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
Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars
Hello, all! My name is Jeremy Denmon, and this new weekly column will be focusing on being competitive at Friday Night Magic while saving a buck or two. Friday nights are excellent times to experiment with new decks, discover what deck fits your play style and have a few laughs in the process. But, at the same time, spending hundreds of dollars on a deck you aren’t even sure you like, isn’t affordable to all people. That’s where these articles will come in. Little risk, huge reward. Each article in this column will feature a deck that you can battle with for under fifty bucks. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars
Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Edison (02/10/2013): Tenth Place
Friday was miserable. There is simply no other way to put it. With storm Nemo on the horizon, when I awoke for work I knew it was going to be a tough day. Since when does society name snowstorms? If they continue this, I just hope the next one is Dory. Anyway, I left work an hour early hoping to get a slight jump on the storm, it was all in vein. The snow was already coming down hard as I waited for Dan Walton and Eric LaFramboise to pick me up at my house. After I was in the car, we swung a couple blocks over to pick up Nick Patnode and we were our way. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Storming into Edison (02/10/2013): Tenth Place
“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.
Allow me to explain. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: NELC Report – 1/19/13
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
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.
Continue reading The Captain’s Log – TCG 50k Invitational Tournament Report Pt. 2
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