Quote from Thursdayisgod »The LGS I play it runs a monthly modern 1k of almost exclusively local guys, very few travelers, considering pushing for a coalition for using the chess p/d system, anyone have experience/advice for running an event with that system?
Quote from FourDogsInAHorseSuit »1 Appealing to the self-proclaimed 'Mad Staticitian' is, itself, an appeal to authority. Kinda rings hallow against your little screed against such a "mistake".
2 Human beings are not rational actors so bringing it up in a game of hidden information is nonsense for robots.
3 Even if they were you've presented a false choice because you can do more than Refute or Accept new information.
Quote from Spsiegel1987 »It's more that in several years, not one single author or pro has ever claimed it is even or close to even, and is universally panned as atrocious.
Quote from ktkenshinx »Re: Jund vs. Tron
Again, I don't know what the % is today, but I know with statistical certainty it was roughly 50/50 for about 5 months of 2015 during a time we had mined MTGO data for that matchup. I also knew many players said it was "unwinnable" in that same time period, despite the numbers clearly showing it was actually 50/50. If Reid said it was worse in that time period, Reid was wrong. I don't know what it looks like today but I expect it's similar. Overall, people are bad at guessing their matchups; there's way too much bias and opportunity to willfully or unknowingly lie to yourself and others.
Side note: Abzan is definitely worse against Tron than Jund. I think it was around 35/65.
Quote from sisicat »That may be true in theory but I have found in practice that even if you know your deck better than your opponent. Ex. (BGx vs Tron). I think most people can agree that the BGx deck needs to clock opponent fast enough and be just disruptive enough so that the backbreaking spells don't come online. That knowledge goes out the window against god hands that even a new person signing up for a DCI number can pilot mindlessly.
Your matchup knowledge only helps when your opponents keep loose or have average or below average hands.
Quote from The Ceaseless Hunger »You see this most commonly with G/W, G/W Company, GW, GW Company, Bant, Bant Company, Counters Company, Counter Company, Knightfall, Bant Knightfall, G/W Hate Bears, GW Hatebears, etc etc ...
Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »[...]Shouldn't we get to have a real primer, instead of the actual "compendium" of cards in the opening page? I think this could be beneficial for the community, as most of the lists proposed are old. We're already past the Finks/RestoAngel era.
Of course, I'm by no means denigrating wpgstevo@'s work, and I thank him for opening the thread. But, personally speaking, I'd like to have a better insight of strategy/variations/lists/match-ups in the primer.[...]