For episode 43, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) join Nat’s wife, Elizabeth (@eaeshelman), to talk about a gamer’s first GenCon, hosting a diaper-party Magic tournament, and pregnancy food cravings!

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
0:00:41 – GenCon 2019
1:13:25 – TSI Diaper Party
1:23:31 – I Need Some Pickles Right Now or I Will Fight You
Total runtime – 1:36:17

I realize I forgot to post Episode Two here... haha. I'm so bad at this! Here's Episode Three. Episode Two can be found in the playlist!

Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian discuss the results of the North American Vintage Championship 2019, as well as the November 1st Banned and Restricted List update.

0:00:57: Announcements
0:02:40: Vintage Champs Summary
0:08:30: Vintage Champs Metagame Breakdown
0:26:20: Top 8 Decks
0:56:00: Our tournament experiences
1:30:39: Narset Restriction: Analysis and Impact
Total runtime: 1:58:45
Show Notes
– November 1, 2019 Banned and Restricted List Announcement
– North America Vintage Champs 2019 Coverage and Results
– Vintage 101: US Eternal Weekend NA Vintage Championships 2019

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    @thewhitedragon69 said in New "Vintage" Casual Format: Limitless Singleton Stack:

    @khahan Yeah, Type 4 was the inspiration for this format, but instead of drafting decks, you play with one shared library and grave, which makes for REALLY fun interactions/play lines and makes ungodly-awful cards like "Whisk Away" into a brutal turn of fortunes. The haymaker aspect of Type 4 is intact, but the shared zones really makes this format amazing.

    Maybe its regional. The t4 we played in my area was what you are describing - shared library, shared graveyard, infinite mana. Just 1 spell per turn per person seems to be the main difference. 🙂

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    @revengeanceful In my stack, I don't use unglued cards, but that you certainly could. I like cards that interact with the one library, one grave feature particularly. There are some neat combos like Temporal Spring a ridiculous creature your opponent controls, then on their upkeep follow up with Summoning Trap. Cards like Apprentice Necromancer that are usually limited in use become pretty nutty when you can reanimate any creature your opponent controlled and you killed.

    You can build any number of stacks to play with out of your chaff boxes of terrible cards, which I like even more than Cube or regular Type 4. Cards that were absolute ass can be absurdly great with a shared library and grave!

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  • If you don't have Yet Another Aether Vortex in the stack, you absolutely should. Maybe active player controls the creature? We used to play Type 4 with this card always in play and it was a blast.

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    @desolutionist said in The best format in Vintage history ...:


    That’s actually a well designed deck. Probably just a land or two too many. But also too vulnerable to Null Rod. Why didn’t you just play Gush at this event?

    I remember Steve and Kevin discussing the deck in depth in one their podcasts. Basically the idea behind the deck was to be the one who Mentored the hardest. I actually played the deck a lot because it was so much fun, and I also made a few other version sof it - one with Gush instead of Thoughtcast. I don't really recall which version was the best. I'm sure Steve can explain their reasoning behind not playing Gush.

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