July 2016


TES Infernal Tutoring # 7

Miracles, Sneak and Show and the like... the meta I used to play in surely has evolved. While Cockatrice initiated me to some of these match-ups, I wasn't prepared to face friends around a kitchen table with their brand new weapons. Armed with my dusty paper TES deck, with an admittedly outdated sideboard, I struggled to give them any kind of challenge. I also forgot how much it was rewarding to Read More »

TES Mailbox #9

Hi everyone! 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 »

Humans of Magic: Episode 010 - Bryant Cook

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! Listen Now! 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 »