Y'all are missing the obvious answer.
Every deck should be a Lab Man deck. Put that bad boy in your sideboard and laugh manically as you never lose another Two Card Monte match!
Highest-performing 2CM decklist from EW:
Paradoxical Outcome is a cool addition and definitely makes sense given the number of artifacts the deck plays.
I'm not sure I still like Ethersworn Canonists main.
Because a magic deck looking like explosives in an airport scanner isn’t enough. It needs to be metal as well.
Hell, it might actually help. My xray-opaque metal water bottles never get mentioned but the cards always do. Maybe I'll wrap my decks in aluminium foil next time...
tl;dr: New format with:
Here's a few things I've noted:
- Cavern of Souls actually makes creatures of the chosen creature type uncounterable
...Except if you have the use the colorless mana to cast the creature (say you want to cast a Thought-Knot Seer off 2 Plains, a Mox Emerald and a Cavern naming Eldrazi; you will have to use the colorless mana from Cavern, thus TKS can be countered).
But only if you have to. If you don't have to (ie, you're also using another colorless source), you're assumed to be using colored mana for the generic mana portion of the cost, regardless of whether you announced it. [Source]
@griselbrother Cool, thanks for the input!
@stuart Not on the computer part but please test your lighting setup beforehand. If there are windows nearby and the tournament will span multiple lighting conditions, test those, too. Since y'all allow proxies, I recommend requiring that they be official art and color so that the commentary and the viewers can recognize them.
@thecravenone Wait. Someone has actually resolved Goblin Welder in the last 24 months?? Pics or it didn't happen!
Well it was against a Hangarback Walker deck so it wasn't nearly as hard as usual
If you can get a Walking Ballista or Hangarback Walker into their yard, Welder reads "T: Destroy Target Artifact an opponent controls."
What about playtesting/running the gauntlet? Pick a deck type (Survival, for instance) and show it being tested against all of the tier 1 decks: Dredge, PO, Dredge, Shops, etc.
This has been done before. It's not very interesting to watch when the person playing the gauntlet isn't good at the decks.
The second is a player base that is aging into responsibility and not being replaced by 20 somethings because of cost. I get far more "man I wish I could go to Eternal Weekend but my (spouse, kid, work) ...".
Cost of cards is absolutely a factor, but I'm surrounded by a dozen people with power (or double power) who won't make Eternal Weekend because they used their vacation up on weddings.
As an example of this, I'm looking at going to a GP that won't have Vintage sides to hang out with Magic friends rather than spending multiple days of time off in a more expensive city at Eternal Weekend.
This is like asking do you run Hurkly's Recall main deck because it is only good against certain decks in certain situations.
This is an interesting comparison that you've made. Hurkyl's Recall has marginal value in most matchups, including non-shops. As @Stuart pointed out, graveyard replacement effects (Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void) have similar marginal value.
4.8 Reversing Decisions
Players are expected to consider their options before taking an action and players are not usually allowed to take back an action that has been communicated to their opponent, either verbally or physically.
Sometimes, a player will realize that they have made a wrong decision after making a play. If that player has not gained any information since taking the action and they wish to make a different decision, a judge may allow that player to change their mind. Judges must carefully consider whether the player has gained information since making the play that might have affected the decision; in particular, players may not try to use opponent reactions (or lack thereof) to see if they should modify actions they committed to. If the judge cannot be sure no information was gained, they should not allow the decision to be changed.
- A player plays an Island and, before anything else happens, says “Sorry, I meant to play a Swamp.”
- A player says “No blocks” immediately followed by “Wait, no, I block with this creature.”
- A player says “Go. Wait, land, go.”
Unrestrict Necro you fucking cowards.