@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
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.