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1  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Weekly Tuesday Night Vintage on: March 22, 2016, 06:10:07 am
Bumping this to the top since I think some people have forgotten about it. 

This is still happening!  Come out tonight and sling cards in preparation for this weekends monthly event!
2  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Monthly Vintage 3/26/16 on: March 22, 2016, 06:09:04 am
Such little activity.  It makes me sad.

3  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Gaming Etc Monthly vintage (March) on: March 09, 2016, 10:09:05 am
Looks like I will have to miss this one unless someone wants to give me a lift from Somerville.  It seems my wife will need our car that day.
4  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Gamingetc. Superstore Monthly Vintage (February) on: February 19, 2016, 09:00:02 am
TOMORROW!!!!!  Get Hyped!
5  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Monthly Vintage 3/26/16 on: February 01, 2016, 11:03:10 am
I'm pretty interested in this. Any idea what time it would start?

I agree with the Tuesday night statement. I don't live very far from the store, but it can still be tough to get there after work by 6:30.

The time question is a great one....that's probably something that should be in the original post.  I will update.

As for the start time on Tuesdays I understand the sentiment, but unfortunately starting any later would be the event could potentially run past the stores closing which is way later than I want to be there Wink
6  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / [PANDEMONIUM] Monthly Vintage 3/26/16 on: February 01, 2016, 10:11:45 am
Hello all!

If you've been paying attention you saw that I had something in the works for 2016 vintage @ Pandemonium.  Well this is the first step of that vision. A Monthly Vintage event on the weekend!

A lot of people have complained/mentioned that getting into Cambridge on a Tuesday night for our regular weekly events is too difficult.

So, in the interest of getting more people playing more vintage, I will be attempting to get a monthly Vintage event scheduled 1 Saturday a month.

That said, the store is hesitant to promise space every month so I will be scheduling these on a month by month basis to ensure no conflicts with the stores other events.

Now on to the details:


Event: Vintage Swiss Un-Sanctioned
Date: 3/26/16
Time: 11:00 reg 12:00 Start
Entry: $25
Proxies: 15 max
Prizes : 100% entry paid out in store credit

Location:
Pandemonium Books and Games
4 Pleasant St
Cambridge MA, 02139
 
7  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Weekly Tuesday Night Vintage on: January 26, 2016, 09:36:17 am
Hoping to see a good turnout tonight!

I will be there around 330 as usual with commander in case anyone wants to jam.  Otherwise I'm ready for some vintaging
8  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Gamingetc. Superstore Monthly Vintage (February) on: January 26, 2016, 09:35:18 am
Definitely planning to be there for this.
9  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: N.Y.S.E. Open IV - Power Eight, Workshops & Drains Tournament - 6/4/16 on: January 13, 2016, 07:42:08 am
Not that I can knock you for this, as I know venues are expensive, but given the turnout at last years event, is Brother's Grim going to be able to fit all those people?
10  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Myriad Games closing on: January 12, 2016, 07:38:08 am
For what it's worth, the Manchester store is staying open.

I spoke with a few of the Myriad regulars this past weekend, and received confirmation from Ben the Salem store manager that they are closing the other two locations to refocus on the Manchester store. 

Not that I would be super excited to drive the extra distance to Manchester every month, but hopefully they will continue the vintage events at that location.
11  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: WotC cracking down on proxies, even in non-sanctioned events on: January 12, 2016, 07:35:25 am
Honestly I think this is likely just to save face on WoTCs side.  This is not the first time I have heard of an event organizer receiving this type of message. 

Most likely what happened was, somehow or another the fact that this store was running a proxy event got broadcast publicly and that information/broadcast was brought to Wizards attention.  Once this happens the Wizards legal team most likely is required to send some sort of notice to tell the store to stop else it would look bad for their policy enforcement.

If I recall correctly the NYSE crew (Coss and Detwiler) received a similar such notice a year or two ago.
12  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Monthly vintage at Gaming Etc. Superstore on: January 11, 2016, 10:17:38 am
I had a ton of fun crushing souls at this event. Thanks for organizing DJ.

-brian

fix'd that for you.  Kidding aside, despite getting destroyed in the two matches I played, I was very happy to see such a great turn out.  I will hopefully come better prepared to win next time.

13  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Monthly vintage at Gaming Etc. Superstore on: January 08, 2016, 01:33:28 pm
I will be in attendance for this!  Can't wait to bring my spicy list.

I can not wait to see your take on the Spice Girls.

In other news I will be there as well.

And henceforth that shall be it's name.
14  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Monthly vintage at Gaming Etc. Superstore on: January 07, 2016, 07:36:44 am
I will be in attendance for this!  Can't wait to bring my spicy list.
15  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Sanctioned Vintage FNMs on: January 04, 2016, 11:18:11 am
Due to the lack of attendance at these last year, I am going to forgo trying to run them.  In it's place keep your eye out for something new for 2016
16  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Weekly Tuesday Night Vintage on: January 04, 2016, 11:17:27 am
The New Year is upon us, and with it the return of weekly vintage.  I will be back at the shop tomorrow evening to run the event.  Hope to see everyone there ready to go!  I know I have a spicy list ready to roll!

Edit:  Also keep your eyes peeled for something special coming for 2016!
17  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: N.Y.S.E. Open IV - Power Eight, Workshops & Drains Tournament - 6/4/16 on: January 04, 2016, 11:15:43 am
HYPE!
18  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Myriad Games Vintage - Saturday December 12th, 2015 on: December 11, 2015, 10:04:08 am
Will be there with another Boston local.

Will also be showing up around 11 for some commander craziness.  I have 3 new Mono colored decks to test out.
19  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Sanctioned Vintage FNMs on: December 07, 2015, 10:50:42 am
It did not.  Given the recent decline in interest for these events, I am likely going to stop running them for the time being and try and re-think the strategy.
20  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Vintage at Gaming Ect. in Acton MA on: December 04, 2015, 07:11:59 pm
Quick question about proxies, how strict are we being?  Do I need to remove my paper slips or do we not care?
21  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Myriad Games Vintage - Saturday December 12th, 2015 on: December 04, 2015, 12:51:42 pm
Currently planning to attend.
22  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Sanctioned Vintage FNMs on: December 04, 2015, 12:50:54 pm
Can I get a shout out from anyone planning to attend this tonight.  I'm trying to get a feel for if it is actually worth me going to run it. Attendance at the last few have not been stellar.
23  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Sanctioned Vintage FNMs on: December 02, 2015, 10:43:36 am
Vintage FNM is back on this Friday!  Let's get this kicked off real good again with a good showing!
24  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: [Pandemonium] TO Report for 11/14 Mox Event on: November 30, 2015, 09:02:38 am
Love to hear more about the Hermit Druid list. I used a similar one a little over a year ago swapping an additonal dread return and elvish visionary instead of Azami and Anegl of Glory's Rise.

Having watched the list in the top 8, it was certainly more powerful and resilient than I would have thought, and really fun to watch.
25  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Weekly Tuesday Night Vintage on: November 30, 2015, 09:01:41 am
Tuesday night vintage is back on this week after the hiatus for last weeks holiday.  Hope to see you all there!
26  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Vintage at Gaming Ect. in Acton MA on: November 30, 2015, 07:38:26 am
Planning to be there, with hopefully 2 more in my car.
27  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / [Pandemonium] TO Report for 11/14 Mox Event on: November 22, 2015, 01:31:43 pm
Finally got around to getting all this stuff put together only a week late.

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the event last weekend.  I had a blast seeing everyone despite my own terrible record.   I hope to keep these going in the next year, but this will likely be the last one till after the new-year due to time constraints and such with holidays.


Meta Breakdown
9   Mentor
6   Delver
3   U/B/X Vault Key
2   Hangar Back Shops
2   Tiny Robots
2   Oath
1   BUG Fish
1   Doomsday
1   Terra Nova
1   TPS
1   Dredge
1   Landstill
1   Punishing Control
1   Belcher
1   Hermit Druid Combo


Standings at Cut to Top 8

I unfortunately did not get the final standings this time around but here is the Top 8 in no particular order

Clark Vanvliet - Grixis Vault-Key
Rich Shay - Dromoka Mentor
Micah Greenbaum - Mentor
Luke D'Imperio - Hermit Druids
Andy Probasco - Tiny Robots
Kevin Poisson - Oath of Druids
Eric Dupuis - Belcher
Brian Schlossburg - Shops


Top 8 Matches
Clak Vanvliet(Grixis) vs Rich Shay(Mentor) -> Rich Wins
Micah Greenbaum(Mentor) vs Luke D'Imperio(Hermit) -> Luke Wins
Andy Probasco(Tiny Robots) vs Kevin Poisson (Oath) -> Kevin Wins
Eric Dupuis(Belcher) vs Brian Schlossburg(Shops) -> Brian Wins


Top 4 Matches
Rich Shay (Mentor) vs Luke D'Imperio(Hermits) -> Rich Wins
Brian Schlossburg (Shops) vs Kevic Poissson (Oath) -> Kevin Wins


Finals!
Kevin and Rich ended up splitting at this point with Rich buying Kevin out of his share of the Mox.


Top 8 Deck Lists (In no particular order)
Clark Vanvliet - Grixis Vault Key   
4   Force of Will
3   Gitaxian Probe
3   Preordain
2   Flusterstorm
1   Mana Drain
1   MNegate
1   Pyroblast
3   Mental Misstep
1   Demonic Tutor
1   Yawgmoth's Will
1   Vampiric Tutor
1   Cabal Therapy
1   Black Lotus
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Saphhire
1   Mox Jet
1   Mana Crypt
1   Sol Ring
1   Jace, The Mind Sculptor
1   Dack Fayden
1   Blightsteel
1   Tinker
1   Voltaic Key
1   Time Vcault
1   SEnsei's Divining Top
1   Ancestral Recall
1   Treasure Cruise
1   Dig Through Time
1   Thirst for Knowledge
1   Night's Whisper
1   Brainstorm
1   Ponder
1   Library of Alexandria
1   Strip Mine
1   Tolarian Academy
4   Scalding Tarn
1   Polluted Delta
1   Flooded Strand
2   Underground Sea
1   volcanic island
2   Island
1   Timewalk
1   Lightning Bolt
SB   
1   Graffdigger's Cage
1   Nihil Spellbomb
1   Relic of Progenitus
3   Yixlid Jailer
1   Mountain
1   Red Elemental Blast
2   Ingot Chewer
3   Hurkyl's Recall
1   Toxic Deluge
1   Mindbreak Trap
   
Michah Greenbaum - Mentor   
3   Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4   Monastary Mentor
1   Lightning Bolt
2   Swords to Plowshare
1   Ancestral Recall
1   Flusterstorm
1   Pyroblast
1   Spell Pierce
4   Mental Misstep
1   Brainstorm
1   Ponder
4   Preordain
1   Timewalk
1   Fire/Ice
1   Young Pyromancer
1   Treasure Cruise
1   Dig Through Time
1   Repeal
2   Dack Fayden
3   Gush
4   Force of Will
3   Scalding Tarn
4   Flooded Strand
1   Snow-Covered Island
1   Island
3   Tundra
3   Volcanic Island
1   Black Lotus
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Jet
1   Mox Sapphire
SB   
1   Plains
3   Pyroblast
1   Stony Silence
2   Containment Priest
4   Serenity
2   Rest in Peace
2   Graffdiggers Cage
   
Andy Probasco - Tiny Robots   
4   Ancient Tomb
3   Arcbound Ravager
1   Black Lotus
1   Cranial Plating
4   Genesis Chamber
2   Hangarback Walker
4   Lodestone Golem
1   Mana Crypt
1   Mana Vault
4   Memnite
3   Mental Misstep
4   Mishra's Workshop
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Jet
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Sapphire
4   Phyrexian Revoker
4   Signal Pest
4   Skullclamp
1   Sol Ring
1   Stripmine
4   Tangle Wire
1   Tolarian Academy
4   Wasteland
SB   
3   Grafdigger's Cage
4   Leyline of Sanctity
3   Thorn of Amestyst
3   Tormod's Crypt
1   Trinishpere
1   Umezawa's Jitte
   
Eric Dupuis - Belcher   
4   mOx Opal
4   Chrome Mox
1   Mox Jet
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Sapphire
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Emerald
1   Black Lotus
1   Mana Crypt
1   Lion's Eye Diamond
1   Tolarian Academy
1   Candelabra of Tawnos
1   Lotus Petal
1   Sol Ring
4   Expedition Map
2   Grim Monolith
1   mna Cault
2   Voltaic Key
1   Time Vault
1   Memory Jar
4   Goblin Charbelcher
1   Ancestral Recall
4   Gitaxian Probe
4   Force of Will
3   Mental Misstep
1   Ponder
2   Diminishing Returns
1   Tinker
1   Tiemtwister
2   Tezzeret the Seeker
1   Windfall
1   Mind's Desire
4   Preordain
SB   
2   Mishra's Workshop
3   Pact of Negation
3   Leyline of Anticipation
1   Grim Monolith
1   Mystical Tutor
1   Mindbreak Trap
1   Void Snare
3   Hurkyl's Recall
   
Brian Schlossburg - Shops   
4   Mishra's Workshop
4   Ancient Tomb
4   Wasteland
1   Strip Mine
1   Tolarian Academy
4   Mishra's Factory
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Jet
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Sapphire
1   Mana Crypt
1   Sol Ring
1   Black Lotus
4   Lodestone Golem
4   Archbound Ravager
4   Phyrexian Revoker
3   Sphere of Resistance
4   Thorn of Amethyst
1   Chalice of the Void
1   Trinisphere
4   Tangle Wire
2   Hagarback Walker
4   Triskelion
3   Sword of Fire and Ice
SB   
3   Karakas
4   Tormod's Crypt
3   Relic of Progenitus
2   Dismember
3   Crucible of Worlds
   
Kevin Poisson - Oath   
4   Force of Will
3   Mental Misstep
2   Flusterstorm
4   Preordain
1   Ponder
1   BRainstorm
1   Dig Through Time
1   Ancestral Recall
1   Time Walk
4   Oath of Druids
2   Griselbrand
1   Memory's Journey
1   Show and Tell
1   Pernicious Deed
2   Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2   Dack Fayden
2   Abrupt Decay
1   Demonic Tutor
1   Yawgmoth's Will
1   Black Lotus
1   Lotus Petal
1   Mox Sapphire
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Jet
1   Time Valut
1   Voltaic Key
3   Polluted Delta
3   Flooded Strand
2   Tropical Island
2   Underground Sea
1   Volcanic Island
1   Island
4   Forbidden ORchard
1   LIbrary of Alexandria
SB   
3   Nature's Claim
3   Ravenous Trap
2   Thoughtseize
2   Nihil Spellbomb
1   Pithing NEedle
1   Sudden Shock
1   Hurkyl's Recall
1   Abrupt Decay
1   Ancient Grudge
   
Luke D'Imperio - Hermit Druid Combo   
4   Force of Will
4   Mental Misstep
3   Elvish Spirit Guide
4   Hermit Druid
3   Narcomoeba
3   Cabal Therapy
2   Spell Pierce
2   Worldly Tutor
1   Laboratory Maniac
1   Flusterstorm
1   Memory's Journey
1   Bridge from Below
1   Demonic Tutor
1   Vampiric Tutor
1   Dread Return
1   Brainstorm
1   Ponder
1   Ancestral Recall
1   Angel of Glory's Rise
1   Azami, Lady of Scrolls
1   Nature's Claim
1   Black Lotus
1   Mox Sapphire
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Jet
4   Misty Rainforest
4   Verdant Catacombs
1   Polluted Delta
4   Cavern of Souls
1   Strip Mine
2   Tropical Island
1   Bayou
1   Underground Sea
SB   
4   Leyline of the Void
3   Nature's Claim
2   Thoughtseize
2   Pithing Needle
1   Flusterstorm
1   Snuff Out
1   Swan Song
1   Golgari Charm
   
Rich Shay - Mentor   
2   Flooded Strand
2   Polluted Delta
1   Island
1   Strip Mine
1   Library of Alexandria
4   Scalding Tarn
2   Tropical Island
3   Tundra
1   Black Lotus
1   Mox Emerald
1   Mox Jet
1   Mox Pearl
1   Mox Ruby
1   Mox Sapphire
1   Dragonlord Dromoka
1   Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
3   Monastary Mentor
1   Snapcaster Mage
1   Jace, the Mindsculptor
1   Ancestral Recall
1   BRainstorm
1   Dig Through Time
2   Gitaxian Probe
4   Gush
2   Sylvan Library
1   Time Walk
1   Trasure Cruise
3   Preordain
1   Ponder
1   Repeal
1   Nature's Claim
1   Swords to Plowshare
2   Flusterstorm
4   Force of Will
4   Mental Misstep
1   Mindbreak Trap
SB   
1   Trygon PRedator
2   Nature's Claim
1   Swords to Plowshare
1   Aegis of the Gods
2   Containment Pries
2   Rest in Peace
2   Stony Silence
2   Supreme Verdict
2   Tormod's Crypt
28  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Vintage 11/14/15 on: November 19, 2015, 05:38:29 pm
Hi All,

Just an update, I apologize for not getting the TO report up yet, but this week has been a bit crazy.  I promise I will have it up this weekend at the latest.
29  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Vintage at Gaming Ect. in Acton MA on: November 15, 2015, 09:23:31 am
Having talked to you about this yesterday I am going to do my best to make it to this one.  Always glad to see more TO's supporting our wonderful format.
30  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [PANDEMONIUM] Vintage 11/14/15 on: November 15, 2015, 09:22:26 am
Thanks to everyone for coming out yesterday!   Congratulations to our two finalists Rich Shay and Kevin Poisson.  Mega props to Kevin for such a great performance on a first time out to a big event. 

Keep your eyes out for the TO Report which will hopefully be up sometime in the next few days.  And as always watch for more awesome events in the future!
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