@Stormanimagus Interesting List! How was this tuned to your particular meta and/or how do you think depths is positioned right now (aside of course as Dredge Plan B)?
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RE: [05/21/17] - [Los Angeles, CA] - Unsanctioned Vintage @ Knight Ware $15/$20+ entry
RE: Grixis Thieves
@mourningpalace Hey, have also been loving this list. Two things. Do you ever find yourself wanting More thief? And, would you consider adding Wheel of Fortune? I cant tell if this kind of thing is just my nostalgia getting the better of me but it works along the same line as twister and isn't that hard to fit since you are running Dack anyway. Congrats on the win!
RE: [Old School] Star Format Mono Color Deck Ideas
I guess Lifeforce brings out the question: Should such a format pull out the color hosers. Like should White be able to run Conversion and CoP? I feel like the answer would be no somehow. Like white should be doing things like Kismet, Jihad, Moat, Heavens Gate / Martyrs Cry. Y'know, Awesome things.
[Old School] Star Format Mono Color Deck Ideas
So, many people here on TMD remember the heady days of the early 90's, where Magic was Magic, Ancestral Recall was just an interesting blue card you got and Contract From Below saved you from losing your SWEET Lord of the Pit.
Nostalgia (mawkishness?) has bred Old School, which seems to be bringing back these pre-Internet era feelings to some degree. BUT. It has also had me itching for a reboot of one of my favorite casual formats: Star.
If you aren't familiar, Star is a multiplayer variant for 5 players, where players next to you are allies and players across from you are enemies. You can only attack enemies, but can target ally permanents with spells and effects. Spells or effects that target opponents cannot target allies. Also, often times players use a variant where allies can intercede or block during combat between two (adjacent) enemies, allowing them to keep one alive and strategically prevent one or the other from winning.
In a very popular extension of this format, the 5 players used mono-color decks, each based on one of the 5 colors. Whether artifacts are allowed or not was usually up to house rules, but generally they were okay as long as they didn't make up the bulk of the deck.
In any case. I want to revive this format with friends, a couple of which are novice players, but in a nod to Vintage and the growing Old School community, would like to build some decks that give players a taste of the fun and elegance, and okay, sometimes sheer winsome clunkiness, of early MtG.
That said, I would love to get some ideas from all you folks on what you would consider your favorite "Old School" mono-colored lists, maybe with the following considerations:
- No cards printed after...let's say Fallen Empires...take that, AUTUMN WILLOW!
- Using the current restricted list insofar as it applies, but probably excluding the P9 unless you think Timetwister is just too much fun for words or whathaveyou.
- Current rules (i.e. no mana burn, vault works like today, use the stack, etc)
- Decks should be the factory showroom floor for that color in the olden days. Which is to say, there are fun combos, but the deck shouldn't revolve around a particular combo to win.
Anyway, I look forward to pulling together some of these decks and can't wait to hear what everyone thinks, if anyone thinks this is a worthwhile pursuit at all!
RE: Let's Talk About Stax (Maybe)
@joshuabrooks Heh! Good point. Though one of the things I love about Stax is not the "Oops, I win" but the "Don't worry, you'll lose eventually" hands.
I've always felt control is rewarding, even when it doesn't go off quickly or feels bit more midrange...but only if it actually pays off. If there are decks that just swamp you while you are waiting patiently for them to die of asphyxiation, then what's the point.
RE: 5/6/17 Sandusky, OH Team Serious Open POP Shop Results
What a great Top 4! Especially nice to see another Unmask Dredge worm its way into the top. Not that I love Dredge so much, but it seems to keeps the metagame on its toes!