@brass-man thanks! I bit the bullet and got a manatraders subscription to try it out. Have to say I am definitely impressed! I took your list with:
-1 Elvish Spirit Guide
+1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
The squee was never really relevant in any of the matches, but went 4-1. On my first league ever! Lucky with the opponents I got: won 3x xerox, 1x BUG, and lost 2-1 to PO. That last one was in part due to my complete ignorance of the deck, and got the wrong cards using thoughtseize.
I was often lacking a mana or two, so will try with an additional fetch next time. I agree on the ouphes, they were essential in my match win against PO.
Very enjoyable format, I think I'll stick around for a little bit
I'm playing in my very first Vintage casual tournament this Saturday. Was a bit short notice so not an awful lot of time to prepare. Thought of bringing your list @Brass-Man since I'm a die hard fan of modern Grixis Death's Shadow and the survival shell looks really fun. That and the land base being easier to build
What are your thoughts on this list for a completely unknown meta? Thought of bringing in one Squee replacing a deathrite or rootwalla. Had no issues getting down to 12 life at least turn 2 when playing against a buddy so I'm keeping the DS enablers as is. Did you have the chance to work on it further?