Do you ever feel like Magic: The Gathering events can be determined by one small instance during your day? Sometimes it seems as if an action in an early round will set the tone for the rest to come, good or bad. You draw three cards off a Brainstorm and it's Dark Ritual, Lion's Eye Diamond and Infernal Tutor - you just know that you're going to run hot. Then there are Read More »
For those of you unfamiliar, I have posted a yearly update of my deck in the Pimp Legacy Decks thread on MTGthesource ever since 2008 (I keep links to each year's update on the Resource Links page).
Below you will find my storm deck's main deck, sideboard and some additional cards! You can also find two other Pimp Deck updates: Modern Storm | Godo EDH
Sideboard and Read More »
Every once in awhile it is a good idea to do a mental breakdown and matchup analysis of some of the key matchups that we are likely to play against in a tournament. The metagame is always shifting and decks are getting new toys to play with, and now it’s Death and Taxes (D&T) who has gained some great additions to their deck. Just understanding the key players in a Read More »
Last month I played my "new list" to a second place finish at Mythic Games. This month, I did the same exact thing. I've been playing in two local events a week with the deck as well as a bunch of games online and have been having a lot of success. I think for the time being that I've found the sweet-spot with the hybrid list (who knows how long Read More »
After a hot 3-0 start in Star City Games: Baltimore last month, I crashed and burned – losing twice to Shardless BUG and once to a Stoneblade variant. Slightly frustrated, I went back to the drawing board.
Something I've been working on for awhile is finding the right amount of consistency while maintaining explosiveness. It's a delicate balance that is often tough to find because there aren't really too many flexible Read More »
It is no secret that Miracles is not only a tricky match-up for The Epic Storm, but is also one of the best decks in the format. On top of that, it is not exactly the easiest match-up to navigate even when you have all of the right pieces. While it would require more than a single article to teach you all of the tips and tricks necessary to beat Read More »
We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:
I have all of TES built except for the dual lands. What do you recommend as placeholders until I get the real thing? Five-color lands or Shock Lands?
I don't recommend anything. Neither provide the necessary tools for the deck to be successful, you need to have shuffle effects for Brainstorm and the life-totals for Ad Nauseam. I recommend playing something Read More »
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!
Bryant Cook is the innovator and creator of The Epic Storm deck, which is approaching its ten-year anniversary. He joins me to discuss the origins of the 1.5 format, the strong Syracuse, NY scene, and his earliest tournament successes. We also talk about fun stuff Read More »
Inside The Deck #173: Legacy The Epic Storm Deck Tech with Ryan Crouch on Gathering Magic Read More »
My Grand Prix: Columbus weekend began with hitting the road early Friday morning, which was something I'm not used to. Normally I leave for trips after work on Friday, which works out pretty well, but Columbus is a seven hour drive. Joining me was Royce Walter, Adam Van Fleet and Aaron "Big Cat" Webster. It was very refreshing driving through the early morning and mid-afternoon on a long trip, rather Read More »