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The Rapport

State of Modern: SCG Invitational

What to expect from Modern at the Star City Games Invitational next weekend.

Modern Institute of Technology

Two Plays

Shawn discusses two excellent play decisions he saw over the weekend, one in Modern at the SCG Open and one in Standard at a local gameday.

Bargaining Table

On the Events at #SCGPHILLY (Also, I’m Back)

Stefano returns from the graveyard to the Table to report on his extremely unpleasant #Phillygate experience.

What We Learned

Going Further with Premier Play Changes

This week we applaud Wizards for making changes to premier play but implore them to go even further

Card Kingdom

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Hope Eternal

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Evil Tim has a new Legacy brew for you! It’s pretty evil…

What We Learned

Player’s Championship or World Championship?

Since its inception in 1996, the Magic World Championship has been the premiere MTG tournament at the highest level of the game. This year though, StarCity Games has overhauled their tournament circuit which culminate’s in the SCG Player’s Championship. What does each one offer to fans and players alike?

What We Learned

Villains in Magic

Alex Bertoncini was banned for 18 months by the DCI for cheating. His story was major news in the community. Once the poster-boy for the SCG Open circuit, he was found to have cheated multiple times on camera. Now he’s back, having finished 2nd in the Legacy Open in Providence last weekend and 63rd in the GP in Toronto this weekend. What makes him, or anyone, a great villain?

Grinding It Out

Jund Midrange at SCG Somerset

7:15 a.m. The alarm wakes me in a daze. “But, but— I don’t wanna go to work,” I silently exclaim. […]

Hope Eternal

I’m Due for a Miracle

As another SCG Open weekend has come and gone, I find myself in a precarious position. Regular readers know that […]

Hope Eternal

We Meet Again, Baltimore

The Baltimore Convention Center and I have a little history, none of it good—so I was looking for a little redemption last weekend at the SCG Open.

Hope Eternal

Everyone’s a Little Bit Vorthos

I’ve been in denial for a while regarding whether I actually care about flavor.