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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TheManaDrain.com - New Direction? on: March 14, 2016, 05:54:29 pm
twitch lets you issue temp keys to allow others to stream, but not administer your twitch.
2  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [SOI] Nahiri, the Harbinger on: March 14, 2016, 01:40:03 pm
The tapped clause is an unneeded kick in the nuts.
3  Eternal Formats / Southern U.S. / [Atlanta, GA] - Sanctioned Vintage March 12th 7pm EST Giga-Bites Cafe on: February 26, 2016, 09:29:20 pm
As part of the Giga-Bites Legacy Series they are hosting sanctioned Vintage the evening before the Legacy main event. For those coming in from out of town please show up the night before and play in the deep end of the pool!

Note: Vintage is Saturday night, Legacy is Sunday for a Timetwister.

https://www.facebook.com/events/913955612054068

Vintage has been added to the schedule for March 12th at 7:00pm! Entry will be $10 and the prize pool includes:

1 Winter Mishra's Factory
1 Set Foil Tasigur, the Golden Fang
1 Signed True Name Nemesis
1 Spanish Vendilion Clique

The organizer is allocating some prizes for unpowered decks. I will follow up with exactly how they will be allocated.

Both the Vintage event and the Legacy event on Sunday will be streamed live on Tusk Vision!

http://www.twitch.tv/tuskvision/
4  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vintage Super League: Who Would You Like to See? on: February 26, 2016, 09:11:35 pm
Saw it, voted for Mike Long and Dennis Bentley.
5  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [OGW] Thought-Knot Seer on: February 09, 2016, 02:05:22 pm
I love that you ran Library and Anti-Library in the same deck and gave not a F.
6  Vintage Community Discussion / Non-Vintage / Re: Old School @ Eudemonia - February 28th, 2016 on: February 03, 2016, 10:05:10 am
Argh! Going to miss this by one week. I'll be in Palo Alto the prior weekend.
7  Eternal Formats / Southern U.S. / Re: [Atlanta, GA] - Sanctioned Vintage FNM February 5th 8pm EST Giga-Bites Cafe on: February 02, 2016, 11:16:56 am
Bump! This Friday.

8  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: GP Washington D.C. - 3 (!!!) Sanctioned Vintage Events March 11th - 13th on: February 02, 2016, 11:15:06 am
During all the proxy/playtest hubbub, was there any reference to the playability of collectors edition?

Not sure how any of these questions relate to sanctioned Vintage. Just to be clear this is sanctioned vintage (see the title). One other note, the prizes do translate (reasonably well) to SCG store credit. But you have to have 100 tickets to get a gift card ($25). So if you are looking for store credit keep that in mind when counting up your duckets.
9  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Podcast] So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 50: Oath of the Gatewatch on: January 28, 2016, 04:31:35 pm
Nimbus Maze is next ... U/w Wailing tempo (?)
10  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: Revival of Survival on: January 25, 2016, 12:18:26 pm
We've had U/g/b survival with Vines at our local sanctioned. He was U/g aggro with sotf for a toolbox of fairly obvious good creatures. He also had sotf to enable a combo kill with Flash (via Worldspine Wurm).

11  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [OGW] Stormchaser Mage on: January 25, 2016, 11:18:41 am
It's perfectly playable, just like Managorger is ... but you better craft your deck to punish the token strategies, which likely means playing Black if you aren't building to the cards strengths your efforts will fail.
12  Eternal Formats / Southern U.S. / Re: [Atlanta, GA] - Sanctioned Vintage FNM February 5th 8pm EST Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 22, 2016, 01:06:24 pm
I will be at this one.  I'll drag Humphries to it, and try to recruit another player because I have a 2nd deck.  

No play test cards, correct?

Sanctioned as hell.
13  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Results Knight Ware PlayTest Vintage 01/17/2016 on: January 22, 2016, 01:05:51 pm
The funny thing is I included it in the list i shipped him mostly because my local sanctioned vintage has 2 players on 8-12 pillar effect Vintage burn ... the sphinx via Tinker is the only hope many times. But it's a pretty decent bot these days even in a proxy field.
14  Eternal Formats / Southern U.S. / [Atlanta, GA] - Sanctioned Vintage FNM February 5th 8pm EST Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 21, 2016, 01:29:13 pm


Join us for the only sanctioned Vintage tournament in town! Streamed by Team Tusk!

http://www.twitch.tv/tuskvision/

Entry is $10. We will play 4 rounds and award prizes based upon standing at the end of the 4th round. We had 13 players last time and everyone appeared to have a really good time. Team Tusk will provide additional prizes to draft from for players that enter unpowered!

The prizes for February will be:

1st: Foil Deathrite Shaman
2nd: Korean Vampiric Tutor
3rd: Gwendlyn Di Corci
4th: Foil Tinker
15  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: GP Washington D.C. - 3 (!!!) Sanctioned Vintage Events March 11th - 13th on: January 21, 2016, 01:23:08 pm
It would be awesome if they ran these type of events at there Opens. Even if it were just 1 a weekend.

Making sure these fire at their GPs would go a long way to making that happen!
16  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Eternal Masters Set and other leaks on: January 21, 2016, 01:11:54 pm
Maybe choose a couple of eternal themes to help drafting, plenty of tribal (Rath Block Slivers, Merfolk, Elves, Goblins, Soldiers all have some things that could use a reprint).

Put the Zendifetches @ Rare to help squelch the cries.

I'd expect Storm in there. High Tide, the blue cantrip suite, Brain Freeze at common, Tendrils at Uncommon, maybe Time Spiral at rare. (I'd say Palinchron but it's a rare twice and would be a shitbadawful rare in Eternal Masters)

Time Spiral and Pally are reserved list so they are non starters. But your point is well taken ... a Dark Ritual with some absolutely hideous art is expected.
17  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Results Knight Ware PlayTest Vintage 01/17/2016 on: January 21, 2016, 12:47:24 pm
I feel like the mechanic in Dale Earnhardt's garage ... build it and watch the The Intimidator run it to the checkered flag.
18  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: The Best Films of 2015 on: January 20, 2016, 08:19:13 am
It's not necessarily a problem of conscious bias on the part of the Academy members; they just happen to be something like 90+% white.  People have an easier time connecting to films with characters like them, which means the Academy members are predisposed to select movies about white people.

This is true. The BET awards have only seen 2-3 white people nominated, the voting body is 95% black. The chance of Ang Lee winning a BET award is low.

19  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Eternal Masters Set and other leaks on: January 20, 2016, 08:14:07 am
So Eternal Masters, old bordered begrudgingly with a hologram with only non reserved list cards might help a bit but mana bases are still the most expensive cards. Another problem for this set is appealing to eternal players would mean keeping the art, which would mean royalties in some cases. I guess they did it with Time Spiral so there is precedent. I suppose they could put the photoshop WoW trash in old border. Either way the originals will just continue to go up given the demand increasing.

 (101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares)

Or how about the mythics as old bordered ?

Force of Will
Karakas
Wasteland
Dack Fayden (could use a reprint)
Liliana of the Veil
Imperial Recruiter
Tarmogoyf
Sol Ring (old bordered foil ... would probably be savage)
Mana Crypt (same thing)
Lodestone Golem (and print it in Korean so I can fap)
Some crappy cycle like the Titans / Invasion-Legends Dragons ...

Maybe choose a couple of eternal themes to help drafting, plenty of tribal (Rath Block Slivers, Merfolk, Elves, Goblins, Soldiers all have some things that could use a reprint).

Put the Zendifetches @ Rare to help squelch the cries.
20  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: The Best Films of 2015 on: January 18, 2016, 03:13:54 pm
one movie I barely  see mentioned in this thread is Sicario.  The movie is unbelievably good.  Psychologically violent and tense, I believe Denis Villeneuve should win Best Director for the movie.  Benicio Del Torro takes home his second Oscar for best supporting actor.

I also watched this the other night on the recommendation from Klep in this thread. It was fantastic. Josh Brolin was great also with his aura of control, confidence and almost righteous authority. BDT was able to take scenes without saying hardly anything. Emily Blunt was perfect as the patsy, you could sympathize enough with her to feel bad as her world view gets battered around and eventually shattered. Super film, surprised it didn't get a nod in something, but I haven't seen some of the other films that beat it out.

Oscar nominees are out, and you'll need snow goggles to keep from being blinded by the whiteness. Even in the one nomination they gave to Straight Outta Compton (Original Screenplay), they managed to avoid nominating any black people.

They also avoided Chinese American people, Pakistani American people, and a huge number of nominees are right handed which personally left me feeling excluded. Are movies featuring not 'white people' supposed to get special dispensation? I honestly don't know. Was Creed or SoCs blackness a factor for inclusion or exclusion in your opinion? I saw both and didn't really hone in on their inherent blackness or whiteness. I was more upset that they left Ren out of the story for the most part, he's also black. For semi-biographical takes like The Big Short, Spotlight or Bridge of Spies where no black people or Chinese people were actually involved do you feel like they should go out of their way to add black people or a random Mexican person? In SooC would a Japanese Eazy-E have made sense? Do you think the Academy voters hate black people consciously or do you think they subconsciously dismiss superior efforts of black people?
21  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / GP Washington D.C. - 3 (!!!) Sanctioned Vintage Events March 11th - 13th on: January 16, 2016, 02:14:33 pm
Star City Games has heard the requests for Vintage side events. If you are in anyway considering heading to Grand Prix Washington D.C., try your best to make it! Show them that it's worth scheduling these events and let's make sure they fire with a respectable number of players. Their efforts in Atlanta for the GP were received and all the Vintage events fired, it was a blast!

These events are sanctioned.

They (will!) fire everyday at 1:50pm, Star City also heard the community and prize tickets can now be exchanged for SCG credit in the form of gift cards. Plenty of eternal staples for sale. Additionally at the GP you can expect Star City to have their played inventory, I bought a beta Tundra and two beta Underground Seas at GP Atlanta and got great deals on both.

Artist alley is also released and it's pretty good. Jesper Myrfors, Terese Nielsen are the headliners.

The details can be found here.

http://gpdc.starcitygames.com/schedule.php

Make every effort to attend at least one of these to show Star City that it's worth supporting Vintage!
22  Eternal Formats / Southern U.S. / Re: GP Houston will have a sanctioned vintage side event! 2/26-2/28 on: January 16, 2016, 02:07:08 pm
Jesper is a god. It was sick to meet him again in Seattle.
23  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: (Atlanta) Sanctioned Vintage FNM 1/8/2016 at Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 14, 2016, 05:10:06 pm
I think you answered your own question. Neutral
24  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is Your Current Vintage Deck Proxy Free? on: January 14, 2016, 03:55:33 pm
So outside of the 3 decks that compose 99% of vintage, I have all the power cards.

LOL but no Lotus? Get off the soapbox.
25  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: (Atlanta) Sanctioned Vintage FNM 1/8/2016 at Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 14, 2016, 03:47:57 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/739077956224727/

Friday, February 5at 8 PM, get Ziggy out, he is a coward who has missed the previous two. He's still scarred from GP Atlanta.

26  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is Your Current Vintage Deck Proxy Free? on: January 14, 2016, 08:49:17 am
I own everything, no white border cards that aren't P3K. I hate proxies and looking at poorly made ones irritates me as I enjoy the aesthetics of a nice looking vintage deck. That being said I wish they'd abolish the reserved list and judiciously reprint cards off it (the foil loophole closing was really a shame). I also wish they'd allow IE/CE/Gold cards, that are unmarked.
27  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: (Atlanta) Sanctioned Vintage FNM 1/8/2016 at Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 14, 2016, 08:17:29 am
I'll check it out, I think the first match is just a warm up. We didn't have commentary or accurate (?) life until round 2. Our commentary monkey showed up late!

He activates stage with depths in play, the guy casts StP, the DD player casts Misstep, Mentor player casts Flusterstorm, then the DD player casts a second Misstep, either targeting the Flusterstorm by mistake giving him 20 extra life, or Missteping the StP, resolving in a Marit Lage.

LOL, well I think he punts savagely. But his opponent (in the Tusk shirt) verbally acknowledges his life total of 40. I can't see what else Morgan (on the right) had in hand or whether he should have been dead to Cthulu. Either way, good for him it was a warm up match :p

Anyway, thanks for the feedback and thanks for watching. Hopefully we'll be streaming live sanctioned vintage once a month. The organizer is stoked that it fired!
28  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: (Atlanta) Sanctioned Vintage FNM 1/8/2016 at Giga-Bites Cafe on: January 12, 2016, 02:50:00 pm
I'll check it out, I think the first match is just a warm up. We didn't have commentary or accurate (?) life until round 2. Our commentary monkey showed up late!
29  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: WotC cracking down on proxies, even in non-sanctioned events on: January 12, 2016, 02:35:40 pm
What store wants to risk poking the bear, losing pre-releases, losing FNM, losing possibly access to promos and wholesale pricing just to host a $10 entry 10-30 person Vintage event for which they might sell ~$100 in singles? If I owned a store I'd decline.
30  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: The Best Films of 2015 on: January 12, 2016, 01:26:17 pm
To me, Mad Max was this year's Grand Budapest Hotel - highly stylized, amazing technical achievement, but narratively unsatisfying. Well done, but overrated.    

Mediocre?

No, not mediocre. Astounding in some respects, and thin in others. 

Man, I thought everyone would get my bad joke.
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