The champ is here! SCG Baltimore Modern conqueror Ross Merriam made the trip back to Roanoke to get the written word out! Not about some tournament report, but rather a great guide to taking the Phoenix deck through its best paces for SCG CON! Good luck!
Boss Naya. Infect. That Theros deck with all the little red creatures. You know? It might be faster to list all the great rogue decks Tom "The Boss" Ross hasn't bolstered to the top of the scene! He's back from WotC, and it looks like he hasn't lost a single step.
With GRN Standard (almost) in the books, Gerry and Bryan talk about the last couple evolutions of the format. From Adrian Sullivan's win at GPMKE to the last round of Magic Online decklists, Standard's evolution hasn't slowed down!
If you just want the facts of Standard, GerryT put it all in the headline. If you want to know why (and how it can help you win the Standard Classic at SCG Baltimore), read on!
The less common success stories of control decks in Modern hasn't stopped Patrick Chapin from looking for new ways to boost them back to the top! See what he's studying up on before SCG Baltimore and SCG CON!
Get ready for SCG Baltimore and SCG CON by watching Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam battle with six Modern decks! What looks strongest for this weekend ... and the one immediately to follow?
Shaheen is a veteran that players listen to! When he speaks about Modern, it pays to listen! In the wake of some Modern showcases at SCG Baltimore and SCG CON, it's a good time to turn a critical eye to the list as we know it!
When the format gets unfair, Todd goes even deeper! In a truly inspired way, Todd has taken his recent experience in the wild west of Vintage to find a hole in the Modern metagame before SCG Baltimore and SCG CON! Well done, Todd!
SCG Baltimore Modern is going to have some decks that are very powerful but also very vulnerable to hate! Emma explains how to leverage your answers in a way to keep the game in your favor! If you think you can just drop that Rest in Peace and win, guess again!
Ben Weitz has a scorcher of a deck for Standard! He's on a hot streak with Big Red, and if casting a gigantic Banefire sounds like fun, this article is for you! SCG Baltimore's Classic and the Standard portion of SCG CON are on their way!
Jadine doesn't care. SCG Baltimore. SCG CON. She is GOING to play her game, and her game is Jund! When the entire world is telling her to run Ancient Stirrings or Faithless Looting or Aether Vial, she prepares her own way! Here's how.
Still undecided? Leave it to us! From the most rogue of brews from Tom Ross to the shameless netdecking of a Pro Tour Champion to an SCG Select colleague, this has something for everyone at SCG Baltimore...and SCG Con beyond!
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!
Abraham Stein knows that the next big breakout deck could be his! All he has to do is pay close attention, and that's exactly what he's doing for you! Some of these Modern archetypes have to be seen to be believed! Will Baltimore be conquered by a new archetype?
Things aren't always sunshine and roses in the world of Modern. The climate is changing, and the time is ripe for linear decks to get very unfair! Ross has the somber truths about the combo player paradise coming to SCG Baltimore!
This Standard is a pretty wide format, but it's also semi-stable. That means if you're a critical thinker like Ben, you can exploit it! Here's a head start on the cards you could use to catch everyone by surprise at SCG CON!
Ari Lax is getting you prepped for SCG Baltimore! Modern is the name of the game this weekend, and these are the decks best-suited to take it all! Don't want to battle with these weapons? Then let Mr. Lax show you how to destroy them!
You can play anything you want in Modern, but if you want a shot at the glory at SCG Baltimore, you should probably be thinking about these! Dylan explains the top tier and what it takes to compete!