AuthorCraig Wescoe

Craig Wescoe has been involved in competitive Magic for over a decade, having competed in more than a dozen Pro Tours and a pair of Grand Prix Top 8s. Since his recent return to competitive Magic he finished 99th at PT Honolulu, 37th at Worlds and 4th at PT San Diego.

Wesconomics: Rare and Mythic Stock Tips

Thursday, Sept. 2 – This week, I will discuss a number of cards I believe are at their peak (and should be sold), as well as cards I believe will rise in value (and should therefore be acquired).

Wesconomics – Hoarding for Profit

Wednesday, August 18th – Last week, Craig Wescoe discussed the benefits of liquidating your card collection. Today, he shares some of the positives behind hoarding your cards for future profit.

The Wescoe Connection – Is Green Beatable in Standard?

Thursday, August 12th – Green, much maligned through the history of Magic, is currently taking a stranglehold. A host of Tier 1 decks call on the color of nature in order to form the spine of their strategy. Can Green be defeated? A dedicated U/W Control mage believes that all is not lost…

Wesconomics – Hoarding versus Liquidating

The StarCityGames.com Open Series heads to Denver!
Tuesday, August 10th – In this week’s insightful edition of Wesconomics, Craig discusses the difference between hoarding and liquidating your card collection at any given time. When is the best time to hide your cards away in a binder, and when is the best time to trade away your hot mythics? Craig reveals all…

The Wescoe Connection – Legacy Counter Top

The StarCityGames.com Open Series heads to Denver!
Thursday, August 5th – It’s fair to say that Craig Wescoe has had an eventful week. Today, he shares his thoughts on the powerful Counter Top strategy, and on Legacy in general. He provides a sideboarding guide to a number of pertinent matchups, and explores the ethos that underpins the format as a whole.

Wesconomics – Reversing the Cash Flow from Magic

The StarCityGames.com Open Series heads to Denver!
Monday, August 2nd – In the first of a new financial-based column, Craig Wescoe presents a seven-step method of maximizing your profits from our glorious game! From buying your first booster to making a massive profit, Craig leads the way…

The Wescoe Connection – Metagaming with Blue/White Control

Grand Prix GP Columbus July 30-August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 29th – In last week’s edition of The Wescoe Connection, Craig Wescoe suggested a clear direction in which he felt the Standard metagame was developing. Last weekend, he put his knowledge to good use and took home a PTQ victory! Today, he investigates the many faces of Blue/White Control, and shares his deck and sideboarding tips along the way.

The Wescoe Connection – Adjusting to Metagame Shifts

Grand Prix GP Columbus July 30-August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 22nd – In this informative article, Craig Wescoe explores the skill of adapting to a shifting metagame. With the internet and Magic Online speeding metagame shifts on an almost daily basis, the ability to shift gears and make optimal choices are the first step on the journey towards a blue envelope. Let Craig Wescoe lead the way!

The Wescoe Connection – M11 Jund: Matchup Analysis and Sideboard Guide

Grand Prix GP Columbus July 30-August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 15th – With the Standard format receiving a Core Set shot in the arm, the current Decks To Beat face fresh challenges in the build department. New options can spell new directions, and while Jund with M11 is similar to decks of old, the new M11 sheen asks questions of pilots and opponents alike. Craig Wescoe presents his new list, and talks us through the salient strategic decisions.

The Wescoe Connection – Persecutor Jund and M11 Spoilers

Grand Prix GP Columbus July 30-August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 1st – With the current Standard format entering its Last Hurrah, old warhorses such as Jund are plowing ahead, looking for vital edges to catapult them atop the field once more. Craig Wescoe rocked Persecutor Jund at the StarCityGames.com St. Louis Standard Open, to great effect. He discusses the deck today, along with M11 cards, before presenting a bonus video interview!