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  • [Video]: MTG Barato (Vintage) Jacerator VS Oath G3

    If you’ve seen games 1 and 2, then you’re probably thinking… “How can Stinfo always have those broken T1 hands?” That’s because you haven’t seen game 3 yet!!!!! I love Vintage! I apologize for my big misplay in advance! Don’t be too hard on me afterwards 😛

    Enjoy it:

    Next videos will be covering the Top8 games from the Legacy and Vintage tournaments at the 1st MTG BARATO Open.

    This video will also be added to our new EC Video Gallery!


  • [Video]: MTG Barato (Vintage) Jacerator VS Oath G2

    Game 2 of the match between Stinfo and myself (piZZero) from the past MTG BARATO tournament in Valencia. If you think Stinfo had a broken hand in G1 is because you haven’t seen game 2!

    There is a game 3!

    This video will also be added to our new EC Video Gallery!


  • Real or Fake?

    I found this picture in some forum, and I wanted to share it with you guys. What do you guys think?

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    I’ll give you the answer in a week!

  • [Video]: MTG Barato (Vintage) Jacerator VS Oath G1

    The following game is between Stinfo (Ovinogeddon organizer) and myself (piZZero). Stinfo plays Oath and I Jacerator, a control deck featuring Goyfs, Jaces, Trygon Predators and endless amount of counters. Stinfo’s opening hand is SICK! Check it out by yourself.

    Games 2 and 3 will be released soon! So, stay tunned to EC!

    This video will also be added to our new EC Video Gallery!


  • [Video]: MTG Barato (Vintage) Goblins VS MUD

    Video recorded during the swiss rounds of the MTG BARATO Vintage Tournament. In this video you’ll watch a Goblins VS MUD matchup. Will the little red horde be able to defeat the brown army?

    This video will also be added to our new EC Video Gallery!


  • MTG BARATO Vintage Top8 decklists

    The top8 deck lists from the 1st MTG BARATO Vintage Open with 43 players for a total of 6 rounds of swiss + Top8.

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  • MTG BARATO Vintage News and Results!

    The second day of the 1st MTG BARATO Open is officially finished.

    Despite the awesome prizes for this tournament, an incredibly low amount of players showed for the Vintage event. Only 43 players came but the organizer (Filippo Lietti, aka TroppoRicco) in the end decided to keep the prize structure so people would enjoy their time. Thank you Filippo for making such an amazing eternal weekend and despite the low turn out still keep the prizes!

    The 8 best players from the swiss were:

    1. Oscar Canedo 16 points (MUD)
    2. Subirana, Roger 14 (UW Fish
    3. Fernandez Martin, Cesar 13 (Solution)
    4. Relat Goberna, Ferran 13 (UGR Fish)
    5. Morla, Tomas 13 (MUD)
    6. Ragull, Guillem 13 (Repeal Tendrils)
    7. Rodea, Guillermo 13 (Mana Ichorid)
    8. Aldo Fernandez 13 points (Mana Ichorid)

    TOP8:

    • Oscar Canedo (MUD) VS Aldo Fernández (Mana Ichorid) 2-0
    • Ferrán Relat (UGR Fish) VS Tomás Morla (MUD) 2-0
    • Guillem Ragull (Repeal Tendrils) VS César Fernández  (Solution) 2-1
    • Guillermo Rodea (Mana Ichorid) VS Roger Subirana (UW Fish) 2-0

    TOP4:

    • Oscar Canedo (MUD) VS Ferrán Relat (UGR Fish) 0-2
    • Guillem Ragull (Repeal Tendrils) VS Guillermo Rodea (Mana Ichorid) 0-2

    FINAL:

    Ferrán Relat (UGR Fish) VS Guillermo Rodea (Mana Ichorid) 1-2

    Congratulations for Guillermo Rodea for winning the 1st Vintage MTG BARATO Open and to the rest of the top8 players. Special mention to my friend Guillem Ragull who top8ed in both Legacy and Vintage events!

    The top8 decks are VERY REPRESENTATIVE of what’s vintage now. 2 Dredge, 2 MUD, 2 FISH, 1 Storm Combo and 1 Solution deck. Guillem’s deck is viable due to the high amount of basic lands he has and the awesome game plan that Empty the Warrens provides. César’s deck has an insane amount of good cards that are focused against the current metagame and proved again to work as intended.

    There were few other representative decks types like Oath or Goblins. The big loser of this tournament is Vault/Key. 0 (zero) top8 players managed to go through this Null Rod battlefield and Ichorid fest.

    I’d like to make some pros and cons about the tournament:

    PROS:

    • To Filippo, who organized everything in such a marvelous way. The place where the tournament was held was extremely nice, clean, etc… and despite the quality downgrade on the power 9 pieces, he kept the whole prize structure.
    • To everyone that came to Valencia this weekend to play Eternal.
    • To the italian mafia! See you in Milan soon!

    CONS:

    • Where the hell was the people on Sunday?

    Tomorrow you’ll be able to find the decklists for the Legacy and, if not very tired, the Vintage tournaments. The videos will be released as soon as possible. I’ve recorded LOTS of videos, but I’m going to need a fastest way to edit them. I can’t spend 2h/video if I wanna post the 30-40 videos that I might have recorded. I don’t have that much free time right now.

    Thanks for reading!

  • Metagame Breakdown & Analysis – BOM4

    César Fernández, aka Chapuzas, has done an extremely amazing job analyzing absolutely all decks from both the Legacy and Vintage tournaments from the past Bazaar of Moxen 4 in Annecy.

    You can find the complete Metagame Breakdown and Analysis of the BOM4 at the spanish site Evolution Store. If you want to read the analysis in english, César did the amazing job of translating everything into it, so don’t miss the following 2 links!

    Thanks for the amazing job César!

    Source: Evolution Store & La Universidad de las Artes Lúdicas

  • 1st MTG Barato Open will be covered by EC

    Next weekend in Valencia EC will be attending to the first Spanish big eternal party of the year (not counting the GP of course): The 1st MTG Barato Open, and Eternal Central will be covering the event as its best.

    Remember the tournament structure and prizes:

    I still don’t know how much of a coverage I’ll be able to do. I believe it’s going to be hard to make a live coverage from it since my iPhone has broke down and lost, magically, his 3G connection (everything else works…). If I get my iPhone to work again you’ll be able to follow the event live from the Eternal Central’s twitter site.

    EC has the privilege of getting the best spot for video recording the Top8 games from both Legacy and Vintage tournaments. This means that you can expect the best videos from the event coming online here, only at EC.

    And it’ll be here too where you’ll read first about the top8 (maybe top16) decks from this huge eternal party.

    MTG Barato is going to be the first big tournament with the new Legacy bans and unrestrictions (Is that a word?). Will a deck featuring Grim Monolith make it all the way up to the top8? No matter what, this tournament will write the first chapter of the new Legacy history books. Everything we’ve known and played since now belongs to the past. We are about to write the new Legacy’s present!

    What are your predictions for both Legacy and Vintage events? Do you foresee a massive amount of MUD/Fish in Vintage? What about Legacy?

    We wish good luck to everyone attending to this huge event! Stay tunned!

  • [Video]: LCV6 #4 Final – Game 2

    So, here we are with the second game of this awesome finals between Guillem Ragull (Repeal Tendrils) and Israel Muñoz (Blue Workshops). It took a little more time than I expected but I’m sure it was worth the wait! Hope you guys enjoy the video.

    Remember you can find the decklists and an amazing metagame breakdown + analysis here.

    Stay tunned to watch the final match!

  • MTG Barato Eternal Weekend! (Valencia 3-4 July)

    Filippo Lietti, aka TroppoRicco, is one of those guys who deserves a special mention among the spanish MtG scene. Besides of being a top dealer, he loves to promote the game and travels anywhere in Spain/Europe to play and sell. Well, nowadays Filippo is going to open a new online store and to celebrate it, he’s organized this AMAZING tournament:

    Additional information:

    • Both tournaments are sanctioned and cost 30€ each.
    • Saturday = Legacy.
    • Sunday = Vintage.
    • For further information, pre-registering and questions, please send a mail to mtgbarato@gmail.com

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    I’ll keep updating with news, side events schedule, etc… etc…

    Are you going to miss this HUGE event?

  • ICBM Retro Vintage Open 1 Results

    Vintage players have either grown to love or hate the card Gush, and the effect that it had on the metagame over the past half decade during the times when it was allowed to be played. When Gush (and Brainstorm, Flash, Merchant Scroll, and Ponder) landed on the Restricted List again on June 1 2008 many people were saddened by the news, as the “Gush Metagame” was one full of interaction, excitement, many interesting deckbuilding ideas, and of course the broken plays that Vintage players are accustomed to.

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  • Solutions to the High Price of Cardboard

    Following our discourse on the potential Breaking of the Reserved List, the community and Wizards of the Coast seemingly need to contemplate a solution to the spiraling cost of older cards if Wizards’ feels that these prices are too high and would prevent a legitimate barrier of entry for newer players. If Wizards’ is going to respect the spirit of the Reserved List and not undermine it dramatically using the foil/premium loophole, what can be done to increase supply and thus lower prices on key Legacy staples? I would suggest that the first thing to do is to look at what cards are priced high, and look at those that are not on the Reserved List that could safely be reprinted without breaking the Reserved List.

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  • Thoughts on Breaking the Reserved List


    Over the past couple of months there has been much consternation and discussion in online forums and articles discussing the rise of prices in older Magic cards. There has also been much discussion lately of the Reserved List on the Official Reprint Policy.

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