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Standard Intelligence 07/11/2019
Episode 103 - Pioneer Impressions Promo Image
This week we discuss recent results and give our early impressions on the hot new format, Pioneer. read more...
Standard Intelligence 31/10/2019
Episode 102 - Fighting the Oko Meta Promo Image
This week we discuss how to go about fighting the food decks, and talk about what we have found effective in testing. read more...
Standard Intelligence 24/10/2019
Episode 101 - Well... What now? Promo Image
Field of the Dead is banned! What does that do to standard? Did WotC go far enough? We discuss all of this while considering what standard is going to transform into. read more...
Standard Intelligence 17/10/2019
Episode 100 - 100 down, what about the next 100? Promo Image
Simeon returns! The three of us talk about the state of standard ahead of the first set of WPNQ level events. read more...
Standard Intelligence 10/10/2019
Episode 99 - Pitchforks out for Standard? Promo Image
This week I have guest host Dr Alex Watson on and we talk about the B&R announcement. read more...
Standard Intelligence 03/10/2019
Episode 98 - ...I say hello Promo Image
This week we talk about the next set of tournaments that will qualify players for the newly designed Players Tour, specifically the updated list of events for the UK. read more...
Standard Intelligence 26/09/2019
Episode 97 - You say goodbye... Promo Image
This week we talk about the next set of tournaments that will qualify players for the newly designed Players Tour! read more...
Standard Intelligence 18/09/2019
Episode 96 - Rotation Proof Promo Image
This week we look at whats been going on in the world of magic and then have a chat about how we approach rotation. read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/09/2019
Episode 94 - First Results Post B&R Promo Image
This week we take a look at how the formats have adapted now that the banned and restricted updates have come into effect. read more...
Standard Intelligence 28/08/2019
Episode 93 - Big Banned and Restricted Updates Promo Image
This week we have a lot to talk about. Standard and Modern have had a massive shake up with both the bans and unbans. read more...
Standard Intelligence 22/08/2019
Episode 92 - New Competitive Magic System Promo Image
New information came out about the new organised play system, so we talk about that! read more...
Standard Intelligence 08/08/2019
Episode 90 - Checking in on Standard Promo Image
This week, we look at all of the local results from across the UK, and notice a distinct difference between the top 8 at the MCQs and the EMSQs. read more...
Standard Intelligence 31/07/2019
Episode 89 - Mythic Championship IV Recap Promo Image
This week Jack and Jon discuss last weekends big results in modern, looking at this new world we currently exist in. read more...
Standard Intelligence 23/07/2019
Episode 88 - Mythic Championship IV chat Promo Image
This week we talk about Standard in Denver, Modern at home, and the Mythic Championship Barcelona. read more...
Standard Intelligence 11/07/2019
Episode 86 - Modern without Bridge Promo Image
In a bit of a longer than usual show, this week we have Nikolas Ek on in the guest host chair. read more...
Standard Intelligence 04/07/2019
First impressions of 2020 Promo Image
In a bit of a longer than usual show, this week we have Jon Partridge on in the guest host chair. read more...
Standard Intelligence 27/06/2019
Magic Burnout Promo Image
We look at some more previews from Magic 2020, and then have a discussion about Magic burnout. read more...
Standard Intelligence 19/06/2019
The Surprise Failures of WAR Standard Promo Image
This week we talk a bit about the previews from Magic 2020, and then have a look at decks that didn't make it, even in the incredibly diverse WAR standard! read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/06/2019
Episode 81 - The Testing Process Promo Image
This week on the podcast we talk about GP Kansas, the news of the Redbull Untapped tournament, and other news read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/06/2019
UK MCQ V - The Semifinals Sideboarding Promo Image
Standard Intelligence's Jack Patten walks you through the sideboarding decisions of the last MCQ semi-finals of the season. read more...
Standard Intelligence 30/05/2019
Episode 80 - MCQ London Results Promo Image
With the first season of MCQs now finished in the UK, we have a look at what we think of the system! read more...
Joao Choca 24/05/2019
Arena is the Future Promo Image
Team Axion’s Joao Choca delves into the changing landscape of playing Magic online and discusses the positive and negative elements Arena brings to the table. read more...
Standard Intelligence 23/05/2019
MCQ Sheffield Results Promo Image
After our second weekend of MCQs in the UK, held last weekend in Sheffield, we take a look at the results read more...
Standard Intelligence 16/05/2019
Episode 78 - MCQ Liverpool Results Promo Image
The first ever UK MCQ was held last weekend. We take a look at the top 8! read more...
Standard Intelligence 09/05/2019
Time-Travellers vs One Whirly Boi Promo Image
After weeks with no results to talk about, we finally get to flex our analysis muscles! read more...
Standard Intelligence 01/05/2019
Magic Fest London Recap Promo Image
This week we discuss Magic Fest London and how the weekend went all round! read more...
Standard Intelligence 18/04/2019
RNA Standard Retrospective Promo Image
This week we have some modern to discuss from Harlequins Preston and MKM Ghent! read more...
Standard Intelligence 03/04/2019
But in the end, it doesn't even matter Promo Image
So much news to discuss! We talk about the Mythic Invitational, changes to GPs and the end to the first full season of arena ranked play. read more...
Standard Intelligence 27/03/2019
Mythic Invitational Preview Promo Image
This week we have a discussion of a lot of news! As well as a talk about what the meta was at a large event at Geeks and Gamers, we also have discussion of what we may see this weekend at the Mythic Invitational. read more...
Autumn Burchett 26/03/2019
Autumn Burchett plays Mono-Blue Tempo! Promo Image
Mythic Champion Autumn Burchett shows off their skill with the deck they used to dominate the competition at the first ever Mythic Championship! read more...
Standard Intelligence 20/03/2019
Gruul Smash! Promo Image
This week we continue our exploration of powerful decks that didn't make a splash at the Mythic Championship, looking at Gruul midrange, and having a discussion of the many choices available to the deck. read more...
Standard Intelligence 14/03/2019
Episode 69 - A look at Selesnya Tokens Promo Image
This week we talk about the announcements made last week, and a slightly fringe but powerful deck in standard, Selesnya Tokens, which Simeon took to a win at a Standard showdown at the weekend. read more...
Standard Intelligence 28/02/2019
An Interview with Paul White Promo Image
This week we gather intelligence on a Modern WAB from Harlequins Preston, and a Standard WAB from Axion Now, as well as discussing last week's announcements. read more...
Standard Intelligence 21/02/2019
What happened at the RPTQ and LCQ Promo Image
This week we have a discussion with Paul White about his amazing run at the LCQ/RPTQ weekend with Esper control. read more...
Standard Intelligence 14/02/2019
Standard Intelligence Podcast Promo Image
Standard Intelligence: This week we gather intelligence on the RPTQ and LCQ hosted by Axion Now. read more...
James Allingham 15/01/2019
Spoiled by Spoilers! Promo Image
Ravnica Allegiance is set to be released on the 25th of January, James looks at some of the key cards you might see on the other side of the table in upcoming tournaments or might want to pick up to play yourself! read more...
Francesco Giorgio 06/12/2018
An Overview of Jeskai Control in Standard Promo Image
Francesco Giorgio takes a look at one of the major archetypes of the Standard format, that after months of the set release, still appears at tournaments top tables with a variety of decklists. This article will shed some light on the card choices around Jeskai Control and how to tune it to beat any specific metagame you might expect. read more...
George Channing 04/12/2018
Shifting Standard Promo Image
Team Axion’s George Channing looks at the ever-changing landscape of the Standard Metagame and the innovations and implications from Grand Prix Shizuoka! read more...
Autumn Burchett 23/11/2018
Autumn Burchett plays Golgari Midrange! Promo Image
Join Autumn as they play a competitive constructed event on Magic Arena with the Golgari Midrange deck they took to a 20th place finish at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica! read more...
Joao Choca 20/11/2018
Franjeskai, KCI and Sai Promo Image
Joao walks us through three events over three weeks, from GP Lille to PT Atlanta. He starts with Standard in Lille before moving onto his Modern Top 8 at GP Atlanta and then Pro Tour where he finished 10-6 and coming within sight of his coveted Silver Level. read more...
George Channing 16/11/2018
How I Draft Guilds of Ravnica Promo Image
After having his best draft record ever at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica, Team Axion member George Channing brings you his controversial insight into the Draft format! read more...
David Calf 07/11/2018
Golgari Midrange and keys to the mirror Promo Image
What do you do when you're facing down Golgari in the mirror? David Calf gives his insight into your best options. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 16/08/2018
Bant Turbofog Promo Image
Team Axion member and Silver Level Pro Francesco Giorgio discusses the deck he played at Pro Tour 25; the most innovative deck in Standard in recent years, Bant Turbofog! read more...
George Channing 15/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Autumn Burchett Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 14/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Francesco Giorgio Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 10/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Peter Ward Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 09/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Rob Catton Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 07/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Usama Sajjad Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 07/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Francisco Sanchez Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 06/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Charles Eliatamby Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
Joao Choca 04/08/2018
The Good, The Bad and The Duck: Three Weekends Promo Image
Team Axion member Joao Choca discusses the preparation process and the tournament that led to him clawing his way to the trophy at Grand Prix Turin. read more...
George Channing 02/08/2018
 Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Matt Brown Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 01/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Marc Purvis Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 31/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Luke Southworth Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 31/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Christoph Green Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 28/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Nick Waugh Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
Niels Molle 07/07/2018
Pro Tour Dominaria Promo Image
Gold Pro and Team Axion member Niels Molle discusses his tournament and preparation for Pro Tour Dominaria! read more...
George Channing 05/06/2018
Pro Tour Dominaria Analysis Promo Image
Team Axion Now member and resident metagame analyst George Channing takes a deeper look at the results from Pro Tour Dominaria. read more...
James Allingham 28/02/2018
Modern Unbans and Pro Tour RIX Promo Image
James gives his take on what everyone's favourite Mind Sculptor means for modern! read more...
Tom Law 26/01/2018
Rivals of Ixalan Limited: Initial Primer Promo Image
Tom and the Axion Now team gives you their take on the Rivals of Ixalan format for weekend. read more...
George Channing 15/11/2017
Dinosaurs, Pirates and Preperation Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s George Channing discusses his preparation for Pro Tour Ixalan in depth! read more...
Francesco Giorgio 15/09/2017
A Temur Primer Promo Image
Francesco Giorgio takes a look at one of the most important decks in the current standard meta - Temur Black! read more...
Joao Choca 10/09/2017
Nationals 101 Promo Image
With Nationals around the corner, Joao gives some insight into what Standard holds in store for players! read more...
Niels Molle 08/09/2017
A Year on the Pro Tour (Part Two) Promo Image
Niels completes his two part series on his journey to Gold level status. read more...
Niels Molle 24/07/2017
A Year on the Pro Tour (Part One) Promo Image
With the final Pro Tour of the year on the horizon, Niels reflects on the past year in the Pro Players Club. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 05/06/2017
GP Bologna Report Promo Image
Franceso goes over what to look out for in Amonkhet sealed, following his experience at GP Bologna. read more...
George Channing 18/05/2017
Pro Tour Amonkhet Analysis Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s resident Standard analyst gives you an insight into what the team have taken from the Pro Tour last weekend and how to use it! read more...
Francois Hauchard 17/05/2017
STANDARD: TOP8 DECK LIST FROM PPTQ Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's PPTQ on 14th May. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Tom Law 16/03/2017
Learning from the Past Promo Image
Tom goes over clips from a game he played during his run to a top 16 finish at GP Utrecht. read more...
Kayure Patel 06/03/2017
Black, Green and mean in Pro Tour Aether Revolt Promo Image
Kayure breaks down the Black/Green deck his team mate took to the Top 8 of Pro Tour Aether Revolt and discusses the future of Black/Green in the Standard metagame. read more...
Joao Choca 06/03/2017
Much Mardu about Nothing Promo Image
Following his Top 16 finish in Grand Prix Utrecht, Joao goes over Mardu Vehicles, with advice on how to tune and sideboard with the deck. read more...
Francois Hauchard 08/02/2017
PPTQ Hour of Devastation Promo Image
A full house of 60 players battled to win this first step towards the Protour. Francois Hauchard reports on this exciting day and analyses the metagame. read more...
Autumn Burchett 24/01/2017
Autumn at Grand Prix Madrid Promo Image
After a successful win at the Axion Now Mega GPT Standard in October, Autumn Burchett was flown out to Madrid to take on over 1000 other Magic players in the exciting new Kaladesh standard format. Below she wrote about her experience, deck choices and some of the other decks she encountered during the Grand Prix! read more...
David Calf & Craig McGregor 15/12/2016
UW Flash Against Standard’s Top Tier Promo Image
Struggling to sideboard with UW during the PPTQ season? David & Craig are here to help you brush up your UW Flash sideboarding against the three Tier 1 decks of the Standard format. read more...
Francois Hauchard 06/11/2016
UW Flash: a powerful weapon  Promo Image
Decklists & tournament report from PPTQ Nashville: Standard read more...
Francois Hauchard 17/10/2016
Standard: Top 8 deck list from MEGA GPT Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's MEGA GPT on Sunday 16th October. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Henry Channing 30/05/2016
Plant, Angel, Locked Promo Image
One of the most daunting tasks during Grand Prix preparation is deck selection, Henry Channing describes how he went through the process for Standard GP Manchester. read more...