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posted in Big Blue read more

Well, I tested a lot, and I believe the missteps are better to have than not to have. With the amount of swords, delvers, pyroblasts, ancestral, misstep, etc... it seems to be better to have it. Played the Vintage challenge today and took 1st place with this list:

2x Flooded Strand
4x Polluted Delta
1x Tolarian Academy
1x Strip Mine
3x Underground Sea
2x Volcanic Island
2x Island
1x Library of Alexandria
2x Notion Thief
1x Blightsteel Colossus
2x Dack Fayden
2x Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1x Ancestral Recall
1x Brainstorm
3x Preordain
3x Mental Misstep
4x Force of Will
2x Mana Drain
1x Ponder
1x Tinker
1x Time Walk
2x Flusterstorm
1x Vampiric Tutor
1x Demonic Tutor
1x Yawgmoth's Will
1x Gush
1x Treasure Cruise
1x Dig Through Time
1x Timetwister
1x Sensei's Divining Top
1x Time Vault
1x Voltaic Key
1x Sol Ring
1x Black Lotus
1x Mox Jet
1x Mox Sapphire
1x Mox Pearl
1x Mox Ruby
1x Mox Emerald
1x Mana Crypt

SB:
2x Sulfur Elemental
2x Ingot Chewer
3x Tormod's Crypt
3x Grafdigger's Cage
1x Toxic Deluge
2x Hurkyl's Recall
1x Mindbreak Trap
1x Arcane Laboratory

posted in Vintage Community read more

This whole thing does not seem any different than ID's in paper. By the same logic, those are match fixing as well right? But that happens in EVERY tournament EVER. I don't see how this is even a discussion thread. This is part of the game.
If someone draws or concede's in a final round and it knocks me out of top 8, which is more productive: complain about how those people 'screwed' me, or reflect on the matches I lost and consider what I could do differently in future matches so that I don't have to hope for tie breakers to get me in?

posted in Official Tournament Results read more

I'm happy with how I did, but its kind of crappy that Wizards tainted it by not having the top 8 work correctly. The top 8 pairings were not by standings, they were random. And if someone didn't make it over, even worse. I think by the way they messaged, if you did better in top 8 than standings they paid the diff. So if Jazza was 1st is standings, he probably got paid 1st prize payout and was no point in playing out the top 8. He probably conceded to his opponent since he could not win anything more. That what I would have done.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@gkraigher So, you want wizards to change the errata, then re-print it, and then immediately ban/restrict it? Seems like an unlikely course of action they would take.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@john-cox what are you referring to as addendum that mills? The original wording on the card does not read this way. Was that an old errata function that worked this way at some point?

posted in Oath read more

@brianpk80 So after playing a few leagues with Gisela, I am impressed. Pretty much lights out for shops, and very hard castable.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@wappla Just for the record, the first daily event after the restrictions Rich was on Oath. He switches decks around quite a bit if you watch his stream. I don't think he was being hypocritical.

posted in Big Blue read more

Thanks @nucleosynth

Here is what I faced today:
R1 - Landstill: L 1-2
R2 - Ravager Shops: W 2-1
R3 - Ravager Shops: W 2-0
R4 - Mentor: W 2-0
R5 - Mentor: W 2-1
R6 - White Eldrazi: W 2-1
T8 - Mentor: W 2-0
T4 - White Eldrazi: W 2-1
T2 - Landstill: W 2-1

White eldrazi was tough, but they kind of fold to blightsteel if you can stick it. Won me both matches today. Basically played the games towards vault key or blightsteel and let anything through that didn't mess with that plan.

posted in Big Blue read more

@The-Atog-Lord Thanks Rich. This deck is a ton of fun, and I'm glad its viable in vintage now. The restrictions were spot on IMO. Made for some fun magic!

posted in Official Tournament Results read more

@Brass-Man Some sites similar to TMD in other formats have threads for ban list discussion. Can we just have that on TMD and then warn/block/suspend users on TMD that post ban list discussion in any thread other than that? Kind of tired of every thread always going into that discussion. Keeping it to a single thread people can dump complaints into, and maintain discussions that actually mean something in the rest of the threads would be great.

posted in Vintage Community read more

It is hard to define what I want vintage to be. I have fun playing the current meta, and did so before the last wave of restrictions. I had fun playing ten years ago when I still had paper vintage, playing belcher in a field of 4x trinisphere (well, maybe not toooo much fun). I expect vintage to be the most broken spells ever being cast. Sometimes the games are grindy, some times you die on turn one. I play to cast ancestral recall, black lotus, etc, or to dredge my deck on turn two and kill with a hoard of zombies.
I do like to see some diversity in the meta though, and a couple cards seems to hinder that a bit right now. For me, mentor and paradoxical outcome are too much. Shops will remain prevelant unless workshops itself is restricted, and I would not want to see the deck killed (or nuke peoples valuable cards). But given the age and price of the cards, and the resistance that causes to change decks much, I don't expect too much diversity, and don't let it hinder my ability to have fun playing the game.
My preference would be to see Mentor and outcome restricted. I don't mind a larger restricted list, as that is something I expect in vintage. Broken things being restricted. I don't see much on the list that could come off. Maybe ponder or jar.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@ChubbyRain I can attest to the Saturday thing. I was very excited to see them every Saturday, but being summer time, I have only been able to play in one so far. For some reason the wife and kids want to do shit on Saturdays....go figure.
But when the snow starts falling, I feel I will have much more time to do this on the weekend.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@Stormanimagus You mean play Mentor like the other half of the field?

posted in Vintage Community read more

@Stormanimagus I'm not sure where you get your deck lists. Please look at Jeskai Mentor lists on mtggoldfish.com. Every list runs at least 6-7 of the cards you listed, some lists even more. These cards are pretty much the normal build now for Mentor. I am confused on why you would think this is unused tech? I typically do not run Mentor, usually Thieves. I run 6-7 Anti-shops cards as well in that deck.

posted in Vintage Community read more

MTGO has its opportunities for improvement, but over all it is a lot of fun. Being able to play leagues is awesome, and a lot of fun. The glitches or bugs are not really a concern, as others said already you get reimbursed if this happens to you (have never had an issue not getting reimbursed). It's the interface things that take some getting used to.
For me, the biggest issue on MTGO for vintage is the way flusterstorm works. Try to fluster a fluster, or a huge tendrils. you may prefer conceding the match instead. I can almost guarantee you will do it wrong the first couple times you cast it.

posted in Vintage Community read more

I do not play much paper vintage, about once a month proxy tournament is all. But I play a lot of online vintage, a few league matches almost every day. I don't see any of the concern everyone is having over shops right now. In each league I only see shops maybe once, rarely twice, some not at all. I keep playing against quite a variety of different decks. WAY more variety than prior to the last restrictions. From an on-line perspective, vintage feels likes it's in a great place to me, and I don't see need for any changes. Shops is still a thing, but it is much easier to beat now if your prepaired for it. it does not seem any more OP than any other deck.
I can see people that don't play online, and eternal weekend might be the one tournament a year they play in could feel vintage is in a bad spot. But this was just one tournament.
I have been having a blast playing a variety of big blue mana drain type decks, and even some yawgmoth's storm decks as well. I would hate to see a mishra's workshop restriction, as it would remove a key part of the meta game. Playing to beat the shops lock seems fun to me, and it is as much a part of vintage to me as the blue mirrors or dredge are.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@bobbyvictory Many of us that have been discussing this with you have played for 20+ years, myself included. The issues you have with the format ARE the format. The point of the format is to play the power 9, which are blue cards and artifacts. That has always been what the decks are in the format, blue based decks, and artifacts. This is what it is, and always will be. I feel you should have researched the format a little before buying into it. I feel legacy or modern is more what you are looking for. Lucky for you, your power has gone up in value since you bought it, and you can sell it to get basically everything you could want in legacy and modern.