Vintage Challenge 2nd Place with Jeskai Lavinia Paradoxical Outcome

R1: No Show πŸ’™
R2: Storm PO πŸ’™πŸ’” πŸ’™
R3: Karn Shops πŸ’”πŸ’”
R4: Dredge πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’™
R5: Oath πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ’™
R6: Dredge πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’™
Top8: Jeskai πŸ’™πŸ’™
Top4: RUG Wrenn πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ’™
Finals: Karn Shops πŸ’”πŸ’™πŸ’”

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Hello fellow Vintage enthusiasts!

The playlist for our region's Vintage Challenge for last quarter (4 of the Swiss rounds have commentated coverage) can now be found at:

We hold a Vintage Challenge in South Australia once every 3 months so we have coverage from the previous tournaments, and also upcoming events are uploaded every quarter (if interested, you can subscribe to the channel and receive an update the moment our next Vintage coverage goes online).

Looking forward to continuing to contribute to the Vintage community and thanks for all the positive feedback πŸ™‚ Enjoy! Kind Rgds, S.

There will be a streak of Eternal events that includes the only EU Legacy GP if anyone fancies spending some time over here.
4 Seasons Fall, 23th-24th Nov, Bologna, with both Eternal formats
Magicfest Bologna, 29th-1st Dec, the only Legacy GP in EU
Nebraska's War, 5th-8th Dec Lucca, with both Eternal formats

Bologna's got an international airport easy to fly to and takes 1h and half of high speed train to reach Venice in case one wants to visit it while using Bologna as base during the first week. Then 30mins by train to the south there is Florence that one has to go through and can visit for a couple of days on his way to Lucca. Close to the latter there is Pisa with int airport to fly back home.

If coming only for one week the best combination in terms of Magic, tourism and time/money saving is GP+Nebraska, visiting Florence in the meantime. I'm a local and usually friends come for Nebraska's War from overseas (Joe Brennan, Dan Miller, etc.) so I can provide information and lodging in Florence, do not hesitate to ask.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF @caron @Wintage @Grizzly @Tom-Bombadil

  • L

    I think it does β€œcounter” the spell by returning it to hand. It’s just like Venser or unsubstantiate

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  • As a generic hatebear, you can throw it any list, but it’s weak against most MUs like that. Commit to mana denial and it’s better:

    4 DRS
    4 Agent
    1 Maralen

    1 Duress
    4 Thoughtseize
    1 Necro
    1 DT
    1 Demonic Consult
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Karn
    1 Trinisphere
    4 Ouphe
    4 Assassin’s Trophy
    4 Force of Vigor
    1 Pernicious Deed
    2 Life from the Loam

    1 Elvish Spirit
    4 Dark Ritual
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Wasteland
    1 Swamp
    4 Bayou
    6 Black Fetches

    GY hate

    This cards best function is preventing all fetch lands. This needs work, but focusing on the mana denial will give you a game plan of Kill all their mana sources. You do need to clean up loose ends after though.

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  • I

    gitaxian probes
    lava dart ?
    shattering spree

    it's damn exciting even in a fair deck

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  • T

    Newest attempt - doing better!

    // V_1_Agent Maralen

    // 61 Maindeck
    // 10 Artifact
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Bolas's Citadel
    1 Sensei's Divining Top

    // 8 Creature
    1 Maralen of the Mornsong
    4 Opposition Agent
    1 Notion Thief
    2 Snapcaster Mage

    // 13 Instant
    3 Surgical Extraction
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Ancestral Recall
    4 Force of Will
    2 Force of Negation
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Brainstorm

    // 17 Land
    4 Wasteland
    1 Strip Mine
    2 Swamp
    2 Island
    4 Underground Sea
    4 Polluted Delta

    // 2 Planeswalker
    1 Karn, the Great Creator
    1 Narset, Parter of Veils

    // 11 Sorcery
    2 Thoughtseize
    1 Demonic Tutor
    2 Scheming Symmetry
    1 Tinker
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Ponder
    1 Gitaxian Probe

    // 15 Sideboard
    // 8 Artifact
    SB: 1 Mycosynth Lattice
    SB: 1 Sorcerous Spyglass
    SB: 1 Crucible of Worlds
    SB: 1 Ensnaring Bridge
    SB: 4 Grafdigger's Cage

    // 4 Enchantment
    SB: 4 Leyline of the Void

    // 3 Instant
    SB: 3 Mindbreak Trap

    Still a work in progress...but it pushes through/protects Agent much better. Maxing out on moxen makes it a turn 1 play often. Could probably use a tinkerbot. Needs work, but rough draft is more promising than GB.

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