Eternal Weekend Recap — 2022

Eternal Weekend. This is often the pinnacle of participation for eternal format Magic players. The events certainly have a allure to them, drawing in players from across the globe to compete more vehemently than even competitors in the Magic Pro League. I have participated in a handful of these events in the past few years, Read More »

Pauper Cycle Storm Primer

Cycle Storm

Welcome to Pauper, the format with most of the fun fast mana of Legacy, but without the unfun answers like [[Force of Will]], [[Chalice of the Void]], and [[Thalia, Guardian of Thraben]]. The Storm mechanic has had a complicated history in Pauper, with most of the Storm cards that can directly win the game, like Read More »

The EPIC Gamble

Gamble

What is The EPIC Gamble? [[Gamble|]] [[Lion’s Eye Diamond|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] The EPIC Gamble is primarily a red Ruby Storm deck that can support a splash color of one’s preference with relative ease. The play patterns are considerably different from previous iterations of Ruby Storm. No other Storm deck is designed to cast [[Echo Read More »

Eternal Weekend (11/19/2021) — 55th Place

EternalWeekend-Wasteland

My name is Aryaman Tummalapalli, and though I was born in India, I never really lived there, growing up mostly in Singapore, with stints in DC and Tokyo. I went to college in New York City, and I'm now a software engineer living in San Francisco. I have been playing Magic for almost six years Read More »

The Legacy Pit Open (09/19/2021) — 16th Place

Legacy Pit Open

In the weeks leading up to The Legacy Pit Open, I have been "heating-up" so-to-speak after a prolonged slump. With the addition of some powerful white cards to The EPIC Storm (TES), which you can read about below, I was feeling very confident heading into this weekend. I traveled down to the event with my 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 »

The EPIC Ruby Storm

Ruby Medallion

What is The EPIC Ruby Storm? [[Ruby Medallion|]] [[Birgi, God of Storytelling|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] The EPIC Ruby Storm is a variant of Ruby Storm that has borrowed some of the most powerful components from The EPIC Storm and plugged them into Ruby Storm: [[Lion's Eye Diamond]], [[Echo of Eons]], [[Peer into the Abyss]], [[Defense 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

Carpet of Flowers Hero Image

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 »