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Good art on a black card gives you the shivers.
Posted By: divine_exodus (9/15/2010 4:48:19 PM)
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Erik's Random card 6/24/2011
This card was not in the design hand off. Instead, design put in Oversold Cemetery.

However Alara block had a lot of cycling creatures, and our FFL was soon based around Oversold Cemetery generating +1 card per turn, with various disruptive effects. The FFL'rs asked for this to be replaced, so I made it a hole. That means that this card does not exist, and we will be back with another card soon.

I sent out a batch of "hole submission requests" with lose de***ions such as "a rare black non-creature card." I tend to send out about 5 or so in a batch. If there are too many, people look at the long request and often send nothing.

Later we had a meeting to look at each of the holes, the submissions, the rest of the file, and figure what should go in. Typically our printout of the file is in WUBRG order, so I like to put the submission in the same order. When we got to the "rare black non-creature card" hole, Matt Place started reading his copy of th... (see all)
Posted By: ErikLauer (6/25/2011 12:01:46 AM)
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Solid card, but it suffers from the Doubling Season effect.
Hey guys, I thought of a great "combo" with this! It's called every card in the game that makes you gain life.
Posted By: Artscrafter (3/4/2011 11:36:50 AM)
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This card will most likely find its best use in W/B decks, or maybe even B/G decks.
But Johnny will definitely also be happy about the new use for his Illusions of Grandeur.
Posted By: Mode (8/3/2009 5:35:51 AM)
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Better than most of the enchantments in the set. It is really nice when you think about creatures with lifelink doing double the damage with this out.
Posted By: Swiftgamer18 (7/11/2009 6:31:57 PM)
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This card can be good in the right circumstances. For one, it makes basic lifegain spells that much more viable. You tend to think a lot differently of angel's mercy when it becomes burn 7 gain 7 for 4 rather than just lifegain. Best w/b combos with this card - necromancer's covenant, tainted sigil, tendrils of corruption, deathgreeter, soul warden. however, fairly high cost, and very situational. Needless to say, by itself, or as a topdeck, this card fails completely. 4/5
Posted By: Grimn777 (7/29/2009 1:22:18 PM)
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... and now I'm gonna double my lifepoints! Oh, and you lose btw, haha!
Posted By: Aun (5/21/2010 6:03:18 PM)
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this card has quite a narrow scope: it is killer in a dedicated deck, but it is not versatile. still, fun to play in a b/w lifegain deck.
Posted By: tantallum99 (4/15/2011 6:41:31 PM)
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I very much agree with the Lulz comment. This is just silly with my life-gain decks. The Orzhov clan will do very well in the casual circuits with this enchantment!
Posted By: depolarization (7/15/2009 6:44:31 AM)
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this plus blood tribute equals unforseen win
Posted By: D_king (1/24/2010 12:39:27 PM)
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