Cook’s Kitchen – A Sideboarding Guide for The EPIC Storm
Too often I find myself stopping to watch someone else playing The EPIC Storm (T.E.S) at an event. I stand behind them, figure out the game state, watch their line of play, and then compare it to what I would do… they draw for their turn and it’s Xantid Swarm against RUG Delver or BUG Delver. At this point I usually have little faith left in the pilot and walk away. But to be completely fair, sideboards were initially built for the individual and an expectation of what the field of decks would look like. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – A Sideboarding Guide for The EPIC Storm
Cook’s Kitchen – Storm Hands IV
It’s been a while since my last Storm Hands! Luckily, it’s back! This time we’re going to focus on beating any storm deck’s worse nightmare – MUD/Stax. While The EPIC Storm can be blazingly fast, sometimes its pure speed is just not enough to defeat MUD. The best advice I can give is to win the die roll, however, they say those odds are random. The reason these “MUD” decks are an issue is that they play cards such as Chalice of the Void, Trinisphere, and Lodestone Golem. These cards can completely shut down anyone trying to create a storm, they create long lasting effects that are much more difficult than a Force of Will to win through. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Storm Hands IV
“The Cutting Room Floor: The February NELC – Exposed”
If history has taught us anything it’s that we should learn from our past. This Saturday’s NELC is shaping up to be one of the greatest NELC events of all time, and for good reason: the meta right now is in a serious shift with hungry competitors making the monthly trek from all over for a shot at the title. This dynamic convergence of talent and unpredictability creates a dangerous set of circumstances for anyone wishing to compete in this event which is only weeks removed from the previous installation. Today I’d like to look into what you can expect from this epic event on Saturday and why it will mean more than just winning games of Magic.
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