@fsecco said in North American Eternal Weekend 2017 Metagame Breakdown:
If that's a thing, then GSZ also gets "better" every set, Demonic Tutor gets "better" every set.
The problem is that you listed cards that are also banned and restricted. Yes, everything generally 'gets better' (if we define this loosely) each set.
But the reason Birthing Pod is banned is not because Creature X and Creature Y were too good when cheated out, but because no matter the amount of creatures you ban, Birthing Pod just does something stupid.
Similarly, GSZ is banned in Modern because in that format the ability to toolbox for 1 extra mana is just too much. You don't go ban all the creatures that make GSZ decks stupidly powered, you ban stupidly powerful GSZ.
I am not 100% on the train the Workshop the card is restrictable, but i do find the analogy to be suitable and logical.
Unlike Pod in Modern, though, restricting the problem cards can take an angle that doesn't upset other decks. In Modern, banning a long list of 'every creature that can combo with another creature' doesn't necessarily fix Pod (doesn't, because they print more creatures with more abilities all the time) but it does upset every other creature deck that may use those cards in a different context.
So i am generally in favor of leaving Workshop the card unrestricted, and restrict stuff from it that doesn't upset other decks (Ballista and Ravager possibly).