• Bazaar of Moxen 2012 Vintage Decklists, Reports, and Video Roundup

    Early May annually brings about the biggest Vintage tournament on the planet, and this past weekend marked the sixth annual Bazaar of Moxen tournament in Annecy, France. A whopping 337 players came out to battle in the Vintage main event for some incredible prizes, and 22 year old German Erik Hegemann walked away with the crown piloting an innovative Dredge list, outdueling Spaniard Daniel Majano (playing MUD) in three action packed games!
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  • SCG Madison Top 16 Report – Sneak and Bargain

    Have you ever played with Necropotence or Yawgmoth’s Bargain? Odds are, if you like doing unfair things and have been playing Magic since Urza’s Block, or are a Vintage player, you’ve probably lusted for more cards and more power. The dark side of Magic compels you to sacrifice and trade your soul for power. Griselbrand is that dark side.

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  • Legacy & Vintage Champs 2012 Paintings/Prizes Revealed!

    In a recent Wizards’ article the “trophy” for both the 2012 Vintage Champs and 2012 Legacy Champs events were revealed. The Legacy trophy for first place is a Brainstorm redux original art painting, by artist Chris Rahn:

    The Vintage trophy for first place is a Timetwister redux original art painting, by artist Matt Stewart:

    Stay tuned for more Vintage Champs and Legacy Champs coverage as we get closer to GenCon Indy this summer!

    Artwork Credits: all artwork property of Wizards of the Coast.

  • March 2012 Banned & Restricted Update

    The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists today, and for Vintage and Legacy there are no changes!

    Standard, Extended, Modern, Legacy, Vintage
    No changes.

    Innistrad Block Constructed
    Intangible Virtue is Banned.
    Lingering Souls is Banned.

    Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Xtreme Games Vintage 11-20-2011 Top 8 Decklists and Video Roundup

    On November 21 2011 at Xtreme Games in Lindenhurst, IL (USA), a Vintage showdown was held. A car full of players from the Ohio chapter of Team Serious drove out, and a number of local players from throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana all made the trek, giving us 26 players in all, duking it out for the cash money.
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  • Team Serious Vintage Open November 2011 Live Stream

    Welcome to the LIVE broadcast of the Team Serious Open (TSO)! The TSO is being held today at Xtreme Games in Lindenhurst, IL (USA). Join us below for live coverage and streaming of some of Vintage’s finest players. This star-studded field includes the likes of the Master of Magic Jerry Yang, Lord of the Cats Jimmy McCarthy (our technical wizard today), perennial SCG Vintage Top 8’ers Ben “TheGunslinga” Carp, James “King Games” James, Mike the Salad Solymossy, Brandon “The Laboratory Maniac” Adams, and many more of the USA’s brightest minds in Vintage!

    Shouts out to Team Serious, Xtreme Games owners Shannon and Eric, and all of our fantastic viewers!

  • Scars of Mirrodin Type 4 Set Review

    Welcome back to Eternal Central for yet another Type 4 Set Retro-Review! This time we’ll be looking at Scars of Mirrodin. In our quest to form the ultimate Type 4 stack and help you tweak yours, we are going back and exploring in depth all of the last couple of years worth of sets to see what may have been lost in the shuffle.

    I’m going to be going back through all of the last sets of the last couple of years and writing Retro-Reviews for the things I didn’t pay enough attention to for Type 4, and this is the second in that series. So join us as we delve into the secrets of Scars of Mirrodin in this Retro-Review!
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  • Mirrodin Besieged Type 4 Set Review

    Welcome back to Eternal Central for another Type 4 set review! This time we’ll be looking at Mirrodin Besieged. What’s that, you say? Mirrodin Besieged in an old set that came out like 9 months ago in February 2011?

    Yeah, yeah; I know. But I never looked through it in its entirety to explore the full potential the set would have on Type 4 stacks across the globe. I’m going to be going back through all of the last sets of the last couple of years and writing Retro-Reviews for the things I didn’t pay enough attention to for Type 4, and this is the first in that series. After researching and reviewing in preparation for this article, I can say that Mirrodin Besieged is a very good set in terms of Type 4 applicability, and is full of cards that are likely to make your stack better. So if you haven’t already added all of the Mirrodin Besieged cards to your own Type 4 stack, or are just curious what I think is good, giddy up and join me for a Retro-Review!
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  • Innistrad Type 4 Set Review

    The full Innistrad spoiler is now out, and that means it’s time for set reviews from everybody and their mother. But this is no ordinary set review, this is a set review specifically for Type 4! Woohooooo!

    For the uninitiated, Type 4 is a casual game with a shared stack/deck of cards, infinite mana, and the ability for each player to cast up to only one spell a turn (one on your turn, one on player 2’s turn, one on player 3’s turn, etc.). The full rules and an introduction can be found here, courtesy of our very own Stephen Menendian.

    Ultimately, each builder of a Type 4 stack will determine the flavor and play style of their stack by how it is constructed, with the delicate balance of creatures, tutors, removal, counterspells, and everything else. They will also dictate the power level by what spells are deemed acceptable or too powerful. No matter how your stack is constructed each new set ultimately brings forth a few new interesting cards. With the Innistrad spoiler now in the wild, join us as we review all of the top contenders for slots in your ever expanding Type 4 stack!
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  • September 2011 Banned & Restricted Update Instant Analysis

    The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists, and there are some major changes in Vintage, Legacy, Modern, and Extended!

    Vintage
    Fact or Fiction is no longer Restricted.

    Legacy
    Mental Misstep is Banned.

    Modern
    Blazing Shoal is Banned.
    Cloudpost is Banned.
    Green Sun’s Zenith is Banned.
    Ponder is Banned.
    Preordain is Banned.
    Rite of Flame is Banned.

    Extended
    Jace, the Mind Sculptor is Banned.
    Mental Misstep is Banned.
    Ponder is Banned.
    Preordain is Banned.
    Stoneforge Mystic is Banned.

    These are some major changes to every widely played format outside of Standard (where Jace and Stoneforge are already Banned). What does this mean for these formats? Check out our Instant Analysis after the jump!
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  • Vaulting Through Ohio – Vintage in Sandusky

    Earlier this year the members of Team Serious, that is, my teammates, decided there wasn’t enough Vintage action going on in the great Ohio valley, so they decided to do something about it and organized a tournament at POP! in Sandusky, Ohio (USA) for July 2nd, 2011. Team Serious extraordinaire Nat Moes of Charbelcher fame traveled in from the DC area and took down the whole thing with Wizards.dec. Yep, seriously. You can find all the sick decklists from that tournament here, courtesy of Asian assassin and rap battlemaster Twaun007.
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  • Team Serious Open Live Stream

    Welcome to the LIVE broadcast of the Team Serious Open (TSO)! The TSO is being held today at POP! in Sandusky, OH (USA). Join us below for live coverage and streaming of some of Vintage’s finest players. This star-studded field includes the likes of the Master of Magic Jerry Yang, Lord of the Cats Jimmy McCarthy (our technical wizard today), former Vintage World Champion Stephen Q. Menendian, Mike the Salad Solymossy, and many more of the USA’s brightest minds in Vintage!

    Shouts out to Team Serious, POP! owner Dave P. Baum, and Grim Foe Games for broadcasting this in New York.

  • BIG PIMPIN – Force of Will Guru Alterations

    On our recent trip to Annecy for the Bazaar of Moxen 2011 Jordi and I had the pleasure of meeting two of the best alterers in the business, Sandreline and Demonium. In today’s episode of BIG PIMPIN we’re happy to share with you a very cool playset of Force of Will alterations done by the great Sandreline!

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  • Gen Con 2011 Vintage Champs Top 8 Videos

    For those who weren’t able to watch the live stream of the 2011 Vintage Champs Top 8, the archived videos are now available.

    Top 8 Quarterfinals
    Ryan Glackin (Cat Stax Fever) defeats Joe Brown (Painter) – no video
    Paul Mastriano (Bob Gush) defeats Rich Shay (Gush Storm) 2-1 – no video
    Stephen Menendian (Bob Gush) vs Joseph Bogaard (BUG Fish) – video below

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  • Modern Format Official Announcement and Banned List

    Wizards of the Coast has officially announced the Modern constructed format today, and with it comes some pretty big news about what the format will look like. After their initial analysis of what the decks looked like at the Community Cup using the Unified Modern format deck construction rules, they have introduced a new very large Banned list for the format going forward. Check out all the details after the jump!
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  • Gen Con 2011 Legacy Champs Top 8 Decks

    Here are the Top 8 decklists for the 2011 Legacy Champs, held at Gen Con. Congratulations to winner Jared Kohler, who unbelievably took home the Force of Will painting trophy in his first sanctioned Legacy tournament!1!1
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  • Gen Con 2011 Vintage Champs Top 8 Decks

    BOOM! Here are the Top 8 decklists from the Vintage Champs at Gen Con 2011. Congratulations to winner Mark Hornung!
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  • Gen Con 2011 Eternal Event News

    Welcome to Eternal Central’s coverage of GenCon 2011! Scroll down below for Vintage and Legacy results as they stream in. We will be updating this periodically throughout the weekend as news, results, and tidbits flow in from the Internet and our friends on site, so keep hitting the F5 to refresh all weekend and keep it locked to EC for your Eternal news!
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  • Instant Analysis – SCG Orlando Legacy Open 2011

    Instant Analysis SCG Orlando 2011
    Another weekend has come and gone, but this was no ordinary weekend in Legacy. This was the first week that major tournaments around the world would have New Phyrexia legal, and along with it the most hyped card for Legacy in ages, Mental Misstep. While the massive Bazaar of Moxen tournament was going on halfway around the world in France, Americans had the opportunity to gather in sunny Orlando (Florida, USA) to play their weapon of choice in a new era of Legacy. The Mental Misstep Era.
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  • Instant Analysis – Bazaar of Moxen Legacy 2011

    Instant Analysis Bazaar of Moxen Legacy 2011
    Have you ever won a piece of Power 9 playing in a Magic tournament? It’s a great feeling, and a nice little financial reward for beating let’s say 20 to 60 other players. Now what if you could beat 600 other players, and you won an entire set of Beta Power 9 for your triumph? If you could, you’d most likely be playing in the annual Bazaar of Moxen (BoM) tournaments, where the turnout is big and the prizes are bigger!
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  • Bazaar of Moxen 2011 Vintage Decklists, Reports, and Video Roundup

    Bazaar of Moxen 2011 Vintage Decklists, Reports, and Video Roundup

    This past weekend marked the fifth annual Bazaar of Moxen tournament in Annecy, France. An insane 383 players came out to battle in the Vintage main event for some incredible prizes, and Omar Rohner of Spain ended up conquering the field with TurboTezz, overcoming Italian powerhouse Lorenzo Fedeli (playing a different build of TurboTezz) in three action packed games!
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  • Bazaar of Moxen 2011 Legacy Decklists, Reports, and Video Roundup

    Bazaar of Moxen 2011 Legacy Decklists, Reports, and Video Roundup

    The 2011 Bazaar of Moxen has just concluded, and we are happy to report to you that it was the largest privately held Legacy tournament to have ever taken place to date, with an astonishing 633 players playing Legacy in beautiful Annecy, France. With the help of the tournament organizers and the WatchDaMatch coverage team we are proud to bring you the Top 16 decklists from the Legacy main event!
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  • WotC Suspends Guillaume Matignon & Guillaume Wafo-Tapo for New Phyrexia Leak

    WotC Suspends Guillaume Matignon & Guillaume Wafo-Tapo for New Phyrexia Leak

    The investigation was quick, and the response was swift. Wizards of the Coast has already sniffed out the people responsible for the New Phyrexia leaks, and has dropped the banhammer. 2010 Player of the Year runner-up and Level 8 Pro player Guillaume Matignon was given a 3 year ban by the DCI, and Level 8 Pro player Guillaume Wafo-Tapo, Martial Moreau, and David Gauthier were each handed 18 month suspensions. Wizards’ explanation and all the juicy details can be found after the jump! Continue Reading

  • New Phyrexia in Legacy, Vintage, and Type 4

    New Phyrexia in Legacy, Vintage, and Type 4

    Whenever a new set is released a handful of writers do a set review, and we’re throwing our hat into the ring now too. We’re not going to review every card in the set here, because that would be a waste of everyone’s time. What we will do is touch on the things that we think are remotely playable in the Eternal formats, and try to figure out a home for these cards in either new or existing decks. This will be a new feature here at Eternal Central, so buckle up your seat belts and join us for the ride as we review New Phyrexia in Legacy, Vintage, and Type 4 (bonus)! Continue Reading