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I have serious fomo about missing this, but can't wait to see results. Hope everyone attending has an awesome time!

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July isn't bluebonnet season here in Texas, but winner for this event still takes home this lovely Library surrounded by our state flower!

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Cheers y'all. I'm gonna be playing Snapcaster/Pyromancer Xerox at our event next weekend, but after that I'll dick around with some Arcanist builds. My hesitation about it Arcanist is that it doesn't feel like a control card, but the results speak for themselves.

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@popedeuce37 As far as I can tell, no. I assume there must be a way to incorporate Karn the Great Creator, though he does kind of contract the deck's purpose (breaking Null Rod's symmetry) and can't get powered out that quickly. It's also possible the deck should be messing around with cards like Walking Ballista.

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Since this summer's SCGCon, many Xerox players have lept away from Sperlingesque RUG Pyromancer to Arcanist builds, per Justin Franks's 2nd place list. Some other examples:

What do we attribute this to? Following Justin Franks's high profile finish at SCGCon? Just wanting to try new cards? Arcanist being that good? A meta shift making these better positioned?

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Moon Stompy and JacoDrazi are still the obvious choices. Unpowered Delver and Hatebears are also probably fine.

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Location: Growler USA (609 W 29th St)
Entry Fee: $10
Registration: 11:30 registration, 12:00 start time
Payout: 100% of entry fees go to 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.

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If you're attending our event this weekend, please email a photo of your deck (en lieu of a deck reg sheet) to romancingthestonesmtg at gmail dot com. Can't wait to see y'all there!

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Thanks for sharing this @thecravenone! Hoping people find it useful. I wish there were better non-aggro budget options (mono red Disco, maybe?) but as I said in the article, these are at least a way to get your foot in the door.

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Come take a break from the Texan heat and the Vintage grind with some non-proxy Old School!

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- Location: Kinda Tropical (3501 E 7th St)
- Entry Fee: $10 donation
- Charity: Mission 22 (organization aimed at ending veteran suicide)
- Payout: This is a charity event without a prize pool, but we'll have some fun things happening
- Registration: 11:00 registration, with a 12:00 start time
- Ruleset: We will be using Eternal Central's deck construction rules (http://www.eternalcentral.com/oldschool/)
- Proxies: Unlike our Vintage events, THIS EVENT IS NON-PROXY. That said, this event is also intended to be casual and fun, so come play with whatever you can throw together!
- Decklists: We will be collecting decklists in the form of deck photos. We'll post instructions on this prior to the event.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

Pretty cool to see this card catching on. As someone else pointed out to me, maybe the apt comparison isn’t Snapcaster, but Bob - it’s a longterm value engine.

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Makes sense to me. I'm sure a dead Sphere is better than, like, boarding in Mycosynth Lattice. But probably not better than bringing in something like Spyglass.

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Something I'm wondering about is how to use the wishboard. If you're in Game 2 of, say, a Shops Mirror, do you board out your Spheres etc and bring in wishboard targets? My inclination is yes, and that weakening your Karn options isn't as bad as running terrible cards in your 60.

Related question: let's say you've got 3 Tormod's, 3 Cage in your board and you're playing against Dredge. Do you bring in all 6 pieces, or do you leave some in in case you draw Karn? Or is the intelligent approach to just board out Karn in the Dredge matchup?

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Karn's been dominating MTGO results, through 2 different decks:

  • Karn Shops, which is essentially an evolution of Staxxx
  • KarnDrazi, which is Colorless Eldrazi with some Karns and a wishboard jammed in

Unless we see an emergency restriction (/s) of Karn, seems like we should be discussing ways to build, play, and beat these decks.

Any Karn pilots here want to share their experience?

(The Karn, the Great Creator thread is a dumpster fire, so it felt appropriate to split this off.)

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This being a sorcery is a huge point against it in Xeroxy decks. Still a good card, but I think Grudge is likely better.