From Around the Web
The biggest story of the week was the most unfortunate, with this unsettling account out of St. Cloud, Minnesota. A game of Magic got so heated that it came to a physical altercation—you’ll have to read Nahila Bonfiglio’s report at The Daily Dot for the bizarre details.
Raphael Levy has a new take on Vehicles that isn’t quite Mardu over at TCGPlayer—it adds blue for Glint-Nest Crane to fetch up hits like Walking Ballista, Scrapheap Scrounger, and Aethersphere Harvester.
Concessions have been the subject of considerable controversy lately, and no matter the circumstances, something ends up feeling “off” whenever a high-profile one occurs. What’s the solution? Arnaud Soumet at MTG Mind argues that concessions should be banned.
Look. If you rank something awesome, it’s going to make this article. I don’t make the rules. Kerry Meyerhoff at ManaLeak has a countdown of the 10 best members of Magic’s oldest tribe.
It doesn’t take a genius to find out that Ramunap Red dominated Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, but if you’re looking for a thorough analysis, there’s no better place to go than MTGGoldfish and SaffronOlive’s complete tear down of the cards and archetypes that succeeded or flopped at the event.
Red went from worst color in the format to Pro-Tour-dominating archetype with one set. PV breaks down his winning build.
Frank’s got two tricky puzzles for Pro Tour week! Think you can find the solution in a single turn?
Get a look at Pascal’s testing before the Pro Tour as he tried out the archetype that went on to win the event!
Limited Resources: LSV and Marshall with Guest TBS
Yes, but it’s going to take some hard work.
— Saffron Olive (@SaffronOlive) August 2, 2017
— Paul Cheon (@HAUMPH) August 2, 2017
Looks like I'm still a walking bye, but I'll be back stronger! Thank you, and sorry for those who supported me all the way! #PTHOU
— Yam Wing Chun (@WalkingBye) July 30, 2017
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) August 2, 2017
The tier is now jon kai pv. Still that order, still clearly that order. But it's a tier of three.
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) July 30, 2017
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