As Thanksgiving edges nearer in the USA, Ross Merriam serves up a feast of truly Magical proportions! Whether you're a Standard savant, a Modern master, or a Legacy legend, it's not so far from SCG Baltimore to Plymouth Rock! Let's all give thanks for this one!
It was going to happen sooner or later: there's a ramp deck in Ixalan Standard popping up on Magic Online! Ross Merriam has the details you need to battle (or battle with!) this menace at SCG Baltimore!
The top decks of Pro Tour Ixalan were mostly known quantities, but several players went rogue and walked away with cash! Today's highlight from the PT Top 64 runs...Adorned Pouncer?! Ross Merriam has some explaining to do!
Today's matchup is anything but "Standard" on VS! Will Todd Anderson claim the crucial games with Esper Gift, or will Ross Merriam run him over with B/R Aggro? Grand Prix Atlanta awaits!
...that is the question: / Whether 'tis nobler in the grind to suffer / The slings and arrows of the mana creatures / Or to take arms against a sea of hate cards / And by opposing Dredge them?
U/W Control can just counter spells, remove creatures, and eventually win, but what's the fun in that? Ross Merriam revs things up with a deck sporting both Monastery Mentor and As Foretold!
Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam square off in a wide-ranging Fact or Fiction! Was the Pro Tour metagame a delight or a disappointment? Is the Modern Humans deck for real? And will Deathrite Shaman help win SCG Baltimore? Cast your Vote!
The Tezzerator archetype has lain dormant for a while in Modern, but a recent Magic Online result has restarted the hype machine! Get Ross Merriam's take on the list and watch it in action!
Most Four-Color Energy decks are effectively Temur Energy with a small black splash, but what if that's the wrong way around? Ross Merriam highlights a twist on the formula that could shake up Pro Tour Ixalan!
So the Pro Tour is happening well after a set release. Big deal. That can't possibly make a difference in how it shapes out, right? Wrong. Ross Merriam explains why this PT is going to be a different animal entirely and why it's going to change everyone's strategy for Grand Prix Atlanta.
This is an urgent public announcement! A deadly strand of something dangerous has spread throughout the Modern metagame! For more information on SCG Regionals and this situation, we now consult the esteemed Dr. Ross Merriam.
Ross Merriam explores his love of combo decks through an intriguing turn he took at SCG Washington DC! It didn't turn out the way he wanted, but the complexities were beautiful...
U/R Gifts Storm has taken Modern by...well, that pun's just way too easy. But amid all the hoopla, the metagame has forgotten about Pyromancer Ascension, and today's deck just might catch the SCG Regionals field off-guard!
Opt has received comparisons to Serum Visions in Modern combo decks like U/R Gifts Storm, but what if the real comparison is Thought Scour? Ross Merriam explores an unusual Esper Control deck from Magic Online!
The Rosses are at it again on VS! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross and Mono-Green Tron take on Ross Merriam and U/G Merfolk ahead of the SCG Washington DC Modern Classic!
Skred Red has a Grand Prix-winning pedigree, but what happens when you take out Skred and the Snow-Covered Mountains? You get this Red Prison deck that went 5-0 in a Magic Online League! Who needs snow with a list like this!
Collected Company is here to stay in Modern, but what goes into the successful decks playing it? Ross Merriam has the essential breakdown for not messing up a card this powerful at SCG's Washington DC Modern Classic this weekend!
Renegade Rallier in Modern is like a hotshot rookie who's now sitting on the bench. Ross Merriam highlights a recent Invitational Qualifier list that could make waves in the Modern portion of SCG Washington DC!
The narrowness of the Standard metagame has been greatly oversold! Ross Merriam highlights a combo-centric R/W Approach deck from the Top 16 of U.S. Nationals ahead of SCG Cincinnati's Standard Classic!
Delve spells in Modern have generally been sorted into "banned" and "unplayable," but today's deck turns Empty the Pits, an infamous bust of Tarkir preview season, into a legitimate finisher for SCG Cincinnati!