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  • posted a message on [Sacramento, CA] VINTAGE Tournament - Sunday, June 28 @ 3pm, $20 {VS Tournament Gaming}
    Date: June 28th
    Time: 1pm
    Preregistration begins at Noon


    For all of you interested in the purest most unadulterated form of the game able to exploit every evil card and tactic regardless of power and willing to have the same insanity used against you. THIS IS YOUR TOURNAMENT!

    FORMAT: Vintage
    ENTRY: $20
    15 card Proxy.

    PRIZE PAYOUT - TBD (Based on attendance)

    This is a test run. If there is a strong enough interest we will run these more regularly and seek better prize support for the events!
    Posted in: Upcoming Events
  • posted a message on Tiny Leaders prevalance/popularity poll
    Quote from DrWorm »
    Quote from VSTG »
    My store just ran a Tiny Leaders Tournament with only 4 days notice.

    We got 14 players and may have had more if not for the short notice.

    This is not intended as a dig (it could easily be considered a plus) on the format, but part of the reason for the numbers could be because people who want to try it can toss together a deck easier than most other formats. If you are looking for an indicator of the popularity I would look at the next few events for numbers.

    I dont really consider it a 'dig' but I do consider it a little uninformed. building TL on the surface IS easier than building for EDH. but TL is a much less forgiving format. each card caries more weight for the deck than in a format like EDH and to be honest 60 card formats where you tend to have fewer over all cards its more about how much to include than what to include.

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [FTV] From the Vault: Angels
    Quote from Fall »
    I'd be gobsmacked if we didn't get Serra Angel...

    I said something similar about damnation in FTV: Annihilation

    so consider me gobsmacked.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Angel planeswalkers
    ... I though Karn got his spark from a planeswalker named xancha or something... but i could be wrong.

    anyway i think sentience is required. but its more than that. angels and devils are sentient but I dont thinkn they can be planeswalkers. Normal dragons can become planeswalkers... but i am not sure that Ugins dragons can become planes walkers. (they are more like angels) random animals, blades of grass and creatures with no individuality (like slivers) likely cant become planeswalkers.

    undead cant become planeswalkers (they have already died) but vampires in magic arent exactly the undead in the same way zombies are.

    Goblins however CAN become planeswalkers... so the bar is not THAT high.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Tiny Leaders prevalance/popularity poll
    My store just ran a Tiny Leaders Tournament with only 4 days notice.

    We got 14 players and may have had more if not for the short notice.

    The winning deck was an abzan good stuff deck lead by anafenza and second place was high tide/brain freeze lead by Kami of the crescent moon.

    there were only 2 Geist Decks.

    I think it was a pretty good show of the format. if you guys want I can even post decklists once I get them input.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ugin, Nahiri & The Mending
    I think its important to understand that magic is a game first and everything, even story, comes last.

    Design is only 3 years out. beyond that it is only a very vague twinkle in MaRo's eye. like 2018 multi color, 2019 enchantments matter 2020 try something new with tribal

    with that in mind creative is playing catch up and mostly focused on making a brand new coherant and interesting world every year. I think they do a great job with that all things considered.

    They basically take the general idea that design is working with, look forward to what the over all story is planning, look back to what has already happen, and then try to connect the dots. could they have simply said Vampires are native and Nahiri is mad at sorin because he coped a feel while eating hedron crab cakes... sure. But maybe it would not have been as compelling or fit the long term goals of the story.

    If they suddenly said something like. Nicol Bolas is Urza in disguise and the mending never happend... THAT would be a rediculous retcon. But changing Vampires from native to 'been around a long time' does not seem too bad.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Ugin, Nahiri & The Mending
    retcon is as a part of Magic lore as Marvel comics.

    Its not perfect but I dont think it ruins things.

    remember the complete convertion of the simic in Ravnica because between one set and the other they decided no more vedelkin Kekeke
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Angel planeswalkers
    sweet. I though i head read up a lot on Ob Nix I like him because I heard stories from wizards developers as to how he was created (he was basically an abandoned story thread in zendikar block.)

    but I had not read about his relation to the chain veil. when/where is that?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Angel planeswalkers
    fair enough I didnt know the tibalt story and he is devil not demon anyway so should not have been included.
    I was probably thinking MINION of Leshrac when I was thinking about Leshrac
    and as far as Ob Nix is concerned I dont think he was simply trapped in a demon form but the history has not really been explained for him.

    As for the rest Demons in magic are like dragons on Tarkir. if thats a mana maefestation or a living race you make the call.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on We need more cards introduced in every set or make set each 1-2 months
    I dissagree with the OP on a lot of levels.

    however... I DO think that wizards should consider making suplimentary product legal in modern the same way its legal in Legacy.

    We should be able to use cards from recent supplementary sets like Commander and plane chase to widen the modern pool with powerfull cards.

    any broken entrants like True Name Nemisis can simply be banned but the rest of the cards should see play in all eternal formats that adhere to their time frame.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Angel planeswalkers
    If a Golem made of Silver can become a planeswalker, I imagine an angel made of mana can become one also.

    Having said that angels and demons in Magic lore seem to not be the directly opposite beings that they are in other lore.

    Angels are consistently portrayed as beings created of mana to fullfill a purpose. from Serra angel to Akroma to Avacyn Angels are primarily white mana purpose formed for the purpose of order and preservation.

    The opposite of angels in magic are Devils which seem to generally be Red manifestations of Chaos and Destruction.

    Deamons however seem to be living beings transformed by high levels of power and corruption. Raksasha for example are a full fledged demon race, as is what ever race Tibalt is. But beings like Leshrac and Ob nix were converted from one living race to full fledged demon.

    with that in mind I dont expect to see an ANGEL planes walker unless the story bends the rules in some way to do so in the same way Karn was created.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ugin, Nahiri & The Mending
    i just re-read Sorins conversation with Ugin and it seems pretty clear that sorin did SOMETHING that soured the bond between him and nahiri.

    I think the theory that Sorin turned Nahiri or corrupted her in some other way is a solid one.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on New guy on the block
    I actually run 5 TL decks now and am brainstorming a 6th.

    Athreos Knights - is very fun and I use it to introduce new players to the game. (hakkon is great in this deck)

    Animar Hydras - is my deck to show people ways they can bend the rules of the format.

    Alesha Land Destruction - is not fun... just strong Kekeke I only play it against people who like the challenge... or who hate me anyway.

    Umezawa Mill was my first tournament level TL deck... because Mill is rediculous in the format.

    But at the moment I would have to say my favorite deck is

    Lilliana, Heretical Healer - Hand Destruction.- I know she is not a card yet but I just had to build her and she is just a super fun deck to play and to play against.

    I am currently in the process of brainstorming a mono-red ZoZu the Punisher deck but I am not sure if the general will be ZoZu, Feldon or Zurgo.
    Posted in: Introduce Yourself
  • posted a message on The Demon Conundrum
    Not sure what it is in this story but i usually attribute it to the whole balance between good and evil thing.

    for what ever reason the angelic forces and demonic forces in any situation are reluctant to show too much power or control events to directly because it allows, encourages or otherwise causes the enemy to do the same.

    Its kind of a paper rock sizers thing. Angels cannot control humans too strictly because it leads to zealotry and corruption (think the crusades and the inquisition), zealotry and corruption leads to the rise of the demonic forces, rise of the demonic forces leads to the angels rallying against the deamons and defeating them.

    thus angels attempt to stay alloof or removed from humans and work as a "guiding light" while deamons try to work from the shadows

    just my thoughts on the matter
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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