Re. Azor’s Gateway: They changed the rules for converted mana costs for split cards when Amonkhet was released. Previously, when the game asked Wear//Tear about its mana cost, the card would reply ‘1’ and ‘2’ (both halves talking). Now it just replies ‘3’ (the card as a whole).
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RE: Podcast: SMIP # 75 - Rivals of Ixalan Vintage set review
RE: 2017-12-02 - Groningen, Netherlands - Full Proxy Vintage Quarterly
Player (Deck) Points OMP GWP OGP
1: Allard (Ravager Shops) 13 49.33 64.29 48.67
2: Arjan (Ravager Shops) 9 54.67 66.67 48.19
3: Rutger (UR Delver) 9 54.67 60 49.52
4: Gijsbert (Fenton Oath) 9 54.67 50 51.52
5: Aernout (Goblins) 4 60 28.57 54.86
6: Koos (Landstill) 0 60 18.18 54.86
We had six players so we played a round-robin. I played Ravager Shops for the first time in my life, won 2-0 vs Delver, Goblins and Landstill, and lost 1-2 vs both Oath and Shops.
Gijsbert (playing Oath) got me with a quick Tinker against a mulligan to four cards in game 1, and a turn 1 Oath, turn 2 Engineered Explosives for my Grafdigger’s Cage in game 3. In my third game against Allard (also playing Shops), I screwed up the math when I had a Ravager, multiple Ballistas and a Hangarback, and he had a Ravager, multiple Ballistas and a Revoker naming Ballista.
Workshop is a hell of a drug.
2017-12-02 - Groningen, Netherlands - Full Proxy Vintage Quarterly
Full proxy Vintage, this Saturday in Groningen, the Netherlands
Location: Proeflokaal Hooghoudt, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 61, 9711 HC Groningen, Netherlands
Date: December 2, 2017
Doors open 11:30 AM
Event begins 12:00 AM
Playtest Cards: As many as you like; be considerate of your opponents.
RE: To Wasteland, or not to Wasteland...
Scenario 1: Playing mana denial vs the mana denial deck has never worked for me. Here, you’re not gaining tempo from wasting because you don’t have a threat on the board. I would fetch for basic Island and Preordain to find a white source.
Had I held the wasteland, my opponent would not have had the mana for fluster, and who can say what would have happened, what would you have done?
This is three turns, with a Top, past your Wasteland. The game’s entirely different if you don’t waste. I think your rationale for wasting here is solid. I think I would be more inclined to think that protecting the Ponder signals they are low on business rather than mana, so I’d probably have gone Volc for Ponder for permission, but that’s a personal call.
RE: Vintage Proxy Guidelines
Basically, we encourage ye olde "print off and put in front of a basic land" or even "take a blank card and draw your own awesome stick man with all relevant text" proxies because it's vintage.
This is also what we do. I think print in front of basic is the option that generally plays the best*. But I’d like to mention the proxy rule GameForce in Eindhoven used: Sharpie on a basic when it’s in your deck, and print when it’s in play; similar to how checklist cards work.
*) At my last paper event we had a guy wth a 100% proxy deck who put prints in front of some kind of brightly colored anime cards, with a ½” border of the card showing. It was horrible, and extra horrible that he won because Dredge.
RE: [COM2016] Ash Barrens
Playing a bunch of actual basic Wastes seems like a better Eldrazi option for powering out colorless spells against Blood Moon. I don’t think they want the tempo hit of paying 1 mana to fetch a land either.
I’m liking this for the Blue Moon deck with TKS that was on TMD a while back though. You can drop an early Blood Moon and cycle for both Islands and Wastes.