Death & Taxes was one of the strongest decks in Legacy in early 2016. However, in the last 2 years it has declined. Today I have the reasons to why this is the case, and workable solutions to the problem, at least from a Melbourne metagame perspective. Factor 1: The Decline of Stoneforge Mystic Although… Continue reading What Happened to Death & Taxes?
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
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
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
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
At a fateful win-and-in some time ago, I was playing Legacy Grixis Delver against my old nemesis, Lands. I had convinced myself that I had finally figured out how to play the matchup, and after quickly losing to a Marit Lage in the first game, managed to rally back and Surgically Extract all of my… Continue reading Nonbos: Using a Legacy Lens to Analyse Anti-Synergies
Fair magic, the game that you had explained to you when you first stumbled onto a booster pack what seems like eons ago, more or less does not exist in Legacy, right? The days of Hill Giants crashing into Walls of Ice may be past you at this point, though occasionally you will run into… Continue reading What Is Fair and Unfair?