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.
Quote from from="FortyTwo »"[quote »
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.