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We got Middle School scheduled for Magic Fest Cleveland weekend! There will be a tournament at Mars Bar in Lakewood at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 22.

Mars Bar is a great local bar with beer and gyros, a short ride from the convention center. Even if you can't make it in time it will be a great opportunity to learn about the format and meet people.

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For episode 37, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk with Steve McGrew and Jake Hilty (@TuringTested, our first returning guest) about a new, fun format we’ve been enjoying. It’s not as old as Old School or as new as Modern – it’s Middle School!

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-37-returning-to-middle-school/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:25 – Introducing Middle School
39:54 – Upcoming Middle and Old School Events
42:30 – Shameless Plug
43:20 – Food and Drink for #MTGCleveland
Full runtime – 55:52

Also, until February 15, we’re selling Serious Vintage T-shirts! Hurry!
https://teespring.com/stores/serious-vintage-podcast

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For episode 36, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) are joined by Erin Campbell (@OriginalOestrus) to talk about a bunch of fun Vintage topics including the importance of the community, the Vintage Super League, Dredge, and Two-Card Monte. She also helps us depart a little from our usual “discerning” food-and-drink discussion to a more “picky” angle.

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-36-magic-we-love-and-foods-we-hate-with-erin-campbell/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:27 – Erin and the Vintage Community
33:20 – Preparing to Crush the VSL
40:28 – Nat Hate Drafts Onions
Full runtime – 1:03:53

We're also selling shirts, with multiple colors and styles to choose from. Last time (three years ago) we used the profits to upgrade mics and some of our live Magic streaming equipment!

https://teespring.com/stores/serious-vintage-podcast
OhShirt

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@aelien You could be like Geoff and listen to them over and over and over as you edit them. That's value!

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For episode 35, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk about Lands (the deck, not the card type) with Frank Singel, winner of the recent Team Serious Invitational.

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-35-frank-tsi-steveland-and-lands-in-vintage/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:28 – Frank Singel: Landing Hard on Vintage
33:20 – A Time Vault Tangent
40:28 – Holiday Foods
Full runtime – 0:54:37

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Much different, especially since there wasn't Consecrated Sphinx in this one.

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Kevin ( @taef ) has been playing variations on this list for years. It's Dredge where the backup plan is ramp mana into the ridiculous. Previous version ran Moat and Dragons to fly over it. I think he couldn't borrow (and didn't proxy) Moats for this one. Probably should have had Lotus too.

I was once playing a match next to Kevin, who was playing against Twaun P. Pwnertown. Twaun did some irrelevant Mud nonsense on his turn, and Kevin ramped into Consecrated Sphinx on turn one. Twaun just sighed and said, "Well, I guess I lose!"

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Kevin Poenisch - Dredge & Dragons
4 Mana Confluence
4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Horizon Canopy
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Chromatic Lantern
4 Bridge From Below
4 Serum Powder
1 Riftstone Portal
1 Plains
1 Karakas
1 Dakmor Salvage
1 Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper
1 Westvale Abbey
1 Scrubland
1 Bayou
4 Ichorid
4 Phyrexian Obliterator
1 Griselbrand
4 Skitheryx, the Blight Dragon
4 Bloodghast
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Golgari Grave-Troll

Sideboard
3 Chromatic Lantern
1 Immortal Sun
4 Dragonlord Dromoka
1 Gisela, the Broken Blade
1 Bruna, the Fading Light
1 Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund
1 Necropotence
1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
1 Solitary Confinement
1 Vona, Butcher of Magan

@Oestrus

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Vintage landed hard on Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend. I'm sure some were dredging Christmas decorations up from the basement or doing their holiday shopping, while, paradoxically, some angry rogues were swearing mild oaths at the weather, recently turned cold and colorless. (Did that get everyone? Doesn't matter. I Mar-do what I want.)

Anyway, 14 hale and hardy gamers braved the early winter rain to come to Cleveland on December 1 and throw down in an exclusive Team Serious invite-only event. We had several bow out due to illness, and two (Jake Hilty and Steve Sasala) had alternating schedules and so shared the same Mardu Hatebears list, for a total of 13 decks in the metagame. There were mana cookies and burrito delivery, and the Jaeger and (ugh) Malort flowed like wine.

Commentary on the Twitch stream was provided by Andy "Brass Man" Probasco and Jimmy "The Allcat" McCarthy, an there was plenty of Middle School and Old School between rounds. We got the videos on YouTube so viewers can enjoy!

After five rounds of Swiss, a tie-breaker round to finish the top four, and the two elimination rounds, one player stood above the rest: Frank Singel, playing Lands.

Frank is now the second two-time winner of a Team Serious Invitational!

1. Frank Singel - Lands
2 Bayou
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Bojuka Bog
3 Dark Depths
1 Forest
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Glacial Chasm
1 Karakas
1 Maze of Ith
4 Riftstone Portal
1 Savannah
1 Strip Mine
1 Taiga
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
4 Thespian's Stage
1 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland
2 Wooded Foothills
3 Ancient Grudge
1 Chalice of the Void
2 Crop Rotation
4 Exploration
2 Manabond
1 Fastbond
4 Life from the Loam
2 Mental Misstep
1 Mox Diamond
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Null Rod

Sideboard
1 Abrupt Decay
2 Assassin's Trophy
1 Chains of Mephistopheles
1 Crop Rotation
4 Dark Confidant
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Nature's Claim
2 Stony Silence

2. Steve McGrew - Paradoxical Outcome
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Monstary Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Paradoxical Outcome
2 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Repeal
4 Force of Will
3 Preordain
2 Night's Whisper
1 Brainstorm
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Brainstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Dig Through Time
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
3 Mox Opal
2 Voltaic Key
1 Time Vault
2 Sensei's Divining Top
4 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Scalding Tarn
2 Underground Sea
1 Tundra
2 Island
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Library of Alexandria

Sideboard
3 Tormod's Crypt
1 Karakas
2 Containment Priest
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Fragmentize
2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
2 Flusterstorm
2 Karn, Scion of Urza

3. Adam Yurchick - Paradoxical Outcome
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Dig Through Time
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Mind's Desire
1 Timetwister
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Force of Will
1 Flusterstorm
2 Repeal
2 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Brainstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
3 Preordain
1 Ponder
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Demonic Tutor
2 Night's Whisper
1 Time Walk
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Black Lotus
4 Mox Opal
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
2 Island
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Flooded Strand

Sideboard
2 Island
1 Karakas
2 Mystic Remora
2 Flusterstorm
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Defense Grid
3 Tormod's Crypt

4. Justin Waller - BUG
3 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Wasteland
1 Island
3 Deathrite Shaman
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Ancestral Recall
3 Assassin's Trophy
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Night's Whisper
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Thoughtseize
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Black Lotus
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Null Rod

Sideboard
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin's Trophy
2 Energy Flux
1 Flusterstorm
2 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Nature's Claim
1 Null Rod
1 Wasteland

13 players
5 Blue
1 BUG Control
2 Paradoxical Outcome
2 Oath (1 Archon, 1 Tyrant)
2 Shops
1 Ravager MUD
1 Two-Card Monte
2 Aggro
1 Mardu Hatebears
1 Colorless Eldrazi
2 Dredge
1 Creeping Chill and Lotleth Giant
1 Dredge & Dragons
1 Lands
1 Ravnica Rogue Combo (Oops All Spells)

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated! We'll have more Invitationals in the future, and look out for Team Serious Open announcements here on The Mana Drain starting in the new year!

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@spook said in Serious Vintage #34 - Vintage Champs Finalist Nam Q. Tran:

I was unaware of the triple stack but had one this morning.

Mistaaaaake!

Thanks for listening! Glad you enjoyed it.

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http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-34-were-gonna-need-a-montage-eternal-weekend-2018-wrap-up-with-nam-tran/

In episode 34, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) bring North America Vintage Champs finalist Nam Tran on to wrap up Eternal Weekend and talk about what got him to the finals.

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:29 – Nam Q. Tran: Vintage Finalist
37:05 – Eating Out in Pittsburgh Recap
55:50 – Outro
Full runtime – 0:56:50

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For episode 33, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk with Josh McCurley (@infant_no_1) about Eternal Weekend and the food of Pittsburgh.

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-33-forest-bear-goes-to-eternal-weekend-2018/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:24 – Slinging Cards with Josh McCurley
03:26 – “Josh, What’s the Vintage Metagame?”
42:21 – Eating Out Pittsburgh
53:03 – Outro
Full runtime – 54:16

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Thanks! We're glad to be back! (At least I am; maybe I shouldn't speak for everyone else.)

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After a long hiatus due to staffing issues, for episode 32, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk about Guilds of Ravnica.

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-32-talking-guilds-of-ravnica-with-its-lead-editor/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
02:24 – How Cards Are Made
09:03 – Listener Questions on GRN
32:10 – Lunch and Dinner in Seattle
38:38 – Invert // Invent and Being an Editor
Total runtime: 46:44

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@nartman99 You're very good at Vintage. If Ben didn't have two wins, you'd be way over the top.

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The top two spots of the All-Time Team Serious Invitational results thread:

Ben Perry
Win 2
Place 3

Nam Q. Tran
Win 1
Place 2
Show 6

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Will there be a stream?

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We did this: http://legitmtg.com/the-vintage-advantage-achieve-more/

Ooh, there's more!
Here's the scoresheet I would printout
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3cvjD3jX4wKa0RTSFJ0ZXdaQkU/view?usp=sharing
And here's the master-list of achievements
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PKhH6m_SHJkUSFKnLE5v3FVPJKAf4dg5J59RWhr5U6A/edit?usp=sharing

Things kind of have to be tuned for the metagame. Like, if everyone's playing Delver and Workshop Aggro, some of the creature-based ones get too easy.