Jace, the Mind Sculptor

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Kubelion(23.05.2020 21:39)

I smell a reprint coming.

eternalslide(13.02.2018 05:43)

Jace, The Mind Sculptor. Better than all. The Boogeyman is back.

Borlow(25.04.2017 15:17)

In the end they killed him in another format.
UNBAN JACE TO LIVE IN MODERN.

m0nstersnatch(24.04.2017 15:57)

B&R announcement coming up ... BRING THE HYPE ! Would love to see this unbanned !

hugo87(08.05.2015 11:59)

Would love so much to see this card unbanned in modern, best addition ever to control decks

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By JaminK (2019-06-14)

Hello and welcome to WhatTheTrend, the column where we'll examine current trends on Cardmarket, check out why certain cards are popular, and speculate on future price developments. This week, we'll be discussing the newest multi-format staple – Narset, Parter of Veils.

Modern Horizons Preview (Part 2) - Modern Duds

By HansD (2019-06-13)

Last week, I discussed Modern’s most exciting new toys from Modern Horizons. This week, I'm bringing out the cards that make my shake in my head in disappointment. From cards that are a few words away from being interesting build-arounds to cards that left me dumbfounded as to why they were designed the way they were, I'm going to give you a run down of the biggest MH1 misses. Stretch your thumbs and prepare your booing because this might get ugly - here's to hoping you won’t open any of these cards in your prize boosters!

Modern Horizons Preview (Part 1) - The Most Exciting Cards for Modern

By HansD (2019-06-05)

While the winter holiday season is oftentimes referred to as "the season of giving," the true season of giving has to be spoiler season for any new Magic: The Gathering set. Modern Horizons spoilers haven’t been fully released yet, but just with what we've been given - almost a half of the set - there have already been several cards that have made my eyes pop out with excitement. Whether it's the card's power-level or their build-around potential, I'm quite certain that these cards are going to make a noticeable - if not far-reaching - impact on Modern, and I'm looking forward to diving into discussing them in this week's article.

The Arena of Magic: The Gathering and Its Beasts

By Elric (2019-05-16)

Every MTG tournament inspires histories, tales, and sometimes legends as they are strongly tied to the attendees and their behavior. Like I did in my article about Magic traders, my goal is to depict a funny description of the different types of Magic players.

War of the Spark Modern Review - My Top Picks

By Rone (2019-05-13)

Nicol Bolas has returned to end all our beloved Gatewatch heroes! It doesn't matter who wins this war though, since we Modern players still get a lot of new planeswalkers to try out. In this article, let me try to evaluate every War of the Spark card that might be Modern material.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode Two: The Drudge of Dredge!

By JohnnyCroat (2019-03-29)

Graveyard decks come in many shapes and sizes. There's Living End, which is usually brought back out for a spin every time some new cool ETB effects get printed. UB Storm is in effect a graveyard deck, relying on Past in Flames in order to be able to recycle a big heap of cheap cantrips so as to generate massive card advantage and storm count. There's Dredge itself, happy to dump as many cards into the bin as possible, and then cheating several itty bitty bothersome monsters into play, which have a tendency to come back turn after turn after turn. So then, how does this relate to Maze's End? Read on!

Behind the Tag - Deck Stories Part 3

By ChristopherB (2019-03-28)

Have you ever asked what a mill deck has to do with The Four Horsemen? Why is a deck named after a Monty Python sketch? Read more about these and more as Christopher brings you four more stories of tags and their origins.

A New Type of Delver Decks in Legacy

By ChristopherB (2019-03-13)

Delver has been a staple in Legacy since it's creation, but the lists surrounding the wizard have changed. Christopher looks at its origins and where it is today to demonstrate why it is Delver has changed.

The U/R Pteramander Guide: Reaching New Thresholds

By CabalTherapy (2019-03-06)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Salamander! It appears to have been hatching for quite a while because the little drake is everywhere in competitive Magic at the moment. CabalTherapy has been testing it in Legacy and he's here to share his results!

Why BUG Delver Is the Best Delver Deck at the Moment

By CabalTherapy (2019-01-25)

No more Deathrites, no more BUG? Quite the contrary! BUG Delver should be claiming the top spots in this new world and today, I am going to tell you why it eventually will.

Confession: I'm in Love with 12 Bolt Burn in Standard

By Andifeated (2019-01-25)

Andifeated is known for loving Islands, playing control decks, and using many counterspells alongside powerful planeswalkers and instants that draw cards, but he has something to admit: He has a secret passion for Lightning Bolt, and he's finally coming clean about his burning hot Standard affair, featuring powerful cards from Ravnica Allegiance. If you're looking for a cheap way to enter Standard in paper or Magic Arena, this article is for you!

Human Wizards that Made Vintage History

By Elric (2018-12-20)

Snapcaster Mage, Young Pyromancer, Jace Vryn's Prodigy, Monastery Mentor, and Containment Priest: Are humans taking over Vintage? Pietro's got the answer.

Partner Work Part 2: Legacy and Pauper

By CabalTherapy (2018-12-10)

Legacy is not perfect and other formats can teach it some lessons. In part two of "partner work," CabalTherapy looks at how Pauper could influence on Legacy.

Partner Work Part 1: Legacy and Modern

By CabalTherapy (2018-12-06)

Legacy is not perfect and other formats can teach it some lessons. In part one of "partner work," CabalTherapy looks at Modern's influence on Legacy.

Reflecting Pool - 2018 in Review Part 1

By HansD (2018-12-04)

In retrospect, I couldn't have picked a better year to start writing for Cardmarket. There were so many things that happened this year - whether it was the ever-changing Modern metagame or the release of Arena – that it's difficult to parse through and pick the most memorable news that came out of 2018. Considering I already tested my editors' patience with my Standard Golgari Midrange Compendium two weeks ago, I decided to split this article into two parts that will span two weeks. Without further ado, let's dive right into arguably the year's biggest storyline!

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix in Legacy Part 2

By ChristopherB (2018-12-04)

We've seen the card and it's strenghts, now Christopher looks at the card's weaknesses and the current Legacy metagame, right down to how it performs in the individual matchups that you're likely to encounter.

Hitting Blind - The Full Guide to Cabal Therapy

By Andifeated (2018-11-30)

If you've read Andifeated's last two articles, you should've learned a lot about playing Dredge in Legacy already, but there is one important topic that hasn't been discussed yet and it might be the hardest area of the archetype: Casting Cabal Therapy correctly. Learn how to pick em right here!

Turn Three Please: Turbo Devoted Druid in Modern

By Toffel (2018-11-23)

Looking for a new Modern Deck? Toffel's got you covered with his new version of the Devoted Druid combo deck that got him a top 32 finish at GP Atlanta.

Rone's MKMS Zaragoza Modern Main Event

By Rone (2018-11-21)

After an amazing weekend of magic in the city of Zaragoza, it's time to talk about the last MKM Series stop of the year, with a particular focus on the Modern Main Event. Rodrigo walks you through his experience during the weekend.

Four Underrated Sideboards for the Current Modern Meta

By HansD (2018-11-20)

Everyone knows Stony Silence and Rest in Peace, but how about the hard hitters that don't see as much play in players' sideboards? Hans has decided to highlight four cards that, despite their effectiveness against the current meta, don't see enough play in sideboards.

Dangerous Propositions: Punishing Fire

By Kumagoro (2018-11-14)

The Modern ban list is a maximum-security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of the offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time, we talk of the burn spell that won't stay away.

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix: Part 1

By ChristopherB (2018-11-01)

Looking at the current Meta, the two most played decks are control decks. One of them plays four copies of Baleful Strix, but why? A 1/1 isn't that impressive in Legacy. Well Christopher is here to tell you what Strix is the perfect card for control and why you should be playing it!

Tarmogoyf: The Downfall

By HansD (2018-10-16)

Modern is chock full of iconic spells, but Tarmogoyf has been a mainstay in the format for as long as it has been around. If anything, Tarmogoyf symbolizes the "old" Modern – the era of Birthing Pod, Splinter Twin, and Deathrite Shaman. As those decks have faded off into the sunset of the ban list, Tarmogoyf has been left as a member of the old guard, watching the metagame around it revolve and slowly leave it behind. Today, I want to take a look at what made Tarmogoyf so powerful, how it lost its power, and where it might be headed.

Melting Ice: Flipping Thing in the Ice in Legacy

By CabalTherapy (2018-10-11)

A 7/8 creature for two mana that does not see play in Legacy? That is totally unheard of! But that is currently the horror's fate. I think it is time to melt the ice.

My Guilds of Ravnica Picks for Modern

By Rone (2018-10-10)

We are right at the start of Guilds of Ravnica. Everyone is brewing new Standard decks while prices are going up and down. In this article, Rone tries to predict which cards are Modern material. Let's jump into it.

Assassin's Trophy in Legacy: Is Sultai Viable Again?

By ChristopherB (2018-10-05)

Welcome to my first article for Cardmarket Insight. Loving Legacy, I want to take this opportunity and write about the impact of the new shooting star, Assassin's Trophy in Legacy. Hans talked about the possible changes in Modern, so I want to take this chance to write about one of my favorite colors in Legacy: Sultai or BUG.

The Five Biggest Card Design Mistakes of the Modern Era

By HansD (2018-09-26)

Some cards should never have been printed. In this week's article, Hans takes a look at five of Magic's worst designs in the Modern Era. Can you guess which cards made his list?

Five Ways Assassin's Trophy Will Change Modern

By HansD (2018-09-21)

Hans is just as hyped as everyone else when it comes to Guilds of Ravnica's most exciting card, Assassin's Trophy. There's no doubt the card will be a format changer – the question is, "How?" Read this week's article to find out!

The KCI Diaries

By Toffel (2018-09-12)

This time, Toffel delves deeper into his weapon of choice in Modern and points out the key strengths and weaknesses of his Krark-Clan Ironworks deck within an ever-changing (hating) environment.

Modern Metagame Review: 2018 Summer Edition

By Rone (2018-09-11)

Summer is over and the Guilds of Ravnica spoilers have officially begun. While waiting for new cards to improve or create new archetypes, let's review how the Modern format has been performing during the past three months divided into winners, losers, and new brews.

Storming Off in Prague

By Andifeated (2018-09-06)

The Modern Metagame is in a constant state of change these days. A few months ago, Andifeated thought his pet deck U/R Gifts Storm has been pushed out of the top decks because of an abysmal Humans matchup, but the tides have changed again. Follow him through his deck choice process and tournament for Grand Prix Prague.

The Post-GP Prague Metagame Breakdown

By HansD (2018-09-05)

Although the European Modern scene leans toward control more than its American counterpart, the numbers that W/U Control put up at GP Prague came as an eye-opener for someone like me who expected things to be a lot more linear. Regardless, I want to take a look at the archetype's performance, examine an up-and-comer from the tournament, and wrap things up with a look towards the future. Without further ado, let's jump right into the deck of the hour, W/U Control.

Top 3 Decks for Legacy from Pro Tour 25

By CabalTherapy (2018-08-15)

The team Pro Tour 25 in Minneapolis featured Legacy and many players had feared drastic changes to the format once the pros start working on decks. In the end, we experienced a rather average snap shot of the meta paired with some smaller surprises. In the following, I present my top three conclusions from the Pro Tour and how they will affect the near future of Legacy.

Dangerous Propositions: Stoneforge Mystic

By Kumagoro (2018-08-15)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace has been released, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk of the infamous equipment dealer.

Modern Shadows Part 1: Grixis

By Rone (2018-07-19)

Death's Shadow has been one of the most dominant cards in Modern these recent years. In this series of articles, Rone discusses its evolution and the various shells that thrive on self-inflicted pain. Part one is focused on the Grixis shell and its past, present and future.

Desperately Seeking Simic

By SanchoN (2018-07-10)

A lot of cube builders seem to consider Simic, the Blue-Green guild, as somewhat of a problem child when it comes to selecting archetypes for the various color pairs in their cube. They may end up just grafting together random good stuff and hope to watch it proliferate, but as we examine in this installment of Cubes for Squares there actually are various possibilities to be explored for those who want to create a more fit mutation that can adapt and survive in a limited environment.

Looking at GP Barcelona and the Post-Tournament Metagame

By HansD (2018-07-09)

Isn't Modern great? Non-interactive decks like KCI and Tron run roughshod over the metagame, and in one weekend, we get five UW Control decks that top sixteen a Modern GP. It's a wild, wild world, and I want to take a quick look at how the direction of the format provided a window of opportunity for the control archetype, how the UW decks took advantage of the opportunity, and what this will mean for the metagame going forward. Let's jump right in!

Playing Your Cards Right: Sequencing in Modern

By HansD (2018-07-06)

Looking to take your Modern game up a notch? In this week's article, Hans tackles the topic of sequencing with the goal of helping you improve using some practical examples. Find out what it means to understand proper sequencing by taking a look inside!

Grand Prix Barcelona Tournament Report - Choosing a Modern Deck

By Andifeated (2018-07-05)

In formats as old, diverse, and full of different viable strategies as Modern, one does not need to choose a deck based on the current metagame. Most competitive decks you may face only achieve about 3% meta-share, leading to almost unpredictable pairings, giving players who try to get an advantage by making smart deck choices and choosing strategies that are well placed against popular decks a hard time. This time though, it was a different story.

Get into the Gruul

By SanchoN (2018-06-28)

What should Green-Red do in your cube? Sometimes when constructing a limited environment for drafting Magic it is worth giving the obvious choice a try. And since the dawn of Magic the guild known as Gruul has proven quite good at producing lots of mana and casting very big spells with a casting cost of X.

Why Ancient Stirrings Is So Powerful

By HansD (2018-06-22)

In this week's article, Hans takes a look at the green, one-mana cantrip and discusses what makes the card the powerhouse that it is. Are you interested in an in-depth analysis of the card that has everyone talking after KCI's win at GP Las Vegas? You've come to the right spot!

Teferi and the Resurgence of Jeskai

By HansD (2018-06-07)

Forget that other blue planeswalker, Teferi is here and ready to play, and Hans is devoting this article to Teferi and the deck lists that have utilized successfully in recent tournaments. Come find out what Hans has to say about the true hero of Modern's premier control deck!

Rogue Deck Review: The Recent Notables

By HansD (2018-05-24)

Looking for something spicy and different to play this week? Hans has you covered in this week’s article as he digs up the rogue decks that have caught his attention. The only way to find out if there’s something of interest is to take a look inside!

Modern Myths: Debunking the Format's Biggest Misconceptions

By HansD (2018-05-09)

Modern has a lot of things said about it, and I want to tackle in this week's article a few that I find to be myths about the format. I'm calling these four "Modern Myths," and I hope that bringing up these topics will spark a discussion. Do you think you'll agree with these points? Let's dive in and start off with the first one.

From Legends to Dominaria and Everything In Between - Part 2

By Kumagoro (2018-05-04)

Taking our cue from Dominaria’s legendary theme, we keep exploring the past of the controversial supertype, entering the era of the Modern border, the Kamigawa explosion, and all the other legends that populated the sets from the second decade of Magic’s history.

Legacy's Two-Cost Cantrips

By CabalTherapy (2018-04-30)

Drawing cards in Legacy is not a job relegated only to Brainstorm. There are many other potent spells that can step in and provide the much-needed card quality or card advantage. Many of these fall at a converted mana cost of two. Join me as I venture into the world of cmc two spells.

Metagame Analysis: GP Hartford and its Aftermath

By HansD (2018-04-25)

GP Hartford is in the books and there's a lot to take in. In this week's article, I discuss what happened in Hartford, why it happened, and what I expect to see from Modern moving forward!

Dominaria Set Review for Modern

By Rone (2018-04-24)

Dominaria's release is on the horizon and that means once thing for Modern players: time to brew decks and figure out which cards help which archetypes. This time, we have lots of reprints, awesome callbacks, Historic Spells and the new Enchantment mechanics: Sagas.

An Introduction to 1v1 Commander

By JaminK (2018-04-18)

1v1 Commander is a relatively new format originally introduced last year on Magic Online. The format is built on interesting decks and allows you to play with many different cards from Magic’s past. If any of this appeals to you, I have what you need to get started in this format.

The Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit: Modern's Big Linearity Problem

By HansD (2018-04-12)

Modern is in a healthy state … Or is it? In this week's Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit, Hans analyzes and discusses what the swaths of linear decks mean for the Modern format, why this might be a problem, and finally some solutions that might help bring more interactive decks to the forefront of Modern.

Masters 25 Draft - A Colorful Guide to Victory

By Toffel (2018-04-10)

Masters 25 is a unique draft environment, which combines the powerful cards of a masters set with a pretty straightforward drafting strategy one would expect in a mainline expansion. Combine that with excellent mana-fixing and we end up with a fantastic recipe for multicolored fun.

Bloodbraid Elf: Proving Its Weight in Modern

By HansD (2018-04-06)

It’s been almost two months since Bloodbraid Elf came off the ban list, and we’ve seen a wide variety of lists running the four-drop. In this week’s article, Hans ponders the effect Bloodbraid Elf has had on Modern and compiles a compendium of recent deck lists playing the elf!

What the Four Best Decks from GP Phoenix Say about Modern

By HansD (2018-03-28)

GP Phoenix gave us an insight into how the meta has shaped up after the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf. Hans looks at what he considers the four best decks from the tournament and discusses what kind of information we can wean from the results!

5 Dragons You Might Meet on the Battlefield

By Kumagoro (2018-03-23)

Dracarys! Despite their typical casting cost being midrange and beyond, Dragons always find a way to show up in decks of all kinds. Their current situation across the formats is not too shabby, and not just in red-based builds. Here’s a selection of the flying terrors all the cool kids are playing.

Spike-Phobia in the MTG Market: An Analysis

By Elric (2018-03-21)

Starting with the definition of “What is a spike?”, I will attempt to analyze the typical behaviors of MTG players when it comes to buying cards and give some hints on how to manage them.

GP Madrid Aftermath: A Weekend Full of Magic

By Rone (2018-03-19)

The Magic Grand Prix is the perfect excuse to spend a whole weekend enjoying our favorite hobby. Normally, the main event is what attracts most players’ attention – its coverage, Top 8 decklists, and of course, the GP winners. But there are many other things that one can have a go at aside from the competition.

Zero Thrill: The Pact of Negation Story

By Kumagoro (2018-03-14)

Were Force of Will available in Modern, the format would be dramatically altered. And yet, Modern does already contain a piece of non-conditional zero-cost countermagic, and while it's not played as much as Vintage and Legacy's signature counterspell, it's been tentatively around since Modern's early days.

One More Thing! A Second Look at Legacy Miracles

By Alakazimdk (2018-03-13)

I ran the Mentor build in the MTGO Legacy Challenge this week and I feel that is a good opportunity to showcase a slightly different way to build Miracles than we saw last time. I'll go through the list and then my rounds.

The Reign of Four-Drops in Modern - A Guide to Survive

By Rone (2018-03-07)

Since the last banned announcement unchained Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf, Modern has shaken up drastically - or has it? Although most players are brewing decks that include these cards, I've decided to make the ultimate survival guide for fighting against them.

Cracking the Code on Fetch Lands

By HansD (2018-03-05)

Fetch lands are a staple in Modern, and for such innocuous-looking lands, using them correctly in different situations can be much more difficult than they seem. In this article I walk you through the scenarios where cracking a fetch land - or not - can make all the difference.

Masters 25 Top 10: Cube Gold in the Silver Anniversary Set

By SanchoN (2018-03-05)

With Masters 25, Magic's 25th Anniversary set finally spoiled, it is time to take a look at how the new reprints affect your cube. Whether you are going to crack some packs or sit back and watch single prices drop, the set should have something to offer your cube both in the department of new cards and when it comes to pimping it out with foils and new illustrations. Welcome to Cubes For Squares' A25 Top 10.

Jace Jam: Slam Dunk Deck Lists for Jace the Mind Sculptor

By HansD (2018-02-28)

Well, it happened: Jace, the Mind Sculptor got unbanned and the world lost its collective cool. Now that we have a solid grouping of 5-0 MTGO decklists behind us, let's look at where the now-legal planeswalker shows promise. See for yourself what Jace has brought to the Modern metagame!

The Seven Sins of Sideboards and Sideboarding in Modern

By HansD (2018-02-26)

In this article, I walk you through the pitfalls of sideboards and sideboarding, and there’s quite a few of them! Could you be committing any of these cardinal sins? Take a look and find out if you are and what you can do to stop making these easy-to-fix mistakes!

Getting the Most Out of Your Lands - A Guide to Mono-Green Tron

By Toffel (2018-02-23)

With four copies in the top 8 of GP Lyon last weekend, Tron is back and, although everybody is gunning for those powerful Urza-lands, the deck keeps finding ways through the hate. Will Bloodbraid Elf or Jace change that? This article answers this question and explains the strategy for Mono-Green Tron

The 5 Most Successful Modern Combos That Are Still Legal

By Kumagoro (2018-02-20)

As far as Eternal formats go, Modern is certainly not as combo-heavy as formats like Vintage or Legacy, but it’s still got its fair share of wicked endgame interactions. This article discusses the top five combos that continue to have a considerable impact on the Modern meta.

Highlights in Bilbao: Modern at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

By Rone (2018-02-06)

Last weekend, the best Magic players in the world gathered in Bilbao to fight for the crown at PTRIX. After two years without a Modern Pro Tour, everyone was excited to see if the Pros could shake up the format and bring new strategies and cards from recent sets. Here are the tournament highlights.

What is Dead May Never Die: A Look at Legacy Miracles

By Alakazimdk (2018-02-02)

Miracles was supposed to die with the passing of Sensei’s Divining Top, but somehow Tundra lovers managed to resurrect the archetype and pilot it to many top 8 finishes in major tournaments. Read below to find out how Miracles works and how it performs in the current Legacy metagame.

Notes from the Battlefield: Legacy at MKMS Frankfurt 2018

By TobiH (2018-01-26)

Time to take a look back at the Legacy main event of the MKM Series Frankfurt 2018! We got famous folks featured on video, exciting decks making it all the way to the finals, great games all around, and an MKMS Power 8 player as a champion. Here's what you might have missed!

My Legacy Picks for Team Trios Constructed GPs

By Alakazimdk (2018-01-23)

This article will try to give you and your team some options for the Legacy component of upcoming Team Constructed events. I’ll give each deck two scores, the first for experienced Legacy players and the second for players who are not as familiar with Legacy as a format. As with all Legacy lists, expect a high learning curve in a format with Wastelands, Brainstorms, and consistent turn 2-3 combo kills.

The Two Sides of Legacy's Top 8

By CabalTherapy (2018-01-16)

The dust has settled after the first stop of the MKM Series 2018 in Frankfurt. Among the over 1,800 registered participants who entered the four main events and various trials during the weekend, 380 players sleeved up their Brainstorms, Force of Wills, and Chalices of the Void to duke it out in the widely diverse Legacy format.

Post B&R Announcement October 2017

By DrHoeh (2017-10-18)

No changes - for now!

Pre B&R Announcement October 2017

By DrHoeh (2017-10-16)

It's time to go bananas!

B&R Announcement March 2017

By DrHoeh (2017-03-13)

Last week I argued why we would most likely not see any changes, and that is what happened indeed.

Bantastic Preparations

By DrHoeh (2017-03-09)

What will happen at the first "additional" B&R Announcement date?

Modern Masters 2017 packaging

By DrHoeh (2017-02-21)

The Modern Masters 2017 packaging has been revealed.

Always bet on Elves

By DrHoeh (2016-08-23)

Elves are always broken in every format.

EMA and Legacy decks

By DrHoeh (2016-06-14)

Today we will continue to look at the effect of Eternal Masters on various Legacy decks.

Eternal Masters Previews

By DrHoeh (2016-05-24)

Eternal Masters - Embrace your favourite new old cards!

Ask the Doctor 2016 01

By DrHoeh (2016-01-05)

Our end of the year lottery revealed that my articles “Ask the Doctor” and “Valuable Insight” were among the fan favourites and therefore I decided to strive for more interaction in the future.

Prague Vintage Tech

By DrHoeh (2015-10-23)

Today we are celebrating my 150th article with some Vintage insights.

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