Standard has gone through a rough patch the past few sets, but Hour of Devastation has broken the streak! Sam Black investigates how the Standard of Grand Prix Washington DC will be enjoyable...and whether the good times will last after rotation!
If the Standard metagame is evolving to go bigger, Sam Black wants to go really big! And drawing four cards from an eternalized Champion of Wits is how he wants to do it. Could one of his decklists evolve into the Grand Prix Washington DC champion?
It's some of Magic's longest-standing Constructed orthodoxy: "Play exactly 60 cards." But what if that's not correct? Sam Black explores the possibilities of running more than 60 cards in Modern ahead of SCG Richmond!
The road to a Pro Tour Top 4 is treacherous! It's filled with lots of brews that are only a step away from being great, and Sam Black is ready to share a number of cool deck ideas that just need that little something to go to the next level!
Sam Black went to Pro Tour Hour of Devastation wondering if he would make Gold for the year. Instead, he earned Platinum and a ticket to Worlds! Today he talks the deck, the drafts, and the decisions that got him there.
Every set has its overlooked cards! Sam Black looks beyond the obvious to showcase his Hour of Devastation sleepers in Modern and Standard ahead of SCG Atlanta!
Sam Black put Abzan Tokens on the Standard map! See how he's updating his Anointed Procession decks for Hour of Devastation!
How does a professional see Hour of Devastation? Sam Black showcases the cards that caught his eye and the early decks they've led him to consider ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
Whether you're hunting for a strong build for Standard or you're still waffling on the deck to settle on for Modern, Sam Black has plenty of advice for anyone looking to get their own token made this weekend at the SCG Invitational!
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?