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We're back with Level 3 judge and SCG writer Chris Lansdell to finish up the history of the Banned & Restricted List. From the Day 0 Modern Banned List to the most recent cleanup of the miserable state of Standard, we're covering it all! And since all the announcements still exist, we can give you actual explanations for each banning and unbanning. Then we'll wrap it all up by discussing why there is a B&R list and the reasons for constantly updating it.

Just remember - Dark Ritual is fine.

Timeline of DCI bans & restrictions: http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Timeline_of_DCI_bans_and_restrictions
History of the Banhammer, Pt 1: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-462/
History of the Banhammer, Pt 2: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-465/
Check out Chris Lansdell's articles: http://www.starcitygames.com/tags/ChrisLansdell 

Check out the sweet cards inspired by our MTG RPG campaign from Shai Ofer! - http://themanapool.com/created-cards/custom-cards-trivester/

 

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Direct download: Episode_472_-_History_of_the_Banhammer_pt_3.mp3
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Karim, Alaric, and The Angel are back to explore more of Trivester and see what they can get into! We're heading towards a huge tree, losing our way, and getting into a scrape with goblins! At least I get to use my awesome sword! Much love to Jars for the amazing map!

After that, we're catching up on stuff - Mike's prereleases, Dirk's job hunt, my trip to Busch Gardens, and Brian's anniversary!

In case you’re completely lost, Brian created this MTG RPG from scratch and we periodically play it on the show. This campaign is called Heirs of Trivester. If you’d like to hear the previous installments, here are some links to get you caught up!

Character Creation - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-407/
Part 1 - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-423/
Part 2 - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-430/
Part 3 - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-450/

 

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The dorks are covering the rest of Hour of Devastation since the full set was revealed immediately after we recorded last week. There are quite a few bits of good stuff left. There's a lot of art on commons and uncommons that is just awesome too, so we'll be sure to point that out.

And there are discussions of StarCraft and copyright claim at the end. Just a warning.

Hour of Devastation Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/hour-devastation
Striped Riverwinder full art - http://imgur.com/gHOCZb4


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Direct download: Episode_470_-_Learning_to_Attack_Charitably.mp3
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The dorks are taking another look at Hour of Devastation previews! Torments, afflictions, curses, eternalization, more Hours, and lots of sand. I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating...and it gets everywhere.

Also, now ALL my horses can be amazing, and there's a zombie camel. Oh yeah, you read that right.

Hour of Devastation Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/hour-devastation
Hour of Devastation Tokens - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/tokens-hour-devastation-2017-06-29

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Direct download: Episode_469_-_This_Plane_is_So_Boned.mp3
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