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posted in Vintage Tournaments read more

Personally I do not think that it would lose any of the appeal if it were cash instead of cards.

posted in TheManaDrain Metadiscussion read more

It would be pretty sweet if we had the ability to add polls like we were able to do on the previous platform. Not sure how difficult this would be to implement but I know I for one miss that ability...

posted in Vintage Community read more

I would have liked to see things get removed from the list, but in lieu of that happening having nothing new get restricted is a good move in my book.

posted in Vintage Community read more

@Khahan Out of curiosity, what kind of stand would you propose?

To me, the best you do is simply not buy cards at a value you do not think they are worth to you. If everyone agrees, then the market will correct itself.

posted in TheManaDrain Metadiscussion read more

Other than people bickering on and on about things on occasion to where it takes over an entire thread (which you can just kinda browse/skip past when that nonsense is going on), I don't really see anything wrong with the site. I don't think that I would want a ton of crazy rules - just being mutually respectful is enough for me.

posted in Vintage Community read more

Man I want that Sword of Dungeons and Dragons for my cube!

posted in Vintage Community read more

Ravage the Herd
B1
Sorcery

Destroy target creature and all creatures created by target creature.

posted in Vintage Community read more

I'm certainly not the first person to mention it, but I always thought having card(s) with cycling and, when it is cycled, destroy target X permanent type would be a great way to get around resistor effects. Would also be a great way to get around most counterspells as well.

posted in Vintage Community read more

I feel like realistically the best alternative entries into Vintage are going to be other, newly-printed broken strategies, such as the newest crop of Eldrazi, that allow a real budget option entry into the format. This in no way tarnishes the promises implied in the reserve list while still creating in-roads to Vintage.

posted in Art and Collecting read more

I'd say absolutely not.

posted in Vintage News read more

@forceofnature I thought something very similar; Urza's Workshop has not been used as a card name so I was going with that and, in addition to giving you two colorless usable only for casting artifacts, having the mana from Urza's Workshop be able to be used for activating artifact abilities as well.

posted in Vintage Community read more

Seeing as how they restricted LSG today? I'd say I feel an active DCI in Vintage is pretty shitty...

posted in Vintage News read more

I initially thought your "Shadows Over Vintage" was speaking to the dark conspiracy whereby certain, shadowy individuals are manipulating the Vintage format via VSL bitching and shops-oppressive restrictions ...

Not what I expected -- but it was great as set review! 🙂

posted in Vintage Community read more

@nedleeds Then ... I fear they restrict Workshop ... 😕

posted in Vintage Community read more

I honestly don't think that the restriction had much if anything to do with how "dominant" shops decks were, but rather what kind of decks that they want to be good in modern-day magic (regardless of the fact that this is Vintage we are talking about here). The fact that shops is trying to lock the game up is way out of alignment with current card-design and meta-game building.

posted in Vintage News read more

I wrote a similar comment in the restriction thread and I agree with you 100%. This restriction had more to do with the type of deck they want to be powerful rather than actual % of the field. Similarly, I think they were actually being honest when they wanted Chalice restricted because "we want people to be able to play their moxen" - just like LSG is now on the restricted list for creating too many non-interactive games.

Where this leaves the metagame post-LSG restriction remains to be seen. I suspect that, without a fair number of shops decks to keep explosive combo decks and gush decks in check, we are likely to see another restriction necessary from the emerging decks...

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@rbartlet said:

I agree with all of your points - one thing i would like to add regarding the following:

If you want to buy a card, there are few options outside of buying it (i.e. you buy it; or you don't). You then need to find a copy of the card at a palatable price point.

...is that you do not necessarily need to buy a card in order to have access to play that card. As an example, the current vintage champion took down the crown with borrowed Power. Borrowing cards and ownership collectives might end up being a bigger part of the future of sanctioned paper Vintage as we move forward.

posted in Single-Card Discussion read more

Wow, this is easily my favorite card in the set thus far! I would definitely give this a go in my shops deck.

posted in Vintage News read more

I feel like there should really be more answer cards printed in Commander/Conspiracy/Planechase/etc. Instead of leaning on more restrictions. I'd actually like to see things come OFF the restricted list and just have better cards for answering the "problem" cards/decks. Strange that there isn't at least one person pushing for this at Wizards...