This week the team tries to just chill (for once) and ends up with a 60min+ Break Down of the last 6 months of Modern and Pioneer, some ban speculation (before the upcoming announcement was announced), and answering listener questions. Shane brings some takes. Stanislav disagrees with Dave. Dave opens packs on air in retaliation. It's another week on The Down Down!
The Break Down: 6 months of Modern + Pioneer
The Dive Down: Listener questions
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3:20 - Housekeeping
4:59 - The extended Break Down begins - Modern and Pioneer in 2020
6:35 - Modern in 2020
10:15 - The Modern up-and-comers
14:04 - Modern still hanging on
21:35 - Modern Falling Stars
28:13 - Recent Modern tournaments
45:35 - Our takes on Modern in 2020
49:15 - Pioneer in 2020
50:50 - The Pioneer up-and-comers
52:59 - Pioneer still hanging on and the falling stars
54:29 - Recent Pioneer tournaments.... sorta
57:55 - Our takes on the problems of Pioneer in 2020
1:10:58 - What would we change in Pioneer?
1:15:25 - What could be added to Pioneer?
1:21:40 - What would we ban/unban in Modern?
1:24:34 - The Wind Down begins: listener questions
1:25:34 - How do we track our performance?
1:31:30 - What promo cards do we like?
1:35:55 - What makes a deck eternal?
1:40:10 - What has been your favorite deck to play?
1:43:14 - What other formats would we like to try?
1:45:45 - What cards would we like to see printed into Modern?
1:48:58 - Closing out
Links/Tournaments Referenced in this week's episode:
Modern Challenge #1: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2020-07-05
Modern Challenge #2: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2020-07-06
Pioneer League #1: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-league-2020-07-02
Pioneer League #2: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-league-2020-07-06
Pioneer Prelim #1: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-preliminary-2020-07-02
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