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 missed the live action over the weekend for whatever reason, make sure you catch up on all the outstanding coverage today! Witness Paulo once again claim the title of Pro Tour Champion as he pilots his Ramunap Red brew expertly to the top with truly pro-level play.
Now that Ramunap Red has proven itself beyond a doubt as the deck to beat, the discussion is shifting to just that: what is the best way to beat it? Chris has some pretty fresh ideas that just might work out in the long run, so make sure to give this a read.
Seth (better known as SaffronOlive) begins dissecting the information collected over the weekend from the Pro Tour. If you're looking for data-driven solutions on solving the metagame, this is the place to start.
Every deck goes into a game with a plan, but players also need to be ready to adapt their plan to the board state, even if it means a shift in how their deck is played on the base level. But how do you know when to make this shift? Sandro shifts the discussion away from the Pro Tour to answer this essential question.
Four-color Commander decks are still a very new option for brewers, and looking at them in the context of 1v1 Commander is an even newer concept. But Rachel does just that, advocating that a not-green deck led by Breya, Etherium Shaper or a pair of properly colored partners may just be the best avenue to take when trying to conquer the format. As ridiculous as it may sound to not play green, I suppose we should at least hear her out.
The 2017 Magic World Championship is just over two months away, and all 24 player slots are now locked in thanks to the weekend's Pro Tour. Matt is already on top of starting the conversation surrounding the event with the first inklings of hype-building.
With five versions of Ramunap Red entering the Top 8 over the weekend, the odds certainly favored one of them rising to the top, but what set Paulo's brew apart from the rest? Two things immediately jump out.