From Around the Web
Andreas Petersen at Snapcardster dives into the Top 8 of Grand Prix Las Vegas, with a close look at Hatebears, Affinity, and Daniel Wong’s Taking Turns deck. Add an interview with Champion Mani Davoudi for good measure and you’ve got a nice wrap-up of the event.
With Marvel out of the picture, midrange finally has a chance to succeed. Saffron Olive at MTGGoldfish covers a new take on an old archetype, mono-green beatdown, featuring Rhonas and Blossoming Defense.
Here’s an article that speaks to me: CottonRhetoric at PureMTGO looks at the archetypes that go undrafted too often in Cube. Ever try midrange black Necropotence or the artifact deck? He breaks out key synergies, trap cards, and even advice for drafting your mana.
Vegas showed that any archetype can break through with enough tuning and practice. Rothgar13 at TappedOut goes over some of the decks in Modern that haven’t spent much time in the spotlight but have the power to compete with the best decks.
Colorless Eldrazi has been smashing Modern for awhile now, but hasn’t seen much play in Standard. Raphael Levy at TCGplayer shows you a revamp of the archetype that might be ready for primetime.
Magic TV: Grand Prix Vegas taught us a few new things about Magic, formats, and Grand Prix in general. Andy, Paul, and Frank count them down.
Is Hour of Devastation the purrfect time for the Cat tribe to finally break through?
We know mulliganing is hard, but the scry has added another dimension. Should you top or bottom? See if you can find the right line.
Reid shows you the ropes with the deck he took to battle at GP Vegas!
Pat Cox takes you through another Amonkhet Draft breaking down each pick and every match!
I'm not sick, jetlagged, unprepared, exhausted, intimidated or on a bad internet connection. If we lose tonight, I'll blame luck like a man.
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) June 27, 2017
— TSM Numot (@NumotTheNummy) June 22, 2017
Everything else that happens today is going to be a serious underdog to make the end of day highlights. pic.twitter.com/KfLV2E7VMR
— Brian David-Marshall (@Top8Games) June 27, 2017
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