2016


TES Mailbox #8

Hi everyone! We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:   What storm variant is currently better positioned during the Eldrazi menace, ANT or TES? I'm an ANT player who is currently trying TES. This could be a whole article in itself, but I'll keep it brief. The differences between the two storm decks is their combo turn, ANT's is often turn three which allows for several hate pieces to hit the Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 1

As the last snow flakes are falling on a Canadian island, the Storm season already peeks for the local Magic league. Following the last summer reports, I'm getting back into action to provide a better, improved, beginner-targeted content. I've surrounded myself with some of the best Stormtroopers around, a variety of TES geniuses & enthusiasts hoping their teachings will help all of us improve. With these Infernal Tutors (pun intended), Read More »

A Storm over Innistrad

Every spoiler season, storm players from far and wide rush to talk about all the new cards that they think will take storm to the next level. The Epic Storm is no stranger to this, and thanks to Burning Wish, people often love to pick out every single corner case scenario they can think of that might make any sorcery that costs four or more into a game winning card. Read More »

Storming into EE4 Satellite (03/19/2016): 2nd Place

After writing about some of my favorite TES Memories I had an itch to play Grapeshot again. I mulled over deck slots, like moving the Bayou to the main deck for the millionth time. I ultimately landed on Massacre. The reason being, according to mtggoldfish.com, Death & Taxes is only 2.86% of the metagame.   Waking up at 5:30am to get to the Tales of Adventure Eternal Extravaganza 4 Satellite event wasn't Read More »

The EPIC Storm Memories

August marks ten years of The EPIC Storm, I'm beginning to feel a little reminiscent of the last ten years. Right about now is when I began working on combo archetypes before landing on TES over the summer. Below you will find some of my favorite The EPIC Storm memories! They're in no specific order. Anything in a block-quote was taken from old tournament reports, I provided links to video coverage Read More »

Storming Through the Rise of the Eldrazi

It didn't take long for Oath of the Gatewatch to begin defining the Modern format. It is apparent to anyone paying attention that the Eldrazi menace is a powerful one, taking advantage of the incredible efficiency provided by Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With 75% of the PT Oath of the Gatewatch Top 8 playing some variety of Reality Smasher, many are left wondering if we have a new Read More »

STORMING INTO PHILADELPHIA, PA (02/26/2016): AFTERMATH

At the end of the day Saturday, I had a pretty average record of 6-3. Which was not good enough for day 2. I don't necessarily blame my deck list for my mediocrity on the weekend. Which you can view below:   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Probe 4 Cabal Therapy 2 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 3 Chrome Mox 4 Read More »

TES Mailbox #7

Hi everyone! We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:   I'm relatively new to Legacy but I've been playing magic for a number of years now. I was wondering if you could help answer some of my questions about some decks and the format. I play modern combo and I have played modern storm (post-Seething Song) and I was thinking about branching into legacy. I've seen all these cool combo decks Read More »