Quote from Phosphorus »So I've given it a couple of days of thought, and my conclusion is twofold:
There are three-and-a-half major arguments for banning these in EDH.None of them hold up.
2. "TWD doesn't belong in Magic, so we should ban it on principle."
Ever since 1999, we have had an entire set pulled straight from another property: Portal: 3 Kingdoms. We have another one coming next year. Saying what aesthetically is "part of the game" and what isn't is entirely subjective and capricious: to use it as reasoning for a ban is dangerous. I have already seen reports of people excited to get in/back into the game with TWD as an impetus. Do we gatekeep them from using the cards that sparked their interest in one of the largest formats just because? I hope not.
(As an aside, I started following the game back in OG Ravnica. The number of things I've seen described as "not belonging" in Magic by now is too long to count.)
Quote from SarahSophiaPeterson »I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. If it's "it ruins my immersion" then why are other, real-world, things allowed? (like Arabian Nights, Shakespeare quotes, or Frankenstein's Monster)
I'm inclined to believe that people are upset about mechanically unique cards being limited-released, and, if that is the case, WHY ISN'T THE RESERVED LIST BANNED IN ALL FORMATS?
Quote from WarMachinePrime »Should have called this Opposite Masters as they spoil each good monetary reprint with a 25 cent piece of garbage.
Quote from Minoke »Well, Kor Sanctifiers is a disenchant on legs if you kick it. But this good boy won't turn on you and take out one of your own.
Quote from the n00b king »I've always a hard time wrapping my head around this thing.
So if you cast this, do you draw 2? Because it counts itself no? If the spell checks the grave for copies upon resolution, wouldn't the card itself be in the grave at that time?
Quote from user-11102155 »so they ban a 2 card win combo (karn and lattice) that costs 10 mana (usually) in total, that can basically go of turn 4 in ideal situations
now we have a 2 card win combo (heliod and balista) that costs 9 mana (usually) in total, that can basically go of turn 4 in ideal situations
AND WE WAIT AND SEE ? thank you wizards... guess i gotta cancel gp brussels...
Quote from Ritokure »Also, if you want to jank it up, you can enchant the Labyrinth with cards like Racecourse Fury and start picking off your opponent's board.