Well they finally went and did it. Wizards of the Coast (kinda) surprised the entire Magic Non-Rotating Format World by sending everyone's favorite Nightmare Cat back to her den to think about what's she's done. In case that previous sentence isn't clear, I'm trying to say that they banned Lurrus of the Dream-Den in Modern and Pioneer. After (tearfully) throwing away an entire month of episodes we had planned out before this news, the three friends gather their composure and do what you pay (or don't pay) them to do — make predicitions about what will happen in Magic and just generally react to the news. Stan seems excited for Murktide. Dave seems excited for Obosh. Shane seems excited for things to stay mostly the same.
The Break Down: What Happened
The Dive Down: What We Think Will Happen
The Wind Down: What We Hope Will Happen
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4:48 - Housekeeping
7:39 - The Break Down - Bye Bye Lurrus
8:43 - The rationales of the banning
22:10 - Did this go far enough?
31:24 - What's the impact of the Lurrus ban?
40:02 - Some hot takes
42:35 - A smelly diversion
45:50 - Stan's Monthly Meta Report
54:28 - The impact of losing Lurrus for the best decks
1:17:36 - The month-to-month change since Jan
1:19:58 - What the loss of Lurrus unlocks - Liliana(s)
1:25:56 - Seasoned Pyromancer
1:28:20 - Bedlam Reveler
1:30:09 - Lightning Skelemental
1:31:38 - Nettlecyst
1:32:40 - Asmo
1:33:43 - Plague Engineer
1:34:59 - Ranger-Captain of Eos
1:38:03 - Showdown of the Skalds
1:39:03 - Grist
1:39:41 - General Ferrous Rockerick
1:40:18 - What does Jund look like now?
1:43:14 - Dark Confidant
1:44:21 - Our final thoughts
Links from this week's episode:
The B&R: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/march-7-2022-banned-and-restricted-announcement
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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