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Austin is fast becoming your go-to source for Vintage events with 80s references:
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Location: Batch Kolaches (3220 Manor Rd)
Entry Fee: $10
Registration: 10:30 registration, 11:00 start time
Payout: 100% of entry fees go to Top 4; unique proxy card and invite to year-end championship for 1st Place
Proxy Limit: Unlimited proxy
Proxy Rules: While we love real cards and beautifully-rendered proxies, it’s more important to us that you’re just here and playing. As such, we’re not instituting any proxy rules or guidelines.
Decklists: We will be collecting decklists to post online after the event.

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Austin will be sending 6 mages to Pittsburgh. We're currently designing our shirts for the event, and as my tokens arrived in the mail last week, I'm feeling confident in our style points this year.
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White Eldrazi is gonna enjoy this card.

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First place for this event: Academy, featuring the iconic UT Tower!

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Thanks @Rat3dE. I'm actually unsure about Arcanist in this brave new world. On the one hand, it's a powerful card and its targets are more likely the resolve without Misstep being around. On the other hand, we no longer have Misstep to protect it, so there's a greater chance of Arcanist just dying without generating any value (unlike all the other creatures in this deck, which can do something no matter what).

Edit: that said, you're the 3rd person to tell me to play Arcanist, so maybe I should just do it.

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So what are we thinking Jeskai looks like in a Misstepless world? Here's my rough draft, though I'm expecting to see some very different takes in the coming weeks:

Dudes: 8
3 Snapcaster
2 Pyromancer
1 Mentor
2 Lavinia

Planeswalkers: 4
2 Narset
2 Dack

Blue Spells: 21
1 Ancestral
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Probe
1 Misstep
1 Flusterstorm
2 Spell Pierce
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
1 Cruise
1 Dig

Non-Blue Spells: 7
3 Pyroblast
3 Bolt
1 Wear/Tear

Artifacts: 4
1 Lotus
1 Pearl
1 Ruby
1 Sapphire

Lands: 16
4 Volc
3 Tundra
1 Island
8 Fetches

Sideboard: 15
1 Pyroblast
2 Shattering Spree
1 By Force
2 Plow
2 Stony
3 Priest
2 Rav Trap (might switch to Surgical)
1 Pithing Needle
1 Mountain

I should maybe just play Eldrazi/something more proactive until the meta shakes out and we see what this deck needs to be tuned for . . .

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Location: Lazarus Brewing (1902 E 6th St)
Entry Fee: $10
Registration: 10:30 registration, 11:00 start time
Payout: 100% of entry fees go to Top 4; unique proxy card and invite to year-end championship for 1st Place
Proxy Limit: Unlimited proxy
Proxy Rules: While we love real cards and beautifully-rendered proxies, it’s more important to us that you’re just here and playing. As such, we’re not instituting any proxy rules or guidelines.
Decklists: We will be collecting decklists to post online after the event.

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I just created an Untap.in account and some decks, though I haven't actually tried playing yet. Username is snaxydippers.

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My bad - I focused on a nitpick, which came off as more negative than I intended and which isn’t what you guys or TMD need. As always, great show and appreciate what you guys do.

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@stuart said in SMIP # 92: Magic 2020 Vintage Set Review:

when at the time of recording it was already putting up strong results.

Sorry, I guess this is where I misspoke - you're right that Mystic Forge didn't have any finishes yet. My intended point was that it's more enjoyable and interesting to listen to you guys make predictions when no one knows anything yet. In this case, there were already Mystic Forge decks running around at the time of recording, so the predictions were less interesting than usual.

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I enjoyed this episode in the way I always enjoy SMIP - it's the best MtG podcast out there, and I'm really grateful for you and Kevin for what you do.

However, it was a weird experience listening to predictions of cards that were already released and seeing play. In the future, I'd maybe consider a different approach to predictions when the cards are already out there. Betting big on Mystic Forge isn't really an insightful call when at the time of recording it was already putting up strong results.

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I haven't gotten to listen to it yet, but the folks at Eternal Durdles just released an episode discussing NYSE.

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Are they already getting more sophisticated at this and playing decks that look slightly more real? The MTGO player Buneca, who ran that Heartless Summoning deck, just placed twice in the 7/21 League with this Bolas's Citadel list and with this Mystic Forge list. It's possible these are legitimate finishes, though things like 16 Swamps and sideboards composed entirely of "search your opponent's library for cards and exile them" effects make me pretty skeptical.

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Congrats on the run and great report! Read the Ophiomancer in your board as Ovinomancer and was simultaneously very confused, but not surprised given the pilot.

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While I’m absolutely opposed to Brawl/Singleton replacing Vintage (invalidates too many strategies), I’d happily try playing it if someone organized a tournament.

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I have serious fomo about missing this, but can't wait to see results. Hope everyone attending has an awesome time!

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July isn't bluebonnet season here in Texas, but winner for this event still takes home this lovely Library surrounded by our state flower!

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