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

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