The Captain’s Log – TCG 50k Invitational Tournament Report Pt. 2
The last time we spoke I left you with an 8-1 record, flying high after a very satisfying day one. I came out with experience and knowledge of the matchups and I knew what I wanted to see every round and what I wanted to avoid. After a long day one my friends and I decided to go see what Indianapolis had to offer. To my surprise the city was booming.
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The Captain’s Log – TCG 50k Invitational Tournament Report
In my last article I discussed which of the two decks I was pondering over for the TCG 50k Invitational. You can see the lists here. I spoke in detail on why I thought both of these decks could be the best choices for me, though the debating and discussing did not end with that article. I wasn’t happy with either of the deck lists for various reasons. The UW list I felt was just not strong enough and in a format with a great mana base why restrict yourself to two colors at the cost of not being able to play more powerful cards. Continue reading The Captain’s Log – TCG 50k Invitational Tournament Report
Cook’s Kitchen – Post Rotation Standard
First things first, this article marks one year of writing for Jupiter Games. They’ve been great to me, fantastic really. I couldn’t ask for a better store to write for, very flexible with me and the ridiculous times I turn in articles. Not to mention, they pay me pretty well. I guess what I’m saying is I’m thankful they continue to let me write here. It’s interesting to look back and see what I wrote when I first started a year ago compared to now. I’ll be the first to say I’m not the greatest writer, but I believe I’ve had some hits along the way. Now my thoughts on Post Rotation Standard: Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Post Rotation Standard
Cook’s Kitchen -NELC (09/08/12): A Scrub’s Report
My weekend began early Friday morning when the boss said I could get out of work early! I waited throughout the barbeque lunch that the Marketing department was having. A co-worker made me something called a “Juicy Lucy” – a cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese on the inside along with diced jalapenos. By the time it was done cooking it was about the size of a softball, it by no means was a small burger. I channeled my former fat kid from my mid-teens and devoured that monstrosity. I knew after eating it that I wouldn’t be eating the rest of the day. Shortly after lunch ended, I left work, went home, packed for a bit, and then headed off to Jupiter! Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – NELC (09/08/12): A Scrub’s Report
When cards from Innistrad were being spoiled not too many people were excited for a flying Wild Nactal named Delver of Secrets. All of the hype was around a certain Wizard called Snapcaster Mage and for good reason. Snapcaster Mage is one the best creatures printed in a while. However, Delver of Secrets is by far the best aggressive blue creature ever printed. The runners up being Vendilion Clique or… Flying Men? Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen- U/R Aggro
Conley Woods, perennial rogue deckbuilder finally broke down and brought an established archetype (Tempered Steel), along with his Channel Fireball teammates, to the Magic: The Gathering World Championships this weekend. It paid off, the deck took Woods through the rounds of Standard undefeated. Woods sat pretty at 1st place all weekend, his only losses being intentional concessions to CF teammates Paulo Vitor Dama De Rosa and Luis Scott Vargas until the finals. After breezing through the early rounds, becoming the last CF team member standing of four (including PVDDR and LSV) after the semifinals, Woods finally dropped a match to Wolf-Run Ramp in the finals. Continue reading A New Type 2- Conley Woods’s 2nd Place Tempered Steel at MTG World Championships
by Tim “Flip” Sussino
So life’s been a bit hectic lately. Unlike other grinders, I have work an average of 45 hour a week, on top of trying to play Magic to stay ahead in the Planeswalker Points race, somehow finding time for day-to-day life. When people talk about “grinding”, I’m sure most stick to talking about the great stories. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great stories to be sure, but it is a pretty taxing lifestyle that I’m sure many aren’t entirely prepared for. However, I digress from what I am truly here for.
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