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Seeing as how the same artist did this and Whispering Madness I wouldn't be surprised if that is the same guy on the two cards. I can't wait to see what this will do in constructed formats.
Posted By: .Blaze. (4/23/2013 5:27:24 PM)
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A few things to note about this intense card:

1) If you have 2 Notion thief and switcheroo the other, or if you and your opponent each has one out, they cancel eachother out and no infinite loop is activated. (it says that on the ruling's page for this card)

2) Your opponent has to actually attempt to draw the card in order for you to draw it instead. So Consecrated Sphinx wouldn't work for a 3 draw loop because he never actually drew the card, so you don't get to draw the 2 extra. You simply draw the 1 instead of him drawing the 1 and the effect ends. The keywords here are "If", as seen on the Notion Theif, and "Whenever", as seen on the Sphinx

3) In addition to the "must actually draw" clause from the Sphinx, there is also the clause that says "you MAY draw two cards." So you are never required to deck yourself in order to make that card work... so many people think its required and not optional. (figured it mattered on this page t... (see all)
Posted By: Vakyoom (4/24/2013 8:02:00 PM)
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"Nasty thief, oh we hateses it, yes we do!" -Niv-Mizzet, The Firemind
Posted By: Hepatizon (9/23/2013 1:45:44 AM)
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I dunno, citizsnips, I think this followed by Minds Aglow is a better way to grief people.
Posted By: Nucleon (4/23/2013 5:51:19 PM)
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unless i'm wrong Teferi's Puzzle box + this is a great way to lose friends.

@Nucleon
good card but i still like puzzle box deck lock is the worst thing ever
Posted By: citizsnips (4/23/2013 5:59:21 PM)
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A frightening counter to Sphinx's Revelation. And wouldn't this have been nice when Jace, the Mind Sculptor was in standard? They try to Brainstorm and end up putting two cards on top of their library while you draw three!
Posted By: TheChort (4/23/2013 3:06:48 PM)
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This + Whispering Madness = WIN
Posted By: martianshark (4/23/2013 2:15:09 PM)
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Insane with things that are already insane. Also insane against things that are already insane. Play it with or against Timetwister wannabes (or timetwister itself if you got big bucks) to get rid of their entire hand, and draw 14 cards :\
Posted By: TheKazu (5/7/2013 3:27:03 PM)
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This makes Jace Beleren so broken. With Notion Thief on board it says:
+2: Draw a card for each player
-1: You draw a card

And you get all of this for just 3 CMC!
Posted By: wunzil (5/9/2013 11:57:53 PM)
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Crazy good with:
Anvil of Bogardan
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Windfall
Whispering Madness
Wheel of Fortune
Jace's Archivist
Seizan, Perverter of Truth
Howling Mine
Font of Mythos
Burning Inquiry
Diminishing Returns
Lore Broker
Mind's Aglow
Noggle Ransacker
Time Reversal
Urza's Guilt
Winds of Change
Trade Secrets
Oblation
Dream Fracture
Nin, the Pain Artist
Swans of Brynn Argoll
Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer
Bloodgift Demon
Caress of Phyrexia
Cephalid Broker
autoc... (see all)
Posted By: MisterAction (5/19/2013 3:27:28 AM)
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