Monday, March 1st – A few weeks ago, Stephen Menendian was summoned to WotC Headquarters to discuss reprints and the reserve list, among other things. Today, Stephen reveals where he stands on the subject, and presents an interesting photo essay from his time in the Dream Factoryâ€¦
Monday, February 22nd – In todayâ€™s enlightening edition of So Many Insane Plays, Stephen Menendian breaks down the market forces in play on the current top strategies in Vintage. He also investigates the state of the current metagame, with reference to a myriad of tournaments held around the worldâ€¦
Monday, February 15th – In this comprehensive article, Vintage maestro Stephen Menendian brings us detailed game descriptions from his excellent performance in a recent Vintage tournament. He explains his choice of deck (Tezzeret), and provides thorough sideboarding analysis. [Editorâ€™s Note: Patrick Chapinâ€™s article will be here tomorrow!]
Monday, February 8th – Worldwake is here, and its impact on Constructed is beginning to filter through. Today, Stephen Menendian looks at the Worldwake cards he believes with impact the increasingly popular Legacy format. He also updates his excellent Complete Legacy Checklist!
Monday, February 1st – Worldwake is finally upon us, and everyone is salivating over the new cards. In todayâ€™s edition of So Many Insane Plays, Stephen Menendian brings us his view on the cards that will see play in Magicâ€™s broken format. He also updates his impressive Complete Vintage Checklist.
Wednesday, January 27th – This article was originally posted as a Premium piece on Monday 25th January 2010. We’ve decided to open it up for all to read, as it’s invaluable information to ANYONE looking to enjoy Legacy at any upcoming event. With the StarCityGames.com Legacy Open tournaments coming to a city near you soon, it’s the perfect time to jump into this vibrant Eternal format!
Monday, January 18th – 2009 proved to be a milestone year for Magicâ€™s oldest format. Throughout the months, the Vintage metagame shifted relentlessly. In todayâ€™s So Many Insane Plays, Stephen Menendian breaks down the yearâ€™s most important Vintage moments, strategies, and decklists.
Monday, January 11th – The recent StarCityGames.com Los Angeles Legacy Open saw Lou Christopher take home the bacon with the overlooked Enchantress strategy. Today, Stephen Menendian interviews the champion on his deck, his life, and his victory!
Monday, January 4th – With yesterdayâ€™s StarCityGames.com Legacy Open in Los Angeles fresh on our minds, Stephen Menendian takes a fresh look at the CounterTop archetype for Legacy play. Using his excellent Five-Step construction process, he rebuilds the deck for 2010, and runs it through a local tournament to a promising resultâ€¦
Monday, December 28th – With the new year promising a plethora of high-profile Legacy events, including the SCG $5,000 Legacy Open series, Stephen Menendian investigates the format from a variety of angles, tweaking the statistics to produce a clear view of current success and failure in the metagame.
Monday, December 21st – In this timely epic, Stephen Menendian revisits the archetypes that matter as we approach the new decade. With Vintage currently being more fun than ever before, Stephen examines the Decks to Beat, the Decks You Might Face, and the Dark Horses of Magicâ€™s most broken formatâ€¦
Monday, December 14th – The Deck is the most famous deck is Vintage history, and Stephen Menendian believes it could rise again! With the help on an exhaustive five-step deck creation process, he examines the theory behind The Deckâ€™s strategy, and builds a version to prey on the perceived Vintage metagame.
Monday, December 7th – Todayâ€™s So Many Insane Plays sees Stephen Menendian doing what he does best: in-depth, intricate, play-by-play tournament reports! He shares his recent Top 4 success at a local Vintage tournament, with decklists, detail, and drama throughout.
Monday, November 30th – With the restriction of Thirst for Knowledge, Dark Confidant Tezzeret has emerged as a major Vintage force. Today, Stephen Menendian explores an intriguing deckbuilding technique which he hopes will power him towards the optimal Bob Tez configurationâ€¦
Monday, November 23rd – Gifts Ungiven is one of the most powerful card ever printed. In its restricted form, its proper utilization is one of the keys to successful Vintage play. Today, Stephen Menendian presents a thorough examination of the skills required to make the most of this broken Blue tutorâ€¦
[Editorâ€™s Note: Patrick Chapin will be appearing later this week, on returning from Rome. Watch this space!]