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Storming into EE4 Satellite (03/19/2016): 2nd Place

After writing about some of my favorite TES Memories I had an itch to play Grapeshot again. I mulled over deck slots, like moving the Bayou to the main deck for the millionth time. I ultimately landed on Massacre. The reason being, according to mtggoldfish.com, Death & Taxes is only 2.86% of the metagame.   Waking up at 5:30am to get to the Tales of Adventure Eternal Extravaganza 4 Satellite event wasn't Read More »

Storming Through the Rise of the Eldrazi

It didn't take long for Oath of the Gatewatch to begin defining the Modern format. It is apparent to anyone paying attention that the Eldrazi menace is a powerful one, taking advantage of the incredible efficiency provided by Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With 75% of the PT Oath of the Gatewatch Top 8 playing some variety of Reality Smasher, many are left wondering if we have a new Read More »

How to Build a Sideboard

I'd like to start by saying this isn't necessarily a The EPIC Storm or even a Legacy article as the information can be used on other decks or even formats. At least once a week I receive an email or message asking why I don't play "X" in my sideboard. More recently, X is equal to the card Meltdown due to the recent potential rise of Chalice of the Void (the Read More »

A Storm Hybrid

Over the last few weeks I've been testing a hybrid storm list, a mix between The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT). Basically, TES with a Past in Flames engine built in. I've been receiving a lot of questions from individuals who've caught my sporadic games on cockatrice, let's answer some of them! The lists are below, with List A being traditional TES and List B being our 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 »

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 »

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast - Déja vu

Ah, tournament nights. Those with electric sparkles in the air, with a pressure so strong it pushes everyone to their limits, aggravated by the strong winds outside? A shiver of survival where the tension is so dense it's palpable? You don't have to be in the hundreds for such a feeling. 6 players, a stormy night and an eerie house is all you need. Preparing for the tournament, no cards showed up Read More »

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast - the Hate Deck

Before anything, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your amazing support. I didn't know the first article would have such an effect on this hidden player base The EPIC Storm seems to have. I'm glad this fills a need we never expected to be that big. The kind words on Cockatrice from some of you were really appreciated. With that said, let's get Read More »

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast - An Introduction

The EPIC Storm approaches the Magdalen coast While winning a GP is the goal of most Storm players, some of us are trapped to a LGS, or even worse, around a kitchen table, unable to even dream about moving forward with their decks. However, we’re still addicted. These Tendrils of Agony must be spread out. With no local game store, but with plenty of friends living on an Island, 250km Read More »

Heart of the Storm - Grand Prix Lille Aftermath

GP Lille is in the books and what a blast it was! Close to 1700 Legacy aficionados battled for the crown in this year's only European Legacy Grand Prix over three days. The weekend was full of trials, side events and the intense 15 round swiss main event which was followed by a Top 8 elimination which climaxed with a Miracles mirror in the finals. My expectation for the format on Read More »