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This is coming up and is going to be sweet. Here are prizes for the Old School event. Middle School prizes are en route.

Old School prize wall

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Sure! We'll use the Eternal Central lists and rules for both formats:
Old School: https://www.eternalcentral.com/9394rules/
Middle School: https://www.eternalcentral.com/middleschoolrules/

There's more complete details on the signup sheet too.

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Team Serious and BrewDog are joining forces to host some nostalgia format fun the weekend of SCG Columbus!

Saturday 7/27 @ 12PM - Middle School Tournament

Sunday 7/28 @ 12PM - Old School Tournament

Entry is $10 with all proceeds going to the Franklin County Dog Shelter. During the tournament, $1 for every beer purchased will also be donated! We will also be raffling off some other MTG swag throughout the day with door prizes for participants.

Sign-up here for both events!

For more information check out the links below or feel free to reach out to us through email or Facebook messenger! (You can also just ask me here on TMD.)

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I'm in for this. If anyone else wants to ride up from Columbus, let me know.

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He was deservedly smug.

Edit: Also I am in for Team Serious plays X-Men Legends.

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I did check with the rules manager before bringing up the morph thing because it's so immediately not apparent. Basically it just has to be a colorless spell on the stack, which morphs are.

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For episode 42, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) welcome back Andy Probasco (@tmdBrassMan) to talk about Mystic Forge, a free preview card from Core Set 2020, provided by Wizards of the Coast!

https://eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-42-heating-up-m20s-mystic-forge/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:28 – Surprise! It’s Mystic Forge
Total runtime: 33:05

I can build ANY machine.

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For episode 41, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk about Modern Horizons with Allison Medwin (@trulyaliem), who worked on the exploratory and vision design teams for that set. Nat was also on exploratory design and was the set’s lead editor. Then we also talk about…cats!

https://eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-41-peering-over-modern-horizons-with-allison-medwin/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
0:00:31 – Peering Over Modern Horizons
1:03:47 – Cats? Necessary. Rails? Optional.
Total Runtime – 1:14:38

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https://eternalcentral.com/team-serious-middle-school-chaos-draft/

On May 25, 2019 (Memorial Day weekend), eight members of Team Serious gathered in Painesville (Ohio, USA) for a special Middle School “chaos draft,” orchestrated by Paul Blakeley. Planning for this event began in November, so there was a lot of hype built up among the selected participants.

Overview, the Draft Setup
The idea was to have one pack each of Middle School-legal sets, starting with Ice Age and going through Scourge. The draft and tournament would be as usual, playing three rounds, with standings based on record.

Packs! So many packs!

If you're interested in Middle School (or Old School) and are coming to SCG Columbus at the end of July, we're taking signups for off-site events. More details on this signup form.

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Serious Events is hosting two tournaments in Columbus the weekend of SCG Columbus, in conjunction with BrewDog Short North.

Middle School MTG Open - Saturday, July 27
Noon
Free Entry! Come play!
Swiss +1 rounds
BrewDog Short North
1175 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Format rules: https://eternalcentral.com/middleschoolrules/

Old School 93/94 MTG Open - Sunday, July 28
Noon
Free Entry! Come play!
Swiss +1 rounds
BrewDog Short North
1175 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Format rules: https://eternalcentral.com/9394rules/

Prizes and giveaways both days!

Signups are here (they're free, so this is for headcount): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNVUu2s9EuYcjqTsU7lJRwhwKCj7dhzhsHhKiQSNKgdiBYIw/viewform

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I forgot you had that list! We mentioned Green Eldrazi on the show but I didn’t have time to brew a list. G/X might work too.

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For episode 40, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) are pleased to show off Collector Ouphe, a free preview card from Modern Horizons, provided by Wizards of the Coast!

https://eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-40-introducing-collector-ouphe/

01:25 – Oof
17:59 – The Real Collection Was the Friends We Made Along the Way
Total runtime: 25:22

Null Rodney

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For episode 39, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk about the role of planeswalkers in Vintage, speculate baselessly about some new cards in War of the Spark, and discuss sous vide and other novel methods of cooking.

https://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-39-planeswalking-around-town/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:42 – A Brief, Half-Educated History of Planeswalkers in Vintage
26:56 – What Do We Do With 36 New Planeswalkers?
43:16 – Sous Vide? So What?
Total runtime: 55:29

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Eternal Central is back up, so if you missed this before you can listen now!

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For episode 38, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk with Matt Hazard (@winedope) about the most recent invitational Vintage tournament he held at his house, and how you can host similar local events.

http://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-38/

00:30 – Matt Hazard, Magic Man
01:00 – Just Because We Haven’t Adequately Tested London Mulligan Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Share Extremely Uninformed Opinions About It
08:20 – The Return of the Hazardvitational and How to Host Your Own
Total runtime: 40:43

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We've got two coming from Columbus! (If anyone else wants a ride from that area, let me know.)

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Pph. More like Team Spurious.

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@ten-ten I played it! It's fun to goldfish. I went 2-4 overall and probably could have done better if my opening hands had looked better and I'd played as aggressively as necessary.

Lands (4)
1 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
1 Polluted Delta
1 Tolarian Academy
Spells (57)
4 Land Grant
4 Dark Ritual
4 Tendrils of Agony
4 Spoils of the Vault
4 Cabal Ritual
1 Gitaxian Probe
4 Repeal
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Demonic Consultation
1 Black Lotus
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mana Crypt
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
1 Brainstorm
1 Lotus Petal
4 Preordain
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Mox Opal
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Timetwister
1 Ponder

Sideboard
4 Force of Will
4 Leyline of Anticipation
1 Tinker
1 Memory Jar
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Necropotence
1 Tropical Island
2 Hurkyl's Recall

60th card is Tolarian Academy. I think there are some other options there including maindeck Hurkyl's, Street Wraith, Darkwater Egg, Windfall. Whatever.

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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.