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posted in Official Tournament Results read more

About half the posts in this thread do more to hurt interest in the Vintage format than the DCI could ever hope to do.

posted in Official Tournament Results read more

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.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

Wizards just changed their policy on proxies in sanctioned tournaments:

Kess, Dissident Mage is seeing some Legacy play. Unfortunately, some of the foil printings are warped too much to be used in a tournament. This happens with foils sometimes. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, as you’d just use a non-foil version. But Kess doesn’t have one.

As the number of foil-only cards increases, the odds of similar situations arising also increases (and this update also features the rules needed to make the buy-a-box promo legal). As a result we’re extending the proxy policy to also apply to situations where the card is only available in foil. This is the only extension. Cards that have a non-foil printing cannot be proxied.


This is great news IMO.

posted in TheManaDrain Metadiscussion read more

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On my own posts, I additionally have 'edit' and 'delete'.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Any event is better than no event.

And a large tournament of paper Vintage, with proxies allowed, has plenty of mystique.

Your efforts are very appreciated @Prospero. I'd be very sad to see the NYSE be a thing of the past.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

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Exile target colorless creature. You gain life equal to its power.

I want some copies of this in the sideboards of all my Grixis decks immediately. Every part of it is relevant -- incredibly mana-efficient; it hits both artifacts and Eldrazi; it exiles (nice Hangarback Walker over there); incidental lifegain.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

Glorious End spoiler

Glorious End

End the turn.
At the beginning of your next end step, you lose the game.



I have no idea if this card is playable or not, in any constructed or limited format, but it is completely awesome.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@desolutionist They went into effect this morning.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

I took great joy in being able to provide @Solemn_Storm with an actual copy of Caustic Caterpillar for his NYSE sideboard, replacing the proxy he had made.

posted in Vintage News read more


posted in Vintage News read more

I changed my Twitch username from 'minimaxz' to 'nucleosynth' so that it matches my MTGO name, since that's all I ever stream anyway.

posted in Vintage News read more

Starting with this set, all planeswalkers past, present, and future will have the supertype legendary. They will also be subject to the "legend rule." The "planeswalker uniqueness rule" is going away. What does this mean? In short, everything that's true about legendary creatures will now be true about legendary planeswalkers.

So you could have a Jace, The Mind Sculptor, and a Jace, Telepath Unbound in play at the same time. This seems legitimately Vintage-changing to me.

posted in Vintage News read more

Vintage leagues are live on MTGO as of right now.

posted in Vintage Strategy read more

@brass-man Thank you.

Seeing "derpstep" always makes me cringe. It's ableist, and it isn't clever.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

No proxies, and also (per Twitter) no prize bracket for unpowered decks. Very disappointing IMO 😞

posted in Eldrazi read more

@ssasala said in White Eldrazi:

I actually flashed in a containment priest in a guys/gals upkeep to prevent him/her from playing multiple spells in his/her own turn. Good stuff

Wait, does this work?

Damping Sphere says

Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

So I don't think flashing in Priest on their upkeep would increase the cost of your opponent's spells at all... am I missing something?

posted in TheManaDrain Metadiscussion read more

@brass-man The only thing that appears in the drop-down menu for me is "Bookmark". "Report post" is not there. This is on desktop.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@rbartlet If you are practicing for tournaments, or want to jam games at all hours, there is nothing better.

I've also had a lot of fun streaming MTGO. Gives it a real social aspect.

Yes MTGO sucks and it's fun to dunk on it. But there's nothing else really comparable to it.

Also I agree with @Brass-Man that this thread is a bit repetitive...