Neat list! I loved the Knight + Ramunap engine in the sideboard of Noble Fish for the very reason you stated. I might give this a go after EW.
Posts made by hierarchnoble
RE: October 17, 2017 Banned & Restricted announcement
I'm pretty stoked that they're back to waiting a full three months between announcements.
RE: Eternal Weekend
I'm super excited to be in the booth all weekend! I'll be getting a break now and then and would love to meet some of non-Northeastern Vintage crew. I already promised some dude on Facebook I'd sign any non-Hierarch card with Noble in its name, so I guess I'll extend that invitation to anyone here (I have zero expectation, let's be honest). If you can't catch me there, catch Randy Buehler, Mark Hornung and myself on I believe twitch.tv/cardtitan.
RE: Keep or Mull?
While this is a "Keep or Mull?" thread, I'd like to touch on a deck construction point. With the current iteration of Dredge, many builds rely heavily on transformational sideboards. Whether this is Thespian's Stage and Dark Depths or Hollow One and Gurmag Angler, you will need a very real plan against these cards. While Swords to Plowshares deals with the former, Hollow One and Gurmag Angler #2 and beyond are going to crush this hand. My first go-to for any anti-Dredge sideboard right now is Pithing Needle, since shutting off Bazaar also shuts off the Hollow One "mana" and filling your yard for Gurmag Angler. It also turns off Thespian's Stage. It won't do all the work by itself, since Dredge will start discarding to hand size, but it's where I'd start.
RE: Deal Me In Games 2017 Series 5 October 14 Boyertown Pa
See everyone tomorrow!
RE: Eternal Weekend for the first timer
This means if you forget your Dark Confidant trigger I'd expect that a good chunk of the field will not allow you to put it back on the stack.
If you play against Joe Brennan always force him to put it back on the stack. It might just be the fourth Leyline of the Void.
Oh Boy I Can't Wait For VSL Season 7!
How have we gotten five episodes into this season without this thread? That seems like a travesty.
Here is this season's description, as stated on the official website:
Season 7 will have 12 players:
Three times during the regular season the 12 players will be randomly divided in groups of 4 players each. All 12 players will submit decks at the same time and without knowing who is in their group. Each show will consist of one group playing a full round robin (aka 3 matches per player, 6 matches total).
At the end of 9 weeks, everyone will have played 9 matches. (The schedule won’t be symmetrical, and some players are likely to have easier/harder schedules than others, but that’s just a feature we’ve all agreed to accept.) The Top 4 records advance to the playoffs, with ties broken by playing more matches of Magic (format TBD based on the size of the tie).
The Playoffs will have the 3-seed versus the 4-seed, then the 2-seed versus that winner, then the 1-seed (aka the best record from the regular season) versus that winner. Each playoff round is best 3 out of 5 matches with players bringing 3 different decks.
We’re approaching this season as a “Brewer’s Challenge” and so there is no “relegation” and players have agreed not to play the same deck twice (during the regular season).
The players this year are as follows:
- Kevin Cron
- The Rich Shay
- Rodrigo Togores
- Reid Duke
- Rachel Agnes
- Randy Buehler
- Eric Froehlich
- Stephen Menendian
- Bob Maher
- Paul Rietzl
- Erin Campbell
- David Williams
As always, please keep discussion civil, on-topic, and exercise critical thinking. I can't wait!