July 2019


TES Annual Domain & Hosting Fundraising — 2019

Hey, Storm fans! I would first like to start by thanking everyone who has helped contribute to theepicstorm.com and all the hard work they've put in over the last four years (It's hard to believe that May 2020 will be our five year anniversary!). Everything you see on this site is done out of love for the game, and more specifically, the storm mechanic. Our writers and contributors aren't paid, and Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #31

Since our last article, the Legacy meta has continued to evolve. In the last few months, there have been multiple sets that have printed legacy playable cards, and people have been experimenting like crazy. It seems that the meta is going more and more towards greedy Four-Color (4C) Delver and 4C control decks. On the flip side, people are also trying Grixis, BUG, and 4C decks using mostly Snow Basic Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 07/27/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 3 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 3 Mox Opal 4 Polluted Delta 4 Bloodstained Mire 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 4 Echoing Truth 3 Hope of Ghirapur 1 Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Maverick with Dan Neeley

Special Guest A few words on Dan Neeley (DNEELEY on MTGO, @danneeley1 on Twitter): Dan Neeley is a legacy player known for being a Maverick and four-color Loam player. Dan has one SCG Legacy Open Top 8. Two MTGO Challenge Wins and other smaller achievements. Dan is a father of three beautiful girls, he enjoys playing Legacy in his spare time. What suite of hate pieces does Maverick usually play for its Storm matchups? In Read More »

Legacy League - Bryant Cook - 07/21/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 2 Defense Grid 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 3 Mox Opal 4 Polluted Delta 4 Bloodstained Mire 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 4 Echoing Truth 2 Hope Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: London Mulligan

Miracles II Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan With either mulligan rule (Vancouver or London), I'd mulligan this. It just doesn't do anything despite having one of your best cards for the match-up in Hope of Ghirapur. Hope of Ghirapur essentially negates Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, and Force of Negation but that's not the problem with this hand. Without a blue source we're Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: 4c Control II

4c Control is a control deck that's trying to use all of the best disruptive cards like Thoughtseize, Force of Will, Snapcaster Mage, and planeswalkers. There are many flavors of 4c Control, but with the recent printing of Wrenn and Six most are traditional Grixis Control decks, but splashing cards like Wrenn and Six and maybe a few other green cards. This shows the evolution of Legacy and how decks Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 07/10/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 2 Defense Grid 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 3 Mox Opal 4 Polluted Delta 4 Bloodstained Mire 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 4 Echoing Truth 2 Hope Read More »

Pondering Policy: Communication and Unsportsmanlike Conduct

On this edition of Pondering Policy, we will be tackling some popular communication questions and what tournament policy considers "sporting" and "unsporting" behavior. Communication Policy (MTR 4.1-4.8) While the Magic Tournament Rules delve into specific definitions for different types of information and how they need to be communicated, our focus today will be on more concrete questions and how policy answers them. Question 1: Do I have it? When you are casting a spell Read More »