I am excited about this card not because it will win me the game but because it synergizes so well with other strategies.
I think this basically summarizes my reaction to this entire set. Nothing jumps out as obviously game breaking, but to echo another user in another thread, there are so many utility cards built here it's just waiting for a future brewer who will be addressing a meta challenge a few years from now. In the meantime it will remain to be seen whether synergies help new decks in our format where people seem relatively Meh on win-harder cards.
All that said, we've been without a (consistently) viable prison deck for a while. Would like to see "Hatewalkers" come out swinging as a thing!
So in carrying on this set's theme of slightly bonkers uncommon PWs this seems to hate on:
- Delve/Dredge/Survival and anything else you'd want a Tormod's Crypt for
- Tutors (Obvi...)
Casting cost is non-prohibitive. Clearly dead against Shops. This seems like keenly wicked hate, but that said, which decks want it most? Main or side only? Is this another Win More kind of card like others we've seen in this set? Given how everyone here just loves asymetrical hate...
@Macdeath @Rat3dE Absolutely not serious! Hence in Off-Topic. Just a pun! But it's funny to be me because when you talk about Vintage to some people, even in an amicable, proxy-friendly, enthusiastic way, they have a very odd idea that it's basically just us sitting across from each other and congratulating ourselves for owning rare and expensive cards. Obscure AND Pretentious.
@Brass-Man Absolutely. Those are some severely pimp Tendrils. Auto-Include.
Was idly flipping through bulk cards at a GP and found this hidden gem...
Anyone want to help me work out what should go into what I can only imagine is the deck that would best reflect how others view our format:
Obscure Pretention Storm!!!!
(Apologies to any Francophones!)
Hi All! Just wondering if anyone might be trundling out to the event this coming weekend. We don't get much vintage round' these here parts so I thought I'd see if anyone would be around to shake hands and play turn one lotus to the general amazement of bemused onlookers. @Oestrus any chance you coming back this year?
@cleverpseudonym With the exception of Chalice of the Voice, yes it's public domain. I just did a run for myself, but I'd probably find another piece of art for chalice if others were interested, so as not to offend whoever currently owns all of the Python stuff.
Thanks for the kudos though! It sounds like there might be a few people who are interested so I'll poke desultorily at the "how to make it so other people can buy this" option.
And again. When we play, especially with any playtest/proxies we use the oracle text for all cards and rulings no matter what they say. I think the humor in Jace is just that it's one bazillion tiny words.
My feeling on what makes cards old school wording wise is the non-standard vocabulary, random pronouns, etc. The old cards feel a lot more like the the game designer is more or less talking to you, explaining each card as a unique effect, rather than anticipating that 25 years later the exact same effects would be reprinted, repeated and honed down into the most efficient, clinical effect. So to that I end I think Jace accomplishes the mission. We workshopped him a good bit in the original thread where I posted some of these ideas. Almost made him a wall!
I feel like the only other particularly non-old-school element is that I used the generic mana symbol in the lands, rather than "one colorless mana" spelled out. But I like the way it looked and it seemed a little funky and non-standard, like things would have been at the time.
Anyhow, that all said, feedback is welcome! And if people are interested I can try to get a link where you can snag some.