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The Vintage format lives on broken cards, and I see no reason why there shouldn't be broken cards that benefit my particular deck of choice to an inordinate degree. I mean, that's only fair.

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posted in Official Tournament Results read more

@john-cox said in TSI Hazard's Birthday 5.0 2/8/2020 Results!:

@Brass-Man This seems to be your event! Didn't you take down the last one with Death's Shadow Survival? Congrats!
Congrats to @JACO for winning this amazing tournament!

There was one in between (won by David Lance), don't remember if Brassy was there or not.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

https://www.facebook.com/events/529975057651120/

Team Serious Open - 3/21/2020
Location: The POP! Shop
Sandusky, Ohio
3104 Milan Rd Sandusky, OH 44870

Entry Fee: $20.00
Registration Opens: 11 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Format: Unsanctioned Vintage - Unlimited Proxy

Cash Prizes equal 100% of Entry Fees ** PLUS $50 DONATED BY THE GENEROUS COMMUNITY! **

We will play Swiss+1 rounds based on attendance so everyone gets to play plenty of Vintage. Decklists will be collected from the top players. If you feel confident you'll make it in, write one up beforehand to save time!

** 2020 Update **
I made a few additions to the playtest card instructions. Please read them. It is just additional clarification on legible proxies.

Playtest cards will be permitted. There are several ways of making playtest cards:

Using Basic Land: The first and most basic is taking a basic land card and writing the details of the card on it. Make your cards as legible as possible - a dark Sharpie on Plains works well. Your opponent should be able to distinguish your cards.
Altering an existing card: PREFERRED! The second method is to use a card that shares some of the characteristics with the card that you want to make as a Playtest Card. Remove any characteristics that do not match, replacing them with the correct characteristics. Methods for doing this can be found on youtube.
Printed Slips: the third is to print out all 75 cards, and slip the cuts sheets of paper into each sleeve. If you do this, every card must be printed on the same type of paper and have a basic land backing.
Collector's Edition cards: CE/ICE versions of cards are allowed.
World Championship cards: blank WC cards can be used to make great proxies with your own writing or art. Make sure that the unique backs of these cards cannot be seen through the sleeves.

If you have complicated cards that don't have current Oracle text on them (proxy, foreign, altered, or just very old), you might want to print out the Oracle text ahead of time to make it easier for your opponents.

See you there! BAOM!

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

https://www.facebook.com/events/183020922903758

What: Unlimited Proxy Vintage Magic
When: Saturday Feb 29, 2020
Where: Kidforce Collectibles, Berea, OH
Entry Fee: $20.00
Registration Opens: 11 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Format: Unsanctioned Vintage - Unlimited Proxy

Prizes - store credit equal 100% of entry fees, split among the top players. ** PLUS!! ** $50 prize donation from our awesome community!

We will play Swiss+1 rounds based on attendance so everyone gets to play plenty of Vintage. Decklists will be collected from the top players. If you feel confident you'll make it in, write one up beforehand to save time!

** 2020 Update **
I made a few additions to the playtest card instructions. Please read them.

Playtest cards will be permitted. There are several ways of making playtest cards:

Using Basic Land: The first and most basic is taking a basic land card and writing the details of the card on it. Make your cards as legible as possible - a dark Sharpie on Plains works well. Your opponent should be able to distinguish your cards.
Altering an existing card: PREFERRED! The second method is to use a card that shares some of the characteristics with the card that you want to make as a Playtest Card. Remove any characteristics that do not match, replacing them with the correct characteristics. Methods for doing this can be found on youtube.
Printed Slips: the third is to print out all 75 cards, and slip the cuts sheets of paper into each sleeve. If you do this, every card must be printed on the same type of paper and have a basic land backing.
Collector's Edition cards: CE/ICE versions of cards are allowed.
World Championship cards: blank WC cards can be used to make great proxies with your own writing or art. Make sure that the unique backs of these cards cannot be seen through the sleeves.

If you have complicated cards that don't have current Oracle text on them (proxy, foreign, altered, or just very old), you might want to print out the Oracle text ahead of time to make it easier for your opponents.

See you there! BAOM!

posted in Off-Topic read more

From a practical standpoint, needing to change your deck every year would be very annoying, unless you ran it as full proxy or something.

As always, whenever someone proposes a new format, I say the same thing: if you want to start something, then do it yourself. Get a playtest group and make some decks and jam some games. Then if it ends up being good, start running tournaments.

You're not going to convert people with just a forum post, you have to build a (small) community first.

posted in Xerox read more

All of the above, really. Arcanist is excellent in the blue mirrors, and great against survival to flash back your bolts and plows.

posted in Vintage Strategy read more

Goblin Engineer plays nice with the grixis tinker strategy. Might be worth a shot.

posted in Workshops read more

@jimtosetti said in Tiny Forgebots:

I think it would be better if they just decided not to print this card. There is no point of going into the technical discussion of balance or qualitative values for the format because they are obviously moving away from these things.

too bad, it's getting printed whether you like it or not!

posted in Vintage Community read more

@megantic said in Should all Vintage be 100% proxy?:

If the goal was to increase access to vintage and attendance, why not allow the latest batch of counterfeit cards, appropriately marked, to be used as in local non-sanctioned tournament play? I guess we can either keep our memberships to the exclusive vintage country club or open the course to the masses. Any vintage deck would be available for less than $200 USD, which last time I checked was about the same amount of money as my putter. Proxies can make the board annoyingly confusing- is that a mox jet or mox ruby? is that an underground sea or a volcanic- oh wait, it was a fetchland? I see a easy way to open the format, the cards are distinguishable, and actually makes play easier. Solves the proxy issues Brassman pointed out- legibility and damage, as well as the video coverage, and COST all in one fell swoop.

we shouldn't support counterfeiters. just make nice proxies instead.

legibility isn't just a proxy thing either for what it's worth, I can't tell the difference between most of the expedition lands.