Welcome back to Perilous Research. The new Standard season is in full swing and this weekend we’ll have an opportunity to watch the format be played on a grand scale in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grand Prix Cincinnati comes on the heels of the largest Constructed Grand Prix ever, and it’s sure to be an exciting event. Standard has been evolving since the release of Born of the Gods. Cards like Pack Rat have become less format defining, and a number of new aggressive strategies have entered the fray. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the new face of Standard in preparation for Grand Prix: Cincinnati.