Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »[...]Shouldn't we get to have a real primer, instead of the actual "compendium" of cards in the opening page? I think this could be beneficial for the community, as most of the lists proposed are old. We're already past the Finks/RestoAngel era.
Of course, I'm by no means denigrating wpgstevo@'s work, and I thank him for opening the thread. But, personally speaking, I'd like to have a better insight of strategy/variations/lists/match-ups in the primer.[...]
Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »@wpgstevo
Running 3 Negate and 0 Leak means folding to Primeval Titan and Vizier CoCo most of the time. Nobody likes the fact that Leak is dead in the late-game, but you can't actually play only non-creature-counterspells in your list (Cryptic is too slow for this purpose).
Quote from Drekavac »People really are kind. I'm single-handedly holding back Modern? Do I do emergency bans too? I'm trying really hard not use slander in my comments here but expecting the same courtesy seems like a fool's errand.
I've playing Jund for years now (before bbe was banned) and I honestly don't see how you don't jam 4 BBE in every list. Find me someone who thinks otherwise and I'll show you a bold-faced liar.
Funny thing is I wasn't even against the unban as such. I just wanted to point out some potential side effects of such a move but here I am holding the format back and throwing spokes into the wheel of progress...
Quote from BlueTronFTW »I still don't get the unbans. We have grindy interactive decks at the top of the format. Why do they need to be supplanted by Jund or Abzan running BBE or SFM? I played a four round modern event last night and played UW control twice, Abzan once, and finally Grixis Delver. I looked around, and granted out of about thirty people I barely saw Affinity, Valakut, maybe two burn decks, and myself on Storm. My real question: how does the format improve with BBE, SFM, or JTMS unbans?