As i, and probably a lot people, expected: Very relevant and powerful or flavorful cards with a lot of history in multiple formats, especially Vintage. I think a lot of the Artworks are quite wonderful, and some complement the unique border very well, however i would still just play non foil old border before those if i had the choice for Vintage...its a different story for casual decks like commander where bling can be quite cool in my opinion.
Posts made by Aelien
RE: Aether Revolt Masterpieces
RE: [KLD] Paradoxical Outcome
@Soly I dont play any Seats at all for that exact reason. They provide a bit more explosiveness, but for the price of being so much more dead in the water to Null Rod effects. It is not worth it in my opinion, i rather be way more resistant to hate, than add a small amount of speed, which isnt really needed since the deck is incredible explosive anyway.
RE: Fragmentize vs Disenchant
I see the dilemma and i like it a lot. It doesn't make the card choice obvious and keeps both as a viable possibility in the metagame.
I personally would argue that the deck(s), which are Thorn decks, Fragmentize is most effective against, and you are most likely to board it in against, do not play MM anyway. Most shops decks, or other Thorn decks, do not play a significant enough number of artifacts above 4 cmc to make the card less useful. Chalice on 1 of course is still a small factor, but i wouldn't consider it big enough to really influence this decision.
It comes down to the old "go wide or go deep" Argument. Fragmentize is less useful against i wider range of decks (blue decks with MM, Enchantement destruction, above 4cmc handling), but it is all the more effective against the decks the card really needs to be very effective against. Its about being very effective in a smaller range of situations or be less effective but more flexible.
RE: European Vintage League season 1 registration is open (mtgo)
I would just love to join the league, but i cant bring myself to invest in modo.
RE: Vintage @Youtube & @Twitch
Cardtitan on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCNEKq4EPN6tcl6zopb1ww/videos
Draw3 on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPceOrWZACXD9N7wxQzxoRQ
So many Insane Plays Podcast http://www.eternalcentral.com/so-many-insane-plays-podcast-episode-59-eternal-weekend-2016-wrap-up/
Tusk Talk Podcast http://www.eternalcentral.com/tusk-talk-podcast-episode-12-the-taxmen-and-eternal-weekend-2016/
Serious Vintage Podcast:
RE: European Eternal Weekend! Results and decklists!
Despite a bunch of problems with the stream (mostly regarding sound levels) i very much enjoyed watching it. Thorn Decks had a very strong showing, in a lot of variations. Iam impressed with Rob Mesotten for navigating a Storm deck with 3 Defense Grids Maindeck through that kind of field to a top 8 finish. Congratulations to all the top 8 Players.
RE: partial deck shuffling acceptable?
On a related matter: If you cast Mind's Desire do you shuffle and present your deck to cut before every reveal, do you just shuffle once at the beginning, and then if it becomes relevant or do you just shuffle and then cut/minor shuffle before every following reveal? I have seen everything mentioned practiced before.