This seems bad enough that none of the good names are commenting on this thread yet good enough that @Soly isn't ripping everyone that commented a new one.
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RE: Vintage Restricted List Discussion
I do try to rock 5-C Humans now and again. I'd hardly call that deck "mainstream." Actually I've been trying it out again in this "Tangle-Wire-Less" Shop metagame and it kinda curb stomped shops the couple times I played it. Ancient Grudge and Mantis Rider were both complete houses in the matchup and the new Crucible on Legs did some good work as well. I will ALWAYS love to innovate my way out of things first before writing off a metagame.
Ramunap Excavator is a snake-person and therefore doesn't have legs.
RE: Acting as an Ambassador for Vintage: A Noble Pursuit
As a Noble myself, this is certifiably a Noble pursuit.
RE: Eternal Extravaganza 7 Results
Of note, Ryan Glackin's maindeck is a card-for-card match with Mark Hornung's 2011 Vintage Champs-winning maindeck.
Also of note, Michael Scheffenacker and Nicholas Dijohn have identical maindecks, with the former being shipped the list by the latter. Considering Ryan Glackin's winning list from NYSE 5 was also a Nicholas Dijohn creation, it's safe to say he's the best Workshop deck designer in the Northeast in 2017 thus far.
RE: Sub-Forum in Vintage Strategy for Shitty Single Card Discussion Threads
I hardly notice the subforums at all since I just click the unread button when I visit.
RE: SMIP # 68: Hour of Devastation Vintage Set Review
I'm trying to make you proud, @Smmenen. Here's what I'll be beta testing in the post-HOU metagame:
Oshawa Stompy 2K17
By Mike Noble
Artifacts (7)4 Null Rod
RE: Vintage Challenge - 9/9/2017
- The Atog Lord - URW if I call this Jeskai Rich will complain Turbo Xerox
I understand your deck doesn't run any Jeskai wedge cards from Khans block, @The-Atog-Lord, but it doesn't run any on-brand corporate office technology either.
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!
RE: Cards to unrestrict
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but Mikaeus also grants +1/+1 in addition to undying. Walking Ballista can't die to state-based effects, you need the sacrifice outlet from the original example to sacrifice the 1/1 Ballista to start the chain and each loop after removing the counter. I never thought an anthem effect could make a card worse.
[C17] Teferi's Protection
Teferi's Protection - 2W
Instant - Rare
Until your next turn, your life total can't change and you have protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. (While they are phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. They phase in before you untap during your untap step.)
Exile Teferi's Protection.
I can't help but raise an eyebrow at uniquely-worded effects. It has many different marginal uses, including acting as a Fog effect, a Gilded Light effect, and as an odd Counterspell for targeted and global removal. It has the color requirements that make it castable in Mentor and White Eldrazi, as well as the many Fish variants that run white. It also plays combo with Balance, Balancing Act, and Restore Balance. Whether it's a deck's backbone, simple utility, or unplayable, it's worth throwing it into the TMD den of wolves.
RE: Extremely Random - Chicken Pieces pointed out like Chess Pieces
Pork chops are ruining the format and should either be banned or errata'd into bacon.
RE: No more planeswalker uniqueness rule as of Ixalan
This really powers up the Tribal Gideon deck that emerged in Modern after the printing of Gideon of the Trials.
RE: Vintage Leagues come to MTGO!
Jarvis Yu (Samwise_GeeGee) and I 5-0'd a league on his account with Paradoxical Bargain Storm. Beat Mentor w/ Managorgers, the mirror, Workshops, Harsh Delver and Pitch Dredge. Only dropped one game, and it was to the mirror. Yawgmoth's Bargain is nice.
Noble Purpose – A Booth’s Eye View of Eternal Extravaganza 7
I wrote a couple of things about who I am and my experience as a commentator for Eternal Extravaganza 7. Black Magic Gaming, owned by the very @Calvin240sx that was nice enough to allow me to commentate EE7, also gave me the chance to write about it for his website. Check it out here!
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.
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: How did you start playing Vintage?
I started M:tG with Fallen Empires at a Christmas party when I was 8, playing it at summer camp every year up until I was 13. I eventually caught wind of competitive playing and spent a year reading EVERYTHING I could find on the game. I started drafting with Mirrodin and constructed with Fifth Dawn, hitting some GP success with Aluren in Extended (67th at 7-2 with no byes, missing day 2 on tiebreakers). I eventually fell in love with 5-color/250, leading me to buy a set of power and duals over the next few years to make my deck perfect. As Vintage players lamented the death of their format with Brainstorm's restriction (hi Lodestone!), I decided to put my power to greater use by entering my first Vintage tournament. I brewed the well-named Terrible Stax deck, a UB Stax variant that cut three of 5C Stax's colors and replaced them with hits like Mindlock Orb and the Leyline of the Void + Helm of Obedience combo. I won my first event in the Philly area, leaving me with 40 more duals and a love for the format. I've since traded all my cards in for a college education including room and board, but the local community is so strong that a "hey, I have a free weekend" Facebook post is often met with a flurry of people asking me what they can lend me.
RE: Eternal masters roughly one month away, where's the hype (and further spoilers)?
I'm hoping for an updated Glowrider, Waterfront Bouncer and Hammer Mage to avoid judge calls over creature types.