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Alternate Worlds is planning their monthly vintage event for April.

Here are the details:
Date: April 26th, 2019
Format: Vintage, unlimited proxy/playtest cards
Location: 10854 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 7PM
Cost: $10
Prize Pool: 2.5 standard legal packs (or the equivalent in store credit) per person. Rewards based on record and attendance.

Duration: 3 Rounds.

Please let the store know at altworldstore@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Link to the Facebook event is below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/557510311422524/?event_time_id=570416683465220

Additional Notes:
(1) I would like to advocate for testing out the imminent London mulligan rule at this event.

(2) If some are interested in testing cards to be released in the upcoming set (in this case, War of the Spark [WAR]), then feel welcome.

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Several attendees traveled many hours to attend this weekend packed with vintage magic.

Without their support and the support of the vintage community, this event would not have been possible.

I know several circumstances prevented a few players from coming, but alas, the beat goes onward.

9 players came out for the event.

Without further ado, here are the top 8 decklists:

1st - Marc Frias

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
4 Hollow One
4 Vengevine
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Wonder
1 Deputy of Detention
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Basking Rootwalla
2 Elvish Spirit Guide
1 Spell Queller
1 Chart a Course
1 Deep Analysis
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Gitaxian Probe
4 Survival of the Fittest
2 Stony Silence
1 Sylvan Library
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
3 Force of Will
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
2 Misty Rainforest
3 Windswept Heath
2 Savannah
2 Tropical Island
1 Tundra
1 Bayou
1 Forest
1 Island
1 Plains

-Sideboard-
2 Nature’s Claim
4 Leyline of the Void
3 Containment Priest
1 Wispmare
1 Kataki, War’s Wage
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Stony Silence
2 Energy Flux


2nd - Matt Mercer

1 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
1 Scalding Tarn
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tropical Island
1 Tundra
1 Underground Sea
1 Island
1 Mana Vault
1 Lotus Petal
3 Mox Opal
2 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Show and Tell
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
1 Tendrils of Agony
4 Oath of Druids
4 Force of Will
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Repeal
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Ancestral Recall
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Thoughtseize
1 Griselbrand
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

-Sideboard-
3 Defense Grid
3 Rest in Peace
2 Flusterstorm
3 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Blazing Archon
2 Mystic Remora
1 Island


3rd - Eric Debrosky

4 Force of Will
4 Dack Fayden
4 Preordain
4 Mental Misstep
3 Spell Pierce
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Pyroblast
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig Through Time
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
4 Volcanic Island
2 Tropical Island
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Island
1 Mountain
1 Strip Mine
1 Wasteland

-Sideboard-
4 Nature’s Claim
1 Forest
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Pyroblast
1 Lightning Bolt
3 Ravenous Trap
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Null Rod
1 Surgical Extraction


4th - Cody Simpson

1 Monastery Mentor
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Time Vault
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Opal
1 Lotus Petal
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Memory Jar
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Sol Ring
1 Grim Monolith
1 Voltaic Key
4 Paradoxical Outcome
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Tinker
1 Mind's Desire
1 Brain Freeze
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Timetwister
2 Duress
2 Cabal Ritual
3 Dark Ritual
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Dark Petition
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Island
1 Swamp
2 Underground Sea
1 Tundra
4 Polluted Delta

-Sideboard-
4 Tormod's Crypt
3 Defense Grid
3 Hurkyls Recall
1 Echoing Truth
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Sadistic Sacrament
1 Thoughtseize
1 Karakas


5th - Stephen Harvey

4 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
3 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
1 Spell Pierce
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Time Walk
3 Dack Fayden
4 Force of Will
1 Gush
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
2 Island
3 Misty Rainforest
1 Mountain
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
1 Wasteland
1 Wooded Foothills

-Sideboard-
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Nature's Claim
2 Pithing Needle
2 Pyroblast
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Null Rod
1 Pyroclasm
2 Ravenous Trap
1 Forest


6th - Christian Griffin

1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Karakas
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
2 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Sai, Master Thopterist
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mind's Desire
1 Night’s Whisper
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
2 Repeal
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Timetwister
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
2 Sensei’s Divining Top

-Sideboard-
1 Island
1 Containment Priest
1 Balance
2 Flusterstorm
1 Fragmentize
3 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Mystic Remora
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Tormod’s Crypt


7th - Troy Sands

1 Plains
2 Plateau
2 Arid Mesa
5 Mountain
4 City of Traitors
4 Ancient Tomb
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Lotus Petal
4 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Null Rod
4 Manamorphose
4 Stony Silence
4 Blood Moon
4 Legion Warboss
2 Fiery Confluence
2 Light up the Stage
2 Hazoret the Fervent
4 Magus of the Moon
4 Goblin Rabblemaster

-Sideboard-
4 Containment Priest
4 Rest in Peace
1 Fiery Confluence
4 Eidolon of Rhetoric
2 Ensnaring Bridge


8th - Zac Cudd

2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Standstill
1 Null Rod
1 Crucible of Worlds
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Flusterstorm
3 Mental Misstep
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Gitaxian Probe
3 Mana Drain
4 Force of Will
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Misdirection
1 Brainstorm
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig through Time
1 Ponder
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Strip Mine
3 Wasteland
3 Flooded Strand
3 Scalding Tarn
4 Mishra's Factory
3 Tundra
2 Island
1 Faerie Conclave

-Sideboard-
1 Supreme Verdict
2 Energy Flux
2 Containment Priest
2 Rest in Peace
2 Disenchant
1 Damping Field
1 Null Rod
1 Moat
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Karakas
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale


Thanks again to everyone that came out.

Stay tuned for our next event!

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Eight (8) players came out to play some Vintage for March!

Though the numbers decreased from February, there were four (4) new players that decided to give our monthly series a try, so I am still glad to see the community making steady growth.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next one!

Many thanks to all that attended and provided some additional feedback regarding the event to help improve it.

For April, we are looking into testing out the London Mulligan.

Until then!

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@ZaeferMalkav

I can only respond to the Bant Version of Survival since I have the most experience with this version, but so far I find that the most advantageous part is having access to all different sorts of hatebears for different situations.

That said, a lot of the time, you can tweak your list to be better prepared against other lists if you know the meta you are headed (for example running: stony silence and kataki main vs. just in the sb).


In recent days, I have been testing a BUGw version (BUG with a light splash of white for containment priest), and so far my testing has the list trading part of the mana consistency for access to Force of Will and other interactive cards.

I need more testing with the BUG version to continue my evaluation.

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Updated with all of the finalized details! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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The US Vintage Championship is a yearly opportunity to display one’s passion and support for the oldest format of them all.

For many in the Vintage community, this event provides one of the largest venues with the most far-reaching exposure and impact across the region.

Hundreds attend the event in hopes of claiming the title of Vintage Champion and taking home an oversized, reimagined card design of a Legendary Power Nine card, a truly priceless treasure.

In the end, there can be only one winner to claim the title and prize.

How would you like a bye to help you on your quest to the end?

Alternate Worlds is hosting a SANCTIONED Vintage Trial for the US Vintage Championship on March 30th.

Here are the details in a convenient format.
Date: March 30th, 2019
Format: Vintage, no proxy/playtest cards allowed.
Location: Alternate Worlds - 10854 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 10:30AM Registration, 11AM Start
Cost: $30
Prizes:
-1st place will get a 1-Round Bye for the North American Eternal Weekend Vintage Championship.

-Gift certificates will be rewarded to top finishers based on attendance.

-A playmat from the previous North American Vintage Championship will be raffled out as a door prize after the first round.

The head judge is scheduled to be Matt Wall.

Link to the facebook link is below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2901564463195016/

Please let the store know at altworldstore@comcast.net if you have any questions.

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I want to provide an update regarding the sanctioned vintage trials.

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we will only be running one (1) sanctioned vintage trial for the vintage championship that weekend on 3/30.

More information to follow in a separate thread.

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Alternate Worlds is planning their monthly vintage event for March.

Here are the details.
Date: March 29th, 2019
Format: Vintage, unlimited proxy/playtest cards
Location: 10854 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 7PM
Cost: $10
Prize Pool: 2.5 (standard legal) packs per person. Rewards based on record and attendance.
Duration: 3 Rounds.

Please let the store know at altworldstore@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Link to the Facebook event is below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/557510311422524/?event_time_id=570416686798553

Additionally, we are also aiming to run two (2) sanctioned vintage trials for the US Vintage Championship that same weekend on 3/30 and 3/31 respectively. Proxies will not be allowed for these particular events.
We will posted further information on these separately once available.

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Twelve (12) players came out to play some Vintage in February!

I am glad to see the community make some steady growth. Many enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next one!

Many thanks to all that attended and provided some additional feedback regarding the event to help improve it.

For March, we are looking into combining the next event with a sanctioned vintage trial that same weekend now that Card Titan has opened up the opportunity once again.

We should be finalizing the March date along with any additional vintage events in the coming days.

Stay tuned.

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Updated with Facebook link to event.

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Alternate Worlds is planning their monthly vintage event for February. Here are the details.

Date: February 22nd, 2019
Format: Vintage, unlimited proxy/playtest cards
Location: 10854 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 7PM
Cost: $10
Prize Pool: 2.5 (standard legal) packs per person. Rewards based on record and attendance.
Duration: 3 Rounds.

Please let the store know at altworldstore@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Link to the Facebook event is below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/557510311422524/?event_time_id=557510318089190

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Seven (7) players came out to play some vintage tonight.

Many thanks to all that attended.

It sounds promising that we will hold another event next month.

Stay tuned.

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Updated with a link to the facebook event.

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Alternate Worlds is looking to start a monthly vintage event due to some interest in the area.

Date: January 18th, 2019
Format: Vintage, unlimited proxy/playtest cards
Location: 10854 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Time: 7PM

Cost: $10
Prize Pool: 2.5 (standard legal) packs per person. Rewards based on record and attendance.
Duration: 3 Rounds.

Please let the store know at altworldstore@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Link to the Facebook event is below:

Friday Night Vintage - Alternate Worlds

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@gutocmtt
how do the games typically play out in the mirror with the bant-counter version?
what's the sb plan?

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@yayjinaz

One card that I have been experimenting is Knight of Autumn instead of Hooting Mandrills. It's either reclamation sage (etb disenchant), an extra card off sylvan library (gain 4 life), or vengevine #5 (2x +1/+1 counters).

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@yayjinaz Congrats! I've been playing the Bant version of survival for awhile and ran it at Vintage Champs. I'll PM you regarding sideboard.

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Has anyone tried wheel of sun and moon as a way to deal with both dredge and the mirror?

or is leyline of the void and/or ravenous trap ( grafdigger’s cage and containment priest notwithstanding)?

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@wfain

sounds very similar to sideboarding for dredge?

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@kaluma

@wfain

What is your mirror match sideboard plan?
I'm having difficulty with knowing what to sideboard in/out for the mirror.