Well, those were some bans. And we're here to talk about them, with our regular guest host Evart Moughon, aka Aspiringspike. We first discuss the big bans in Modern, Pioneer, and Historic, then head into the Dive Down to talk about what these changes mean for the formats themselves.
The Break Down: They Really Really Did It
The Dive Down: The Face of the New Formats
The Dive Down, cont: Why Does This Keep Happening?
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2:33 - Housekeeping
4:59 - The Break Down fake begins - we give Spike an open door and he runs through it
8:08 - The Break Down actually begins - takes on the bans
8:53 - WOTCs statement on why they made some bans
15:00 - The Modern bans - Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
22:15 - Field of the Dead/Mystic Sanctuary
27:21 - Simian Spirit Guide
31:52 - Tibalt's Trickery
35:56 - The Cascade rule change
38:51 - Will Modern be more fun?
43:45 - The Historic ban - so they banned Uro here, too
51:00 - The Pioneer bans
52:25 - WOTC's stated vision of Pioneer
55:18 - Teferi, Time Raveler
58:10 - Balustrade Spy/Undercity Informer
59:00 - Will Pioneer be better now?
1:04:15 - Final thoughts on all of this
1:08:38 - The Dive Down begins
1:09:05 - What looks good in Modern?
1:21:24 - Modern's other victims
1:28:42 - Historic's post-ban winners
1:34:52 - What are the dark horses in Pioneer?
1:42:35 - Formats full of possibilities?
1:44:50 - Why does this keep happening?
1:58:56 - Closing out
Links from this week's episode:
The 2/15/2021 B&R: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/february-15-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement
Watch Aspiringspike on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/aspiringspike
Find Aspiringspike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/moughonevart
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