We all remember the Modern Event Deck fondly. At least, we remember anticipating it fondly. Even once we found out it was going to be Black/White Tokens, we were all very excited that surely there would be some Marsh Flats or Bitterblossom.
We all know how that turned out (disappointingly). But that doesn't mean the Event Deck itself was a failure. And who would know better than the lead designer on the product?
Enter Ben Hayes. He definitely sheds some good light on the subject in an interview with Hipsters of the Coast.
"We tried our best to make sure that this product would get to the people who wanted to use it to play Modern, so a lot of the restrictions I had were related to the MSRP we chose. I do believe I had to get fairly creative to find a deck that I could make competitive with my restrictions."
This makes a lot of sense. After all, it's not exactly getting new people into Modern if we all just buy the deck to break it apart for a few cards. Anyway, you can read the entire interview here if you're interested, and it's well worth your time.