Posts made by Hydra
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As the biggest Skeletal Scrying affectionado in our area back in the day I approve its use here. Deck looks sweet Soly, nice work.

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@thewhitedragon69 echoing the others, I love unique Oath lists.

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@13nova no I relocated to Florida back in December to be with my family and for work. I had originally wanted to see if I could get people together for a going away thing but mental health got in the way (which is why I also unfortunately missed Ben Roberts' funeral). Hopefully next time I'm back up that way I'll feel up to meeting up with people.

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Good group of guys, I regret not making more of an effort to hang out with people for the brief time I was living back in Wisconsin, but my misanthropy was flaring up pretty bad that 18 months. Hopefully everyone had a good time.

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@dumpsterac1d my ultimate goal is to get Korean Tempest basics for my Commander decks.

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@Stormanimagus Mikaeus makes Ballista a 1/1 so it doesn't die when you remove the +1/+1 counter Undying gives it.

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To people advocating giving the Vintage list over to fans like EDH, this is honestly a completely different situation. EDH was a fan-created format shepherded by high level judges that Wizards adopted as a casual format. They let those people keep control over the paper version of the format (Wizards sets the online banned list) because they created the format and had input from people Wizards respect the opinions of. Wizards didn't hand the power over to fans, they just didn't muscle them out. Vintage, on the other hand, had always been under Wizards' watch (or neglect, depending on how you see it) as a recognized tournament format. They aren't about to cede control of it to the fans for that reason, they require their sanctioned formats to follow their guidelines. If EDH evolved into a fully sanctioned tournament format Wizards would almost certainly seize control of the list at that point.

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@POXEVERYTURN I would think a big selling point to Norn that the Wurm doesn't have is being proactive. You can drop her to prevent an infestation of Monks from happening until they answer her, where as the Wurm needs to hit after, when it may already be too late.

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@walking.dude did you find Samut to be better or worse than the other haste options? I play Soulflayer in other formats so it's a card that's definitely been on my radar, so seeing you use it here is interesting.

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@POXEVERYTURN I'm very interested in seeing this list. Combustible Gearhulk is a pet card of mine.

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@Brass-Man Green Sun's Zenith for Dryad Arbor or Deathrite Shaman.

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clearly you should just Natural Order Primeval Titan, then fetch up Thespian's Stage and Dark Depths.

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@hierarchnoble said in Cards to unrestrict:

If I had access to 4 Flash I'd brew some awful Oops! deck that either cast Flash to trigger Balustrade Spy or to trigger Protean Hulk to find Balustrade Spy and Grand Abolisher.

If your goal is to brew some jank with Flash then what you should do is Flash Gamekeeper to find Emrakul, with Cabal Therapy to sacrifice Gamekeepers to keep the chain going if need be.

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@desolutionist I was out during the times that deck saw play although that's not too surprising thinking about it. That card's always been sweet when you can cheat it out, albeit slow. The fact that Shops can now just kill you via Ballista or Walker is a pain though.

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@desolutionist Not that I disagree with it being a viable option, but it amazes me that Vintage is in a place where Form of Dragon is a card you might play when if you had said to my younger self that Vintage would be in such a place I would have called you crazy. What a world.

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What sort of targets would be wanted for Rector? Bargain/Necro seems obvious, and Steve mentioned Future Sight before, but what about something like Omniscience? While it's not as sure a win as Bargain can be it seems like will get you there with minimal support and at least will pitch to Force if stuck in your hand, as if you get the Bargain after it lets you play it for free.

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@Smmenen That's where I'm at with it too, I definitely feel like it can do work, but where and how is kind of the tricky bit. Being able to pick up land to either re-use or filter away is definitely something that has proven useful in the past so it'll likely remain on my radar far longer than most draw does for potential.

I also find it ironic that the card also synergizes well with Kefnet himself, which while probably not good enough in the Mentor world tempts me as a big evasive guy for cheap that blocks most any creature Shops or Eldrazi will throw at you. I know Brian Kelly tested him briefly but the Gush restriction made turning him on unreliable. Maybe this fixes that.

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You sounded pretty high on Tragic Lesson being a viable card in Vintage Steve, do have an actual home in mind for it, or is that more speculative about it having one in the future?