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[Welcome back to Fact or Fiction ! Today, 2014 SCG Tour® Players' Champion , Brad Nelson, and 2016 SCG Tour® Players' Champion, Jim Davis, give their takes on five statements inspired by the latest Banned and Restricted announcement by Wizards of the Coast. . Read their responses and vote for the winner at the end!]
1. Unbanning Jace, the Mind Sculptor was a good decision.
Brad Nelson: Fact. Good is a relative term. What one perceives as good may contradict another's opinion as they deem it bad. For example, Shaheen Soorani thinks this unbanning is good since he will only play control decks. I, on the other hand, would normally consider this a bad decision since I don't want to play with control decks. That said, as a newly formed Eldrazi Tron player, I'm okay with this decision as Reality Smasher trumps the hell out of Jace, the Mind Sculptor.
As for Modern, I'm unsure just like everyone else. It may make the games more fun, but also could put a damper on the format. Luckily Modern is Modern, and by that I mean a giant dumpster fire of a format. There's a million decks that don't interact well with each other, and for many that's the selling point. The unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor perpetuates the fact that threats dominate answers in the format. WotC's decision to bring this card back just goes to show that they want Modern to be the format where you do cool stuff, and hope it's better than the cool stuff your opponent's doing.
Honestly, I'm fine with that.