Why did those fifteen specific cards make it into the winner's sideboard? Sam Black breaks down the classes of sideboard cards and uses an analogy from Limited to sharpen this side of your game!
Modern. Legacy. Sealed. Side Events. Grand Prix Las Vegas will feature a lot of different Magic, so Sam is providing everyone with something this week! Can Marvel make it in Modern? Is his Abzan Tokens deck safe now that it's out of Standard? Is Death's Shadow on its way to Legacy?
Sam Black isn't swapping decks in Standard yet! His Abzan Tokens list is still one of the most unique creations of the season, and he's got plenty of strategic pointers for anyone hitting the SCG Charlotte Standard Classic!
Heading to Nebraska for some Standard Grand Prix action this weekend? Sam Black has the essential guide to Abzan Tokens, updated from his intriguing list played at Pro Tour Amonkhet! Don't forget the Standard Classic in Charlotte next weekend, either!
Never seen Sam Black's Abzan Tokens deck in action? You're in for a treat today as he shows off his high-flying, loss-defying skills on Magic Online! Check out his Premium article for his most recent list ahead of the SCG Charlotte Standard Classic!
Modern showed just how insane it can be last week when some Amonkhet Draft chaff turned the format on its head! What does Sam Black think? Is this deck the new best deck or is Death's Shadow still public enemy number one?
Sam Black's insanely awesome Standard deck isn't done yet! He's got a lot of card choices that could be used to evolve the archetype and go deep at SCG Louisville! Have any of you picked this one up yet? Is it as amazing as it looks?
As usual, Sam Black's mind took him to different places from the crowd at Pro Tour Amonkhet! Also per usual, he had an excellent run! If you want something you haven't seen before, his affordable and incredibly fun deck could take your team to glory at SCG Louisville!
The Week 1 results are in, but Sam Black is looking beyond the obvious! Sure, Mardu Vehicles rocked the Open at SCG Atlanta, but what about the aggressive decks lurking just beneath the Top 8, and why did Aetherworks Marvel do so well in the Standard Classic?
With the introduction of cycling to Standard, Sam Black sees the delirium mechanic as a big winner! He explores the possibilities of Sultai and Abzan Delirium before revealing a Saheeli Delirium deck that just might go down as a history maker at SCG Atlanta!
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!