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@smmenen said in London Mulligan Coming to MTGO:

Dredgeapolooza.

I am and am not looking forward to this.

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@thecravenone I don't play Legacy so this didn't register. Yuck.

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Excerpt:

LONDON MULLIGAN TESTING
From April 10 to May 1, the London Mulligan will be the mulligan used on Magic Online. This mulligan is part of an experiment run by Magic R&D in their never-ending efforts to improve the game we all know and love. This will apply to all formats, in all events and casual games.

As MTGO is the best and largest way to play classic formats like Legacy and Vintage, this test will provide a critical mass of data to help R&D make a final determination whether to adopt this mulligan for Magic as a whole. And importantly, it will allow Mythic Championship competitors to practice their Modern game under the same conditions that they'll face in London.

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posted in Xerox read more

I believe the thought behind Remora is that they are fine with is being missetepped, one less MM for their Ancestral. If it hits the table, great also. The only things they could be casting off Drain is Cruise or Dig which would not be in hand frequent enough to justify running the "easier" counter (leak, negate). What is weird is not running all 5 Moxen in a 3 Remora build and a fourth in the board.

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Remora is skewing the deck to more controlling, reactive. The Negate and Mana Leak are a trump for the MM wars.

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Week 7 decklists are up and the spice flows!

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/02/vintage-super-league-season-9-week-7-decklists/

Interesting the Brian K. would go with a list that is unproven on a large scale considering he has to win out to get into the playoffs. Rachel going with a safe bet as she needs just two wins to lock up a playoff spot. Bob, eliminated from playoff contention just wants to turn one someone and have fun. Also eliminated is Brian Coval playing Vintage Lands. Quick scan only sees one copy of Karakas from his opponents and no Swords (though there are several other ways for his opponents to interact with Marit Lage).

Should be good!

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Week 5 decklists are up:

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/02/vintage-super-league-season-9-week-5-decklists/

Shops will be getting it's first airtime (week 5!) and Dredge and combo appear again.

The real story is Seth's Oath deck. I love Oath as much as the next guy but it looks poorly positioned in this specific field. He may beat Andy but Seth is a dog in the PO matchup and has not a lot of Dredge hate in SB. Could be a rough week. I'm rooting for you Seth!

posted in Vintage News read more

It wasn't clear to me until re-reading the announcement, Format Points (FPs), which are used to enter the Format Challenges, can be earned starting on December 2nd, 8am PST.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

I have run Taigam in a UWR xerox shell after Brian Kelly put up some finishes with the deck a while back. It is tough to get on the board with a deck lean on mana sources such as this. He does pitch to force of will though.

posted in Oath read more

Put this in the Oath discussion but that thread seems dead...

I'm looking for some help in developing a sideboard plan for my current Oath build. The build is a typical Kelly Oath style, see below:

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My sideboard is:

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Sideboard plan (draft):
Shops: +Gisele, +2 Grudge, Claim, +2 Sudden Shock, -3 Misstep, -Flusterstorm, -Gush, -Library
PO: +Flusterstorm, +Pyroblast, -2 Sylvan Library (Seems like more can be done. Plus artifact removal?)
Xerox: +Pyroblast, +2 Sudden Shock, +Stormbreath, -Ancient Grudge, -Spyglass, -Null Rod, -Island (?)
Dredge: +4 Crypt, +Spellbomb, -Null Rod, -Library of A, -Gush, -2 Sylvan Library

Open to suggestions on plan, sideboard (especially creatures and what are in/out) and main. Thanks.