Thanks for the kind words. At least I know that I'm not the only crazy person, having these thoughts.
I haven't had much time to test in seriousness, but some basic goldfishing and rudimentary testing plus the results from some of my previous games, makes we want to add at least another Forbidden Orchard to 2 main. I think the mana fixing is too important, though I don't run this land out without oath unless I'm baiting a strip mine/wasteland. I also think that somewhere between 2-3 Forbidden orchard and 2-3 Oath main is probably correct with up to 4 oath in the board. The number of Forbidden Orchards depends in total upon how many crop rotations you run, which I'm currently favoring 3 Orchards and 2 crop rotation in the 75. I have also increased the SB pyroblast to 2 over Veil of Summer and a Forbidden Orchard that has moved to the main deck.
If anyone ever tests on xmage, feel free to reach out. I would love to get in some practice games, but I don't have mtgo at the moment. Maybe I should look into that.
If anyone else is trying anything along these lines or has anything else they want to share, please speak up.
First place this weekend gets to celebrate Austin (Romancing The Stones), San Antonio (Alamo City Old School), and Houston (the Lone Star Lhurgoyfs). Dallas . . . well, we won't talk about Dallas.
Sorry for the delayed report but here it is!
We had 16 players show up and donate a box of diapers to battle some Vintage in celebration of the impending birth of Nat and Elizabeth’s son.
It's a boy!
Guess the melted candy bar!
After 5 rounds of Swiss +1, the top 4 were as follows:David Lance - Survival - 5-0 Steve McGrew - Paradoxical Outcome - 4-1 Nam Tran - Ravager Shops - 3-2 Rajah James - Lands - 3-2
We did not do a Top 4 playoff in the interest of time since this was on a Sunday. Congrats to David Lance for his first TSI win!
The decklists:First Place - David Lance - Survival - 5-0 1 Ancestral Recall 4 Basking Rootwalla 1 Bayou 4 Bazaar of Baghdad 1 Black Lotus 4 Collector Ouphe 1 Containment Priest 1 Deafening Silence 2 Deathrite Shaman 1 Deputy of Detention 1 Elvish Spirit Guide 2 Force of Vigor 4 Hollow One 1 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade 1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest 1 Mental Misstep 2 Misty Rainforest 1 Mox Emerald 1 Mox Jet 1 Mox Pearl 1 Mox Sapphire 2 Noble Hierarch 2 Savannah 1 Snow-Covered Forest 1 Squee, Goblin Nabob 4 Survival of the Fittest 1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 1 Time Walk 2 Tropical Island 4 Vengevine 4 Windswept Heath 1 Wonder 1 Wooded Foothills Sideboard 3 Abrupt Decay 2 Deafening Silence 3 Energy Flux 2 Force of Vigor 2 Mindbreak Trap 2 Ravenous Trap 1 Scavenging Ooze Second Place - Steven McGrew - Paradoxical Outcome - 4-1 2 Underground Sea 2 Tundra 2 Island 1 Polluted Delta 1 Flooded Strand 2 Scalding Tarn 2 Misty Rainforest 1 Tolarian Academy 1 Black Lotus 1 Mox Pearl 1 Mox Sapphire 1 Mox Jet 1 Mox Ruby 1 Mox Emerald 1 Lotus Petal 3 Mox Opal 1 Mana Crypt 1 Sol Ring 1 Mana Vault 2 Sensei's Divining Toop 2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade 1 Snapcaster Mage 1 Monastery Mentor 2 Narset, Parter of Veils 2 Teferi, Time Raveler 4 Force of Will 4 Paradoxical Outcome 1 Chain of Vapor 1 Mental Misstep 1 Bolas's Citadel 1 Tendrils of Agony 1 Gitaxian Probe 1 Ancestral Recall 1 Brainstorm 1 Ponder 1 Mystical Tutor 1 Time Walk 1 Merchant Scroll 1 Tinker 1 Timetwister 1 Vampiric Tutor 1 Demonic Tutor 1 Yawgmoth's Will Sideboard 4 Tormod's Crypt 2 Ravenous Trap 1 Balance 1 Blightsteel Colossus 1 Karakas 1 Chain of Vapor 1 Hurkyl's Recall 1 Urza, Lord High Artificer 1 Force of Negation 1 Mystic Remora 1 Mindbreak Trap Third Place - Nam Tran - Ravager Shops - 3-2 4 Arcbound Ravager 1 Chief of the Foundry 4 Foundry Inspector 2 Hangarback Walker 1 Lodestone Golem 4 Phyrexian Revoker 2 Scrapyard Recombiner 4 Stonecoil Serpent 4 Walking Ballista 1 Black Lotus 1 Chalice of the Void 1 Mana Crypt 1 Mana Vault 1 Mox Emerald 1 Mox Jet 1 Mox Pearl 1 Mox Ruby 1 Mox Sapphire 1 Mystic Forge 1 Sol Ring 4 Sphere of Resistance 1 Thorn of Amethyst 1 Trinisphere 4 Ancient Tomb 3 Mishra's Factory 4 Mishra's Workshop 1 Strip Mine 1 Tolarian Academy 4 Wasteland Sideboard 1 Chief of the Foundry 2 Dismember 2 Grafdigger's Cage 4 Leyline of the Void 2 Pithing Needle 2 Powder Keg 2 Ratchet Bomb Fourth Place - Rajah James - Lands - 3-2 4 Bazaar of Baghdad 1 Black Lotus 1 Bojuka Bog 1 Buried Ruin 4 Crop Rotation 4 Crucible of Worlds 3 Dark Depths 1 Enlightened Tutor 4 Fastbond 1 Forest 2 Glacial Chasm 3 Life from the Loam 4 Mishra's Workshop 2 Mox Diamond 1 Mox Emerald 1 Null Rod 4 Riftstone Portal 3 Savannah 1 Sejiri Steppe 4 Sphere of Resistance 1 Strip Mine 1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale 4 Thespian's Stage 1 Trinisphere 4 Wasteland Sideboard 1 Bojuka Bog 4 Oath of Druids 2 Collector Ouphe 1 Forbidden Orchard 4 Force of Vigor 1 Emrakul, Aeons Torn 1 Null Rod 1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Thanks to everyone that came out! It was a blast as always! Congrats to Nat and Elizabeth and Baby Belcher!
(2) Dreadhorde Jeskai
(2) Ravager Shops
2 Card Muddy
Mono Green Stompy
@wakkz Spyglass is amazing utility vs lands. It works vs Maze as well in some matches. Strip/Waste is your best utility vs bad-for-you lands.