Dear Erik Lauer,
Open letter, regarding your article "January 28, 2013 DCI Banned ":
I’m part of a very active magic community in Richmond, VA. During my time at local pre-releases (prior to this article coming out), I heard multiple fellow players say that they were avoiding Modern PTQs because they feel the environment if overregulated. This is an opinion I have heard espoused since the creation of modern, and it has not gone away. Have you thought about an article explaining why there was a need to ban more cards to counteract the numbers that Jund is showing, as opposed to removing powerful alternatives from the banned list? I feel that this could help the community’s feelings toward modern more than mentioning the one card that has recently been removed from the banned list while banning two more?
I’m curious about the following:
stops Jund’s disruption, bolts, and explosive Deathrite shaman draws (by the way, this guy is everywhere)
oh, by the way, this is good against storm as well
Kills almost everything in the deck and recovers from the disruption
As Jund typically has a poor matchup against agro strategies
If you're using the idea that Jund is so prevalent wny aren't we unbanning any control cards in a format where there are next to no control decks
I’d appreciate anything you have to say in regard to the other side of the coin.
Thank you for your time and input,