Quote from TheRoguei like the idea of this new format, but i see wizards bannings not very conducive to its grow or fun in the experience. so i don't think scg should do a modern open to help it grow, until wizards straightens out its banning list to see what combos are truly abusive. instead of banning cards just for being popular!
Quote from bocephusWithout circumventing the reserve list and reprinting cards, the only way Legacy can grow is proxies. How many of those limited cards have been ruined or destroyed? How many are sitting in peoples collections never played or forgotten about? According to some larger shops across America, they believe close to 60% of Legacy and Vintage staples are in the UK and Japan. Add in the damaged or lost cards and that doesnt leave many cards for the American players to use.
Quote from MaddingWhat other perspectives?
Quote from Brandon BrawlersWhat deck are you referring to, Maverick? Maverick isn't the best deck in Legacy, and you can tell from the results of the Opens. The best decks in Legacy play Delver + Force + Brainstorm.
Quote from Duckie36Why don't tehyt do it instead of one of the draft opens?
Quote from Solaran_Xhttp://www.thecouncil.es/tcdecks/formato.php?format=Legacy
Results disagree with you. Maverick has the most Top 8 finishes. Then UGr Threshold, then Reanimator, and then Blade Control. So it looks like the GW deck is edging out three U/x decks.
Quote from MiniLuvCurrently it is Maverick (29 tops) followed by RUG tempo (28 tops) with Stoneblade + Reanimator at 19 tops. The ONLY reasons that Maverick is doing well is because it has a decent (55ish?) matchup against the other 3 decks and because it is relatively cheap to build (no blue duals). Maverick has a very bad storm combo + Nic Fit matchup and I do not believe that Maverick will have the most tops in the coming months. Only thing keeping these Storm + Nic Fit decks out are the U/x decks.
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Quote from MiniLuv^I never said I thought the metagame was unhealthy. Just pointing out to Solaran_X and Feaor that the "best deck in Legacy" in a healthy diverse metagame is never the best for long if you consider archetypes using BS + FoW blue decks as diverse, which I am okay with. Maybe they were trying to provide support that Legacy can have all deck types represented whereas Modern is still lacking a tier blue control deck and that this diversity in Legacy contributes to it being more popular?
Quote from Solaran_XSounds like you're trying to lump all decks than run FoW and BS into a single category in an effort to eliminate all the diversity in Legacy to support your position.
That is akin to me saying something like "if you consider archetypes using fetchlands as diverse" or "if you consider archetypes using shocklands as diverse" in regards to Modern.
Just because decks use the same tools does not mean they are even remotely the same. FoW and BS are just a means to the end of the deck - they are not the deck.
Quote from bocephusLimited tournies move product someone has to buy. Not so much for constructed tournies.
Quote from PeinWithout fow (and bs to search for it), I hear losing on turns 1-3 against combo is fun and nice. Then you put your sideboard hate but if you don't draw it in your opening 7 you're... doomed.
Quote from bocephusCost one less then tinker and has legs (I wont even go into the extra cost for tinker)... To me thats better.