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The Masque block storage lands are so much better than this, if you had something to untap it you could get storage counters. A much more intuitive way of doing it, and the land is open until end of turn.
Posted By: Deathtamoor (8/12/2010 5:27:08 PM)
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This is part of a cycle of "storage lands" from Fallen Empires which are all plagued by their slow, slow speed. At a time when land destruction was so rampant and cheap, this could easily set you back very very far. To give you some idea of how slow these lands are, note that they all enter the battlefield tapped, and then require you to tap to remove counters. To get more benefit than a simple Plains, you'd need to invest 4(!) turns. Compare this to Ruins of Trokair, and that cycle of lands, from the same set, which provide a little optional burst after they come into play tapped.

This one might be more playable than some of the others, due to white's combination of cheap quality creatures like Savannah Lions and White Knight, and its propensity to stall and control the board in the early days of Magic. Land Tax could allow you to fetch tons of lands, while you continu... (see all)
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/12/2013 10:52:26 AM)
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The problem with lands like this and their potential combinations with Doubling Season / Gilder Bairn or Proliferate is that you still have to spend mana to get mana. Usually, getting a net gain isn't worth it unless you have an Variable Colorless cost worth paying.

But if you're patient, I suppose it wouldn't be bad.
Posted By: Weretarrasque (2/22/2011 8:30:06 AM)
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This is way better than the more modern Calciform Pools and it's ilk. This doesn't require you to bank mana, it just gives it to you.
Posted By: FragNutMK1 (2/25/2010 12:46:57 AM)
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Chunky and hard-to-use. No reason to use this, either.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/14/2010 9:23:26 AM)
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Decent card if for no other reason than it doesn't require any input (other than leaving it tapped) to charge it up.
Posted By: Radagast (11/5/2011 10:13:43 AM)
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For the color that loves to stall, this is a requirement. For the long drawn out spell combo, likewise. Stall deck: 5/5 IRL 3.5/5
Posted By: Psychrates (1/10/2012 8:25:17 AM)
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At least it has great art.
Posted By: car2n (2/11/2014 11:04:06 PM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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