- September Banned and Restricted Announcement—Mental Misstep gets the axe in Legacy, Modern continues to take shape, and Extended…is evidently still a format.
- Commander Banned List Announcement—Sleeve up those Lion’s Eye Diamonds and shelve your Erayo deck (or find a replacement Commander).
Standard and Block
- Innistandard (SCG$) — Gerry Thompson examines the archetypes that should take hold post-rotation.
- Standardizing Innistrad—Adam Koska has a Re-animation deck, a Zombie tribal list, and a brew that should really be called “Oh, the Humanity.”
- Innistrad for Standard—Kyle Boggemes’ set review focuses on the cards he sees as Standard playable.
- Innistrad Spotlights—Josh SIlvestri goes just beyond the Giest, the ‘Walkers, and Mr. Chan to give us three more cards to get excited about.
- Enchantments—Justin Vizaro discusses some surprisingly playable Enchantments, Curses, and Auras.
- Nothing Personal, Just Business—Todd Anderson has his sights set on winning with Puresteel Paladin and a certain spirit cleric.
- Fran-tic Search—Francis Toussaint brews up a couple of Forbidden Alchemy decks modeled on classic archetypes.
- How to Beat Bombs—Gavin Verhey urges you not to wave a white flag this weekend as soon as an opponent’s mythic hits the table. Get geared up for sealed!
- M12 MVPs—Darwin Kastle lists underdogs like Guardians’ Pledge and Runeclaw Bear along side some more obvious selections.
- Booster Battle Pack—Ertai’s Lament reviews the new limited product intended for two players.
Vintage, Legacy, and Modern
- Snap Call—It’s not too early for Caleb Durward to start working Snapcaster Mage into his Legacy and Modern lists.
- I Retain Priority—Alexander Sheare’s reaction to the heavy ban hammer being swung around in the Modern format.
- Drinking from the Dead Guy Ale—Gene Richtsmeier
- Picking Brains—Mark Hornung takes his readers across the Bridge from Below in order to explore the evolution of the Dredge archetype.
- Legacy Player for Worlds—Christopher Walton makes a run at Worlds Qualification almost entirely on Legacy, an impossible feat under the Planeswalker Points system.
Casual and Variant Formats
- Challenging Commander’s Banned List—Jeremy Blair argues for the unbanning of cards like Black Lotus in a format where power level and cost weigh heavily into banning decisions. Read his response to the actual ban list changes here.
- Commanderpalooza: The latest edition of Adam Styborski’s Commander Box series also serves as a list of generals that won’t paint a target on your face.
- Puzzle Commander Challenge—Nathan Weizenbaum knows that speed kills, so he’s asking for another turn one win.
- Kaizen and being ROTTY—Usman Jamil applies concepts of continual improvement and results-oriented thinking to cube design and revision.
- How to Control Up your Type 4—Abe Sargent adds some utility creatures, counterspells, and some Fog effects that help players live to fight another turn.
- Finally!—Cotton Rhetoric has some fun with the digital Vanguard format.
- Post-Rotation Pickups (SCG$) — Jonathon Medina picks his core cards and role playing rares that should be on the rise with the emergence of a new Type Two.
- A First Glance at Innistrad—Kelly Reid took this financial overview of the new expansion to print shortly after the spoiler was complete.
- Thirty-Three Calls for Your Prerelease Pleasure—Josh Rayden has a handy cheat sheet created for prerelease traders. Scoop up those new hot cards!
- Same Old…Or is It? –JB Kaufman reviews the most expensive cards in Innistrad. Are they overrated? Underpriced?
- Expected Values (SCG$) -- Ted Knutson knows that if you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach him how to speculate he’ll be able to afford competitive magic.
- Price Memory—Chas Andres discusses how to turn the financial equivalent of a set point into a tidy profit.
- How to Truly Go Infinite (QS$) — Chad Havas interviews the owner of BruteForceGames about how to succeed on eBay.
Theory and Miscellany