@grumpytopdecker Hey Grumpy, we do have monthly Vintage tournaments at Face to Face games.
Our facebook group is "Friday Night Vintage" which is organized by "Lam Pham". Look us up and that will keep you recent on when we are getting together.
I will also post on TMD when we are hooking up next. Hope to see you there.
I personally love the idea behind having a powered cube, that is specifically designed to feel more like vintage. My main dissatisfaction with regards to basically every powered list I’ve come across, is that they “tend” to play out more like amped up modern decks, and less like what Vintage and Legacy as a whole has encapsulated.
The one major thing I think your cube lacks, is copious amounts of mana rocks. It’s the first thing I look for in a good powered cube. I did some superficial math and would recommend 36 rocks for a 540 card cube. I also don’t see the point in drafting 4 packs of 15 and ending up with 37 sideboard cards. Also, I would cut time vault from the cube. The card is head and shoulders... just way too good. (unlike in vintage where it's fine) It just ruins games and will make players feel like they’ve wasted their time drafting.
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@Gumgod The thought was to play it with blue so I had Counterspell as somewhat of a back-up plan but might be tough to get double-blue online. Since the Eternal Central rules allow Collectors edition, I picked up the Power 9 so I'll have that available. If anything, I guess it will be fun to just get some matches in.
@ topicalisland probably $1,500 or less in additional spending by the time eternal weekend comes around. have a vacation in between now and then that is tying up some cash. i do have the power 9 , biggest thing missing would be workshops...
One more thing that just came to mind, if you're going by the Eternal Central ban list, then Strip mine is not restricted. Getting all three tron lands online seems even harder in that type of meta game.
Thanks @Ked - and yes the font is a bit Star Trek-y... definitely needs a bit of tempering. But I'm grateful for the feedback and support and I hope the book will meet your expectations. I feel like I've done a good job on it - just trying to fine-tune stuff like the cover now.
I think we all might have are own little hobgoblin out there that we can't stand. For a lot of people, it's Shops or Dredge.
My hobgoblins used to be Storm and Shops. I've found that by playing them I've grown to enjoy playing against them much more. And there is something to be said about playing with a significant proportion of the restricted list in your deck :)
Using a foil version of Flusterstorm in your deck can help distinguish it from your opponent's. The Legendary Cube prize pack version also has a slightly different border and is quite a bit less common than the Commander or VMA versions.
Of course this strategy gets less useful the more people that use it.
Nice. The last time I faced counterburn, it was a U/R standstill deck with a pair of Palinchron in it. I was running mono black discard with Necro, lol. Even if you decide not to play now, the value wont drop anytime soon on P9. At least not from reprints.
@evouga I like your pruned restricted list a lot, and it's similar to what I would do. However, I would not have Mind's Desire there. Yes, Desire into Desire is a win, but casting a Desire with reasonable storm is a win anyway. A fully powered Shop deck would keep it under lock pretty effectively, too. Plus, the card is tons of fun. Necropotence probably doesn't even belong in this powered up format.
Not sure ... this is the first time I've seen it used! ... I think a link back to the original topic would be pretty useful though ... certainly worth upgrading if I can figure out how without too much hassle
for the record, there's a neat little feature on the software - "Reply as Topic". There's a dropdown arrow next to the reply button which gives you that option. (I know it's not very obvious). If you're going to be posting in a thread that is not about the reserved list, or a restriction, or counterfeits - and one of those words is in your post, STRONGLY consider using Reply as Topic instead of responding inline. I don't mind people who are passionate about topics, and sometimes there is a reasonable link between them, but it's tough to have new conversations when every thread ends up about the same subjects over and over again
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