Top 3 Standard Decks I've Played at Pro ToursDi ChristianS (2018-08-10)
Standard has been pretty dull lately, turbo fog and paradoxical outcome aside. Christian has decided that instead of rehashing the same old broken standard decks sporting a certain whirling goblin, he'd look back at his favorite decks through the ages in this look back at Standard years past.
Hochstapler – Bavarian HighlanderDi Andifeated (2018-08-10)
Highlander might be the most popular way to build casual decks and enjoy Magic in a non-tournament environment. There are many ways to play Highlander and while Elder Dragon Highlander (AKA Commander) might be the most popular by far, there are many more ways to build singleton decks and have fun at the kitchen or bar table. Andifeated is here to show you a bavarian variant of Highlander – or as they call it in southern Germany “Hochstapler”.
Surprises in Standard at Pro Tour 25th AnniversaryDi JaminK (2018-08-09)
M19 has been available in Standard for a bit and while it seemed like the existing decks were going to continue to dominate, there were many surprises during the Pro Tour. Jamin covers his expectations, the coolest decks from the PT, and a surprising Online PTQ metagame.
Sum of Cubes - Summer Cube Catch UpDi SanchoN (2018-08-08)
No deeper [Nexus of Fate] may connect the three latest bigger releases from Wizards of the Coast. But simply being chronologically adjacent have destined Battlebond, Core 2019 and Commander 2018 to be reviewed together by Cubes for Squares. See which 10 cards we chose to recommend for testing in your own limited environment.
On Lower Tiers: Standard MBCDi Kumagoro (2018-08-08)
Despite the clear dominance of a few lists, Standard is a surprisingly diverse format right now and features a handful unsung heroes. One of these is Monoblack Torment, the most straightforward ramp archetype in the meta. Let's see where it's at now, and where it will go after the October rotation.
Fighting the Good Fight: Thalia, Guardian of ThrabenDi HansD (2018-08-08)
Modern's circle of best two-drops for each color are well documented: Tarmogoyf for green, Snapcaster Mage for blue, Young Pyromancer for red, and Dark Confidant for black. White, oddly enough, has many people pointing towards the banned Stoneforge Mystic, rudely ignoring the true best two-drop white has to offer in the format: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. If you've faced off against her, you know how powerful she can be, and this article is devoted to answering the question, "How can we plan around her?"
Myth & Magic: DragonsDi JohnnyCroat (2018-08-07)
Dragons, in the mythological sense, are a varied species. When used broadly, the word "dragon" consists of several sub-species such as drakes, sea serpents, wurms, and wyverns. In terms of their usage within the fantasy genre, they're often painted as linear one-dimensional characters, perhaps even within the game of Magic. Let's take a quick look at some dragon-related Magic cards, and then look at their mythological cousins, both great and small.
MKM Series 2018 Prague: The Death of DelverDi CabalTherapy (2018-08-02)
Shorty after the groundbreaking ban of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, the MKM Series visited Prague, eagerly awaiting a brand new Legacy format and the new brews it would entail. Miracles ended up the best-performing deck and carried the once mighty Delver to its grave.