All Cats are royalty; just ask them! So it's no surprise that a puny Human has finally given the fabulous felines their Magical due in Standard. Will Ross Merriam also find success with the deck...or cough up a hairball?
Emma Handy hasn't even decided which format she'll play at SCG Baltimore, much less which deck! Since she can't focus on one list, she'll show them all...but the "why" behind each is the really interesting part!
Brad Nelson and Ari Lax face off in the latest Fact or Fiction! Is Jeskai the best control deck in Modern? Is Temur Energy mandatory for the Standard seat at SCG Baltimore? And would Legacy be a better place without Deathrite Shaman?
Temur Energy and Ramunap Red might be the two biggest names in Ixalan Standard, but last weekend saw new strategies rise to meet them! Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb give their takes in the GAM Podcast!
With Team Constructed on the horizon at SCG Baltimore, what's a Standard, Modern, or Legacy player to do? Jim Davis is channeling his inner Oprah: "You get a Mountain! You get a Mountain! You get a Mountain! Everybody gets a Mountain!" Send those burn spells #Upstairs!
Team Constructed is a collaborative endeavor, and Todd Anderson wants to make sure everyone on his squad is happy! Today he rattles off the decks he hopes he and his teammates play in each format at SCG Baltimore!
Peter Ingram freely admits he could've played better at Grand Prix Atlanta! And part of that has to do with his strategy walking into the event. Why is he considering ditching Temur Energy for his next big Standard event? Should you do the same at SCG Baltimore?
As Thanksgiving edges nearer in the USA, Ross Merriam serves up a feast of truly Magical proportions! Whether you're a Standard savant, a Modern master, or a Legacy legend, it's not so far from SCG Baltimore to Plymouth Rock! Let's all give thanks for this one!
The Innovator loves seeing innovation, and he got a good deal of it this past weekend! Buried beneath Energy mirrors and a format that clearly has its issues--even for a small card pool--were some truly great looks at Standard! Your SCG Baltimore Standard specialist needs this one!
The Top 8 of Pro Tour Ixalan didn't excite Chris Lansdell, but he found cool decks lower in the standings! See his Standard hidden gems ahead of SCG Baltimore!
SCG Baltimore features Standard, Modern, and Legacy action! If you're looking for the one deck to crush your Team Constructed seat, Ari Lax doesn't have it...but he does have well-positioned cards for the weekend that everyone is ignoring! Get the jump on the other squads!
It was going to happen sooner or later: there's a ramp deck in Ixalan Standard popping up on Magic Online! Ross Merriam has the details you need to battle (or battle with!) this menace at SCG Baltimore!
John Rolf made his Pro Tour breakthrough in Albuquerque, jumping from Bronze to Gold with one great finish! Read about his process, his latest Ramunap Red list, and how to sideboard with it at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Magic players make mistakes, even the game's elite. We're human; nobody's perfect. Invitational winner Dylan Donegan shows how those mistakes aren't as important as the way players rebound from them!
In the not-so-distant future, Todd Anderson confronts the dilemma facing Standard players at Grand Prix Atlanta: to use Attune with Aether or "that other" PT finals deck? Which is actually more likely to win this weekend?
Jim Davis looks back over his predictions for Pro Tour Ixalan (four out of five, not bad!) and calls out the armchair quarterbacks who tried to tear down Top 8 competitors after they made mistakes! The class on class starts now!
Gerry Thompson finished Pro Tour Ixalan 430 places shy of where he wanted. He got unlucky with variance, but that's not the whole story! It's all a matter of perspective, and today, Gerry's teaching you how to look at your worst tournaments!
When almost half the decks at a Pro Tour are playing two specific cards as four-ofs, something's not right! Brennan DeCandio dives into the Pro Tour Ixalan results ahead of Grand Prix Atlanta!
The top decks of Pro Tour Ixalan were mostly known quantities, but several players went rogue and walked away with cash! Today's highlight from the PT Top 64 runs...Adorned Pouncer?! Ross Merriam has some explaining to do!
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss what happened when the Pro Tour visited Albuquerque and talk six under-the-radar Standard decks that might surprise at Grand Prix Atlanta!