on giving!
It's Modern mayhem on VS! Ross Merriam has unleashed colorless chaos with Eldrazi Tron. Can Tom "The Boss" Ross strike back with the explosive power of R/G Vengevine?
Is it a midrange deck? A reanimator deck? Ross Merriam played with it and he's still not sure, but he knows this successful Standard list from Magic Online could make a splash at Grand Prix Washington DC!
Ross Merriam hauled Elves back into the Modern spotlight with his performance at SCG Richmond! Today he breaks down the deck he played, the changes he wants to make, and why Vizier of Remedies is better than Shaman of the Pack!
What year is it on VS? Todd Anderson takes a Modern Slivers deck that made Top 16 of a recent Open and pits it against Ross Merriam and Jeskai Control!
Midrange decks may have suffered with the arrival of Grixis Death's shadow on the Modern scene, but Ross Merriam has found a list playing everything but red that might be the remedy!
At SCG Syracuse, a novel deck in the Top 8 of the Standard Classic caught Ross Merriam's attention! Four Abrades, 33 creatures, no mercy: is Naya Humans the key to SCG Richmond Standard Classic success?