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Episode 356 – Banned in Sealed

Give and Take

This week the dorks are going over the two big things that happened in the last few days.  First up is the Banned & Restricted List update. I know, I know, we’re a casual podcast and this shouldn’t really matter to us, but it does. Chewie doesn’t even play tournament Magic and he has very strong opinions on the matter, probably because he holds the DCI to a higher standard than they hold themselves. But there’s plenty of good discussion about the big news since Modern, Legacy, and Vintage all had big changes.

Then we have to talk about the Fate Reforged Prerelease! Three of us each went to one prerelease apiece. We played Temur, Abzan, and Sultai! Some of us did better than others, of course. But we’ll tell you all about it, then we’ll go over some cards that were great, or better than we thought, or whatever. Hopefully our technical difficulties this week don’t bleed over into the episode too much!


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Break Music – Battle Theme from Final Fantasy VI by Nobuo Uematsu

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  1. Richard
    January 29, 2015 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I had 2 interesting thing happen in the prerelease. 1st round my opponent manifested Ugin. Last round I used Dragon Throne of Tarkir on a pumped creature to be able to swing for 55 damage when my opponent was at 1 life.

  2. Clayton
    January 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Great episode! I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to hit up a prerelease, but I’m planning to get some buddies together to do some sealed. Sounds like fun.

    In regards to Chewie’s opinion of the Birthing Pod banning, I absolutely see where he’s coming from. It does seem a little extreme to get rid of an entire deck archetype when it’s not brutally oppressive. However, the very fact that the banning of only a single card even CAN cripple an entire archetype does say something very significant about the power level of that card to me. I’m looking forward to seeing if there’ll be any new and interesting Modern creature-based decks coming out in the wake of this.

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