Hello and Happy Monday fellow Rogue Brewers!
The New Year of 2017 is starting off with a surprise update to the Ban and Restricted List for the Standard and Modern Magic: The Gathering formats. You can view the official update from “The Mothership” on the Wizards of the Coast website by clicking this link here. If you are not interested in reading the official statements about which cards are banned, the essential information you need to know effecting your favorite formats is that in Standard Smuggler’s Copter, Emrakul, the Promised End, and Reflector Mage are all now banned and in Modern Gitaxian Probe and Golgari Grave-Troll are both banned as well.
All of these updates will officially take effect with the release of Aether Revolt in the coming weeks, which gives the next couple of weeks to brew around the new bannings and recently spoiled set! To hear Kevin’s first take on the bans, how they will effect both brewing and organized play in the Standard and Modern formats check out the video below or on the official RogueDeckBuilder.com Youtube Channel!
Banlist UPDATE! Huge new bans in Modern and Standard – 1/9/2017