Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Points Announcement: Streets of New Capenna

The format is reasonably stable at the moment, and there have been few big events with intermingled communities, so we’re only making a small set of changes for this release. In addition to this, the last points update was one of the larger ones we’ve done for some time. On top of these factors, if we’re bringing on a new committee member in the near future, it felt like we should involve them in any big pointing decisions.

Points Update NEO

Points Announcement: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

First of all to acknowledge the hit to UR decks:

Decks with the Izzet core (URx) were given a pass the previous points announcement; It was theorised that the large presence of Thassa’s Oracle combo was keeping away predators of URx decks.

Crimson Vow

Points Announcement: Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Thassa’s Oracle (+1 to 4 Points) Since it’s printing Thassa’s Oracle has quickly risen to the top as one of the best combo decks of the format. The combo itself, outside of targeted discard and counter magic, is difficult to interact with. We acknowledge that due to the prevalence of this combo, players have come up with creative ways outside of counter magic to interact with the combo. We believe this card is one of the best win conditions in combo decks – Best flash hulk, best hermit druid, best breach win con etc. We held off pointing this package… Read More »Points Announcement: Innistrad: Crimson Vow

D&D: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS

Points Announcement: D&D: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS

It has been a tumultuous couple of months for 7 Point Highlander. We’ve had the biggest event the format has ever seen (200+ players, beating our previous record of 98). We’ve had a huge influx of new decks, new people, new opinions and great new ideas. In addition to this, the Committee has been discussing how we should react to ‘fire’ design decisions from wizards. Should we just accept them, or should we use the points system as a mechanism to slow the pace of power creep in the format? Ultimately we decided that – while we can’t *stop* wizards… Read More »Points Announcement: D&D: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS