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Cook’s Kitchen – Fire Water & Other Tales

I’ve been reminiscing all morning, I can’t help it. I’m currently at work with not much to do this morning and I can’t stop thinking about all the great times I’ve had on road trips to events. Some at Grand Prix and others more local such a Jupiter Games, but that’s not really the point. All of this thinking started happening last night. I got a text message that read, “So Providence is this weekend, so are we planning a trip? Because I know you said something about it.” This isn’t actually what caused the thoughts, I sent out a message to the people I’ve been on travels with as of late and no one seemed to have any interest in travelling to Rhode Island for a Star City Games event. Then later on I received a phone call rejection, in which we started talking about the trip but ultimately decided against it. During this conversation I brought up how gorgeous the city of Providence was when I visited for the Grand Prix last summer. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Fire Water & Other Tales

Tales of the Squire – On the Road

Wow people, it has been a while since I have last written an article and that is mainly because I have not been playing all that much Magic.  If you haven’t realized all ready, Standard is not really for me and there are no weekly Legacy events that I can attend. I have mainly been focusing on my Legacy game, but the deck I am currently playing is very solid and I wouldn’t be able to write an article on the few changes I want to make to the deck.  So instead of actually playing Magic, I have been on the road with the guys from Jupiter Games working at different Grand Prix.  So for this article I am going to just recap some of the fun I have been having on the road and some of the things that have been pretty lame.  I don’t remember every single detail but hopefully I can cover enough to make this article one that you all enjoy. There is some actual Magic talk too, not just random adventures, even though it was a super fun time. So let’s get right into this. Continue reading Tales of the Squire – On the Road

Cook’s Kitchen – Reality Check

My hot streak has ended. It was bound to happen, unfortunately, it happened this past weekend at Grand Prix: Indianapolis. Misfortunate paired with some play errors and not being fully prepared for the event caused me to not perform to my own expectations. I probably should’ve realized I was on a downward spiral during the grinder I played in, where in round three I lost games one against Dredge with four mana and the other game three mana floating after a Diminishing Returns. Frustrating. That Friday night I tested against Trevor Brown’s Maverick list (which he made day two with) and the results were 50/50 pre and post board. This was supposed to be a good match-up, well it was before the last few weeks. Maverick won the last Jupiter event, the Star City Games Open, and the monthly event in Germany. In these events Thalia, Guardian of Thraben proved to be incredibly good, enough to move two to three copies to the main decks of many Maverick lists. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Reality Check