Sun, 3 November 2019
Pioneer was announced as a brand new competitive format, which is something that hasn't happened on this scale since Modern was announced 8 years ago. We thought it would be cool to go back and look at the history of competitive Magic formats since the beginning. We're talking Type I, Type II, Type 1.5, and even Type 1.x. Remember Extended? Poor Extended.
To clarify, we're only talking about Constructed formats that were sanctioned for paper to play at premier events. No online-only formats (though we will mention a couple standouts) and no casual formats (though Commander and Brawl do get honorable mentions for being officially-sanctioned casual formats).
And go easy on Dirk, who is 100% kitchen table and didn't even know what Pioneer was until we got to that part of the episode. We forgot he doesn't pay any attention whatsoever to Magic news.
And we finish this episode up with two quick Magic Mad Libs from Magnor Criol!
Pioneer announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21
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