About half the posts in this thread do more to hurt interest in the Vintage format than the DCI could ever hope to do.
Posts made by nucleosynth
RE: Vintage Challenge - 6/10/2017
I rarely post, but I'm sufficiently dismayed by this thread, and all the other recent threads like it, that I felt unable to resist.
We have a simple request from Matt and Ryan that folks please not post gripes, snide remarks, anger, insults, etc. in their metagame report threads. This isn't unreasonable. It's probably very disheartening to do all the work they do, share it with the community, and have the overall response be one of vitriol -- regardless of where that vitriol is directed.
Let's be very clear. They aren't saying "don't post it anywhere", they're saying "please don't post this in direct response to my blood, sweat, and tears". I don't think that's much of an imposition, and it seems to me that honoring that request is the reasonable, empathetic thing to do.
I'd also like to put out a general call for empathy in this forum. It's especially important when discussing B&R and the metagame, because Magic players often personally identify with their favorite strategies, and when discussing B&R it's easy to feel like the stakes are high.
I think we'd all be a lot better off if we could collectively make an effort to be kinder to each other. Assume good faith and intelligence of others. Don't say things in a post that you wouldn't say to someone's face. Seek to find common ground instead of setting out to make caricatures of how you perceive the 'opposition'. Be patient with the metagame and with each other. And don't make posts that aren't how you'd like to be remembered as a human being.
I doubt I'm alone in thinking that we have a severe degree of polarization, of entrenched viewpoints, and of the invective that comes with that. It's tiring! And it can easily become a downwards spiral that drives good contributions out of the community.
Be well, folks.
RE: Deck Names on MTGGoldfish
Just a catalog of tournament results. ... mtgoldfish cycles them out of the database.
Partially true, if you click on a user's name, it still has a record of all their decklists that were ever live on the site.
Also, if you search for a particular card in decks, you can set a date range going backwards in time arbitrarily far. For instance: http://bit.ly/2qBw1R1
RE: Vintage Challenge - 5/22/17
Looks like WotC has posted MTGO decklists for the last two days, but the Challenges are nowhere to be found
Anyone know anything about this?
RE: Grixis Thieves
Some reflections on the list:
- I like @mourningpalace's choice of 2 Fluster/2 Drain over mine of 1 Fluster/3 Drain
- The deck as built feels soft to Delver strategies. If they have both Harsh Mentor (nerfs Vault/Key) and Dack Fayden (nerfs Tinker/Bot), it can be very hard to find a path to victory.
- The deck also feels soft to White Eldrazi, but I didn't face that today.
- I'd like to find a way to deal with a resolved Stony Silence in the 75 -- Repeal? (Maindeck Null Rod, which I encountered at least once today, is also a beating.)
My experiences today:
R1: Dan9IN on Car Shops (W 2-1)
R2: IdraftTheBeatz on UR Harsh Wasteland Delver (W 2-1)
R3: ReneRandrup on Jeskai control? (L 1-2)
R4: tattocek on Jeskai Dack YP Delver (L 0-2)
R5: TonyMontana on Jeskai Mentor (W 2-1)
Had one particularly fun moment here game 2: t1 play Key, t2 Mana Drain their Stony Silence, t3 upkeep Vamp for Vault, Force their Force.
R6: Lovecoil on Dredge (W 2-1)
Lovecoil was exceptionally unlucky; they mulliganned to 1 games 1 and 3, and basically didn't do anything either of those games :/
RE: Proxies for High Level Vintage
Your opponents (and yourself!) will probably not appreciate identical art for different cards, regardless of what text is on there -- it's nice to be able to read the boardstate at a glance.
For moxen, people often acetone/eraser text off a basic land of the appropriate type. I've done this with the various diamonds (Charcoal Diamond, Fire Diamond, etc) because they look moxen-y.
For Ancestral I'm a fan of Shared Discovery.
I like Fatigue for Time Walk, as it captures the expression your opponent usually makes when you Snapcaster or JVP it back.