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!
Is Saheeli Rai overhyped? Will some long-forgotten Battle for Zendikar card emerge from Reflector Mage's retreating shadow? Todd Anderson and Patrick Sullivan give their thoughts in a Fact or Fiction showdown ahead of SCG Columbus!
SCG Columbus starts Saturday, but there's still a chance to get in some playtesting by proxy! Todd Anderson wants to recapture the magic of G/W Tokens, while Brad Nelson has paired Felidar Guardian with Panharmonicon as well as Saheeli Rai!
The battle is on! Will Tom "The Boss" Ross rule with his latest aggro creation, W/R Humans, or will Michael Majors triumph with his Four-Color Saheeli combo deck? With SCG Columbus just two days away, get a feel for this intriguing new-Standard matchup!
If you think the supposedly "dead" online Standard has no forecast for what we can expect at SCG Columbus, you're very wrong. Jim Davis predicts the metagame ahead based on good hard data!
Brad Nelson thinks he has the deck for SCG Columbus weekend! While a few are low on this old archetype, Gideon has certainly not gotten any worse since the ban announcement! Join Brad for a look at this deck and why it could be a trophy waiting to happen!
Have you selected your SCG Columbus deck yet? How hard is it to conquer week-one formats? Emma Handy talks about the strange process of outdoing a metagame you can't even see!
Gerry Thompson knows convoke didn't set the world on fire, but this is an entirely different story and an entirely different format! Where most of the world shortcuts it into "another convoke," Gerry sees the potential for a fun and dedicated synergy for SCG Columbus!
Chris Lansdell had a blast at the Aether Revolt Prerelease! He's taking the crazy cards he saw and looking into what he can brew up for Standard! What's the craziest combo you'll see at SCG Columbus?
Chris VanMeter was off the tournament scene for a short while, returned, and won his first SCG Tour Open immediately last year! How did he do it? By putting some aggressive cards in his foes' faces on Week One! He's got red stacked to the rafters for SCG Columbus (and some dedicated planeswalker brews if that's your thing too!)
Sam is just going to say it: There are some Aether Revolt cards that players are sleeping on because they're not big and splashy rares. Reflector Mage snuck into Standard and was eventually banned for it! Make sure you know the full set before SCG Columbus Standard this weekend!
Todd Stevens's new set countdowns are becoming a tradition! Always good for a debate, Todd ranks the cards you're most likely to see make an SCG Columbus impact!
Some of the field at SCG Columbus will be all about going infinite with Saheeli Rai! Others are going to be focused on dodging the bullet all tournament long! Shaun McLaren has some great advice for players on both sides of the Cat Beast battle!
Tezzeret the Schemer has been underappreciated since Felidar Guardian was revealed, and for Ross Merriam and this reader-submitted Standard control deck, that just won't do!
It's a battle to break Aether Revolt Standard! Ross Merriam wants to put +1/+1 counters on creatures, while Brad Nelson wants Saheeli Rai to copy some Cat Beasts! Who'll win this clash of potential Standard decks? SCG Columbus is this weekend!
Ross Merriam and his Roanoke squad of SCG all-stars are among the most prepared testers for SCG Columbus! So what kind of weapons does he think are on the table? He's got the lists and the reasons right here!
Michael Majors knows you need the Standard goods! Anyone who has access to the exclusive SCG Roanoke crew's brews has an edge, and Majors is giving up some of the most promising! No Emrakul. No Copter. Let's go to Ohio and have some fun!