Frank Karsten

Frank Karsten has been playing competitive Magic for over half his life, and he was inducted into the Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2009. Synergy-driven aggro decks like Modern Affinity are his favorite. Frank holds a PhD in cooperative game theory and stochastic operations research, so when he's not traveling the world, he enjoys applying his mathematical background to Magic-related problems.

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Pioneer Deck Guide: Mono-Red Aggro

In a sea of Inverters and Lotus Breach, Frank Karsten decided to battle Pioneer with a Red Aggro deck, and he thinks his build has what it takes to run with the combo decks.

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The Early Pick Order for Theros Beyond Death

Get a jump on the competition in your Draft pods with Frank Karsten’s early pick order for Theros Beyond Death Limited. He rates every card for a pack 1, pick 1 decision from the best in the set to the bottom of the barrel.

Standard Deck Guide: Mono-Green Stompy

Mono-Green Stompy is the perfect choice for anyone who’s still learning Standard, or if you just want to be able to space out while climbing the ladder. Frank breaks down the card choices and sideboard plan.

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