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Thanks for sharing this @thecravenone! Hoping people find it useful. I wish there were better non-aggro budget options (mono red Disco, maybe?) but as I said in the article, these are at least a way to get your foot in the door.

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Come take a break from the Texan heat and the Vintage grind with some non-proxy Old School!

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- Location: Kinda Tropical (3501 E 7th St)
- Entry Fee: $10 donation
- Charity: Mission 22 (organization aimed at ending veteran suicide)
- Payout: This is a charity event without a prize pool, but we'll have some fun things happening
- Registration: 11:00 registration, with a 12:00 start time
- Ruleset: We will be using Eternal Central's deck construction rules (http://www.eternalcentral.com/oldschool/)
- Proxies: Unlike our Vintage events, THIS EVENT IS NON-PROXY. That said, this event is also intended to be casual and fun, so come play with whatever you can throw together!
- Decklists: We will be collecting decklists in the form of deck photos. We'll post instructions on this prior to the event.

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Pretty cool to see this card catching on. As someone else pointed out to me, maybe the apt comparison isn’t Snapcaster, but Bob - it’s a longterm value engine.

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Makes sense to me. I'm sure a dead Sphere is better than, like, boarding in Mycosynth Lattice. But probably not better than bringing in something like Spyglass.

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Something I'm wondering about is how to use the wishboard. If you're in Game 2 of, say, a Shops Mirror, do you board out your Spheres etc and bring in wishboard targets? My inclination is yes, and that weakening your Karn options isn't as bad as running terrible cards in your 60.

Related question: let's say you've got 3 Tormod's, 3 Cage in your board and you're playing against Dredge. Do you bring in all 6 pieces, or do you leave some in in case you draw Karn? Or is the intelligent approach to just board out Karn in the Dredge matchup?

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Karn's been dominating MTGO results, through 2 different decks:

  • Karn Shops, which is essentially an evolution of Staxxx
  • KarnDrazi, which is Colorless Eldrazi with some Karns and a wishboard jammed in

Unless we see an emergency restriction (/s) of Karn, seems like we should be discussing ways to build, play, and beat these decks.

Any Karn pilots here want to share their experience?

(The Karn, the Great Creator thread is a dumpster fire, so it felt appropriate to split this off.)

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This being a sorcery is a huge point against it in Xeroxy decks. Still a good card, but I think Grudge is likely better.

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Also, a clarification: Modern Horizons will NOT be legal at this event.

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Happy Taco Tuesday! The winner of RtS: Houston will be taking home this lovely Torchy's Tutor.
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(Shared this on Twitter already, but I'll throw it here for posterity. And because I'm excited with how the proxies came out.)

I’ll be playing some 75 of these full-art proxies at this event. Then, I’m raffling them off at the end of the night! Anyone who buys a drink for another player will earn themselves a raffle ticket.
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Every Vintage player should set a reminder on their phones to re-read this thread in a year. Our takes on this card will likely be good entertainment.

Anyway, could be fine, could be great. My initial impression is that in Xerox, you probably want 0-1 copies; not sure the deck can really afford to 2-for-1 itself any more than it currently does with FoW.

Can we still call FoW “Force,” or will that create confusion?

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Super pumped. Glad I get to start waffling on deck choice a good 5+ months out.

Interested to see if the EC Old School event will be Thursday or Sunday. I'd personally prefer Thursday, so that I don't have to fly home/take work off on Monday, though I've heard dissenting opinions.

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RtS is expanding its horizons! Join us as we roadtrip to Houston.

Location: PJ's Sports Bar (614 W Gray St, Houston TX)
Entry Fee: $10
Registration: 12:30 registration, with a 1:00 start time
Payout: 100% of entry fees go to the top 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.

Not sure what to play? Neither are we! You can try to figure out the meta by looking at lists from previous RtS events, or seeing what's showed up at the Lhurgoyfs' Houston events.

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(Updated the first post to reflect the next few dates. Individual formal announcements with venues coming ASAP.)

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Really cool stuff. Assuming this won't just be a flash in a pan, does it make sense for one of y'all to make a separate Karndrazi thread?

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More exciting developments in the Eldrazi world: Karn, the Great Creator has been seeing some initial success! @ChubbyRain 5-0'd with an interesting Colorless Karn list, and then @diophan won a Challenge with a similar list. That same weekend, local Austin player Kai top 4'd a 25-man event with a White Karn list.

I have no idea if this is the future of the archetype, but Karn adds some interesting play to a deck that otherwise has no card selection (and obviously the static ability is absurdly good).

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Another quick reminder to our players: War Of The Spark will be legal at this event! So grab your Narsets and Teferis, your Karns and your Blast Zones!

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Cheers @John-Cox - glad you like them!

No clue about getting in trouble. As an unsanctioned event run at bars, I’m not sure what that would look like. Hopefully we can avoid the long arm of the law.

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A quick note for anyone attending: regardless of what Wizards implements in the coming days, we will be playing with the Vancouver Mulligan at this event. If London rules go into effect, we'll start using them for all subsequent events, but not this one.

. . . so Dredge players, don't cut your Serum Powders just yet.