https://www.eternalcentral.com/so-many-insane-plays-podcast-episode-93-august-2019-banned-and-restricted-list-update/

Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian reviw their War of the Spark report card, examine Commander 2019, and dissect the August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted List update for Vintage.

0:01:00: Announcements
0:05:40: War of the Spark Report Card
0:32:45: Sevinne’s Reclamation
0:48:25: Elsha, the Infinite
0:55:46: Idol of Oblivion
0:57:48: Scroll of Fate
0:59:30: Dockside Extortionist
1:03:00: Banned and Restricted List Announcement – General
1:21:25: Karn and Mystic Forge
1:29:30: Golgari Grave-Troll
1:41:05: Mental Misstep
1:50:00: What makes a “safe” unrestriction?
2:02:09: Fastbond
2:10:40: Conclusion and Predictions
Total runtime: 3:04:24
Show Notes
– August 26 2019 Banned and Restricted List Update

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I recorded a little video where I shared my reactions to the announcement as well as some analysis about what the restrictions will do to Dredge deck construction going forward. I hope you enjoy!

https://youtu.be/2ae3W1jl0Co

Great article written by Brian DeMars, long time Vintage player and lover, features other big names in the Vintage community along with some thoughts from people on Twitter.

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-restrictions-are-just-a-first-step-toward-fixing-vintage/

Just wanted to make sure that this article got some attention, it is written by Nico Bohny, a great Vintage player and streamer who goes by shir kahn on MODO and streams on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/busterbohny.

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-state-of-vintage-before-and-after-the-restrictions/

  • I've seen this deck piloted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ZxEJjHHG0), you really don't want LED. The deck has almost no way to draw it to the top of the deck.

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  • @chubbyrain1 said in Vintage 101: The Leader of the Goblins:

    @protoaddict Lotus Petal is worse than Simian Spirit Guides in this deck (for many reasons). Chrome Mox is bad in multiples as this deck doesn't generate card advantage outside of Scoop, but the first Chrome mox is generally better than the first SSG.

    I may put this together in paper for when the pandemic breaks as I really do like playing decks that work without that much power/blue, but a large part of me wants to see it to believe it. I can understand no petal over SSG, as SSG is generally better in decks that can run it, but I am flummoxed over the Moxen. If anything I think I would have wanted a split like 3 SSG / 2 Chrome Mox or even a 4/1.

    I also think LED makes sense in this list since you can play off the top or use it in response to Matron. Defense Grid feels like a sideboard piece I would want to consider as well but that may be meta specific.

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  • C

    @protoaddict Lotus Petal is worse than Simian Spirit Guides in this deck (for many reasons). Chrome Mox is bad in multiples as this deck doesn't generate card advantage outside of Scoop, but the first Chrome mox is generally better than the first SSG.

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  • B

    Usually not better than cage but if you have a lot of 2 card monte or storm in your meta it might make the cut if you are already running leylines to help conserve slots.

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