I know Shattering Spree doesn't see a lot of play these days, but this is better than it in a lot of cases, right? While it's an additional colorless for the first one, generating additional colorless seems a lot easier than generating additional red mana for each target after the first.
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[AKH] By Force
RE: [Premium Article] Schools of Magic: The History of Vintage 2017 & Conclusion
Serious congratulations on making it to the end of this monumental effort. I look forward to picking up a copy when it gets compiled into a book.
I won an 18-person event yesterday with the Asia Vintage Champs winning list, swapping out Spell Queller for Dryad Militant. Played against blue decks every round (including Outcome once, where the high density of Stony/Null Rod really paid off) and got quite lucky in my top 8 matches, but the deck felt really good.
[GRN] Assassin's Trophy
Assassin's Trophy BG
Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.
Abrupt Decay has been on a bit of a downswing lately, but this seems to have potential in that same slot of flexible removal for BUG and/or Oath decks. Losing uncounterable hurts, but the additional ability to hit any permanent might make up for that.
RE: The best format in Vintage history ...
My personal favorite periods of Vintage history have very little to do with the format itself, and more to do with who I was able to spend time with. My most active participation in the Vintage community was from 2003-2006 period, and I'll always look back fondly at periods 50-54 and 58 in particular.
50 - The Age of Storm (aka Beginnings)
This was shortly after I arrived at college and realized that half of the people on my floor played Magic, and several of them were interested in getting into Vintage. We really bonded over playtesting janky decks, and one friend of mine who has since passed away even won a Mox Pearl in a local tournament piloting a hacked together version of Burning Tendrils - turns out you don't really need power if you have 4x LED, 4x Burning Wish for Yawg Will.
51 - Burning Tendrils Flames Out (aka Falling in Love)
During this period I got my first taste of a big Vintage tournament, piloting Oshawa Stompy to a top 16 finish at Andy Stokinger's Dual Lotus tournament in Storrs, CT, iirc, which also happened to the first and only time I met @Smmenen - he was kind enough to sign my Memnarch after smashing me in the round 2 of that event that didn't count. This tournament was great fun, and really sealed my love of the format and the community.
52-54 - Control Slaver Emerges to The End of Type 1 (aka Give Em the Clamps)
I'll always remember the time spent helping a friend tune an Affinity list featuring the newly printed Genesis Chamber and Skullclamp, culminating with him winning a Mox with it in a local event. That deck was super sweet and did some really busted stuff with the right draws. Subsequent to that, I worked tirelessly with the help of others to try and break Arcbound Crusher, exploiting its interaction with Genesis Chamber and Affinity creatures. This ended up not being quite as good as just playing Trinisphere, but it was really fun to work on and play, and one of the co-creators did top 16 an SCG Power 9 tournament with it so there was some merit to the idea.
58 - Meandeck Gifts (aka Re-connecting)
After taking a brief break from the format and getting into the Vs System competitive scene for a bit, I circled back to Vintage. Being in Western MA at the time, I had the opportunity to connect with a great group of local players. It was great to be a part of the community again, and I'll never forget cramming onto the floor of a hotel room the night before a Waterbury with what felt like 12 other people. I remember very little of the Magic from that weekend other than @Brass-Man winning a huge game of Type 4, but I'll remember the experience forever.
The following summer I sold off my Magic collection to fund the necessities for my summer internship, and I fell out of the loop with Vintage and the community. It wasn't until after my friend passed away in 2015 that I came back to the format to help organize a Vintage tournament in his memory, and I'm really glad that I did.
RE: Dark Triad: A deck analysis and tournament report
@dr-j Could a one-of Consecrated Sphinx be an alternative to the Geyser? Closes the game quickly, is a decent way to spend Drain mana, and makes it hard for your opponent to claw back into the game if you're ahead on cards.
RE: SMIP # 65: Amokhet Vintage Set Review & B&R Fallout
@mdkubiak I agree wholeheartedly. Let's let the players play for a while, let the dust settle and see what shakes out. Vintage should be by its very nature the slowest-moving format; restrictions every six months or a year are far too frequent to let the metagame correct for surface-level issues.
RE: What content do you not get enough of?
One thing I'd love to see more of is gameplay videos that aren't just streams posted after the fact. I get why we don't have a lot of these, since they take more editing work and time commitment than just posting a stream, but I'd love to have more of these.
RE: Hollow One
I just watched the replay of @hierarchnoble's stream with this deck, and it looks like an absolute blast. One thing that jumped out to me is that the mana base seems stretched a bit thin with the blue power, the black tutors, and the white sideboard cards. The black tutors also seemed a bit slow. I'm loving the discussion on this deck; with some fine tuning it could be a real factor in the metagame.
RE: How to beat Paradoxical Outcome
Stony Silence is probably the single best hate card against the deck, but I've found the best way to beat the deck is a combination of early disruption and a fast clock. Even if you land a hate card early, if you don't end the game soon thereafter they might find a way to draw out of it.
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@marland_moore Where does it leave us? It very obviously leaves us in a place where there are next to no paper events. I don't see that changing unless individuals make a local effort to get events up and running in their community. You've asked this question a bunch of different ways a bunch of different times, I'm not sure what you're still looking for.
RE: Best Films of 2019
@maxxx17 The ones that stand out to me in retrospect are:
Knives Out - Fun and engaging from beginning to end
Endgame - A fitting end to the years-long buildup
Knock Down the House - An insightful look into what it took for these folks to get elected
Toy Story 4 - Really hit on all of the notes that made the original so great while still feeling new
Far From Home - Agree with Steve's take on this one, a fun subversion of the usual hero/villain dynamic
RE: [VOW] Chandra, Dressed to Kill
@moorebrother1 I think you're overstating how common DRC and Ragavan are in Vintage right now. Based on events over the last 30 days, at most 20% of the metagame includes one or more Ragavan, and it's a much lower percentage that plays DRC. Not to say that it shouldn't be a consideration, but "you can't play this card because of Ragavan" seems a bit overblown.