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Tom A
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My OMA Gallery: http://originalmagicart.com/tom-as-magic-art/

About me

I've played Magic since 2011, Legacy since 2012, and Vintage since 2015.

I collect copies of Bludgeon Brawl and original art.

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I played Vault-Key Oath to a 4-0 finish (3-0-1 officially as we agreed to split) on Friday, and to a 3-2 Finish on Sunday. Here's my list:

2 Griselbrand
1 Emrakul
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
5 Moxen
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
2 Flusterstorm
4 Mental Misstep
4 Preordain
2 Thoughtseize
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Voltaic Key
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Oath of Druids
1 Time Vault
1 Time Walk
4 Show and Tell
1 Yawgmoth's Will / Omniscience (Switch from Friday to Sunday, explained below)
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Force of Will
1 Dig Through Time

4 Forbidden Orchard
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea

1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Nature's Claim
1 Pithing Needle
4 Abrupt Decay
1 Toxic Deluge
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Ravenous Trap
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Going into the weekend, I was looking at the success of Eldrazi at NYSE, and decided I needed to tune my deck to take into account the existence of a deck that often ran 4 Containment Priest in the main. I settled on a hybrid of Omni Oath and Vault/Key Oath, with 4 Show and Tells, 1 Omniscience, and a 2/1 split of Griselbrand and Emrakul. In typical fashion, I didn't play against Eldrazi a single time on Friday and sided out the Omniscience in every game 2 and 3. As a result, I decided to move it to the sideboard in favor of bringing Yawgmoth's Will back into the main.

On Friday, I played against Landstill, Mentor, Shops (TKS), and Dredge. On Sunday, I played against Delver, Eldrazi, Belcher, Labman Oathstill, and Shops, losing to Belcher and Shops (TKS). I think I made a critical mistake in Game 2 against Shops that cost me the game when I might otherwise have gone on to win, but I'm happy with my play that weekend overall.

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You can get an effective loupe very cheaply. I bought mine on Amazon. It has 40x magnification and a built-in LED light that also helps with testing opacity. It sells for less than $3. Amazon Link

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That explains why I was sure I'd seen a picture of it from a different angle that I couldn't find anywhere.

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@mickey.nobilis Noble Hierarch is in the OMA gallery "Prkchp’s Original MTG Art"

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@themanasource I'll be sure to keep an eye out. You've been hunting for him for some time now, right? I had a similar experience with Kev looking for Bludgeon Brawl. The man does so many paintings he doesn't keep records of his sales. Hopefully it surfaces.

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Defense Grid came back from framing the other day. I'm very please with how well it came out.

Defense Grid Framed

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I hope we can get some more Vintage community representatives into the full season instead of more pros who dabble occasionally. As for decks, I hope to see more archetypes represented than VSL's usual Mentor/Shops/Storm Metagame such as Oath and Painter.

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If I saw anyone at all playing with gem mint Beta power I'd be suspicious.

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Very impressive that you were able to get your hands on the three in only a month. Hope the Island surfaces.

The one piece of art I want and can't find at the moment is Bludgeon Brawl (NPH) by Kev Walker. He sold it at some point in the past and doesn't keep records of his sales.

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That's a beautiful Time Walk. And I agree, we should probably keep proxy discussion to a separate thread.