What I Learned from my First Mythic Invitational

Chantelle Campbell Community

I’ve been playing Magic for over eight years now, and increasingly competitively for the last six. From Game Days to GP’s to PTQ’s, I’m really proud to say that my results have improved consistently over that time. But that all-important Pro Tour invite has always eluded me. Sure, there were some close calls — 12-3’s at Grand Prix, Top 16’s …

Approaching the New Historic Metagame

Chantelle Campbell Historic

Ding dong, the field is dead. Field of the Dead, that is! With Monday’s Historic announcement, the oppressive Field of the Dead strategies that had been zombifying the format will plague us no more. Historic has turned into a field of dreams, as strategies that Field was keeping down have become viable again, and I’m excited to explore them all.  …

Goblins: Historic’s Best New Deck

Chantelle Campbell Historic

Muxus is causing a ruckus. And while I can neither confirm nor deny that I wrote this article solely to make that pun, I can confirm that Goblins have been tearing up the Historic ladder, and a certain Goblin Grandee is making the archetype, well, grand. After playing the deck to Mythic myself, I thought I might break down what …

Companions in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Editor’s Note, June 1, 2020: Wizards of the Coast has announced a change to the companion mechanic. Companions may no longer be cast from the sideboard; instead, players must pay 3 mana of any color to put a companion from their sideboard into their hand. Since the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, companions have been shoehorned into every deck …

Oko Banned in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Oko, Thief of Crowns? Out. Once Upon a Time? Not anytime soon. Veil of Summer? So last season.  With Monday’s Banned and Restricted announcement, some of the biggest players in Standard have been overthrown, opening up a wide world of deck-building possibilities. Artifacts and powerful creatures that Oko has turned into elk are viable again; more aggressive strategies can better …

Planeswalking into Throne of Eldraine

Chantelle Campbell Standard

We’ve seen all the new cards in Throne of Eldraine, and while there are many that we can start brewing with, there are a few specific characters that have walked through the blind eternities right into my heart. I’m of course talking about Oko, The Royal Scions, and someone we’ve been wondering about for quite some time: Garruk. With these …

The Power of Process-Oriented Thinking

Chantelle Campbell Strategy

Magic is a game of variance. It’s probably something you’ve heard a million times before – I know I have. But in the heat of the moment, when your opponent finds the perfect one-outer on the top of their deck or you draw what must be your twelfth land in a row, it can be easy to forget, and for …