So today I'm doing something a little differently. Last week I had the pleasure of streaming for four straight days, for five hours a day, while accepting donations from viewers and followers. (Well, in truth I ended up streaming for seven straight days, but only four were "scheduled.") With those donations I did one thing: acquired the Power 9 on Magic Online.

(For those unaware, the Power 9 are the most powerful cards in Magic's history. They are legal in one format - Vintage - and they are restricted in that format. They are Ancestral Recall, Black Lotus, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Timetwister, and Time Walk.)

Being as the stream-a-thon was successful and I reached my goal on Magic Online, I was quite eager to start making videos and streaming vintage decks. Being that tomorrow I have another article with our exclusive M15 spoiler card in it, today I decided I would show off some Vintage matches with the following list, and no further written commentary. You know, just to help fill your week and perhaps get your feedback on the Vintage format.


Talrand Storm vs. Stax

Talrand Storm vs. Tezzeret

Talrand Storm vs. Tezzeret, Match 2

I'll say one last thing before I go. Vintage is a weird format to record videos with, and I'll tell you why. With Modern and Standard, you're watching the videos to get ideas about what to play at your own events, and the entertainment value of the videos is often secondary to the usefulness. Vintage, however, is the opposite. You may never be able to play these decks or play with these cards, so I have to hope that the degeneracy and outlandishness of seeing some of the most powerful cards in Magic being played is a large enough draw to watch the videos or continue any sort of series with them. So I hope you guys will let me know what you think in the comments.


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