“The Cutting Room Floor: Manaless Unplugged, Vol. I”
“And… this deck is dead.”
This was a comment I had read in regards to my tournament report from the January NELC. After reading and letting that sink in for a little while I asked myself, “Is this deck really dead? Is it time to hang up the boots?” Well, that’s kind of a hard realization to come to. You see, when you’ve played a deck for as long as someone like me or Bryant Cook has, they become part of you. Each one of you reading this right now probably at some point or another put a lot of hard work and energy into a deck that you not only felt comfortable playing, but comfortable competing with on a larger scale. I picked this deck up at a time when my Magic career (and future) was uncertain, and I succeeded greatly with it. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: Manaless Unplugged, Vol. I
Cook’s Kitchen – ‘Murica (NELC: 02/02/2013)
If there was one thing that I enjoyed about playing Esperblade the previous month, it was without a doubt playing Geist of Saint Traft in Legacy. Every game that I won at a reasonable pace was from either an early Jace or Geist of Saint Traft. Playing cards like Stoneforge Mystic and Lingering Souls while effective didn’t really peak my interests. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – ‘Murica (NELC: 02/02/2013)
“The Cutting Room Floor: Nobody Rides For Free”
If you would have asked me fifteen, ten or even five years ago if Wizards would print a card that basically says “Every spell you play is free,” I would have cautiously dismissed that and taken it with a grain of salt. The fact is that back when Dream Halls was printed, no one really gave the card its due; I even remember an article back in the old Inquest magazine where it was deemed one of the worst cards in the set with a “dishonorable mention,” or something to that effect. People started to realize slowly that playing cards for free is actually a really good thing, even if it means discarding a card to make it happen. It’s no wonder Dream Halls wound up getting banned even in a format where the spells weren’t ridiculously overpowered. Still, the weapons available during that time period had a difficult time contending with the card, and to this day it still doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
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Decklists: February NELC
Final Standings, in order:
Henry Decker, Janene Andersen, Paolo Cesari, Louis Fata, David Chau, Eric English, Bert Barnes, James Wohlmacher.
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Cook’s Kitchen – Esperblade & Jund (NELC: 01/19/2013)
This past weekend at Jupiter Games was eventful. A two day long affair with an event on each day, Legacy on Saturday and a Modern PTQ on Sunday. Both days absolutely full of Lingering Souls. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Esperblade & Jund (NELC: 01/19/2013)
January 20th, 2013 Dragon’s Maze PTQ at Jupiter Games
Top 8 Decklists from today’s PTQ Tournament.
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January 2013 Decklists – Top 8
Decklists from today’s NELC Legacy Tournament.
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