Temur Energy, Temur Energy, Temur Energy. Standard's looking pretty stale...wait, what's this? A glimmer of hope? Turns out the format is littered with cards and decks that just need one or two more pieces to break out. Jim Davis is here to get you prepared for the release of Rivals of Ixalan!
Control seems to be on the rise in Modern, much to Shaheen Soorani's delight! But he has some cautionary words for those who think the archetype's good times will last forever...
Sam Black went a perfect 8-0 in the Modern portion of the SCG Season Two Invitational with Whir Lantern! Today he gives all the details you need to wield the deck at Grand Prix Oklahoma City!
The last time a Magic Grand Prix came to Oklahoma City, Zac Elsik and Lantern Control walked off with their first major titles. What can you expect for this year's version? Peter Ingram shares his take!
Eli Kassis won the SCG Season Two Invitational to cap off a great year of Magic for himself and for the SCG Tour! Today he takes a moment to say thanks for the support!
Modern shows no signs of getting stale, even with a number of events in the past month! Patrick Chapin takes a deep dive into recent results, exploring the risers, the falls, and the strange new builds that have been unleashed on an unsuspecting metagame!
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?
Dylan Donegan added another trophy to his shelf at SCG Baltimore! Today he talks the Modern deck he used, Grixis Death's Shadow, and provides a last-minute sideboarding guide for #SCGINVI participants!
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!
Bedlam Reveler might be the most fiendish puzzle Modern players have yet to crack! We don't even know what to call this deck, but we're willing to watch Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax take it on just as the Season Two Invitational gets underway!
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!
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?
Todd Anderson is laying his (Magic) cards on the table! If you want his unvarnished opinion on what to play in the Standard and Modern portions of the SCG Season Two Invitational, it's just a click away!
It's rare for a top Standard deck to have so much disagreement on the right way to build it, but Temur Energy has perplexed even the pros! Brad Nelson weighs in on the debate and presents two versions for the metagame you expect at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
We're tagging in a local foodie for this edition of the countdown blog! Todd Anderson shares his top restaurant picks for SCG Season Two Invitational attendees!
Collins Mullen has emerged as one of Magic's most fearless deckbuilders and thinkers. Today, he shares his five most crucial things to know heading into the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Todd Stevens is going to finish Season Two of the SCG Tour atop the leaderboard, and it won't be particularly close! But what were the secrets behind his success? He offers a few notes for the SCG Season Two Invitational and beyond!
Don't adjust your screen: it's a new Sam Black article for the second day in a row! Today he talks about the Modern deck spoken of in hushed whispers at best and tones of disgust at worst: Lantern Control! Will you face this menace at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or play it yourself?
Pete Ingram concludes his grand survey of the Modern metagame! What's your deck choice for the SCG Season Two Invitational?
Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?