Happy Holidays, party people. Last week was a short week, but I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. [author name="Pete Hoefling"]Pete Hoefling[/author] offered 10 G’s for information regarding the theft from Star City Games and got Farked for his trouble, Adrian Sullivan qualified for Pro Tour: Kobe with an original Isochron Scepter design, and Tim Aten qualified on the back of Angel wings (feel free to send e-mail encouraging Tim to attend, thanks). Here’s what else StarCityGames.com had to offer (including Season’s Beatings for your favorite Magic celebrities and the return of Cheesecake by yours truly).
Oscar Tan revisited Card Advantage on Friday and invited all comers to send complicated Card Advantage theories for him to deconstruct. After [author name="Geordie Tait"]Geordie Tait’s[/author] piece last week and Oscar’s this week, one gets the feeling that the discussion of Card Advantage is just beginning.
On Tuesday, Jamie Duguid turned in an excellent contest entry, as he explained The Manny Factor and chimed in with a variety of opinions on Mirrodin Limited. In the end, it wasn’t quite enough to win the $50, but it was another fine entry by a former contest winner. Good luck in Amsterdam, and keep”The Kid” out of trouble…
Andrew Ross narrowly edged Jamie Duguid for the $50 prize this week with Type I: Fish Out Of Water. One forum reader noted that it appears we are starting to accept more Type I articles, but the fact of the matter is that we continue to accept good articles of any flavor, Vintage or otherwise. Congrats to Andrew, and here’s to hoping for some strong follow-up articles in the future.
On Monday, Abe Sargent took on all the nonsense that Type I is cheap with his High Treason Against Type I. Forum response varied widely, but no matter what was said, it was obvious that Abe touched a nerve, and increasing the competitiveness of budget builds in Type I will be an important element of Vintage’s future.