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Product Architecture: How a Product Is Made

by Gavin Verhey December 6 2017

Ever wondered how a Magic product is made, from start to finish? Product Architecture is your monthly look at our product architecture process.

Beyond the Basics

The Stack and Its Tricks

by Gavin Verhey November 30 2017

The stack is one of the most complex aspect of Magic, and learning how to navigate it can do wonders for your game!

Beyond the Basics

Getting Ahead

by Gavin Verhey November 16 2017

Building your team is at least as important as building your deck, if not more so!

Beyond the Basics

The Treasure Test

by Gavin Verhey November 9 2017

Gavin explains the decision between spending your Treasure as soon as you get it and saving it for the future.

Beyond the Basics

Breaking Rock-Paper-Scissors

by Gavin Verhey November 2 2017

When a metagame evolves into a three-way battle, how can you break the cycle and come out on top?

Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Game

by Gavin Verhey October 24 2017

There are many ways in which the game beyond the game can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Beyond the Basics

How Low Can You Go?

by Gavin Verhey October 19 2017

In both Constructed and Limited formats, it's important to always consider how your deck's goals align with its mana curve.

Beyond the Basics

Blocking a Bluff

by Gavin Verhey October 11 2017

If your opponent attacks into what appears to be a losing situation, perhaps there's more at work than a simple mistake.

Beyond the Basics

The Butterfly Effect

by Gavin Verhey October 5 2017

Every choice you make in a draft affects the choices that follow. Gavin shows how you can use what you know to your advantage!

Beyond the Basics

Real Estate Management 101

by Gavin Verhey September 28 2017

Managing the order in which you play out your lands may seem unimportant, but it can make a huge difference in your games!

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