MTG Salvation Article Archives: Category: Vintage (Type 1)
Welcome back! This is the first part of what will hopefully be several articles about – you guessed it – the Theory of Vintage.
In last week’s article, I spoke about getting into Legacy and how finding a group of local players can be one of the easiest ways of doing so.
If the past half-dozen years have truly been the "Golden Age of Vintage," the most recent restrictions by the DCI will be moving us to the "Silver Age of Vintage.
Yesterday, June 1, 2008 - a date which will live in infamy - the Vintage players of Magic: the Gathering were suddenly and deliberately attacked by unseen forces of the DCI.
The release of a new [b]Magic[/b] expansion every few months means a fresh supply of new cards to play with and fresh challenges to constantly entertain us.
Vintage has very high standards when it comes to accepting new cards because it has access to virtually every other card printed in the history of Magic.
After the unrestriction of Gush on June 1st, 2007, decks based around it immediately moved to the front of the minds of the Vintage metagame.
The look, the style, the flair.
In the wake of the recently approved Banned/Restricted List discussion on TheManaDrain (a topic typically banned because it can become, well, unfriendly), I have been putting some thought into what sort of criteria should be used in making B/R decisions.
Vintage Magic in the United States and Vintage Magic in Europe have the two largest and most developed metagames, yet they differ greatly.
In a recent article, I elaborated on some of the obstacles you might encounter at your first Vintage tournament.
One of the most common misconceptions about the Vintage format is that it cannot be played on a budget.
As has been noted by many set reviewers before myself, any card from a new set will have a difficult time making it into any competitive deck, let alone significantly impacting the format.
Going to your first Vintage tournament can be a daunting experience.
A new set is here - one like which we have never seen before.
While Time Spiral won't revolutionize Vintage either, what it will do is provide a small set of new cards that may re-energize some older archetypes and cause unique problems for some of the most commonly played decks.
In the midst of Ravnica block, which has had less impact on Vintage so far than the two blocks preceding it, Wizards of the Coast announced the third set in the long-passed Ice Age block: Coldsnap.
Overall, though, the outlook for Ravnica block has looked weak in comparison to the multiple deck types spawned from the Mirrodin and Kamigawa blocks.
Besides the rules to which all constructed formats are bound, one law of the land prevents Vintage decks from descending into anarchy: the restricted list.
With the results of the most recent major Vintage tournament already in, the format is in a state of flux.
Ravnica has so far been a quiet contender in the world of Vintage deck building.
Recently the Vintage world was introduced to several new sets all in one shot.
FROM THE EDITOR: Not all of you have been reading our articles since Valentine's Day of this year when we started them, so we thought it might be fun to show you one of the older articles.
The Magic Pro Tour will be making a stop not so far from me at the end of October.
This article is meant to be an in depth review of Bazaar of Baghdad decks currently being played in Vintage.
The look, the style, the flair.
An in depth look at the three major forms of Stax, which might be the most powerful archytype in Vintage Magic today.
Taking a whack out of what you need to know about Ravnica, a preview of what to look and look out for from the new set.
This article is aimed both at new T1 players and those just looking for more information into the metagame from 2005.
Let’s face it.