From Around the Web
While Ramunap Red ran over the field at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, Green-Black had a more subtly strong performance. Steve Rubin managed to snag Platinum thanks to the Snake, and he walks you through the testing that helped him arrive at G/B over at TCGPlayer.
Black aggro is good. Red aggro is good. Why not play black-red? Terry Soh at MTG Mint Card looks at the options.
Standard might be an aggro playground, but there are plenty of ways to grind out card advantage in Modern and Legacy. Kyle Boggemes runs through the options with a look at Modern U/W Control, Jeskai Flash, and Company, and Legacy BUG and 4C Control.
It’s certainly harder to qualify for the Pro Tour than it was when I was grinding PTQs, but even setting that issue aside, PPTQs could use some improvements: time management, space, comfort—Graeme Mclntyre provides his recommendations over at ManaLeak.
The ban list can teach you a lot about the recurring problem areas of a format. Steve Jeltz at PureMTGO looks at what each round of bans has meant for and said about Pauper.
Rachel’s here to offer her verdict on every new card in Commander 2017, along with her picks for the best cards in each color!
Think you can draft like the best in the world? Try your skills against Limited master Ben Stark!
Time to reintroduce people to the progenitor of broken enormous creatures.
Follow along with LSV as he guides you through each pick and every match of an Hour of Devastation Draft!
Think you can find the right line? PV brings you 5 gameplay situations to find out if you’d make the same play as a Hall-of-Famer!
— Paul Cheon (@HAUMPH) August 15, 2017
How my family feels when I do well in a tournament https://t.co/BsnoJ9i69H
— Paulo Vitor (@PVDDR) August 14, 2017
— Ondřej Stráský (@OndrejStrasky) August 10, 2017
Why do so many people hate modern? Format seems pretty healthy right now, there are 20+ decks you can top8 a GP with. What more do you want?
— Martin Juza (@Juzam_) August 11, 2017
— eric froehlich (@efropoker) August 14, 2017