As the subject line says, The Field Report is back…and at ChannelFireball.com!
It’ll be running as a regular biweekly feature (every two weeks, that is), running the day after that week’s In Development. As before, The Field Report is all about metagame analysis from my own peculiar perspective, where my interest is what we play against rather than trying to find some magical formula that tells us which deck to play.
This week’s edition of The Field Report is all about that special two-week period of post-Jace, pre-M12 Standard that starts Friday. In it, I discuss Keynes’s strange beauty contest and explain how it helps us prepare for this narrow metagame opportunity.
Click here to read the article, and then join the discussion.
For the curious, a little explanation…the first five The Field Report columns were, as you may have noticed, at StarCityGames.com. I was brought on board by Ted Knutson when he was revamping SCG’s content. Pete Hoefling (of SCG) and Jon Saso (of ChannelFireball) were both quite cool about me continuing to write In Development at CFB while I started The Field Report at SCG.
When Steve Sadin took over as head of editorial, he decided that he wanted writers — especially Premium writers, which I was — to be exclusive to SCG. I respect his decision to take this approach (seems fine by me), but given the need to decide between writing for only SCG or continuing to write for CFB, I had to go with my first home (and, incidentally, the site that’s loaded down with people who are personal friends). Luis was interested in having my metagame take appear on CFB as well, so after some time (for me to stop being so damn busy) I’ve started writing TFR for ChannelFireball.com.
So, no drama or acrimony (sorry about that – boring, I know). Just a little editorial shift and a new home for this column. I hope you all enjoy it no matter where it appears!