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@stormanimagus said in PSA: Containment Priest isn’t good:

@5space Actually, even that is wrong. Sullivan Brophy was one of the first to popularize the Barbarian Ring tech which he's now moved over to being Cabal Pit (and 1 Ring). It irritates me to no end when players assign credit to deck tech to the latest "high status" player who played with the tech even if they clearly stole that tech from an originator of it. Don't always assume that the only players who use spicy tech are guys like LSV. This actually happened to me with Mike Noble essentially being given full credit for Noble Fish even though I was absolutely 100% the originator of the deck as people in the know will attest to.

-Storm

Sorry, I should clarify. I didn't mean that LSV should be credited with the tech to any degree, but that his status would popularize it (on a larger scale) by him simply playing it. Of course, this will probably lead some to attributing this tech with LSV. I'm aware of Brophy's and @vaughnbros' work and didn't mean to take any credit away from them.

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@vaughnbros said in PSA: Containment Priest isn’t good:

was already seeing play before LSV.

I think the point there was LSV possibly popularizing it.

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@stuart said in TMD Vintage Magic Podcast - e1: Brian Kelly:

there’s a significant population of people who ONLY listen to podcasts via their IPhone app (myself included)

Likewise. I only listen to podcasts on my phone while I'm commuting.

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@stuart said in Yawgmoth's Storm:

I'm thinking about what I want to play at the next Austin Vintage event, and Storm is hard to pass up. I've noticed that most recent Storm lists on Mtgtop8 are playing 4 Dark Petition, and splashing for Mentor. Is this pretty much accepted as stock at this point? I'm currently on 3 Petition, no Mentor.

I haven't been playing storm much, so take this with a grain of salt. I don't really like the splash for Mentor. It's not awful, but I find it awkward more often than I enjoy it. I like 4x Petition and going all-in on Tendrils (pre-board). A lot of lists seem to not run Wheel of Fortune, but I don't think that's a good thing.

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@desolutionist Happens every month! I'm also not coming this month due to father's day, and I know the same is true for some others.

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Why does the legendary planeswalker not get the new legendary hat on the top?

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@macdeath said in How can I build a playable mono blue control(or combo) deck ?:

Mono blue is not worth it for a combo deck since without the black tutors you loose a lot of consistency. You want a deck with redundant pieces. I would suggest revisiting the Back 2 basics mono blue control with pwalkers and versatile blue creatures (like Consecrated sphinx, Torrential gearhulk, Vendillion clique, Snapcaster mage, trinket mage ...) In today's meta you can use Dismember or Propaganda/energy flux as your creature/artifact answers and have a strong counter package with 3/4 mana drains.

How about High Tide? Probably a splash would be good, but High Tide is quite consistent in other formats. I remember reading this back in the day, but it's quite dated:

http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/vintage/13186_Tsunami_Warning_Bringing_High_Tide_to_Vintage.html

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Bumping in case any still plays not-on-MTGO like me 🙂

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@stuart said in StarCityGames Power 9 Vintage Tournament - 6/8-6/10:

Liquimetal Trygon Predator: need I say more?

1000% yes

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@stuart IIRC, the plan was 13 rounds total for both days?

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@moorebrother1 Congrats!! That's a very strong result; just learn from those play mistakes and you'll come back stronger next time.

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@desolutionist There's a sanctioned event in the middle of July.

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@dr-j I'm guessing what buyers have actually paid, as opposed to what sellers are asking for.

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@revengeanceful said in [Premium Article] Schools of Magic: The History of Vintage 2017 & Conclusion:

I look forward to picking up a copy when it gets compiled into a book.

Same!

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@yayjinaz said in Turbo Stasis:

I put together a list using Paradox Engine in modern that plays a la High Tide...

I'd love to see this.

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4 / 4b. Mtggoldfish is often overestimated (sometimes by quite a lot). I like looking at tcgplayer, taking condition into account in order to get an idea of a fair price (look at more than just market and mid prices, as they can differ significantly from what people are actually selling at, especially considering condition).

Where are you located?