Legacy Coverage MKM Series Frankfurt 2017

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Prague

30 players came from all over Europe to take part in MKM Series Prague 2017's Vintage main event. Their decks and matches did of course showcase the finest cards in the history of the game once again. Many long-established archetypes, centered on cards like Mishra's Workshop or Bazaar of Baghdad or the best of blue, were represented and doing well, as expected.

But the Top 8 also featured two rather unexpected decks: one Academy Rector/Flash concoction and a brand new Solemnity build with Mystic Remora and Dark Depths! This proved that there still was room for innovation, even in Magic‘s oldest format.

At the very end, however, Tom De Decker combined the tried and trusted Monastery Mentor and Paradoxical Outcome to leave all of the fancy brews behind, claiming the title and trophy for himself.

Congratulations to Tom De Decker, Vintage Champion of MKM Series Prague 2017!

Fidzinski, Maciej
(Workshops)
2

Heibuch, Johannes
(Painter)
1

Kluczek, Michal
(Dredge)
2

Gerstenberg, Jens
(BUG Leovold)
0

Roumanille, Stephane
(Solemnity Depths)
2

Pirenne, Francois
(Workshops)
0

Vsiansky, Martin
(Academy Rector)
0

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Mentor)
2

Fidzinski, Maciej
(Workshops)
2

Kluczek, Michal
(Dredge)
1

Roumanille, Stephane
(Solemnity Depths)
0

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Mentor)
2

Fidzinski, Maciej
(Workshops)
1

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Mentor)
2

De Decker, Tom
(Paradoxical Mentor)

Top 8 Decklists

Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Mentor

Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Mentor

Main Deck:
  • 2 Monastery Mentor
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Repeal
  • 3 Paradoxical Outcome
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Gush
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
  • 1 Dark Ritual
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 2 Sensei's Divining Top
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 2 Mox Opal
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Mana Vault
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 2 Tundra
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 2 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Island
Sideboard:
  • 1 Nihil Spellbomb
  • 1 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Duress
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Balance
  • 2 Swords to Plowshares
  • 2 Containment Priest
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
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Tom De Decker – Paradoxical Mentor
Main Deck:
2 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
2 Preordain
1 Repeal
3 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
1 Gush
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Dig Through Time
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Dark Ritual
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Engineered Explosives
2 Mox Opal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Vault
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
2 Tundra
4 Flooded Strand
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Island
Sideboard:
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Duress
1 Flusterstorm
1 Plains
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Balance
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Containment Priest
2 Fragmentize
2 Hurkyl's Recall

Martin Vsiansky – Academy Rector

Martin Vsiansky – Academy Rector

Main Deck:
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 4 Academy Rector
  • 1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • 1 Griselbrand
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
  • 1 Omniscience
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 2 Mental Misstep
  • 1 Flash
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Flusterstorm
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Mystical Tutor
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Gifts Ungiven
  • 2 Island
  • 2 Tundra
  • 1 Library of Alexandria
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 1 Tropical Island
  • 2 Show and Tell
  • 1 Gitaxian Probe
  • 3 Cabal Therapy
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 2 Preordain
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 1 Merchant Scroll
Sideboard:
  • 1 Defense Grid
  • 3 Stony Silence
  • 4 Oath of Druids
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Forbidden Orchard
  • 2 Fragmentize
  • 1 Tendrils of Agony
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Martin Vsiansky – Academy Rector
Main Deck:
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Sol Ring
4 Academy Rector
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Griselbrand
1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
1 Omniscience
4 Force of Will
2 Mental Misstep
1 Flash
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Flusterstorm
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Gifts Ungiven
2 Island
2 Tundra
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Flooded Strand
1 Polluted Delta
2 Underground Sea
1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Tropical Island
2 Show and Tell
1 Gitaxian Probe
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Ponder
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Preordain
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Merchant Scroll
Sideboard:
1 Defense Grid
3 Stony Silence
4 Oath of Druids
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Forbidden Orchard
2 Fragmentize
1 Tendrils of Agony

Francois Pirenne – Workshops

Francois Pirenne – Workshops

Main Deck:
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 4 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 3 Sphere of Resistance
  • 2 Walking Ballista
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 4 Tangle Wire
  • 2 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 2 Batterskull
  • 1 Karn Silver Golem
  • 1 Myr Battlesphere
  • 1 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 4 Mishra's Workshop
  • 3 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 3 City of Traitors
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
  • 1 Sphere of Resistance
  • 1 Null Rod
  • 1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Tormod's Crypt
  • 1 Defense Grid
  • 2 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Dismember
  • 1 Crucible of Worlds
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Francois Pirenne – Workshops
Main Deck:
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Sphere of Resistance
2 Walking Ballista
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Tangle Wire
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
2 Batterskull
1 Karn Silver Golem
1 Myr Battlesphere
1 Wurmcoil Engine
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Trinisphere
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Lodestone Golem
1 Mana Crypt
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Sol Ring
4 Mishra's Workshop
3 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Wasteland
3 City of Traitors
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
1 Sphere of Resistance
1 Null Rod
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
3 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Tormod's Crypt
1 Defense Grid
2 Mental Misstep
3 Dismember
1 Crucible of Worlds

Jens Gerstenberg – BUG Leovold

Jens Gerstenberg – BUG Leovold

Main Deck:
  • 3 Tarmogoyf
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 3 Underground Sea
  • 1 Ponder
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Verdant Catacombs
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 2 Daze
  • 3 Dark Confidant
  • 3 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Liliana of the Veil
  • 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Wasteland
  • 4 Null Rod
  • 2 Misty Rainforest
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Vendilion Clique
  • 1 Snapcaster Mage
  • 1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
  • 2 Preordain
  • 2 Tropical Island
  • 1 Bayou
  • 1 Fatal Push
Sideboard:
  • 2 Abrupt Decay
  • 1 Nature's Claim
  • 2 Extirpate
  • 2 True-Name Nemesis
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 1 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Toxic Deluge
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Jens Gerstenberg – BUG Leovold
Main Deck:
3 Tarmogoyf
3 Mental Misstep
3 Underground Sea
1 Ponder
4 Force of Will
3 Verdant Catacombs
1 Demonic Tutor
2 Daze
3 Dark Confidant
3 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Brainstorm
1 Liliana of the Veil
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Island
4 Wasteland
4 Null Rod
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Thoughtseize
1 Swamp
2 Abrupt Decay
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Preordain
2 Tropical Island
1 Bayou
1 Fatal Push
Sideboard:
2 Abrupt Decay
1 Nature's Claim
2 Extirpate
2 True-Name Nemesis
2 Flusterstorm
3 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Thoughtseize
2 Toxic Deluge

Michal Kluczek – Dredge

Michal Kluczek – Dredge

Main Deck:
  • 3 Ichorid
  • 4 Bloodghast
  • 4 Narcomoeba
  • 4 Golgari Grave-Troll
  • 4 Stinkweed Imp
  • 3 Golgari Thug
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
  • 1 Flame-kin Zealot
  • 1 Sun Titan
  • 4 Serum Powder
  • 4 Bridge from Below
  • 4 Cabal Therapy
  • 4 Leyline of the Void
  • 2 Dread Return
  • 4 Bazaar of Baghdad
  • 1 Dakmor Salvage
  • 4 Mana Confluence
  • 2 City of Brass
  • 4 Undiscovered Paradise
Sideboard:
  • 4 Nature's Claim
  • 4 Chain of Vapor
  • 4 Contagion
  • 1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
  • 2 Wispmare
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Michal Kluczek – Dredge
Main Deck:
3 Ichorid
4 Bloodghast
4 Narcomoeba
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Stinkweed Imp
3 Golgari Thug
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Flame-kin Zealot
1 Sun Titan
4 Serum Powder
4 Bridge from Below
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Dread Return
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Dakmor Salvage
4 Mana Confluence
2 City of Brass
4 Undiscovered Paradise
Sideboard:
4 Nature's Claim
4 Chain of Vapor
4 Contagion
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
2 Wispmare

Stephane Roumanille – Solemnity Depths

Stephane Roumanille – Solemnity Depths

Main Deck:
  • 4 Tundra
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Island
  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Dark Depths
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 4 Mental Misstep
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 3 Monastery Mentor
  • 2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
  • 4 Mystic Remora
  • 4 Solemnity
  • 1 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 4 Preordain
  • 3 Swords to Plowshares
  • 1 Ponder
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
  • 3 Rest in Peace
  • 3 Seal of Cleansing
  • 2 Hurkyl's Recall
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Mindbreak Trap
  • 1 Engineered Explosives
  • 1 Swords to Plowshares
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Stephane Roumanille – Solemnity Depths
Main Deck:
4 Tundra
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
2 Island
1 Plains
1 Ancient Tomb
4 Dark Depths
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
3 Monastery Mentor
2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Mystic Remora
4 Solemnity
1 Hurkyl's Recall
4 Preordain
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Ponder
1 Brainstorm
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Dig Through Time
1 Time Walk
Sideboard:
3 Rest in Peace
3 Seal of Cleansing
2 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Swords to Plowshares

Johannes Heibuch – Painter Combo

Johannes Heibuch – Painter Combo

Main Deck:
  • 1 Blightsteel Colossus
  • 2 Goblin Welder
  • 3 Painter's Servant
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Ancestral Recall
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Dig Through Time
  • 1 Mana Drain
  • 3 Mental Misstep
  • 4 Force of Will
  • 3 Thirst for Knowledge
  • 4 Pyroblast
  • 1 Vampiric Tutor
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Time Walk
  • 1 Tinker
  • 1 Yawgmoth's Will
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 2 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Tezzeret the Seeker
  • 1 Time Vault
  • 1 Voltaic Key
  • 2 Grindstone
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Island
  • 2 Polluted Delta
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 4 Volcanic Island
  • 2 Underground Sea
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
  • 1 Notion Thief
  • 1 Dack Fayden
  • 1 Mindslaver
  • 1 Myr Battlesphere
  • 1 Shattering Spree
  • 3 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 2 Flusterstorm
  • 2 Red Elemental Blast
  • 3 Ingot Chewer
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Johannes Heibuch – Painter Combo
Main Deck:
1 Blightsteel Colossus
2 Goblin Welder
3 Painter's Servant
1 Notion Thief
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
3 Thirst for Knowledge
4 Pyroblast
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Treasure Cruise
2 Dack Fayden
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
2 Grindstone
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Island
2 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tolarian Academy
Sideboard:
1 Notion Thief
1 Dack Fayden
1 Mindslaver
1 Myr Battlesphere
1 Shattering Spree
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Flusterstorm
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Ingot Chewer

Maciej Fidzinski – Workshops

Maciej Fidzinski – Workshops

Main Deck:
  • 1 Lodestone Golem
  • 2 Phyrexian Metamorph
  • 3 Chief of the Foundry
  • 4 Arcbound Ravager
  • 3 Phyrexian Revoker
  • 4 Steel Overseer
  • 4 Walking Ballista
  • 3 Hangarback Walker
  • 1 Black Lotus
  • 1 Mox Sapphire
  • 1 Mox Jet
  • 1 Mox Pearl
  • 1 Mox Ruby
  • 1 Mox Emerald
  • 1 Mana Crypt
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Chalice of the Void
  • 1 Trinisphere
  • 4 Sphere of Resistance
  • 4 Thorn of Amethyst
  • 1 Strip Mine
  • 1 Tolarian Academy
  • 4 Ancient Tomb
  • 4 Mishra's Factory
  • 4 Mishra's Workshop
  • 4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
  • 4 Grafdigger's Cage
  • 3 Tormod's Crypt
  • 2 Karakas
  • 2 Ratchet Bomb
  • 2 Crucible of Worlds
  • 2 Wurmcoil Engine
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Maciej Fidzinski – Workshops
Main Deck:
1 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Chief of the Foundry
4 Arcbound Ravager
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Steel Overseer
4 Walking Ballista
3 Hangarback Walker
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Trinisphere
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Wasteland
Sideboard:
4 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Tormod's Crypt
2 Karakas
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Wurmcoil Engine

Articles

Final: Maciej Fidzinski vs. Tom De Decker

After five rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, only two players were left to duke it out for the title and trophy of our Vintage main event: Poland's Maciej Fidzinski who had already beaten his opponent during the Swiss rounds playing Ravager Shops. And Tom De Decker...

Semifinal: Stephane Roumanille vs. Tom De Decker

In this semifinal pairing Stephane Roumanille and his innovative {Solemnity} deck were facing off against Tom De Decker, playing {Monastery Mentor} with {Paradoxical Outcome}. Would the interesting new brew prevail once again and proceed to the final? Or would the...

Quarterfinal: Michal Kluczek vs. Jens Gerstenberg

After five rounds of Vintage, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune. In this quarterfinal, a truly international affair, Michal Kluczek from Poland faced off against Jens Gerstenberg from Germany. While Kluczek decided to play Dredge,...

Video: Interview with Magic artist Mark Poole

I sat down with famous Magic artist Mark Poole to talk about his work. He was signing and altering cards for players here at MKM Series Prague. He also brought some beautiful playmats and prints, but his stories about Magic's early days and the creative process were...

Quick Question: Hour of Devastation in Vintage?

Magic's latest release was only released a couple of weeks ago and the set surely didn't realize its full impact yet. Now the hour, the Hour of Devastation, had come: three days, four formats, hundreds of players, thousands of Euros in prize coupons … To kick off the...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in Frankfurt

On the eve of MKM Series Prague, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Thirteen weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Frankfurt for the second stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 32 veterans of Vintage....

Metagame Breakdown

Take a look at the complete breakdown of the decks in our Vintage main event at the MKM Series Prague 2017. 30 Vintage enthusiasts came to play with the best cards ever printed today. After the Banned and Restricted Announcement, the Mentor deck lost its popularity. Instead, Mishra's Workshop decks were the most played decks today. Four players brought Eldrazi, while four still trusted in Monastery Mentor and combined the card with Paradoxical Outcome. With no new bannings or restrictions since Gush and Gitaxian Probe, it’s up to the new set Hour of Devastation to bring change into the format. . One of our participants is Stephane Roumanille from France, who brought his special version Solemnity to the table. If you have a look at the Quick Question Vintage articles, you can compare the player’s opinion on the new cards. It’s definitely worth a look!

Legend

  • 5 Workshops
  • 4 Dredge
  • 4 Eldrazi
  • 4 Paradoxical Mentor
  • 2 Oath
  • 2 Paradoxical Tezzerator
  • 2 BUG Leovold
  • 1 Solemnity Depths
  • 1 UB Death's Shadow
  • 1 Rector
  • 1 Painter's Combo
  • 1 U/R Delver
  • 1 Naya Zoo

Event Photos