Eat My Dust: Blowing Smoke With BUG Faeries

I once lamented the long waiting periods between metagame shifts. Innovation takes time, I thought. Eye-catching technology doesn’t ceaselessly flow from premier events. Except, it seems, in Modern. UBx Faeries has always seen some amount of play among the tribe’s dedicated fanbase, but nothing could have prepared the Modern…

Sowing Salt: Eliminating Toxic Attitudes

Two weeks ago, a Christ Kallas article from The Meadery showed up in my newsfeed. “The Complete(ly Serious) Guide to Pre, Post, and Mid Game Social Interactions” lampoons awkward interactions between players by blowing negative stereotypes out of proportion. The article had me laughing out loud,…

Rogue Trip: Innovation at SCG States

When I began paging through the results from StarCityGames’s State Championships, I didn’t expect much in the way of innovation. After all, Modern players are terrified of brewing, or at least of brewing diligently enough to perfect a recipe (Hoogland and Chapin are…