From Around the Web
A new format is nearly upon us, and Ben Friedman gives you the compass to steer the hostile waters of an unexplored Standard by breaking down every deck that dies in the coming extinction, and which decks will withstand the rotation.
Of course, there’s still one event left with the current format, and not everyone has been keeping up with it the whole time. Justin Robb at MTGMintCard gets you up to speed on the best choices for the tournament, what to look out for, and how to tune according to your expectations.
How can we tell when a tribe is well supported enough to crack the competitive tiers of Standard? How do you spot the next Zombies? Seth Manfield at TCGPlayer explains how the new tribes of Ixalan will shape Standard.
Get a fresh take on the Vintage restricted list changes from Jaroslava Stefankova at PureMTGO, and an early look at the new Vintage Leagues on MTGO.
With Pirate ships on their way with Ixalan, what better time to play Magic on the high seas? Check out this blast of a nautical gaming journey from David Chambers at Old School MTG.
Tighten that peg leg and put on that eye patch—it’s time to go hunting for treasure.
Gabriel Nassif showed this deck can win in a MOCS qualifier, a control deck that trades in white for discard spells and The Scarab God!
Say goodbye to the Eldrazi in this mono-white midrange deck built to abuse Eldrazi Displacer!
A skeptic at first, the flavor of Ixalan has Brian singing a whole new tune as he takes an early look at some of the sweetest new cards.
Andy Cooperfauss and Frank Lepore say goodbye to the 8 most impactful cards we lose in the Ixalan Standard rotation!
— Gerry Thompson (@G3RRYT) September 3, 2017
— Owen Turtenwald (@OwenTweetenwald) September 2, 2017
Pretty happy Vehicles are coming back. They are no cycling but they are a pretty fun/skill oriented limited mechanic.
— ben stark (@BenS8528) September 6, 2017
Current Blue-Black list, will be playing some more on stream today: pic.twitter.com/l5rEdZVZOY
— gabriel nassif (@gabnassif) September 1, 2017
On this week's ep we'll break the story of how he's not @fffreakmtg brother, but a robot he programmed to play great Magic
— Magic the Amateuring (@MtACast) September 3, 2017
Research by William Lamping.