Posts made by matori
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Pictures of opened Shaman box pls 🙂

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They will just adapt and add more/ change hate pieces.
Montolio is already running 4x Leyline of the Void in sb, I guess others will just follow.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

@Log this is great initiative and I really hope it will have positive outcome.
I am afraid that you cannot count on me at least until end of this year since I am waiting another child, and I'm pretty much locked out of traveling.

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@prospero thx a lot! Looking forward to it. Just send me instructions for payment..etc

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@prospero
Any chance to ship to Europe?

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At least we learned this about Vintage: " It isn’t particularly healthy or skill-intensive" 🙂
Edit : replied to vaunghbros msg instead of Stuarts

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Picture is screen shoot from Round 14 Grand Prix Phoenix feature match.
It's a modern.
Zones are outlined to show that Dredge player can keep clean battlefield even with fanned graveyard. I am not sure about Exile zone legality, but since this is from GP feature match I guess judges were ok with it.

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@thecravenone said in Game Layout rules:

It's fun to picture how this rule applies to dredg

This can be good example :
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There is not a single line about EU EW on WoTC site besides announcement from January. Didn't really expect full coverage or anything near that, but some simple article about it would be nice. Thx to @PeAcH , @Log and all other who shared info with us.

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What was number of Vintage players last year?
Legacy was declining this year, 300 comparing to 450, most probably due to GP Birmingham next week.
Congrats to @Thiim wining trial Vintage event and scoring 9th place on main Vintage event, also congrats to @PeAcH on his Top16 and 5th place out of 45 players on Old School event!

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@fsecco said in Workshop with Color:

@prospero this is a great piece of writing and reminds me of mtg articles from old times. What happened to those great storytelling/theory articles from the past?

Same here, I really enjoy every time @Prospero write something like this.
Archive from previous TMD is available here : http://www.archive.themanadrain.com

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Sadly, not be able join this year 😞
@Thiim @stsung hope we will meet next year.
Good luck to everyone!

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@maxtortion said in Rules Questions concerning Dual Giselas:

@matori said in Rules Questions concerning Dual Giselas:

@chubbyrain said in Rules Questions concerning Dual Giselas:

reducing the damage dealt from 5 to 2 as it is rounded down.

Card text : If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up.

Seems like it will be 5 to 3 then doubled, right?

The prevented damage is rounded up. 2.5 damage is prevented, rounded up to 3 damage prevented.

Right. I just got confused with round down quote.

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@chubbyrain said in Rules Questions concerning Dual Giselas:

reducing the damage dealt from 5 to 2 as it is rounded down.

Card text : If a source would deal damage to you or a permanent you control, prevent half that damage, rounded up.

Seems like it will be 5 to 3 then doubled, right?

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Wow guys, what a story!
I don’t know why, but reading this reminded me on old TMD and quality of articles I found there first time I discovered it.
I feel that voting system embedded on this forum, while totally in line with online technology trends and nowadays user habits, somehow downgraded our community in terms of lack of comments and quality feedback on such great stories.
@Log thx for your side of this great story, I totally felt atmosphere while reading.
@Prospero Excelsior!

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@desolutionist

Hi Shawn, sorry for late response, I was afk.
In case we cut Serum Powders we want to find way not to relying on Bazaar entirely. Relying entirely on Bazaar means we will mulligan to oblivion in 1 in 17 games on the play and 1/20 games on the draw. There is some serious math here calculated by @ajfirecracker on old TMD. In case we want to cut Serum Powders we should include something like Cephalid Coliseum, Careful Study and Breakthrough (former two are vulnerable to Missteps) to power out explosive finishes, but again people prefer uncountable Bazaar activation instead of playing spell which can potentially be countered. Vampiric Tutor and similar cards can be great tool in sideboard for Depths/ Lab Maniac/ Hermit Druid variants of deck, and I remember @vaughnbros included it in some of his wining lists. We should test this more seriously as I feel there is huge potential behind it, just players are not willing to go out of comfort zone with traditional lists.

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@walking.dude said in Dredge going into Summer 2017:

List C

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/vintage-wubg-39322#paper

This last list is very different. It looks more like powered up modern dredge rather than traditional vintage dredge. It doesn't run ichorid or bridge and runs bloodghasts and prized amalgam. It has a big spell count and 4 loams so it can play the modern game of loam every turn make a land drop every turn and bring back each ghast and each amalgam every turn. That's a lot of grind power.

It also has a few quick win reanimate targets.

The deck seems interesting, although based on its record, it might not actually be good.

Actually it has very good results since Lance ( @vaughnbros ) is only player piloting this (his) version. He is famous for non linear Dredge approach. You can check some of his previous primers here or here.