[Free Podcast] SMIP 96: The 2019 Year in Review


Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review the year in Vintage, and award their annual Moxy awards for Best Card, Best Set, Best Deck, and Best Story of 2019.


0:01:00: Announcements
0:05:40: The Year in Data
0:45:00: Best Card
1:13:35: Best Set
1:26:27: Best Deck
1:36:29: Story of the Year
2:06:00: Rise of Skywalker Review
Total runtime: 2:51:32
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last edited by Smmenen

I really agree with your point about cards that are banned in some formats not necessarily being mistakes. I think there were a lot of genuine mess-ups in 2019, but some of the stuff that I see people deride as huge mistakes are cards that I think are great. Veil of Summer is a good example--too strong for standard I guess, but I think it's a good addition to Magic as a whole and I'm glad it wasn't held back by Standard-centric design.

This was a good listen! The data presented for card of the year was really interesting, thanks for putting it together Kevin. If you ever have extra time when producing this, I'd love it if you included some data for cards from other years in this section for comparison.

For instance, I'd be interested to see the numbers for Jace, The Mind Sculptor or Jace, Vryn's Prodigy brought up when talking about the power of Narset, or Nature's Claim/Disenchant when discussing Force of Vigor.

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