Tanner recently wrote about his concerns for the future of the Modern format. We are in a bit of a rough patch and change is a scary thing. However, I have more faith in the format and I am optimistic about what we have to look forward to in the next few months.
Sideboarding without diluting the strategy too heavily is, in my opinion, the most difficult part of playing Bogles. This guide will tell you exactly how to sideboard and what cards to watch out for against thirty Modern archetypes.
I have been playing this archetype from its inception and I have come to embrace the salt. Bogles is an absolute blast to play and when the format is ripe for it, there is no easier way to win a tournament. Today I will go over how to build the deck, how to mulligan with it, and the play patterns to follow in order to succeed with it.
Chris Minor managed to take his Devoted Evolution brew all of the way up to a 13th place finish with a 12-3 record at Grand Prix Tampa. Today he will give us his decklist, his thoughts, and a round-by-round breakdown of his run at the event.
This one comes from the winner of the recent SCG Modern Classic in Philadelphia, Alex Vu. He battled his way through twelve rounds and is here to share his list, his experience, and where to go from here with Grixis Death's Shadow in Modern.
When looking over the results I was beyond excited to see Tribal Flames Zoo finally had a breakout performance. This deck picked up some steam when BBE was unbanned but disappeared just as quickly. However, in the hands of David Csente the deck fought its way into the Top 32 of Grand Prix Bilbao.
When I look at where we are and what is coming, I am very concerned. I am not saying that Magic or Modern are doomed; far from it. I am saying that, apart from Eldrazi Winter, I have always loved the Modern format and when I look at the horizon, I see that everything is about to change.
With my recent finish at the SCG Regional in Chicago, I was asked to write an article relating to my Affinity list. In this article I will go over my decklist, explain the unique card choices, and briefly go over how to sideboard with the deck to hopefully inspire some players to give Affinity a go.
This may be a controversial opinion but I believe that Facebook is the best place on the internet to discuss Magic: the Gathering. It is far from perfect but the groups are a hotbed for useful, lengthy Magic discussion and content. Today I would like to guide you to the types of groups you can find and my personal favorites.
This weekend saw two Modern Grands Prix and an SCG Open. With all of this going on we have been able to generate a large Event Spotlight that comprises 96 decklists that have proven themselves at a high level event. With this large sample size we are able to paint a very accurate picture of the state of the Modern format.