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The conundrum:

There exist an Island, Cloud Sprite, Unsummon, and this here Ancestral Recall.

Without the Island, you can't do anything; so you lose.
Without the Cloud Sprite, you can't win; so you lose.
If your opponent matches your Cloud Sprite with their Raging Goblin, you lose if you don't Unsummon it at least once while it is attacking.

As you are well aware, this is an example of a moment in a game of Magic. Games are very different yet are kind of similar in a way. This conundrum has a second clause: (Prerequisite: each player untaps their stuff at the beginning of each turn and draws one card each turn- you knew that)

A player must invest a card and/or the untap of a creature/land (all of which are henceforth deemed 'resources') to subtract the other player's cards and/or life total.
At the
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Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (6/23/2010 2:41:31 PM)


Not sure what an aztec building has to do with card drawing, but it doesn'r really matter all that much; this is one epic card draw card.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (7/29/2009 6:05:44 PM)


@Enchantment_Removal, that's the greatest comment I've ever read.
Anything from me would only be less profound, not that this card needs it anyway.
The guy in the art is realizing how far ahead he is in the game, and is thankful he didn't run healing salve instead.
Posted By: ZombieSnail (10/29/2010 8:10:39 AM)


Apparently there is confusion as to why this is part of the power nine. As I understand it, the power nine are the nine cards to include in almost every deck to make them more powerful. This is included in that list because, seriously, you can splash blue dual lands to give yourself 2 "free" cards. Of the 9, Timetwister is probably the most questionable, since some decks are really bummed to see their graveyard shuffled into their deck. But there's little doubt that all 9 are absolutely bonkers.
And if I fed the troll, oops, my bad :P
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (8/16/2010 4:49:09 PM)


Could see someone giving this less than a 5 because they think it is TOO powerful and unbalances games in which it is played... rating doesn't necessarily have to be how powerful you think the card is. But yeah, if they give it less than a five because they don't see why it's so powerful then they got some learnin' to do.
Posted By: Gishra (8/31/2010 4:23:49 PM)


Please...don't force me to draw three cards.
Posted By: JFM2796 (7/30/2011 3:05:40 PM)


If you're the idiot who gave this card less than a 5-star rating, immediately build a bonfire, pick up your entire collection of cards, and toss tham in said bonfire quickly...you have no concept of this game whatsoever!!
Posted By: mrbgddy (8/26/2010 7:34:32 AM)


Enchantment_Removal just one the internet. All of it.

And I think he should get a special proxy Black Lotus for that comment.

I feel transfigured now.

I'm off to build a deck.
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (12/20/2010 10:30:29 PM)


Hands down the most broken card of the game, Lotus is good, but there was never a time I would rather draw something else when I top decked this.

U = 3 cards at instant speed = opponent loses. (esp, if you drew a Regrowth amoung the 3)
Posted By: Pontiac (4/6/2011 11:56:13 PM)


Hmmm...Healing Salve, ANCESTRAL RECALL!!!, Dark Ritual, Lightning Bolt, or Giant Growth? 5/5
Posted By: Lionhawk (8/5/2010 11:13:38 PM)