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Changes in the Standard market are the most difficult to track, but with a new set being spoiled in Aether Revolt, now is the best time to have your eyes peeled. Travis Allen at MTG Price has a few picks for the final week of 2016.
People are down on Standard right now, and Modern has always had a contingent of critics. Naturally, that led to the search for a solution: Frontier. But The Professor at Tolarian Community College has a few reasons you might want to temper your enthusiasm for the future of the wild new Frontier.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, spoiler season! Ali Antrazi at GatheringMagic takes a look at Aether Revolt, and how it’ll affect Standard.
Get to know Magic players from all over the planet with Raphael Levy! This edition heads to Johannesburg to meet some gamers from South Africa.
Darcy Hartwick shares some of The Professor’s skepticism about Frontier, but sleeved up a deck to give it a try nonetheless. He still has reservations.
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Standard gets a bevy of cards from each new set, and Vintage and Legacy enjoy small influxes from Commander and Planechase. What about Modern?
OK, with all this griping about the format, what can we actually do about it in the future? BBD identifies 2 key ways that R&D can keep Standard from feeling stagnant in the future.
— Jelger Wiegersma (@WJelger) December 17, 2016
I got a sweet tournament idea. 74 rounds legacy, 123 rounds modern. If you win 2+ rounds you make it to single elim coin flipping portion!
— Alexander Hayne (@InsayneHayne) December 18, 2016
Did a heads up fantasy draft against @MatthewNass for the #SCGPC. Loser has to wear pants for a week. I think I'm a substantial underdog
— Sam Pardee (@Smdster) December 17, 2016
— Joel Larsson (@JoelLarssonGG) December 18, 2016
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