Quote from SavannahLion »Quote from Boyachi »Mana Drain sucked back in the day thanks to the now removed mana burn rule (unused mana emptying your mana pool at the end of a phase causes you to lose a life for each mana unspent this way).
Well... yeah. I thought everyone knew that? A buddy of mine spent months trying to have some sort of mana sink for it (and Su-Chi) back then. IIRC, most people usually played CoP of some kind, Candlebra of Tawnos, pumpable creatures or something similar. oR...they would have a castable card in hand.
Quote from Boyachi »Mana Drain sucked back in the day thanks to the now removed mana burn rule (unused mana emptying your mana pool at the end of a phase causes you to lose a life for each mana unspent this way).
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I remember a couple of times, in the very early days of Magic, players would pick someone up and toss them out on their backside in front of the store. I don't know if it was a local thing or whether players were more "take matters into their own hands" sort of thing back then.
Quote from misterpid »Way back in the day when card sleeves were just starting to get used, you could force your opponent to play without sleeves. People would enter Type I (now called Vintage) tournaments and win games/matches by playing Soldier of Fortune because their opponents didn't want to keep shuffling their Power 9 decks.
Quote from FortyTwo »Another thing was that exile didn't used to be a zone. It was just "Removed from game". One line was to burning wish or cunning wish for a second copy of the wish repeatedly for extra storm. Or to wish for a flashback spell to use it again. In Vintage, people would even wish for a card they just "lost" to Yawgmoth's Will such as Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, or even the Yawgmoth's Will itself.
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Mana Burn had a lot of interactions too, Effects like Heartbeat of spring could damage players that only spend odd amounts of mana. Spectral Searchlight as a way to ping opponents that can't use extra mana at awkward times. In modern, you could pump your Death's Shadow even easier than now, kind of crazy that it wasn't a good deck then. In legacy, a common play was to wasteland their only untapped land in response to a spell, and then they either take 1 from mana burn or get Dazed. And it was always a favorite way to kill yourself instead of letting your opponent do it.