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Anyone who thinks Gitaxian Probe should not be restricted has no clue about this format.

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@garbageaggro said in Quality of Experience - An Alternate Take on B&R:
The thing i have actually heard most in playing magic for 20+ years is "counterspells aren't fun"

This is the most common argument of new players, because they don't want their 19 mana Big Dumb Creature to be Cancelled.

BUT... in reality, People don't like NOT playing Magic. New players feel that getting their stuff countered is not allowing them to play Magic, but tournament players know that this isn't necessarily true. However, Workshops are designed to LITERALLY have a player not play Magic, which is why I feel most people historically have been frustrated with the archetype. And people have that feeling of Dredge as well, but this is mostly because the Game 1 is so much slanted in the favor of Braindead 2/2s.

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Sounds like I’ll be there to Jeskai people out again.

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The biggest problem with Restrictions in my opinion is that there are so many cards that were restricted, and stay restricted, with no real regards for how they interact with cards printed since their restriction.

You really want a spring cleaning? Wizards should come out and say, basically, **We are doing a grand experiment with regards to vintage. We are unrestricting every card that is not incredibly obviously detrimental to the game as it relates to the Vintage Format. We will closely watch the format and make adjustments via restrictions every announcement until the format balances itself **

I think the following cards could be unrestricted (WITH this theory in mind).
Demonic Consultation
Imperial Seal
Lion's Eye Diamond
Lodestone GOlem
Lotus Petal
Memory Jar
Thorn of Amythest

There is a VERY HIGH chance that many of these cards get re-restricted, but I'd be very interested to know what Lion's Eye Diamond could do in a format that has more than Force of Will/Duress/Mana Drain to interact with it, and I'd also like to see how Memory Jar would play out. Keep in mind, I'm not proposing this as a permanent solution - Wizards would just Re-restrict anything dominating every 3 months until the format re-balanced itself with a PROPER list.

As an FYI, this would be the new list to start with for my theory.

Ancestral Recall
Black Lotus
Chalice of the Void
Demonic Tutor
Dig Through Time
Gitaxian Probe
Library of Alexandria
Mana Crypt
Mana Vault
Merchant Scroll
Mind's Desire
Monastery Mentor
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mystical Tutor
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Time Vault
Time Walk
Tolarian Academy
Treasure Cruise
Vampiric Tutor
Wheel of Fortune
Yawgmoth's Will

Flash stays on because of the interaction with Academy Rector.

Brainstorm stays on because it would be an automatic 4x in any deck that taps for blue mana, and would create what happened in 2007 again, where every deck was a brainstorm deck.

Chalice and Trinisphere stay on for their ability to create non-games.

Gitaxian Probe stays on because Free perfect information is bad for any competitive game.

The tutors stay on because of the other unrestrictions. I would love to unrestrict Merchant Scroll, but couldn't in a format with 4 gush and 4 fastbond.

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Every time I read what was in those, they get better.

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(Again, I am not associated, just posting for visibility)

Sunday, March 24, 2019
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Jund is a good answer. I think Jet/Ruby/Emerald might actually be better than Lotus + any 2 moxes.

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Why not sell of all the power, buy Bazaars, and just have Pitch Dredge together?

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I have tried so hard, but I don't see a single reason why Mystic Remora would be good in this deck. Your mana sources make keeping it around very hard, you're not a combo deck, so outside an early Mentor or Pyromancer, you don't have ways to make your opponent play into it, and furthermore, without a full manabase, you don't have ways to keep it around long.

If I was on Outcome, I'd just wait out the Remora - and if I was on any other deck, I'd just shrug, thank you for wasting resources turn after turn, and fade you with creatures. Either the brown variety, the green variety, or Mentor/Pyromancer of my own.

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The Remora are incredibly greedy with 3 moxes and 16 lands.

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In my opinion the moxes and lotus are extremely important to making the deck function - but if you like the deck, you definitely can try it.