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?
There aren't many cards revealed yet for Aether Revolt, but several of them have caught Sam's eye! Get his thoughts on Yahenni's Expertise, Heart of Kiran, Tezzeret the Schemer, and several more potential stars of the next edition of Standard!
It's Vintage! It's Cube! It's Sam Black drafting some of the most broken cards in Magic's history and playing them for your entertainment! Do yourself a favor and enjoy this. We know we will.
Sam Black rarely gets a few weeks off from Magic, but when he does, he wants to share with the community everything he can about his views on various formats! From the Magic pro lifestyle to Legacy to Cube and everything in between, Sam is opening up in this delightful read!
For the days when all your opponents deserve a long, drawn-out demise, there's Lantern Control in Modern! By viewer request, Sam Black shows you the way!
Aetherworks Marvel decks have gone through plenty of permutations! This week, Sam Black takes a G/W version for a test drive on Magic Online!
You know, for a two-deck format, there sure are a lot of Standard decks being built and proving themselves all over the place! Don't stand idly by and let these other decks take away your format! Join Sam Black as he shares a new tale of Standard rogue deck dominance!
Don't lie: You miss the simple and elegant (and sometimes bomb-heavy) beauty of Core Sets and their Draft formats! Sam Black jumps in the way back machine!
Think Standard is basically a two-deck metagame, maybe three? Sam Black says to think again! The emergence of Aetherworks Marvel decks has revealed the door to a new and less narrow metagame, and Sam Black has the keys that could unlock it going into the #SCGINVI!
#SCGINVI will prominently feature two huge decks, and you'd better be ready to beat them! Is it possible? Sam Black has been pondering that exact question! How would you go about attacking a metagame like this Standard?
Sam Black returns to Magic Online, and his experience is...well...a little twisted. Check out his Twisted Cube video and get ready to join the fun!