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1  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: New Mulligan Rule on: October 07, 2015, 03:43:19 am
I've been testing this rule since I first heard of it and it is awesome! So glad it's an official rule now.
2  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Vintage Champs 2015 – Decklists, Metagame Report, Video, Report Roundup on: September 10, 2015, 01:31:22 pm
Those articles are again members only??

I could read them earlier today. Wanted to go back but couldn't...
3  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: First Vintage Premier Event MTGO on: July 16, 2014, 03:23:01 am
Thanks for the link Steve.

For some reason, I can't see the first decklist posted on the Wizards results page! It happens nearly all the time. Why is that? Do others have the same problem?
Luckily the winning list is in the first post.
4  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Bazaar of Moxen 2012 Vintage & Legacy Coverage Now Up on Eternal Central on: June 01, 2012, 12:13:23 pm
This is great work! Thanks a lot!!
5  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] Play Noble Fish! on: March 29, 2012, 06:01:34 am
Hi Matt,

Great article! Happy to have you back.
6  Eternal Formats / Europe / Re: Belgian Eternal Weekend: 18th-19th February‏ on: February 13, 2012, 10:00:07 am
Cool initiatief!

 I'll see if I can be there but this should have been posted long before the 17th of January!! Smile
7  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: [22 Jan 2012] Results The Dutch Vintage XVI on: January 31, 2012, 04:56:00 am
Nice tournement! It deserved a better turnout.

Cool to be in Tilburg as I get to visit my brother and his girlfriend... Smile

Please, next time, write my name correctly: Robrecht Lenaerts.

Do we get decklists?

Will there be a next time?

Robrecht
8  Eternal Formats / Europe / Re: [22-Jan-2012] Vintage @ Tilburg, The Dutch Vintage Tournament XVI Edition on: January 21, 2012, 12:23:42 pm
Hi Arjan,

Sure! I already enrolled on 'the other website'! I hope I'm on the guestlist as I'll be there tomorrow and preferably preinscribed! Smile

See you there!!

Robrecht

P.S. Man, it's been a long time Vintage... let's see what I can do... Smile
9  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Feature Article] The Restricted Delver Primer on: December 22, 2011, 07:16:56 am
Hi Marske,

Congratulations with the article. I consider it the best I've read from you ever. I like the tone you used to talk about this 'project'.

Robrecht
10  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] The 2011 Vintage Year in Review on: December 22, 2011, 06:07:11 am
Hi Steve,

This was an exellent article! I liked the tone and the info.
Great stuff!

Hope to see/read you in 2012.

Happy holidays to everybody!

Robrecht
11  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Rumors/Previews/mtg.com articles on: November 23, 2011, 06:54:09 am
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/169a
The president of WOTC decided to chime in today about the protour and upset players.

It's funny that you get a "Unexpected server error" when you want to see Greg's article archive... Smile
12  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: N.Y.S.E. XIX - Official Report on: November 21, 2011, 06:25:57 am
Congratulations Paul!

It seems Dredge really has become your bane. And now you packed even more hate then during the World Championships... Smile What went wrong?

Robrecht
13  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Feature Article] – The Legacy of Brainstorm on: November 15, 2011, 06:22:50 am
Quote from: marske
Decks without Brainstorm:
Maverick
Zoo (or are we counting Blue Zoo in which case you move that straight up there with the Brainstorm decks)
Dredge

I don't agree -from testing- with this list. I think you should add Merfolk, Enchantress, Lands and Goblins to this list. I believe these decks are also valid threats in this metagame. Maybe some form of Aggro Loam also belongs on this list but I didn't build/find the right version yet.

Robrecht
Robrecht, can we drop this discussion? It's pointless, the decks you mention have a shot at beating other decks (even the top ones) correct. I won't argue that... do they have any form of dominance or shot at winning multiple events in a row? Highly unlikely. There's a fine line between a deck being viable and a deck being tier 1. Most people have different criteria for decks being viable, mine always has been: "It's viable if I don't get curbstomped into the x-2 bracket" this doesn't mean I think Viable decks are "good" decks.

Well, I thought it was important to your point and again, I think you underestimate the power of these decks in capable hands. I believe they have more then "a shot at beating other decks". But ok, I won't pursue it further.

Robrecht
14  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Feature Article] – The Legacy of Brainstorm on: November 14, 2011, 06:34:24 am
Quote from: marske
Decks without Brainstorm:
Maverick
Zoo (or are we counting Blue Zoo in which case you move that straight up there with the Brainstorm decks)
Dredge

I don't agree -from testing- with this list. I think you should add Merfolk, Enchantress, Lands and Goblins to this list. I believe these decks are also valid threats in this metagame. Maybe some form of Aggro Loam also belongs on this list but I didn't build/find the right version yet.

Robrecht
15  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Premium Article] DOOMSDAY RETURNS: How to Build Doomsday Piles and Win in T1 on: October 11, 2011, 04:01:04 pm
Can you be a little more specific?  There are 15 different specific scenarios -- if there is an error in one, I'd like to correct it, but I'm not sure which you are referring to. 

Sorry, I was referring to the first two pages:

||Library Top|
1) Ancestral Recall
2) Gush
3) Laboratory Maniac
4) Black Lotus
5) Yawgmoth’s Will
||Library Bottom||

= turn 2 kill, which requires two lands to alternate cast the Gush.

Obviously you're counting on two lands in your opening hand... I just didn't see it mentioned.

Apologies for the shortness -/stupidity- of my post... not my usual respons...

Thanks for the article! I was just building a Maniacal Doomsday deck myself.

Robrecht
16  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Premium Article] DOOMSDAY RETURNS: How to Build Doomsday Piles and Win in T1 on: October 11, 2011, 11:31:36 am
Hi Stephen,

Just bought the thing.

Read one page: how do you cast Gush wih just one land in play and not enough mana?

Robrecht
17  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] September 2011 Banned & Restricted Update Instant Analysis on: September 20, 2011, 05:56:56 am
Ohw wauw...

Ohw WAUW...

Bold moves!

The least you can say is:"Interesting..." Smile

Robrecht
18  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 3rd Place with Meandeck Bob/Gush Control – The 2011 Vintage Championship on: August 31, 2011, 02:43:25 am
Incidentally, I'm working on a mini-primer for this deck that will basically serve as a supplement to my book (but will be free) on QuietSpeculation.com.  Look for it next Monday on QS.  

I've played the deck several games now against Cat Stax and honestly, I've been having trouble. Looking forward to learn what I've been doing wrong... Smile
19  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Vintage Championships Report and Deck Discussion -- Top Eight on: August 19, 2011, 07:59:03 am
Congratulations Rich on a great deck and a great run! I'll try your list soon...

Robrecht
20  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [New Podcast] SMIP #6: Paul Mastriano/Nick Detwiler Interviews, & More! on: August 16, 2011, 10:00:49 am
Very interesting and insightful!

Keep doing these, please.

Robrecht
21  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Rumors/Previews/mtg.com articles on: August 12, 2011, 04:16:49 am
Modern is official, and my god, did they manage to screw it up.

Added to the banned list is:

Hypergensis --Ok, it needed to go.  The possibility of a turn 1 Emrakul is simply too good

Glimpse of Nature --Sure, they don't like combo, I can see why they don't like this, it's probably too good

Dread Return --I can understand this.  I don't dredge was really that good, but people don't like playing against it, so sure

Stoneforge Mystic --It enhanced every deck except Hypergeensis, which is now every deck.  I'm down with this ban

Valakut --I don't really know what they're doing here.  They said combo decks that win after turn 3 are fine, but they still kill Scapeshift.  Seems bad, but whatever

Bitterblossom --Doubt they needed to ban this.  Sure faeries is good, but banning everything that could resemble a combo deck seems to make zoo really good and it would easily keep faeries in check.  It's a bad ban.

Jace, the Mind Sculptor --I can see why they wanted to ban this, but I mean, once again lets see how good zoo is before we get too hasty

Mental Misstep --Is this real life?  They're actually banning mental misstep?  WTF

Ancestral Vision -- OH COME ON.  WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?

That was my initial reaction as well, when I read your post:"A lot of the fun cards are taken out beforehand!" On the other hand, this way, Modern might not damage Legacy as much as some are expecting, since you still get to PLAY ALL DEEZ in Legacy and Vintage! Smile

It feels strange to me that they're forcing us to try other stuff. That shouldn't be the objective of a banned list. But maybe, they're right and these cards/strategies are overpowered, I haven't tested the format yet. I just saw all the cards I thought of trying first appear on the list...

But there's still lots of stuff left and hopefully the new format is fun to play!
22  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Rumors/Previews/mtg.com articles on: August 12, 2011, 03:42:01 am
Yeah, Hypergenesis needs to go, and probably Glimpse of Nature.

I'm pumped for the rest of it though.  Snap bought cryptics, bitterblossoms, and shocks

I finally get it... For a long time I was like:"Why do people need to get Shock? Isn't Lightning Bolt also in the format??"

ShockLANDS!

I hate it when people abbreviate...

Smile
23  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 3rd Place with Meandeck Bob/Gush Control – The 2011 Vintage Championship on: August 12, 2011, 03:36:46 am
I wonder if Mystic Remora could find a way to squeeze into this Gush/Bob party.....

I'm sure if there was a champs 2011 2.0, this would definitely be the meandeck

Replacing what? I'm having trouble figuring out what to cut for the Time Vault Key combo... then of course, I haven't had the chance to actually PLAY the deck... yet! Smile
24  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 1st Place Vintage Champs Report on: August 11, 2011, 06:10:31 am
Congratulations!

Robrecht
25  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 6th Place at Vintage Champs with Minus Six on: August 10, 2011, 09:16:43 am
Congratulations with your top 8 with such an incredible deck!

I tried it once... and decided I needed A LOT more practice! Smile

Robrecht
26  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Premium Article] The Q2 2011 Vintage Metagame Report/Vintage Champs Preview on: August 09, 2011, 06:07:06 am
In any case, I'm glad you enjoyed it, and if you have suggestions for future metagame reports, I'd love to hear them Smile

I missed the graph showing how well each archetype fared this quarter and the total graph over the years! I liked those... Smile Maybe it has become too difficult to distinguish the archetypes in a meaningful manner?

These are great, keep doing them please!

Robrecht
27  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 3rd Place with Meandeck Bob/Gush Control – The 2011 Vintage Championship on: August 08, 2011, 07:16:33 am
Hi Steve,

Congratulations on the strong finish!

Too bad the deck didn't win it all. Maybe Paul will work with one graveyard from now on, so he won't overlook any insane plays. Smile

Also, thank you for this great report!

Robrecht
28  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Premium Article] The Q2 2011 Vintage Metagame Report/Vintage Champs Preview on: August 08, 2011, 07:12:02 am
I believe every SCG article would become free after three months and later just after a month?

Anyway, it was still cheaper paying $5 for one month membership to see ALL SCG articles then it is to ALSO pay $5 for this article NEXT TO the membership fee on SCG... Smile

Too many sites with high quality articles...

Robrecht
29  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Premium Article] The Q2 2011 Vintage Metagame Report/Vintage Champs Preview on: August 05, 2011, 04:45:51 pm
Expensive*... but very interesting!

More please!

Robrecht

*considering we were getting these for free
30  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article/Podcast] SMIP #5: Vintage Championship Preview/ 5 Scenarios on: August 03, 2011, 10:00:58 am
Very cool! Keep it up!

Robrecht
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