It's interesting that they considered reintroducing functional errata (a terrible idea, IMO).
I think you mean terrifying.
Functional errata happens all the time. What they were batting around clearly seems to be the old school Power Level Errata. Like, the sort of solution they came up with to "save" standard in Urza block.
When I said Kaladesh was the second coming of Urza, I didn't realize the analogy would go so deep.
@desolutionist I understand that Gifts is very good. I was just pointing out that in that blank Turn 1 scenario you pointed out (of 3 Moxen and Land) Outcome is better because it puts 3 cards in your hand + gives you 3 mana to work with.
Gifts will give you cards to work with next turn, which is way slower.
Amazing article. And I am not sure how, or even if we can, stop the format from eventually homogenizing into a blue based 5 color good stuff deck. I really liked your point about Spheres now being the glue of vintage, keeping broken stuff such as turn 1 kills in check, over Force of Will. Especially as they print more and more cards that have effects whether they are countered or not (Second Dawn, Ulamog, Emrakul 2.0 etc) and uncounterable cards. Great read. Thank you.
Just a catalog of tournament results. ... mtgoldfish cycles them out of the database.
Partially true, if you click on a user's name, it still has a record of all their decklists that were ever live on the site.
Also, if you search for a particular card in decks, you can set a date range going backwards in time arbitrarily far. For instance: http://bit.ly/2qBw1R1
What I love about that link is that even there, the first deck listed is "Nahiri Control" by someone called brianpk80...
Also, there is a tendency to vaporize my results into thin air. Two 4-0's from last week have now vanished into the ether and the result from TPG last month should be first place, not second. This is pretty consistent with the movement on VSL to assign the origin of every deck I play to a different creator. Fortunately, I've received so much goodwill from the community that it's more of an amusement now than an actual headache.
@Smmenen I concur. I took your 4-0 mentor deck and tweaked it due to the cards I had (-2 flip jaces, +1 big jace, +1 Snapcaster) and had my first 4-0. The paradoxical outcome decks were so easy to beat when you can now main deck artifact hate.
@Teazia my new favorite is As Foretold+Ancestral Visions. Really good in slower control decks since then you also have the time to suspend Ancestral Vision on turn one without having to wait for As Foretold to cast AV immediately. .
Hey thanks for posting this - this was my appearance on David's excellent podcast, Geeks Guide to the Galaxy. Hopefully it reached a wider Magic audience or some number of lapsed players who might be tempted back to the game. Certainly been a few pick up their cards again since reading my book, which is nice to hear.
@Islandswamp My wife points out that it might be even sicker tech in a white eldrazi deck that was running Karakas. Now you can bounce any creature on the board with an uncounterable tap? Now you can disappear the mentor if they drive up the prowess, or rip their hand apart turn after turn with a single TKS.
Not sure if there is as much room to jam it in to that deck though.
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