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Perfection through Consideration

Perfection through Consideration

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to play at FNM this week. I was at GP Pittsburgh vending. I had a really great time working and having absurd and unique conversations that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have a sweet brew for you this week. Breaking out of my restriction of fifty bucks feels great, and I can feel my creative juices flowing already. Continue reading Perfection through Consideration

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Patr 2 of 5, A Call to Alms

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun, A Call to Alms

I’d like to start this week by thanking you all for the extremely positive feedback I received from last week’s column. The support I received from the community, especially on a new column from a new author, was inspiring and appreciated. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Patr 2 of 5, A Call to Alms

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

Hello, all! My name is Jeremy Denmon, and this new weekly column will be focusing on being competitive at Friday Night Magic while saving a buck or two. Friday nights are excellent times to experiment with new decks, discover what deck fits your play style and have a few laughs in the process. But, at the same time, spending hundreds of dollars on a deck you aren’t even sure you like, isn’t affordable to all people. That’s where these articles will come in. Little risk, huge reward. Each article in this column will feature a deck that you can battle with for under fifty bucks. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Edison (02/10/2013): Tenth Place

Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Edison (02/10/2013): Tenth Place

Friday was miserable. There is simply no other way to put it. With storm Nemo on the horizon, when I awoke for work I knew it was going to be a tough day. Since when does society name snowstorms? If they continue this, I just hope the next one is Dory. Anyway, I left work an hour early hoping to get a slight jump on the storm, it was all in vein. The snow was already coming down hard as I waited for Dan Walton and Eric LaFramboise to pick me up at my house. After I was in the car, we swung a couple blocks over to pick up Nick Patnode and we were our way. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Edison (02/10/2013): Tenth Place

The Captains Log: Surviving Staticaster

The Captains Log: Surviving Staticaster

In the past few weeks my focus has been strictly on Standard in preparation for Grand Prix Atlantic City. I have been running Esper control in recent tournaments since the TCG invitational and I have been extremely impressed with this deck. It seems this deck has everything that you would want; an early game for those pesky BR agro decks, a mid game with Supreme Verdicts and Lingering Souls, as well as a strong late game with Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and Sphinx’s Revelation.

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Cook’s Kitchen: Moving On

Cook’s Kitchen: Moving On

I’m over Zombies in Standard.

As much as I enjoy playing creepy crawlers and am a huge fan of zombies in general, I’m just sick of that deck. I’ve been riding the zombie wave since Star City Games: Baltimore and in that time I’ve grown tired of the inconsistencies of the red and black dead creatures. I’ve always felt that twenty-four lands in an aggro deck is too many, but the weird part about Standard is it’s the norm. When you’re aiming to consistently drop five mana dragons, it requires more land. The problem with that is it makes the deck run out of steam more easily. It’s a deck that lives off of its draws; every land after five is essentially a dead card. Not a single card in the deck can utilize extra mana either.
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