There's been a lot of talk lately that the cpa has not been doing what it was made to do. If you need clarification on what this is, read the mission statement. I'm not going to get into "where is the cpa headed" or "what needs to be done at the cpa", because I don't think it's my place to say. I'm not a casual player. What I'm trying to do is rekindle the flames of the cpa, and talk about what Wizards of the Coast needs to be Paying attention to. Ok, the topic of this dicussion is: DO YOU THINK RISHADAN PORT SHOULD BE BANNED? I do not believe it should. I believe that a card that should be banned needs to fall into one of the following categories: (Creatues not included-see below) a) When it hits the table you will almost always win b) It is severly undercosted WITHOUT a drawback c) It is broken AND it can be put into any deck d) It is broken AND there is a lack of cards that can deal with it Rishadan port does not fit snugly into any of these categories. I've been to enough tournaments to know that it will not win you the game. It will benefit you a lot, but it wont win you the game. Since it is a land, it can't be undercosted. C and D are where people are going to argue with me. IN MY OPINION, I don't think the port is broken. Even if it is considered broken, I don't think the port fits into every deck. In fact, I've gotten many funny faces from people at tournaments for putting ports in what they thought was a rebel deck. There are a lack of cards to deal with it, but this only matters if you consider it to be broken. Many of my friends have disagreed with me on my categories. Many of the cards that people consider should be banned do not fit into my categories. Let's take Yagmoth's Bargain, for expample, It does not fit into a,b,c, and it doesn't really fit into d. This doesn't mean that it's not a good card, rather it's not a card that needs to be banned. The problem with bargain is that when you combine it with other cards (academy rector) it creates a devestating combo. If you look at many of the cards that are banned, perticualry the power nine, you will see that they fit into at least one of these categories. Gaea's cradle, is not banned, but I think that it fits nicely into category d. To my knowledge(I've only been playing since alliances) no creature has ever been banned. This is because they are teh easist permanent to get rid of, because of combat. In my opinion, I think it will be a long time untill we see a creature banned. Morphling is the closest creature that qualifies to being banned. So, In conclusion, I blieve that Rishadan Port is a very powerful card, but not one that needs to be banned.