Cook’s Kitchen – SCG Invitational: Atlanta
Well, neither Chipper Jones nor Ludacris were at the gate when Dan Walton, Nick Patnode and I arrived in Atlanta late Thursday night. I say late because it was ten minutes after the last rail-train had left the airport, our only option was a $90 taxi ride to our hotel. After giving the gentleman from the taxi service too much money, we settled in to our hotel. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – SCG Invitational: Atlanta
“The Cutting Room Floor – NELC Mania”
The temperature is getting warmer. The smell of spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get ready for the season heading into this summer with the NELC series! As most of you know, it has been a while since we’ve been able to sling competitive cardboard at Jupiter in an NELC, but it’s coming up again really fast. Whether you’re a Legacy novice or a full-blown expert, get ready to sleeve up your deck and prepare to wage war for your chance to enter the storied legend of champions that has defined the greatest and most intense series of Legacy events in modern history. In honor of the upcoming April edition of the NELC, today we’re going to look ahead to what you can expect from this incredible event. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor – NELC Mania
“The Cutting Room Floor: The Reserved List”
One of Magic’s longest standing points of debate is that of the “Reserved List,” or a list of cards that Wizards has sealed in what is the equivalent of a logical ‘vault’ never to be reprinted in any form of any kind again. This list dates back to the game’s origins with cards from Alpha going all the way through Urza’s Destiny. The large part of the debate that has persisted over the years deals in large part to the rising value of Eternal Magic’s most prolific staples that continue to do nothing but rise in value as the years pass us by. I’d like to use this platform as a means to address some issues that a lot of folks have with the Reserved List, the yearning for its abolishment and the fallout as a result of the current pace of Eternal Magic’s condition. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: The Reserved List
“The Cutting Room Floor: The ‘Power’ Glove”
Blue certainly gets its share of grief from players who despise the color because of its power in Legacy. While Force of Will and Brainstorm are certainly two of the pillars that define the format, let’s not forget there are plenty of other cards, even obscure ones, that when carefully crafted can create a truly frightening concoction. I always like to go big or go home, and that’s exactly what I’m doing today…with blue cards! But we’re not going any conventional route in the sense of traditional blue decks. No. Instead, we’re going to abuse a card that, while conditional in nature, can create some incredibly broken plays in conjunction with several noticeably powerful cards already seeing play in Legacy. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: The ‘Power’ Glove
Cook’s Kitchen – Legacy: A Format Analysis
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a completely healthy format for Legacy, but I believe we’re finally back at the pinnacle. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Legacy: A Format Analysis
“The Cutting Room Floor: Griselbanned?”
We’ve seen it before.
We’re seeing it again. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: Griselbanned?
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