Posts made by Machinus
posted in Vintage Strategy read more

Unfortunately, it's a sorcery, but R&D finally printed the 2cc card I have been hoping for for years.


Draw two cards.
Raid — If you didn't attack with a creature this turn, discard a card.

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I was recently ripped off by a buyer in Singapore. The scam relies on filing a false police report with the Singapore police. I could use some help from a resident there.

Does anyone live there that could help me talk to the police or look for the stolen items?

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@rikter said in Looking for new/used "Hardest Sleeves":

@Machinus I did some searching and only found KMC perfect hard, which are stronger inner sleeves. If this is about protecting the cards, they might be a good bet.

I have only seen those in clear. How do they compare to the premium hyper matte?

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@socialite said in Looking for new/used "Hardest Sleeves":


May I suggest KMC Perfect "Hard" and any of the KMC matte sleeves.

They stand up to my large hands and forceful shuffling without ever bending a corner or splitting. That's why I like them.

@rikter said in Looking for new/used "Hardest Sleeves":

@Machinus Who makes these?

I never found out the manufacturer. They were available locally in Japan, but that's all I could determine. I do not think new ones are being produced.

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If you have any of these, or know where to get them, I'm willing to buy them in any color.
They look like this:

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We can figure out the details privately.

posted in Vintage News read more

I volunteer to play "bad cop" on the team.

posted in Workshops read more

I wish we had had more time without Chalice for the format to adjust before another change. It's such bad policy to make decisions like that.

Anyway, without getting into that kind of debate, I think that Chalice being restricted increases the value of a bunch of 1cc cards.

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R&D has pushed creature power so much (say in the last 5 years) that Vintage decks have had to change their approach to creature removal. Lightning Bolt was simply not worth a card for many years.

However, there are many creatures now that are so powerful that most decks have to have answers for them. I think the 3 damage is not the important part to focus on, but the cost of R. If you're in red and don't have access to better removal, then you will probably keep using Bolt.