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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: former Vintage Adept MoreFling has passed away on: August 01, 2012, 04:27:09 pm
Shocked and saddened to hear this. My deepest condolences to his family.
2  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: 10 year anniversary of TMD? on: April 03, 2012, 08:35:17 am
My favorite memory is the SuiBlack forum, and the attendant discovery of Orlove's time travel abilities.
Yeah, that will be a good day.
3  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Favorite Magic Plays on: November 03, 2011, 08:58:32 pm
All time favorite magic play? No contest:
Oh, there was a thread about that a while back. It actually happened apparently, and it's actually a 'legal' play (in terms of Unhinged, that is). It was at an Unhinged prerelease event.

This one guy played a Booster Tutor:

Quote
Open a sealed Magic booster pack, reveal the cards, and put one of those cards into your hand. (Remove that card from your deck before beginning a new game.)

He opened (possibly bought, I'm not sure) a Torment booster which cotained in its rare slot a Radiate:

Quote
Choose target instant or sorcery spell that targets only a single permanent or player. For each other permanent or player that spell could target, put a copy of the spell onto the stack. Each copy targets a different one of those permanents and players.

He put it in his hand, and proceeded to play the Ass Whuppin' he had drafted:

Quote
Destroy target silver-bordered permanent in any game you can see from your seat.

He then succesfully resolved his Radiate, choosing the Ass Whuppin'. The upshot of all this was that he pretty much cleared the board of every single player in the store.
Once again, for emphasis:
The upshot of all this was that he pretty much cleared the board of every single player in the store.
4  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: My gripe with Scars of Mirroden on: September 27, 2010, 06:32:07 pm
On top of all the dissapointment there is this: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Glint Hawk Idol
Seriously, what is going on at WoTC that they forgot it turns into a bird? Wink
Enough with the errata already...
That's nothing compared to the power level errata they slapped on Oboro Envoy.
5  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TMD OPEN 14- Day 2 Side Event - YOU MAKE THE FORMAT on: August 24, 2010, 08:23:50 am
Mud would be a lot weaker without Workshops. Remember, if you're playing artifacts, you can't play nonbasic lands. My picks for the top two decks would be High Tide (instants/islands) and Goblins (creatures/mountains).
6  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TMD OPEN 14- Day 2 Side Event - YOU MAKE THE FORMAT on: August 23, 2010, 06:47:27 pm
Hmm, Leyline of Anticipation is new. That might just work. It'd turn the whole format into Flash-mirrors, though, where you can't do anything because your opponent will win in response. Lets you drop Chalice 0 on their upkeep too.

Also, isn't 4x Chain  inferior to a slate of 4 different bounce spells - what happens if they set Chalices at 0 and 1 on turn 1?
Chains are for Leylines, not Chalice. White Leyline is problematic otherwise. It's not like you can cast any bounce spells against Stax on the draw anyway.


So it seems like our "control" deck runs 8 Leylines and some counters, but we still have to beat Stax. Unfortunately, that means running lands. They can still get Trinisphere, Crucible, Strip Mine going, though. That's hard to beat. Darksteel Citadel?
7  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TMD OPEN 14- Day 2 Side Event - YOU MAKE THE FORMAT on: August 23, 2010, 03:24:38 pm
No restrictions vintage is awful. You're relying super hard on winning the coin flip. That deck tries to compensate with free counters, but you run the risk of not actually being able to combo off (you need lotus or academy and windfall or desire, with pretty much just Serum Powder to make it happen). No Ancestral?

A more naive list would be something like this:

4 Mind's Desire
4 Tendrils of Agony
4 Yawgmoth's Will

4 Demonic Consultation
4 Demonic Tutor

4 Ancestral Recall
4 Force of Will
4 Chain of Vapor

4 Black Lotus
4 Lotus Petal
4 Mox Jet
4 Mox Sapphire
4 Mana Crypt
4 Dark Ritual
4 Underground Sea

You could try a workshop prison build, turn one chalice and trinisphere is good (although you're even worse on the draw, so I guess you run lots of Leylines).
8  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TMD OPEN 14- Day 2 Side Event - YOU MAKE THE FORMAT on: August 23, 2010, 07:28:28 am
I've played highlander vintage tournaments. Combo is basically the only real deck, it's pretty depressing.
9  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: TMD OPEN 14-Waterbury, CT Marriott-September 11, 2010 *YUP, you read that right* on: August 22, 2010, 03:30:38 pm
Yeah that was probably the most epic burn ever on this website.
Sigh, no one remembers PhantomTapeWorm anymore. He was one of the greats. But back in the day, flamewar threads got deleted. We really should have preserved a few for posterity. At least we still have this thread around.
10  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: TMD OPEN 14-Waterbury, CT Marriott-September 11, 2010 *YUP, you read that right* on: August 16, 2010, 12:15:12 pm
I actually know the answer to this since I just went to Baltimore.

Step 1: Take a MegaBus from DC to NYC.
Step 2: Walk 10 blocks from Penn Station to Port Authority
Step 3: Take a Peter Pan Bus from NYC to Waterbury.
Step 4: Walk across the street(literally...you could throw a rock from where the bus drops you off and hit the hotel).

Hope that helps.
Thanks, that's super helpful for me. Do the buses down to DC leave from the same locations?

edit: I really did mean buses.
11  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: TMD OPEN 14-Waterbury, CT Marriott-September 11, 2010 *YUP, you read that ri on: July 29, 2010, 12:56:25 pm
Jacob: Use the magic powers derived from your beard to fly to the venue.
I shaved the beard while travelling. Let's see who can recognize me! Maybe I'll bring prizes.
12  Eternal Formats / Northeast U.S. / Re: TMD OPEN 14-Waterbury, CT Marriott-September 11, 2010 *YUP, you read that ri on: July 28, 2010, 03:33:01 pm
This is awesome.

Ray, you are awesome. Nick, you are awesome.

This is awesome.
Agreed. I will do my best to make it up to CT for this. Looking forward to seeing people!
13  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Official TMD "Players to avoid on MWS" list on: June 14, 2010, 07:39:36 pm
I just searched TMD for "Sephiroth" and I belive he's italian (email is .ita) anyway, he also told me that he punched an opponent because he topdecked a win, and is banned from all tournaments.
I didn't bother to look for his other convos, but there aren't that many Italian players with lifetime bans. Aside from tournament fraud, the only possibilities would be one of these two:

Alessandro   Bottiroli   69839175   Tortona   AL   Italy   2007-10-11   2049-01-01   Unsporting Conduct   All
Angelo   Bottiroli   29088099   Tortona   AL   Italy   2007-10-11   2049-01-01   Unsporting Conduct   All

It looks like they're brothers. Which raises the possibility that Sephiroth is not one person, but two people.
14  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Official TMD "Players to avoid on MWS" list on: June 14, 2010, 06:40:31 pm
long sephiroth convo
Interesting. It looks to me like he's a non-native speaker, based on some of his sentence constructions ("go to the hell" "that done some many engineering stuffs" etc).

A quick check of the suspended DCI members list shows one non-American (a Brazilian) banned for Agressive Behavior in 2007, one of the few lifetime bans for that offense:
thiago   oliveira   20175963   londrina      Brazil   2007-01-09   2055-01-09   Aggressive Behavior   All

Although it is possible that instead it's the 2005 ban:
Laurent   Raynaud   60250087   Bordeaux   SUD   France   2005-03-04   2049-01-01   Aggressive Behavior   All

Those are the only two non-Americans that I saw who got lifetime bans for Aggressive Behavior in that time frame. 
15  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: History of TheManaDrain on: June 14, 2010, 05:17:22 pm
There was also another girl who used to post a lot at that time, It is a shame I cannot remember her nickname, she was playing on budget and always designing pretty nice unpowered decks.
MuzzonoAmi? Those decks were good, except for the budget Oath list that had ESG's for acceleration. Whoops! Razz

Also, Nazdakka, the actual quote:

jpmeyer: oh man you are so reverting to the bd days
jpmeyer: HOLY SHIT
jpmeyer: 1 NEW CARD IN A DECK
jpmeyer: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
Smmenen: w/e
Smmenen: the deck is functionally different
Smmenen: with brainstorm
Smmenen: it is terrible without it
Smmenen: absolute garbage
Smmenen: so it is a huge advancement
Smmenen: and its all ME

From https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/prstanto/www/tmdquotes.html which is a repository of awesome. Have we mentioned Phil Stanton yet? He did stuff like compile metagame data, save all those irc/aim quotes, etc.
16  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: Skittles on: June 12, 2010, 07:53:19 pm
I stopped by one of the local stores and picked up a few miscellaneous cards. Oddities that I added to the decks to try out include:
Soul Manipulation
Evolving Wilds
Rupture Spire
Illusory Demon

I'm not sure how good they'll be, but I can always cut them if they're not working well.

I find that many of the Guildmages/Witches tend to be quite solid later on. One-card engines are excellent in this format.
17  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: Skittles on: June 10, 2010, 10:10:38 pm
Yeah, I can tell your group plays a lot of aggro; that's more dedicated mass removal than I'd be comfortable running (although I have several of them in my SB!). The first list I posted is super greedy and can have problems with aggro, but then you stabilize and get to have some fun. Then again, I've had games where I cast Dragoons 5-6 times and ended in the single digits, so it can be tricky. The second list is a little more robust, but less unfair.

I can't imagine playing Whispers over Mulldrifter. You can even cash it in early if you need a few cards!

How is Terramorphic Expanse? I have a few, but I never made room to try them out.
18  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: Skittles on: June 07, 2010, 06:45:47 pm
Lots of nice cards in that list! A few specific card questions, then I want to talk about lands.

1) Psionic Blast - is this worth it? I just think you could have a counterspell or a mana fixer here. Or both, Traumatic Visions is amazing. It's a transmute target, though.

2) Ordered Migration - better than Mistmeadow Witch? The Witch is a house with CIP creatures, and you can still pull some great tricks even without putting damage on the stack.

3) triple Transmute spells. I was running that many, but now I'm down to just Perplex. Your spells feel a little more situational, though, so the extra tutoring may work out.

4) no Shriekmaw? That card is a house.

Okay, now lands. I notice that you have all five tri-tap lands, where my decks have 6 and 4 Rav bounce lands. Here's a quick rundown of the pros and cons:

tri-tap pros
Taps for 3 colors of mana (huge)
You can lead with them early to play cards in a specific color
no tempo black hole if they're destroyed
no forced mulligans--you can keep a hand of all tri-taps

tri-tap cons
comes into play tapped
can't tap for more than one color at once
no card advantage

bounceland pros
Gives you an extra land (huge)
taps for both colors every time
you can keep a hand with 2-3 lands and have enough mana
can reset Gemstone Mine

bounceland cons
comes into play tapped
tempo black hole if they're destroyed
hard to get them into play early
occasional forced mulligan from hands like double bounceland, fellwar stone, harrow, spells

I really really like the card advantage from the bouncelands, but I haven't tried the tri-lands. Have they worked out well for you?
19  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: TMD 2010: NEW LAYOUT on: June 07, 2010, 04:28:00 pm
As a user who frequently searches for new tournament results (to post them to morphling.de), I have to say that this change made it much harder to find tournament results, which in my opinion are interesting for the whole community, regardless of region.
Maybe it would make sense to either create additional sub-forums "Results" to each region, or to have a results-forum separated from the regions where every tournament result can be posted.

I like the reorganization of the deck discussion area though  Smile
I also agree that results should be in ONE forum. I didn't think it was cluttered at all, and it was the single greatest resource of magic I can think of.
Rest of it seems fine, good job guys.
Agee 100% - love the new Vintage Issues forum, the new layout for deck dicussion by archetype, etc.... but the tournament forum results should be in one forum.
The current structure is definitely not set in stone. We want to see how the current layout works in practice, now that people will be more attentive to thread titles, but we may consolidate or separate out the results if that ends up making more sense.

Please continue to leave us feedback as you try out the new site layout. We want to hear from everybody.
20  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] Vintage: Mid-Year Checkup on: June 06, 2010, 09:53:59 pm
You may continue the B/R discussion in our new Vintage Issues forum.
21  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: Skittles on: June 06, 2010, 04:42:35 pm
You know what?  I always assumed Regrowth was rare.  Wow, this should be in every deck, IMO.
It's banned, though, for being on the Restricted List. Like Sol Ring or Fact or Fiction. Otherwise, yes, auto-include.

I've slacked off on updating my skittles decks with the past few sets, but here's where I'm at right now. The lists are designed to be fun in random casual play, and to play well against each other in case someone wants to play but needs to borrow a deck. I cut Skullclamp because it was too good and made games completely unfun. Suggestions are welcome, especially new cards that I should take a look at.

First Decklist. This is based around creature recursion, and having powerful answers to whatever my opponent plays. Key colors are G, U, B:

Eternal Witness
Yavimaya Elder
Harrow
Thornscape Battlemage

Dreamscape Artist
Traumatic Visions
Mulldrifter
Negate

Haunted Crossroads
Phyrexian Reclamation
Gravedigger
Shriekmaw
Nightmare Void

Swords to Plowshares
Radiant's Dragoons
Stonecloaker
Seed Spark

Avalanche Riders
Flametongue Kavu
Thunderscape Battlemage
Ingot Chewer
Fireball

Perplex (UB)
Moroii (UB)
Selesnya Guildmage (GW)
Kitchen Finks (GW)
Spitemare (RW)
Firespout (RG)
Trygon Predator (UG)
Mistmeadow Witch (UW)

Fellwar Stone
Prismatic Lens
Aether Vial
Crystal Shard
Etched Oracle
Infused Arrows

Gemstone Mine
Vivid Grove
Vivid Creek
Vivid Marsh

Simic Growth Chamber
Golgari Rot Farm
Selesnya Sanctuary
Gruul Turf
Dimir Aqueduct
Azorius Chancery

Mishra's Factory
Wasteland

Pendelhaven

4 Forest
Snow-Covered Forest
Island
Snow-Covered Island
Swamp
Snow-Covered Swamp
Plains
Mountain


Second Decklist. This one is based on more aggressive creatures.It was also an excuse to use a lot of neat hybrid/multicolor spells, especially Slave of Bolas, with guildmages/witches to take advantage of all the extra lands you get from your mana fixing:

Sakura-Tribe Elder
Explosive Vegetation
Kodama's Reach
Harrow
Shard Convergence

Dreamscape Artist
Traumatic Visions
Phantom Monster

Phyrexian Reclamation
Shriekmaw

Radiant's Dragoons
Orim's Thunder
Seed Spark

Avalanche Riders
Flametongue Kavu
Fireball
Fire Bolt

Slave of Bolas (UBR)
Crosis's Charm (UBR)
Grixis Soujourners (UBR)
Moroii (UB)
Dimir Guildmage (UB)
Inkfathom Witch (UB)
Azorius Guildmage (UW)
Seedcradle Witch (WG)
Desecrator Hag (BG)
Kulrath Knight (BR)
Spitemare (RW)
Harvest Gwyllion (BW)

Fellwar Stone
Prismatic Lens
Gruul Signet
Dimir Signet
Phyrexian Totem
Aether Vial

Gemstone Mine
Vivid Creek

Simic Growth Chamber
Izzet Boilerworks
Orzhov Basilica
Golgari Rot Farm

Wasteland
Mishra's Factory

3 Forest
3 Island
3 Swamp
3 Plains
3 Mountain
22  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: History of TheManaDrain on: June 06, 2010, 02:53:35 am
Wow, it's weird to be back. It looks like people have covered the basics already, so I'll add a little. I can also answer questions.

I was promoted to moderator back in '03, I don't remember why. I joined Meandeck in '04, so that can't have been the reason. Probably I just posted a lot. I took over as the day to day admin when Zherbus didn't have enough time for it anymore, and Pete kept me on as lead admin when he bought the site. I stopped posting in '08.

I'm heading back to the east coast for law school this fall, however, so I might finally be close enough to some tournaments to play Type 1 again. I might as well check out TMD from time to time, too.
23  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: Skittles on: December 15, 2007, 02:40:11 am
Shriekmaw and Mulldrifter are crazy. I'm actually cutting down on random 2-for-1 guys like Fire Imp because I'd rather have cheaper removal to play before I get my engines up and running.
24  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Iamfishman defeats Outlaw- RG Beats Rejoices- Help determine the follow-up on: December 06, 2007, 11:28:39 am
-2 Strip Mine +2 Wasteland?
No.
25  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Iamfishman defeats Outlaw- RG Beats Rejoices- Help determine the follow-up on: December 05, 2007, 02:43:15 pm
I don't care who plays it, but here's the list you need to use:

The Deck

Blue
4 Mana Drain
4 Counterspell
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Amnesia
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Timewalk
1 Timetwister
1 Braingeyser
1 Recall

White
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Disenchant
2 Moat
2 Serra Angel

Black
Demonic Tutor

Green
Regrowth

Artifact
2 Disrupting Scepter
1 Jayemdae Tome
1 Mirror Universe
5 Moxes
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring

Land
4 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
4 City of Brass
3 Strip Mine
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Islands
3 Plains

Sideboard
2 Divine Offering
2 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Blood Moon
1 Ivory Tower
1 Jayemdae Tome
1 Disrupting Scepter
1 Moat
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Fireball
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Feldon's Cane
26  Archives / Adept Chronicles / Re: Sign Up Thread - Call of Cthulhu Mafia on: December 05, 2007, 12:07:11 am
I'm in. I've had some good times playing Mafia around a table, and I'm curious how it runs online.
27  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Make Me Rich! on: December 04, 2007, 11:57:33 pm
Don't forget tulips! Bram should be an expert on those.
28  Vintage Community Discussion / Casual Forum / Re: The Rules of Type Four on: October 29, 2007, 06:19:30 pm
The only cards in my T4 stacks that do not count as your spell for the turn are the lands. I think it's worth leaving that up to houserules, because every stack is different.
29  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Riddle me this! on: October 24, 2007, 11:10:43 pm
There's the classic "Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk?" from Alice in Wonderland.

For an answer, I prefer Huxley's classic "Because there is a B in both and an N in neither," although there are others.
30  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: Power Scans on: October 23, 2007, 02:29:14 pm
Welcome to TheManaDrain! Our forum rules are here. You'll want to look at rules four and six, in particular.

Thread closed.
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