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« on: November 28, 2015, 08:26:13 pm »

11AM Pacific Time on MTGO

Prizes:

    1st Place: Vintage Masters Black Lotus, Vintage Masters Timetwister, complete premium Battle for Zendikar set, complete non-premium Battle for Zendikar set, 500 Play Points, 6 Qualifier Points
    2nd Place: Vintage Masters Ancestral Recall, complete non-premium Battle for Zendikar set, 500 Play Points, 5 Qualifier Points
    3rd Place: Vintage Masters Mox Sapphire, Tempest Wasteland, 300 Play Points, 4 Qualifier Points
    4th Place: Vintage Masters Mox Ruby, Vintage Masters Force of Will, 300 Play Points, 4 Qualifier Points
    5th Place: Vintage Masters Mox Jet, 250 Play Points, 3 Qualifier Points
    6th Place: Vintage Masters Mox Pearl, 250 Play Points, 3 Qualifier Points
    7th Place: Vintage Masters Mox Emerald, 250 Play Points, 3 Qualifier Points
    8th Place: Vintage Masters Time Walk, 250 Play Points, 3 Qualifier Points
    9th-32nd place: 250 Play Points

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I'm really looking forward to this event!  Be sure to join!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 10:40:18 pm »

Are these events seasonal, or will they have them every month?
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 10:52:22 pm »

Are these events seasonal, or will they have them every month?

Every month. The Vintage event has been so successful, they are looking at extending these larger events to Legacy and Pauper in 2016.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 03:25:59 am »

Are these events seasonal, or will they have them every month?

Every month. The Vintage event has been so successful, they are looking at extending these larger events to Legacy and Pauper in 2016.
Exactly. In same article Lee Sharpe also announced ending of daily events at some point and replacing it with appropriate format league.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 10:52:55 am »

And even nicer prizes. (at least more prizes)
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 12:23:09 pm »

The big problem with their prize structure is that you have to top4 to get something valuable though. Razz

I'm so happy to see WotC support vintage on mtgo at least.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 12:36:50 pm »

If they get rid of daily events I would probably stop playing altogether. Why? League prizes are a joke. It's a waste of time and money.

These power nine tournaments seem really cool, but I missed the first two and I'm going to miss the next one too. I can't ever seem to get enough free time to play more than four rounds of magic. I'm glad that they're working out for so many people and I would love to participate, but it just isn't in the cards.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 09:20:15 am »

Excited that I (should) be able to play in this this month!
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 01:46:34 pm »

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For real? Just building up my pool, and got to say I am very pleased with the Software. Now with a good tournament structure, is like wow!
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 03:48:27 am »

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For real? Just building up my pool, and got to say I am very pleased with the Software. Now with a good tournament structure, is like wow!

Confirmed on Twitter yesterday.
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2015, 05:40:47 am »

final reminder that this thing is today.  I'm planning to play in it.  Should be fun.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2015, 07:04:54 am »

I am also going to play it. Let's see if we can break the 103 player record!
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2015, 02:00:27 pm »

Final count of 86 players
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2015, 02:15:21 pm »

Pretty good for the day after Christmas. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2015, 03:26:53 pm »

So I woke up at 5:45am and joined in for my very 1st online tourney ever (because they are always crap time for Australia)!

I finished 22nd @ 4-3 with a funky PW control featuring {W} instead of the {B} package (typically loaded with haymakers such as: Thief, Deluge, Dismember, DT, VT, YWill, Vault/Key....)

R1: Sneaky Homunkulus (29) Dark Petition Storm: Leyline of Sanctity did the job. These were very tight games
R2: Ecobaronen (13) Tezz: He infinite-turned me G1 but he scooped as he couldn't Jace Ultimate me thanks to Leyline of Sanctity nor Tezz Ultimate me nor Tinker/Bot me thanks to Moat
R3: Montolio (19) Martello Shop: I strongly suspected my opp to be on Shop. G1 on the play I think, I regret mulling a decent 7-cards hand with Ruby, Sapphire and Dack (but no land). My 6-cards hand was poor & the scry rubbish. It took Montolio less than 5min to trash me so I went for breaky + shower
R4: Zevad (12) Show & Oath: I played so bad it's not funny
R5: Matori (42) Dredge FKZ: Fantastic set of 3 games where we made full use of the 50min. Serenity VS Moat: so much back & forth! I really enjoyed that round very much
R6: CHaPuZaS (41) Tezz: G1 Drain into Consecrated Sphinx on T3 I think. G2 I think I waited too long and he eventually killed me with Tezz's army. G3 Mana-Draining FTW like in the good old days
R7: The Atog Lord (9) Aggro Shop: G1, I got trumped. G2, I didn't play Mox Ruby when I should have. It could have made a difference as my hand was full of answers

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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2015, 08:09:06 pm »

Played 4c Mentor today to a 4-3 finish. Breakers put me at 33rd so I just missed getting my entry back. Was a lot of fun, had some high highs and some nailbiters. At one point I looked at 12 cards for 5 outs in my deck and found none of them. But then a round or two later I won on t3 both games, so it balances out.

Can't wait to see how many people get in next month!
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 08:13:26 pm »

Maindeck White Leyline is awesome tech! Happy these tournaments are getting so popular!  Getting me closer to the idea I should put some money away to save up and buy into Vintage.
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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 09:37:59 pm »

So I woke up at 5:45am and joined in for my very 1st online tourney ever (because they are always crap time for Australia)!

I finished 22nd @ 4-3 with a funky PW control featuring {W} instead of the {B} package (typically loaded with haymakers such as: Thief, Deluge, Dismember, DT, VT, YWill, Vault/Key....)


Neat deck. I'm just wondering if Supreme Verdict isn't superior to Terminus in this deck, since I feel like uncounterability and pitching to FoW in irrelevant MUs outweighs the chances to miracle it every now and then (1 Top, BS, Recall). Am I missing anything here?
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2015, 10:43:37 pm »

and 3 JTMS.

I often run Mystical & VT along with Miracles but I cut it today as I don't run any Misstep and I also feel that the top deck tutors & Miracles work better when paired along with instant speed draws (Gush, Remora...).

Terminus only triggered once today against Dredge. I suppose I favoured it over Verdict because I found that aggro are just getting way too fast.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2015, 01:02:05 am »

Any word on what won? Or top 8ed?

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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2015, 11:50:08 am »

I came in as number 17, the lowest with 5-2 record due to bad tiebreakers, for loosing round 1 and 3. so im pretty happy with my "comeback" and overall it was a fun tournament. I played this list:

4 Arcbound Ravager
2 Hangarback Walker
4 Lodestone Golem
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Triskelion
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
2 Umezawa's Jitte
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
2 Sphere of Resistance

SB: 3 Crucible of Worlds
SB: 2 Grafdigger's Cage
SB: 3 Witchbane Orb
SB: 4 Relic of Progenitus
SB: 1 Karakas
SB: 2 Ghost Quarter

The final was won by Oath over my friend lampalot(Michael) with close to the same list as mine. he had wurmcoils and dismember in sb.
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2015, 12:24:51 pm »

I played RUG Delver because I expected a bunch of Shops and TPS. I went 1-2 drop because I had some other things I wanted to do. Round 1 I beat Shops easily, round 2 I lost to Probasco who got off turn 1 EtW for 18+ Goblins two games in a row. Match 3 was vs Oath who went Mox, orchard, oath turn 1, two times in a row with protection. It was disgusting.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2015, 01:16:09 pm »

Decklists and results are up:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-premier-2015-12-27
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2015, 02:13:52 pm »

Shops are dead;)
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2015, 04:42:59 pm »

Nice Metagame shift. Sheesh. 
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2015, 06:24:58 pm »

Heh 1 storm deck in the top 16.
That pretty much looks like what
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Weeks. Who knew...
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2015, 06:42:01 pm »

3 Monastery Mentor cards in the whole T16 and it is 16th place!
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2015, 04:58:37 am »

I showed up with following list :

4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 Serum Powder
1 Dakmor Salvage
1 Riftstone Portal
2 Mana Confluence
2 Petrified Field
4 Undiscovered Paradise
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Stinkweed Imp
3 Golgari Thug
4 Bridge from Below
2 Dread Return
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Flame-Kin Zealot
4 Bloodghast
4 Ichorid
4 Narcomoeba
4 Leyline of the Void
4 Cabal Therapy
3 Unmask

SB 2 Contagion
SB 4 Ingot Chewer
SB 4 Nature's Claim
SB 3 Wispmare
SB 2 Serenity

I decided to go with MD Unmask, and I was short on 2 more Serenity in SB.
After 2-0 start, Belcher wrecked me game 3. I lost another one to Pyromencer after series of mulligans and some questionable side boarding.
My baby was waking up all the time since it is flue season here and I was distracted, so I finished with 3-4 and failed to be in T32 as on previous two challenges.
I really enjoyed game vs tribet as his deck is not something usually found on mtgo.
Got wrecked in mirror vs Randy Buehler playing his VSL list.
Looking forward to next Power9 challenge.


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