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Reading the Ropes - Using Discard Spells

In this article, I'm going to discuss the discard spells in The Epic Storm, and the different ways to use them in order to have the highest impact. This article was initially supposed to be much longer and much more complex, but the banning of Gitaxian Probe meant the removal of Cabal Therapy from most deck lists. Cabal Therapy was a card with an immense amount of strategic depth to Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: RUG Delver

BR Reanimator Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Most people correctly answered that this was a keep. This article's theme will be "Do not live in fear", and this is a great example of that. While your opponent could have a discard spell or even Chancellor of the Annex, you can't send this back. While you could just lose the game on Read More »

Cantrip Calculations

Cantrips are an integral part of The Epic Storm. They serve two main purposes: sculpting hands and searching for specific cards. If you want to read more about sculpting hands, AJ Kerrigan has a great article here. In this article, we are going to focus more on finding specific cards. The need to find specific cards quickly happens in a couple of cases: on the combo turn or early in Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Dragon Stompy with Zac Turgeon

Special thanks to Zac Turgeon for his contributions to today's article. Before the bannings of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, Dragon Stompy was by far the most prominent prison strategy you would see in Legacy. With most fair decks having a very greedy manabase, Blood Moon was very, very good. However, I wouldn't expect to see Dragon Stompy diminish, as it is a very powerful deck. With the metagame not settling Read More »

Humans of Magic: Episode 038 - AJ Kerrigan

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by James Hsu for Humans of Magic. If you have the time, feel free to take a listen! “Humans of Magic” presents: AJ Kerrigan. AJ broke into the competitive Magic scene as a youngster and has never stopped improving his mental approach with the game. After a rough patch in the public spotlight, he has come out stronger and wiser than ever. Learn about Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: RUG Delver

With the recent banning of Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman people have been moving away from Grixis Delver for the more traditional version of RUG Delver. RUG Delver is a tempo deck that tries to use all of its resources to keep the opponent from gaining traction to set up their game plan, and then try to kill the opponent before they regain their balance. They do this by playing Read More »

B&R Update - 07/02/2018 - Deathrite Shaman & Gitaxian Probe

B&R Announcement Announcement Date: July 2, 2018 Legacy: Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe are banned Effective Date: July 6, 2018 Magic Online Effective Date: July 5, 2018 The list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! While the bane of the Legacy format (Deathrite Shaman), has been removed, we lost a dear friend. #RIPgitaxianprobe But life must go on! The change is a break even in my eyes Read More »

Leaving A Legacy: 5K (06/30/2018) - 1st Place

...and to think on Wednesday afternoon I was telling Jerry Mee (host of Leaving A Legacy) I wasn't sure If I wanted to go. I had just checked how long it would take me to get to Acton, MA from Syracuse, NY. In the northeast there's really only two seasons – winter & construction. Due to all of the roadwork being done, it was being estimated at a little over six Read More »