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@Smmenen @MaximumCDawg Many thanks! This is exactly what I (and I would hazard, others) needed. It's just so unusual to step out of vintage for a few months and find things so deeply changed. This makes life much easier during these Interesting Times.

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Pardon in advance if this is not the place to post a thread like this!

So I have been pretty solidly out of the loop over the course of this year. I've I tried to keep an ear to the ground and have checked out spoilers but have been less able to play and monitor results and so am returning to this, our Brave New Meta.

That said, I was wondering if people might be willing to share what they believe the absolute Must-Have-Buy-Now-You-Fool cards are from this year's many high impact releases?

Any help I could get to reduce this bizarre Rip Van Winkle effect would be much appreciated!

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When I first saw this I thought there might be some wacky play where you scoop him up and replay him as you're going off creating a couple of big constructs (when you finally finish replaying your artifacts and winding down your POs) as a hedge against something going south with your plan A. But I tend to think that is probably just too cute and you'd want something else in that slot.

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@moorebrother1 said in [WAR] Narset, Parter of Veils:

I am excited about this card not because it will win me the game but because it synergizes so well with other strategies.

I think this basically summarizes my reaction to this entire set. Nothing jumps out as obviously game breaking, but to echo another user in another thread, there are so many utility cards built here it's just waiting for a future brewer who will be addressing a meta challenge a few years from now. In the meantime it will remain to be seen whether synergies help new decks in our format where people seem relatively Meh on win-harder cards.

All that said, we've been without a (consistently) viable prison deck for a while. Would like to see "Hatewalkers" come out swinging as a thing!

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So in carrying on this set's theme of slightly bonkers uncommon PWs this seems to hate on:

  • Fetches
  • Tinker
  • Delve/Dredge/Survival and anything else you'd want a Tormod's Crypt for
  • Tutors (Obvi...)

Casting cost is non-prohibitive. Clearly dead against Shops. This seems like keenly wicked hate, but that said, which decks want it most? Main or side only? Is this another Win More kind of card like others we've seen in this set? Given how everyone here just loves asymetrical hate... πŸ˜…

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@Macdeath @Rat3dE Absolutely not serious! Hence in Off-Topic. Just a pun! But it's funny to be me because when you talk about Vintage to some people, even in an amicable, proxy-friendly, enthusiastic way, they have a very odd idea that it's basically just us sitting across from each other and congratulating ourselves for owning rare and expensive cards. Obscure AND Pretentious.

@Brass-Man Absolutely. Those are some severely pimp Tendrils. Auto-Include.

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Was idly flipping through bulk cards at a GP and found this hidden gem...

Anyone want to help me work out what should go into what I can only imagine is the deck that would best reflect how others view our format:

Obscure Pretention Storm!!!! πŸ˜†

Obscure Pretention

(Apologies to any Francophones!)

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I feel like Vintage players at large events need a hidden signal like a handkerchief code, lol. Baring that I’m going to have to stand in the event hall waving a Black Lotus around and just hope I don’t get ganked in the parking garage!

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Hi All! Just wondering if anyone might be trundling out to the event this coming weekend. We don't get much vintage round' these here parts so I thought I'd see if anyone would be around to shake hands and play turn one lotus to the general amazement of bemused onlookers. @Oestrus any chance you coming back this year?

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Hey @themonadnomad Glad you like yours! I'm happy people seem to be enjoying them. Since folks were excited I'm working on a couple more just in case. Maybe some vintage action for the Holiday season πŸ™‚