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RE: Deal Me In Games 8/12/17 Vintage series #4 Results
RE: 13 August 2017 Proxy Vintage at Brash Brewing Co [6 Players]
Nice splinter twin deck! I've been considering revisiting mine from NYSE a couple years ago but with blood moon or black for DT Vamp kologhans command
RE: TPG - Vintage - Bloomsburg, PA - 8/5/17
Only 8 nerds showed up for this :(
3 rds cut to top 4 (exciting I know )
I had to defeat Joe Brennan a 2nd time in the finals
2 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Underground Sea
4 Volcanic Island
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Dack Fayden
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
2 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
1 Red Elemental Blast
4 Thirst For Knowledge
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Blightsteel Collossus
2 Jace Vryn's Prodigy
3 Painters Servant
1 By Force
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Sulfur Elemental
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Pithing Needle
2 Nihil Spellbimb
2 Yixlid Jailer
3 Ingot Chewer
RE: 4C Keeper 2k17
After reading through this thread I have a few thoughts most of which might hold no merit.
Prior to EE6 we tried Thoughtseize wastelands crucible bobs painful truths and most of the time they left us feeling flat. W/o Gush I definitely feel we lost the best draw engine but the addition of preordain helps your fixing (ala Dack) but cheaper.
- Tried white, but the mana doesn't work.
This is definitely true. I love the addition of red just for Dack pyro and either grudge/by Force. Personally I haven't had the time to try something like this myself yet but on paper it looks fantastic.
- Wasteland is a requirement for this deck idea to work reliably. You must keep their mana occupied, whether through Wasteland or through answering your little threats. So, cutting Wasteland while keeping the deathrite/leovold/1-for-1 removal core of the deck just doesn't work very well.
I disagree here a little. I never felt like I wanted to be wasting my land drops on wastelands as most of my deck was very color intensive (Shaman/Leo/Decay and you guys are playing Dack)
One turn of me wastelanding them and them having a follow up land or me w/o an active DRS usually spelt doom.
Also Pete commented that CoW and DT were the worst cards if CoW is bad then wasteland will be worse as that's the main reason to play them together. if DT is bad then we don't have the right targets available in the deck. Every time we draw it we should be doing cartwheels in our head lol.
- Leovold is really good!
End of story. He easily is one of my favorite creatures to play with and every time I resolve one I go right into "protect the queen" mode.
- Thoughtseize is good against storm, bad against shops, semi-decent vs Mentor. Not sold on it either way; but I think its value is too variant to be worth it in the context of a large tournament. Also I'm not happy blind-fetching a sea into Wastelands in a shops-rich environment, given how tenuous the mana situation here is.
We found Tseize to just be bad. More often than not the blue decks can delve/jvp/snap their way back into the game as we're trying to play this long grindy game(which is a huge reason we ended up on Managorger). We opted for for card draw/selection which worked out great with the more solid no wastelands mana base.
- I wish there were more good draw spells for this deck that aren't Preordain or Gush in Vintage. Merchant Scroll is a good addition for this archetype to this end.
The best thing we have really is nights whisper
And possibly painful truths and skeletal scrying (these two we could never really get behind due to having to gush still and our 3cc slot was jammed with Leo/Hydra)
- I don't know which black removal spell is best. Murderous Cut is, I think, like 5% better than the rest but it's very close.
Snuff out was a house for me at EE and the 5 weeks after of top 4s and top 8s
Also not sure why we're eschewing fatal push here?
RE: Vintage Restricted List Discussion
@MSolymossy said in Vintage Restricted List Discussion:
I'll take @Smmenen, Rich Shay, or Tommy Kolowith on 4 Brainstorm/4 Ponder/4Gush/4Scroll GAT against Literally Anyone you'd pick on the Delve decks. Considering no real deck played both delve spells, and Gitaxian Probe was never really played in anything with the Delve Spells while either were restricted.
Tell ya what, I'll take @Smmenen with the exact 75 of his GAT Deck from 2007 WITH FUCKING OPT, because Ponder wasn't even printed yet over any player you pick with any of the Gush lists from 2012 and beyond that played any combination of Cruise, Dig, and Probe. The list has to be from an existing top 8.
Uhhhh I'm on your side ... no dig or cruise deck has nowhere the gasoline the old TTS decks or even gro had. When you can consistently beat Flash your deck might be overpowered
RE: Vintage Restricted List Discussion
If you want to play in freeform, I'd be more than happy to put together 4 Scroll, 4 Brainstorm, 4 Gush and we could put it to the test.
lol I'd love to see this crush a 4 dig/cruise 4 Probe deck. These new draw cards are good but pale in comparison.
RE: June 13, 2017 Banned and Restricted Announcement
I'm still unsure how they ban marvel and don't unban emrakul