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In one fell swoop, Wizards of the Coast has completely destroyed the format formerly known as Modern.
To some of us, that may not be such a bad thing. While I loved seeing Merfolk get its first Top 8 last week, I've also been on record for a few months now saying that the Delve cards had fundamentally altered Modern in such a way that I expected them to go. While doing that evaluation it also became painfully obvious that Birthing Pod, while technically "more fair" than Ancestral Recalls, was every bit as oppressive.
So it didn't come as a huge shock to see them all go. And while it understandably sucks for players who enjoyed those decks, there's no denying that the current reality is also exciting in its own way:
We have a brand new format.
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