Count Ross Merriam among the legions of players that can't wait to jump into Rivals of Ixalan! Did you know that Ross is secretly a Timmy and he wants to finally be able to cast giant Dinos? Did you know he's down on a card lots of players think is great?
Look out! The Merfolk are angry! Fish fans everywhere are celebrating the new previews featuring lots of fins destined for wins! Jim Davis explains why you should put the Dinos down and get in the water!
Let's start 2018 off by jumping into Rivals of Ixalan! Todd Stevens and Ross Merriam are checking out the previews and pre-orders, and there appears to be some disagreement! Who do you think is right?
Shaheen Soorani looks forward to SCG Dallas and Standard in Team Constructed! Well, "looks forward to" might not be the right phrase. But he has control lists for Standard, Modern, and Legacy!
Three formats and two online platforms gather for coffee, doughnuts, and group therapy. But will their season turn the holidays into hellidays? The twists and turns of Shaun McLaren's mind are on full display!
The Standard past and present exhibition matches continue on VS! Brad Nelson wields Twin Blade, which saw two cards banned from it in Standard and a whopping six cards banned in Modern! Can Temur Energy keep up in the hands of Todd Stevens?
Ramunap Red is one of the few credible challengers to Energy, but let's face it: the one-drop selection is terrible. Ross Merriam showcases a list that adds a white splash to fortify the low part of the curve!
Brennan DeCandio has had it with this supposedly "fixed" Standard format! Plus, get his take on a Modern deck that buries its foes in one-sided fun!
It's a battle of Standard present and past! Todd Anderson takes up the mantle of Temur Energy, battling against Todd Stevens and the Bant Humans deck that helped make Brian Braun-Duin World Champion in 2016! You just might be surprised by the results...
It's a battle of Standard's present and past on VS! Brad Nelson wields current menace Temur Energy, but Todd Anderson and Innistrad-Return to Ravnica Jund are in the way! Enjoy this quirky holiday clash!
Temur Energy is jam-packed with quality cards, but that doesn't mean they all have to stay in the maindeck for Game 2! Emma Handy offers a step-by-step process for deciding whether a "good" card should stay or go in a matchup.
You wanna be on top? Then you'd best listen to Peter Ingram! He's taking deep dives into Modern and Standard, looking for the next lists ready to have their breakout performances!
That's a mighty bold title from the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Famer! But don't be too surprised if the game designer and leading theorist has you nodding along by the end. He just hopes Wizards of the Coast has figured all this out by now...
Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb discuss Gerry's World Magic Cup deck and why you should play it too!
GerryT follows up yesterday's sizzling Sultai Energy article with his latest decklist, sideboarding guides, and a full dozen "What would you do?" situations to contemplate, including that controversial play in the Top 16 against Wales! Get the heat-resistant gloves for this one, because he's on fire!
Brennan bids 2017 Standard farewell and talks all things Modern in his quest to gain format mastery!
Emma Handy contemplates a Constructed conundrum: when does a maindeck of more than 60 cards make sense?
Temur Energy, Temur Energy, Temur Energy. Standard's looking pretty stale...wait, what's this? A glimmer of hope? Turns out the format is littered with cards and decks that just need one or two more pieces to break out. Jim Davis is here to get you prepared for the release of Rivals of Ixalan!
Gerry Thompson and Team USA made the Top 16 of the World Magic Cup while he wielded Sultai Energy in Unified Standard! He'll talk about the deck a little, but that's not really the focus today. Instead, he really wants to celebrate one of the best tournaments he's ever attended.
Math runs through every current of playing Magic, whether or not we have a formal understanding of it. But if you're having bad memories of algebra class, don't fear! Ross Merriam will have you slinging terms like "hypergeometric distribution" and "binomial coefficient" in no time!