I read a lot of discussions around the internet and through coverage, people don't really seem to understand the differences between The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT). Not only the card differences, but how they actually play differently and how the different versions have unique strengths. Let's start with the basics, TES is an Ad Nauseamand/or Empty the Warrens based deck while ANT is a Past in Flames/natural storm ("tutor chain") based deck. TES is Read More »
We're back with another Storm Hands – Let's dig in!
Game one on the play against Unknown:
Hand: Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, Dark Ritual, Burning Wish and Burning Wish.
Would I keep this hand? Yes. If your opponent is playing blue, IF, there's roughly a 40% chance that they have Force of Will AND a blue card. Seems like very good odds for some turn one Goblins.
How Read More »
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 »
Aaron Forsythe just published this on the Wizards website.
It explains the new mulligan rule that will be introduced with the release of Battle for Zendikar. This new style of mulligan was previously used at the latest Pro Tour in Vancouver, CA.
Here's the actual wording of the new rule:
103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to his or her starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify Read More »
A look behind
For the sake of contextualization, let's say a lot happened for the league since the last article was published. I was ahead in our ranking, but without a comfortable lead over my competition. It was our last weekly event, only was thing was left between that time and the final tournament – a practice night. Which revealed itself to be very instructive, filled with decision making and conceptual thoughts about Read More »
This series will be a continuation of what I wrote while at Jupiter Games a few years back.
Game one on the play against Omnitell:
Hand: Gitaxian Probe, Ponder, Underground Sea, Dark Ritual, Duress, Bloodstained Mire and Infernal Tutor.
Would I keep this hand? Yes.
How to play: I would start off with Gitaxian Probe. My next decision would be based off of if I was under pressure of dying on the next turn, if their Read More »
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.
With this shorter article, I welcome you to a realm of irony. First of all, as Read More »
Bryant Cook with Nick Miller in the Sideboard at StarCityGames: Washington, DC Read More »
There an old saying that “you gotta dance with the one that brung ya”. For me, the deck that “brung” me to Legacy was The Epic Storm. I was drawn to Legacy watching SCG Opens, back when Legacy coverage was more frequent. After seeing Tendrils of Agony resolve a few times, I knew I was going to end up playing Storm one way or another.
At that point, I had never Read More »
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 »