Today's article is going to be a fun one!
With Core Set 2020 Standard being relatively stagnant, and Modern waiting for a Hogaak ban, we content creators are left trying to fill a void. So, with that in mind, I decided to get Twitter to ask me some questions. Most of them are Magic-related, but some are more about me. Hopefully, this nugget of insight into my Magic career and life will be a fun read. The "mailbag" article is one that we content creators use sparingly, but it often leads to some of the most cathartic and thoughtful pieces we create. Mostly because we get to make it with you, the community! Let's get started.
What was your best post-tournament meal while on the SCG Tour®?— Christian Wright (@chpwright) August 7, 2019
Indianapolis. Ale Emporium.
I love going to Indy because that means I get to go to Ale Emporium. Their wings are literally the best wings I've ever had, and their deep dish pizza is also quite good. Even Ross Merriam, a vehement vegetarian, said that the Hermanaki wings were one of the few meats he missed the most. I don't know how they do it, but their "Hermanaki" style wings aren't wet, but they're still covered in sauce. I think they fry them and then grill them with sauce so that it caramelizes, but you might have to ask Herman himself.
What is the most interesting format than you have played— chris metz (@kipp14) August 6, 2019
That's actually a pretty interesting question, because I've played a ton of different "weird" formats over the years. I have to say that Mental Magic was probably my favorite, if only because very few games were ever the same, so long as you kept changing out the pile of cards you were playing from. It was always interesting to see who knew the "good cards" that said "draw a card" while doing the task you set out to do.
Stoneforge Mystic, safe to unban or still a menace deserving lock up in Modern?— BraDnT (@VertigoMagic) August 6, 2019
I've gone over this one a bunch of times in the past, but I think my answer is starting to change. I doubt it's "too good" for Modern, but that doesn't mean it should be Modern-legal.