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Every Vintage player should set a reminder on their phones to re-read this thread in a year. Our takes on this card will likely be good entertainment.

Anyway, could be fine, could be great. My initial impression is that in Xerox, you probably want 0-1 copies; not sure the deck can really afford to 2-for-1 itself any more than it currently does with FoW.

Can we still call FoW “Force,” or will that create confusion?

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Super pumped. Glad I get to start waffling on deck choice a good 5+ months out.

Interested to see if the EC Old School event will be Thursday or Sunday. I'd personally prefer Thursday, so that I don't have to fly home/take work off on Monday, though I've heard dissenting opinions.

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RtS is expanding its horizons! Join us as we roadtrip to Houston.

Location: PJ's Sports Bar (614 W Gray St, Houston TX)
Entry Fee: $10
Registration: 12:30 registration, with a 1:00 start time
Payout: 100% of entry fees go to the top Top 4; unique proxy card and invite to year-end championship for 1st Place
Proxy limit: Unlimited proxy
Proxy rules: While we love real cards and beautifully-rendered proxies, it’s more important to us that you’re just here and playing. As such, we’re not instituting any proxy rules or guidelines.
Decklists: We will be collecting decklists to post online after the event.

Not sure what to play? Neither are we! You can try to figure out the meta by looking at lists from previous RtS events, or seeing what's showed up at the Lhurgoyfs' Houston events.

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(Updated the first post to reflect the next few dates. Individual formal announcements with venues coming ASAP.)

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Really cool stuff. Assuming this won't just be a flash in a pan, does it make sense for one of y'all to make a separate Karndrazi thread?

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More exciting developments in the Eldrazi world: Karn, the Great Creator has been seeing some initial success! @ChubbyRain 5-0'd with an interesting Colorless Karn list, and then @diophan won a Challenge with a similar list. That same weekend, local Austin player Kai top 4'd a 25-man event with a White Karn list.

I have no idea if this is the future of the archetype, but Karn adds some interesting play to a deck that otherwise has no card selection (and obviously the static ability is absurdly good).

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Another quick reminder to our players: War Of The Spark will be legal at this event! So grab your Narsets and Teferis, your Karns and your Blast Zones!

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Cheers @John-Cox - glad you like them!

No clue about getting in trouble. As an unsanctioned event run at bars, I’m not sure what that would look like. Hopefully we can avoid the long arm of the law.

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A quick note for anyone attending: regardless of what Wizards implements in the coming days, we will be playing with the Vancouver Mulligan at this event. If London rules go into effect, we'll start using them for all subsequent events, but not this one.

. . . so Dredge players, don't cut your Serum Powders just yet.

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@prn Awesome to hear UW Eldrazi worked for you! What did your manabase look like? When I tested UW, I swapped my 4 Plains for 4 Adarkar Wastes and had huge issues casting Lavinia. Some lists are also playing Tundra, and while that would definitely make casting your blue cards a lot easier, I don't see a way of fitting Tundras into the list that I like.

@gRR Kataki's issue against Shops is that he can be Ballista'd really easily - you kinda need Kataki and either Null Rod or Revoker to protect him. I still like Kataki, but Flux is definitely much stronger if you can resolve it. Tabernacle is a great idea, though - would love to hear how it works for you.