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@brass-man said in Should all Vintage be 100% proxy?:

When I see Alpha power? "Meh, must be nice."

It is, I enjoy playing with them. That being said, I was very lucky to be gifted the set many years ago.

As a vintage player from Australia, I can say that there are very few sets of power in the country. When last I counted (about 4 years ago), there were between 60-80 sets in the entire country. Australia is a large country with a tiny population. The largest sanctioned vintage events top out at 40 players; most big events fluctuate between 16 and 24 players. Proxy-friendly events almost never go beyond 12 players. The sad truth is that there is a lack of interest in the format.

Before moving to the US, I coordinated vintage in Sydney. Since moving, events stopped being scheduled, and the community disappeared. Proxy events can help smooth the transition curve to vintage - in my experience in Australia, this was unfortunately not the case.

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In response to the OP: yes, and no.

I experimented 6-7 years ago with running 100% proxy events in Sydney, Australia. These events allowed a vintage community to be maintained, but, regardless of my efforts, it did not grow the player base. When I moved away from Sydney, the community collapsed.

A vintage meta-game is laudable. There's MTGO...

The reality is that vintage is not for everyone. Whilst I am certain cost is a barrier to entry, I am skeptical that going 100% proxy would drive significant adoption. I would hate to lose what little WOTC support there is.

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I have no control over event scheduling!!! I am but a simple attendee, but I will pass the information along.

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Yes. There is monthly vintage at Eudo. June has been scheduled for the 23rd. July has not yet been scheduled.

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I should be there this time round! Back in the country, and ready to play!!!

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I will be there, with something new (for me at least). Hopefully the CFB legacy 3k doesn't steal too many people.

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@rat3de hit me up at some point, and I can bring you in something else...

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@stuart I stand by my response in that thread: for me, prizes are irrelevant

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@smmenen I still wanted to grab a hardback copy...

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I have no interest in playing old school, and have had no interest to date. There are plenty of people that enjoy it, and I am happy for them and their enjoyment.

My solution this year for EW is to bring my family with me and turn it into a family holiday. My son's interest in MTG is growing, so it is possible that in a couple of years there will be a child playing (and trolling) at EW. He's starting to learn to read now, so there is still plenty of time...