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We didn't even get the vanilla "Vintage: No Changes" notice. We got the implied non-notice "Vintage: the format WotC won't even acknowledge, let alone give a F about."

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Free ante cards! 4x Contract from Below!

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Leak incoming...

They are restricting:

Preordain
Paradoxical Outcome
Bazaar of Baghdad
Mishra's Workshop
Island
All lands that tap for blue

They are unrestricting:
Balance
Channel
Wheel of Fortune

Let the good times roll!

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@garbageaggro The one thing I've found about breach is that it's vulnerable to all the grave hate that's already around due to dredge. People just board in the grave hate, and it's very tough sledding from there. Unlike dredge, though, you also have to fight through the counterspells to resolve breach, whereas dredge just dodges the stack altogether to win. Also artifact hate and storm hate like thalia, null rod, deafening silence, and ouphe are ALL effective at stopping the breach/lotus/brainfreeze combo. Makes winning with it hard when just about ANY disruptive card hits the combo on some angle.

Sometimes you can just punch through a turn 1 win like PO, but it's much more vulnerable to hate and less resilient. I'll be severely disappointed if the card ends up being a 1-of value engine instead of a 4-of combo. That's using the card as it was intended, and that's just too fair to be great.

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@yangtime I think the card selection of preordain is just too strong compared to thought scour. You want stuff in your GY, but that's what brain freeze is for. Rather than build a GY over time, you just brain freeze yourself for 12+ and go to town off a breach. Several games get won on chaining things like moxen into preordain into gush into brain freeze for 20ish and swinging with 3-4x phoenix with FoW in hand (or time walk if you have the mana).

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@desolutionist It seems to me that your beef with Vintage is more a change in your perspective in life overall. If you're looking forward to spending more of your free time on family and business and only occasionally playing magic, then the game as a whole is likely becoming a lower priority to things that matter more in the grand scheme.

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Here's a list I've been tinkering with:

// V_1_Underworld breach

// 61 Maindeck
// 9 Artifact
1 Black Lotus
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire

// 5 Creature
1 Thassa's Oracle
4 Arclight Phoenix

// 4 Enchantment
4 Underworld Breach

// 20 Instant
1 Mental Misstep
1 Dig Through Time
3 Brain Freeze
1 Chain of Vapor
4 Force of Will
1 Force of Negation
2 Pact of Negation
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Gush
1 Brainstorm
3 Abrade

// 14 Land
4 Volcanic Island
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Island
1 Mystic Sanctuary
1 Tolarian Academy

// 9 Sorcery
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Time Walk
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Merchant Scroll

// 1 Planeswalker
1 Narset, Parter of Veils

// 15 Sideboard
// 2 Artifact
SB: 2 Soul-Guide Lantern

// 1 Creature
SB: 1 Inkwell Leviathan

// 4 Enchantment
SB: 4 Leyline of the Void

// 7 Instant
SB: 2 Flusterstorm
SB: 2 Trickbind
SB: 2 Chain of Vapor
SB: 1 Abrade

// 1 Sorcery
SB: 1 Tinker

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@smmenen That's a bit disingenuous. There are only a few cards different here, mainly replacing dreadhorde to get quick burst/combo value in place of long term "double all your 1cmc spells" value. That's like me taking Ravager shops, replacing 3 cards with stonecoil when it was printed and calling it a new deck.

Not dogging the deck. It still looks as powerful as, say, jeskai mentor, but with 3-4 cards changed to add a synergistic combo. I was just saying I was hoping to see a new archetype/deck come out of this card, not just a copy added to an established deck type. This deck is fine for what it is, it's just not what I was hoping this new card would breed - from a builder's pov.

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@volrathxp Steve was just late to the party. Tune in next year when he reviews The Lord of the Rings Trilogy! 😛