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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 »

TES Infernal Tutoring #18

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! After a fair amount of testing, we decided that (v4.2) is the list we still want to be playing, at least for the time being. If you haven't, I highly recommend checking out Bryant's article The Importance of Confidence, as it goes into more detail regarding the switch back to the (v4.2) deck list. Personally, I am a fan of switching back. Pulverize is Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Using Draw Spells

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In this article, we are going to cover the basics of getting the most mileage out of your draw spells. Knowing how to effectively use your draw spells can seem marginal, but over a large sample size can really increase your win percentage. It's an incredibly complex topic with a lot of contextual aspects, but the goal of this article is to Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death's Shadow

Death's Shadow the card has existed for a long time, but never really saw much play until the past couple of years. It's really been a staple of the Modern format over the past 2-3 years, but recently it's been picking up in legacy. Because it's a fairly newer deck in legacy there isn't an established deck or even which colors to play in the deck. Overall the deck is Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: BR Reanimator

Dragon Stompy Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Most people correctly answered that this hand is a keep and that's great. However, about half of these individuals missed a crucial line. With your first Gitaxian Probe if you hit a blue-producing land, Chrome Mox, or Lotus Petal you likely win the game. From there you cast Brainstorm, put Burning Wish on top Read More »