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Black and White rotation confirmed. This is too easy.
Does anybody else foresee what I do? They are doing this because after this year they will make a rotation for Expanded and cut most of, if not all B&W out.
I suppose, but something really needs to change with that format. It's such a smoking crater right now, it might as well be Unlimited.I’m seeing this more of them trying to better support a format that, despite having more support in the last couple years, is still regarded as a “red-headed stepchild” format.
Reprinting ace specs and some of the more popular Expanded stuff means it’s easier for people to get into Expanded.
Where it stands, unless you get your ace specs in the off season between NAIC and Worlds, you are going to pay through the nose to get them.
I suppose, but something really needs to change with that format. It's such a smoking crater right now, it might as well be Unlimited.
Praying for no Tropical Beach reprint cuz I still have mine from worlds
Expanded is far from a mess. It’s pretty diverse and the meta is super mappable.
The only new factors is that Ray-Gx is virtually dead and Turbo Dark is tier 1, Pikachu & Zekrom-GX has lost a lot of footing, and Mewtwo & Mew-GX has made things slightly weird.
If you know what you’re looking at and what to look for, Expanded isn’t busted and hasn’t changed much
I feel like its a mess because new standard cards have to walk on egg shells or they'll get banned in expanded basically day 1. Seems kinda silly to have to either kneecap Standard because Expanded is too degenerate (hypothetically, but you have to think expanded has some effect on the design of new Standard cards) or ban cards all the time in a "we give up, we've lost control" kind of move.
I think this quote from Andrew Mahone's Twitter on a recent Expanded game kinda sums it up: "The game lasted 2 turns each and was a 20 minute game." This is hardly unusual. That feels like a smoking crater to me. How fun is that??