@desolutionist said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:
Yeah but the turn 1 Trinisphere requires a lot, 4 lands and a Fastbond? When you could just tap a Workshop. It has two components, prison and combo, but it isn’t good at either.
Wait, What? I'm not sure I understand. It runs 4 Workshops. You can even Crop Rotate into a Workshop. When I introduced the concept for the deck on stream right after Fastbond was unrestricted, I talked about using Workshop was to compensate for the times you didn't have Fastbond. Are we talking about the same deck that has put up multiple trophies, a top 4 in the playoffs and another top 4 in the most recent challenge? Because as far as I know, that is the most successful and popular list. There was one other list that was a more traditional Legacy style lands list, but that style of deck has not be anywhere close to as successful.
@Tittliewinks22 That might be true in Legacy but it's not true in Vintage, at least not with the PrisonBond version. Xerox has been one of the tougher matchups because of Narset, Force of Negation, and Swords. Well, also the restricted Blue spells that let them find those answers in a relevant period of time. Your Combo matchup is much improved because you can reliably turn 1 Null Rod and Sphere your opponent, then Strip lock them.