@protoaddct The art for the entire Battlebond set is terrible.
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Vintage Champs 2017 Pairings and Standings By Round
See the link below for all pairings and standings for the swiss portion of the 2017 Vintage Championship, by round.
RE: ChubbyStreams: Nahiri Control
I'm sure you are aware but the VODs are about 40-50% muted due to music copyright issues. One way to make your videos more accessible (and therefore growing viewership) is to eliminate the music or use a provider that has a 100% approved for Twitch use channel. Spotify has a few I believe.
Thank you for putting yourself out there. I have thought very much about streaming matches in the evening but always talk myself out of it.
RE: All of the vintage leagues in one place
The WOTC page for 5-0 decklists is:
Also, MTGGoldfish scrapes the site and puts them onto their Vintage Results page:
The MTGGoldfish site is much easier to use (the filtering/sorting on the WOTC site is broken) and they also include the Weekly Challenge lists. This could save @joshuabrooks the trouble.
RE: New to Vintage
As a new player myself (< 1 year, MTGO only) I'd like to give some advice I wish I had when I joined the format:
Study. Review results (paper and online), read forums such as this, listen to the format specific podcasts, read the articles and join the discussions on social media. This will orient yourself with the format and you will see the trends on deck performance and will help position yourself when you do decide to join Vintage.
RE: Keep or Mull?
Thanks all for the feedback!
I did keep the hand as I had Cage and Swords and I am also not comfortable with a mulligan having a hand with a mana source and Dredge hate for a random 6. Also, I suspected my opponent was not running a pitch Dredge list (though they were playing Amalgam) as I didn't see a single counter spell. I saw 4/5 of their library game 1.
My next draws were Mentor, Island, Tundra with JVP finding Mystical. I was able to slow down the Hollow Ones with Swords and BabyJace's plus ability before pulling ahead with Mentor. Opponent mulligan'd to zero game 3.
Great discussion, I will post another close hand in the near future!
I have been playing MTG on and off since revised and have been a casual Vintage enthusiast for about two years. I have decided I would like to become better at the format I have come to enjoy immensely. I only play Vintage on MTGO and therefore miss out on any instant feedback more experienced players and opponents may give IRL. I find myself not improving overtime due to the lack of this feedback loop.
I have been interested in the topic of Deliberate Practice for sometime now, since hearing it discussed on a Freakanomics Radio podcast. The abbreviated definition of Deliberate Practice is breaking down the skill you want to become better at into smaller sections and repeating those while incorporating a feedback loop. The goal is that when putting back together all of the smaller sections into the whole, you will better at the skill.
I have been thinking about what the smaller sections of Vintage Magic would be. Deck and sideboard construction, mulligan decisions, in-game sequencing and sideboarding have made my initial list. Can more experienced players possibly suggest other sections and/or how to develop a feedback loop (attempt, evaluate, adjust) for these sections?
RE: [Podcast] SMIP # 74: The 2017 Year in Review & "Moxies" Award Show
@CHA1N5 I have a stop on my end step.
RE: Oath and Griselbrand
I've been wondering recently what the "correct" Oath target count is. This dovetails with Brian's comments that Griselbrand seems to be in your opening hand a disproportional amount of the time.
I currently run three targets, Griselbrand, Sphinx of the Final Word (which suffers from the same issues Griselbrand does imo) and Inferno Titan. I had a conversation with Shaman Ben about number of targets this weekend. He runs three but also runs two copies of Show and Tell which can mitigate the targets in hand issue.
Putting aside other deckbuilding considerations, if you are running your typical blue-stew Oath build, what is your target count? Expanding on that, incorporating deck building considerations, do you have a higher count of flashback spells if you run two targets instead of three? Show and Tell? More "castable" creatures and/or ways to cast them (i.e. Tolarian Academy, Mana Drain)?
MTGO Decklist Publication
In an article from February 12th, the deckist publication for Vintage will now occur once weekly (Sunday along with Commander) and will feature 5-0 decks that must have at least 20 different cards.
Do we expect this to be good? Bad? Same? It sounds like we'll get about 5 lists a week; a Dredge, Oath, Combo, Xerox, Blue Control. Seems bad.
RE: MTGO Decklist Publication
The week summary of Vintage league 5-0 decklists is as follows:
URW PO Mentor
Inferno (Kelly) Oath
PO Burning Tendrils Oath