After one week, do we already know the cards this Standard revolves around? GerryT thinks so! SCG Richmond is on its way!
To the surprise of no one, Shaheen Soorani is very interested in playing a control deck in Standard for this weekend's SCG Richmond showdown! Is Jim Davis' U/B Control the way to go? Could Shaheen actually play B/G instead? Or is Esper viable again? Join Shaheen as he mentors the control mages!
Data mining isn't good enough when Saheeli's Pet is everywhere! Adrian takes a look at the numbers that will predict SCG Richmond Standard!
The Boss has it together for this weekend! If you want his take on how SCG Richmond is likely to shape up, the answers are here!
The brewing and new set knowledge aren't over until The Innovator says they are! Patrick Chapin returns to lay down the last of the Aether Revolt landscape when it comes to card evaluation and fresh deck ideas! Best of luck at SCG Richmond, everyone!
Todd Anderson is on his way to Richmond for the SCG Tour's next stop, but he's already got eyes on the big showdown overseas! He can already see the metagame shaping up, and accordingly, he's already thinking of how to counteract it! Todd: Don't ever change.
Jim Davis almost did it last weekend. He almost claimed the glory of a week one top 8 in a field of decks he had under his foot from the word go. But a top 16 will have to do. With SCG Richmond just days away, Jim, how good does it feel to be playing a traditional two-color control deck?
Remember when Walking Ballista just seemed like a bad Hangarback Walker ripoff? After SCG Columbus, Michael Majors certainly doesn't think that's the case. In fact, he makes an argument that it will be the single most defining card of Pro Tour Aether Revolt! Will it be in your SCG Richmond 75?
The SCG Columbus Modern Classic gave a first look at the post-banning metagame, and Sam Black isn't surprised by what did well! He offers his take on how to next-level the field at SCG Richmond's Modern Classic as well as an updated look at Lantern Control!
While green and black may have put the finals of SCG Columbus on lockdown, Todd Stevens is all about the red, white, and blue as he updates his Jeskai Saheeli deck for SCG Richmond! Is this still the Standard deck to beat?
Playing good cards isn't flashy per se, but to Ross Merriam, it's as stark as black and white: Don't you dare sleep on Brian Paolucci's B/W Aggro deck at SCG Richmond this weekend!
A variety of decks reached the Top 64 of SCG Columbus, but there are some clear winners. Ari Lax dives into top performers, puzzles over some seeming anomalies, and gives a prediction for SCG Richmond this weekend that you might not expect!
Ross Merriam called his metagame shot before SCG Columbus. The results are in, which leaves one simple question: how did he do? Ross talks his hit, his miss, and a third result that's open to interpretation, plus what the future (read: SCG Richmond) holds!
Tuesdays aren't the same without Mark Nestico riffing on a Magic deck! Fortunately, his long-time teammate Emma Handy is happy to be unhappy in his stead! Mark Nestico? You leaving sucks!
One SCG Tour down, a ton to go! Chas Andres followed the results closely, and he's ready to bring you the latest exploding Standard singles, falling stars, and other SCG Columbus fallout!
Tom Maney has a knack for unconventional deck choices! Today Ross Merriam shows the list Tom took to the Top 32, a finish he owes to some Spirits in the sky...
Nothing sends a brewer's heart going pitter-pat like +1/+1 counter shenanigans! Matt Higgs couldn't help himself, and he's served up a G/W list to go with his Prerelease observations! How many dice do you need for SCG Columbus?
Magic veteran Adrian Sullivan has seen Reflector Mage before! In this excellent piece for deckbuilders and SCG Columbus hopefuls everywhere, he talks about the unprecedented nature of this card, though it has appeared in many forms in Magic's history!
Todd Anderson may bleed crimson and white, but in Magic, his heart is set on blue and red! Today he explores the color combination in a brave new Standard world ahead of SCG Columbus. Galvanic Bombardment or Shock? Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian or no? Get his answers to those dilemmas and more!
Many players at SCG Columbus will be on the lookout for Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian. Tom "The Boss" Ross has a different plan that will surprise exactly zero longtime readers: get aggressive and make the opponent have it!