I misread this, this card is terrible.
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RE: MTG B&R Update Incoming!
We didn't even get the vanilla "Vintage: No Changes" notice. We got the implied non-notice "Vintage: the format WotC won't even acknowledge, let alone give a F about."
They only mentioned the formats they were modifying. There was no mention of Standard /Commander /etc.
RE: [BBD] The Kenrith Walkers
@brass-man we are old... I, I simply have no words.
@topical_island I love the idea of saying the game is marketed to 7 year olds by making a reference to a 25 year old kids show. Maybe WotC isn't dumbing things down... Maybe we're just really old.
This is a reason I really like vintage. I can go play vintage with my friends and we have a lot in common, mortgages, kids, money. I've been to a couple tournaments at a bar.
If I went to the standard FNM that draws most of the players where I live I wouldn't have that comradery, I like vintage because I'm old.
RE: Single Card Discussion - Lavinia, Azorious Renegade
Lotus, 2 Moxen and Petal is four secondary sources (40% chance in opener) of mana. Math that out with a 4 off card (40% of 40%) and you get about an 11% chance of it happening turn 1 if theres 4 copies in your deck.
Add in stuff like repeal and chrome or opal mox and your looking at 20ish percent.
This isn't a bad turn 2 play.
I think the home is in a mentor shell. Maybe a PO mentor deck without the PO's. Put in some extra Snapcaster/Jaces. Maybe a blue angel 2.0 deck.
RE: Vintage 101: Survivor - Amonkhet Edition
@kaluma i really dont understand your last posts... so i have 2 questions for you, so i can understand the whole thing better:
Do you stream aswell? If so...
Does this jeff got more viewers than you?
Somehow i feel i know alredy the answers.... and now i understand your post better.... it actually makes sense xD
I don't want this to get out of hand, but Kaluma (along with a whole bunch of other people here* @wfain) invented the deck and did it witha lot of it streaming so I doubt Kaluma has stream envy. I think jeff is very good at playing popular decks in interesting formats. Most TMD people are more attuned to vintage gameplay than jeff's audience probably is.
RE: August 28, 2017 Banned & Restricted Announcement
As an Oath player I really like this, I also like that they will not be doing any thing prior to EW. This was a great move for WotC.
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SMIP summer 2022 Meta review.
I have no affiliation, just saw this on twitter.
Temur Combo Cascade
I was looking at modern lists a while back and I noticed Crashing Footfalls was popular. Hypergenesis is also banned in that format. I wondered what the best thing I could do with cascade in vintage was, added one and one together and decided to make this.
Cascade gets alot of acceleration coming to vintage in the form of Simian and Elvish Spirit Guide. You also get the best pitch counters out there.
The ideal creatures to cascade into are griselbrand and emrakul. Chancellor of the annex is interesting because you can cascade it out and it is protection.
Here is a list,
Lands (14) 4 City of Brass 4 Gemstone Mine 4 Mana Confluence 1 Boeseiju, Who Shelters All 1 Cavern of Souls Instants (14) 2 Force of Negation 4 Force of Will 4 Misdirection 4 Violent Outburst Sorceries (2) 2 Hypergenesis Creatures (30) 4 Chancellor of the Annex 4 Elvish Spirit Guide 4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 4 Griselbrand 2 Maelstrom Wanderer 4 Sphinx of Foresight 4 Shardless Agent 4 Simian Spirit Guide
Most decks in vintage can vomit their hand out in one turn if they want to, so Hypergenesis is unilateral. The pitch magic and fast clock give you good combo matches. Some of the Bazaar matches (particularly Squee) are bad as well as Xerox.
Couple neat things,
This deck can be made entirely with foils.
pretty muchentirely legacy legal.
It doesn't use anything too expensive and doesn't want to. Power and time vault would all get cast off of cascade, and this is not a bazaar or shop deck. There is a very strong argument for tabernacle in the side board.
This list needs optimization, and is just a talking point. I suggest you give it a whirl and see what you can do with it.
Buying cards on eBay?
I'm in the market for some paper cards. I was looking on eBay and wasn't sure how authentic some of the cards are. Are people getting fakes of stuff like force of negations made these days? What about the foil etched versions.
In the past I've collected foreign editions. For the most part I haven't had to worry about fakes. I'm not sure how cautious I should be.
Thanks in advance.
RE: Vintage Omnath
This is the thread I think.