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1  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: cranial clamp on: November 16, 2006, 05:08:26 pm
Mm, Eon Hub is very interesting. While its an expensive card, it deals with many cards that could potentially wreck you.
It answers Oath, since its hard to race 12 damage a turn if they get Oath on the board turn 1 or 2. Answers Energy Flux which is a big thing considering it shuts off everything in your deck, but most importantly it answers Kataki. I think that would be the main reason I would play Hub, just because most if not ALL fish decks playing white will play Kataki, and you have no creature removal.

I think affinity is more powerful then you think. It speeds up your deck, playing 2 moxen and a Workshop means you can get 2 frogmites out on the field and still have 2 mana open to play other spells. Sure you can't clamp 1 to it and draw two, but you can clamp 2 to a frogmite and draw 4, and you play the frogmite for free. So your basicly saving 1 or 2 mana. Also you can sacrifice it to Ravager as well. Its basicly playing a free 2/2 or 4/4 creature. It gives you such a greater advantage versus Fish, you get creatures out faster then they can.

I also think your wrong about the artifact bounce. Sure they'd bounce if they're about to lose, but if they do that and pass, then you've already won. But a decent player will not rebuild pass. they will use that time to combo off and tendrils. Rebuild is very strong against you and I feel you have to play Null Brooch in the board just to have a chance against Gifts. Also remember that when they bounce, your Ravager and Crusher become small again. This is where affinity creatures is good because if they say pass you can rebound faster with free 2/2's and 4/4's and end the game before they can muster win.

But if your against Gifts, chances are they will shrug any damage that isn't lethal that moment and combo off with Rebuild. If you Null Brooch the rebuild, they can't do anything. They can sit and wait for the right time. They couldn't care less about you going all out with your Ravager combo because in the end, they rebuild and thats the end. GG.
2  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: cranial clamp on: November 15, 2006, 02:25:10 pm
I think you underestimate the power of Ornitopters here.
It is a flying creature that comes down for free, helps vs. Fish, because it powers out affinity guys, and is devastating when it is equipped with plating.

I think myr retriever and ravager is good, but it is too slow. It is expensive and its slower then just going Crusher aggro beats. You have to equip skullclamp, sac it and get it back with retriever. You draw cards, but the process is slow and over all it makes the deck slower. Playing Metalworker helps it a great deal and if you get him out will probably mean good game, but if it is countered, your whole game plan is messed up. Or your opponent drops a null rod.
I just think that playing Archbound Crusher over retriever/ravager combo will make you less afraid of null rod.

Also, consider running Frogmites and other Affinity creatures. Most of the time, you can get a Frogmite down for 1 or 0 mana because of your all artifact deck. You get it out fast, put a plating on there and it beats for 8-10 by turn 2 or 3. If you get it out for free, theres already at least 4 artifacts in play, add a plating and that is 7dmg you are guaranteed to deal.
Same idea with Myr Enforcer, hes a big 4/4 and he comes out rather cheap.

One thing I think you really need an answer to is Rebuild or Hurkyll's Recall, which Gifts run.
Consider Null Brooch:
2T, Discard your hand: Counter target noncreature spell.
3  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: [Report] Myriad Games Vintage September 30th, 2006 w/T8 Decks on: October 02, 2006, 08:34:20 pm
Thanks Dan for hosting, as usual it was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the next tourny. Too bad Salvagers didn't work out so well but next time.

Congrats to all the people to T8'd. Very Happy
4  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: [Deck] Non-Bazaar Card Drawing in Dragon on: May 15, 2006, 03:35:41 pm
Engine
4 Bazaar of Bagdad
4 Worldgorger Dragon
4 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Ambassador Laquatus
1 Eternal Witness
2 Animate Dead
2 Dance of the Dead
3 Necromancy

Maybe I'm missing something here but Eternal Witness is not in itself a win condition. You need something for it to return, like a Drain Life or something to that extent.

I think you should also consider Spoils or Demonic Consultation because they are both really good spells. Only draw back is that you might just kill yourself off Spoils or remove 4 Dragons with Consultation.
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