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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is Your Current Vintage Deck Proxy Free? on: January 14, 2016, 12:09:17 pm
My deck is proxy free, but I ran proxies for about one year when I first got into Vintage. Without proxies I would not have started playing in the format.
2  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Finals Split at TPG on LANDSTILL OATH 12/5/15 on: December 07, 2015, 10:03:28 am
I really like this strategy--I'm glad it paid off! The deck seems really well positioned right now. I think forcing Mentor decks to respond to a huge threat is exactly what Landstill needed, well done!!!
3  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: The Eternal Extravaganza 3!!!!!! on: September 08, 2015, 10:26:25 am
 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Will there be alter artists here again?

Last year Sandreline Moussé did these phenomenal alters for me:

4  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: The Players Guild - Vintage for store credit - Bloomsburg, PA - 9/5/15 on: August 26, 2015, 04:32:42 pm
I will be there.  Ojutai and Dromoka are bickering over who will accompany me.  Dromoka earned it but Ojutai gets very moody if he's away from the spotlight for too long.  Dromo is more easygoing.  I think Ojutai is insecure. 



DISPUTE SETTLED!
5  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: The 2015 Eternal Weekend! $20,000+ in prizes! Philadelphia, PA! August 21-23! on: July 19, 2015, 01:08:50 pm
It would be really cool to have just one section designated for EDH, cube, '93/'94, etc. A lot of people play EDH but it's difficult to find who does or has time to play at any given moment in large events.

What if we had one long table that was reserved specifically for these other formats? Just a large sign at a table would suffice--no need to even have someone coordinating side events. That way in between rounds or if people drop out they could go to this table and find others willing to spend time playing EDH or something.

Thoughts?
6  Vintage Community Discussion / Non-Vintage / Re: The Conference of Professionals - April 4th 2015 - Old School Magic - Brooklyn on: April 08, 2015, 01:36:20 pm
Does anyone have recommendations of different deck lists or archetypes I should try in Old School Magic? I'd like to play grindy control/prison style decks. I mostly play Landstill in Vintage and like to dabble with Shops. Feel free to PM me, thanks!
7  Vintage Community Discussion / Non-Vintage / Re: The Conference of Professionals - April 4th 2015 - Old School Magic - Brooklyn on: April 07, 2015, 12:12:50 pm
I really want to get in on this format, seems awesome.
8  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: TO Report: The Players Guild 04/04/15 on: April 05, 2015, 11:46:13 am
Thanks for hosting another awesome event, Shawn. 

Ojutai and Narset were awesome all day. 

You should share a picture of "Ojutai."
9  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: N.Y.S.E. Open III - Power Eight, Workshops & Bazaars Tournament - 6/26 - 6/28 on: April 03, 2015, 10:30:00 am
Even the playmat has forgotten dredge is a deck Smile Conditions are perfect

False, Dredge is on the back of the playmat.
10  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vintage Super League: Who Would You Like to See? on: April 02, 2015, 11:56:53 am

Tom came to mind for me as well for someone that's a Vintage generalist. Also, my perspective is that Tom is a talker (I mean this in a good way) and his commentary would be a nice addition to VSL. During tournaments he's always open to me with his deck list and reasoning behind choices.




Personally, I think Reid Duke is the best fit if it works with his schedule. He has recent IRL Vintage success and is a well known MtGO personality. Plus, he is super informative when approached and thus I believe he would also add great commentary, which is something I think the VSL just lost with the departure of Dave.

Reid would be a really smart choice for VSL. They would benefit from someone that is proven across many formats and still knows Vintage. Also, Reid had the cojones to run TPS in the shops-infested North East during Champs. He's also a nice guy.




...
3. Caleb Durward
This is probably a bit off-the-wall, but he is a fairly high profile player of other formats and would attract an audience I think. And as cool as it has been to see the Pros stick their necks out with some fairly spicy deck choices, I think having a noted brewer involved would be a lot of fun. Didn't work out for Josh Utter Leyton alas, but who knows what we'd see out of Caleb. Would certainly be interesting.
...

I like this choice a lot since Brian Kelly doesn't have the "star power" they're looking for. It's sometimes boring to watch some of the VSL competitors rotate archetypes amongst themselves (Delver, Belcher, Merfolk). I'd love to see someone abuse the vast card selection of the format.
11  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: T4 Split @ Top Deck Games Monthly 1k w/ Terra Nova on: April 01, 2015, 08:48:38 am
Nice work, Schmuckles. I'm happy that you're getting into the format. Let's do Vintage at Stomping Grounds!
12  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: What kind of sleeve(s) do you use to protect your Vintage deck(s)? on: March 26, 2015, 08:10:55 am
Dragon Shields w/ Perfect Fits. I split all KMC sleeves every time I use them.

Interesting, I use KMC because I always split Dragon Shields. We should watch each other shuffle!
13  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vintage Super League: Who Would You Like to See? on: March 18, 2015, 04:33:32 pm
1) Mark Tocco.
-World Champ
-Proven record with a variety of archetypes
-Has successfully done commentary before (in Legacy)
-He's a local to my area, so I'm partial
-Everyone likes tacos

2) Any of the major tournament organizers (Calvin Hodges, Nick Coss, etc. )
-I feel that TO's/dealers are just as important as the players to keep Vintage thriving

3) Reid Duke
-Has many accolades as a Magic player
-As with most people on VSL, he's a versatile player when it comes to archetypes
-He could attract more people to Vintage



Honorable mention: Brian Kelly because he is a successful brewer. However, I feel that VSL looks for players with bigger stats (e.g. hall of famers or a lot of pro points). Also, players aren't on the mic when they duel so we wouldn't hear Brian maniacally laughing when he's casting something ridiculous.
14  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Vintage Super League: Who Would You Like to See? on: March 18, 2015, 10:03:32 am
Disclaimer: This is just for fun and is no way meant to impact the VSL.


I've been seeing a lot of sweet decks in VSL that have been pioneered by a lot of people in TMD community. I think this showcases just how versatile Vintage can be to the many viewers that are unfamiliar with the format.

I personally enjoy brewing more than anything, so I'd love to see some of our brewers invited to the League. Everyone enjoys different aspects of Magic more than others, so...


  {X} Who are three (3) players that you would like to see invited to VSL and why? (Cannot list yourself)
15  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 13th with Landstill at Eternal Extravaganza 2 on: March 17, 2015, 12:15:14 pm
Were your comfortable with the amount of permission in the main?

Also, do you think the number of "game changers" felt right or would you change it at all?

Lastly, were you able to test punishing fire much against mentor?
16  Eternal Formats / Bazaar-Based Decks / Re: [Deck Discussion] Fatestitcher Dredge on: March 16, 2015, 10:36:03 pm
Very impressive finish, Matt.

Darkblast was my dredge-able answer to containment priest. someone else was running sudden shock to answer priest which I think is worse since it has to be found by not dredging. You can usually clear the hand of missteps thanks to therapy then blast dredge blast off the two sources to kill a priest. Maybe swords to plowshares or even journey to nowhere is decent since I keep bridges I've already dredged. Depending on their clock, you can hardcast thugs to generate tokens and/or get back narcos. I don't think priest is what kills this deck.

This is really good input. I was on UWR Landstill and my dredge hate was 3 Grafdigger's Cage and 3 Containment Priest (and I'd probably side in an Ingot Chewer). I don't really test against Dredge but you've made me reconsider graveyard sweepers.
17  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Eternal Extravaganza TO Report on: March 16, 2015, 10:28:35 pm
I had a blast! (Even though I scrubbed pretty hard).

Also, you had an amazing lineup of alter artists! I can't wait to get my commissions back from Sandreline!
18  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: Top 4 Split with Mentor at Eternal Extravaganza 2 on: March 16, 2015, 10:22:16 pm
Great job on the list. I like how this list personifies "vintage" a lot more than many other mentor lists, although I was expecting something like a Narset, Enlightened Master in the 75  Very Happy
19  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: 13th with Landstill at Eternal Extravaganza 2 on: March 16, 2015, 10:16:33 pm
Awesome report, Lance. How was Punishing Fire performing in round 2.5?
20  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Vintage Super League Season 2 Week 4-6 Predictions & Discussion on: February 26, 2015, 04:15:41 pm
What are your thoughts on this part of the season?

I'm glad that players are embracing more of the archetypes that separate Vintage from Legacy (DDay, shops, etc.).

I'm a proponent of non-violent Magic and it pains me to see creatures turning sideways and attacking.
21  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Magic Online Power Nine Owners on: February 22, 2015, 04:02:58 pm
Has anyone experienced a high amount of angry people on MTGO? Seems like the good sportsmanship of the paper vintage community has not transferred to MTGO whatsoever.
22  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Black Magic Sanctioned Trial Event on: February 18, 2015, 01:57:42 pm
I'm highly interested in such an event but I'm on vacation on this date. Count me in for future events.
23  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Eternal Extravaganza 2 on: February 17, 2015, 01:34:59 pm
I'd personally play for the Lotus--it looks amazing!

24  Vintage Community Discussion / Community Introductions / Re: TMD on MODO on: February 05, 2015, 07:41:41 am
Altru on MTGO
25  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: [Top Deck Games] Vintage $1000 Event - Saturday, Jan 24th on: January 16, 2015, 08:45:17 am
Should I play rituals and hate myself or dredge and have others hate me in my place?

So sad, I can't make it to this tournament and you might be whipping out the rituals  Sad

p.s. you should play gifts too!
26  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Blue Bell Game Day #1 - 12-20-14 - WE'RE BACK! on: December 16, 2014, 12:11:38 pm
Is anyone willing to loan out an extra deck? If so please let me know via private message. My brother would like to play but neither of us have a deck for him. Thanks!
27  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Blue Bell Game Day #1 - 12-20-14 - WE'RE BACK! on: December 08, 2014, 06:15:17 pm
This is gonna be my first paper vintage event.  What is the policy for proxies?  I was thinking about picking up nice ones online that are printed on over normal magic cards.  Would that be good or if not what are you looking for?

I am not speaking on behalf of the TO, but I do see the following guidelines quite often for other tournaments (p.s. welcome to vintage!):





Please do not use the back of a magic card for a proxie!

There are two types of acceptable proxies. The first and most basic is taking a basic land card and writing the details of the card on it. The second method is to take a card that shares some of the characteristics with the card that is being proxied and erase any characteristics that do not match, replacing them with the correct characteristics.

All proxies must have the following text neatly printed, using a extra fine point sharpie. Ball point pens may not be used:
• The full name of the card (no abbreviations or nicknames)
• Correct casting cost of the card including all colored mana symbols
• All relevant/game effecting text

When choosing what card to use as the base for an erased proxy players must follow these rules:
• The mana cost of the base spell must be the same as the card being proxied.
• The type of the card being proxied must be the same as the base card.
• The P/T of a creature being proxied must be the same as the base creature P/T
• When proxying a creature it may be difficult to find a creature where all characteristics match. In this case, mana cost is the most important, followed by the P/T, followed by the subtype. Any characteristics that do not match must be erased and corrected.
• The art box, card name, and text box must be totally erased. White out may not be used for this as it affects the stiffness of the card and may mark it.
• When adding text to the card do not use a ball point pen. A extra fine point sharpie is the best thing to use. A ball point pen can cause indentations on the card marking it.
• For clarity reasons, the use of cards with the new card frame is strongly encouraged
28  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Blue Bell Game Day #1 - 12-20-14 - WE'RE BACK! on: December 05, 2014, 03:51:19 pm
A mox and side events?  Very Happy
29  Eternal Formats / Blue-Based Control / Re: "The Unbroken" U/R Landstill: The Primer on: October 30, 2014, 11:36:53 am
Counters:
4 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
2 Mindbreak Trap

How do you feel like the deck performs with such few permission cards?
30  Eternal Formats / Blue-Based Control / Re: "The Unbroken" U/R Landstill: The Primer on: October 27, 2014, 12:45:48 pm
Excellent work, Josh. I was really hoping you, me, or Lance would make it all the way. You had an impressive performance nonetheless! You can always take it down next year  Very Happy
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