Yeah I mean, $1 is nothing. It’s just an arbitrary number that’s simple. The standard could have been $5... you can’t even get a Subway sandwich for $5 anymore.
Posts made by desolutionist
Today received an e-mail stating that starting December 18, Patreon will be applying a new service fee of 2.9% + $0.35 that patrons will pay for each individual pledge.
I and I think most people only pledge $1, but with this new service fee, isn't that taking quite a bit of that $1? I can easily bump mine to $2 to invalidate that $0.35 charge.
@Brass-Man Are you aware of this new change?
RE: The Official Fantasy Card Design Thread
@busoftheundead nope.... way too good. Manamorphose, Chromatic Star, GG
1B - Eveningtide
Remove all cards in all graveyards from the game.
Would be great to be able to beat Dredge with Burning Wish; at least slow them down a turn or two so you can beat them with something else. I don't think Morningtide is very strong, but I wouldn't complain if it were an option in a better color.
RE: Are you playing something other than Aggro Shops or Jeskai? If so, why?
Gifts because every game is unique and interesting. And I enjoy brewing/honing combo/control decks
RE: [Premium Article] Schools of Magic: The History of Vintage - 2007
2007 was the best year for Vintage. That's when I really started getting into it. 4 Brainstorm 4 Scroll. You start with Gifts at the beginning of the year, Flash becomes a thing, and you end the year with GAT. And eventually Quirion Dryad became Tarmogoyf with Empty the Warrens. That GAT deck was probably the best deck of all time. And such an eventful year.
@Smmenen I can't believe something I wrote in a tournament report 10 years ago is going into a book thats so awesome. Thank you!
RE: Talking Vintage Gifts
One improvement I want to make it to target Oath more directly. It had been a little bit of a tricky matchup before but it was such a small part of the meta that I didn’t worry about it. Thanks to champs, the prevalence of the Oath deck has increased quite a bit. (A slow Baral hand is not great against Oath)
Talking Vintage Gifts
I didn’t want to start a new thread but the themanadrain.com suggested it. I think it’s great though to reference the thread for a glimpse back at kind of where we started.
I’ve been taking a break since the restriction but I’m happy to say I’m back now to continue working on this deck. Last week, thelastgnu put up top 4 with basically the same list. This week he top8ed again, while I played in my first challenge in months and went 2-1 before running into some mtgo interface issues.
The deck is still strong. Seeing how Shops and Mentor were two of the marquee matchups, and they both got worse, then it’s safe to assume that Gifts should dominate. The Shops aggro approach actually works as an advantage for Gifts because the nature of the deck allows you to win on a dime without a Sphere effect to work around.
Here’s the list that thelastgnu has used and then I’ll share some of my opinions:
2nd Snapcaster is better than JVP. Speed.
Empty the Warrens is a great sideboard card. Rising tide of Fish decks. Increase number of Phyrxian Metamorph to negate Tinker. Redundancy of win conditions is always strong for a combo deck.
Regrowth is great because it allows you to play Ancestral three times in a game. As well as having more ways to get what you want with a Gifts.
RE: The Present and Future of "Taxing" decks?
Oh I thought this was a thread about prison decks in Vintage. I didn’t know you just wanted to talk about humans.
If we’re talking about Prison as an archetype, which is something I’m interested in, I personally believe that such a deck needs to start by stopping attack and Ensnaring Bridge/Mishra’s Workshop is the best way to do that. I think Ghostly Prison is only good when you have multiple in play and Moat is pretty expensive.
You can see that the mono red deck, that operates like a Prison deck, plays a full set of Bridges and doesn’t even play Shop. But why wouldn’t you play Shop if you were on Bridge? You also gain access to all the great Prison cards such as Trinisphere, Tangle Wire, and Smokestack
Maybe first we should identify whether or not you think that it’s necessary to stop Ravagers or Tokens from attacking. I think it is because Prison is not a deck that wins quickly.
RE: The Present and Future of "Taxing" decks?
Ensnaring Bridge is played from Mishras Workshop.. (a single mana source)
Moat HAS to be cast using more than one mana source and more often than not, 4. That’s 5 cards of your 7 card opener going towards one effect... if your follow up is like, Spirit of the Lab or Thalia, you’re not winning that game.