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@thewhitedragon69 said in The Riddler:

@80percentbuffoon I protest this thread on the grounds of deck name infringement!

http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=10860&d=262046&f=VI

Got this beat by 15 years, and any other name thieves by a good 5 years at least 😜

Planting flags on deck names is almost as interesting as fantasy cards.

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@griselbrother said in Mana Incubator:

@80percentbuffoon said in Mana Incubator:

@griselbrother said in Mana Incubator:

@80percentbuffoon said in Mana Incubator:

Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

Is this the only comment you make on this board?

I also complement good Vintage original content. Unfortunately I haven't seen an opportunity to work that muscle in a while.

Well, you could try posting some yourself 🙂

Bold of you to say that an hour and a half after I did.

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IamActuallyLvl1 won a Challenge with a new take on Bazaar of Baghdad and Paradoxical Outcome that he's dubbed The Riddler. A playlist of his videos from his Vintage Challenge win have been far and away the best resource I can find on how to pilot this deck successfully against a wide array of opponents. They can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwuY9nacrqs&list=PLuKCwwybIAue5_unP7dMBm_dWFbazdA-D

In the week plus following, I've played both with and against the deck on Magic Online. The results have been... adequate. The best analogy I can muster is that it's a Two Card Monte variant, with two divergent strategies held together loosely by a common card. With Two Card Monte, it's either Leyline of the Void + Helm of Obedience or Painter's Servant + Grindstone, both held together by the explosive mana of Mishra's Workshop. For this deck, it's Bazaar of Baghdad + Hollow One or Moxen + Paradoxical Outcome, both held together by Ovalchase Daredevil.

There is also a school of thought that this duality is instead a pivot point. Unlike Two Card Monte, The Riddler can successfully sculpt its draws and choose which one of the paths it enjoys. This is more akin to traditional Paradoxical Outcome, where you're given the option to kill with Monstery Mentor or Bolas's Citadel in the same shell, but simply draw into the line of your choosing.

Now that this deck has had a week plus to marinate in the metagame, how do you feel about it? Is it Two Card Monte? Is it the best thing since sliced POs? Have you had utter success/failure with or against it?

P.S. This is discussion thread idea started as a subtweet to all the useless crap I've seen on here lately. Be the change you want to see, etc.

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@griselbrother said in Mana Incubator:

@80percentbuffoon said in Mana Incubator:

Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

Is this the only comment you make on this board?

I also complement good Vintage original content. Unfortunately I haven't seen an opportunity to work that muscle in a while.

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Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

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Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

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This was an incredible write-up on a platform that generally lacks them. Keep up the good work and I hope the deck continues to treat you well.

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I was told someone posted a deck with six lands and four Mox Diamond and had to see for myself because I didn't believe them.

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Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

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@thewhitedragon69 said in Vintage Infect:

The issue with bolt is that they don't just bolt willy nilly that I can counter with invigorate. They take the 1 infect-damage all day long and bolt in response to the invigorate when I try to kill them in one turn.

If you're going to respond to my advice with mansplaining Infect gameplay then I don't see any further reason to help you.