First up, the tournament announcement:
$20, 10 proxy, unsanctioned Classic tournament.
The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave
Sunday, August 7th
11:30 am registration
12:00 noon start
1st - English Legends Mana Drain (guaranteed at 10 players)
2nd - TBA - (guaranteed at 15 players)
3rd/4th - $50 Depot credit (guaranteed at 20 players)
I have created a Facebook page for the format, and a lot of questions have been answered there already:
If you have questions about the format, please direct your questions either to me directly, or to Facebook (so that we can keep this tournament announcement as a, you know, tournament announcement...).
What is Classic M:tG?
Classic is a format dedicated to the first 10 years of Magic; all sets from Alpha through Scourge are legal (only old-bordered cards are legal) in this format.
The clearest way to explain this is to call it what it is; old Vintage. There were a lot of great decks in that era; Keeper, BBS, Tog, TNT, Suicide Black, Sligh and much, much more.
Damage stacks and mana burns in this format!
The B&R list:
Fact or Fiction
Library of Alexandria
Lion's Eye Diamond
Stroke of Genius
Wheel of Fortune
Time Vault goes back to its old functionality; in order to untap it, you must skip a turn and put a counter on it. In order to take an extra turn, you must tap Time Vault and remove a counter.
The Wishes (Cunning Wish, Burning Wish, Living Wish, Death Wish, Golden Wish) are all able to find cards that were either removed from the game, or are located in your sideboard.
Illusionary Mask goes back to its prior functionality; creatures played under a Mask are unable to be countered, and as they've already come into play, their entering play triggers won't happen (a quick way to communicate this it to say that Illusionary Mask and Phrexian Dreadnought work well together).
The BEST resource for decks, ideas, and threads, is old TMD:
I hope to see you all there!