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@sock-monkey said in Spring 2020 Vintage Tournament?:

@thecravenone

You didn't go to NYSE VI either so it's not surprising that you, as a Texan, are disinterested in New York events.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Prospero asked for people's opinion and I gave mine.

I've traveled pretty far to tournaments before, including to New York state within the last year. (And another non-Magic trip to NY about a month ago) My issue isn't with New York, it's about being in a difficult spot to get to in general. Like if I scheduled an event in College Station, sure you could get there (heck, United flies multiple flights every day) but I'd have a lot better turn out if my event was in Houston or Dallas or San Antonio or Austin.

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@prospero said in Spring 2020 Vintage Tournament?:

Hey, everybody.

I'm considering putting together a moderately sized Vintage event in the spring of 2020, likely at a local store, on Long Island.

Roughly thinking that it'd be for a piece of power or two, store credit to top eight, pre-registration, etc., with an entry fee around $75.

Seriously though, would you be in?

No.

Long Island is simply too difficult to get to. Looking at flights, I can either spend ~$800 and most of a day traveling each way or I can spend far less flying to NYC and still be out most of a day getting to the tournament itself.

For comparison, the cheapest and shortest flight is $784 with 5:37 total travel time. For less money and a few hours more, I could fly to Paris.

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@ten-ten said in So Wizards is selling singles now?:

Just moving away from Hasbro site. Which tells me something bigger is happening behind the curtains with the business? Maybe?

I think it's more likely that given how poorly the Hasbro site has handled these sorts of products in the past, it was easier to split it into a separate site that can be scaled up and down more easily.

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@protoaddict said in November 18, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement:

More and more decks that are not Dredge or Shops are moving closer and closer to being highlander decks, the the point where I almost wish vintage was just a singleton format.

I've joked for a while that Vintage could move to singleton with the exception of Workshop, Bazaar, and Force of Will and it wouldn't be substantially different

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https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-18-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement?wertyui

Narset, Parter of Veils is restricted.

Next B&R Announcement: December 16, 2019

Following up on the recent changes to the restricted list and the results of Eternal Weekend North America 2019, we're making one additional change. In the context of the fast mana and efficient card draw available in Vintage, Narset, Parter of Veils is contributing to one-sided games at a higher degree than is healthy. In order to reduce the frequency at which an early Narset, Parter of Veils' static ability soft-locks the opposing player out of the game, Narset is restricted.

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The next B&R update has been rescheduled to 21 October, ten days before Eternal Weekend
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1182022924863246336

Update:

We can confirm that, yes! We won’t be making any changes in Vintage at that time due to the proximity of Eternal Weekend.

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The next B&R update has been rescheduled to 21 October, ten days before Eternal Weekend
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1182022924863246336

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@desolutionist said in [Article] Information Cascades in Magic:

Every deck is actually just pure shit.

Finally, someone says what we're all thinking!

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I forgot to mention when I first posted this - As with previous tournaments scheduled for Prerelease weekend, we will be allowing cards from Throne of Eldraine on Sunday. Remember that we allow as many proxies as you can print, so not owning a card is no excuse!

(Also added to the original post)

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@stuart said in Sep 29 2019 | Houston, Texas | 100% Proxy Vintage at Brash Brewing Company:

Where’s the sweet Pyromancer/Brash banner

I moved this weekend and that computer hasn't been unpacked yet.

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Sunday September 29th, The Lone Star Lhurgoyfs return to Houston's 666th most metal brewery: Brash Brewing Company!

Quick Facts

Date: September 29, 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!

Decklists

Decklists are required. We do not perform deck checks but we want lists so we can post them. Have bad handwriting? Use the decklist generator here! Please don't put anything on your decklist that you don't want to be seen publicly as your decklist may be scanned and uploaded in full.

The Weissman Rule: Decklists must match the deck that is being played in the event.

You may also email your decklist as plain text to sam at lonestarlhurgoyfs dot com the day of the tournament.

It would be greatly appreciated if your decklist was filled out and ready before our scheduled start time of 12 PM

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]
mic

Beers: Be warned - Brash exclusively makes strong beers. If yoremoteu're going to have more than a couple, you should definitely have a DD or use Uber/Lyft!

Most of the tables at Brash are picnic style tables so a playmat would definitely be a good idea.

Prizes

Cash: We pay out 100% of entry fee in cash top top 4 plus a free crowler of beer to our first place winner. (If the first place winner declines, the crowler goes to the highest finishing player who wants it)

Throne of Eldraine

As with previous Vintage events held on Prerelease weekend, we will be allowing the use of cards from the new set, Throne of Eldraine. Remember that we allow as many proxies as you can print, so not owning a card is no excuse!

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@mike-noble I'm sorry I want to know the details of an event prior to it happening. I guess I'll go and fuck myself.

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@chubbyrain said in August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement:

@Khahan

I would love to hear a justification for Workshops and Bazaar remaining legal that doesn’t involve “feelings” because every objective measure seems rather clear...

I can think of a few thousand reasons. They're green and have pictures of dead folks on them.

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I'm not lazy - I'm efficient!

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After two weeks of my automated complaining, CT has posted some details!

Hotel block is at the Courtyard Marriot Downtown Pittsburgh [Link to block]

Vintage playmat:

Legacy playmat:

Modern playmat:

Sources:

Also adding this to the initial post on this thread

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Fifty days, friends!

The rumor is now that WotC is preventing CT from putting out info on the event.