This article has changed many players’ perspectives on their games over time, including Patrick Chapin. Originally published four years ago, it is still a fundamental read for any aspiring Magic player. Make your own Fearless Magical Inventory!
Monday, March 14 – Sam Stoddard covers the fundamental drafting principles that people often miss – catch yourself from falling into these pitfalls, and improve your Mirrodin Besieged drafting skills by reading this article.
Tuesday, December 28th – How many Jund variants are there? Will Tempered Steel be potent in the PTQs? What card should you be sideboarding, and what new U/W Control deck should you watch out for? Sam answers your questions!
Friday, November 12th – We do this all the time in Magic. We create shortcuts. We learn â€˜fundamental truthsâ€™ and use them to quickly evaluate cards, decks, and board states. The problem comes when what really matters changes.
Monday, November 8th – I hear a lot of players who are on the cusp of success talk a lot about â€œThe Pro Playâ€ â€“ the idea that there’s always a much slicker, much flashier way of doing everything.
Friday, October 22nd – You have to give Wizards credit â€“ they like to keep us on our toes. In case you haven’t seen Wizard’s latest announcement, Booster Drafts for all future formats will involve opening sets in reverse order â€“ the most recent first.