First Strike #23 – From Standard Reactions To Limited Receptions


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KYT, Robert, and Vince have something to say about the pre-Amonkhet Banned & Restricted announcements, and share their experiences with the new Limited format.

  • (00:01:39) First reactions to no bannings in Standard.
  • (00:12:39) Is Modern finally diverse enough to earn no bannings?
  • (00:17:06) Did the changes to the combat shortcut rules hit the mark?
  • (00:24:38) Amonkhet is up on MTGO, and the oddities of the mechanics of Exert and the new split cards.
  • (00:30:23) So how were the Prereleases? First impressions of the Amonkhet mechanics in Limited.
  • (00:45:00) Potential Amonkhet strategies and the strength of removal in this Limited.
  • (00:50:34) Did someone really get banned from MTGO after bragging about false reimbursement requests?
  • (00:55:19) Is Krark-Clan Ironworks still good in Modern?
  • (00:57:51) Sensei’s Divining Top banned in Legacy, and the impact on the price of the Invocation Counterbalance.
  • (00:59:13) Which cards did the guys change their minds about during the Prerelease?
  • (01:10:18) Rob’s tinfoil hat: is there a reason behind Iconic Masters at Hascon in September?

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First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast hosted by KYT that discusses the week’s hottest competitive and social topics of the game.