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.
If you haven't already heard, we're greatly expanding our presence on Twitch this year. We want everyone to experience the intensity of as many competitive Magic events as possible, whether they're able to travel to the event or not. With an extra 22 events coming to Twitch this year compared to last year, it looks like that will become reality!
BBD shines a light on skills that he sees as essential to performing well at Magic that don't get enough discussion. He believes there is a lot more to being "good at Magic" than just piloting a game well. And as one of the world's top players, he's probably right.
With Pro Tour Aether Revolt starting tomorrow, everyone is buzzing about which decks will rise to the Top 8 and which will crash early. Freyalise weighs in on seven archetypes she thinks are strong enough to snuff out the competition.
Not content to just make bold predictions, Andrea would rather hit us with a bold declaration: Walking Ballista is the card that will have the greatest impact on the Standard metagame in the coming months.
It's inevitable: each new card with an alternate win condition brings a new wave of brewers trying to break the game with it. With Aether Revolt, we have Mechanized Production trying to make eight identical artifacts and begin a turn with one of them enchanted. Matt offers a few different ways to make this happen in mono-blue, Esper, and Bant.
Relax, Vorthoses! SeibenLore isn't really ending; it's expanding! The channel will now be functioning as Aether Hub, with a focus that expands beyond (but still includes) Magic lore videos.
What People Are Talking About
Card Kingdom tells all
Popular Seattle and online Magic retailer Card Kingdom was the focus of some suspicion from seller and YouTuber Alpha Investments after he noticed the store buying his sealed Commander products on eBay. In response, Card Kingdom made the following behind-the-scenes exposé into their business practices, which will absolutely shock . . . no one, probably. Turns out they just needed more singles.
Tezzeret's Touch is not a Draft all-star. Not only is it two colors, but it's also an Aura, which are generally harder to squeeze value out of in Limited. However, John managed to put the card to work for him during Grand Prix San Jose's Top 8 last weekend and clinch first place. Backed by one of Aether Revolt's strongest Limited rares, Aethersphere Harvester, John brought his own touch to the game and dominated the competition.