From Around the Web
Arena seems to be coming along quickly. Lauren Orsini at Forbes covers the next phase in its development as we draw closer to a release date.
As Siggy will tell you, nothing in Magic matters more than the deck you show up with. Andrew Jessup at Gathering Magic shows you how to navigate that dilemma in this particularly tricky Standard format that features a consensus best strategy but a number of strong alternatives.
One of the best post-PT articles on the internet. Saffron Olive at MTGGoldfish breaks down the numbers from PT Ixalan.
Grand Prix Day 2s have some important distinctions from Day 1s. Taufik Indrakesuma at MTG Mint Card looks at why you might be having more trouble in a metagame that’s meaningfully different than the one you conquered to get there.
Get the report from the Champion of Pro Tour Ixalan himself, Seth Manfield.
With Standard established, Frank didn’t dive too deep into testing. Still, he came away with a few lessons and a solid sideboard for Red.
Mashi, Frank, and TBS count down the 8 best cards that haven’t seen the spotlight in Standard… yet.
For Pro Tour Ixalan, #TeamCFB didn’t try to reinvent the wheel. They just took what works and rolled with it.
You owe it to the game.
Huey wraps up this set’s pack 1 pick 1 with 5 more packs of Ixalan!
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) November 5, 2017
@simongoertzen You've been killing it on coverage this weekend. Hope you're doing great 💖
— Gaby Spartz (@GabySpartz) November 5, 2017
come to think of it, Simon ended another good run of yours, Luis. history does repeat itself.
— Kai Budde (@kaibudde) November 5, 2017
Before #PTXLN starts, the last time I missed a round 1 of a Pro Tour was on April 17th, 1998 in New York.
— Raphael Levy (@raphlevymtg) November 3, 2017
Started off 0-3 in draft. Really think I’ve got a chance at limited unmaster this season! #PTLXN
— Corey Baumeister (@CoreyBaumeister) November 4, 2017
Research by William Lamping.