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1  MagicPlayer Highlander / General Discussion / Re: The future of highlander on: 15-03-2019, 12:20:00 PM
Some reserved list cards are going for absurd prices.

Allow x amount of recognizable proxies (color prints) in HL decks. This would attract new players to try the format, and maybe even encourages current/old players to become more active as they can play more decks.

This is outside of our area of responsibility and is (and will always be) the decision of the respective tournament organizer/ store owner. Many tournament organizers already allow the use of proxies for smaller tournaments and waive their sanctioning. For larger tournaments for which judges are used and a certain price payout is issued, however, this is much more difficult to implement, since a certain number and a certain quality must of course be verifiable, so that proxies are not a game advantage for the respective player (eg because they are feelable/ distinguishable or more difficult to identify for the opponent). On the other hand, of course, we do not want to encourage players to make and play counterfeits, but limit it to playtest cards. Nevertheless, proxies should still be an exception. Talk to your tournament organizer and explain the benefits of using proxies for him/ her and ask him/ her if he/ she would allow them for smaller tournaments.
2  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Continental Cup 1, Halle (93 players) on: 17-02-2019, 03:19:06 PM
Added link for playlist to "Decktechs & Interview" + added lists to "Additional lists"
3  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Metagame Masters 14, Berlin (43 players) on: 17-02-2019, 02:42:18 PM
Decklists Top 8:

Rank 1: Max H., Grixis Tempo
https://deckstats.net/deck-18360905-c395077523c4554f696c8bb5e1a730a8.html?fbclid=IwAR0XEU1atK1PYYFY0BWU8sOB34Zi1iIf_NQhscfe5mLVpmUASiFQ4yp879Y

Rank 2: Paul T., 5C Artifact Combo
https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/17-02-19-artifact-combo/?cb=1550395418&fbclid=IwAR1Ve-9QC-uR6SGNbz8-WEoDRts1rF9UpM6WHuaheIrrhufmbX_f8VLgvX8

Rank 3: Justus H., 4C Tempo (w/o G)
https://deckstats.net/deck-18361104-46bc0f4ba8e7418a2f1a013bf2b83871.html?fbclid=IwAR0WA_0gVJ5kNnxENQfLSGzG2DaT4ZPyebwRjTE9L7xI5CjK6ChI0ovKn4g

Rank 4: Jacob W., RDW
https://deckstats.net/deck-18361103-f3fe4a005c23279972f390b417fd60df.html?fbclid=IwAR1XqlheV-c3nr_xk_v2myt_Xecgs7-WRMclE-cWv0nMyayEeyF_V_4NGOY

Rank 5: Hendrik S., Gbw Ramp
https://deckstats.net/deck-18360936-fd90fd42f21b3d535300f7be96aac371.html?fbclid=IwAR0XEU1atK1PYYFY0BWU8sOB34Zi1iIf_NQhscfe5mLVpmUASiFQ4yp879Y

Rank 6: Tom F., 4C Blood (w/o U)
https://deckstats.net/deck-18360942-4672841a29b7fb00194ed737bd001a65.html?fbclid=IwAR2DrahTU_r6ejAsPdapZYOYHp3JEQ36EngHM5T-v9usHGxaOJCGadXdObA

Rank 7: Daniel T., Jeskai Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-18361111-69d924ce34bb1c425e7be0c13bfa701e.html?fbclid=IwAR1kcta8HDengXtsqSVoBwFKt4YzgG3c3y4lVU68YzkfAq479aSY0iS2Xy8

Rank 8: Karl Florian P., UW Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-18370081-11f3d8c07646b70f005bea1f7138cf67.html?fbclid=IwAR1OmJIVAA29A8bN2cJsjqfjuiR-YFM6t3orrMWOIgjptwYMRIW3lnZTay0


Top 8:

QF

Max (Grixis Tempo) vs. Karl Florian (UW Control)
Tom (4C Blood) vs. Justus (4c Tempo)
Paul (5C Artifact Combo) vs. Daniel (Jeskai Midrange)
Jacob (RDW) vs. Hendrik (Gwb Ramp)

SF

Max (Grixis Tempo) vs. Justus (4c Tempo)
Paul (5C Artifact Combo) vs. Jacob (RDW)

F
Max (Grixis Tempo) vs. Paul (5C Artifact Combo)

Winner: Max (Grixis Tempo)


Final Standings:




Meta Breakdown:




Additional lists:

Rank 9: Tobias T., 5C Artifact Combo
https://deckstats.net/deck-18379309-dd396601ca3feae3ff1da8a59e7ad18b.html?fbclid=IwAR0CVWNHcC8X9T8uxiPfMTwftdzzjuNGcK8ABp1y7mypM-yUQEDQ5vTd3tI

Rank 10: Dominik B., Grixis Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-18369500-962ab404529a71ad14859cc7b357da80.html?fbclid=IwAR38p-tXBzbjiAFqji57LcLQYmATHsHxDY_eo_arlxa-QEWXb6jJQq3-pOM

Rank 11: Luca D., Izzet Tempo
https://deckstats.net/deck-18379822-b1f1c06b286ca23d17c4e5ade0c947aa.html?fbclid=IwAR37JF2SKMzF3DsGQC81qQLlAXZZMsmI-HTOjGK4KVy2jnV2vob5VdiPWLc

Rank 24: Dion S., Medium Red
https://deckstats.net/deck-18363008-b4ca6ea2d4f269e7b5d8b895f7dabe56.html?fbclid=IwAR3gVMztikH74PxllhURD82LDDZuOr3wcUcJG-nFGTpm3VnIZSNPmQpF-OU


Video Coverage of the final match will follow. If you are interested in a specific list, leave me a comment.
4  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 02-02-2019, 11:47:14 AM
Friday, February 1st

1 Luca 12 - Izzet M
2 Dion 9 - Red Midrange
3 Stefan S. 9 - BUG Tempo
4 Florian 9 - Wr Aggro
5 Leopold 6 - Grixis M (with a tiny Reanimator subtheme)
6 Nils 6 - Grixis M
7 Niclas E. 6 - Mono B Aggro
8 Benjamin 3 - Mono R Goblin Tribal
9 Dominik 3 - Mardu Superfriends (Planeswalker, Proliferate, etc.)
10 Marvin 3 - UG Merfolk
11 Daniel S. 0 - UW Control
12 Tobias T. 0 - 5C Artifacts
5  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 19-01-2019, 12:24:50 PM
Friday, January 18th

1 Stefan 12 - Izzet M
2 Nils 10 - GB Ramp
3 Benny E. 9 - RDW
4 Florian 9 - Jeskai M
5 Daniel S. 9 - GW M
6 Christoph 6 - Jeskai M
7 Marvin 6 - UG Merfolk
8 Philipp 6 - Izzet Tempo
9 Jan L. 6 - Mono B M
10 Felix 4 - GW Aggro
11 Benjamin 4 - 4c Artifact Aggro
12 Tobias W. 5 - 4C Scapeshift
13 Oliver M. 3 - 5C Tinfin
14 Tobias T. 3 - 5C Artifact Combo
15 Max 3 -  Gbu Elves
16 Niklas R. 0 - Gruul M
6  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 17-01-2019, 04:40:34 PM
Friday, January 11th

1 Christoph 12 - Jeskai M
2 Stefan 9 - Jund M
3 Nils 9 - UG Ramp
4 Florian 7 - Jeskai M
5 Cedric 6 - Gwb Cradle Hoof
6 Marvin 6 - Ug Merfolk
7 Paul 6 - 4C Scapeshift
8 Max 6 - Gbu Elves
9 Tobias 4 - 4C Scapeshift
10 Leopold 3 - Grixis Tempo
11 Daniel S. 3 - GW M
12 Dominik 0 - White Weenie
13 Johannes 0 - BUG Fastbond

7  MagicPlayer Highlander / Official Announcements / Watchlist changes January 1st, 2019 on: 01-01-2019, 01:10:14 AM
Valid during January 1st, 2019 0:00 CET until March 30nd, 2019 24:00 CET.

Cards, apart from the striked ones, on the following list will be closely observed and are potential candidates for a banning on April 15th, 2019.

• Demonic Tutor
• Dig Through Time
• Entomb
Imperial Seal
• Mana Drain
Oath of Druids
• Scapeshift
• Tainted Pact
• Tolarian Academy
• Treasure Cruise
• True-Name Nemesis
                                              

Cards, apart from the striked ones, from the following list are still banned but will be under testing for a potential unbanning on April 15th, 2019.

Birthing Pod
• Gifts Ungiven
• Skullclamp
• Umezawa's Jitte


Reasonings:

Imperial Seal:

Imperial Seal remained banned over ten years, until it was reintroduced to the format in October 2017. At the same time, we banned Mystical Tutor. Although we've had some concerns Combo could be too oppressive giving it Imperial Seal as another cheap tutor-spell this worries seemed unrighteous. At least the recent tournament results haven't pushed that concern as the meta seems almost balanced and the top 8 was filled with diverse decks of various archetypes. Furthermore it became clearer that there isn't currently any need of some drastic changes so we decided to concentrate on the other tutors on watchlist as candidates for a ban and cut Imperial Seal from this list as its card loss, sorcery speed and life-loss are often a high price for its versatility.

In recent community-survey Imperial Seal haven't got any top spot for a ban either: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=1449.0


Oath of Druids:

Oath of Druids has been one of the longest watch-list entries, it has been observed since April 2013. It has been used in pure combo decks either as a perfect combo enabler, filling your graveyard with all the cards to go off, or as the tool in more "fair" decks to unleash the real archfiends of Magic, Emrakul or Griselbrand. But with every set printed the list of versatile answers for both of these threats are offered, and so it has become hard for an oath-player to assemble the combo. Although there are still some busted starts from time to time, the deck itself doesn't seem that consistent that it dominates. The card is also used as a side-plan for some Academy- and especially Reanimator-builds, but pure Oath-decks have become a rare archetype in top spots of the field recently.

In mentioned community-survey Oath of Druids also haven't gathered many votes for a ban: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=1449.0


Birthing Pod:

Birthing Pod was added to watchlist in October 2011, pretty quickly after the card was released. Shortly, in April 2012, the card was banned. Five years later, in July 2017, Birthing Pod was reintroduced back to watchlist, and since then, it has been an on and off candidate for unbanning. It became clearer, that this every-turn-repeatable tutor won't get enough unban votes on April so we decided to cut it from unban watchlist and concentrate on the three remaining candidates. We encourage the community to give us more feedback, as it has been done in here: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=668.msg14635#msg14635.

Council would like to give a big thank you for the feedback it has received so far!

8  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 01-12-2018, 04:00:56 PM
Friday, November 30th

We made our regular friday tournament a test session for 3 of the 4 unban candidates: Jitte, Skullclamp and Gifts Ungiven.



- Leopold was not prepared for the test session (no Facebook, etc.). We informed him and gave him time for including them as a proxy/ play test card, but he decided not to.
- only 2 players included all of the 3 cards
- we decided to play 4 rounds instead of 3 to have more room for testing





Mentional situations:

Round 1:
- dmg race between Jitte and Cranial Plating
- Jitte got countered - Felix cried
- Nils drew Gifts Ungiven -> was not able/ did not want to cast it because it costs 4
- Felix won Game 1 after 5 minutes with Jitte on board, but opponent was stuck on 1 land anyway (kept 1-land-hand)
- Marvin complains about a very strong 4/1 creature with a Skullclamp on Steffen's board (makes blocking awkward -> afraid of direct dmg spells, which could be drawn by Skullclamp after block)

Round 2:
- Dion G1 vs. Florian with an insane start with Fastbond into Intuition turn 1
- Florian stole Dion's jitte with Dack Fayden -> equip on True-Name Nemesis -> Florian won G1
- Skullclamp hinder a meaningful attack against Steffen + draws him 2 cards -> won him this game
- Skullclamp draws Felix 6 cards, but he lost against Blood Moon
- Gifts Ungiven (Counterspell, Mana Drain, Dig through Time, treasure Cruise) wins Dion G2
- Benjamin finally finds a Skullclamp in his deck -> was completely irrelevant for the game
- Nils drew Gifts ungiven again -> was not able/ did not want to cast it because it costs 4

Round 3:
- Marvin won G1 with of Jitte and Gaea's Cradle (opponent: Crade start was insane, but the Jitte made him concede; he would not have given up against a sword)
- Dion won with Jitte, but describes it as a "speed-up" for the outcome and not the reason for the win

Round 4:
- Dion wins again because of Gifts Ungiven (Crucible of Worlds, Zuran Orb, Memory's Peace, Fastbond)
- Felix lose with Jitte and Skullclamp - more crying
- Nils' Jitte kills Felix' Fauna Shaman and with it his chance to come back into the game
- Dion still winning with insane Gifts ungiven piles (True-Name Nemesis, Eternal Witness, Regrowth, Crush of Tentacles)
- Dion vs. Marvin play 2:1 but announced ID




Marvin:
- won him games
- all 3 cards felt unfair (especially Jitte and Gifts Ungiven)

Nils:
- Gifts was, because of its costs, barely castable for him

Benjamin:
- no interactions with Gifts Ungiven
- barely drew Jitte and Skullclamp and barely played against them
- felt irrelevant for him

Dion:
- could live with a Skullclamp unban
- strongest card by far: Gifts Ungiven (won him several games)
- Jitte mostly only speeded games up (already good board state -> Jitte = win-more card)

Felix:
- saddest day of his life
- would burn Jitte

Steffen:
- Skullclamp was a nice add-on for him
- no interactions with Gifts Ungiven
- all 3 cards felt ok for RDW, but could feel not ok for his other decks
- would like to test them more


Overall:
- described the test session as refreshing/ funny
- even if Jitte was not described as win relevant, it felt for all interviewed participents unbalanced
- after resolving Jitte players often feels focussed on it, even if Jitte is not necessarely relevant
- Gifts Ungiven was described as totally insane and unfair in decks, which could abuse it (mostly Combo) and totally irrelevant and nearly dead in Midrange
- Skullclamp got the most unban votings at the end of the day
- samplesize (especially for Gifts Ungiven) way too small -> min 5/8 would like to test again
- participents of test session would not need more test sessions for Jitte, but definitely for Skullclamp and Gifts Ungiven (+ Birthing Pod)
- some players also prepared with solutions on artifacts
- partially people said, 2 relevant equipments led to distortions that only one tested equipment would not have caused (e.g. only Skullclamp would have caused less adjustment)
- Leopold left because he had a Bye in the last round -> no interview
- Florian dropped from the tournament after round 3 -> no interview

9  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Re: Results Survey 17/11/2018 (Continental Cup) on: 28-11-2018, 08:03:19 PM
We had also some arguments against bannings/ unbannings of specific cards.


(NO) Ban:

Imperial Seal
- slow
- card disadvantage II
- 2 dmg II
- sorcery
- almost identical to Personal Tutor
- fine
- I don't care
- I don't think it is ban-worthy
- worse tutor than Demonic Tutor
- tutors are fine

Mana Drain
- most tempo decks can't use mana to full extend
- weakest card of the Watch list
- often just another hard counter
- we do not have many counter spells
- I don't mind it
- is necessary for Control II
- makes Control feasable
- Mana not always used
- very powerful, but en par with many cards
- just a counter

Scapeshift
- ban would destroy archetype
- deck is not too strong
- deck is not too dominant
- deck is fine
- ban tutors to weaken it instead
- format can adjust to it
- good against RDW
- cool archetype
- needs other bans (e.g. Bring to Light)
- don't ban a whole deck
- ban Valakut instead
- watchlisted!
- deck is at most slightly too strong
- deck should not be destroyed
- makes interesting decks

Tolarian Academy
- ban would destroy archtype
- unique card
- needs a certain set-up
- leave it until deck dominates
- seems ok (even if I never played the deck myself)
- watchlisted!
- decks are not winning tournaments -> why weaken?
- cool card

Treasure Cruise
- first ban Dig Through Time
- Blue needs this
- ban True-Name Nemesis instead
- Eternal formats should have this
- i don't care
- blue deck essential card draw
- it's fine
- mot oppressive
- fine
- cool card

True-Name Nemesis
- only punish passive play styles
- doesn't dominate at all
- don't like the design, but it is ok
- ?? 3-mana-creature!
- card is ok
- cool card

Tainted Pact
- tutors are needed in Singleton formats
- don't think this must go right now, but if a tutor needs to go, ban this
- needs many non-basics
- could be banned if Reanimator and Scapeshift need to be weakened
- i'm 50/50% on this

Demonic Tutor
- iconic (for B) II
- just don't
- mostly used reactively
- we need some tutors to enable Combo
- keeps black attractive for Control decks
- enables many strategies
- helps/ necessesary for Control II
- Tainted Pack is not for basic decks -> more non-basics -> more BM decks
- the spirit of the format
- makes Control feasable
- finds mostly solutions
- tutors are fine

Entomb
- Reanimator is not too dominant II
- possibility to enable other Combos (e.g. Life from the Loam)
- have not seen it being abused
- Reanimator is not oppressive
- I bought a japanese foil one
- Is Reanimator Tier 1?
- watchlisted
- very powerful, but not good in late game in Reanimator -> ok

Oath of Druids
- unique card
- needs a certain set-up
- no successful archivement in recent tournaments
- ban tutors before this
- deck is not a problem
- deck is good, but not over powered
- not seen too often
- Reanimator is not oppressive
- I bought a japanese foil one
- needs a lot cards in the deck
- many cards cannot be played with it in the deck
- build-around-card
- creatures too strong
- fine
- an interesting Combo deck

Dig Through Time
- blue is fine
- blue is dead without Dig and Cruise
- ban True-Name Nemesis instead
- reason to play Control
- Eternal formats should have this
- not over powered
- blue decks essential card draw
- costs double U
- not oppressive
- fine
- hard to cast
- is ok


(NO) Unban:

Birthing Pod
- makes every creature deck a Combo pile
- stupid
- not more broken cards
- first Birthing Pod wins
- recurring tutor is bad

Gifts Ungiven
- we want to WEAKEN Scapeshift
- makes Reanimator even stronger II
- too good in Combo
- not more broken cards
- please no more tutors
- would put Reanimator over the top
- I don't know
- better than most tutors

Skullclamp
- Skullclamp = 1-mana-True-Name-Nemesis
- too strong for Combo AND/ OR creature decks II
- we don't want to warp the format
- draw Skullclamp = win (most of the time)
- pushed creature strategies
- not more broken cards
- does not only favor creature decks (e.g. Tempo, Control)
- HAHAHAHA...
- No!
- warp the whole game around it

Umezawa's Jitte
- dominates creature mirrors
- warp the whole game around it
- makes Midrange random
- first Jitte wins
- not more broken cards
- NO
- makes creature decks too strong


Interesting addition:
11 participants did not write anything on the back page of the sheet. This can have different reasons like a. overlooked the back page, b. would simply not ban/ unban cards, which was written on the back page. Also: most of the participants, who did not filled out the back page, did barely filled out the front page, too.
10  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Results Survey 17/11/2018 (Continental Cup) on: 28-11-2018, 08:02:58 PM
This survey was hand out at the Continental Cup in Halle, Germany, November 17th. We had 65 participants.


How often do you play Highlander (highlandermagic.info rules)?
(absolute frequencies)
more than 50% play at least once per week
more than 90% play at least once per month




Where are you from?
(absolute frequencies)
structured according to play activity
most participents from Berlin, Germany




How satisfied are you with the format currently on a scale from 1 to 10 (1=not at all, 10=very much)?
(absolute frequencies)



(absolute frequencies)
(mean)
(median -> resistant to outliers)
satisfaction structured according to place of residence
very small samplesizes because of the heterogeneous distribution of place of residence
somehow interpretable are maybe Berlin, Halle and Leipzig (seems satified) and Mannheim (seems less satisfied)




These card should be banned:
(absolute frequencies)
(relative frequencies)




(absolute frequencies)
structured according to place of residence




(absolute frequencies)
satisfaction structured according to wished banned card




Reasonings:
(I tried to make the written reasonings as unadulterated as possible, even if there were synonymous formulations (eg "too strong" vs. "too powerful"). Same formulations were simply counted.)

True-Name Nemesis
- design II
- one-dimensional
- uncreative
- this card is banana
- non-interactive III
- game breaking
- boring II
- unfun II
- best creature in format II
- a tool blue creatues / decks should not have/ should not be able to
- every deck needs to add silver bullets for this
- auto-include
- blue beater
- a blue creature should not be the best creature in a healthy format
- great tool for blue
- not needed
- makes games stale
- blue should not have such a strong creature

Dig Through Time
- instant III
- soft tutor
- too cheap IIII
- card advantage and card selection (connected to other advantages) III
- too strong IIII
- broken
- blue is the strongest color II
- too powerful
- leads to non-games

Entomb
- too fast II
- random
- boring/ stupid
- too strong III
- best tutor in game
- prefers Combo
- two-card-combo with every reanimation spell
- would ban one black tutor (doesn't matter which one)
- Reanimator is no fun
- reanimator is under represented but too strong
- too powerful
- leads to non-games
- scary Reanimator

Mana Drain
- too much upside to Counterspell II
- too strong IIII
- my teammates urge me to vote for ban
- maybe too strong
- counter turn 2
- ramp III
- Counterspell is already too strong
- variance
- we already have enough counter spells IIII
- game is over after Mana is used
- turn-2-random-win
- too powerful
- too fast
- tempo swing can be insane

Demonic Tutor
- unconditional tutor
- too strong III
- easy splashable
- in nearly every deck
- best tutor
- against the spirit of Highlander
- most efficient tutor
- would ban one black tutor (doesn't matter which one)
- "I win"-button
- no skill needed
- too powerful II
- too many tutors in format
- Combo decks on the top
- lowering power level

Tolarian Academy
- non-interactive III
- broken II
- unfun
- generates a lot of Mana
- many decks only function with this
- absurd game starts
- ban, but ban would also make me sad
- without downside
- hard to recover with fast win clock
- deck ist not too powerful, but card itself is
- stupid

Treasure Cruise
- similar to Dig Through Time
- card advantage (connected to other advantages) IIII
- too cheap IIIII
- too strong
- broken ii
- nearly Ancestral Recall II
- blue is already too strong
- too powerful
- leads to non-games
- feels unfair

Oath of Druids
- design failure
- uninteractive II
- unfun
- unfair II
- enchantment/ hard to handle
- leads to non-games
- too fast

Imperial Seal
- too strong
- with oath (?)
- too efficient
- change it back to Mystical Tutor
- would ban one black tutor (doesn't matter which one)
- is not needed
- too many tutors in format II
- too powerful

Scapeshift
- unfun
- one-card-combo III
- boring
- one-card-win
- hard to handle
- game breaking
- nearly no cost for the Combo
- too dominant
- too little counter play
- "I win"-button
- stolen games
- easy to build

Tainted Pact
- instant II
- unconditional
- too strong
- would ban one black tutor (doesn't matter which one)
- if Demonic Tutor stays
- too many tutors in format II
- too powerful
- Demonic Tutor with at least some deck restrictions
- clear ban
- too much advantage in every multicolor deck with B
- over powered

Bring to Light
- if Scapeshift is a problem/ weakens Scapeshift III

Fireblast
- weakens (only) RDW II

Bloodmoon
- non-interactive

Back to Basics
- non-interactive

Karakas

Price of Progress
- too much damage
- too often game ending
- too cheap
- create spots where you can only lose to this
- feels too unlucky

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Stoneforge Mystic
- auto-include in nearly every white deck
- against the spirit of Highlander

The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
- too strong against creature decks

Thrun, the Last Troll
- impossible to handle
- sometimes I have nightmares because of Thrun

Bazaar of Baghdad
- too much value


This card should be unbanned:
(absolute frequencies)
(relative frequencies)




(absolute frequencies)
structured according to place of residence




(absolute frequencies)
satisfaction structured according to wished unbanned card
people seem to be satisfied even if they would unban card(s)




Reasonings:
(I tried to make the written reasonings as unadulterated as possible, even if there were synonymous formulations (eg "too strong" vs. "too powerful"). Same formulations were simply counted.)

Umezawa's Jitte
- strengthens creature decks II
- better chances for creature decks
- fine compared to other equipments
- only hits creature-based decks
- not enough good equipments
- buff Aggro decks
- format can handle it
- Smiley
- only slightly better than Swords
- because I want to play it
- only unban, if Stoneforge Mystic is banned
- fair II
- safest unban of all 4 (watchlist cards)

Birthing Pod
- strengthens creature decks
- none of the dominating decks would play it
- would make creatures great
- more creature decks
- if we don't ban anything, this should be banned
- let's test it II
- needs brain to integrate it in a deck
- could be fine
- creature-based decks lose to Path to Exile (?) anyway
- enough solutions in format
- not relevant at the moment
- different times than before ban

Skullclamp
- strengthens creature decks II
- creature-based decks and midrange isn't that good anymore
- needs a special setup
- strengthens non-blue decks
- non-blue decks become less and less present
- benefits non-tier decks
- probaly too slow to be busted
- we should try it
- buff Aggro decks
- want to see what will happen

Gifts Ungiven
- Intuition is legal
- similar high-impact cards are legal/ not at critical mass
- reanimator is not very good, but viable
- format is fast enough
- tutor
- format too aggressive
- more diversity
- Why is this even banned?

Natural Order
- without tutors it is fine

Library of Alexandria
- format is fast enough

Mystical Tutor
- consistancy is fun

Sensei's Divining Top


Number of cards to change:
(mean)
structured according to place of residence




Survey layout:




11  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 25-11-2018, 02:59:05 PM
Friday, November 25th

1 Jonny S. 12 - UW Midrange
2 Niclas 9 - Mono B Aggro
3 Steffen 9 - RDW
4 Marvin 9 - GWb Aggro
5 Moritz 7 - Grixis Midrange
6 Benjamin 6 - 4C Artifact Aggro
7 Anton 6 - UWr Control
8 Nils 6 - Grixis Tempo
9 Jacob 4 - 5C Combo with Reanimator side plan
10 Karl 4 - 5C Artifact Combo
11 Dion 4 - UG Turns
12 Felix 3 - Rakdos Aggro
13 Tobias 3 - RDW
14 Jan 0 - Mono B Midrange
12  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Continental Cup 1, Halle (93 players) on: 18-11-2018, 08:55:41 PM
Continental Cup Halle 2018


Decklists Top 8:

Rank 1: Max H., Grixis Tempo
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642785-b83ab077203107bb73ed2fd6967e7e60.html

Rank 2: Xiaoliang Y.., Jeskai Control
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642803-d9542b05e2f4bbfe6528aca6808648a3.html

Rank 3: Sven V., Azorius Control
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642810-1ec4a5244bf13896e5669e3c2b996678.html

Rank 4: Nils R., Jeskai Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642816-abf5004dd14d56d40b4cdcd1b792fc8a.html

Rank 5: Robin S., RDW
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642821-c166c414c43d725ab1eee02ef3d13a60.html

Rank 6: Niclas E., Mono B Aggro
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642830-7053ca069648008793781d575d0a9a79.html

Rank 7: Dalibor S., 5c Reanimator
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642837-db38999da47ef0fa9470224c5bff31ac.html

Rank 8: Christian H. 4C (w/o U) Blood
https://deckstats.net/deck-17642844-f1021797509f45d1d14a62f8dd19eb99.html


Final Standings:




Top 8:

QF

Robin (RDW)  vs. Nils (Jeskai Midrange)
Sven (Azorius Control)  vs. Christian (Jeskai Midrange)
Xiaoliang (Jeskai Control)  vs. Dalibor (5C Reanimator)
Niclas (Mono B Aggro)  vs. Max (Grixis Tempo)

SF

Nils (Jeskai Midrange)    vs. Xiaoliang (Jeskai Control)
Sven (Azorius Control)   vs. Max (Grixis Tempo)

F

Xiaoliang (Jeskai Control)  vs. Max (Grixis Tempo)

Winner: Max (Grixis Tempo)


Meta Breakdown:




Additional lists:

Rank 9: Tobias K., Izzet Control
https://deckstats.net/deck-17645347-5bf75e03da8fbaf97bb4eb3d4f8c9c52.html?fbclid=IwAR2DGv1DJ_sgSaOajxgKTI-j0fmurOx_019_m_99uObESFmc_lK4Fvr5cvk

Rank 10: Patrick R., 5C Artifacts
https://deckstats.net/deck-17649863-67f30dd5602cdb561d02293d66221f92.html?fbclid=IwAR1PGq6gAIZvfEQKNBbDbKnAAwxVQ6kesB6MpGBD10y3Pd7gguiv2Tev71M

Rank 13: Luca D., Izzet Tempo
https://deckstats.net/deck-17765805-f4846a589f8e05237eacf81e6ede07b8.html?fbclid=IwAR0Z_T8qF99BHpp1-iMUQUSe5naKykBpYOncP2Wr5D0n1kAeVSASzAmvmig

Rank 14: Manuel H., Gruul Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-17649671-f379d624118076353e3c67359615b5a5.html?fbclid=IwAR3HORW5-AGFo3iqxmZXWiyuV6SqHD-NbTlpkPg61yI-mRBMa7Mw4wfVagM

Rank 16: Thomas M., Sultai Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-17675846-6b1cf012769581d878365503c899f078.html?fbclid=IwAR0acX8mYPR-N3CvpOc_0ICr5WJtDvPIIesMMtEpqZWDZDOaCFiE3CzIbhY

Rank 17: Björn O., Dimir Control/ Reanimator
https://deckstats.net/deck-17650001-c19344b2fd19622d635410a6afdadec8.html?fbclid=IwAR2jQS_JUshcpPFpjnFp0Zmg8NS2DLBgLg4BaQH7VfTXAKwWTP1OwzkvGs8

Rank 22: Alexander R., Esper Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-17692548-d718ed30e16f3cb1fe2905e3b935357b.html?fbclid=IwAR0-iu0ejxRkEPFH2bM0mAannySKxyaN2PIgww4uBA8zDlH5EZLKgf5St9o

Rank 23: Karl D., 5C Artifact Combo
https://deckstats.net/deck-17651431-8c5f06bc0f7c2e26f4868e4357ff0062.html?fbclid=IwAR0KJvh5ox4RdAzLOpdGw79gj2gIjlAJv2BZR5vTBRBkcbCtuG1wZch6_a0

Rank 27: Florian B., Jeskai Midrange
http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/continental-jeskai/?fbclid=IwAR2SalAKpIR9OwMDofO2T-woidQYUyrALPuk0-S9NaJsATee_0fbnoS9nY4

Rank 28: Cedric Z., Gruul Aggro
https://deckstats.net/decks/119998/1142437-rg-beats?fbclid=IwAR0FOFVWf8spQyp1aU6v1iskDoLSJlO3AIepZTAjVId00w--WfHkU05wR0s

Rank 36: Marcel F., Bant Boggles
https://deckstats.net/deck-17672037-9cbb6210d273722eae354cd76fdc8c72.html?fbclid=IwAR32a2Rx2cO4eYW40QzXx1baUvTSgByJEdv--xMRnC-JZVAWY-tHX0rUTs8

Rank 39: Paul T., Big Red
https://deckstats.net/deck-17911437-049107ac0012134f5926528f1fae5c80.html?fbclid=IwAR3ODPViwD-cl9uFxspyHr8SOEBrj37ZMP8fp6sw_YLRifrDmDeEctmikJA

Rank 61: Benjamin M., 4C Artifact Aggro
https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/affininty-highlander/?cb=1542796530&fbclid=IwAR0TsktTs1TeArr0WvgKFCO-mKvTls2JZx1qKRs_BhmN4Pkn927-SzexE0w

Rank 62: Jonni L., Orzhov Midrange
https://deckstats.net/deck-17765820-1b1a1a5196af887d169d594368a3d6e4.html?fbclid=IwAR3fiY_qhgCA5nXrUNxmG1YejvlhGnQBH3jkO6wn2MXAzb-QvU1vLUyamaE


Decktechs & Interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6hAAadn7aqw_cSBh0kATAQ/playlists



Leave me a comment if you are interested in another deck lists.
13  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Metagame Masters 13, Berlin (45 players) on: 18-11-2018, 08:47:56 PM
Added Video Coverage to the main post
14  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 03-11-2018, 11:37:53 PM
Friday, November 2nd

1 Stefan S. 12 - Temur Tempo
2 Jonny 9 - Mono U Control
3 Jacob 9 - RDW?
4 Niclas 9 - Mono B Aggro
5 Nils 7 - Jeskai Control
6 Benjamin 6 - 4C Artifact Aggro
7 Florian 6 - Abzan Midrange
8 Dominik 4 - Orzhov Monarch
9 Stefan G. 4 - Izzet?
10 Leopold 4 - Gruul LD?
11 Hendrik 3 - Gb Ramp?
12 Tobias T. 3 - Mardu?
13 Daniel S. 0 - Big Red?
15  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 27-10-2018, 12:14:41 PM
Friday, October 26th

1 Marvin 12 - Selesnya Aggro
2 Nils 9 - Jeskai Midrange
3 Florian 9 - Abzan Midrange
4 Felix 9 - Selesnya Aggro
5 Niclas E 9 - Mono Black Aggro
6 Steffen 6 - RDW
7 Benjamin 6 - 4C (w/o G) Artifact Aggro
8 Christoph 6 - Izzet Midrange
9 Jacob 6 - 5C Reanimator
10 Cedric 6 - Dimir Reanimator
11 Jonny 3 - UW Midrange (Drop)
12 Oliver 3 - 5C Reanimator (Drop)
13 Max 3 - Simic Control
14 Leopold 0 - Gruul Land Destruction (Drop)
15 Niklas R 0 - Bant Superfriends (Drop)

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