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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Reserve List Card Spike? on: March 04, 2016, 07:34:09 pm
So people will be forced to brew decks with substandard cards because they can't afford the good ones. And this will lead to new and innovative decks? I'm not sure I agree. I think it will lead to people trying to enter the format and giving up as they consistently underperform. Meanwhile an individual who has a top tier deck can't brew because they've put everything they have into the current deck and can't afford a second. I think it would be interesting to run a survey to get some data to test hypotheses against but I'm not in the position to run one sucessfully.
2  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [SOI] Brain in a Bottle on: March 03, 2016, 07:57:50 am
Twiddle into Hidden Strings into Toils of Night and Day into ???
3  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Reserve List Card Spike? on: March 02, 2016, 09:13:16 pm
I think if they did away with the reserve list, and reprinted blue dual lands, the diversity in the metagame would actually decrease.  I think Legacy tournamnets would consist of a bunch of players all showing up with the same blue cards in their decks because "blue is the best."  


In the Channel Fireball article about the reserve list Steve Guillerm states "Legacy tournaments would have to near a player count of 100,000 before there’d be a serious concern about card availability." Unless he's wrong, I certainly don't know enough to say one way or the other, card availability isn't currently forcing diversity.
4  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Reserve List Card Spike? on: February 25, 2016, 08:15:54 am

How to get that play on it has been a thing I've been wondering about. I'm thinking put the cards in a sack full of sand and toss it in the dryer.

Couldn't you just make a stack of 60 of them and shuffle them without sleeves.
5  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TheManaDrain.com - New Direction? on: February 25, 2016, 08:12:01 am
What rating system on the OP that you could use to sort by in the topics lists.
6  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [OGW] Thought-Knot Seer on: February 10, 2016, 01:05:42 pm
Mox diamond pitching riftstone portal for even more christmas land.
7  Eternal Formats / Blue-Based Control / Re: UB Standing Depths on: February 02, 2016, 04:13:23 pm
If you splash green in a grindy deck with the depths combo it's for Loam
8  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Is Your Current Vintage Deck Proxy Free? on: January 13, 2016, 05:25:36 pm
No.
I don't have power and only 8 duals so far. I could afford power but the current prices are silly so I'd abandon my attempt to join and learn and improve and find something else before buying in.
9  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [OGW] Eldrazi Displacer on: January 04, 2016, 09:38:13 pm
Yeah but this and containment priest is hillarious.
10  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [OGW] Wastes: Barry's Land is REAL? on: November 25, 2015, 08:40:45 am
Something you can filter on in gatherer...
11  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Can we answer a Mentor? on: November 12, 2015, 01:38:50 pm
I think this would be worth trying (especially in oath) or as splash against other decks.



I know it's been a while but I didn't see when this was posted. I came across this as well looking for anti token tech. Tokens aren't cards so they don't phase out.
12  Vintage Community Discussion / Card Creation Forum / Re: On the stack land. on: November 05, 2015, 11:30:28 am
I think it would turn out allot like a first main phase manadrain. Allot of colorless mana after you tapped allot. I think this would be busted in Belcher with Leyline of Anticipation.
13  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [C15] Scourge of Nel Toth on: November 04, 2015, 02:20:23 pm
How does this help against oath. You go from two to one creatures in play.
14  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Complex Eldrazi cards hard to evaluate on: September 10, 2015, 06:03:05 pm
It also doesn't stop chain of vapor or vampiric tutor.
15  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [ORI] Day's Undoing on: June 28, 2015, 10:01:33 pm
From personal experience playing merfolk against storm there have been games where Memory Jar or Timetwister has turned my one land or creature hand into two or three counters. Drawing them into hurkyls is bad. Them responding with hurlyls sounds worse.
16  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [ORI] Day's Undoing on: June 25, 2015, 10:14:40 am
Here's my brew.

8. Cast Timewalk
9. Cast Day's Undoing
10. Profit

I'm starting at step 8 because at 5 mana and Timewalk you've already won.
17  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [ORG] Dark Petition on: June 24, 2015, 10:56:22 pm
Flipping this to Minds Desire to 100% win more. Smile
18  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Teferi's realm on: May 10, 2015, 10:19:53 pm
You guys should stop speculating without any need and simply read the Oracle on the card:

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player chooses artifact, creature, land, or non-Aura enchantment. All nontoken permanents of that type phase out. (While they're phased out, they're treated as though they don't exist. Each one phases in before its controller untaps during his or her next untap step.)

Changing creatures to nontoken creatures would be a power level errata. As is it just looks like clarification as the retemplated the cards.
19  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Teferi's realm on: May 10, 2015, 03:38:29 pm
I couldn't find any cards with original text referring to token cards. It's just creature token or token. But they do refer to creature cards in some cases and creatures in others mostly depending on the zone it's referring to. It looks like all of the former have been updated to nontoken creature cards.


Bazaar of Wonders and Arboria are two good examples of the change. Dual Nature is a good example of the design difference between tokens and cards.
20  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Central NH full proxy weekly vintage on: March 29, 2015, 12:05:12 pm
I'm at Comics Plus now and noones here. I stopped at Double Midnight and no one was there at 12:30.
21  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Central NH full proxy weekly vintage on: March 17, 2015, 03:35:10 pm
Why not early Sunday afternoon on non-event weekends. We drew 8 people. Any you can get home in time for dinner.
22  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [DTK] Virulent Plague on: March 16, 2015, 12:01:22 pm
Hum, didn't think about Oath. Nice.

Yeah, if this costed 2 mana it would be awesome.

But it would have to be  {B} {B} at 2 mana.
23  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [DTK] Myth Realized on: March 14, 2015, 07:32:31 pm
You can use the mana you floated to activate it after the trigger no?
24  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [DTK] Myth Realized on: March 12, 2015, 12:29:55 pm
I see it acting more like Mishras Factory than Delver. It dodges sorcery speed removal. Immune to all the artifact hate and you can easily play around fire/ice and bolt.
25  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [DKT] Commune with Lava on: March 12, 2015, 07:53:43 am
Isn't this fantastic with the dragon combo?
26  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Pushed Creatures on: March 11, 2015, 06:16:06 pm
How about.

3R
Deal 3 damage to each player for every artifact they control.
If an opponent controls an island you may pay R instead.
27  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: [DTK] - Hedonist's Trove on: March 10, 2015, 01:30:18 pm
You need to cheat this into play when your opponent has a well stocked graveyard. To me this would only happen off show and tell. If you're casting show and tell, relying on you're opponents graveyard sounds very risky and not game ending. If your opponent is casting show and tell, then this is terrible as a hate card.
28  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: Central NH full proxy weekly vintage on: March 09, 2015, 06:10:24 pm
I heard it was going to be on Mondays?
29  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Can we answer a Mentor? on: February 27, 2015, 08:56:36 pm
I've been trying Leyline of Singularity.

It's important to remember that with the current Legend rules, the Mentor player still gets to keep 1 Monk token as long as they want. 1 Mentor 1 Monk is significantly better than 1 Mentor, and a lot of my kills have been with only one non-summoning-sick monk in play (i.e., sometimes Leyline will do literally nothing)

My though was that it can constrain a broader range of strategies instead of being really good against one.
30  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Can we answer a Mentor? on: February 26, 2015, 03:42:03 pm
I've been trying Leyline of Singularity.

Seems about on par with Illness in the ranks, but also works sorta ok against Dredge. Any other uses?

Well Shops can only put one of each sphere on the board and metamorph is two life to copy a factory. I haven't seen how limiting it would be for Acendency.
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