From Around the Web
In a world of commons, it turns out that winning outside of combat is exceedingly uncommon (see what I did there?). If that’s the case, Turbo Fog could be perfectly viable. Alex Ullman at Gathering Magic looks at a list that shuts down attackers and kills with Jace’s Erasure.
Here’s a fun challenge: What is the most important card in each color (plus multicolored and artifact) in Modern? Lee Shi Tian tackles the question over at MTG Mint Card.
You can officially play silver-bordered cards in Commander until January 15th. Paul Palmer at ManaLeak shows you the 10 cards you should consider enjoying while they last!
Big mana was the big story in Oklahoma City, and Seth Manfield rode the wave all the way to the Top 4.
When we first looked at Reflector Mage, we all had the same thought, right? This is getting banned. Maybe not so much. The Standard ban list has been a bit of an enigma in recent history, but Saffron Olive attempts to decode it over at MTGGoldfish.
Could a high enough X value for Ol’ Buzzbark cause a global extinction-level event? Frank runs the numbers.
Take a step back.
Talking to Ben Stark about Magic is always a treat, and I got a chance to pick his brain about the best cards in Modern before GP OKC.
The bogeyman of Modern combines a frustratingly simple game plan with a surprisingly high win rate.
Reid drops the blue for green to get a little assistance from Traverse the Ulvenwald and Modern’s first oversized green beater.
First place at GP NJ is $10,000? If I win that should put me at only about -$1,169 on the sealed leagues. At least I had fun.
— Owen Turtenwald (@OwenTweetenwald) December 13, 2017
Figuring out which doors of a convention center will be locked is one of the great mysteries of our time
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) December 9, 2017
Should be two GPs side by side Vegas style: Legacy & Pauper. Winner of pauper GP gets to take 1 card off the reserve list. https://t.co/NSfLXEo6Au
— Matt Sperling (@sickofit) December 12, 2017
Dont think Ive ever been more tired after a day of magic. Huge shoutout to everyone who normally has to play a GP without byes. Playing 9 rounds with not much sleep is super exhausting and even more if you are consulting plays in 2 more matches around you during a team event.
— Martin Juza (@Juzam_) December 9, 2017
— Paulo Vitor (@PVDDR) December 11, 2017
Research by William Lamping.