Eternal Central: Introducing Middle School

I mean it was also very similar to the magic i played in middle school, i love the name, lol.

Been brewing ideas based on old standard/extended decks, and fondly remember running something like this.

1 Cabal Coffers
2 Starlit Sanctum
20 Swamp

4 Cabal Archon
4 Dark Supplicant
1 Graveborn Muse
2 Headhunter
4 Rotlung Reanimator
1 Scion of Darkness
2 Shepherd of Rot
1 Visara the Dreadful
4 Withered Wretch

2 Diabolic Edict
2 Smother
2 Grim Tutor
2 Mind Sludge
1 Mutilate
1 Grave Pact
2 Phyrexian Arena
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Living Death

@neo_altoid said in Eternal Central: Introducing Middle School:

Is there any chance for a northeast event in this format. I just think it would be a blast.

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Any reason the old legend rule isn't in effect?

@tittliewinks22 said in Eternal Central: Introducing Middle School:

Any reason the old legend rule isn't in effect?

It never really came up in testing, and I think most people are fine with the current legend rules.

@garbageaggro It's definetely better than "Premodern".

@garbageaggro said in Eternal Central: Introducing Middle School:

I think there is a chance it gets unbanned, but we need to figure out how fast it is relative to the rest of the format.

Please do so, selfishly that would make me so very happy. 😄

Thanks for the explanation. Hopefully there's an event around where I live so I can put a deck together as well.

@tittliewinks22 unless im missing some interaction that prevents it, this deck needs some nantuko shades and another coffers.

I wish they'd stop making new formats. Eventually every set is going to be a format of some kind, and the prices of every card will skyrocket, just like what happened with 93/94. This means I can never sell any of my cards, even the supposed 10 cent chaff, as it will become a chase rare in some obscure format eventually and worth $40. I suppose I could just never sell any card ever and wait until cardboard in general becomes too expensive.

@thewhitedragon69 Man, we just wanted something fun to do. Also, sorry we might have accidentally made your collection worth more, I guess?

Sometimes I really hate the internet.

@thewhitedragon69 said in Eternal Central: Introducing Middle School:

I wish they'd stop making new formats. Eventually every set is going to be a format of some kind, and the prices of every card will skyrocket, just like what happened with 93/94. This means I can never sell any of my cards, even the supposed 10 cent chaff, as it will become a chase rare in some obscure format eventually and worth $40. I suppose I could just never sell any card ever and wait until cardboard in general becomes too expensive.

believe it or not, some people like playing with their magic cards. by far the #1 goal with this is to have a fun format with a great card pool that encourages people to get out and play.

I just bought 4 Donates and 4 Illusions of Grandeur. Very excited!!

People are gonna get river boa'd at champs. Prepare yourselves.

Mono black control will ivory tower and necropotece!

Would GAT work with Exploration instead of Fastbond?

I think there's a mistake in the list for not including Tempest Efreet as a banned card.

@samuela I think you got the lists wrong. The differences are actually:

Middle School bans:
Dark Ritual
Imperial Seal
Lion’s Eye Diamond
Tinker
Yawgmoth’s Bargain

Premodern bans:
Earthcraft
Entomb
Force of Will
Frantic Search
Grim Monolith
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Show and Tell
Tendrils of Agony
Time Spiral
Worldgorger Dragon

They both attack fast mana in a way (Mana Crypt is illegal in both), but I fell premodern is much more interested in slowing combo decks, while Middle School is more interesting in making FoW check combo. I for one prefer the Premodern approach. Letting stuff like Entomb, Frantic Search, Necro, Mystical, etc, feels to me like the format makes a lot of archetypes obsolete. Haven't played it yet, but that's the overall feeling. Premodern seems more fair and willing to make a different gameplay than we're used to.

I mean, am I really going to play an old school format to play the same combo x FoW games I play in Legacy/Vintage? I want a different game feel than what I'm used to. That's what old school formats are all about. I hate the name "Premodern", but I feel it's a format I'm more willing to invest.

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