ROC Winter Meltdown

It was recently announced that WNY Gaming and several other stores in the Western New York/Northern Pennsylvania area would be participating in something called “the ROC Winter Meltdown”. I figured I would take the time to shed a little light on what exactly that means here. What is the ROC Winter Meltdown? The ROC Winter Meltdown is a competitive Heroclix series of events that starts in January 2019 and ends with the championship in April 2019.  6 stores from…

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A Tale of Commander and Community

GP Los Angeles has drawn to a close, a champion has been crowned. We paid no attention to the main tournament. We spent our time playing commander and brawl, going out to dinner with friends, and just having fun together. We would just walk in to the tournament and take over a row of tables. The GP started for me on Wednesday the 15th when I got off the plane and Phil Deluca picked me up and took me…

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Tribal in Commander

Tribal is a deck archetype that centers around using creatures of the same type and spells that affect them. An example of a tribal deck in modern is five color humans, to give you an idea of how the concept looks in reality. Tribal decks are also extremely viable in commander. The great thing about tribal commanders is they tend to be fairly straightforward and lean into a more aggro build, although that is not always the case. I…

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GP Providence Tournament Report – 35th

For GP Providence, I chose to switch from Turbo Fog to Esper control after my experience in Orlando with the latter. After getting blown out by , I decided that the tech many of the turbo fog decks played would be easy to predict and fall victim to the  current  sideboards, so I set my sights on Jeremy Desani’s GP winning build of esper control. I made a few alterations to incorporate pieces of the top 8 decks from…

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Gearing Up for Competition

If you have found yourself wondering if you would like to start chasing after the Pro Tour or just want to take your game to the next level, you’re in luck. I have fielded questions about going to competitive events for awhile so I’m going to take the time to tell you about a couple of tips and things I know about competing in large events. This article is mainly for the the totally new competitive player for your…

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