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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vote for Team New York for the 10/4 Grudge Match! on: September 30, 2014, 06:27:22 am
1) Raf Forino
2) Greg Fenton
3) Tom Dixon

4) Vincent Forino
5) Jake Gans (I don't care if he won't show, he deserves a vote.)
2  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Mark's Comics Vintage - 11/23 Mox Tournament on: November 12, 2013, 08:57:43 pm
This is creeping around the bend and I'm hoping we can get a big turnout for it.

I'm sure I'm not the only fellow on a "Vintage high" from Eternal Weekend that wants some more big events in November.

Who's coming down to Mark's? Let's help make this into a good one! Smile

Ok, I lied. This might be my return to Vintage. Just need to decide what do play lose with.
3  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: 11/30 Vintage w proxies for a guaranteed Mox at Undiscovered Realm Hartsdale NY on: November 04, 2013, 07:20:51 pm
I think this might be the time for me for make a return to Vintage. Key word is might.
4  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: DGM Possibility Storm on: April 17, 2013, 08:06:16 am
So it's a worse way to play Polymorph.dec?

Not exactly impressive.

Except it tutors for spells as well and can be built into a Storm style deck with reasonable ease. Still think it's too random for efficacy in the format.


Not to mention, if I am reading it right, you don't even get the play the original spell you tried to cast.
5  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Nivix Cyclops on: April 16, 2013, 07:57:20 am
I'm not sure. Wee Dragonauts has flying. There is no evasion on this guy.
6  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: [YMTCIV] Color choice on: April 04, 2013, 12:00:32 pm
Dying Bonfire
1R
Enchantment

Sac ~: Add RR to your mana pool.
Exile ~ from your graveyard: Add R to your mana pool.

I know Red-based storm decks aren't en vogue in Vintage, but the last ability is the key: giving graveyard strategies a mana source when comboing off.

Probably could do the same thing with black.

Sac to Cabal Ritual with a Threshold check.
7  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 4/7 Mox Emerald + N.Y.S.E. Open Qualifier! on: April 03, 2013, 02:37:08 pm
Just checking due to Bauer rules... Decklists???
8  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 4/7 Unlimited Emerald Tournament on: April 02, 2013, 12:54:40 pm
This event is THIS WEEKEND.  If you'd like to pre-register for the event, please reach out to me soon! 

Nick, mark me as tenative. I'll know for sure on Thursday.

Sounds good.  You're in.

Thanks. Now to make a random deck out of whatever I have just to have fun for a day.
9  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 4/7 Unlimited Emerald Tournament on: April 02, 2013, 11:28:29 am
This event is THIS WEEKEND.  If you'd like to pre-register for the event, please reach out to me soon! 

Nick, mark me as tenative. I'll know for sure on Thursday.
10  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [Southern NJ] Top Deck Games Eternal Series $2,000 Event - April 20th! on: March 30, 2013, 09:51:11 am
Gonna try. It's a tough choice between this, WMC qualifiers, and SCG IQs.
11  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: [YMTCIV] Color choice on: March 27, 2013, 10:22:13 am
I plan on voting for black, because every Commander deck I seemingly ever build is black with something.

Previous decks: Shaarum, Nath, Thrax

Current decks: Horobi and Kish Val
12  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: N.Y.S.E. Open - Power Eight Vintage Tournament - 6/15-6/16 on: March 27, 2013, 10:19:33 am
Nick,

If you looking at professional alters, you might want to try to hook up with Chris Hanson, just incase you need another person to go to.

As it stands, I do have a conflicting event that I am running at Grim that day, plus I am not sure I would be able to lay out $100 the weekend before I leave for Vegas and Miami.

I really, really hope this works out, as this would be the exact type of event I would come out of a "Vintage retirement" for... even if I would be pissed off for never winning a round.
13  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: You Make The Card 4 - Design A Magic Card For Vintage on: March 20, 2013, 07:54:54 am
I think I may have just had an epiphany!

Here's a thought on an enchantment:


Realm of Peace       1 {G}/{W}

Enchantment

Realm of Peace cannot be countered by spells or abilities.

Spells no longer use the stack (They cannot be the target of spells or abilities and players do not pass priority upon resolution.)


I wonder if this card would be too good? What do you all think it would do? It was just a thought experiment. Is there a way to word it more elegantly than that? Do I have my rules straight there and do I cover everything needed in the reminder text?

-Storm

Note: I could also make this more powerful by making it only apply to you or less powerful by making it able to be countered, but I'm not sure either is a more fair option than this one.


A cleaner, identical wording for the second ability would be "All spells have split second".

Now that's way too strong.
14  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: You Make The Card 4 - Design A Magic Card For Vintage on: March 18, 2013, 08:42:05 am
Another vote for land from me.

May be my bias, but the only enchantment I would like to see is some sort of Leyline, and I am hesitant to give dredge any toys.

I have to agree fully with this. I voted for land again.
15  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Alpha Drafts on: March 15, 2013, 08:12:41 am
That is very, very tempting. What in the world would something like that actually cost and could I wirte it off as a business expense?  Very Happy

EDit: On the assumption that $1,000 was just a guideline and not the guarenteed cost.
16  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: N.Y.S.E. Open - Power Eight Vintage Tournament - 6/15-6/16 on: March 14, 2013, 09:13:38 am
I would be more than willing to drive the extra hour for that kind of prize support and I'm already at just about 3 to the Depot. Fact of the matter is you just don't see that kind of a prize structure for vintage and I'm sure it's well worth it for a lot of other people as well.

QF freaking T. I have absolutely zero problems with driving out to Grim for a tournament such as this.

Of course I never had a problem driving out there for smaller NYSE/NEV events.

As long as 495 is clear past NYC going further out on the island is really not a big deal.

Us Vintage grinders are road warriors by nature. We have to be.

The fat guy in me also misses that burrito place a couple doors down from Grim, and the post-tournament chowdown at either Friday's or Port Royal Grille.

Just to add on to this. I know first hand that Grim is more than willing to host the event and have already asked me about how it effects the event I already have planned at Grim for the same weekend.
17  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: YOU MAKE THE CARD 4 - DESIGN A MAGIC CARD FOR VINTAGE on: March 11, 2013, 12:58:09 pm
I believe a land is a wasted vote because creatures will be the highest likely vote getter.  In order to not let creatures win, we have to all put our votes behind something that can defeat creature.

I don't think land can defeat creature, although I know nothing about EDH or the number of players who play it.

So, you are making a comment about something you know nothing about? That's fine, just know that it is the second most played "constructed" format the game has right now, behind standard.

As someone who knows a ton about Commander, I will say that the casual crowd loves lands that can so plenty of things. Not to mention, most players love playign with non-basic lands. For me, the fewer basic lands, the better my decks are.

I voted for land myself, as we have seen an instant/sorcery that stunk, we have seen a really broken artifact for Vintage (Crucible of Worlds), and we have seen a creature that can be debated on it's current state. Enchantments don't excite me at all, so land was the logical vote.
18  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: South Louisiana Vintage 2-9-13 on: February 20, 2013, 02:59:50 pm
If I were a Mets fan I'd consider front-running a dump truck and then coming to an abrupt stop.

You know, as a moderator for this site, I think you would adhere to your own rules about staying on topic and not bashing part of your site's membership in a pretty cruel way. Indirectly telling Mets fans to commit suicide... seriously Nick. If that was your idea of a joke, then please take all the money you made from selling your collection to take sensitivity training instead of buying a house.

That said, glad to see Vintage in any form occuring outside of the Northeastern quarter of the United States.
19  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [South NJ] 2.23.13 - $1,000 Vintage Event - Part of TDG's 2013 Eternal Series on: February 11, 2013, 02:51:01 pm
Can't make this one, as I'll be at GP: Charlotte that weekend. Good luck, everybody!

Same deal for me.
20  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 2/17/13 Credit Tournament on: January 24, 2013, 10:46:50 pm
Alright, I am making it a point to make this one, since I won't be making the 2/24 tourney.
21  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: $100 Entry, 50 man P9 Tournaments on: January 02, 2013, 12:04:30 pm
I voted yes, but it honestly would be really dependent on a number of factors for me.

Also, I have to agree to open up the attendence and give away more prizes with more people showing up.
22  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: NFL Wildcard on: January 02, 2013, 12:00:49 pm
Houston, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Washington

Seattle vs Washington is going to be insane.
23  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 12/30/12 Credit Tournament on: December 26, 2012, 04:23:24 pm
Nick, are you going to be at this one or just making the announcement? This is a critical question for me. Has nothing to do with playing in the event (which I will be unable to do anyone with other commitments) and everything to do with finishing a goal for the year.
24  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 1/13/13 Credit Tournament on: December 26, 2012, 04:21:27 pm
Just so you remember, this is the weekend of GP AC, so I'm not sure how many people you are going to get.
25  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: NEV Invitational - 1/6/13 - Lotus, 5 Moxen, Recall, Walk Tournament! on: December 20, 2012, 03:16:13 pm
Interesting announcement. This is on the exact same day as a very large Legacy Grand Prix, and you are announcing it 3 weeks away from the actual tournament date. I wish you luck in this endeavor, but am wondering what turnout will be like for this. Hopefully very large!

The bigger concern would be the PTQ in North Jersey on the 6th. But again, most of those players wouldn't be coming to this event anyway.
26  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: N.Y. NEV VIII Official Report on: December 13, 2012, 07:00:02 am
Raph, it's Mike from the Joey Miller Days.

Will be stopping by Depot this weekend to bird in on the tournament. 

going to be there?



Raph doesn't post on TMD, but my guess would be no since there is a giants game that starts at one.

But Depot has a TV Very Happy

And being a diehard means letting nothing distract you from the game. Same reason that I won't be there.
27  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 12/16 Mox Ruby Tournament on: December 12, 2012, 10:32:33 pm
Mike, I'll wait on a confirmation from you.

Done. (see what I did there)

Also, dont miss the new and improved comic book depot now +1 tv and potentially new chairs and tables.

If that TV is on the Giants game (and I figure out how to borrow half a deck), I could see myself showing up.

Actually, looks like it will be damn near impossible to go. Holiday party the night before means no way I'll be in any shape to play.
28  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Sound Off: How many of you will be playing Vintage online? on: December 05, 2012, 11:06:20 am
I pretty much agree with everything Nick said.

I personally do not have the time, energy, or money to play Magic Online or any Online game for that matter. Nor do I enjoy the concept of lsoing any real interactions that occur. I used to play on MTGO, but that was years ago, when I did have some false ambition of being a pro player.

Furthermore, with all the complicated rules and interactions Vintage has, I would be quite nervous to play such a game on a computer where "Misclicking" has been a problem for many people. Not to mention, taking every turn, while you are on a clock, will lead to many people not being able to play the decks they should be able to play in Vintage, leading to a metagame that will just be too different from real Vintage.
29  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: N.Y. NEV VIII Official Report on: December 03, 2012, 02:03:39 pm
As much as I wish to give props to Raf for his decision, the best props of the night goes to the "Fruity Drink" story.
30  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Comic Book Depot Vintage - 12/16 Mox Ruby Tournament on: November 30, 2012, 10:50:18 am
Mike, I'll wait on a confirmation from you.

Done. (see what I did there)

Also, dont miss the new and improved comic book depot now +1 tv and potentially new chairs and tables.

If that TV is on the Giants game (and I figure out how to borrow half a deck), I could see myself showing up.
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