From Around the Web
Patrick Chapin and Mike Flores take a look at Ben Stark’s format-disrupting Jund deck that innovated black/green with the simple addition of a single Mountain. And naturally, there’s no better choice to bring in for the discussion than @basicmountain himself, Patrick Sullivan.
Our affinity for ranking things here is well known, and you can listen to Michael Majors and GerryT count down the best decks in Modern. Doesn’t get much better than that.
We’re gearing up for one of the most interesting tournaments of the year in San Antonio, and Seth Manfield over at TCG Player gets you started on some of the basics of deck selection in Team Unified Modern.
Rarity shifts on reprints don’t really matter anywhere but Pauper, but there they can completely reshape the format. Alex Ullman at Gathering Magic discusses the impact of Modern Masters 2017’s new commons.
To create recognizable characters and story in Magic, Wizards has (probably wisely) turned to planeswalkers. Unfortunately, pushing the power of level of those iconic cards to get them into the mix in Standard has created some issues for the format. Saffron Olive at MTGO Goldfish analyzes the problem and offers his suggestions for how to fix it.
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Joel headed out to a local Frontier event, armed with a midrange list of his own design that could be one of the best decks in the format.
When you’re sitting to play a game and traveling regularly, it’s easy to make unhealthy choices. Brian shows you how he flipped the script.
LSV has played some nice ones over his career, and each of them has a lesson to offer about deck selection.
Have some friends that have expressed an interest in the game you play, but don’t know where to start? Reid Duke whipped up this handy guide that covers to set Magic newcomers off and running in just a few minutes.
It might be time for a format shakeup in Legacy. Bob Huang investigates 3 options.
— Paul Jordan (@magicPJ) March 14, 2017
Kids, open those treasure chests! https://t.co/t71JEWBPwi
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) March 22, 2017
Really enjoying Modern Masters Limited, missing these type of formats at premier level events.
— Seth Manfield (@SethManfield) March 22, 2017
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