Castles and Cooks is proud to introduce our first guest writer on the site – Bill O’Dell! A long time player of Magic, Bill loves what we’re doing here and offered up a new deck idea along with a corresponding recipe or two! Welcome Bill! – Jesse
Hi! My name is Bill. I’ve been an addict of Magic: The Gathering for 18 years now. I’ve tried to Cleanse myself of the habit, really I have. I’ve tried everything Brainwash, Lobotomy, Shock therapy, among many other tactics. But each time I feel a Call to the Wild, I must have a Natural Affinity for the game. I’ve been playing since around the time of the Ice Age – no, not the Ice Age that killed the dinosaurs! And I don’t think I can stop anytime soon.
At the same time, I have been Cultivating a love for fire – the hot & spicy kind. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not talking about the kind of chili fanatic who can’t feel his lips after eating. I’m talking about all the wonders of spicy cuisines that promote flavor and heat – Cajun, Mexican, Asian, you name it, I’ve probably tried it and tried to cook it! I’ve been cooking since my early teens and in restaurants, where I learned a thing or two for about a decade. Then I realized I liked to experiment with cooking more than feeding hundreds of people I didn’t know every night. So I took my expertise home and let the creative juices flow.
Combine those two addictions of Magic and spicy food, and a love of the written word, and that might be why you see my work here. I hope you enjoy my combos – both in the kitchen and in the playing field!
So the latest expansion from Magic: The Gathering’s Innistrad, Dark Ascension, has been out for awhile now. You’ve had time to digest the power of the new set … or have you? I believe that this set brings some much needed meat to the table for killer combos. For instance, Feed the Pack is meant to be abused in combo decks – and I’m here to serve one up to you!Read More