14 April 2018: Romancing The Stones 3 (27 players in Austin, TX)

  • Romancing The Stones 3 is a wrap! 27 players came out to 4th Tap, making this the largest Austin vintage event on record. As organizers, we were absolutely thrilled with the turnout, and appreciate everyone who spent their Saturday with us.

    After 5 rounds of Swiss and the Top 4, our final standings were:

    1. Bryan Hockey – Paradoxical Mentor
    2. Travis Brown – White Eldrazi
    3. Shane Rice – Dark Petition Storm
    4. Sam Craven – Two Card Monte
    5. Chris Huckabee – Young Mentor
    6. Alex Brundage – Mirror Depths
    7. Stuart Ziarnik – White Eldrazi
    8. Brian Tweedy – Oath
    9. Mike O’Malley – Blue Jund
    10. Jacob Zernick – Burn!
    11. Joseph Amaya – Ravager Shops
    12. Matt Jordan – Oath
    13. Patrick Vincent – Paradoxical Mentor
    14. Sam Katz – Painter
    15. Robin Mannas – Oath
    16. Jake Baltz – Painter
    17. Curt Christian – Bargain Storm
    18. Eric Smothermon – Grixis Thieves
    19. Hugo Vargas – Ravager Shops
    20. Bobby Scheidemann – Jeskai Xerox
    21. Chris Poff – Pyromancer
    22. Maggie Andrews – Belcher
    23. Matt Harger – Sylvan Walkers
    24. Austin Madert – Jeskai Xerox
    25. Tim Everett – Moon Stompy
    26. Jeff Lubinski – Lands
    27. David Mallett – Team Leovold

    Congrats to Bryan Hockey as the proud owner of our Abyss playmat, and the newest addition to the Festival of Friendship championship bracket!

    As you can see, our meta was about as well-rounded as you can ask for: a good mix of combo, aggro-prison, and control. I've submitted the top 4 lists to mtgtop8.com, and Sam should be posting pics of all the lists on lonestarlhurgoyfs.com soon.

    Thanks again to for battling it out!

    Our top 4:

    More cool proxies from Bobby:

    Austin & Hugo's first time Vintaging with us:

    Robin, Travis, and Shane seemingly enjoying themselves:

  • I love Sam's shirt.

  • @shaman-ben That’s a shirt? I thought it was a bag of russet potatoes he cut holes in.

  • @stuart Librarian brand potatoes are toxic to humans.

  • I'm gonna scoop up all the "Didn't drop but still last" prizes from here on out! Every misplay = tons of knowledge. Thanks for putting this together and I am looking forward to haphazardly piloting a new deck at the next event!