PROTRADER: The Watchtower 12/11/17

By: Travis Allen

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You’ve heard quite a few personalities talking about how healthy Modern has looked for several months now, myself included. That’s still true, and the two Modern GP’s mostly bore that out. I’m hearing more and more people get annoyed with Tron, though. And it had a great weekend, so it’s not just empty rhetoric. Is it bannable? Probably not, at least not yet. A good weekend doesn’t immediately require excision. It’s not about the performance with Tron though, it’s the experience of the gameplay. Some decks can be a little too good and be completely fine in the format because the nature of the games is fairly enjoyable, win or lose. Think Death’s Shadow. Other decks can be axed not because they’re overpowered, but because they’re miserable to play against. Think Eggs.

Tron is probably a touch better than it needs to be, and while it’s certainly nowhere near as heinous as Eggs, it does have some questionable features. For instance, it can generate seven mana with three lands.

Other than that, it’s a quiet time of year. Players are playing less Magic, money is going to gifts and dreidels, and there will be a dearth of events between now and January. This column is going to be tough to write for the next month.

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