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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vintage Super League: Who Would You Like to See? on: November 03, 2016, 09:27:28 am
Why dont we have a playin tournament for the playins at vsl,  here at themanadrain? Winner get to playin at vsl.

Use mtgo or even better cockatrice.
2  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: LCV 2015 - Finals tournament - 01/09 - Barcelona -33 players - Top16 Decks on: January 17, 2016, 12:29:04 pm
You can find Antoni on cockatrice, by name Antoniss

he plays the gift deck all the time Smile
3  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Selling NM+ beautiful Mox Emerald unlimited on: September 11, 2008, 10:01:29 am
if you fancy a great mox emerald unlimited, please check here:

eBay link revmoved.

or search for item number Item number removed.    good luck in bidding!

The Mana Drain is not the place for posts soliciting offers to buy, sell, or trade cards.  Our site rules make this very clear.  As a longstanding member of TMD, I'm led to suspect that you knew this but went ahead and did it anyway.  Nevertheless, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and give you a verbal warning.  -DA
4  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Italian Doomsday Tournament on: December 11, 2005, 05:47:55 am
I'd just like to point out that the players Garella and Marco Ardonio also made the top8 at the infamous France Paris tournament this summer.
5  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: Jungle Lion Stompy {G/W} on: October 11, 2005, 05:31:53 am
Aether Vial + watchwolf and other creatures looks nice. Helps you get around counters, helps vs stax in terms of speed, casting cost and other issues and it also helps your mana base (so you can still run wastelands and keep pumping out guys). Just watch out with null rod + vial, actually I think maybe null rod should go and play chalice or something instead (similar to green worse than fish).
6  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: [Premium Article] The Arcborn Virus on: September 08, 2005, 08:58:41 am

First of all, since you wrote this article you should know you've stepped into a very controversial field... people already have their minds set on that any artifact deck except stax+slaver won't make it. I'm sure that at least half of everyone here only read half the article or read it through very quickly... you need to understand that a lot of players THINK they know so much. You'll never (and i mean NEVER!) be able to convince some of these, even if you are right... they refuse to listen to different opinions or widen their perspective... they can't and won't understand some things. Just trust me on this, I've tried a lot. Don't waste your time, just move on. Each time i play my deck on workstation, i hear stuff like "you're a noob, you suck, bla bla" but in the end, I'm almost always the one who's winning. This is the very downfall of especially American magic (the same as Osyp says ), no offense and I don't mean to judge all Americans here, but a lot of you think you can get so much for free without any work, and that you (yes you) are the best magic player, always right about whatever subject's discussed and without questioning or trying to learn you disregard other people's opinions and much else.

Look at japanese magic... possibly the strongest force in magic today. You know why they are so good now? Yes, they're smart but that's not all... they RESPECT AND TRY TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER. If someone comes up with a very unorthodox idea over there, they don't just blow it off like a lot of American players do. If you want to get better at magic, you better start working on the inside of yourself first and don't judge others and/or their decks/articles. Besides, a true magic master doesn't underestimate players by status, cards, deckchoice or say "he's a noob"  (like people do at the magic workstation servers)  a good player doesn't need to do all that ***t, he should already know how good he himself is and focus on his own abilities.

So the bottom line is, DON'T argue or critisize something if you don't have statistics or something to back it up with. In this case, I'm a lot more willing to believe what Steve says (looking at his article) than some random kid that just says "your deck dies to null rod" or whatever. Until that kid has written a 20 page essay himself, his answer isn't worth anything to me.
7  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: [Premium Article] The Arcborn Virus on: September 07, 2005, 11:12:06 am
What you need to remember about this deck (or any similar) is that it is VERY and i mean very difficult to play. Some game choices will effect the entire outcome of the entire game... it's also extremely difficult to know the appropriate timing (when and what to play at what time) and then also keep in mind you have to think a lot more what the opponent might be holding due to the artifact hate that's out there. Just thought I'd point out that it's really important to know what one's doing when playing this deck.


Congrats on your job Steve, good luck with everything! If you manage to get the time, message and we'll test some I'm still so confident that I can say I'm pretty sure my version is slightly better Smile
8  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Waterbury Report: 17th Place in Main Event. on: January 18, 2005, 08:31:45 am
very, very good report, might be the best I've ever read. It was great man, your sense of humour but also playtips and overview of the whole tournament was perfect. Thank you!!!!!!!
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