I bought the "First 10 Years" but I've fallen behind. Need to get caught up soon!
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RE: [Premium Article] History of Vintage/Schools of Magic: 2006
RE: Eternal Weekend for the first timer
Re. 1), plan to be there all day and at least 9/10 rounds if you want to play the whole thing. This also depends on, for example, what record you'd have to make you consider dropping. I plan on staying in regardless of how poorly I'm doing, as I'm a fairly novice vintage player and am just happy for the opportunity to use my cards.
Re: 3.), all of the side events are now posted at http://www.cardtitan.com/eternal_weekend
RE: So i'm going to be buying into MTGO.
Just a tip if anyone has the funds and just wants to get into a deck quickly. If you go to the vintage results at www.mtgtop8.com, you can see what the cost of the decks will be for MTGO, as they link directly to cardhoarder.com. You can then place an entire deck in your cart just by clicking the cardhoarder button, instead of picking and choosing and/or trading directly within MTGO.
It will show that they are out of inventory occassinally, but using the price optimizer usually get all 60+15 into your cart.
This is just a quick way to get into the deck if you have $600-$1,000 to drop in one sitting, but also gives you a quick temperature of what the decks will cost to trade in and out of.
RE: The Reserve List - The Reddest Red Herring
The funny thing about Maro's comment, is that anything he says can probably have an ending of "...at this time.", added to it. There are things that my company does every day, that I recall someone at some point saying we'd never do or have interest in doing. I've been at my current employer for almost 15 years now growing from about 700 employees to over 3,500 at this time, and any time a new regime takes over at the exec level, there are new sets of thinking that take place to change the direction we're going in.
At some point in my lifetime, they will reprint those cards. Whether they are Yu-gi-oh size or landscape format or something odd, it will happen.
RE: White Eldrazi
Wanted to cc: in a quote from @JACO in another thread, for reference: The far more devastating effect of the Thorn of Amethyst restriction is to White Eldrazi. Thorn + Thalia was the basis for that deck to begin with, so I think now is the time for those White Eldrazi decks to widely adopt Null Rod/Stony Silence, as well as fully integrate Sanctum Prelate in to their builds, and change their manabase slightly to accommodate the necessary change. I played a fair amount of Prelate in the end of 2016 and early 2017 (in both Eldrazi and Junk Hatebears decks), and it is as good as advertised, if you can cast it on time.
When I last played the deck pre-ban, I had gone down to 3 Temples and upped the basic Plains count to 5, in addition to the 2 Karakas, for non-Cavern white mana sources.
Is it time to start playing Caves of Koilos in the deck as well since there is still some synergy with the Eldrazi colorless requirement? If so, is 2, too many? I hadn't thought of the Sanctum Prelate option to this point but it's such a great idea (if it can be cast consistently), although a turn slower than you would often want to be.
RE: MTGO Posted Decklists Changes
@bazaarofbaghdad This is the only option really. If you check it every day, they typically post the previous day's results (but it isn't 100%, some days are skipped...)
RE: Vintage Leagues come to MTGO!
For anyone curious, here are the 5-0 decks from Day 1 of the leaguess. I believe this is just a sample and not all 5-0 decks but I may be incorrect:
RE: Vintage Leagues come to MTGO!
It is a great investment if you don't have access to play regularly,, even with all the bugs. I was looking at Montolio's most recent winning decklist on one of the dailys, and Cardhoarder had the full deck for $545 cash as of yesterday. Probably 20% of that is just in the Wastelands so power must have really come down in price...