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Storm Hands #2

We're back with another Storm Hands – Let's dig in!   Game one on the play against Unknown: Hand: Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, Dark Ritual, Burning Wish and Burning Wish. Would I keep this hand? Yes. If your opponent is playing blue, IF, there's roughly a 40% chance that they have Force of Will AND a blue card. Seems like very good odds for some turn one Goblins. How Read More »

Xantid Swarm Vs. The Metagame

No one needs to sell me on why Xantid Swarm is a terrific Magic: The Gathering card. Trust me, I get it, I've been playing the card since 2006 and back then it was in my main deck! But with the metagame being as aggressive as it is, I don't believe our bug friend is very good at the moment. Reasons Xantid Swarm is a great card Shuts of selective counterspells (Spell Read More »

Heart of the Storm - The "Vancouver" Mulligan

It's been two weeks since Bryant has dropped his article on the matter and I delayed mine until I made up my mind and listened to some arguments. To be honest with you, I had a very bad feeling about this change in the first place and it still has not vanished. Here is the change we're talking about: 103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to his or Read More »

TES Mailbox #3

Hi everyone! We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:   Would you change anything from your Washington, DC Open list? This past weekend at the invitational I made one change, I cut the Massacre for a Pyroclasm as twice during the Washington event I wanted it against Grixis Delver. That said, I played against Thalia, Guardian of Thraben decks three times and lost against it once on the weekend. My loss Read More »

New Mulligan Rules for Battle for Zendikar

Aaron Forsythe just published this on the Wizards website. It explains the new mulligan rule that will be introduced with the release of Battle for Zendikar. This new style of mulligan was previously used at the latest Pro Tour in Vancouver, CA.   Here's the actual wording of the new rule: 103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to his or her starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify Read More »

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast - The End

A look behind For the sake of contextualization, let's say a lot happened for the league since the last article was published. I was ahead in our ranking, but without a comfortable lead over my competition. It was our last weekly event, only was thing was left between that time and the final tournament – a practice night. Which revealed itself to be very instructive, filled with decision making and conceptual thoughts about Read More »

TES Mailbox #2

Hi everyone! We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:   Do you ever miss Silence from the list? The mana is so much better without white in the deck that it's tough to reminisce. I haven't missed Silence due to the fact that people no longer only fight combo on one axis – back during the years of 2010-2013 when Stifle and Spell Snare where in almost everyone's main deck, Silence was Read More »

Storm Hands #1

This series will be a continuation of what I wrote while at Jupiter Games a few years back.   Game one on the play against Omnitell: Hand: Gitaxian Probe, Ponder, Underground Sea, Dark Ritual, Duress, Bloodstained Mire and Infernal Tutor. Would I keep this hand? Yes.  How to play: I would start off with Gitaxian Probe. My next decision would be based off of if I was under pressure of dying on the next turn, if their Read More »

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast - A calm before the Tendrils

Words are running from me as the conclusion to this adventure comes near. Following this article, only one should follow; bringing with it the news of my victory or failure. With a single practice night coming next Thursday and our final tournament on Saturday night, I can feel my heartbeat racing. We’re ending this soon. New sideboard With this shorter article, I welcome you to a realm of irony. First of all, as Read More »

STORMING INTO WASHINGTON, DC (08/09/2015): FIFTH PLACE

The weekend begins with being let out of work early Thursday afternoon, my car already packed, I hit 81S for roughly four hours. I drive by Philadelphia and then Baltimore before arriving in Sharon Springs, DC after about six hours worth of driving. I get to Georgia avenue and my GPS says that I’m only 4 miles away from my destination, after 35 minutes, I’m there. One of my good friends Read More »
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