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Alex McKinley

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Alex McKinley is a computer scientist who loves mixing Magic: The Gathering and technology. When outside, he spends his time winning Quidditch Championships and camping.

Top 4 finish in the Legacy Showcase Challenge!

Legacy Showcase Challenge Top 4

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 [[Burning Wish]] 4 [[Wishclaw Talisman]] 4 [[Brainstorm]] 4 [[Ponder]] 1 [[Tendrils of Agony]] 1 [[Ad Nauseam]] 1 [[Echo of Eons]] 4 [[Veil of Summer]] 2 [[Defense Grid]] 4 [[Rite of Flame]] 4 [[Dark Ritual]] 4 [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 4 [[Lotus Petal]] 3 [[Mox Opal]] Read More »

Card Review: Wish

DnD Hero

Wish [[Burning Wish|]] [[Wish|]] [[Death Wish|]] [[Wish]] is a flexible new take on the ability to fetch cards from outside the game. Its text has a lot of subtleties that grant it some extra power. By using the word "play",  [[Wish]] allows its caster to play lands in addition to spells from their sideboard. [[Wish]]'s Read More »

Card Review: Modern Horizons 2

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Modern Horizons 2 was a set that I was a little bit terrified for, especially after how the original Modern Horizons influenced Legacy. Fortunately, Modern Horizons 2 seems to have provided many new options for The EPIC Storm! Cards For the EPIC Storm [[Aeve, Progenitor Ooze|]] [[Aeve, Progenitor Ooze]] is the first creature in Magic Read More »

Metalcrafting the Perfect Bauble

Mishra's Bauble

For the past six months, The EPIC Storm (TES) team has been experimenting with many lists cutting [[Rite of Flame]]. extra lands, main deck copies of [[Carpet of Flowers]], and more moxen were all underwhelming and [[Rite of Flame]] was slotted back in. Recently, however, [[Mishra's Bauble]] has taken those [[Rite of Flame]] slots and Read More »

They pitched WHAT to Force of Will?! | What’s the Read? No.1

They pitched WHAT to Force of Will?! | What's the Read? No.1

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 [[Burning Wish]] 4 [[Wishclaw Talisman]] 4 [[Brainstorm]] 4 [[Ponder]] 1 [[Tendrils of Agony]] 1 [[Ad Nauseam]] 1 [[Echo of Eons]] 4 [[Veil of Summer]] 2 [[Defense Grid]] 4 [[Rite of Flame]] 4 [[Dark Ritual]] 4 [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 4 [[Lotus Petal]] 3 [[Chrome Mox]] Read More »

Card Review: Strixhaven

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Strixhaven: School of Mages is the newest set to Legacy and it is all based around casting spells! There are a lot of cards with potential. White Removal Spells [[Rip Apart|]] [[Fracture|]] [[Vanishing Verse|]] With Strixhaven being a multicolor set, many of the removal spells were able to destroy additional types of permanents than they Read More »

Sideboarding in the New Legacy

Witherbloom Command

Legacy recently had one of the most monumental shifts in the format: the bannings of [[Dreadhorde Arcanist]], [[Oko, Thief of Crowns]], and [[Arcum's Astrolabe]]. The two weeks since this banning have been a flurry of brewing and seeing resurgences of older strategies that have been dormant during the height of FIRE-era Legacy. Some of these Read More »

Beyond Rite of Flame

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Over time, it is common for decks to evolve and cut cards that were once essential to their strategy. The EPIC Storm cut [[Infernal Tutor]] for [[Wishclaw Talisman]] to great success in 2019. Identifying cards that can seem to be linchpins, but can be upgraded is essential to evolving and continuing to improve in new Read More »

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