Sigmund didn’t have much luck at last weekend’s PTQ, but he did observe a few financial trends in his dealings with the retailers on site. This week he shares his observations and identifies his new favorite pick-up for the next few months.
New buyouts are taking place, which can mean speculation is back in action. But Wizards’ changes to the Pro Tour structure could bode poorly for Modern. Sigmund reconciles the two in this week’s article.
After over a year of speculation, Star City Games has finally announced support for the Modern format. This week Sigmund assesses what this means for your portfolios, and how Standard, Modern and Legacy may (or may not) be impacted.
Fetch Land reprints: it’s a matter of “when”, not “if”. Wizards has given us many teasers regarding what reprints we should expect, but nothing definitive. In fact, Sigmund has discovered yet another possibility while researching the presently available data.
Modern may seem intimidating to players used to lower-powered formats but it’s worth the investment. Mike Lanigan makes the case.
Ryan breaks down the standard deck to which he has recently grown devoted: R/w Devotion. Read on the help prepare for your next PTQ!
Mike Lanigan provides a month-by-month review of his year in tournaments, assessing his progress in competitive play.
After a string of high finishes with the deck, Mike Lanigan takes Aristocrats 3.0 to a PTQ, narrowly missing top eight.
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 brought Grixis to a Modern PTQ last weekend. Today’s article describes his matches and the take-away.
Ryan shares the heartbreaking story of a friend who placed 2nd in PTQ’s on back-to-back weekends, and springboards from there into a conversation on special invites and the current ratings structure.