Posts made by John Cox
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This looks like it was a really fun event!

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A few years ago there were people doing unpowered U/R delver at eternal weekend for the budget prize. theres an unpowered Doomsday pile now with this card.

--Top--
Gush
careful study
oracle
Lotus petal
unearth
--Win--

Total cost is one blue and requires 2 islands. Think this is neat and hermit druid is still better.

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If it went 5-0 a league (where you can rig that stuff) I would have said there was something fishy happening with that ninja deck. Thanks for the read.

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@desolutionist said in Tassa's oracle:

This card is better than Lab Man, but Doomsday really just wants 4 Gush.

@13nova said in Tassa's oracle:

@desolutionist said in Tassa's oracle:

This card is better than Lab Man, but Doomsday really just wants 4 Gush.

This literally will never happen again, and rightfully so.

Do you two think that doomsday will ever be a contender again without 4 gush?

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@blindtherapy
I think the better 1 card combo with this is Hermit Druid, despite not having cavern you get therapy.

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Grats to Zach! -Amazing that this event (small as it was) pushed him to second overall.

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I didn't do well with this deck, but my plan was to slow them down with ouphes and make the serpents and other things boltable, or use things like force of vigor to get rid of them. Your also on the perfect colors for ancient grudge.

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This is the only "dredge" deck I could see myself playing. I have been looking for some info on it.

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@lgco16 said in new wrenn deck:

I had something like this, you need 4 bolts and some number of pyroblasts. Magus of the moon is pretty good too (blood moon gets hit by all the force cards and you can find magus with OUaT). Force of Vigor is good too in this archetype.
Deathrite shaman is good too.
I was using Eidolon of the great revel so I had 4 simian spirit guides (no elvish spirit guides.)
Also consider Domri, Anarch of Bolas and sylvan library/mirri's guile.

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So my rational on this is if I can cast this turn one, how often will I cast a cantrip turn three? If that is the case this is a scry 2, draw 2 for 2 mana. Thats not bad and probably what jeskai wants.

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This seems pretty good, or at least playable. I like the (visual) look of it too.

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@brass-man
Whats vintage all stars? That sounds fun.

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I would love to see a bigger Vintage scene in Long Island. I think its great that someone is considering putting out the effort. And if I have anyway of getting cards or a ride from Ontario I will do my best to come. However... I don't generally make out of country tournaments because of cards and travel.
Good luck!

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I don't normally appreciate the price tags you put on decks. Usually I like specific versions of cards (we all have our favorites), you only show the price of the cheapest. But having never bought into PO online I never realized how inexpensive it is.
Thanks.

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Is Joe Brennan on the biggest tear ever? He's made top 8 in a tournament in almost every major event this year, and on several (2, -3?) continents.
The guys at this event did well, but bonus congrats to him for making 4th.

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I'd love to see some numbers from the Brainstorm era. I kind of feel that Scroll and Brainstorm allowed you to get away with more broken things in a homogeneous deck. A deck like U/W Fish could have 4 Scroll 4 Brainstorm and be a functional deck.

Also a lot of the stuff from that time is restricted now (Scroll, Brainstorm, Ponder etc.)

Your post tells me that over the past decade both homogeneous and broken strategies have been viable and right now broken is better. I would assume in the near future a "fair" strategy will emerge and put up low numbers again.

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@megantic
That's still how I build for the online meta. 😃

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I really liked the read. You mentioned nature's claim, is natural state better right now? I feel like in a deck like RUG 4 life can matter.
Thanks again for churning out great content!

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I saw this add on another site. It says "The one and only", referencing arena. I see that as meaning MODO is on borrowed time and I don't like that. I'm considering cashing out.
Does anyone else have insight into this? Am I over reacting?

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