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.

https://youtu.be/ZfQuCdJh1LU

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/vintage-101-playing-with-out-power

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

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/vintage-101-ascending-the-throne

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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    IamActuallyLvl1 won a Challenge with a new take on Bazaar of Baghdad and Paradoxical Outcome that he's dubbed The Riddler. A playlist of his videos from his Vintage Challenge win have been far and away the best resource I can find on how to pilot this deck successfully against a wide array of opponents. They can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwuY9nacrqs&list=PLuKCwwybIAue5_unP7dMBm_dWFbazdA-D

    In the week plus following, I've played both with and against the deck on Magic Online. The results have been... adequate. The best analogy I can muster is that it's a Two Card Monte variant, with two divergent strategies held together loosely by a common card. With Two Card Monte, it's either Leyline of the Void + Helm of Obedience or Painter's Servant + Grindstone, both held together by the explosive mana of Mishra's Workshop. For this deck, it's Bazaar of Baghdad + Hollow One or Moxen + Paradoxical Outcome, both held together by Ovalchase Daredevil.

    There is also a school of thought that this duality is instead a pivot point. Unlike Two Card Monte, The Riddler can successfully sculpt its draws and choose which one of the paths it enjoys. This is more akin to traditional Paradoxical Outcome, where you're given the option to kill with Monstery Mentor or Bolas's Citadel in the same shell, but simply draw into the line of your choosing.

    Now that this deck has had a week plus to marinate in the metagame, how do you feel about it? Is it Two Card Monte? Is it the best thing since sliced POs? Have you had utter success/failure with or against it?

    P.S. This is discussion thread idea started as a subtweet to all the useless crap I've seen on here lately. Be the change you want to see, etc.

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    @griselbrother said in Mana Incubator:

    @80percentbuffoon said in Mana Incubator:

    Oh, a fantasy card thread. Haven't had one of those in a while.

    Is this the only comment you make on this board?

    I also complement good Vintage original content. Unfortunately I haven't seen an opportunity to work that muscle in a while.

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    @protoaddict said in What could replace the fetches/duals as a default mana base:

    @griselbrother said in What could replace the fetches/duals as a default mana base:

    Dual lands that said "Players can't search libraries unless they pay 1", I would play.

    Wouldn't that just be strictly worse than true duals?

    No, not strictly worse as in you would never play these over regular duals. They would just go in another shell, though.

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  • @griselbrother said in What could replace the fetches/duals as a default mana base:

    Dual lands that said "Players can't search libraries unless they pay 1", I would play.

    Wouldn't that just be strictly worse than true duals?

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