How to Beat Golos in Standard

Tom Anderson Standard

Throne of Eldraine Standard has well and truly arrived, and there are all sorts of fun new cards and mechanics at play. But of course, one card from the previous set threatens to keep the entire plane of Eldraine in its shadow.  The first big Standard tournaments have looked like Romero movies, and left some players just as horrified. With …

Simic Flash Deck Guide

Tom Anderson Standard

Draw-Go decks created one of the original playstyles in Magic – one so fundamental their earliest incarnation was just called “The Deck.” Their most recent incarnation is called Simic Flash, and it has received some significant upgrades from Throne of Eldraine! In a Standard format heavily warped by Teferi, Time Raveler, this is the deck to sleeve up if you …

Throne of Eldraine Card Spotlight: Clackbridge Troll

Tom Anderson Design, Standard

As one of the staple baddies of fantasy and myth since olden times, the mighty troll gets a bad rap in Magic. Since Sedge Troll debuted in Alpha, these hulking menaces have been constantly on the sidelines, while fairytale contemporaries like goblins, elves and giants have flourished. Even the troll’s signature ability, regeneration, has been removed from modern Magic design; …

Adventure on Eldraine

Tom Anderson Design

Like children who can’t wait to hear their favorite bedtime story, the Magic community is once again giddy with excitement over spoiler season. Throne of Eldraine is looking to be one of the most flavorful sets of all time, tapping beloved fairy tales and Arthurian legend for resonant top-down designs. Just the thought of beating down with The Gingerbread Man …

Planeswalkers in Brawl

Tom Anderson Brawl

In a much-anticipated move, Wizards of the Coast have used the Throne of Eldraine preview season as a chance to debut their Commander-lite format, Brawl, on Magic Arena. Fans of digital Magic finally have the opportunity to build decks commanded by their favorite legendary creature – or Planeswalker! Yes, one of the highlights of Brawl is that it allows you …

7 Commander Decks You’ll Find at Your Next MagicFest

Tom Anderson Commander

Commander is Magic‘s most beloved casual format. It doesn’t rotate, there’s no restrictive legality rules, and it’s built with big, splashy multiplayer games in mind. Anyone can build a Commander deck, often at a fraction of the cost of competitive Constructed formats. Nowadays, Wizards even creates specific products to support Commander, like the Commander 2019 decks. Best of all, Commander …

Creating a Commander Playgroup

Tom Anderson Commander

Just a few days ago, we offered some tips on how to build your first Commander deck. If you’re still looking for ideas, the upcoming Commander 2019 precons are a perfect starting point! These decks come out of the box ready for high-powered multiplayer action.  But for the best Commander experience, you’ll want to find a consistent group of players …

10 Cards to Bring Back with Brought Back

Tom Anderson Design

It seems as though every new set nowadays is jammed full of “project cards.” These cards do weird, but powerful things, tempting players to try and build new decks to harness them. In Core Set 2020, one such card still waiting for time in the spotlight is Brought Back.  Just look at this thing! The power level and mana cost of …

Go Wide with G/W Tokens

Tom Anderson Standard

Looking for a new deck to break open the early Core Set 2020 metagame? Let me make a… token suggestion. G/W Tokens is a powerful, consistent aggro deck with room to adapt to shifts in a new Standard! Best of all, it has picked up some powerful options in M20 for us to look at. Get In – We’re Going …