Posts made by garbageaggro
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Jake Hilty is me! If you have any questions about the format feel free to pm me here.

Alternatively feel free to check out our new subreddit: /r/MTGmiddleschool

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Another great cast, and my t-shirt order is already in, lol.

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@guli said in Lavinia Humans:

Are you actually asking to explain you the reasoning behind the addition of Lavinia or are you just criticizing or shocked that people are putting Lavinia where she belongs, in a aggro control deck?

Let me put it this way, while the way to "make her shine" might be in a deck with a bunch of creatures, the most likely way for her to be successful is in a deck that is already powerful, using her as another angle of attack (see the decks from the past week's VSL) rather than in an archetype that hasn't been traditionally successful in vintage, in which it has some dyssynergy with the most previously successful card in the deck in Thalia.

Maybe this is the right shell, but I don't think by any means we should take for granted because Lavinia is a creature with the human type that this is the shell that makes the most sense. As you said "an aggro control deck" might be the best shell, so why not start with the best aggro control deck in the format in Xerox as a home.

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I don't understand the inclination to put lavinia with other hatebear creatures. She is a hate bear that is good in normal blue decks by virtue of being asymmetrical, and she actively doesn't synergize with the best hatebear in Thalia 1.0.

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@evouga I would caution this thinking. @Brass-Man got pretty unlucky flooding out multiple times in his 20 mana deck with 4 preordains vs some of these other decks running more land and in some cases fewer smoothing cantrips. That can happen, but I think if all these matches played more times, on paper, death's shadow would come out on top against most of them (the exception potentially being the MU he won, against Survival).

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Traditional Oath is the worst matchup for decks like these, I think without nature's claim (and green) you are literally having to play and rely on cage only, and that doesn't seem like a winning strategy for that matchup to me.

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I always wonder about decks like this and the potential inclusion of grove of the burnwillow and punishing fire. I know it can feel a little under powered in vintage, but the incremental advantage is quite high, and it seems like you can probably make an opposing control players life very difficult with them, while still getting value against stuff like shops and to a lesser extent dredge. It definitely seems like a thing that could be friendly with 4 dacks.

posted in Vintage Community read more

We have monthly-ish events in ohio spread between Cleveland (berea), Sandusky, and Columbus, with Team Serious. They are infinite proxy and I would say we have been averaging over 16 for the past couple.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

Yeah this gives me a mix of delver and angler vibe, and I am ready to be impressed. The other somewhat reasonable point of comparison is Bedlam Reveler but UU instead of RR. I have tried to make reveler work in Vintage, though admittedly he has a draw 3 stapled to him.

I think this creature is worth testing.

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This does not seem playable to me, wouldn't you rather just have the grand abolisher that says opponents can't play spells on your turn, rather than this, if you wanted this effect?

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Could you elaborate? What cards are benefitting from this. Do you mean the discard or the sacrifice? Also just fyi, this was played in vintage in the past in dragon.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

@chubbyrain I appreciate it, looks like a cool list

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If anyone has that sean o'brien list i would be interested seemed pretty cool.

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Khans was super fun to draft and had fetch lands.

Unstable is super fun to draft and has a basic worht a couple bucks per pack.

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@trius Hope you are coming to EW, if so, I will have a whole bunch of decks on saturday to play while the legacy event is happening. At least part of the day si going to be spent at the hall demoing the format.

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@rat3de It might? I think the harder part is playing enough islands with no dual lands? But yeah man, try to get it working. We are definitely in experimental exploration phase!

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@typeonestorm 4 necropotence...?

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@desolutionist So will is banned in both formats, which is why it isn't listed above. You can play the rest of those cards though! (We have had a hard time building a storm deck with only necro as the engine, because of the way necro works, if you find a good build please share!)

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I bet we can get the dragon list pretty easily. @korak, any help?

posted in Vintage Community read more

I think people are not super excited about MTGO these days because of arena. The more people sell out of mtgo the lower the prices get. I think there is a floor, but we haven't reached it. Some cards that are hard to find and old will still gain value over time, but "investing" in mtgo cards seems like a silly idea, since they can reprint anything at any time, and at some point, mtgo is going to go away.

I think it is fine to buy in to play vintage, but don't look at it as an investment.