Our New Sideboard Guide Update Plan

rose-emoji goes over our new sideboard guide/deck guide update plan, after a request and discussion with our supporters in our Discord.


After a discussion with our Patreon supporters, we have decided to change the way we publish and schedule sideboard guides and deck guides.

The Past

Previously, sideboard guides and deck guides were one in the same. This worked well when we were publishing all of the initial deck guides, and allowed our readers to read about the card choices, flex slots, gameplay lines and tips and tricks at the same time as reading about the sideboarding plan, allowing for a more holistic view of the deck.

Where this model stopped working as well, though, was when it came time to update the deck guides. Many of our deck guides are several thousand words, and break down specific cards in the deck in detail. When the deck changes even by one or two cards, it can require a significant amount of time (and money) to rewrite. This forced us onto a schedule where deck guide updates were rolled out very slowly.

The Future

After a request from several of our Patron supporters, and a conversation about how we can better approach this, we have decided to de-link sideboard guides from deck guides. This will allow us to update sideboard guides on a more frequent basis as the meta shifts and cards change. Written deck guides will be updated on a similar schedule to before (about once each new set or significant banlist announcement).

Because of this change, we have removed the “Deck Guide” menu from the top of the page, and have replaced it with a “Sideboard Guide” menu. Deck guides can be found in the Premium Article sections now and going forward.

We hope this allows us to share information about the shifting meta on a more timely basis. As always, Patreon supporters in our Premium Tier will have access to everything mentioned above going forward.

  • rose-emoji

    Network Administrator/Publisher

    rose-emoji started playing Magic: The Gathering during Battle for Zendikar, then took a break from the game until Throne of Eldraine. Pioneer got him back into Magic full-force, and the launch of Arena on mobile hooked him in forever. Now that his favorite format is working its way onto Arena, he can be found grinding the format to death. Only ever Grixis colors, but sometimes he can have a little Jund as a treat.

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