The October 11, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on October 11, 2016

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on October 11, 2016. Today's Update is brought to you by The Android's Dungeon, the most trusted local game store in all of Springfield!

Today's Must

  1. The Road to #SCGRegionals Glory! | StarCityGames.com | Chris VanMeter

Chris VanMeter, recent winner of SCG Open Indianapolis, discusses the deck that led him to victory along with the other decks he expects to see winning Standard tournaments over the next few months. Always adapting, Chris reveals some tweaks to his own deck as well as tweaks to other archetypes succeeding in the competitive environment.

After That, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Car and Driver Magazine: Kaladesh Edition | MTGO Academy | Two Jesses

Jesse K and Jesse T take a cruise through Kaladesh and give the shiny new Vehicles the Top Gear treatment. What walls can be smashed? Who shouldn't be driving what? Why does Fleetwheel Cruiser look so awesome? Some of these questions may be answered!

  1. 7 Keys to Sideboarding Like a Pro | ChannelFireball | Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Sideboarding is easy to ignore but often essential to winning a full match. Paulo wants you to sideboard more, and he is here to help see that happen.

  1. Top 5 Standard Decks in the Kaladesh Gauntlet | MTGMintCard | Huang Hao Shan

Huang weighs in on the top five deck archetypes that have been dominating Standard since the premiere of Kaladesh.

  1. LSV Streams a Kaladesh Draft

Luis Scott-Vargas joined a Magic Online draft yesterday and, being the generous soul that he is, streamed the whole thing for us to enjoy. Will his Angel of Invention and Wispweaver Angel destroy the competition? Probably.

  1. Drafting Green +1/+1 in Kaladesh | ChannelFireball | Brian DeMars

This is one of my favorite decks to draft in Kaladesh. I've always loved giving my creatures permanent boosts, and Kaladesh makes it delicious through many commons and uncommons. Find out Brian's take on some of the best ways to make this work.

  1. Dear Azami: The Blind Eternities | StarCityGames.com | Sean McKeown

In this week's Dear Azami, Sean goes over the many virtues of Rashmi, Eternities Crafter as a commander.

What People Are Talking About

  1. Magic has made its debut in The Simpsons' universe

That's right: Magic is invading all your favorite adult-ish cartoons. It only took us 27 years to make it into The Simpsons and 17 years to get into South Park. Stay tuned for our big debut in Bob's Burgers in 2035!

Deck of the Day

  1. Cash Turner's White-Black Draft Deck

Cash was just barely edged out this weekend at Grand Prix Atlanta by Carlos Romão. With only two nonland cards in his deck that weren't one-ofs, Cash created a fabricate-heavy deck seeking to outcurve his opponents and drain them into oblivion with the help of Kambal, Consul of Allocation.

Cash Turner's White-Black Kaladesh Draft

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