I tried this with Black and I tried it with Red. Black is interesting, it gives you more of a toolbox feel and may be the right direction for the meta if you can figure out what tools you need like Stony Silence and other interesting cards to grab.
Red plays similar to Jeskai with Stoneforge Mystic instead of Young Pyromancer. I personally like the replacement but I am not sure if it offers anything better than the list from Waterbury. The advantage of a Batterskull is the lifelink + vigilance and it hurts Pyromancer in the exchange but you still need some crowd control.
The truth is that you need crowd control either way since Xerox vs Xerox does not offer much of an advantage. I do think Stoneforge has an edge in the Oath match up and does better against Shop from what I have seen so far. I can skip the Snapcaster and play the deck without much concern for the graveyard with more tutor like VT and DT. The Batterskull is a clock that must be dealt with and you have Mentor too.
The BUG match is also better for you since you are relying less on being a 3 color deck, which makes Dack Fayden a nice to have and not a must have.
The real question is why play this over Jeskai? I think this deck may have less variance with more tutor pushing a linear path to victory could be better with several rounds of game play.
What about this card in a non-Goblin deck, @13NoVa? Tribal Goblins may be non-existent, but any card that wants red and cost reduction, existing or not, may consider this. I don't know what that deck looks like, but I'm willing to brew with this guy to see if I can find one. He's no Foundry Inspector, but Foundry Inspector also doesn't reduce the cost of Dack Fayden (as an example).
Europeans buy and sell on cardmarket.com. There you can also see what cards were sold for. (And you can see what people ask for their cards in the respective languages and conditions). Don't forget to calculate the conversion from €>$. Another good tool is mtgstocks.com where you can also see the "market" price: what cards actually sell for. Compare the two tools, find a good middle ground. If not selling picemeal, you'll have to give generous discounts if yomeone is buying loads of cards. PM me for further conversation.
(is this the right place to organize logistics for this tournament?)
I live in Eastern Canada and I plan on attending SCG CON (mostly for the Vintage tournament obv, but also the Old School tournament if possible!).
Flying from Halifax, NS to Roanoke, VA isn't a pleasure (Time wise and finance wise) so here's the thing: if anybody is carpooling from North East US to Roanoke, may I book a seat in your car?
(also looking for a bed in a hotel if it works out)
If you don't know me, it's okay, a couple players from NYC can vouch for me as a fine guest.
Any help / advice / suggestion will be welcome, thank you in advance.
Also, I'm not a Dredge player, if it matters :)
(yes, I am getting concerned that I may not be able to attend the event if I don't find a seat in a car...)
This is a very powerful card, but I can't see what we do with it in Vintage. Wouldn't you want Bob any time you might reach for this? I know this card is faster in some cases, but it's also so much less reliable than a card that draws you something every upkeep.
Manglehorn is intruiging. I tried loading up on thalias main, null rod and mindbreak traps Sb, and still got hosed by outcome. They are both faster than us and can pivot around hate cards with tinker or mentor. Maybe ive been unlucky, but still seems pretty minus as a matchup. Leo seems a little too slow and kambal is probably the same and also hard to cast, but I might try him in a hate bears tilted list.
Old accounts should still function the way they used to. If you had access to the Adept boards before, you should be able to see them in archives. There's no plan to make anything public that wasn't previously public.
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