@chubbyrain said in November 26 Banned & Restricted Announcement:
@trius The point I'm making is that people seem to think Mental Misstep is going to bring back decks like Control Slaver. It's not. The card, Goblin Welder, just isn't a good card in Vintage any more. Neither is Mana Drain. Imagine if Mental Misstep was legal in Legacy right now and you had a ton of people on the internet yelling "Unrestrict Mental Misstep so High Tide can be played again". It would be a bullcrap argument because we know that High Tide isn't good in the current Legacy with Mental Misstep banned.
As for unrestricting Fastbond, Mystical Tutor, Imperial Seal, Demonic Consultation, etc. Why? Would you unban them in Legacy? No, they would be degenerate cards that would lead to a miserable play experience. Legitimately the only reason to unrestrict them in Vintage is if you think they would see very little play, which, granted, is pretty likely with probably Imperial Seal. Still, it's hardly a pressing need and kind of misses a key point of the B&R list which is producing a format people want to play.
This point literally came up on the SCGTour in reference to Modern when I was watching it this past weekend:
"Not ever card on the banned list needs a defense attorney."
Chubby, didn't you used to advocate restricting Mental Misstep? Sorry if I remember incorrectly. I agree with your assessment on Misstep now.
However, why wouldn't you want to unrestrict Fastbond and Imperial Seal (and perhaps Mystical Tutor as well. Demonic Consultation I don't think can be unrestricted)? Do you think they would be too degenerate, as you put it, in Vintage? I don't think comparing with Legacy has any merit.