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Gathering of the Knights of Thorn V

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Joep Meddens is a venerable name in the halls of old mages. A gatherer of fellow wizards in the Netherlands, a content creator of note, and a master brewer in most formats. At the last Fishliver Oil Cup in Genoa he reached the elimination rounds in both the main tournament and the EC event; innovating with his signature Geddonless Geddon in the main event and razing opposition with a blue/black pile that I can only refer to as "Joep School" in the EC event. This is the third time we get to hear one of his stories on this blag; be sure to check out the previously regaled tales from his Frost Giant Cup and Hill Giant Cup. It is my pleasure to share Joep's experience from the latest showdown with the Knights of Thorn. This is a tale of a man and his ghoulish horde of  zombies. Enjoy! /Mg out

Are we on 5 of these already? This old school thing seems to definitely be sticking in The Netherlands. After October's Frost Giant Cup, December could not come quick enough for Dut…

2018 Retrospective

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Wait, are we a thing now?



Last week I was perusing a few customary end-of-the year articles as I'm wont to do when December draws to an end. One over at Channel Fireball caught my eye.

"Hey", I said. "They're ranking nische formats this year. Maybe Oldschool will get a moment in the sun? It is a format." I read through the article and got the status on Two-Headed Giant, BattleBox and the likes, but nothing about 93/94. Oh whelp. Then I stumble upon this one:

And behold.

When did that happen? Apparently some straw broke the camels back this year. While we certainly crawled from a deep underground to a more shallow soil, I did not expect us filthy casuals to rub elbows with actual supported formats. But now it appears that we are a thing in the eyes of The Grander Community. This brings great responsibility. I think we might need to start wearing hats.

It seems we've reached a point where the format has a mythos. Sometime in December - around the tim…

Top 6 Old School Art Details You Can't Unsee (Even If You Want To)

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Merry Hollymas!
So there's been a handfull technical issues reported on the blag in the last few months. Text getting too small on desktop, inability to write characters like "$", issues when posting comments, and constant cookie confirmation requests. I suspected this had to do with the theme we used; one that had not been updated for half a decade or so. I assume it is no longer supported by the platform, and as such bugs kept popping up. So I updated the theme to something slightly more supported. To commemorate this sudden change in visual style, we now have an excellent excuse to write a full-on click-bait style listicle. If we can go 14th century Syrian folktale, we most certainly can go Buzzfeed. Let's roll!

"Art is in the eye of the beholder" is a popular saying among those unfamiliar with quotes. But instead of arguing the subjectiveness of beauty, I think that it is time to question the beholders. More like beer holders, amirite? I bet more than on…