Quote from FirstSwordOfBant »Sword of the animist?
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?
Quote from Superbajt »Just to absolutely clarify: they are not counted as a part of the hand, so in this round, if I draft 5 normal cards and a Conspiracy, I submit 3 normal cards and make choices for a Conspiracy, and my submission may look like it had 4 cards?