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Flavor is a little weird for an instant. Aliban's Tower isn't like Castle - a permanent structure that adds to your defense. It's not a Wall. Somehow the Tower pops into existence, boosts your defender and vanishes again.
Posted By: VampireCat (6/13/2011 5:18:05 PM)


shouldnt the second card art be of that black tower thingy?
Posted By: brunsbr103 (11/24/2009 3:48:51 PM)


There seem to be a lot of Homelands cards missing art. So far I've seen this, Abbey Matron, Feast of the Unicorn,....

Actually, as I was typing it occurred to me to keep looking. There's also art missing for Ambush Party, Anaba Bodyguard, Anaba Shaman, , Aysen Bureaucrats,....

I know Homelands was underwhelming, but did they scan any alternative artwork?
Posted By: longwinded (7/11/2010 11:42:47 PM)


This was supposed to resemble the AD&D spell that instantly creates a fortification you hide in and cast spells from.
Posted By: Salient (5/28/2012 3:07:26 PM)


@ Salient
That's what this was supposed to be? OK. Thanks for clearing that up, I always wondered what the card developers' intent was with this card.
Posted By: DrJack (8/16/2012 11:03:47 AM)


So very very much strictly worse than Brute Force.
Posted By: Aquillion (8/1/2013 10:34:25 AM)


Yes they did, but majority is only one picture. Cemetery Gate, Hungry Mist and Shrink at least have both cards pictured.

@Aquillion: Yes and 12 years older.
Posted By: tavaritz (2/23/2014 5:17:27 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!