From Around the Web
A.D Jameson has a fascinating look into where pro Magic is headed, and why Wizards seems to continually invest less into its competitive tournament scene.
Martin Dang at MTG Card digs into the advantages of a testing team, and where they’re going as competitive Magic evolves.
It’s everyone’s favorite archetype! Like ’em or not, Bogles are a metagame reality you have to be prepared to face (or pick them up yourself). Kendra Smith at CoolStuffInc takes a look at the archetype in Pauper.
Riley Knight at TCGPlayer tries to develop the best Scapeshift list for Modern.
What happens if you add Homelands to Old-School Magic?
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Luke Feeney, current trophy leader in the MTGO Modern Cube, shares everything he’s learned on his journey to the top of the leaderboard.
LSV’s wielding Crackling Drakes and Arclight Phoenixes in Standard with the list Owen Turtenwald took to the Top 8 at GP Milwaukee!
The economy of the platform has already lost half its value.
Sam Pardee takes a controlling take on red with Treasure Map, Rekindling Phoenix, and Siege-Gang Commander through a Standard League on Magic Online!
There’s no true paper in this metagame for Golgari Midrange.
— Magic Online (@MagicOnline) December 5, 2018
There are 61 modern legal sets. I'd love to see a casual modern Singleton format where you can't play more than one card from each set.
— Lou-ish (@LouisKaplan86) December 4, 2018
-I mostly agree
-"Pros'" biggest problem remains their replaceability
-I don't understand the pro/casual dichotomy. We all exist on a spectrum.
-Hasbro Q3 gaming revenue was nearly $450M. I'm not sure pros "deserve" anything, but I also don't think they are greedy or entitled. https://t.co/rWQHb8VhKc
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) December 5, 2018
Really like going back to 9 rounds on day one (still cut after 8). GPs have been running faster, so don’t go that late. I’d rather have the extra hour to travel home on Sunday. https://t.co/MVbX0I7ENb
— Pat Cox (@wildestnacatl) December 5, 2018
What Standard deck is Ricky the dog gonna play at FNM: Selesnya or Boros???? pic.twitter.com/TrVkGMnkNW
— Good Luck High Five (@GLHFMagic) December 3, 2018
Research by William Lamping.