Cook’s Kitchen – Storm Hands V
It’s been about a month since the last Storm Hands! But we’re back! In this installment we’re going to focus on beating a rough match-up, UWr Miracles. The match-up is very difficult because of Counterbalance, Force of Will, Rest in Peace and sometimes Terminus but it’s not unwinnable. Each one of these cards can shut down one of the EPIC Storm’s strategies. The goal of this battle is to make them have the wrong answer at the right time. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Storm Hands V
Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Washington (03/17/2013): First Place
I had been practicing counting to twenty for weeks leading up to Star City Games: Washington, DC. I felt that I had lost some of my skills, I ran the deck in the weekly local events for three weeks where I normally opt to play something else and then piloted it to a first place finish at another area tournament. I was feeling pretty good again and was anxious to see how I could perform in a slightly larger pond down where the President lives. I sleeved up the beautiful storm deck in new perfects and Ultra Pros for the big day.
I was ready. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Washington (03/17/2013): First Place
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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Cook’s Kitchen: Storm Hands II
I know it hasn’t been that long since the last installment of Storm Hands, but it’s back! The list has changed since the previous article, mainly two different sideboard storm engines! This Storm Hands is going to concentrate on how to play all three sideboard engines properly.
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Cook’s Kitchen: Back from Baltimore
This past weekend was the Star City Games Open in Baltimore. I attended with about ten other guys from the Syracuse, NY area. Out of the ten of us, three of us decided to pilot the same seventy-five storm cards for the Legacy open. Saturday did not go so well for the home team. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen: Back from Baltimore
Cook’s Kitchen – Storm Hands I
In my absence from combo I’ve been paying more attention to other The E.P.I.C. Storm (TES) pilots over the last few weeks. I’ve noticed something. The people I have watched had no clue of even the basics of playing storm. Storm Hands is going to be a recurring article series in order to educate these TES players.
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Cook’s Kitchen – SCG Invitational: Atlanta (09/21/12): 19th Place
The days leading up to the event I had been incredibly busy with work, freelance designing, and trying to figure out my decks for the invitational. I would come home, check the mail for the Japanese Foil Xantid Swarm that I was expecting for my Legacy deck, do more work, and then run ideas for UR Delver off of Carl Dillahay. I was completely confident in my list for T.E.S. for the Legacy portion, but I was incredibly nervous about Standard. Not for lack of experience or not knowing the format, but because I was playing a deck with an awkward mana base. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – SCG Invitational: Atlanta (09/21/12): 19th Place