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Modern Format Articles

  • Should we ban Ancient Stirrings?
    September 6, 2018
    Should we ban Ancient Stirrings?
    Peter Shmanka
    September 6, 2018
    That Tron deck just always casts Karn on turn three! That Krark-Clan Ironworks deck still combo’d me after all the graveyard hate I sided in! That Amulet Titan player just turn three’d me after I...
  • Matter Reshaper
    The Modern Rogue Report - Colourless Eldrazi Aggro
    August 29, 2018
    The Modern Rogue Report - Colourless Eldrazi Aggro
    Cody McCowell
    August 29, 2018
    Hey there everyone, and welcome back to 24th instalment of The Rogue Report! It's been a little while, but last time I promised to take a look at something more competitive for the current Modern...
  • Deaths Shadow
    Why you should be playing Jund Shadow, and not Grixis
    August 28, 2018
    Why you should be playing Jund Shadow, and not Grixis
    Peter Shmanka
    August 28, 2018
    Hello fellow Modern Grinders, my name is Peter Shmanka. Just like yourselves, I'm looking for edges to win local tournaments to qualify for RPTQ’s. I won’t bore you with specific details, or a matchup...
  • Thunderous Wrath
    Learning to Lose Gracefully (#BurnEmOut)
    August 13, 2018
    Learning to Lose Gracefully (#BurnEmOut)
    Cody McCowell
    August 13, 2018
    TL;DR -Too Long Don't Read Warning (Bridge Vine is nutter-butters, and I actually do get lucky sometimes!) Just kidding, please do read. On August 5th, I competed in FaceToFace Games Toronto's Modern PPTQ 1K, and DANG! It was certainly...
  • Chromanticore
    An Update to Modern Soulflayer
    August 2, 2018
    An Update to Modern Soulflayer
    Darcy Hartwick
    August 2, 2018
    Back in March, Cody McCowell wrote an article on a Modern Soulflayer deck that had a 7-0 start at GP Lyon. Although the deck ended the event with a less impressive 9-6 record, Cody correctly...
  • Urza's Power Plant
    Modern Control: Blue Tron
    July 20, 2018
    Modern Control: Blue Tron
    Darcy Hartwick
    July 20, 2018
    Modern is a format of blistering speed and efficiency, with many different angles of attack. This makes it particularly hostile to answer-heavy control decks, where drawing the wrong interaction for a given matchup is...
  • Swans of Bryn Argol
    The Modern Rogue Report - Seismic Swans
    July 18, 2018
    The Modern Rogue Report - Seismic Swans
    Cody McCowell
    July 18, 2018
    Hey there! It's been a while! I've been a little busy with life lately. Moving, Canadian Nationals, plus a few other things. However, my favourite time of year is approaching. It's Modern PPTQ season and I'm extremely...
  • Goblin Charbelcher
    The Modern Rogue Report - Horizon Belcher
    June 22, 2018
    The Modern Rogue Report - Horizon Belcher
    Cody McCowell
    June 22, 2018
    Well, well, welcome back to the 22nd instalment of The Modern Rogue Report! I'm Cody and this week we're getting super silly again. I saw today's deck pop up recently in tournament finishes, but haven't seen...
  • Emrakul the Aeons Torn
    The Modern Rogue Report - Crouching Token, Hidden Emrakul!
    June 5, 2018
    The Modern Rogue Report - Crouching Token, Hidden Emrakul!
    Cody McCowell
    June 5, 2018
    Hi there everyone, and welcome back to the Modern Rogue Report! This is our 21st instalment and I've been recently reminded of the Power Rangers. It was one of my favourite shows as a...