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I really enjoyed this podcast. The interview with Andy was a really nice addition and the Metagame analysis was as always a lot of fun.
I am very surprised that it took so long for most people to realize that Steel Overseer (Blitzkrieg) Shops is the best variant of Shops and has been for the last 6 months. Also, it’s a very minor point, but Steel Overseer was printed in 2011.
I know that at the end of the day what matters most is Top8ing and winning, but the difference in an event like this between Top8 and Top16 is razor thin. I don’t know what happened in the “win and in” matches, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the more “explosive” decks won those matchups as a whole. Fatigue is a factor which in my opinion seems to be consistently unsung in large events like this. The value of a deck which can get “free wins” cannot be overstated in an event of this size.
The tricky part with the B&R Decision is that it’s unlikely there will be any substantial sized paper Vintage tournaments between now and April 2018. This tournament demonstrated the potential differences in Metagame composition between paper and pixel Vintage.