That's pretty insane. It also means it's really incumbent on Vintage players on MTGO to try to make the case, one way or the other. Dredgeapolooza.
Given my experience with WotC, this would be a lost cause. Play how you will but trying to make your case is tilting at windmills. Step outside and, if you're not in the Houston area, take a deep breath. Enjoy things that aren't Magic for a moment.
Next B&R Annoucement: May 20, 2019
I played Grixis Phoenix a few weeks ago but unfortunately did not save the decklist.
My build was more like a modified Grixis Pyromancer deck. With 4 Cabal Therapies, some number of Thoughtseizes, and of course 4 Buried Alive, looting and other GY powering effects weren't really necessary.
Here's the one pic I took that has a lot of cards in it that should give an idea of what my decklist looked like.
In an effort to improve local turnout, I've started posting more on FB and Twitter in the days leading up to our events. Just about every SEO person out there will tell you that a post with pics gets more clicks. To that end, my posts usually have a [usually very lazy] Magic joke attached. Here's the most recent ones. Feel free to use them for promoting your own local events.
If anyone is curious, the odds of finding a 4-of in a 60 card deck with 6 mulligans (as 7 mulligans serves no point) is (1-0.40)^6 = 4.7%
I think Markdown may have fucked your math display here. (1-0.40)^6 is .6^6 is 5.6 . Also, I'm pretty sure the odds of finding a four-of in six to-seven mulligans is far higher than 4.7% .
MTGO doesn't simulate the paper experience of reading an opponent, bluffing and handles a massive amount of the rules for you (missed Ichorid triggers, etc.).
I once had a player message me to tell me that they thought I had something due to the amount of time it took me to respond to something. Then they played around that "bluff" for the rest of the game.
In reality, I had run to the bathroom while on the clock.
Sunday, seventeen brave warriors paid a visit to Houston's most metal brewery to do battle in Magic's best format.
Unfortunately, our TO forgot to bring blank deck sheets, so there aren't decklists to post
But here's some pictures!
After a last minute audible due to grabbing the wrong deck, JoAnn crushes Arjune.
Middle school between rounds
Phoenix vs Merfolk - is this Modern?
Greatness at any cost.
On the other hand, if there is a proxy event then players can play whatever they want. Do they pick the “best” deck or the most fun deck. I often see players who are not regulars in Vintage play either the most “busted” deck (fast, and fun) or what they think is the best deck (Shops, Xerox, PO, etc…).
IMO, this is the primary reason that the MTGO metagame is always going to be different than the sanctioned paper metagame. You can completely switch decks for less than the cost of a paper blue dual land.
Houston and Austin both have frequent events but nothing in the DFW area, to my knowledge.
If the tokens are creature tokens and can exist in different states, than i think bringing a couple is helpful.
one token + dice for each untapped and tapped elemental token maybe. you could go above and beyond by including tokens that are summoning sick and stuff like that
I usually use 3 pyro tokens in this configuration, unless the board state gets confusing enough to warrant tokens for every elemental
Saturday, Romancing The Stones returned to Austin in full force. 27 mages came out to Hopfields to kick off the 2019 season! After five rounds of swiss, our top 4 was 2018 Champion Bryan Hockey (on PO), Peter Gustafson (Dredge), Jake Baltz (Grixis Xerox), and new-to-vintage Alex Bosserman (BUG Oath). Jake gave Hockey a good run for his money in the finals, but ultimately, PO showed its stuff and Bryan took home the HEB Library.
- Eric Miller went an impressive 4-1 on Vintage Infect, missing top 4 on breakers!
- First-timers Alex Bosserman, Patrick Merrill, Tom Ronan, and Rick Butkus – thanks for showing up!
- If Brian Tweedy had showed up, this would have been our largest-ever Vintage event.
- Bryan Hockey – Lavinia PO
- Jake Baltz – Grixis Xerox
- Peter Gustafson – Dredge
- Alex Bosserman – BUG Oath
- Alex Zavoluk – Dredge
- Eric Miller – Infect
- Ian Files – Blue Moon
- Rob Connolly – Moon Stompy
- Sam Katz – Inferno Oath
- Stuart Ziarnik – DPS
- Patrick Vincent – Ravager Shops
- Patrick Merrill – Bant Survival
- Tim Everett – BUG Oath
- Bobby Scheidemann – Niv Mizzet Oath
- Jeff Lubinski – Lavinia Survival
- Paul Vouga – Inferno Oath
- Tom Ronan – Ravager Shops
- Jack Bellingrath – UW Landstill (LIST MISSING)
- Jacob Zernick – Lavinia Survival
- Ian Jefferies – Ravager Shops
- Sang Jung – BUG
- Chris Huckabee – UWR Control
- Heather Zeis – Inferno Oath
- Kai Schafroth – DPS
- Joseph Amaya – RUG Pyromancer
- Mike O’Malley – Managorger Pyromancer
- Rick Butkus – Bazaarless Dredge
Sunday February 17th The Lone Star Lhurgoyfs return to Houston's 666th most metal brewery: Brash Brewing Company!
Date: Feb 17, 2019
Location: Brash Brewing Company 508 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston, TX 77018 [MAP]
Registration Time: 12:30 PM
Event Begins: 1:00 PM
Entry Fee: $10 - EXACT CHANGE ONLY
Payout: 100% in cold hard cash!
Proxy limit: Unlimited proxy
Proxy rules: Don't make us need to make a proxy rule!
About Brash Brewing
Getting there: [MAP] Google Maps places 508 a bit off. If you're heading West on Crosstimbers, be in the right lane. Immediately after some apartments, you'll see a small driveway with a tall wooden fence and then some more apartments. That driveway is where you want to be! [pic]
Most of the tables at Brash are picnic style tables so a playmat would definitely be a good idea.
Cash: We payout ~100% of entry fee in cash top top 4.
Brash has offered a free crowler of beer to our first place winner.