• EC Old School 93-94 Tournament, at SCGCON 2018

    Eternal Central is proud to partner with Star City Games to announce the Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament at SCGCON 2018. This year’s SCGCON is being held in Roanoke, Virginia (USA). This cosponsored Old School 93-94 tournament will be held on Thursday, June 7 2018, at 11am, and will be a charity event to raise funds for the Angels of Assisi Community Pet Clinic and Adoption Center.

    Tournament Entry & Rules

    The Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament will be held on Thursday, June 7 2018, at 11am (we will open at 10am for deck reg and card signing; plan on showing up a little early).
    Tournament structure and length will be SWISS PLUS 1. This event will be capped at 128 players, which normally calls for 7 rounds, so this will be 7+1 (a total of 8) total 50 minute rounds of Swiss. There will be no draws allowed, and at the end of 50 minutes if there is a tied match both players will do a sudden death Chaos Orb flipping contest (complete details in our Old School 93-94 rules here). As usual, play a fun deck, imbibe, and have a blast with friends new and old!
    – The Old School 93-94 tournament will observe the Banned & Restricted List found in the rules on the EC Old School 93-94 rules page here. This page always has a complete list of deck construction rules, sets allowed, errata, and the most up to date Banned & Restricted List. As usual, appropriate reprints like Collector’s Edition, Revised, 5th Edition (all with same art/original borders) are allowed. This is an unsanctioned event run by EC, and we heartily support CE/IE.

    Decklists, Pairings, and Social Media

    Decklists are required for this event, and by decklists we mean a clear photo of your deck + sideboard. Please send all decklist photos to decklists@eternalcentral.com BEFORE the event begins.
    – The official hashtag on Twitter and Facebook for this event will be #SCGCON, so please use that when snapping pics and updates from the event.

    Prizes

    Prizes will again be awarded by Eternal Central and Star City Games, and will be Old School cards in flavor and nature. As usual, this is a tournament for fun, and not ‘EV,’ and these will not pay off your monthly bills.
    Tournament prizes will be continue to evolve, and we will be awarding fewer prizes for tournament finish, and more prizes for Most Creative Decks and the like. The Most Creative Deck category will focus on players who focus on the fun and creative aspects of deckbuilding.

    Tournament Site Logistics & Preregistration (Required)

    – This event is an unsanctioned casual event, cosponsored by Eternal Central and Star City Games, and is run off-site of the normal tournament venue(s). Star City Games has done great working finding a suitable venue to host this, so please be respectful of your surroundings at all times, and of all players and staff. The venue for Old School will be in downtown Roanoke:
    Blue 5 Restaurant
    312 2nd Street
    Roanoke, VA 24011
    540-904-5338

    We have the entire White Room banquet area reserved for this event, with a private bar. Blue 5 is a staple of Roanoke, and their bar features 40+ beers on tap, more in bottles, growlers to go, and good food.

    Entry fee will be a non-refundable $25 this year, with all proceeds donated to the Angels of Assisi Community Pet Clinic and Adoption Center. This tournament is open to all participants 21+ years of age, but you must preregister using this ticket checkout. This year’s event will have a hard cap of 128 players, so if you plan to attend, please get pre-registered ASAP to reserve your space.
    – Please be respectful of the venue, the cards, and the people around you, or you will be asked to leave (and unwelcome at future events). Old School is predicated on treating others with respect, and enjoying the people you play with. Don’t take yourself too seriously, or you’re doing it wrong.
    – Star City Games will also be hosting a free MTG Team Trivia Contest in the same venue (Blue 5 Restaurant White Room) immediately following the conclusion of the Old School event. So hang out and relax, grab some more food and drink if you’d like, and have a great time!

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  • Madison Offensive 2018 Old School 93-94 Coverage

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  • Vintage Champs 2017 and the State of Vintage

    This is going to be a long article, because there’s a lot to touch on. If you care about nuanced policy, this may appeal to you. If you are turned off by a wall of text, please seek hot takes in the form of social media posts and video clips elsewhere. Policy has far reaching implications, whether I agree with it or not, and whether I enjoy the cards and decks being affected or not. I own all the cards, I test all the cards, I lend out the cards I’m not using. They are a sunk cost, and I’m not worried about the value of them because of policy changes. The truth is I enjoy playing every type of strategy in Vintage, from hatebears to Workshops to combo to Dredge to the broken blue decks that play all of the most fun cards. In my own preparation for Champs this year I tested and seriously considered 6 distinctly different decks for Champs, then narrowed it to 4 in the final days, before finalizing my 75 the morning of.
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  • North America Legacy Champs 2017 – ALL Decklists and Metagame Breakdown

    North America Legacy Champs is now in the books, with 711 players attending this year. Once again, Nick Coss and all of tireless staff at Card Titan did an outstanding job organizing and running the events at Eternal Weekend, and should be commended for growing and supporting the community.
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  • Old School 93-94 at Eternal Weekend 2017 – ALL Decklists and Photo Report

    The fourth annual Eternal Central Old School at Eternal Weekend tournament is history, and made history. 118 players came out to battle on game day, making this the largest Old School 93-94 tournament to date. There were many familiar faces, some players who came out of retirement, and many new players joining in the festivities for their first Old School event. Everyone seemed to have a blast.
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  • North America Vintage Champs 2017 – ALL Decklists and Metagame Breakdown

    North America Vintage Champs has once again come and gone, and an impressive 427 players attended this year, improving noticeably upon last year’s 343 players. For all of the grousing that a vocal minority do online, this was the second largest Vintage Champs of all time, only behind 2015’s high water mark of 462 players. As usual, Nick Coss and all of tireless staff at Card Titan did an outstanding job organizing and running the events at Eternal Weekend, and should be commended for growing and supporting the community.
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  • Old School Player’s Ball 2017 – Results, Decklists, and Photo Report

    The first annual Old School Player’s Ball has finished, and was an incredible day for the community. With road warriors hailing from California to Texas to Wisconsin to Tennessee to Maine, and everywhere in between, 58 ballers showed up to battle. This will probably go down as the third largest Old School 93-94 event in 2017, and we were filled to our capped registration limit immediately, even after expanding from 48 to 58 seats.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Naya (Budget) Land’s Edge Combo

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Naya (Budget) Land’s Edge Combo, utilizing the combination of Land Tax and Land’s Edge for a combo kill, in a Red-White-Green (Naya) color scheme. This is a budget build, with no Power 9, but still utilizes Chaos Orb and a few dual lands.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Shahrazad’s Sick Burn

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Shahrazad’s Sick Burn, named for playing Shahrazad in a sick Blue-Red-White shell, with a ton of burn spells. Shahrazad functions as a burn and tempo spell in the deck.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Mono Brown UrzaTron

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Mono Brown UrzaTron, appropriately named for playing Mishra’s Workshop and the Urza’s lands from Antiquities, in an aggressive mono brown shell, full of artifacts. Here is a recent version I played.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – All-In Reanimator

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is All-In Reanimator, which puts most of its emphasis on reanimating a large creature with either Animate Dead, or reanimating multiple creatures with All Hallow’s Eve to create a tidal wave of fatties. Here is the latest version I’ve been toying with.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – 5C Power Artifact Combo

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Power Artifact Combo, utilizing the combo of Power Artifact and Basalt Monolith to generate infinite mana, in a five color combo shell. Here is my latest version.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Red Green (Budget) Aggro

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is one that is more for budget-minded players, and one that many players coming back to the game will be familiar with, from what they or a friend used to play at the lunch room table years ago. Red Green Aggro, utilizing efficient threats and burn spells. Here is but one variation as an example.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Grixis Control

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Grixis, named for playing Blue-Black-Red (Grixis) colors, in an aggro-control shell. Here is a recent version I played locally in Chicago.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Mono Green Workshop Aggro

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Mono Green Workshop Aggro, appropriately named for playing green and Mishra’s Workshop, in an aggressive aggro shell. Here is a recent version I played.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Mono White Prison

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Mono White Prison, utilizing a number of prison elements in a mono white shell.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Esper Skies

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Esper Skies, named for playing Esper colors (the modern name given to Blue-White-Black), along with Moat and a handful of flying creatures (“skies” is a historical term in Magic for decks that were heavy on flying creatures).
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Naya Bazaar Zoo

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Naya Bazaar Zoo, named for playing an aggressive “Zoo” deck (with lots of creatures), in the Naya (Red-White-Green) colors, and utilizing Bazaar of Baghdad (more on that later).
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Turbo Stasis

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Turbo Stasis, which is a combo control deck utilizing the legendary Alpha card Stasis.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – UGW Titania’s Prison

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is UGW Titania’s Prison, named for playing the Blue-Green-White color combination, with Titania’s Song as a kill condition in a prison deck.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Pink Weenie

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Pink Weenie, named for playing small/weenie creatures in a Red and White (Pink) shell.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – RUG Tempo

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is RUG, named for playing RUG (Red-Blue-Green) colors, along with cards that support a mana-efficient tempo-based plan of attack.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – Legendary Naya Bounce

    Welcome to Old School Month on Eternal Central. We’re looking at a different Old School 93-94 deck each day of the month. Today’s deck is Legendary Naya Bounce, named for playing Legendary creatures in the Naya colors (Red-Green-White), and bouncing them with Karakas.
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  • Old School Magic 93-94 – 5C Underworld Dreams Combo

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