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 on: Today at 06:43:55 AM 
Started by xouman - Last post by tito del monte
Ah man... unfortunately, I really missed the boat on getting the cards together on MTGO, so won't be able to try this myself for a while (though getting the paper stuff together at least).

While I'm sure the deck would enjoy unrestricted Chalice as per the Modern version, perhaps playing 4x Thorn of Amethyst (plus the one Chalice & maybe 3sphere) is the way to go, to slow down the broken decks? That might be a bit easier on the manabase.

As to lifeloss - a Tomb of the Spirit Dragon in the SB against decks pressuring your life total is just one idea. Worked well for UR Modern Eldrazi.

I agree on the comparison to Merfolk and it will be fascinating to see if someone can knit this together into a workable whole.

 on: Today at 06:17:02 AM 
Started by xouman - Last post by enderfall
I finally got the cards to play some version of the Eldrazi deck on MTGO; just need to find the time to play! There are some challenges to overcome, but I'm curious to see if there is some configuration that can deal with the fast decks of the format, particularly combo. Eldrazi can't play FoW, so it's going to rely heavily on disruption to get the upper hand. TKS helps, but it's very rarely coming down on Turn 1 so I have to imagine the main decks requires some combination of Thoughtseize/Duress, maybe even IoK. However, to use that disruption Turn 1 you have to both fight through Misstep and it slows down your explosiveness (the only way to get a Turn 2 TKS off a Turn 1 discard spell is exactly Urborg + Eye, or the few pieces of fast artifact mana available to you (Sol Ring/Crypt).

In a way, Eldrazi is similar to Merfolk where they can drop a few threats early and get larger with more Lords in play. However, Merfolk get to play countermagic. That's a huge advantage. I really do feel that any Eldrazi deck is going to have to rely on black disruptive Enchanments Nether Void and Chains. The deck can also run Misstep, but I wonder how much life this deck can afford to take with Ancient Tomb such a large part of the mana base. I'm cautiously optimistic, but wouldn't be surprised if it's junk either.

 on: Today at 05:04:27 AM 
Started by xouman - Last post by tito del monte
Sooo..... Pro Tour Eldrazi Face Smash is in the books and I suspect will have repercussions for several formats moving forward. I think overall, looking back at this thread, the card it most underestimates is Eye of Ugin. Naturally, on seeing the arrival of colourless cards en masse, most Vintage pilots wondered how to squeeze them into Workshop decks here and there - but after watching this weekend's action, I'm not even sure Mishra has a part to play in any Vintage Eldrazi deck. The shennanigans possible with Eye + Sol lands seem very powerful - and perhaps powerful enough for this format two.

I mean, it was not rare to see three threats dropped off on Eye on turn 1 (eg in the Top 8, 2 Mimics, plus a 2/2 Endless One), followed by Temple, Thought Knot Seer, swing for 10 on Turn 2. While Vintage obviously has access to Force of Will, efficient removal and wasteland, this still seems like a pretty powerful play - and that's before you consider the possibility of a Caverns-fuelled version as per the UR build that took home the trophy.

Did anyone else watch the PT? What did you guys make of Eldrazi tribal and its plausibility in Vintage? Certainly, I think it shows promise at least and that it might be worth reconsidering how playable Thought-Knot Seer and its foul, tentacled brethren are in wake of the weekend's fairly amazing results.

 on: Yesterday at 11:24:03 PM 
Started by Thiim - Last post by TheWhiteDragon
Love depths.  A bit saddened you resorted to playing blue, but congrats anyway Smile

 on: Yesterday at 10:06:39 PM 
Started by Iron_Chef - Last post by Prospero
See you there!

 on: Yesterday at 09:31:00 PM 
Started by KrauserKrauser - Last post by KrauserKrauser
The Kickstarter hit a big milestone today, breaking above $50,000 inside the first week since launch.

I am in talks with Cascade to secure a (small) booth at the event and look forward to meeting anyone that can make it out there for the show.  I'll be selling mats and tokens and likely try and run/sponsor a few special events as well.

I am so excited to be here already and I hope we can get to the next set of Stretch Goals soon.  I have even more great things lined up and it will be amazing once we get there.

 on: Yesterday at 06:31:37 PM 
Started by Thiim - Last post by xouman
Congratulations! Can you give us a brief summary about the matches? With so many disruption and the combo, I cannot easily imagine how were the games.

 on: Yesterday at 05:43:38 PM 
Started by Thiim - Last post by Thiim

Just went 4-0 in the daily with a refined list. I cutted the demonic consultation and added a Crucible maindeck.

Round 1: 2-1 over Uba Stax

Round 2: 2-1 over Painter URb

Round 3: 2-1 over DPS

Round 4: 2-0 over Ravager Shops

4 Standstill
1 Black Lotus
4 Vampire Hexmage
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
4 Dark Depths
4 Thespian's Stage
3 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
2 Underground Sea
3 Island
4 Polluted Delta
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
3 Mindbreak Trap
4 Preordain
1 Tolaria West
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Spell Pierce
1 Crucible of Worlds

SB: 4 Grafdigger's Cage
SB: 1 Hurkyl's Recall
SB: 4 Steel Sabotage
SB: 3 Nihil Spellbomb
SB: 2 Engineered Explosives
SB: 1 Crucible of Worlds

 on: Yesterday at 05:39:42 PM 
Started by The Atog Lord - Last post by Malaqweb
What kind of creature sideboarding have you been trying against the various matchups? I've usually been pulling Inferno out for Elesh against dredge.

 on: Yesterday at 02:15:44 PM 
Started by The Atog Lord - Last post by The Atog Lord
Also, kudos on assembling a masterpiece, Rich.

Thank you. I appreciate it Smile

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