The Salt Mine Episode 17: GP Seattle Analysis and “What Happened to ANT and D&T?” feat. Michael Webb

The Salt Mine finally return, this time with Melbourne ANT specialist Michael Webb in their wings, analysing where the metagame’s moving post-GP Seattle, the perceived under performance of ANT and Death & Taxes and what they’re looking to play for Australia’s upcoming Masters event.

Rugved’s Preordain Miracles Article:
https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/beating-the-best-deck-with-upkeep-terminus/

Jim Davis’ Miracles Primer:
http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36752_Basic-Lands-Are-Better-Than-Duals-Back-To-Basics-In-Legacy.html

Blue Waffle (NSFW):
http://www.lmfgtfy.com/?q=blue+waffle

The ultimate Zealous Persecution – Thomas Hertzog (Maverick) vs. Ben Weinberg (RUG Delver):
https://youtu.be/26PPRnVCLVA?t=2353

Our good friend, Cyrus Corman-GIMM:

Steve’s D&T list:

Non-Creature Spells: (14)
4 Æther Vial
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Spectral Procession

Creature (23)
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Flickerwisp
2 Mirran Crusader
4 Mother of Runes
1 Recruiter of the Guard
2 Serra Avenger
3 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Lands: (23)
3 Karakas
12 Plains
4 Rishadan Port
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
2 Cataclysm
2 Containment Priest
2 Council’s Judgment
3 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Holy Light
2 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
1 Surgical Extraction

Mono-Blue Painter primer from the The Library at Pendrell Vale:
Part 1: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/a-brief-history-of-modern-painting/
Part 2: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/the-painters-palette/
Part 3: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/a-broad-canvas-of-options/
Part 4: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/legacy-league-with-blue-painter/

Team America “Inside the Deck” feat. Dan Signorini:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GtH7BYizs

Maverick “Inside the Deck” feat. more Dan Signorini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9mvnnJjIlI

100 Matches with the Best Deck in Magic by Max “Maxtortion” Gilmore

The Salt Mine presents another great piece from Max Gilmore. This time a little out of our typical wheelhouse. This time, Max talks about Vintage. Enjoy! *freeze frame* *record scratch* Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. I’m a Blue player. Drawing cards, countering spells, wondering how many consecutive… Continue reading 100 Matches with the Best Deck in Magic by Max “Maxtortion” Gilmore

The Salt Mine Episode 16 ft Callum Smith aka Whitefaces – The Unexpected Rise of Miracles and Canadian Thresh.

  We’re back! Happy New Year dear listeners! We leap into 2018 with a longtime friend of the cast, Callum Smith also known as Whitefaces on MtgtheSource and Magic Online. In this cast we take an in-depth look at the new Miracles lists that Callum has helped to pioneer and examine the strengths and weaknesses… Continue reading The Salt Mine Episode 16 ft Callum Smith aka Whitefaces – The Unexpected Rise of Miracles and Canadian Thresh.

Fireworks and Nimble Mongoose – *1st* at Brisbane Eternal Legacy

On the last day of September 2017, I “won” my first ever moderately-sized Legacy event in Brisbane, Australia at their Good Games store. It was a surreal feeling, but exactly what I needed at that point in my life. This is going to be a tournament report filled with not only details of my games… Continue reading Fireworks and Nimble Mongoose – *1st* at Brisbane Eternal Legacy

The Jig Is Up… Again! – Winning General Games Win-a-Dual

Jack Jiggens is a local legend who has been continuously slaying events with Death & Taxes, winning Duals to Protect the Jewels at the beginning of the year and now taking down a monthly sanctioned event at General Games. He graciously wrote a report briefly outlining his matches and his sideboarding. Hopefully everyone gets some… Continue reading The Jig Is Up… Again! – Winning General Games Win-a-Dual

I’ve Got Souls: An Esper Delver Primer by Max “Maxtortion” Gilmore

The last article I wrote discussed “Nonbos” in Magic, and went pretty in-depth about the inclusion of Swords to Plowshares in a deck with Delver of Secrets. In the article, I cited an Esper Delver list that was playing very well for me. Fortunately, it has continued to do so! As the relative popularity of… Continue reading I’ve Got Souls: An Esper Delver Primer by Max “Maxtortion” Gilmore