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The Magic Art of Terese Nielsen

Love the art of classics like Force of Will and Swords to Plowshares? The MagicManSam unveils the influences and forms that help create the illustrations of Terese Nielsen.

A Pauper Primer: Aggro

The staying power of aggro in format full of powerful commons continues to amaze me. Alex Ullman walks you through the history of aggro in Pauper, and shares his thoughts on where it might go moving forward.

The Many Flavors of Golgari

Winding Constrictor has established itself as one of the breakout stars of Aether Revolt, and Raphael Levy at TCGPlayer has a few homes planned for it. From control, to aggro, to a build that abuses it with energy counters, there’s bound to be a flavor for you.

Gifted Aetherborn and the “Fair” Side of Aether Revolt

Much of the hype around the new set has centered on 2-card combos and synergy cards like Winding Constrictor. What about the fair cards? Patrick Chapin and Mike Flores take a look at some of the offerings for those of us who like good wholesome Magic on their podcast Top Level.

MTG After Hours #19 – Johnny Keranos

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Jonny Magic—Marcel and Ryan at Brainstrom Brewery interview Jon Finkel.

ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball

Three New Modern Decks From the MOCS Playoff

The Top 8 of the MOCS Playoff showcased a number of new decks in the post-ban format. Andrea Mengucci looks at the most exciting new possibilities.

The Formation of Team Fireball Ice

This one took me back, and taught me a few things about the team before my time here. Relive the history of Team ChannelFireball, and see how PV and CFB Ice built a super team for the Pro Tour Team Series!

Pick Order List for Aether Revolt

Frank’s pick order has become required reading for every new set for me. I never head into a Draft without it open in my tabs, and I suggest you don’t either!

The Film Room: Sam Pardee’s (G/B Delirium) vs. Lucas Blohan’s (B/W Control)

Jacob Wilson analyzes game 3 (of 5) from the Top 4 Standard match from Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.

Seize the Fae

We got Bitterblossom, then we got Ancestral Vision back. Brian ponders whether Fatal Push could be the final piece of the puzzle to bring Faeries back into the top tier of Modern.

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