April 2019


Through the Looking Glass: Ad Nauseam Tendrils with Brandon Osborne

Special Guest A few words on Brandon Osborne (Control4Daze on MTGO): Brandon began his Magic addiction on the blacktops at recess in 1994...eager for the opportunity to trade a freshly pulled dual land for a Force of Nature. Playing until 2001, Brandon had some success on the JSS with two of his favorite decks of all time, Counter Rebels and Fires (of Yavimaya). After a 14 year hiatus from the game, Brandon picked Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #28

Hello Legacy Storm Players! Since our last Infernal Tutoring, there have been two major Legacy events, GP Niagara Falls, and the Leaving a Legacy Open III. The deck lists for GP Niagara Falls can be found here, but the top 8 consisted of Stoneblade, two copies of Death and Taxes, Grixis Control, Miracles, 4C Punishing Dack, Grixis Delver, and Sneak and Show. The Leaving a Legacy Open III results Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UW Stoneblade

UR Delver Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Most people correctly answered this scenario. With a scry and being on the draw, your odds of finding a red source are much better than your odds of winning the game on five cards. It's difficult to ask for more than a first turn discard spell into ten Goblins in most match-ups. You can't be afraid Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes II

Death and Taxes looks a lot like white weenie to the casual observer. In reality, D&T is a creature-based control deck that focuses on invalidating the opposing deck. The goal is to aggressively land creatures while creating a difficult time for the opponent to execute their game plan. It's been about 2 and a half years since I reviewed Death and Taxes, and a lot has changed in that time Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 04/10/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 2 Duress 2 Cabal Therapy 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 4 Polluted Delta 3 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 3 Echoing Truth 2 Chain of Vapor 2 Hope of Ghirapur 3 Empty the Warrens 1 Duress 1 Grapeshot 1 Tendrils of Agony 1 Dark Petition 1 Pulverize   Landon Sworts plays a Legacy Read More »

Leaving A Legacy: 3.5K (04/07/2019) - 4th Place

On my way home from the second Leaving A Legacy open, I calculated how much I spent on gas and tolls driving back to Syracuse, NY from Boston, MA — it was roughly $120 (three full tanks). On top of that, I spent 10 hours driving in one weekend and unfortunately got a speeding ticket to add onto my poor performance. To simply put it, not my best showing. When Read More »

Sideboard Theory: Extirpate and Surgical Extraction

Before we dive into this article I want to introduce myself. My name is Steve Vultaggio. I am a 25-year-old Masters student living in New Orleans. Who Dat! Originally, I am from Boston, Massachusetts and am a life long Bruins and Patriots fan. I have been playing Magic the Gathering since 2000, and my first “competitive” event was a Mirrodin pre-release; where I opened a Chalice of the Void. Storm Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 04/07/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 2 Duress 2 Cabal Therapy 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 4 Polluted Delta 3 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 3 Echoing Truth 2 Chain of Vapor 2 Hope of Ghirapur 3 Empty the Warrens 1 Duress 1 Grapeshot 1 Tendrils of Agony 1 Dark Petition 1 Pulverize   Landon Sworts plays a Legacy Read More »