#GiftsWeek – Gifts Rector Omniscience

In continuing with our rollout of #GiftsWeek here on Eternal Central, I wanted to share with you a deck that has been drifting under the radar for the past year or so, and has only been strengthened with the recent unrestriction of Gifts Ungiven. A deck that can attack from numerous angles, and a deck that is no doubt the most fun I’ve had playing Vintage in years. That deck is Gifts Rector Omniscience.

#GiftsWeek – Gifts Talrand Gush

The recent restriction of Treasure Cruise in Vintage meant that we were going to rewind a few months to the pre-Khans of Tarkir and pre-Cruise era. But this time we get additional information. We know that aggro-control strategies are hitting hard (being it Wasteland decks, or Delver ones), preying on Blue decks that have thus far been ill-equipped to handle the onslaught of powerful and efficient creatures. Workshops are also preying on this, as Chalice of the Void is more potent than ever, and Wasteland can be crushing against low mana ratio decks. Oath of Druids being a natural predator to both of these strategies has vaulted it to the forefront as well. And last but not least, we have the unrestriction of the previously format-defining Gifts Ungiven.

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 30: Delving into Previous Misgivings

In episode 30 of #EverydayEternal Matt Pavlic (sdematt) talks with Bob Huang (@silyaznfoo) about Bob’s recent win at the StarCityGames Legacy Open in New Jersey with a UR Delver deck packed with Kahns of Tarkir cards, and how very wrong the ‘cast was in its initial evaluation of those cards. Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) also briefly joins in towards the end to talk a bit of Vintage. This will be followed up with a preview of Eternal Weekend coming soon!

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Winter in Prague – Announcing Prague Eternal 2014 Part 2!

Prague Eternal 2014 Part 2

(Editor’s Note: the following message is from a longtime reader and supporter of Eternal Central, who also is now organizing tournaments in Europe. Please check out this special announcement of a brand new large scale European tournament. Support Vintage everywhere!)

After the success of our recent Prague Eternal weekend in July, we have decided to run an additional large event later this year! We are proud to present to you:

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 29: Finally, a Use for Magic Online

In episode 29 of #EverydayEternal Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Sam Craven (@thecravenone), and Julian Knab (@itsJulian23) wrap up the last of the new cards from Khans of Tarkir. There’s not a lot left, so the discussion quickly moves from the plane of the Khans to the realm of online Magic. Sam introduces us to the Vintage Super League, which he hopes will bring more attention and interest to Vintage. Julian shares stories from the recent Legacy MOCS – the only non-GP Legacy tournament that can be used to qualify for a Pro Tour.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 28: Dega Rules, Mardu Drools!

In episode 28 of #EverydayEternal Matt Pavlic (sdematt) and Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) talk Khans of Tarkir spoilers, and Sean’s Vintage experiences at GenCon 2014. They’re later joined by Julian Knab (@itsJulian23) to talk about Matt’s recent port of Sean’s Dega Vintage deck in to Legacy. But Julian isn’t convinced. Between Miracles and Elves, is there room for such a deck in the format?

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Serious Vintage Episode 20: GenCon 2014 Retrospective

In episode 20, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) reunite to talk about why we haven’t podcasted since spring, some of the goings-on in MTG (including the new Standard rotation and the Vintage Super League), and, most importantly, the food, folks, and fun experienced at GenCon 2014.

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