“The Cutting Room Floor: Maniacal Tendencies”
I love flipping my deck sideways.
Seriously, I do. I don’t think there is a more gratifying feeling than finding a way or an opportunity where you can use virtually your entire graveyard as a resource to win games after finding a way to flip through your deck. It’s been that way for me for years, I did it when I played Illusionary Mask back in 2003 in the old “1.5” format with Spoils of the Vault, again in 2005 with Gamekeeper into Darksteel Colossus and these days with Manaless and Griselbrand. Perhaps it’s just the thrill of being able to achieve something so awesome like actually having all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place and using your graveyard as your hand, I’m not exactly sure. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: Maniacal Tendencies
“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