You can only proxy cards over X dollars is not unreasonable.
@revengeanceful Good question.
I'm looking some type of community where people play cards face to face that is not too far from me. I'd like to play Vintage but it appears that I just need to accept that it is not going to happen.
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Where does this leave us?
This leaves us exactly where we are today. In person non-proxy events are far and few between. Such events are only going to become rarer. Maybe in person Eternal Weekends will return as we exit pandemic times.
Do not get me wrong, I am saddened by this, but it is not likely to change for the better any time soon. I sporadically buy singles to stay somewhat up-to-date, but this is really only driven by a personal distaste of proxies.
The analogy that often comes to mind is that of racing cars. Formula 1 racing is not cheap, but there are other categories of racing available with a smaller barrier to entry. Cannot afford Formula 1, but still want some of the experience, leverage a simulator.
The single LGS within several hours of me that ran monthly vintage events permanently closed over the pandemic. If I am lucky another store will experiment with running similar events. If I am unlucky, playing with friends, or somehow convincing (and teaching) my seven year old son to play are the main options.
I started this thread because I still buy a lot of physical cards. I know that a lot you out there also buy paper cards but only play Vintage on MTGO.
I am reaching a point where I may be playing a lot less Vintage if I cannot play with physical cards. I am just not getting the enjoyment from the game that I get playing physical cards with people in real life.
I bought all of the MH1 and MH2 staples in paper and I have not really bought any of them on MTGO. This makes being competitive on MTGO very hard.
I know I am not the only person looking at it this way and there may not be a solution but it is a problem that I know several players face.
There’s almost no reason to keep up with the vintage cardpool. That said, if you keep up with modern, you’ll likely have all the cards you need for Vintage by default.
@marland_moore Have you tried talking with one of your LGS's to see if they would be interested in hosting monthly proxy Vintage events? If you really want it, you'll probably have to make it happen yourself.
@lienielsen That is my point. I keep with Modern in paper so I have the cards. I just don't keep up on MTGO, so I don't have the cards where it counts.
@revengeanceful I am reaching out to 2 local LGS that have done proxy Vintage in the past. Since Shaman Ben (Ben Perry) stopped organizing Vintage here we just don't have any events in Metro Detroit.
@marland_moore It's easiest for LGSs because they have the audience daily and the location, but all you really need is a location and the will to put in the work to organize. You have the internet at your disposal, so between Discord, Facebook, Twitter, email, and even posting fliers at your LGS (most owners will let you if it's advertising an event that doesn't compete with their business), you should be able to cast a wide net and drum up a decent showing. It is work, and procuring the venue and prize support is the only challenge (unless you do cash split)...and you run the risk of losing $ if you do a guaranteed mox or something.
What I think you're really saying isn't that there's a lack of Vintage in Detroit...but there's a lack of Vintage events people other than yourself are putting in the effort to organize.