Enjoy! This is a project I've been working on to try to piece together as additional content for my YouTube channel. I don't have a real set release schedule yet but will be hammering that down hopefully to probably every month or so.



This article marks my first year of writing Vintage 101! Thank you all for such an awesome and interesting year!


I also made a small brain fart in this article, that I didn't realize til now. Brain farts are great.

I realized this morning (with my brain in vacation mode earlier this week when writing the article) that mentioning True-Name Nemesis in the first card is moot because it can't actually be targeted. My brain was focusing on the "damage" portion of it.

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    I have followed the instructions to the letter and I can not get the famous additional card and much less repeat the move, I know there is something there, but I do not see it.

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    Something complex, but it is understood after being contextualized.

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  • they're real cards in the same sense that CE/IE are real cards. i'd expect events to at most put them in the same bin, and possibly worse as the front looks different.

    the particular cards you mentioned:
    wasteland is the kind of card you should just own, they're $20 a card for real ones, you're not saving as much on them as you are on City and they're much less niche. Fow also looks to be $20-30 for gold border copies, at which point for your set of proxies you could get one real one and play with 3 sharpie proxies.

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  • I’ve been thinking about buying some gold border cards for premodern. Things like Wasteland, City of Traitors, and FoW are a fraction of their cost as gold border cards.

    I’m wondering for your typical unsanctioned vintage event, would gold border cards count toward the proxy limit?

    They’re real cards after all.

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