Posts made by Aelien
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@brass-man Thank you so much for your very detailled response! I myself have gone through the B&R timeline to get the list, but just wasnt fast enough to post here, sorry!

My go to deck for this era would definetly be TPS.

As for the B&R List: I agree that there are many cards on there that seem pretty harmless conpared to other, even unrestricted cards of that era, however since i myself did not play Vintage back then, but actually just startet out with magic in general around that time, my own judgement on those cards is purely theoretical.

Another good point brought up is that the metagame back then was highly regional and very slow to develop compared to modern times. Iam aware that this might let the metagame of that period seem more open and wide, while in modern times it could very much happen that a couple of best decks will dominate the meta by a lot. A counterpoint to this is the wide range of 93/94 Decks that are absolutely viable and see play.

Generally i like to test the format with the orginal B&R List before making any changes to it.

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So with the advent of community formats like Oldschool variants, Middleschool and Premodern, a friend and i wanted to try out Premodern Vintage.

All sets before 8th Edition are legal (old border) it basically should be a fusion of premodern and oldschool. We where talking about this for a while but Covid pretty much stopped us from actually playing and testing it in any significant enough way.
We want to start with the B&R List as it was back then and maybe change it from there as we see fit.

I have got three questions for you:

-Is that a Format you would be interested in?
-Do you think it is a good idea to start with the historic B&R List?
-What where your favorite Decks from that Era and what would you want to play?

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You got a Duress/Thoughtseize as well as a Preordain/Ponder.
You are playing a combo deck, your opponent is the control in this matchup.

You want to play both cards this turn, do you:

  • Play hand disruption first to inform your choice on what you are looking for with the cantrip,

or

  • Play the cantrip first to inform you what to take with the hand disruption spell,

and why?

I personally tend to play hand disruption first in most cases.

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I really hope for a errata or the companion mechanic as a whole.
However regardless of the changes made, the thing that interests me the most is if they actually acknowledge the mistakes they made with releasing this mechanic.
I just really hat to see the 2019 War of the Spark until present era of design continue.

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@desolutionist believe me, you would have gotten sick of seeing lurrus real quick. Bad timing though for sure

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@maximumcdawg said in B&R Announcement - May 18, 2020:

  1. When Will Cards Get Banned in the Future?

What exactly was the philosophy behind the Lurrus ban, and when will the rule be applied again? I feel like I know why Lurrus was banned because I observed the format with it, but I don't know exactly what the criteria will be for bannings in the future.

I guess the criteria was "we designed a card (mechanic) so sutpidly that restricting it does not adress the problem at all"

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@evouga Where is this quote from?

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That statement is way too short. Also they absolutely never acknowleged a mistake designing the mechanic and instead chose to blame "the power level of the other cards in the format" instead.
Just banning Lurrus for power level reasons is also the worst way to handle this situation in my oppinion.
Either banning all companions since the mechanic is at fault here, or errataing the cards so they dont have the keyword anymore (banning as companion) would have been way better...but then they had to acknowledge that the mechanic is the problem.

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the TSI Coverage is currently up at
https://www.twitch.tv/tmdbrassman

Come join us to look at drunk idiots playing wacky Vintage paper Decks!

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The event was really fun and allowed me to play paper since quite the while, thanks to the organisation!

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I hate this mechanic btw. For some reason I hope that all cards with this mechanic get banned outside of EDH variants.

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@griselbrother DC doesn't start as the 8th card in your opening hand every game though.
Iam however also skeptical from a DPS perspective since it won't let you play Necro, Bargain or Citadel

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Adding to that: those cards are not only functional but also animated, there was obviously put some work time into them and I doubt it would be all for just this short event. I could really see a pseudo Vintage format coming, and that would be great

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This seems ok, if an enchantress Deck would ever be playable, however this also doesnt seem to push this archetype into relevance

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@log said in 5-8 December - Lucca, Italy - Nebraska's War 7:

TO also finally agreed to allow 15 proxies for Vintage, sadly it might be quite late to significantly boost attendance, but I hope it's a good start for the future.

This is huge for me! Sadly this news came way to late to consider attending, but this might very well my first big Vintage tournament next year 🙂

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@ten-ten Dont forget that Narsets effect is assymetric. A unrestricted Windfall against Narset...sure, not that big of a Problem; With Narset however, thats quite the different story.

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https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-november-2019-11-13

In this Article it is announced that the Arena Team and R&D will release a curated List of "the most relevant cards" from non standard sets to MtGA to allow for the client to support Formats "beyond standard". It is hinted that at first this will mean working towards Pioneer, but this might mean that pseudo-versions (with the most relevant cards) of older formats could be added to the game.
To me this sounds very much like we could see something like the proto-Vintage Format that was on mtgo before Vintage masters was added could very well be a reality further down the line.

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Add ancient stirrings for sure.
Iam not sure how viable this becomes as distribution without the white Hatebears might be lower.
I guess FoV, Ouphe, Wastelands and Veil of summer has to be enough.
Do you want to build a powerless budget version?

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@stasis_kismet did you cut DP for it? Did you use anything like keys to break it more? Would love to see your list

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So we had a Doomsday top 8 and it doesn't even get mentioned??