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posted in Tournament Reports read more

VINTAGE FRIENDS!

I didn't proofread it. Its fast, its dirty, its a rambling stream of my incoherent thoughts on a great first Eternal Weekend. Here is my 11th place Vintage Champs Tournament report!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M3KPwk8KWQNyVhsOmGzfYIukcEeqFypTUfGl9sGgQfM/edit?usp=sharing

I am always down to dicuss Vintage, Paradoxical Outcome or Magic in general. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

Cheers!

Justin 'IamActuallyLvL1' Gennari

posted in Tournament Reports read more

Hello Vintage Community! On Saturday, I won TMD 19 in Oakville, CT! I had an great time with all my friends and the rest of the community this weekend. I wrote up this Tournament Report in an effort to share my some of amazing time with you.

If you're interested feel free to skim, browse or binge a little bit of what I like to call 'light reading'. The links in the table on the first page can take you to whatever interests you.

I am always down to dicuss Vintage, Paradoxical Outcome or Magic in general. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

Cheers!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hStph0WJP8yr3f1mktjUxuc8fWk6H-JqDFnaqgWyQz4/edit?usp=sharing

posted in Vintage News read more

I've posted about this just about everywhere but I can not stress how much I love this announcement. I know that I am in the minority as a Vintage player striving for the Pro Tour but this change perfectly fits my goals for Magic. I cant wait sink more time into Vintage and not feel like I am sacrificing to much time on my goal of making the PT. HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

posted in Vintage News read more

Hey ManaDrain!

I wanted to let everyone know that all my Vintage Challenge Streams will be hosted on youtube directly following the streams.

Here are the links:

https://www.twitch.tv/iamactuallylvl1

https://www.youtube.com/user/IamActuallyLvL1/playlists

Current Challenge VODS:

Bomberman PO (Top 4)
Dack PO (4-2)
Karn PO (Top 4)
Dack/Library PO (4-2)
Meme Stream - Gifts Ungiven (4-2 9th)
PO 11/17/18 (4-2 13th)
PO 11/24/18 (4-2 15th)
Remora PO 12/1/18 (6-0 Top 4)
Esper PO 12/8/18 (4-2 18th)
Esper PO 12/15/18 (5-2 11th)
Esper PO 12/22/18 (0-3)
Remora PO 12/29/18 (4-2 21st)
Esper PO 1/5/19(4-2 15th)
UR Delver 1/5/19 (3-3)
Lavinia PO 1/19/19 (5-1 2nd)
Esper PO 2/2/19 (4-2 Top 8 )
Esper PO 2/9/19 (4-2 17th )
Esper PO 2/16/19 (3-3 25th)
Remora PO 3/2/19 (5-2 9th)
4c Control PO 3/9/19 (4-2 17th)

Current League VODS:

Blue PO 9/24/18
Blue PO 9/27/18
PO Storm 9/30/18
Blue PO 9/30/18
Bomberman PO 10/2/18
Blue PO 10/8/18 (1)
Blue PO 10/8/18 (2)
Cunning Paradox 10/9/18
Cunning Paradox 10/11/18
Leovold PO 10/15/18
Blue PO 10/15/18
Ravager Shops 11/12/18
Ravager Shops 11/12/18
Bomberman Gifts 11/12/18
Grixis Painter 11/16/18
Humans 11/16/18
Brian Kelly Grixis 11/17/18
Niv Mizzet 11/19/18
Niv Mizzet (2) 11/19/18
Niv Mizzet 11/21/18
Blue PO 11/23/18
Experimental Frenzy 11/23/18
Humans 11/24/18
Shops 11/25/18
Green PO 11/29/18
UB Yuriko 12/6/18
Shops 12/10/18
UR Xerox 12/10/18
Menendian Jeskai 12/17/18
Esper PO 12/20/18
Remora PO 12/26/18
Erayo Robots 12/29/18
Remora PO 12/31/18
Erayo Robots 1/4/19
12 Pillar Red 1/4/19
Bomberman PO 1/16/19
Welder 1/22/19
Welder 2/2/19
Teshar l00psShops 2/4/19
Teshar l00psShops 2/7/19
GitRog 2/14/19
Cerebral Assassin 2/14/19
Cerebral Assassin 2/20/19
5c Humans 2/20/19
POxElrdazi 2/25/19
Bomberman (3/5/19)
Saheeli Humans (3/8/19)
Remora PO (3/8/19)
BUG Yuriko (3/13/19)
Eldrazi x PO (3/16/19)
BUG Yuriko (3/16/19)
Esper PO (3/17/19)

Thanks,
Justin

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@countdabubba Good question! It is my belief that you can only support 2 "delve spells" in PO. So for this you have to choose between Dig/Cruise/Will and Snapcaster. Dig is the best one as you are a combo deck. Cruise IMO is more underwhelming then Will and Will plays a bit better with the one snapcaster mage. It is perfectly acceptable to run 1 dig 1 cruise or 1 dig 1 will 1 snap. Any other configuration doesn't make sense.

posted in Vintage Community read more

You do realize that 3-2 is 60% an a great win rate right? Pro Win %

The best players in the entire world are around a 65% win rate are the GP+ level. Losing around half the matches of Magic you play is completely normal. If you don't like that then I don't think Magic is the game for you. The first thing you have to accept as a Magic player trying to improve is that you will lose ALOT and you will continue to lose ALOT until you are Owen Turtenwald where you will still lose ALOT

posted in Vintage Community read more

@rat3de hopefully I can win EW and get PO restricted so I can brew again

posted in Vintage Community read more

MTGO is the cutting edge of competitive Vintage. You will get the opportunity to play versus the newest metagame and great players. In a single challenge alone you can play versus multiple vintage world champions, VSL stars and MTGO grinders. MTGO is the best practice you can get playing Vintage outside of a small test group of similaily high level players. MTGO Vintage metagame is not held back by huge prices for paper cards. You can and will have access to switch decks at will as the metagame itterates week to week.

If you have any questions feel free to message me or stop by my stream and I will answer them live.

Cheers,
Justin

posted in Combo read more

Like when facing any combo decks across any format there are two keys to success. One: Disruption and Two: An Efficient Clock.

The top disrupting effects are Stony Silence, Null Rod followed closely by cards like Kambal, Leovold and Spirt of the Labyrinth. Combing these cards with counter magic like FoW, Fluster storm , Pyroblast and mental mistep and adding to the clock with other cards that pressure life totals quickly will result in a strong PO matchup

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Nice run Cosmo! Your decks are sweet!

posted in Vintage News read more

Just uploaded the 15th Vintage Challenge VOD to this list.

Thanks everyone!

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

https://www.facebook.com/events/2237181789827675/?ti=cl

Details:

Join us for the first ELD Vintage Open at ELD's Time Vault Games! 15 proxies allowed.

Every ELD Opens features:

  • Fabulous Guaranteed Prizes
  • 100% Of Entry Fees Given Out To Players
  • One of A Kind Bonuses FOR ALL PLAYERS! (not from prize pool)
    AND
  • A Unique Custom Playmat For Our Champion! (in addition to the 100% payout!)

Format: Vintage
Entry: $30
When: February 23rd – doors open at 10 am | event begins at noon.
Where: 15 North Main Street Suite B-4 Bellingham, MA
Prizes: 100% of all entries will be given out as prizes.

Swiss rounds with a cut to top 8

Excited to see a paper Vintage series near me. I've enjoyed ELD events in the past and hope for a bright future at his new store.

posted in Combo read more

@babau I play 0 flusterstorms and 0 mistep. I do not want any cards that are dead draws versus shops. I like to shy away from these very narrow spells.

Erayo is a fun of that I like to include. I cut a mystical in the Delve PO list for one at TMD 19. It was good but can be a little cute.

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@zieby brain freeze is just an inferior win condition due to it being dead when you are stuck with it in your hand early. Cards like mentor, tinker, key provide meaningful value when in your opening hand. This is a reason I dislike tendrils.

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@rat3de 😄 when its not practicing for EW I will stream other decks I promise

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To address your initial questions.

You can join practice room and direct challenges that cost 0$. And you can play solitare mode by yourself to learn the controls.

You can play these matches as long as you want before maybe moving onto leagues.

Leagues are 10$ and you can play 5 matches at your leisure.

The best value are challenges. These happen on Saturdays. You will play 6 rounds and 3-3 will get you your money back and better than that will be +value.

posted in Vintage Strategy read more

@chubbyrain Worth noting since Matt brought up my example. Crypts and Cage are more much powerful for Paraodoxical Outcome then say leyline because they all contribute to your decks main gameplan of bouncing colorless low cost permanents.

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Wow this is an incredible compilation of data. Thank you for putting this together!

Also thank you @Smmenen for tagging me or I would have missed this!

I'll have to dig into this once I get home and can utilize my monitor setup.