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So by now you've heard all about this from any number of other sources, but you still haven't heard it from us!  At the San Diego Comic Con and Pax Australia, Wizards decided to announce a lot of nonsense about the future of Magic.  So of course, we decided to give our two cents about all of that.  There's plenty of talk about some upcoming Helvault-style silliness for Theros, From the Vault: Twenty reveals, Commander previews, and probably some other stuff. 

Then we went with a listener idea! Our old buddy Beach (no longer Beach, but it's how everyone knows him) asked us to hit the Commander Banned List and give our opinions on the cards there.  So we went through all of them, rattling off reasons why we think each card should or should not be on the list.  Then we threw out a few cards that we think probably should be on there that currently aren't.  It was a fun discussion, we hope you guys enjoy it!

The Deck Brian liked
http://admin.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=57494

SCG's SDCC roundup
http://www.starcitygames.com/news/177_Theros+Information+and+more!

GM's SDCC roundup
http://www.gatheringmagic.com/greg-haenig-news-07202013-san-diego-comiccon-panel-roundup/

Commander preview cards
http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

New Commander product
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1281

Extended is dead
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/other/07222013

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – Not Afraid by Eminrm - http://www.eminem.com

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