Episode 158

We Thought There Would Be Bans, ft. SpiderSpace


January 27th, 2022

1 hr 49 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

With Dave off this week, we are joined by streamer, former guest, and co-host of Mishra's Babble, SpiderSpace! In the Break Down we talk about the (lack of) bans in Modern, then dive deep into the Modern Super Qualifier and SpiderSpace's second place finish. We then head into the Dive Down to discuss our recent play experiences, and in the Wind Down talk about the somber announcement from SCG of their ceasing their competitive content coverage.

The Break Down: Companions Live On
The Dive Down: And Spider Made the Finals!
The Wind Down: But Star City Though...

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4:34 - Housekeeping
7:20 - The Break Down begins - No bans in Modern!
17:16 - Analyzing the WOTC tea leaves
28:58 - Potential future unbannings
32:40 - What do we want unbanned?
39:25 - Saturday's Modern Showcase Challenge, ft Spiderspace!
1:02:21 - Cool Decks, Inc - Boros Brought Back
1:05:51 - The Dive Down begins - Spiderspace's lamenting
1:17:55 - Stan's smashing
1:23:30 - Shane's losing
1:30:45 - The Wind Down: But Star City Though...

Links from this week's episode:
January 25th B&R Announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-25-2022-banned-and-restricted-announcement
Find Gabe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiderSpaceMTG
Saturday's Super Qualifier: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12377842#paper

Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?

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