What We Learned

Why is Standard the Standard Format?

Standard is highlighted as the exclusive format of the Pro Tour and is heavily featured in non-Pro Tour events as well, but why is that the case?

How 375 Planeswalkers Finished at Pro Tour Amonkhet

This week we pour over the data coming out of Pro Tour Amonkhet and consider who performed better: pro players or amateurs?

How 428 Planeswalkers were Invited to Pro Tour Amonkhet

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Pro Tour Amonkhet?

The Role of Magic Online in the Banning of Felidar Guardian

Felidar Guardian was hanging on by a thread when Wizards chose not to ban it last week. A few days worth of Magic Online data changed all that. How?

All Aboard the Ixalan Hype Train

Are you excited for Ixalan? Forget everything you know about Amonkhet and get ready for this September’s large set release!

Amonkhet Superlatives

With the entire Amonkhet set available to view we chose some of our favorites and gave them high school yearbook superlatives. Enjoy!

Is the Magic Story Becoming a Problem for Standard?

Some folks would have you believe that the problems with competitive Magic these days stem from the shift in focus towards the Magic Story. They are wrong.

Should Players be Banned from Tournaments for Offensive Language

Two well-known Hearthstone streamers were banned from HGG for offensive language. Is this a good reason to be banned from tournaments? Where’s the line?

Magic the Gathering’s Reddit Community

Magic the Gathering and Reddit have an interesting relationship. This week we learn more about the makeup of the MagicTCG Reddit community.

The Financial Value of Modern Masters 2017

It’s once again time to discuss the financial value of Modern Masters. I’m sick of it. You’re sick of it. Let’s get this over with.

One Tournament Organizer to Rule Them All

Can a single tournament organizer shoulder the responsibility of running every Grand Prix event. Is that the best course of action for Magic?

How’s That for Modern Support?

For months the community has cried foul that Wizards was cutting Modern Support, but given the contents of Modern Masters 2017, this couldn’t be more untrue.