The Winners & Losers of Standard Rotation

Tom Anderson Standard

Standard has been good in 2022, particularly since the bans to Alrund’s Epiphany and Divide by Zero. Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and Streets of New Capenna both managed to shake up the metagame despite the high power level of the established decks — the former by adding super-powerful staples to underplayed colors and the latter simply by bringing better manabases to …

Dominaria United Predictions

Tom Anderson Community, Design

We have a bit of a breather in the Magic release schedule…so time to look ahead! Tom gives us his best guesses for Dominaria United! I almost hesitated to pitch this article to my editors. For many months now, it’s felt like the community is nearly drowning in new cards. There’s regular mixups over whether spoiled cards are Standard or …

What Should You Bring to Commandfest?

Tom Anderson Events

Commandfests are back, and preparation for a big day at a huge MTG event is essential. Tom lists must-have items to make the most of the day! How excellent is it, as Magic players, to once again find ourselves in the middle of Commandfest season?! Even if it might have been called something else last time you were here, the …

The Best Doubling Cards in MTG

Tom Anderson Commander, Design

Double Masters 2022 is almost here, which has doubling on our brain! Tom takes a look at the 20 Best Doubling cards in MTG! Double Masters 2022 looks like an excellent opportunity for collectors and Commander players especially. With such a loosely-defined theme for this product, WotC have seized the chance to jam in all sorts of cards which have …

30 Years of Magic

Tom Anderson Community

Magic’s 30th anniversary is coming up, and Tom takes a look at how the game has changed over that span – and how it’s stayed the same! Get ready for a celebration – after WotC’s big announcements last week, it looks like Magic’s 30th anniversary year is officially about to kick off! (Unofficially, it might be pointed out that the …

Anniversary Announcements!

Tom Anderson Community

As of October this year, we will be reaching a truly momentous milestone for our community. The thirtieth anniversary of Magic: The Gathering’s debut at Gencon ‘93 – and thus the 30th birthday of this amazing game!This massive achievement is the result of all the hard work put in by Wizards of the Coast, game store workers, tournament organizers and …

Mind Flayarrrs Precon Upgrade Guide

Tom Anderson Commander

Tom takes a look at the Mind Flayarrrs Commander Precon deck, and has some suggestions for how to give it a bit of an upgrade! Many of the legendary creatures in the upcoming Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate are designed to lovingly evoke famous characters and companions from the namesake video games.  But today’s precon commander is a little different! Starting …

How to Make *Your* Favorite Card Work In Commander

Tom Anderson Commander

It may not be the case in other formats, but Commander deckbuilding is definitely more art than science. Self-expression has been baked into the format since its inception as “Elder Dragon Highlander.” It’s right there in the name: Sheldon Menery & friends were just excited to brew decks with these big dumb dragons! Of course, in the years since, we’ve …

Shuffle Up & Play: An Interview with the Professor

Tom Anderson Community, Video

There’s never a slow day at Tolarian Community College! Magic’s most-watched content creator launched his new YouTube series “Shuffle Up & Play” today, featuring a rotating cast of Magic personalities – and a rotating cast of formats to play. The first episode guest-stars TappyToeClaws and Georg Wang sitting down with a gauntlet of Pioneer decks. In a lightning half-hour of gameplay …