With Magic Origins finally being released for Magic Online, Sam Black is here with his first Origins draft to explore the awesome new Limited format we'll be drafting all summer long!
With a few opportunities to play with Magic Origins in both Limited and Standard, Sam Black takes a second look at key cards in the set to re-evaluate their power or utility.
We're all used to looking at the new cards and figuring out where we might want to slot them in; figuring out what old cards might have suddenly just tipped back over into playability is a far less obvious process.
Sam Black wants to explore some more of the Modern format, and today he gives Golgari Grave-Troll a visit since he's had such great results with the card in the past. Check out his latest video as he takes Dredgevine out for a spin!
With a plethora of new Elves in Magic Origins, Chord of Calling seems like it's about to get a shot in the arm for this new Standard season - and Sam shares his initial thoughts on his 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
What if there were an easier way to think about deckbuilding, a way that helped keep your card choices in context and your thinking flexible? Sam shares how he thinks about cards when building decks and shares a few examples.
Sam Black is a huge fan of Magic Origins so far, and he wants to take its flavorful protagonists out for a deckbuilding spin to see just how good they are and what they want to be doing.
Sam Black is well-known for his synergistic small-creature decks that generate incremental advantage, and this four-color Ghostway deck is right up his alley. Try it out this weekend at #SCGBALT's $5,000 Modern Premier IQ!
Sam really likes building around new cards, and he has some interesting thoughts about all of the new Magic Origins cards, complete with decklists to go with them.
With an unusual-looking artifact-based Prison deck making it to the top sixteen at Grand Prix Charlotte this weekend, Sam just had to take it out for a test drive and see how it works.
Kolaghan's Command has been breaking out all across Modern, and Sam pushes it to its logical extreme in this Grixis Control shell.
Sam takes an in-depth look at the results from the Season Two Invitational and projects where he thinks the metagame will turn for Grand Prix Charlotte - while also exploring some lesser-known brews that have been popping up on Magic Online!
Sam explores Modern from the pyromancer's perspective, taking R/W Burn out for a spin in order to get a feel for the deck ahead of Grand Prix Charlotte this weekend!
Recent articles have been somewhat dismissive of the Amulet Bloom deck's game plan and consistency, and Sam offers a revealing look inside the head of an experienced Bloom player as he surveys the rest of the format.
One of the most anticipated Draft formats in history is arriving in time for the big three Grand Prix weekend! See Sam Black try his hand in this MM2015 GP weekend preview!
Sam Black had a rocky start to his MM2015 Draft testing, but now it's full speed ahead! Find out what made him shift gears into winning and beating the format before you take on one of the big Modern Masters GPs!
Sam Black takes one of Legacy's biggest decks through its paces in this #SCGWOR prep video, but be warned: Round 4 is something you have to see to believe!
Sam Black finds himself very interested in the 11th-place four-color deck from Grand Prix Paris, and today, he tests it out before #SCGDFW's Standard Open!
With the complete spoiler being just days old, Sam Black has already assembled an incredible compendium for you to do archetype studies with! If you plan on hitting the big Limited Grand Prix events for MM2015, you can't miss this!
Grand Prix Atlantic City is approaching, and if you're attending (or if you just want to check out some sweet Dragons Sealed), then it would benefit you to watch Sam Black navigate the process of assembling a great Limited deck!