Well, that didn't take long! The Grand Prix Oklahoma City results aren't even last week's news, and already folks are calling for an Ancient Stirrings ban. Ross Merriam is here to put the brakes on that talk!
If you've been looking for a new control experience in Modern, you're not the only one! As summer rolls around in the Southern Hemisphere, Ross Merriam showcases a Cruel Control deck for your next big event! Shards of Alara Standard fans: Let's go down memory lane...
Jeff Hoogland makes wild deck choices sometimes, but Ross Merriam has nothing but respect for his latest Modern Eldritch Evolution deck!
What happens when Living End meets As Foretold? One of the coolest Modern decks Ross Merriam has seen this year!
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!