(Editor’s Note: The following is a report and deck introduction from Nicholas Rausch, a player and tournament organizer in Ohio, USA.)
For the last 5 months, I have been tinkering in my workshop, trying to duplicate many things. Triskelions and Factories are the obvious but Juggernauts, Su-Chi, Tetravus, Mana Vaults, Moxen, Basalt Monoliths, Choas Orb, Howling Mines, Ankh of Mishra, Black Vise, Tomes of Jalum and Jayemdae, Ice Manipulator, Tawnos’ Coffin, Ivory Towers, and Time Vaults all have found their doppelgangers on the board. Even lesser constructs like Clockwork Avian, Weakstone, and Skull of Orm have been replicated.
It’s safe to say, Copy Artifact has consumed me.
12 competitors battled using the Swedish 93-94 Old School Banned & Restricted List, and here is what the field looked like after the 4 Swiss rounds and Top 8 playoff.
It is new set release time, and with it comes a new Banned & Restricted List Update announcement. The last few announcements have brought few changes, but this month’s will possibly shake up the Eternal formats a bit.
The second annual Eternal Central Old School tournament at Eternal Weekend is over, and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who showed up to support Old School. Players traveled from all over the USA, France, Brazil, Germany, Norway, and New Zealand to battle with sweet brews, while drinking craft brews, and it seemed like everyone had a blast. Dozens of players commented things such as “this was the most fun I’ve had playing Magic in 10 years,” to “this was the most fun tournament I’ve ever played in!” This tournament was intentionally casual and old school in feeling, and that was great to hear. Next year will be even bigger and better, with some special surprises in store.
Held on Saturday afternoon/night, the Vintage Champs Prelim tournament drew 109 players, meaning 7 rounds of Swiss, followed by Top 8 playoffs, awarding 2 round byes to both first and second place finishers. Below you’ll find the Top 8 Playoff Bracket, followed by the Top 8 decklists.
Vintage Champs 2015 is in the books, and with record-breaking attendance, cannot be considered anything other than a smashing success. Huge props go out to Nick Coss, Card Titan, and all associated employess and consultants who organized and ran the largest Vintage event ever held (and who also graciously provided us access to all of the standings and decklists below). Vintage Champs attendance has been climbing steadily the past few years, with both renewed interest from older players, as well as slowly expanding the player base to newer/younger players.
483 were registered for Vintage Champs 2015, and although there were 20+ no-shows (mainly people who slept in or just registered to get the sweet Tolarian Academy playmat), that number combined with the byes from Legacy Champs Top 8 playoff the same morning, meant 10 rounds of Swiss, followed by a Top 8 playoff.
Below we have compiled the Top 128 decklists (with more appearing on this page as time allows), a full metagame report of all decks/archetypes played and in what quantities, as well as some statistics for analysis (we will add more as time permits, or as requests/suggestions roll in). Videos and a tournament report roundup (with links to players’ tournament reports from the event, as they surface) can be found at the bottom.
(Note: this page will be constantly updated as we add more decklists, round up more tournament reports, and as more videos are uploaded to YouTube by the tournament organizer. Last updated 10/4/2015)
NYSE 3 is safely in the rear view mirror, and was another great showing of Vintage love and dynamism, with the event selling out all available 150 seats. With an entrance fee of $100 limiting the field to players serious about their Vintage craft, the field was turbo-charged with many of America’s most dedicated players, voyaging from far and wide across the country to Long Island, New York (USA). Community stalwart Nick Detwiler (aka Prospero) continues to do a masterful job promoting and supporting Vintage, and it should come as no surprise that this tournament showcased the continued resurgence of interest in Vintage in North America.
We are proud to announce the inaugural Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament, being held at this year’s Eternal Weekend.
Vintage community stalwart and super tournament organizer Nick Detwiler (aka Prospero) is back at it again, hosting the third annual NYSE Vintage Open. Details of this legendary tournament have been released, and can be found on TheManaDrain, as well as below.
Xtreme Games (Lindenhurst, IL, USA) hosted their monthly Vintage tournament on 05/23/2015, and below you can find the Top 8 decklists, as well as a brief metagame breakdown of all decks played.
Xtreme Games (Lindenhurst, IL, USA) hosted their monthly Vintage tournament on 04/25/2015, and below you can find the Top 8 decklists, as well as a brief metagame breakdown of all...