It’s Announcement Week for Magic, and wow they’ve thrown a lot at us! There’s a LOT of good stuff here! First there’s Pro Tour news and yet another Standard banning. Then we’ve got to talk about all the Magic Digital Next news, which is bittersweet but probably still good. Then we spend a LOT of time on MaRo’s Metamorphosis 2.0, which outlines the totally new direction Magic sets will be going in after Ixalan block. We’re actually going through the article point by point to explain why they’re doing what they’re doing. It’s good stuff. Then it’s time to touch on all the upcoming products. Most of them are pretty standard, but there are a few that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND. No kidding.
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It’s time to go back to the Banned & Restricted List! We’ve grabbed Chris Lansdell to join us again so we can cover the next several years of the banhammer’s history. Since we have sources for some of these and we have some memory of them, we have a bit more to say this time. Last time we went from 1994 to 2001. This time we’re covering 2002 to 2010, just before the inception of Modern as a format and a whole new Banned list to think about.
Timeline of DCI bans & restrictions: http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Timeline_of_DCI_bans_and_restrictions
Check out Chris Lansdell’s articles: http://www.starcitygames.com/tags/ChrisLansdell
The massive book about Gush: http://www.eternalcentral.com/product/understandinggush3e/
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With the weird out-of-sequence Felidar Guardian ban that just went down, we thought it would be a good time to look at the history of the Banned & Restricted Lists in Magic. Joining us for this adventure is none other than SCG writer, brewer, and longtime player Chris Lansdell! We’re starting at the very beginning, waaaay back in 1994, with the first B&R update that predated even the existence of formats! We’ll weave our way through the now-obvious and now-ridiculous additions to the list, giving you some historical reasons whenever we can.
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