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KYT, Bryan Gottlieb and Andy Peters and Jonathan Goud, Level 3 Judge and Canada’s regional coordinator, meet to chat about the announced major changes to this great game of Magic.
- (00:03:27) Standard bannings: who was surprised?
- (00:13:59) Are all these Standard bannings scaring people off from investing in Standard?
- (00:18:54) With the bannings in place, which Standard decks are the starting place to attack the new metagame?
- (00:26:01) Will Silver-bordered cards be missed from Commander? Does anyone anticipate changes for the Feb 12 Banned & Restriction announcement? In Modern?
- (00:33:59) Rivals of Ixalan policy changes: Dice can no longer be used to track certain counters, like Poison and Energy. Are bookkeeping mechanics bad for the game?
- (00:43:50) What makes City’s Blessing such a tricky Rivals of Ixalan mechanic from a game policy perspective?
- (01:00:45) Is requiring background checks for tournament staff good for the game?
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