Quote from Personman »I guess this actually leads me to an interesting idea – I'd been thinking for a while that it would be nice to repeat a format occasionally, to allow for meta development. But what if instead we tried two consecutive weeks in which we first do a format as 3CH, and then once people have seen what's out there, we run it again as 2CH?
Quote from PerfectHandMagic »On a separate topic, I like to keep the ban list as a short as is reasonable, which means there are usually some number of cards that I keep on an informal watch list. At the moment, that list consists of two cards:
1) Time Vault
Time Vault / Voltaic Key shows up less than I expect it to, but the combo nonetheless makes me a bit nervous every time I run a land rule format with more than two cards (or two cards with a built-in win condition).
2) Dark Depths
Originally, Vampire Hexmage was banned instead, because – of the two cards – Depths is the one that could still see play. Depths does see play and does so more than I'd anticipated. That's not necessarily a problem, as its results are inconsistent. What I'm interested in is how players feel about the card; does it feel oppressive/stifling, or is it just a good win condition?
I'm interested in reading players' thoughts on these two cards. Also, are there any other cards that should be on my watch list?