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First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast that discusses competitive and social aspects of the game. In this episode, the banhammer has dropped and KYT moderates the debate topics between Doug Potter, Robert Lombardi, AND Bryan Gottlieb.

  • (01:34) New Standard Bans: Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler’s Copter, and Reflector Mage, agree or disagree?
  • (16:53) What will Standard now look like after the bans?
  • (26:10) New Modern Bans: Golgari Grave-Troll, Gitaxian Probe, what do they think?
  • (35:57) Additional B&R announcement window 5 weeks after the Pro Tour. Is this a good move?
  • (52:51) Should Pros be writing about their preparations prior to the Pro Tour?
  • (1:04:58) Do the Standard bans mean that Robert wins the UW vs GB Delerium argument?

You hosts on Twitter:

KYT – @kytmagic
Doug Potter – @DougPkr
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Bryan Gottlieb – @BryanGo