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It's kind of like selling someone the best umbrella ever created for a dollar, but as a part of the cost they have to walk home in the rain. It's not going to matter, and you've just given them something awesome for far less than you should have.
Posted By: ratchet1215 (7/18/2010 10:20:01 PM)


I used this card in Shandalar, too (it's the only place you're likely to ever get a chance.) Every bit as broken as you'd expect. Often I'd cast it when I still had most of my hand, just because I was out of land or something and didn't want to fall behind curve -- still totally worth it.

How did this card continue to get published all the way into Revised?
Posted By: Aquillion (3/26/2013 10:30:12 PM)


This is the most powerful card ever printed. No other card offers so much for one mana. Sure, Yawgwin turns a full library into your hand for the rest of the turn, but at three times the cost of this card. Seven cards for B? Yowza.
Posted By: Leftconsin (12/31/2008 12:37:14 AM)


Whoa. Ban-worthy for two separate reasons - ante card and an unholy power level. I'd say this beats even Ancestral Recall, Black Lotus and Time Walk.
Posted By: Rainyday2012 (7/27/2009 3:33:00 PM)


Milling yourself shouldn't be a problem unless you forget to try to win.
Posted By: desolation_masticore (2/4/2011 2:58:06 AM)


Kinda odd how the most powerful card in Magic is worthless.
Posted By: scorpiolegend (7/11/2011 10:35:47 PM)


This is the best card ever made. You're not likely to lose when you can draw seven cards this easily.
Posted By: SleetFox (11/4/2010 1:04:48 PM)


easily the most powerful card ever printed. what difference does it make if you ante another card? you're going to win the game regardless. empty your hand, draw 7 for one mana. this card is ridiculous. anyone who has played games with this card knows that it's more powerful than any of the power 9.

@zekedog, i loved that microprose game. played it non-stop for years. SHANDALAR!! here's a simple solution to your decking issue: timetwister. 4 of them.
Posted By: gasimakos1 (5/10/2011 11:11:53 AM)


Somehow this feels like, even for Alpha, it was poorly developed >.>

No life payment whatsoever? How can that be right?! This is LITERALLY the Top Down 'deal with the Devil' card in Magic! Somehow merely discarding your hand doesn't feel like a payment...that's a mulligan.
Posted By: DarthParallax (2/18/2012 12:04:06 PM)


If you draw seven cards, you aren't gonna loose anyways...
Posted By: Nikeyeia (2/26/2010 10:51:36 AM)


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