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I think it's fair to say the community support is evident @Prospero
Don't think I/we'll let you NOT make another NYSE, let alone stop playing.

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There will be a streak of Eternal events that includes the only EU Legacy GP if anyone fancies spending some time over here.
4 Seasons Fall, 23th-24th Nov, Bologna, with both Eternal formats
Magicfest Bologna, 29th-1st Dec, the only Legacy GP in EU
Nebraska's War, 5th-8th Dec Lucca, with both Eternal formats

Bologna's got an international airport easy to fly to and takes 1h and half of high speed train to reach Venice in case one wants to visit it while using Bologna as base during the first week. Then 30mins by train to the south there is Florence that one has to go through and can visit for a couple of days on his way to Lucca. Close to the latter there is Pisa with int airport to fly back home.

If coming only for one week the best combination in terms of Magic, tourism and time/money saving is GP+Nebraska, visiting Florence in the meantime. I'm a local and usually friends come for Nebraska's War from overseas (Joe Brennan, Dan Miller, etc.) so I can provide information and lodging in Florence, do not hesitate to ask.

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And after scheduling with minimal time to plan on the VERY WEEKEND before the only Legacy GP in Europe (more than one year after the previous one) here comes the scheduling on the VERY Christmas WEEKEND.

May I suggest you Nebraska's War?

Same TO, location where MKM Paris was just held in, but at least it won't be June-hot. Area (Nanterre) even further from Paris than last year, less run-down, but there is not much around. Plan ahead for traveling and especially lodging since it's basically Christmas Holiday.

If anyone from overseas fancies spending two weeks in Europe going to both (Nebraska's War and EWEU), I know maybe @IamActuallyLvL1 might, let me know, I can be of help especially for the Italian part of the trip.

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This is has been the defacto EU tournament with both Eternal formats for some time, with players coming even from overseas.

LOCATION:
Lucca Fiere e Congressi Spa
Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237 (Traversa I)
55100, Lucca (LU) - Italy

Details will be added and will be found on website, facebook and event.

TO is probably going to replicate the same formula whe had last year, hosting TWO Vintage events: the main one on Saturday and the premium one on Friday. The latter was sort of a premium "High Stakes, High Rewards" event for the dieahard players, with a registration fee of 100 euros.

TO also is considering the idea of allowing 15 proxies (playtest cards) for the first time which would boost attendance a lot.

Feel free to ask for any logistic help, especially if you plan to go to Florence before or after, friends from overseas have been visiting me for the past years, so you're definitely in for some tough competition.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF

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LOCATION:
ARCI Benassi
Viale Sergio Cavina 4
40139, Bologna, Italy

Details will be found on website and facebook. 15 proxies (playtest cards) allowed.
Even if the Summer one might get low attendance for our format, you might want to take a quick trip to Bologna for some Vintage action, Legacy on Sunday is still going to be quite big thus you'll be able to satisfy all your Eternal needs.
Feel free to ask me or the TOs for any logistic help.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF @caron

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Depending on where you're based and if you play Legacy too, you should consider 4Seasons tournament instead of MKM. They do 4 events per year, announced well in advance, in the easily reachable and cheap Bologna, usually min 150p for Legacy and they started doing Vintage with 15 proxies getting a really good turnout last time.

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I'm the Italian that fought to have the TO register us on site, congrats.
Come to Italy at 4Seasons, but more importantly at Nebraska's War!

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Nothing to note for Vintage, but one of the tabletop qualifiers will be in Florence.
Just as a heads up, if any of you or your friend gets invited, I am a local in case I can be of any help.
If Joe (Brennan) would ever use a computer he could speak at lenght about my hospitality!
I'll be at a marriage on the actual 6th, but feel free to notify me if you/any of your friends are coming.

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Basically there are no news.
I had multiple people try to reach out to them, even NA Champion, Brian Coval, which has won a paid trip, none got any reply.
The only thing that closely resembles an answer was given when someone on Reddit claimed to be in contact with BoM and that they had said to him that there would have been no EWEU. BoM staff member in charge of it assured they were still dealing with WotC.
I wonder what they might have to talk with WotC about, there have already been trials for NAEW and it's usually announced months in advance, tbh I really hope we could get a different TO doing it.

As I usualy tell everyone asking, just come to Nebraska's War which it's been THE Eternal event in EU for recent years.

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After the success of the previous stop, Vintage is here to stay as part of the 4 Seasons Series.

LOCATION:
ARCI Benassi
Viale Sergio Cavina 4
40139, Bologna, Italy

Details can be found on website and facebook and event. 15 proxies (playtest cards) allowed.
With no news if we're even having an EWEU you might want to take a quick trip to Bologna for some Vintage action, also Legacy on Sunday is quite big thus you'll be able to satisfy all your Eternal needs.
Feel free to ask me or the TOs for any logistic help.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF @caron

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I can try to ask directly to the guy if you want, ravidel85 is actually Daniele Cupparoni, a regular of the other monthly Vintage League here in Italy that was also part of our Italian expedition at EW EU in 2018.

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Tournament details have been added, prizes will soon be announced and there is also wonderful news.
Finally in EU we're having what US has been enjoying for ages: the tournament will allow 15 PROXIES (playtest cards), hopefully our clueless WotC won't give TO any trouble.
Guidelines will be posted soon, but expect something along the NYSE lines.

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Joe Brennan from NJ, interviewed at EW NA 2016, said something along the lines of having each weekend at least one or two 1ks at 2h driving distance tops.
We have two monthly leagues in Italy with 20ish players.
Despite that, situation is really dire in Europe, especially regarding bigger events.

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After my previous post about the need of a Vintage Series in EU to fill MKM void, having talked with players and TOs, the first stop featuring our beloved format is out.

LOCATION:
ARCI Benassi
Viale Sergio Cavina 4
40139, Bologna, Italy

Details can be found on website and facebook and event.
Everything I already said still stands: 4-stops circuit at its second complete run with quite the big Legacy on Sunday, held in the easily reachable Bologna.
Feel free to ask for any logistic help, I will be at Nebraska's War and so will the TOs (they're Legacy specialists). I will update with further information as soon as avaliable.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF

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Yes, both events.
Sadly in Europe we can't have proxy tournaments like in the US. (yet)

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Posting, since for some reason the TO @nebraskaswar hasn't done it yet and the news has been out for quite some time.
This is at the moment the only event left in Europe with both Eternal formats, with attendance higher than EW EU, at least comparing most recent Legacy.

LOCATION:
Lucca Fiere e Congressi Spa
Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237 (Traversa I)
55100, Lucca (LU) - Italy

Details have been added daily and can be found on website, facebook or event.

I'll just add a couple of clarifications: there will be TWO Vintage events, I managed to have the TO give us the Saturday slot this year for the main one (Super Vintage on the schedule) and most of its detail are already out, let's show them some attendance in return.

The other one (Vintage All Stars on the schedule) has the prize structure yet to be announced, but the idea is to have a premium "High Stakes, High Rewards" event for the dieahard players, with high registration fee, most likely 100 euros, that will inevitably result in a smaller attendance, top heavy prizes and sort of a trophy for the winner.

Feel free to ask for any logistic help, especially if you plan to go to Florence before or after, Joe Brennan and friends from overseas will be visiting me again, so you're definitely in for some tough competition.

@Prospero @PeAcH @Thiim @Twiedel @stsung @francois-f @albarkhane @Nightowl974 @matori @Timewalking @nsammael @babau @Aelien @Ceremanius @BranDawri @VCF

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Looking at past years you have: EW EU in April, TMD Open in May, SCG CON in June, NYSE in July, EW Asia in August, EW NA in November and Nebraska's War in December.
Some of those almost overlap, why is all the love going to Q2 and Q4 only?

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At least in Europe, regarding Old School (or like Rich once said, Civil War reenactment with Klingons), it's not the format per se, but more TOs/vendors (the ones that enjoy it the most) that push it at the expense of Vintage.

@JosefK Nebraska's War Tournament, 13-16th Dec in Lucca, Italy will have a Vintage Main Event on Saturday and a Premium Vintage at 100 euros fee on Friday.

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If nothing for EW EU changes, soon Nebraska's War will become the biggest Eternal Event in EU. Already had more players for Legacy in 2017 than this year in Paris, if you're not after the painting you should definitely come and take the chance to visit Tuscany too.
Or else, I regret having to say this, but one'd better off saving some money and time and then travel overseas to a proper Vintage event in the US.

There are the remnants of the Italian Vintage forum of old, but not even our healthy Legacy community uses it anymore.
Sadly there is no use for an European Vintage forum, there aren't many groups of players around and definitely not many events to announce. As I said after MKM abandoned us we are left with two laughable Ovinos, one questionable EW EU and Nebraska's War, hence me approaching 4Seasons to have their Legacy raising popularity help us.

Unless you count the monthly leagues, there is one in Barcelona, one on the East coast of Italy and our in Florence, but since long are gone the days of the 300p Ovinos US are the Vintage Homeland now and one should just follow TMD.

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I had a chat with the TO and we both agreed to delay beginning to host Vintage to 2019.
There is not much time to prepare for September and the December one is too close to Nebraska's War.
Our League together with the other Italian one might try to set up something smallscale like a side event for the December one, but the real thing will start next year.
The first 4 Season will be in February and by the December one and Nebraska the dates will be already set, I'll keep everyone updated.