Sometimes the only way to find out what's possible in Standard is to push a theme to the limit! From Zombie and Human tribal to Nissa, Steward of Elements, Sam Black has your linear deck inspirations for SCG Atlanta!
Standard is due for a shake-up, and Amonkhet is poised to deliver! See where Sam Black thinks the metagame might go, from cycling bringing back control to a critical mass of one-drops sparking Mono-Red Aggro!
Sam Black took Amulet Titan to a Pro-Point-and-cash finish at GP San Antonio! But does he think it's the best choice for an individual Modern event? He breaks down his choices and what the SCG Worcester Classic metagame should look like for the deck to thrive!
Sam Black knows what the good decks are in Modern, but with the team structure of GP San Antonio and limited card options, it's forced him to design and examine some very unusual builds! See the decks he's worked on to try to attack the format from out of left field!
Scrap Trawler might seem innocuous at first, but if you put a lot of busted artifact tricks around it--many of them with a big fat zero where the mana cost should be--you can go absolutely insane on the battlefield! See how many ways Sam can try to shatter Modern!
No news is good news a lot of the time, but was it this time? Sam Black isn't interested in taking a hard stance because he sees both sides of a very complex and difficult equation! Read Sam's excellent reasoning on the hot topic of the week! Which side of these issues are you on?
We've gone from Jeskai to Four-Color...why not go the distance?! Sam Black is perfectly ready to take the plunge! Make it happen at the SCG Dallas Standard Classic on Sunday!
Grand Prix Vancouver Top 8 competitor Sam Black has seen Death's Shadow shine even when the Modern metagame is targeting it! Today he goes through the results of SCG Indianapolis and shows you how to take Death's Shadow into battle against the rest of the Magic world.
Sam Black made his latest Grand Prix Top 8 with Modern's newest powerhouse! Forget the old Death's Shadow with Gitaxian Probe and Become Immense. Sam shows you the ins-and-outs of the format's new best deck in this essential article!
What's the best way to tackle the wide-open Modern field for SCG Baltimore and beyond? Sam Black shows the way to highly honed decklists that may not have the publicity of a tournament winner but have proven themselves time and again!
There isn't a player on the planet that hasn't been in a discussion about right and wrong plays; however, Sam Black has a very important question: What if your "right" and my "right" are different? Can a play be both right and wrong? Mark my words: This is a must-read piece of Magic writing!
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!