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The Cutting Room Floor: NELC Report – 1/19/13

“The Cutting Room Floor: NELC Report – 1/19/13”

For the last three years, Dredge, in any incarnation, has been the deck that has enabled me to achieve success in some of Legacy’s most prolific tournaments. Going into the January NELC, I gave some serious thought as to what deck I wanted to play. All I’ve heard for the last month is how good Deathrite Shaman is, and believe me, I know. Manaless Dredge, however, doesn’t have nearly as hard of a time playing against Deathrite Shaman as one may think.

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Cook’s Kitchen – Storming to Jupiter pt. VII (NELC – 12/15/2012)

Cook’s Kitchen – Storming to Jupiter pt. VII (NELC – 12/15/2012)

For a long time in Syracuse weekly events I had been playing a different deck every week trying to dodge metagame hate, as well as play the best deck possible for the event. This all changed when my work schedule changed for the holidays, I get home too late to have time to spend looking at deck lists to potentially build. This has left me playing my own deck, The EPIC Storm, at almost every Legacy weekly event ever since the change. What I’ve noticed is that the current metagame in Syracuse is very weak to storm combo at the moment. While everyone has been trying to grind out Deathrite Shaman mirrors, I’ve been putting fourteen Goblins into play instead.
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The Captain’s Log: Stifled Opportunities

The Captain’s Log: Stifled Opportunities

It is well known among the magic community that I am a huge fan of Stifle. I was always a huge proponent of playing this card in RUG and when people were cutting it I was advocating harder and harder for it. There are many reasons why this card is amazing and today I will go into full detail why this card is amazing and how much tempo and value it adds to your game as a RUG player.

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My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li

My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li

The deck can kill on turn one. It can kill through multiple copies of Force of Will. It can win through Counterbalance. It can get hit with discard turn one and two and win on turn three. It can bring horror to your opponent’s face when they realize that they’re going to die before their hate cards become relevant. It can beat Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, it can beat Mindbreak Trap, and it can win on a mulligan to 4. Continue reading My Past in Frames: Memories of the December NELC by Si Ning Li