I hate Modern! Okay I don't really hate Modern but it's really hard to have fun playing unless you run the meta and I hate running the meta. Modern is full of cards that are really absurd in their power level, this means that any new deck has a high bar to beat. This has lead to Modern sort of boring me, brewing is nigh impossible unless it's just tinkering with sideboards and slight variations on the main board. Thus comes an idea similar to the difference between Legacy and Vintage. Ladies, gentlemen, wizards of all ages meet Fringer (pronounced Frin-jer). Fringer is like Modern but with a much, much, muuuuuch larger ban list (see below). So let's get into this.
The ban list for Fringer consists of the basic list of Modern staples as well as the Modern ban list. This totally wipes out the top decks of Modern. Each deck has had most of its pieces nuked from legality making Fringer a super open environment. If there was ever a deck you wanted to try but despite how good it was it just couldn't compete at the top tables Fringer is here for you! On top of this completely open meta Fringer also could seemingly be very budget friendly. A lot of the banned cards are super high value with the price of owning a single copy of every card on the ban list totalling around 3,900 dollars. So if you've got a card box full of jank rares and sorta playable chaff now is the time to crack that box and make a deck. Fringer is a love letter to the mad scientists out there, you have your parameters now break this system. Modern isn't my format but I wanted to throw in a deck idea that I like as a sort of starting point, no idea if it'll actually be viable as Fringer evolves but it's where my mind went.
So Fringer is weird. A 223 card ban list is really really massive and honestly it could get larger. As of this writing Fringer has no players and I need your help to change that. This is a new world being birthed, it's all yours to take control of! Make a deck and post it below, introduce your friends to Fringer and try and spread the word.
East2West is an aspiring writer from NJ currently seeking fame and fortune on the internet. She's been playing Magic since Zendikar block (the original one) and is a commander player with one deck for each two color pair and one for each single color. The only non EDH deck she plays is her own personal Pauper brew, Pauper Eggs. Follow her on her newly created and probably soon to be underused twitter @East2WestMTG.