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Love VSL in general, it's what got me into really liking Vintage and now I own far too many digital pixels and decks.

Really dislike how the format makes the metagame super inbred and how much certain people use that platform to complain.

Also sad we won't be seeing Nick D. in the play-in again this season, but yay for @Brass-Man!

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I had considered an audible to Oath but had signed up in the morning and got back right at 2. Instead I got to contribute a 1-4 performance to the Shops record. 😕

I did inspire a "restrict LSG" tweet from Randy so that's something I guess.

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DCI actions in Modern have the same functionality that set rotation does in Standard: It dethrones whatever the current "top deck" is, makes people totally reconsider how they build decks, and usually also makes people run around trying to grab new cards.

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@Lodestone that's a good point about some kind of BUG control/landstill type deck. After all, this is the same format where Rich Shay is casting Dragonlords and OGW Chandra. 😛

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@nedleeds said:

@Winterstar unlikely to have an effect for this BNR. The decision, whatever it is was made 3 weeks ago to have lead time for MTGO.

It's great that in 2016 flagging a card as format-legal or not takes a month in the great program known as Magic: The Gathering Online.

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@Klep said:

I like the idea of the DCI being active in attempting to manage the Vintage format. I like the idea of restricting and unrestricting cards just for the purpose of shaking things up and shifting the format in addition to preventing it from getting unhealthy (this is something I feel they did with Gush's unrestriction, and I think that was successful at least for a while).

IMO if you want a format that rotates go play Standard or Modern.

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@Klep said:

@Leoj Untrue. rotating say, Scourge out of a format would be very different from just banning Mind's Desire.

You're splitting hairs. What the DCI does with Modern is essentially forcing rotation particularly in cases like Twin where it isn't a dominant deck and they're doing it to "shake up" the format before a PT.

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@Klep said:

@Leoj Rotation is when sets join or leave the format. You're talking about banning and unbanning.

Both of these things have the exact same effect on the metagame.

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Akash has been playing a 5c humans list feat. Mayor, Mantis Rider and Reflector Mage to some success:

http://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/392570#online

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It could also maybe just be a bunch of people who only owned shops cards (and not things like FoW or blue power) and didn't want to bother. Or maybe people who quit when the deck they really liked was neutered. Probably a bunch of factors.

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Fantastic write-up, Rich. Thanks for sharing.

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This is a good idea. I'll probably start contributing to this thread when I play dailies. It'll be a good exercise to re-watch my matches and write them up.

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As someone who sold out of MTGO many months ago, the idea of a p9c every weekend has me pretty excited and I pay bite the bullet and grab a deck again.