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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Jace the Mind Sculptor FTV20 on: July 31, 2013, 05:49:28 pm
Jace reprint will definitely cause more people to call for his unbanning in modern, which should happen if wizards wants that format to grow. 
2  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Jace the Mind Sculptor FTV20 on: July 22, 2013, 11:00:57 am
Each store is gonna get like 20 or 30 boxes tops, 60k is a laughable number.  Prices will not change at all, preorders are at 450 ATM with only 6 cards spoiled.
3  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: TMD OPEN 15 - October 8,9, 2011 - Stratford, CT on: October 08, 2011, 08:27:28 pm
Teferis realm? What kind of deck is this?
4  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Beast Within on: April 26, 2011, 11:52:19 am
Vindicate is black/white, one of the worst color combos in the game and is a sorcery.  This card will definitely see play in a bunch of different decks, especially those with Oath/Jace or hell, repeal.  
5  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Phyrexian canceler on: April 06, 2011, 08:14:11 am
G/B Aggro deck with Lotus Cobra, Urborg Tomb and this guy, book it, done. 
6  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Praetor's Grip on: April 05, 2011, 09:20:48 am
Stealing a Bazaar isn't THAT bad, the whole matchup against Dredge is always a race to win or find your hate so using it sounds ok.
Workshop- steal Tolarian, steal Strip Mine and then look for your basics, Crucible will always be good, and depending on board state, stealing a Metalworker or 6 mana creature would be fine.
Combo or Blue: Obviously pretty busted
Aggro: Will stink against tribal aggro but against other decks, stealing their equipment or a Goyf seems fine. 
7  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Biggest Card Disappointments on: March 31, 2011, 09:16:34 am
Gilded Lotus was actually a powerhouse in the 7/10 decks for a year or so when it originally came out, it is pretty garbage now but then again the format was a lot slower so spending 5 on a mana accelerator worked out alright. 

8  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: StarCity's new buy list on: March 15, 2011, 11:25:43 am
Just another attempt to control the market, they advertise for old Staples every couples of months.   Buy a shitload of cards, raise all their prices, sell a shitload of cards, rinse and repeat. 
9  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: The Last Crusade: White Weenie! on: March 11, 2011, 10:49:06 am
I know you probably want this mono white, but this setup as G/W would also seem really strong.  Remove the Student, the Ghostquarters, and the Relic-Warders for G/W mana base, Noble Hierarch, and Pridemages would seem to make this pretty strong.  Mirran Crusader with exalted triggers seems pretty disgusting.   
10  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: [First part of E-Book] Satan Rears His Ugly Head, And He Plays Combo on: March 10, 2011, 10:35:09 pm
Obligatory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I7Ue2wX6iQ
11  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: The Last Crusade: White Weenie! on: March 10, 2011, 12:30:21 pm
Should probably squeeze in a Stoneforge Mystic or two since your decks seems to run pretty well off equipment. 
12  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] Vintage Avant-Garde: 8 Things Wizards Could Do To Improve Magic on: March 10, 2011, 09:34:15 am
you said a bunch of stuff

I dont know where to begin with all of this. Between assuming everyone plays the same deck and the assumptions that that same deck is the only good one, I can hardly begin to start how to reply to you. Not to mention you knock the idea that cards might be an investment to turn around and state the reason you own some other cards is becuase they are "safe," which I assume is only short for "safe investment." But that's not what I really want to focus on with my reply.


What are you talking about? I never mentioned any assumptions about playing the same deck, learn to read.  


I mention the concept of a safe investment because trading as a whole has turned into one guy needing a card to play a deck and the other guy always trying to act as if trading is his sole means of survival.  It has not turned into a few rotten apples, I literally stopped trading for the most part about 5 years ago because every single person I tried to trade to acted like a pocket EBAY and would make sure they made a few bucks on every trade they did, empathy be damned.  Every trade has winners and losers, yes, but the rise of prices has made it that you have to be a cheap asshole or your gonna lose value on your collection.  No one wants to a nice guy and throw in cards when every card these days seems to be hitting a ridiculous value, from old uncommons now worth $5 to $100 planeswalkers.  Trading shouldn't have to be a second job, I don't wanna spend hours trading every event so I have the constant edge over my opponents.  I want to sit down and play magic and talk with friends, that is it.  I am generally empathetic to people trying to burst their way into the format but many are not interested in fair trades.  

We're talking about a game designed for children where single cards (much less a playset) are worth a large percentage of an average American's weekly paycheck.   There is way too much money being throw into a hobby that has a such a high dollar ceiling for competitive play, when their is no concept of fair play, then the game will ultimately fade.  

I am really surprised Wizards has not resorted to just selling expensive cards directly off their website that can only be purchased straight from them.  Why wouldn't they do it?? You know people would buy them up.  


Edit: As for an on topic reason to improve magic, make Magic Online with an MMO $15 per month charge where you can play with all the cards but then charge money for all the tourneys.  It would draw a ton of people to play who aren't interested in collecting cards constantly for every deck while still be able to make money on all the events, it is genius. 
13  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] Vintage Avant-Garde: 8 Things Wizards Could Do To Improve Magic on: March 10, 2011, 01:59:57 am
I don't see how the playerbase is not in a huge hissy fit these days regarding prices, especially with Legacy and Standard.  Legacy has become more expensive than Vintage if you really want to work on multiple decks, which you will surely want to.  The joke was that Vintage was way too expensive to play, now Standard and Legacy are especially unplayable price wise unless your a trade leech and spend hours and hours manipulating people for money.   I think we may be in a midst of a price bubble where players think card prices are gonna keep going up so they keep buying more and more cards (and packs, probably good for Wizards), until they realize that no one is going to pay a few hundred dollars for a cardboard hobby when there is plenty of other ways to keep yourself entertained for 1/10 the cost.  Prices will then either take a huge freefall or Wizards is forced to issue reprints which piss off the collectors.  Why buy the newest Standard/Legacy deck when I can pay for my gym membership, buy a brand new tv and video game console, go out to eat and take a vacation sometime and possibly still have money left over?? Because the cards are an investment????  The only reason I own Power 9 is because they are considered safe and go in everything, rare Legacy cards and Standard are just too risky unless you are a huge trade leech whose only hobby is paying attention to magic card prices. 
14  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast? on: March 09, 2011, 06:29:52 pm
You should have done the article artistically with just back and forth pictures of the art from REB/Pyro and end the article with "Case Closed," the artwork on Pyro stinks. 
15  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Meandeck Open 2-20-11 RESULTS on: February 23, 2011, 01:58:47 pm
With the movement of blue decks transitioning from Nature's Claim/Trygon strategies to powering out crazy artifact Tez strategies, now seems like a good time for Gorilla Shaman. 
16  Eternal Formats / Blue-Based Control / Re: u/w bomberman on: February 15, 2011, 01:20:45 pm
The deck is still pretty good but I've had a lot more success with a black splash in it.  It allows you to effectively run Nihil Spellbomb in the main and makes your sb graveyard hate ridiculous, also Jailer for dredge and it gives you Demonic/Vamp/Will (making Vault/Key much better).  By staying U/W, your stuck running junk like FOF and Balance instead of the real bombs. 
17  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Topic suggestions needed for Eternal SCG Column! on: February 11, 2011, 09:53:22 pm
Discuss the death of card drawing (sans Gush) and the new age of tutoring/card selection. 
18  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Spine of Ish Sah on: January 27, 2011, 05:32:02 pm
Jace is the primary standout for the moment. 
19  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Rumors/Previews/mtg.com articles on: January 26, 2011, 11:07:06 pm
Agreed, even for other formats there does not seem to be much of anything. 
20  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Movies that are still watched from 15-30 years ago on: January 20, 2011, 11:15:26 pm
Duck tits
21  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Movies that are still watched from 15-30 years ago on: January 20, 2011, 07:23:21 pm
The Thing rules, btw.  Every time I watch it, I always wonder why they didn't let that Norweigan just shoot the damn dog. 


Probably because he was throwing grenades at it and the crazy asshole shot one of their guys in the leg.  I'm just amazed that European Antarctic researchers, who you would assume to be extremely educated, didn't have the commonsense or the knowledge to shout something in English. 
22  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Movies that are still watched from 15-30 years ago on: January 18, 2011, 10:22:56 pm
Quote
The Big Lebowski
My Cousin Vinney

Shut your goddamn mouth, TracerBullet

I think a couple of yutes found out Tracer's account password. 
23  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Movies that are still watched from 15-30 years ago on: January 17, 2011, 09:07:32 pm
The Usual Suspects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VPuXWtDx9g

I wanted to link the ending but there must be some fool who hasn't seen the movie yet. 
24  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Best Movies of 2010 on: January 16, 2011, 11:25:44 am
Top 5 off the top of my head in no grand order

Toy Story 3
Inception
Agora (probably the best though)
Scott Pilgrim
Social Network
25  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free article] So Many Insane Plays -- Decoding the DCI on: December 23, 2010, 06:22:53 pm
Even if they banned Vengevine, wouldn't the Necrotic Ooze variants be still pretty ridiculous??
26  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: RI 12-18 The Return of Vintage at Die Hard Games! Jet/Library/Drain/Forces/FTV! on: December 16, 2010, 03:47:23 pm
He'll take you out for a nice steak dinner and never call you again!
27  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is it significant if TMD doesn't crack 1000 new posts for November on: November 29, 2010, 01:09:07 pm
At the end of the day, we've all grown up but the forums have not.  A huge chunk of us have presented our opinions in court or in academic journals, but the discussion here doesn't reflect that level of sophistication.

It's a card game made for children. Get over it.  
28  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is it significant if TMD doesn't crack 1000 new posts for November on: November 28, 2010, 01:20:53 pm
The system has always been pretty dumb, I recently asked for an upgrade because hell, why not.  My post has been sitting in that forum for weeks with no response at all.  The forums should be open for everyone to post in. 
29  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is it significant if TMD doesn't crack 1000 new posts for November on: November 27, 2010, 09:34:24 pm
The forums should really be combined down again, I never check the deck forums anymore because it takes about 30 clicks to find anything.  The biggest factor I think is that there is no improvement forum per say anymore, only creative.  A lot of threads get made for really janky crap that should not exist in the first place. 
30  Vintage Community Discussion / Community Introductions / Re: Hadley, MA area Eternal Players - Facebook Group on: November 13, 2010, 02:30:55 pm
Post a link to the group please!  Easier than just messaging you. 
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