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!
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!
Looking for a throwback amid all the talk of Aether Revolt? Sam Black takes on the Legacy Cube for some Limited action in his latest MTGO video!
Free spells and infinite combos are certainly possible, but that's not where the format begins and ends! Sam Black is going deeper by taking a look at a mechanic we have a lot of precedent for! How will you use this mechanic to its fullest when SCG heads to Columbus?
Encore! Encore! Encore! You can never get enough of this Vintage Cube stuff, and Sam Black agrees. So he's heading right back into the most powerful queue in the business!
The last couple of days have seen plenty of impressive previews, but one in particular made the Magic community in general and Sam Black in particular sit up and take notice! Get his take on Fatal Push as a card, what it means for the Modern metagame, and how it affects his beloved Lantern Control!
The holidays may be over for now, but there's still a little Vintage Cube left in the tank! Let's see if Sam can open up some serious power!
Join Sam Black as he tries to see the power of Smuggler's Copter in Modern! Will it pass the test?
Would Sam reduce the power level of one of his favorite decks in the name of keeping a format fair? What would he do about Standard and Emrakul? Does he feel Sensei's Divining Top should be a legal card at #GPLouisville?