Hi, I'm the current author of Vintage 101 on MTGGoldfish!
That's right! It's back again for another year, the SCG Con P9 Series was announced at SCG Philly this weekend.
One notable thing about this year is that this year's event is only one day ( Swiss+Top 8 ) and that Top 8 competitors all get a bye to US Eternal Weekend's NA Vintage Champs 2019.
I am hopeful to be there myself again this year. Going to depend on some factors but will do my best.
@Smmenen That really means a lot coming from you. I hope we have further chances this year to meet up again.
@craw_advantage I'm a writer by trade, so it mostly comes naturally to me. I usually have a week to week idea of what's going on with my article outside of any major things going on in the community. VSL going on has helped quite a bit in that regards, but I've been trying to do more with deck technology and I would love to do more interviews with Vintage community folks. I enjoy that Matt / Justin's interview article was really well received and I would love to do more with that in the future.
Also hint hint, I do have a Patreon that helps kind of keep me up on keeping this kind of content as well as my YT channel stuff. It's linked from my Twitter.
Sorry for the late responses it has been a crazy busy month, getting ready to play in a Team Constructed Open in Cincy here next week in the Legacy seat.
@nsammael Absolutely! Everyone is amazing in all they do. There was no way I was ever going to be completely exhaustive with such a community focused article, I was always going to probably forget something. Of course those players receive mad props for their wins.
First, a recap of the rule: When a player is choosing to Mulligan, they will shuffle their hand into their library, and then draw a new hand – the difference being instead of drawing 7-X, where X is the number of times the player has chosen to mulligan previously in the game, that player will instead draw 7, and then determine whether or not to keep their hand. At this point, they will place X cards to the bottom of their Library, again where x is the number of times a mulligan has been chosen.
One small nitpick in the process here, you do not actually decide whether you are keeping the hand until after you place the cards you are going to place on the bottom. (This is mainly relevant for how Serum Powder interacts with the new rule).
103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to their starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify a player’s starting hand size.) A player who is dissatisfied with their initial hand may take a mulligan. First, the starting player declares whether they will take a mulligan. Then each other player in turn order does the same. Once each player has made a declaration, all players who decided to take mulligans do so at the same time. To take a mulligan, a player shuffles the cards in their hand back into their library, draws a new hand of cards equal to their starting hand size, then puts a number of those cards onto the bottom of their library in any order equal to the number of times that player has taken a mulligan. Once a player chooses not to take a mulligan, the remaining cards become the player’s opening hand, and that player may not take any further mulligans. This process is then repeated until no player takes a mulligan. A player can’t take a number of mulligans greater their starting hand size.