Brad Nelson is nothing if not ambitious! Today he unleashes his comprehensive Standard metagame analysis ahead of Grand Prix Memphis. What does he think people will play in Tennessee...and what should they be playing instead?
Shaheen Soorani took a gamble on Ironworks Combo at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan! And while he liked his Constructed record, he's ready to retreat to Standard, where his beloved control archetype is on the rise!
Jim Davis has been on a pretty good run with his Pro Tour predictions! But with Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan bringing Modern to the big stage for the first time in years, can Jim keep the streak going in Spain?
With Standard radically refreshed by Rivals of Ixalan and recent bannings, Todd Stevens has a whole new metagame to confront! And that can mean only one thing...the return of Deck Rates!
Emma Handy finishes Modern's family tree with the unusual lands of the format, from Spire of Industry to Snow-Covered Islands, ahead of SCG Columbus!
Todd Stevens wraps up his grand survey of the Modern metagame with a look at the combo and aggro decks of the format! Read this concluding part and the others before SCG Columbus!
It's hard to remember just how different Modern was at the start of the year! Collins Mullen shows the many ways the format evolved in 2017 and sets the stage for SCG Columbus!
Big mana decks dominated Grand Prix Oklahoma City. Will it happen again when the SCG Tour kicks off 2018 at SCG Columbus? Ross Merriam presents his model of the Modern metagame cycle and calls his shot!
Looking for a one-stop guide to all things Modern? Well, that would be too long for just one article, but Todd Stevens is here to get you started with the midrange decks! Watch for the rest of this series later this month!
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!
Well, that didn't take long! The Grand Prix Oklahoma City results aren't even last week's news, and already folks are calling for an Ancient Stirrings ban. Ross Merriam is here to put the brakes on that talk!
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...
With seemingly nonstop Modern on the horizon for Magic pros, it's time for Brad Nelson to put down his traveling trunk! But the format's been far from a friendly home for him in the past. Watch him try to make sense of Modern's present...and future!
Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?
At the previous Invitational, Brian Coval took aim at two narrow metagames in Standard and Modern and hit his mark in both. Ross Merriam shows the steps needed to replicate his success at the SCG Season Two Invitational!