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Tournament details have been added, prizes will soon be announced and there is also wonderful news.
Finally in EU we're having what US has been enjoying for ages: the tournament will allow 15 PROXIES (playtest cards), hopefully our clueless WotC won't give TO any trouble.
Guidelines will be posted soon, but expect something along the NYSE lines.
Joe Brennan from NJ, interviewed at EW NA 2016, said something along the lines of having each weekend at least one or two 1ks at 2h driving distance tops.
We have two monthly leagues in Italy with 20ish players.
Despite that, situation is really dire in Europe, especially regarding bigger events.
After my previous post about the need of a Vintage Series in EU to fill MKM void, having talked with players and TOs, the first stop featuring our beloved format is out.
Viale Sergio Cavina 4
40139, Bologna, Italy
Details can be found on website and facebook and event.
Everything I already said still stands: 4-stops circuit at its second complete run with quite the big Legacy on Sunday, held in the easily reachable Bologna.
Feel free to ask for any logistic help, I will be at Nebraska's War and so will the TOs (they're Legacy specialists). I will update with further information as soon as avaliable.
Posting, since for some reason the TO @nebraskaswar hasn't done it yet and the news has been out for quite some time.
This is at the moment the only event left in Europe with both Eternal formats, with attendance higher than EW EU, at least comparing most recent Legacy.
Lucca Fiere e Congressi Spa
Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237 (Traversa I)
55100, Lucca (LU) - Italy
I'll just add a couple of clarifications: there will be TWO Vintage events, I managed to have the TO give us the Saturday slot this year for the main one (Super Vintage on the schedule) and most of its detail are already out, let's show them some attendance in return.
The other one (Vintage All Stars on the schedule) has the prize structure yet to be announced, but the idea is to have a premium "High Stakes, High Rewards" event for the dieahard players, with high registration fee, most likely 100 euros, that will inevitably result in a smaller attendance, top heavy prizes and sort of a trophy for the winner.
Feel free to ask for any logistic help, especially if you plan to go to Florence before or after, Joe Brennan and friends from overseas will be visiting me again, so you're definitely in for some tough competition.
At least in Europe, regarding Old School (or like Rich once said, Civil War reenactment with Klingons), it's not the format per se, but more TOs/vendors (the ones that enjoy it the most) that push it at the expense of Vintage.
@JosefK Nebraska's War Tournament, 13-16th Dec in Lucca, Italy will have a Vintage Main Event on Saturday and a Premium Vintage at 100 euros fee on Friday.
If nothing for EW EU changes, soon Nebraska's War will become the biggest Eternal Event in EU. Already had more players for Legacy in 2017 than this year in Paris, if you're not after the painting you should definitely come and take the chance to visit Tuscany too.
Or else, I regret having to say this, but one'd better off saving some money and time and then travel overseas to a proper Vintage event in the US.
There are the remnants of the Italian Vintage forum of old, but not even our healthy Legacy community uses it anymore.
Sadly there is no use for an European Vintage forum, there aren't many groups of players around and definitely not many events to announce. As I said after MKM abandoned us we are left with two laughable Ovinos, one questionable EW EU and Nebraska's War, hence me approaching 4Seasons to have their Legacy raising popularity help us.
Unless you count the monthly leagues, there is one in Barcelona, one on the East coast of Italy and our in Florence, but since long are gone the days of the 300p Ovinos US are the Vintage Homeland now and one should just follow TMD.
I had a chat with the TO and we both agreed to delay beginning to host Vintage to 2019.
There is not much time to prepare for September and the December one is too close to Nebraska's War.
Our League together with the other Italian one might try to set up something smallscale like a side event for the December one, but the real thing will start next year.
The first 4 Season will be in February and by the December one and Nebraska the dates will be already set, I'll keep everyone updated.