I'm extremely hard-pressed to think of any situation where I'd rather draw two cards than win the game.
You might be in the minority of Vintage players.
This is a nice option to add to the Shop toolbox, but I think it's too expensive for the current standard build. It's a shame it isn't an exile and doesn't hit lands, it would (obviously) have a lot more utility if either were true. Maybe the ability to ace a big dude, planeswalker, or Oath of Druids is good enough to see play.
I'm glad that they broke 100 players but also satisfied the turnout wasn't very large; attending Friday events is wildly inconvenient and I hate seeing the trend encouraged.
@moorebrother1 Most of these are half measures. Board sweepers are great, if you survive long enough to use them and can get most of their threats. Moat is great, if they don't machine gun you down with ballista or make a dozen thopters. Dack Fayden is great, if they don't have a ravager or a big board presence.
Sometimes they cement a win, sometimes they are air.
Look at all these jerks, playing jerk lists.
I will also be bringing a fun brew. Haven't decided whether I am bringing back Tiny Robots, brewing a Pod list, or refining #brasscityvault. Lots of cool things to work on in Vintage at the moment.
What I find funny is that it only took the restriction of Lodestone Golem, Chalice of the Void, AND Thorn of Amethyst for Workshops to become the best deck in the format.
Honestly, I'm glad that the Shop prices are rising. As long as it isn't only speculation, an increase in Shop numbers in the meta will reward players that are ready to meta against them. It's a lot easier to justify a suite of maindeck cards against 40% of the metagame than against 20%. Hopefully this will knock the win percentage back down.
Hot damn, I think I can make this one!
Brainstorm needs to come back. Most xerox decks woudld probably probably cut 4 preordains, add 3 brainstorms and 1 other spell. Gives us the flexibility of turn 1 land, pass. BS at end of your turn. I honestly think this is needed in the format.
I am not going to say that Vintage wouldn't be better with the unrestriction of Brainstorm. I'm not going to say Vintage couldn't handle the unrestriction of Brainstorm. Mostly because this isn't the B/R thread. All I'm going to say is that card is a devastating weapon for any deck that runs the color blue, as demonstrated by the entire Legacy format.
As for the original tweet, it's nice to get some affirmation of what many Vintage aficionados have suspected for a long time but the uncertainty of which has inspired a lot of trepidation. At least I know I'll rest easier brewing and planning for events knowing that the core of my Vintage identity is safe for another few B/R cycles, at least. And, for what it's worth, I agree that Gush should probably have had similar treatment. Mentor was clearly the Lodestone Golem to Gush's MWS.
CHOO CHOO ALL ABOARD THE ROBOT TRAIN