Brian Kelly has been an ambassador for sportsmanship and friendliness in Vintage Magic for the past few years following his return to Magic: the Gathering. He is a great role model and excellent player who shows great respect and humility towards his peers. On August 24th, 2015 he made Magic history by becoming the Vintage World Champion, a title held by such prestigious players as Roland Chang, Stephen Menendian, and Owen Turtenwald. He was gracious enough to take the time to go over how a deck of his own design, dubbed by the community as “Brian Kelly Oath,” or as he as aptly named it “Dragonlord Salvagers Oath.” Brian was able to post an impressive 9-1 record in the Swiss rounds and then won in the Top 8 to become champion. We go on a trip through his history as a Magic player, and everyone who helped him along the way to this momentous achievement. or the next hundred or so minutes we take a glimpse into what has crafted the nicest and most sportsmanlike players I have ever met into a force to be reckoned with. A person who I have the great pleasure to be friends with, and I know has had a positive influence on everyone he has met. So, for the first installment of “Reflections from Eternal Weekend,” I have the great pleasure to present the Vintage World Champion, Brian Kelly.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review their Dragons of Tarkir report card, and then analyze Magic Origins for Vintage.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian discuss new rules updates for their impact on Vintage and the results of the third annual NYSE Open.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian discuss the numerous layers of tactics of Gitaxian Probe, and interview vintage Vintage player and tournament organizer Ray Robillard (aka iamfishman).
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian discuss life, the Universe, and Dragons of Tarkir for Vintage.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review Fate Reforged for Vintage, and analyze the recent Banned and Restricted List updates.
For episode 22, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) invited Andy “Brassman” Probasco to talk about the recent changes in the Vintage metagame: Treasure Cruise’s restriction, Gifts Ungiven’s unrestriction, and the arrival of Fate Reforged.
In episode 34 of #EverydayEternal Sam Craven (@thecravenone) and Matt Pavlic (@SDE_Matt) take a look at Fate Reforged. With goodies for Vintage and Legacy players alike, the guys discuss what changes decks might make to bring in these new cards.
In episode 21 Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) are joined by teammate and Eternal Games store owner Paul Kim to talk about the Team Serious Holiday Invitational, get a store’s perspective on Vintage, and look ahead to 2015.
In episode 33 of #EverydayEternal, the original cast is reunited! Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), Matt Pavlic (@SDE_Matt), Jacob Kory (@mtgkoby), and Sam Craven (@thecravenone) join up to talk recent news in Eternal, including big changes to the SCG Open Series. The guys break down their choices for the most playable cards in the new Commander 2014 set. And as always, Matt has a new pet card for Legacy.
Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian analyze the result of the Vintage Championship, the metagame – before and after, and the impact of Treasure Cruise.
With Grand Prix: New Jersey on the horizon, episode 32 of #EverydayEternal finds Sam Craven (@thecravenone) and Matt Pavlic (@SDE_Matt) discussing the top Legacy decks from both Legacy Champs and the StarCityGames Legacy Open in Minneapolis. Included in the conversation is how to handle these decks, what metagame changes these decks could bring, and how to deal with those change.