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 on: Today at 08:03:10 AM 
Started by fsecco - Last post by MTGFan
Mike Flores and Patrick Chapin have talked about this card as the "red Snapcaster mage" on their podcast.

After the Pro Tour the Pros were all gushing about its power level in similar tones. Of course, this was a Standard Pro tour, but I remember Snapcaster Mage being feted in similar circumstances around the time of its first Pro Tour appearance.

That doesn't necessarily mean that this card translates quite to Vintage like Snapcaster did, but the groundwork has been laid - dominance in Standard and comparisons to Snapcaster by top Pro players.

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 on: Today at 07:26:07 AM 
Started by Myriad Games - Last post by Urtho
I believe this is still happening this Saturday.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at Myriad.

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 on: Today at 02:07:12 AM 
Started by Gandalf_The_White_1 - Last post by healo
Nice report. Thanks for sharing.

I'm myself looking for ways to move away from the "all-in on Griselbrand" Oath build because it relies on Oath so heavily (and it is hated out currently), you get really weird hands with multiple Show and Tells and you are instantly in a "let's hope there is Griselbrand on top of my library" scenario and also due to the fact that Griselbrand itself is relatively easily hated out by reworker, karakas, notion thief, jace and many other cards. People are very prepared for the most popular Oath version these days (3 Griselbrand - 3 Show and Tells - Vault/Key win after draw 7-14) that I think you can only reliably win by drawing the nuts, which, in the long run, is not what is going to happen, imho. Just my few cents.

I've tried Brian Kelly's approach and I like it a lot. I'm currently in the process of tweaking the deck to fit my current meta and possibly come up with new techs that would allow me to compete with Gush/Dig/Standstill draw engine, or Oath/Griselbrand popular hate cards. The only problem I have is that I can only test on mtgo, where executing the bomberman thing is actually nerly impossible, unless you have some massive masochistic clicking skills.

Good job anyways on the 5-0 streak.

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 on: Today at 12:29:02 AM 
Started by Saya - Last post by Chubby Rain
Made some edits, which I think are important things to note since we're judging strength of mini-jace on performance.  Congrats on the T4 finish, though.

Thank you! I'm more proud of the win the day before, but it was nice of you to congratulate me as well as correct the errors in my post. I guess I was just too excited that I had taken the card that was the subject of this thread and played it in an actual tournament, not that tournament results matter in the slightest. I should have just continued to make comparisons to existing cards along with altering preceding posts as that is the foundation for any worthwhile discussion.

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 on: Today at 12:19:15 AM 
Started by Saya - Last post by Hrishi
Ran it back the next day at 5D's making the top 4 (of 11  Sad).  I managed to win against Jeremy Beaver's Splinter Twin list tier 1 modern deck (played by Dom), before losing to Keith again in the top 4.

Gifts is incredible in this deck: resolving it with a Jace in play almost always ends the game instantly.

@MaxDawg -  In addition, multiple copies of Jace are not exactly dead. They get pitched to the looting ability, or Force, or you play the second after the first has flipped. (but if the first is flipped, the second almost always flips instantly and one dies to the legend rule, making it a 1U regrowth for sorceries only.)


Made some edits, which I think are important things to note since we're judging strength of mini-jace on performance.  Congrats on the T4 finish, though.

The fact that you're making fun of the Splinter Twin list shows how out of touch you are with Vintage. Maybe you missed the results of the recent NYSE Open?

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 on: Today at 12:13:58 AM 
Started by Saya - Last post by TheWhiteDragon
Ran it back the next day at 5D's making the top 4 (of 11  Sad).  I managed to win against Jeremy Beaver's Splinter Twin list tier 1 modern deck (played by Dom), before losing to Keith again in the top 4.

Gifts is incredible in this deck: resolving it with a Jace in play almost always ends the game instantly.

@MaxDawg -  In addition, multiple copies of Jace are not exactly dead. They get pitched to the looting ability, or Force, or you play the second after the first has flipped. (but if the first is flipped, the second almost always flips instantly and one dies to the legend rule, making it a 1U regrowth for sorceries only.)


Made some edits, which I think are important things to note since we're judging strength of mini-jace on performance.  Congrats on the T4 finish, though.

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 on: Today at 12:01:34 AM 
Started by LotusHead - Last post by LotusHead
9 Players showed up. Top 4 was Dredge, URw Mentors, Bug Fish, BD Mud

Blaine's Mud won vs James Saunders Mentors. Fun was had. Hopefully we organize/promote this better next time! See you in 2 weeks for Sacramento Vintage!

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 on: Yesterday at 10:50:34 PM 
Started by mr.grim - Last post by Chubby Rain
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4 Jace, Vyrn's Prodigy

Card is terrible.  Stop winning in spite of it.

I can't help it - I see blue Mythics and just need to put them into decks. My credit went to a copy of Days Undoing on the off chance I decide to use that.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:49:05 PM 
Started by mr.grim - Last post by vaughnbros
The back to back with TPG event made for a great weekend.  Congrats to the top 4!

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4 Jace, Vyrn's Prodigy

Card is terrible.  Stop winning in spite of it.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:42:02 PM 
Started by mr.grim - Last post by Chubby Rain
Fun event. Congrats to the top!

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