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Reading the Ropes - Getting More Mileage from Tutors

At this point in the series, I feel that I've covered a lot of the very basic concepts that go into piloting The EPIC Storm, and so now it is time to start looking at some more complicated or unorthodox ideas. The next few articles will touch on some ideas that might seem innocuous, but can have a major impact on your win percentage with the deck. It is likely Read More »

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 »

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 »

Reading the Ropes - Mulliganing

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In this article, we are going to cover the basics of how to mulligan with The Epic Storm. Knowing how to mulligan is an incredibly intricate concept that can't easily be covered in one article, but my goal is to provide you the tools to evaluate hands in various general contexts, from which you can extrapolate a lot of meaningful knowledge. For Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Winning the Game

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the pros and cons of various win conditions in the deck. Hopefully, you took away from that article that a lot of our wins will come from Empty the Warrens or Ad Nauseam. The next step is to figure out how we actually win the game with those cards, especially if we do not have them Read More »

Reading the Ropes - The Win Conditions

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the basics of the various win conditions in the deck, and in this article we are going to do a deeper dive into that topic. There are a lot of small intricacies to The Epic Storm that can increase your chances of winning any given game, but none of those things matter if you aren't actually Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Introduction

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I wrote my last article, so for those who don't remember me, my name is AJ and I've been playing The Epic Storm for about 8 years now. When I first started learning to play Storm, I remember facing an incredible learning curve and taking it one step at a time. I was fortunate enough to have some good mentors around me that made Read More »