So this is it, the moment that everyone has been crying out for.
For most of you the reasons for this banning are obvious: Magic was no longer fun to play.
There will be many articles going over the logistics and reasoning for tonight’s announcement and a good portion will be better than I could write, so I’ll just give you the summary and you can argue and discuss in the comments. Pretty much every one of us here at Mana Deprived will be joining in with our two cents, so fire away.
[Card]Jace, the Mind Sculptor[/Card] and [Card]Stoneforge Mystic[/Card] are banned, effective on July 1st 2011. The exception to this is that if you buy the “War of Attrition” pre-constructed deck, you are allowed to play the deck exactly as is (with Stoneforge) – but change one card and it is an illegal deck. A small thing to note is that the date this ban becomes effective is July 1st (Canada Day), meaning any Standard event taking place before then will still allow you to play Jace and Stoneforge for one last hurrah!
Now which deck will take dominance?
Will it be Bloodthirsty Vampires?
[Card]Mountain[/Card]s that hurt you?
Will [Card]Vengevine[/Card] smash some face?
Or will blue decks manage to survive?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!