Episode 120— October 24th, 2022

The Duality of Power Outliers

Introduction to Topic
Listener Submitted Pack 1, Pick 1
The Similarities Between Playing Multiple Constructed Formats and Having Multiple Cubes
Managing a Format Quantitatively and Metagaming
“Good Magic” Purists
Coping with the Evolution of a Game, Format, or Metagame
Using Counterplay to Evaluate Power Outliers
Letting Your Local Meta Shake Out
Concluding Thoughts

Andy and Anthony respond to an episode of The Eternal Glory Podcast on the recent pauper bans. Drawing comparisons between managing a constructed format with bans and Cube design, the boys examine the difference between welcome power outliers and toxic, ban-worthy cards, talk about the nature of evolving metagames, small and large, and interrogate the concept of a “good Magic purist”.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from Lukas’s The Horror Of Innistrad cube.

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