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Standard Format Articles

  • February 21, 2018
    Something Old and Something New: Discard and Burn
    Something Old and Something New: Discard and Burn
    Kenny Keelan
    February 21, 2018
    There are two things that I've come to learn over the course of my years playing Magic the Gathering: never rush a deck build, and always be open to new alternatives. Back in the day,...
  • Hour of Promise
    February 20, 2018
    Bant Approach
    Bant Approach
    Jesse Jordan
    February 20, 2018
    If you haven't played the new Bant Approach deck that's been floating around the Standard competitive scene, let me be the first to tell you that you're missing out. Like any Approach of the Second...
  • February 20, 2018
    Standard UW Embalm
    Standard UW Embalm
    Thomas Davis
    February 20, 2018
    With the format being so full of Midrange and value decks right now, why not make your opponent kill everything twice? It sounds great, and trust me it is.  So if you enjoy playing...
  • Kolaghan's Command
    January 12, 2018
    Going for the Gold: My Origin Story, Part Three
    Going for the Gold: My Origin Story, Part Three
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    January 12, 2018
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! Before we continue, make sure you've read both part 1 and part 2. My "Last RPTQ": Three of the four RPTQs of the 2015-2016 season were over. I was already qualified for...
  • Master of Waves
    January 5, 2018
    Going for the Gold: My Origin Story, Part Two
    Going for the Gold: My Origin Story, Part Two
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    January 5, 2018
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! Before we continue, make sure you read part 1. This week, I want to continue telling the story I started last time, so make sure you have your reading...
  • Daily Dose
    January 5, 2018
    Daily Dose of Ixalan – Cheating Elder Dinosaurs onto the battlefield
    Daily Dose of Ixalan – Cheating Elder Dinosaurs onto the battlefield
    Joey Hoffer
    January 5, 2018
    Welcome all to another edition of the Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan, where today I’m going to be talking about some very large and awesome Dinosaurs. That’s right folks, we have Elder Dinosaurs. As...
  • Daily Dose
    January 4, 2018
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Great mythical beings
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Great mythical beings
    Joey Hoffer
    January 4, 2018
    Welcome all to another edition of the Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan, where today I’m going to talk about some powerful new Mythic cards. Most of the cards from Rivals of Ixalan are cards...
  • Daily Dose
    January 3, 2018
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Gaining card advantage with Merfolk
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Gaining card advantage with Merfolk
    Joey Hoffer
    January 3, 2018
    Welcome all to today’s Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan, where I’m going to be talking about some new additions to one of Ixalan's four major tribes. Introduced in the Ixalan set, the four major...
  • Daily Dose
    January 2, 2018
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Time to Ascend
    Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan – Time to Ascend
    Joey Hoffer
    January 2, 2018
    Welcome back to the Daily Dose of Rivals of Ixalan, where today I'll be talking about a new mechanic. Ixalan gave us a lot of mechanics to play with including Raid, Enrage, Explore, and, of course,...