Best of luck organizing, my Texas friends.
One suggestion: for locally*-focused efforts such as this, I recommend getting regular participants in touch on an alternate platform such as a messenger or chat app. TMD is great, and I wouldn't advise against it, but every little bit helps.
'* I appreciate that the definition of "local" is special, in Texas
Lots of good conversation, here. Thanks, everyone.
To clarify one summation that Steve mentioned regarding my unrestriction position: I believe that each of the four cards we seriously discussed could be unrestricted, but not all at once. Multiple unrestrictions is just as dangerous and problematic as multiple restrictions. Here's the order I would do them in, given the choice:
I know that Library carries certain risks. I don't believe such risks would result in any sort of synonym for "ruination" of the format. Some people - possibly many - might not like the result. <- This statement describes every Vintage metagame I have ever been a part of. As such, I don't consider it a primary reason for inaction.
No, I've not tested any of these proposals. It would be a fun exercise, but too time-consuming and ultimately fruitless, for reasons already discussed.
Thanks, everyone, for listening and for being so passionate about the format!
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian discuss their Amonkhet preview card – Shadow of the Grave, the results of Eternal Weekend: Europe, and the hypothetical world in which Monastery Mentor is restricted.
Duration: 2:39:25 — 87.3MB
0:01:00: Shadow of the Grave
0:57:30: Eternal Weekend: Europe Metagame
1:24:00: Eternal Weekend: Europe Top 8
1:56:00: What if Monastery Mentor was restricted?
Total Runtime: 2:39:25
Anyway, for a less controversial critique: snuff out cannot kill black creatures.
Yeah, I noticed that one during editing and neither of us caught/addressed it. It's easy to get caught up in details ("non-creature" hamstrung us a few times) in these reviews.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review Conspiracy: Take the Crown, and take a look at the evolving Vintage metagame heading into the 2016 Vintage Championship, including the recent results of The Mana Drain Open 17.
0:01:00: Announcements: Eternal Weekend 2017, Understanding Gush 3rd Edition, Upcoming Events
0:20:00: Conspiracy: Take the Crown Mechanics
0:29:00: Sanctum Prelate
1:03:00: Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast
1:20:45: Kaya, Ghost Assassin
1:43:30: Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1:57:45: Subterranean Tremors
2:01:00: Recruiter of the Guard
2:05:00: The Mana Drain Open 17 Results
2:24:00: Metagame Update
2:30:00: Eldritch Moon impacts
Total runtime: 2:41:21