After weeks of nail-biting anticipation, the Delver haters stayed up late to read the sage words of the DCI in hopes of a ban to shake up the format. Would it be Ponder? Would it be more surgical? After a run of strong performances by Reanimator and Sneak and Show strategies, some players were hoping for Griselbanned as well. The late night ban-hawks furiously pounded their refresh buttons and wore out their F5 keys as the moment finally came…
Welcome back to Legacy, Land Tax!
Standard remained entirely unscathed and Delver of Secrets appears to have been saved by a Vapor Snag only to be replayed and blind-flipped again into the foreseeable future. Read on for the Twitter reaction to these changes and the changes to Commander.
I'm not sure if anything needs to be banned. Stop being babies, play better...— Joel Niddrie (@JoelNiddrie) June 19, 2012
Countdown to ban hammer time. Unban mystical tutor!!— Casey Hupke (@darthcasey) June 19, 2012
2 mins until Twitter explodes #mtg— Trav☃️ (@Tromps4) June 20, 2012
As if a million voices hit Refresh at once and were suddenly silenced.— immanentize the eschaton (@lowbeyonder) June 20, 2012
Announcement Date: June 20, 2012— Joe Spanier (@FoundOmega) June 20, 2012
Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Standard, Extended, Modern, Vintage
Land Tax is Unbanned.
Booyah.— Nina Illingworth (@CardboardWitch) June 20, 2012
Sundering Titan seems really out of the blue. Why let it go this long and the kill it. Still hope for Banning Tooth & Nail I suppose.— 🍍🍕Jud🍕🍍 (@GUDoug) June 19, 2012
Hovermyr Still Legal in All Formats. So Are All the Other Things. #mtg— Nathan Holt (@WalkThePlanes) June 20, 2012
No standard changes? Ambitious.— Mike Linnemann (@mikelinnemann) June 20, 2012
delver dodges!— Seth Burn (@SethBurn) June 20, 2012
That’s a cute unbanning. I’be only seen Land Tax used in cube, I’m curious how it will affect Legacy.— C. Allen (@psychicbattle) June 20, 2012
Huh, looks like Land Tax is sold out at a bunch of places now #mtg— Trav☃️ (@Tromps4) June 20, 2012
Somewhere out there Wasteland is crying in a dark corner #Landtaxisunbanned— Vivek Soi (@vivek_soi) June 20, 2012
@Antknee42 glad i bought my judge foil one for my cube already. that thing will double or triple overnight— Wizards Asylum (@WizardsNorman) June 20, 2012
I guess my foil Griselbrand is still a good trade piece then. Yay.— Anthony Avitollo (@Antknee42) June 20, 2012
Well that was anticlimactic.— Jennifer Dery (@Legenndery) June 20, 2012
What's that Twitter. They made Legacy better? Yeah. Who said things were not getting banned. This guy. Assholes.— Conrad Bigfoot (@samdavisboyhero) June 20, 2012
@revisedangel you should do a 20 tweets "the ban that didnt happen"— The Card Nexus (@TheCardNexus) June 20, 2012
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