Sam Black is one of the most acclaimed sac outlet deck designers and players ever, and Rakdos is all about it! See how Sam is planning to make a spectacle when it comes to SCG Indianapolis Standard!
Cards are becoming more and more flexible, which means they're more difficult to analyze...and more fun to play! Sam Black looks at the deep roster of these spells and decides where and when to use which when it comes to Ravnica Allegiance!
Has the rise of Izzet Phoenix made the conditions right for once-feared Modern decks to rise again? Sam Black considers Amulet Titan and Lantern ahead of SCG Columbus!
What happens when two veteran deckbuilders go to work on evolving the concept of Modern Lantern Control? This deck, that's what! Check out the new build that has Lantern expert Sam Black and his collaborator excited to battle Modern!
Merfolk in Ixalan should really have clued us in to the fact that the Simic were returning! Breeding Pool is about to join a lot of powerful cards in the tribe, and Sam is investigating whether this tribe finally has what it takes to return to the top!
We're seeing it time and time again: two events in one weekend taking place far, far away from each other seeing very different results! Why does this happen? How do you know which metagame is the "right" one and which one you're going to battle?
We spend way too much time focusing on metagaming in Modern the wrong way! Sam Black knows how to do it right, and he's sharing his favorite ideas for getting an edge on a number of decks at SCG CON this weekend!
Sam Black has noticed that every time this Standard settles down, there's a new way to attack it! He's not waiting for someone else to do the work this time! See the most fun brew you've seen in months, and why Sam Black would totally sleeve it for SCG Baltimore's Standard Classic!
Boros what now?! Sam has never been one to shy away from creative deckbuilding, and this Standard is no different! See the wild archetype that Sam believed in enough to take to his hometown Grand Prix!
Good news: If you want to beat Boros, you totally can! Sam Black opens up about the process his elite team used to find the archetype's finer points and what you should be doing to give your squad its best shot at SCG Vegas glory!
It's become a real underrated tradition: Sam Black handing out his pre-Pro Tour deck experiments! See the decks he almost had time to develop to their fullest and which decks he doesn't think you should touch! Unless you think you can make them viable...
Sam Black saw a world of difference between the Day 1 and Day 2 metagames at Grand Prix New Jersey! Why, and what brilliant calls did Eli Kassis make to triumph?
As Sam Black has tested for the upcoming Pro Tour, he's turned up some Standard surprises! Did a small mono-white creature really make his Top 10?
As Golgari decks look for traditional ways to outmaneuver one another, Sam Black is interested in playing a different game altogether! See how he's exploiting Standard before the Classic at SCG Dallas!
Sam Black had the pleasure of collaborating with the world famous Izzet Dragon recently. Needless to say, it went well for him and not for his opponents. These are the new and exciting directions Sam is prepared to take the icon in Standard!
Don't be shocked if your SCG Columbus hopes are quashed by some of the very Goblin brews that Sam has laid out here! The iconic tribe is back in a big way, and it doesn't start and end with The Chainwhirler!
Sam Black is one of the few so far that has spent time in a Limited setting with Guilds! He found it was a great teacher for how you should think of building your SCG Columbus Standard decks!
Sam Black still wants to see his favorite green cards work in Standard! Will the graveyard-themed Golgari cards of Guilds of Ravnica give them a chance?
Reviews for the big Beast mythic that was just previewed are all over the place! If anyone can get mileage out of strange cards, it's Sam Black! He talks Guilds of Ravnica Standard here!
Even without the full set, we can plainly see that graveyards are a big deal! The keywords have spoken, and Sam is listening! Keep your eye on these cards in new Standard!