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This is the winning list

3 Savannah
2 Tropical Island
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Windswept Heath
2 Verdant Catacombs
2 Wooded Foothills
1 Forest

4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Jet
1 Thorn of Amethyst

3 Stony Silence

4 Hollow One
4 Basking Rootwalla
4 Vengevine
2 Elvish Spirit Guide
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Noble Hierarch
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Hooting Mandrils
1 Wonder
1 Manglehorn
1 Spell Queller

2 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Stony Silence
1 Null Rod
4 Containment Priest
1 Wispmare
2 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Energy Flux
1 Fairgrounds Warden
1 Kataki, War's Wage

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Trials for legacy and vintage are this Saturday (August 18)!!! Hope to see some of you there!!!

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August 18, 2018

52025 State Road 933
South Bend, Indiana 46637

5:55 pm

$10 entry. Store credit to top players.
8-14 people, top 4 split credit
15+ players, top 8 split credit
Store credit must be used same day.

There will also be a legacy qualifier at 11:55 am with same entry and structure as the vintage tournament

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Sweet!!! I'll be bringing 2 others with me!!!

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I'm one of a small group of player in northern Indiana that plays vintage. Biggest issue I find with people getting to is press. If it's not posted in a forum here, FB etc I'll never be aware of the event. The other issue, for me personally, is that your events always seem to coincide with events that stores run in Michigan, typically the last and first week of the month among two separate stores.

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I think that Show and Tell is an easy way to actually get Bargain in play with little card/ mana investment. My only concern is, if it's your only/ main draw engine, playing against shops with Revoker and possibly Sorcerous Spyglass once Ixalan comes out. At that point playing a secondary draw engine like Necropotence or Griselbrand is something to look into, but may require you to play Dark Ritual. Chrome Mox becomes somewhat playable as well since you can use it to pitch extra Bargains or Show and Tells for mana. Even playing Paradoxical Outcome is fine as a secondary means to draw cards since you'll likely want to max out whatever artifact mana you play. I think I would start with something like this...

Black Lotus
Chrome Mox
Grim Monolith
Lotus Petal
Mana Vault
Mana Crypt
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Mox Emerald
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
4 Mox Opal
Sol Ring
Sensei's Divining Top

Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Gitaxian Probe
4 Paradoxical Outcome
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
Hurkyl's Recall
Chain of Vapor
Mystical Tutor
4 Show and Tell

Demonic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
3 Yawgmoth's Bargain
Yawgmoth's Will
Tendrils of Agony

4 Polluted Delta
4 Underground Sea
Tolarian Academy
2 Island

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The thought behind reservoir is with increasing amounts of decks that are pressing the board this would buy me time and also serve as a win condition over the course of a game whereas something like tendrils typically has a small window for you to play it in to actually win. It also serves as a win condition that can't be Flusterstormed like tendrils. I was able to win 4 of 5 games with it in play throughout the weekend, but typically the wins were via vault/key and if the opponent asked for the win condition i would just show the tezzeret.

Yes, jd nir was my outcome mentor opponent. While i stated that the games came down to whoever had countermagic to hit the big spells his Top was putting in overtime allowing him to find his countermagic in crucial spots. But like i stated in original post, they were back and forth, pretty intense and well played games.

The sideboard is something that I want to toy with more, perhaps getting something like Propaganda in there to slow a creature rush and buy me more time.

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Had the opportunity to play in both Saturday events and the early Sunday event in Louisville. Between the 12 rounds I managed a 9-2-1(ID) record (played the draw match for fun and won 2-0). Played against:

White Eldrazi
UW Landstill
Esper Mentor
B/W Hatebear
Outcome Mentor
High Tide
Car Shops
2 decks I can't remember

The losses were to the Stax list where I tinkered away my Seat of the Synod for Jar turning off my Mox Opal. I had enough mana in hand to play Vault/Key that came along with it through a sphere, but needed the Opal to be turned on.

The other loss came to the Outcome Mentor that went back and forth but, I was always a Force short of winning or stopping him from winning.

Here's the list I played.

Black Lotus
Mana Vault
Mana Crypt
Lotus Petal
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mox Pearl
Sol Ring
Grim Monolith
Voltaic Key
4 Mox Opal
Chrome Mox
Sensei's Divining Top

Time Vault
Aether Reservoir
Tezzeret, the Seeker

Merchant Scroll
Transmute Artifact

4 Paradoxical Outcome
4 Gitaxian Probe
3 Thoughtcast
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Mind's Desire
Memory Jar

2 Repeal
4 Force of Will
Chain of Vapor
Hurkyl's Recall

Tolarian Academy
3 Seat of the Synod
3 Island
3 Ancient Tomb

4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Defense Grid
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Rebuild
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Flusterstorm
1 Blightsteel Colossus