Posts made by mourningpalace
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Seems like a good dredge Target. Except the existing targets straight kill the opponent, so I don’t really see this as an upgrade.

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@bandswithothers seems sweet. But what’s with the combat redirection part? Shouldn’t it read combat damage done to you can be re-directed to Jace? Not from Jace to a creature.
The abilities should also read only once per turn and as a sorcery.
Needs more text 🙂

posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Awesome! I had to miss the last one (Daughters birthday > vintage). But I plan to be there for this one. Can't wait, see you in a few weeks.

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@ophidian RIW has their monthly vintage this Sunday in Livonia. If you can make the trip, I highly recommend it. It's my daughter's b-day or I would be headed there myself this weekend.

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@moorebrother1 I think there is a slight disadvantage to people always knowing what deck you are on, but I think repetition and expertise with a specific deck far out way that. Look at @Montolio as an example. At champs, or any time on-line, every opponent that sits across from him 100% knows he is on shops. But he still wins consistently because of how well he knows the deck.
I think the key for me to getting better (and I'm not great btw) is just learning to slow down, and think a few seconds before each play. The other key has been to remember my mistakes and learn from them, instead of getting tilted by them. I don't like to mess up and lose a match because of it, but if it helps me play better in future matches, then the mistake was not that bad after all.
And above all, I have to have fun. If I'm so focused on winning that I'm not having fun, then I am missing the point of playing the game. Winning is nice, but the purpose of playing a game is to have fun. I find if I keep a good attitude and enjoy the game, no matter how much I am winning or losing, I play at a higher level because I am more relaxed.

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@moorebrother1 I would second this. The tournaments at RIW that Ben puts on are great. I look forward to them each time I get to go, even though it is a 3 hour drive for me to go to them.

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I have been playing Grixis Theives. It's a pile of broken fun cards, and I like stealing the fun from my opponent. Probably not the best deck by far, but has all the things I like about vintage.

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@brass-man yeah, I forgot about that as well. Seems like they should be quite a bit less.

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@madmanmike25 You would be surprised what people will pay for them. They wouldn't be worth that much if people weren't buying them. You don't have to tote them around either. eBay is pretty easy way to unload them.

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@ydl They have only released them in one set, Vintage Masters. However, they are found in Treasure Chests, so there is a steady stream of them released on MTGO.

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.

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@ophidian I have not played there. I play at Dave's Vallet Cards in Cedar springs. I'm there most fridays for Modern FNM. If you like modern, it's a good shop to go to. Some legacy players there as well.

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@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.

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@topical_island @Ophidian I live about an hour north of GR, so if you all do plan some vintage in GR, let me know. If I'm available I would be down for it as well.

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@ophidian D.C. Comics in Battle Creek does run some proxy tournaments, not sure the frequency. I went to one a couple months ago and was a pretty good time.

The RIW monthly tournaments in Livonia are great. I have gone the last two months, and are worth the drive over for. Good turn out each month, and the prize support is great. They are doing it again next weekend I think. I would be there, but I'm going to Modern regionals in Chicago that weekend.

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@topical_island Althought the WTF??? From the landstill player is almost worth the slot to me, at least from a fun factor lol

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@topical_island I saw it in a list and tried it out. So far it has only been good against blue based control decks like landstill. It is easy to hard cast which is the appeal of it I think. Probably a little too narrow though to be worth the slot.

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@bobbyvictory Yes, I do think they are more powerful. Card advantage is inherently more powerful than mana acceleration. These cards provide powerful card advantage.

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@bobbyvictory I don't play shops, so I am not one of those that have a vested interest in the card. I just don't think it is that bad, or any more OP that many other vintage decks. Vintage is supposed to be OP and broken shit. That's what's fun about it. So, I just don't think you and I can agree on this one.