Quote from user-24327499 »I got a question regarding a card if it will ever get banned. Its about cyclonic rift. The card seems to me very powerfull being instant speed and only your opponents. There are a number of other options you have if it ever gets banned
Quote from cryogen »If we take them at their word (and honestly, if we can't then discussing or even worrying about the RC is pointless), the process is democratic with each member of the RC (not CAG) giving a -2 to +2 vote. -2 or +2 means they feel strongly about their position, -1 or +1 is they want the change but aren't pushing hard for it, and 0 is indifferent to it. And I guess there is some total score threshold, but honestly not sure what that is.
Quote from Hermes_ »What insight can you give that changed the stance of what looks like everyone on the RC given the following (many quotes)?
Quote from Yatsufusa »... I actually won?
It's been over 37 months since I started the SCD for Iona and 34 months since we all basically exhausted every argument regarding the card in one of the longer threads in this subforum. Even before I started the thread I sort of resigned myself to fate that because it wasn't played as much and even when it was played it doesn't always create the feel-bad/inverse archenemy scenario, so I only had the point that the scenario itself was bad enough as an experience that the other scenarios aren't exactly saving graces, especially for a card not really played to be a saving grace anyway.
Quote from bobthefunny »Since mtgcommander.net is still down, I'm linking to Sheldon's article at Star City Games, which has the text interspersed with his own comments.
If you're like me, you may find it useful to first read all the quoted sections of the Philosophy first, before delving into Sheldon's comments.
Exclusive: Updated Commander Philosophy Document - Sheldon Mennery (Star City Games)
(Note: When the official site comes back up, the link to the official document will be added, as well as have the contents pasted into this post for easier reading.)
Quote from papa_funk »The new philosophy document goes to great lengths to say "these are not a checklist," just some things we look for.
Honestly, if you want the most important sentence in that paragraph, I would bold "it combines with cards which players already have heavy incentives to play,"
Quote from Mishotem »Quote from Jivanmukta »Death to Iona.
What's Cryo? Can't figure that one out - it'll probably turn out to be something obvious.
Quote from Jivanmukta »Death to Iona.
Quote from Dunharrow »Hey Charlotte - how influential was the CAG in these three bannings?
Do you believe the banning of Paradox Engine 'because it seemingly wins out of nowhere' is consistent with previous bannings or if it is an indication of a newer philosophy?
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Can we make a thread to ask you questions about the announcement?