Math runs through every current of playing Magic, whether or not we have a formal understanding of it. But if you're having bad memories of algebra class, don't fear! Ross Merriam will have you slinging terms like "hypergeometric distribution" and "binomial coefficient" in no time!
Things are getting a little weird on VS! Brad Nelson has brought to the table one of the most potentially broken decks in Modern, Grishoalbrand. Can Ross Merriam and Mono-Green Devotion make it a fair fight?
Energy decks are far and away the boogeymen of Ixalan Standard. Could combining the archetype with God-Pharaoh's Gift make for a friendlier but still winning combination? Ross Merriam and you are about to find out...
Things are getting a little goofy on VS! Todd Stevens just wants to cast Doubling Season and planeswalkers, while Ross Merriam is on a mission to mill out his foe! Which strategy will reign supreme?
Two SCG Premium authors, five numbers to ponder, and one big event: it's Over/Under, SCG Season Two Invitational-style. Will Temur Energy crack the 50% mark by Day 2? Will Tarmogoyf and Lightning Bolt get shut out in Modern? And just how high could Todd Stevens's numbers go?
We've rescued this one from the Thanksgiving archive! Thanks to the Magic of our Magic Directors, we can check out Todd Stevens and Ross Merriam battling Modern just in time to celebrate the Season Two Invitational! Good luck, everyone!
Who wants a combo deck in Standard? And before you cringe about memories of Felidar Guardian or Aetherworks Marvel, Ross Merriam wants to assure you that this 5-0 Magic Online League deck is perfectly fair...and fun!
It's a double feature of Modern VS! Will Brad Nelson win with Blue Moon more often than the deck's namesake implies, or will Ross Merriam and B/R Hollow One hoard the victories? Anyone piloting either of these at the Season Two Invitational?
Leyline of the Void meets several Gideons in your new favorite Modern deck ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
At the previous Invitational, Brian Coval took aim at two narrow metagames in Standard and Modern and hit his mark in both. Ross Merriam shows the steps needed to replicate his success at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Wait, wait, wait...a U/R Skies deck? In Standard? With a thirteen-card sideboard?! Ross Merriam didn't believe it at first, either, but the 5-0 League result on Magic Online doesn't lie! Let's take to the Skies ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
It's time for a Standard showdown on VS! Will Brad Nelson take things down with Temur Energy, or will Ross Merriam and upstart W/U Cycling upset the pecking order? The SCG Season Two Invitational awaits!
Sram, Senior Edificer has had a hard time breaking through in Constructed, but one player may have cracked the code! Ross Merriam takes a look at their inventive Mono-White Vehicles deck!
Heart of Kiran has fallen by the wayside in Standard since the rotation of Thraben Inspector, but the stats are just too good for the legendary Vehicle not to find a home! Ross Merriam has found an intriguing Naya Midrange option with...Prowling Serpopard?! Finally!
Ross Merriam played in a Regional PTQ last weekend, but in retrospect, he might've played himself! Get the new and strange reflections he has on the greater Modern format ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
What happens when several midrange Modern strategies get blended together with a playset of Nahiri, the Harbinger on top? The wildest Bring to Light deck Ross Merriam has ever played, that's what! Check it out before the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Anyone wanting to win the SCG Season Two Invitational will have to survive eight rounds of Modern! Prepare by watching Brad Nelson and W/B Eldrazi take on Ross Merriam and Jeskai Control!
All Cats are royalty; just ask them! So it's no surprise that a puny Human has finally given the fabulous felines their Magical due in Standard. Will Ross Merriam also find success with the deck...or cough up a hairball?
With SCG Baltimore on the horizon, Legacy gets its turn in the spotlight on VS! This one is for you, Eternal fans! Will Todd Anderson fly to victory with Grixis Delver, or will Ross Merriam wield Four-Color Deathblade with aplomb? Let's usher in the Legacy era of fair decks!
In today's Daily Digest, Ross Merriam highlights...a Tron deck?! The same archetype he calls Modern's "Nickelback of the format," no less? Yet he promises this one is different. Well, if it can help you do well at SCG Baltimore...