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"Restrict this? Ugh you sissy. When I started playing there was NO SUCH THING as a Restricted list, it hadn't been thought up yet. If you think this card is so bad, go play against a TRUE Balance deck, one that has 12 Balance, 12 Jade Statue, and Moxes, and nothing else, and watch how every turn you're discarding your hand, and killing everything you have in play while they then activate Statues to send over to you. Or better yet, play someone like me who kept a copy of a Stasis deck around with 4 Kismet, 4 Time Elemental, and 4 Stasis, and then threw in Chronatogs to make you sit there doing NOTHING until you decked yourself. Can't understand how people can whine about a Land when years ago Library of Alexandria was unrestricted and so was Ancestral Recall."

Both Stasis and Balance decks were so fun to play against that they should be the kind of things Wizards tries to preserve and replicate. Magic: the game where you have cards you can't play -- try keeping that bus... (see all)
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/4/2011 6:01:40 PM)


This is not restricted because players who'd forked over $$$ for a playset started whining...go figure
Posted By: spectermonger (3/25/2010 6:48:02 PM)


Wait why didn't Mishra win the war?

Oh and technically Mishra is not necessarily canonically dead (along with squee), Hes just chilling in what remains of the seventh or sixth sphere i believe.
Posted By: Gramcrackers (12/13/2010 2:57:45 PM)


Where's the scars of mirrodin reprint?


I just noticed the face in the art. It's like:

Posted By: divine_exodus (4/22/2011 5:44:44 PM)


This could give you only {2} and still be immensely playable. Compare with Temple of the False God, which won't even give you mana for multiple turns. This thing gives you mana right from turn 1, and with all the mana rocks available you can start churning out a bunch of stuff that aren't even artifacts.
Posted By: sarroth (12/6/2011 1:36:55 PM)


I love how slackwarewolf goes on about his 20 Black Lotus, 20 Plague Rat decks here, then on other cards talks about how ante was designed to prevent people from buying their way to victory. It's delicious hypocrisy, to the point where I think he's just a huge troll. If he's not, I have a message for him: It's not 1993 anymore. The game has changed. Get over it.

Yeah, this card is broken in half. Didn't the antiquities designers realize that this card would pretty much put an upper limit on how good they could make artifacts? Two of these and I can pop out a Wurmcoil Engine on turn 2... turn 1 if I have a Black Lotus, lol. Oh well, at least it's next to impossible to get, so we don't have to worry about that.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (11/24/2012 11:43:38 AM)


This is what happens to lands who say their prayers and take their vitamins. Even if they hang posters of Tolarian Academy on their walls...
Posted By: stygimoloch (12/1/2008 3:16:02 PM)


They should have realized what they were doing even back then.

Seriously, this is absurd.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/11/2010 10:25:27 PM)


Just imagine this card in Mirrodin. It would dominate.
Posted By: Dr_Draco (7/15/2009 5:17:19 PM)


One of the cornerstones of Vintage and one of the best lands ever printed...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/2/2009 1:22:04 PM)