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Yep, banned again. You may have been more surprised to learn that there was still a format in which Oko was legal.
Scouring Gatherer isn’t the most efficient way to do your Pauper brewing. Kendra Smith at CoolStuffInc has your back with an easy reference list of the playables in the format.
Lucas Berthoud at Hareruya looks at how to react to weird plays by your opponent.
Cavedan at Faithless Brewing has a podcast about how to handle Covid-19
It was a long 2019, and 2020 is still cleaning up some of the mistakes. Saffron Olive at MTGGoldfish looks at the way the discussion of bans has influenced the process.
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— ChannelFireball (@ChannelFireball) March 11, 2020
Also, this error message actually makes me happy. pic.twitter.com/8ryYoBXQq0
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) March 8, 2020
It’s a shame the next round of PTs might get cancelled because of Corona virus. Too bad there isn’t a contingency where the players could play from the comforts of their own home. Some program that was also impervious to cheating and IDs
— TN (@thinenagooyen) March 11, 2020
You: a creature of habit, sub-2000 Elo, eats regular cheddar Goldfish
— Matt Sperling (@sickofit) March 6, 2020
1/n A letter from Italy, please share: "I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the US has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this post because each of you, today,@JoyceLauNews @DrEricDing
— Zhou Lab (@ZhouLabUCR) March 11, 2020