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2018 NA VINTAGE CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 8 PROFILES




Brian Coval
Paradoxical Mentor


Creatures:

1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage

Instants/Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mind’s Desire
2 Night’s Whisper
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
2 Repeal
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Yawgmoth’s Will

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
4 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Sol Ring

Lands:

1 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea

Sideboard:

1 Defense Grid
2 Flusterstorm
2 Hurkyl’s Recall
2 Island
1 Karakas
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mystic Remora
3 Tormod’s Crypt


Name:

 Brian Coval

Age:

 30

Hometown:

 Pittsburgh, PA (also live at twitch.tv/bosh_n_roll)

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 SCG Invitational Winner, 4 SCG Legacy Classic Top 8s (and 3 Top 16s) with 2 wins, 2017 NA Legacy Champs Top 8, X-2 with a budget Vintage deck at Bazaar of Moxen, EE Top 8s in Legacy and Vintage

Which deck did you play and why?

 PO Storm. I don’t get to play much Vintage. When I do, I want to be as broken as possible.

What would you change about your deck?

 I’d fit a Fragmentize or Chain of Vapor in the board.

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 PO is obviously broken, but we’ve been complaining about, and restricting, Shops cards since Lodestone Golem was printed. Maybe it’s good that there’s a blue deck that can hang against Shops. Unrelated: restrict Mental Misstep!








Name:

 Matt Sperling

Age:

 35

Hometown:

 San Francisco, CA

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 Pre-ordered a box of The Dark which arrived containing only commons.

Which deck did you play and why?

 Young Pyromancer control. Tested a lot, liked my PO matchup

What would you change about your deck?

 +1 grudge, -1 claim, maybe maindeck 3rd bolt or 3rd pierce over flusterstorm

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 Format is great, don’t touch it! But I would allow CE/IE

 

Matt Sperling
Pyromancer Control


Creatures:

3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Young Pyromancer

Instants and Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitxaian Probe
2 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
2 Pyroblast
2 Spell Pierce
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise

Planeswalkers:

4 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mindsculptor

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire

Lands:

1 Island
3 Misty Rainforest
1 Mountain
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
4 Volcanic Island
1 Wasteland
1 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard:

1 Ancient Grudge
1 Forest
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Lightning Bolt
4 Nature’s Claim
1 Null Rod
1 Pyroblast





Nam Tran
Ravager Shops



Creatures:

4 Arcbound Ravager
1 Chief of the Foundry
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Hangarback Walker
1 Loderstone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Oveseer
4 Walking Ballista

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Lands:

4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland

Sideboard:

1 Chief of the Foundry
1 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Null Rod
3 Precursor Golem
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Tormod’s Crypt


Name:

 Nam Tram

Age:

 33

Hometown:

 Cleveland, OH

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 2013 SCG Cleveland Legacy Top 8 2014 Vintage Champs Top 8

Which deck did you play and why?

 Ravager Shops. I am the most comfortable with a Workshop deck.

What would you change about your deck?

 My sideboard could have been better

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 Unrestrict Channel (not really)








Name:

 Kyle Dorgan

Age:

 28

Hometown:

 Rochester, NY

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 

Which deck did you play and why?

 Paradoxical Outcome. It’s the best deck

What would you change about your deck?

 Nothing

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 I’d restrict Workshop and PO and maybe unrestrict some of the artifacts

 

Kyle Dorgan
Paradoxical Mentor



Creatures:

1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage

Instants and Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Merchant Scroll
2 Night’s Whisper
4 Parodoxical Outcome
3 Preordain
1 Ponder
2 Repeal
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
3 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
2 Voltaic Key

Lands:

2 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
2 Snow-Covered Island
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea

Sideboard:

2 Flusterstorm
3 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Hurkyl’s Recal
2 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
1 Karakas
2 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Snow-Covered Island
2 Tormod’s Crypt





Eliot Burk
Landstill



Creatures:

2 Snapcaster Mage

Instants and Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
3 Mana Drain
4 Mental Misstep
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Spell Snare
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise

Planeswalker:

3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Enchantments

4 Standstill
1 Stony Silence

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire

Lands:

1 Faerie Conclave
4 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Island
3 Mishra’s Factory
3 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
3 Tundra
3 Wasteland

Sideboard:

1 Arcane Laboratory
2 Containment Priest
2 Disenchant
2 Energy Flux
1 Flusterstorm
1 Moat
2 Rest in Peace
1 Stony Silence
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 Tormod’s Crypt


Name:

 Eliot Burk

Age:

 28

Hometown:

 Santa Cruz, CA

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 

Which deck did you play and why?

 Landstill. It is good/decent against Shops and Paradoxical Outcome.

What would you change about your deck?

 I would have borrowed a 4th Tundra. Maybe play a second Spell Snare, second Moat, Crucible in the board.

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 Restrict Paradoxical Outcome, Shop; Unrestrict Thorn and maybe one other artifact








Name:

 Marshall Arthurs

Age:

 37

Hometown:

 Youngstown, OH

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 Couple Legacy GP top 16s, nothing crazy in Vintage

Which deck did you play and why?

 Survival. Was on blue decks until I could never beat Niv-Mizzet, Parun. Kept looking for something sweet, but never took the Survival deck serious because it looks like a pile on paper. Built it, tested it, and was impressed. Played 100 matches on MTGO and was convinced it was the deck I needed to play.

What would you change about your deck?

 Love my 60, but the side board needs work.

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 I think it’s fine...I have Noble Hierarch and no Force of Will in my deck and thought I was the one doing the busted stuff all weekend.

 

Marshall Arthurs
Vengeful Survival



Creatures:

4 Basking Rootwalla
1 Deathrite Shaman
3 Elvish Spirit Guide
4 Hollow One
1 Manglehorn
4 Noble Hierarch
2 Squee, Goblin Nabob
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Vengevine
1 Wonder

Instants and Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk

Enchantments:

3 Stony Silence
4 Survival of the Fittest

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Thorn of Amethyst

Lands:

1 Bayou
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Forest
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Savannah
2 Tropical Island
1 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard:

3 Containment Priest
3 Energy Flux
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
3 Nature’s Claim
1 Null Rod
3 Ravenous Trap





Rich Shay
Ravager Shops



Creatures:

4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Foundry Inspector
2 Hangarback Walker
1 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
1 Triskelion
4 Walking Ballista

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere

Lands:

4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland

Sideboard:

1 Dismember
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Hangarback Walker
2 Powder Keg
1 Ratchet Bomb
3 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Wurmcoil Engine


Name:

 Rich Shay

Age:

 37

Hometown:

 Norwood, MA

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 This is my 5th Vintage Champs Top 8. Won 2 Waterburies

Which deck did you play and why?

 Shops! I feel comfortable with it. Comfort is important

What would you change about your deck?

 Nothing. The deck felt great.

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 Restrict PO, Sphere, Revolver, Preordain, Misstep, Narcomoeba and Grave-Troll. Vintage is “balanced” but the games are bad. Vintage is not in a healthy place!








Name:

 Cosmo Kwok

Age:

 It’s just a number

Hometown:

 Denver / NJ

Previous MTG Eternal Accomplishments:

 Remembered all of my scry triggers today! 1st person to Top 8 a big event with 4x Notion Thief?

Which deck did you play and why?

 Trying to draw 14 cards, because drawing 14 cards

What would you change about your deck?

 5th Notion Thief

If you were in charge of the Vintage B&R list, what would you do?

 Restrict Mental Misstep #FreeChalice

 

Cosmo Kwok
Grixis Thieves



Creatures:

1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Goblin Cratermaker
4 Notion Thief
1 Snapcaster Mage

Instants and Sorceries:

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flustestorm
4 Force of Will
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
2 Mana Drain
2 Mental Misstep
1 Pyroblast
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Yawgmoth’s Will

Planeswalkers:

3 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Tezzeret, the Seeker

Artifacts:

1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key

Lands:

2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island

Sideboard:

2 By Force
1 Flusterstorm
1 Goblin Cratermaker
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mountain
1 Pyroblast
1 Subterranean Tremors
4 Tormod’s Crypt





VINTAGE CHAMPS PAIRINGS VINTAGE CHAMPS STANDINGS
 
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Round 4 Pairings Standings After Round 4
 
Round 5 Pairings Standings After Round 5
 
Round 6 Pairings Standings After Round 6
 
Round 7 Pairings Standings After Round 7
 
Round 8 Pairings Standings After Round 8
 
Round 9 Pairings Standings After Round 9
 
Round 10 Pairings Standings After Round 10