All it takes is a lot of oppressive cards getting banned before the real mechanics of Standard start showing up! Ross Merriam travels the dunes of the format to bring you the best thing to desert it up since Siege Rhino!
100 cards. The manabases can get tricky. Bennie Smith sees some mistakes being made in every build he sees, and he's here to help! Get ready for hot takes, people.
The new Challenger decks are revealed, plus a look at the future of Masters sets.
It's the last day of the week, which means Ross Merriam and Brad Nelson have one more chance to show what they're made of! This mythic feud is delving into the dangerous world of commons!
You're getting twice the formats this week! Grand Prix Memphis is the big topic and the Standard that goes with it, but there's a lot of Modern to be discussed as well! And these guys are the best at doing so!
New idea: You can just put Jace into...whatever! What if you got to Brainstorm two or three times in a row? What if you got to do everything more times in a row? Boy, this format is about to get wild...
We're breaking out the Power 9 on VS! Will Ross Merriam Storm his way to victory, or will Brad Nelson roast his foe with Inferno Oath?
The best decks in Modern right now need to do one of two things: beat the new power in the format, or play with the new power in the format. So which decks will do which and how? Jim Davis hits a home run this week!
In multiplayer Commander, threats get hammered down by the rest of the table. Sheldon Menery explains the Philosophy of Second Best and offers an array of tricks to keep your opponents' attention and attackers aimed elsewhere!
Get the lowdown on one of the archetypes creeping up in the rankings in Rivals of Ixalan Limited! Ryan Saxe takes a minute to explain why this archetype is great (but can also be a trap!)
Fan art rules call all content creation into question, plus a look at the other endings for Ixalan.
The competition is heating up as these two warriors prepare for one of the most hyped events for SCGCON! We're doing Modern, but the gloves (and the banned list) are off!
The time for asking why Bloodbraid Elf and Jace, the Mind Sculptor were unbanned is over, says Ben Friedman. Instead, it's time to thrive in the new Mad Max Modern! Warning: wild decklists ahead!
Jadine Klomparens was all set to give up on Winding Constrictor in Standard, but a last-chance League changed her mind. Turns out Miley Cyrus was half-right: it's all about what's on the other side of Hadana's Climb.
There's more than one way to abuse the most powered up wings in Standard! Give them a flock to fly with! Ross Merriam tries out a deck he's sure has some Favorable matchups!
The Coliseum of Randomness returns to Commander VS! Parnell, Noell, Suarez, and Green return to battle with weapons not of their choosing beneath the gaze of shadowy brother-emperors...
A new magic artbook is coming this summer, plus should a specific printing of a card be banned?
It's Modern time! Both players are ready to battle today, but who will do it best? And who has the best beard? Questions abound on Modern VS!
Mark Rosewater has been in the Magic news for defending a question from the Great Designer Search 3 test. SCG's own Mark, of the Nestico persuasion, mildly disagrees...oh, who are we kidding? He's in rare form today, folks!
Ryan Saxe sees way too many Rivals of Ixalan drafters getting into tribal trouble! Today's Drafting Digest covers the perils of first-picking a tribal lord and the tough decisions posed by tribal synergy versus premium cards!