The sequel to Guilds of Ravnica and the 80th expansion set in Magic: The Gathering‘s history is due to release on January 25, 2019. Here’s what we know about Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) so far, including any cards in the spoiler, the guilds represented, and cards to speculate on before the full spoiler is released. The Guilds […]
Ultimate Masters has hit the market and there’s already been a lot of movement. The prices of the reprints dropped as they usually do when a set first hits the market. But it seems like the prices have started to rebound a lot quicker this time around. There’s a slight possibility they could drop again […]
This is the first article from my new series, MTG Questions. You might be familiar with the Hold ‘Em & Fold ‘Em series (rebranded as MTG Metagame Finance), which takes a tournament-oriented perspective. I decided to start this series to focus on more general aspects of MTG finance. The two series will work together, as when […]
Welcome back, folks. As a result, drafting participation across MTGO has declined even as Constructed participation has grown. Guilds of Ravnica competitive draft participation was roughly equivalent to that of Hour of Devastation (consistently sustaining about 600-650 participants). Ixalan consistently sustained about 700-750 participants, Rivals of Ixalan 750-800, and Dominaria 850-900. That’s a 29-percent decrease from […]
Hello, everyone and welcome to a new edition of the Daily Stock Watch! Pre-release weekend is near and everyone’s hyped for Assassin’s Trophy Guilds of Ravnica. The return of fair decks in Modern is coming as they say, so everyone who will be trying to take care of their prized possessions from the hottest thing […]
Ryan evolves the SCG-winning Esper list from this past weekend in Philadelphia, now complete with 100% more Augur of Bolas.
Mike Lanigan takes two popular Standard decks and mashes them together, peanut-butter-and-chocolate-like. Read on for the resulting brew.
Mike Lanigan analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of a version of The Aristocrats he played at a recent PTQ, and suggests a few alterations.
When we’re in a Magic slump, it can be helpful to go back to the drawing board. Mike Lanigan explains how to challenge your own assumptions about a metagame or deck.
Mike Lanigan surveys the recent field of tier-one Standard decks and suggests Gruul Midrange as a possible contender.
Mike took Standard Zoo out for a spin at SCG Cincinnati, incorporating the by-now ubiquitous Boros Reckoner. Read on for his tournament report.
Mike Lanigan offers some poignant (and all-too-necessary) advice about reading cards, and presents an update of Standard Zoo.
Standard is a wide open format right now, which means lots of people are inventing sweet brews. Mike surveys the field for some strategies you may have overlooked.