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this seems to be amasing with discard/controll decks, always knowing what to counter and whats not really worth it, also cards that say "name a card then look at players hand if that card is in the hand..."
Posted By: ZirilanoftheClaw (10/23/2010 10:05:52 PM)


good luck finding blue mana in poker
Posted By: healingbolt (2/12/2011 1:12:19 AM)


Kinda wish it cantripped
Posted By: Superllama12 (11/1/2011 6:10:07 PM)


In standard, you can guess whats in an opponents hand, tho you might be surprised sometimes. In extended, its anyone's guess unless there playing tribals. Still, its a one drop and its absolutely beautiful if you have counters. Turn 1 drop this Turn 2 drop Meddling Mage. Great way to start out any game. Also running a few Jace Beleren and a playset of Howling Mine is a great combo with this card, because you can see what the heck there drawing.

If they printed a version with cycling it would make the idea so much better. The main problem is you want it in your hand on turn 1, which makes you want 4 copies, but you do not want to draw doubles at the same time. Cycling for {1} or even {1}{U} or {2} would fix this and would see allot of play.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (2/23/2012 6:04:13 AM)


You won't see it in a pro-control deck. A metagame is typically 'readable' at pro-level events, and even at lower level events you can get an idea of what cards people are probably playing. If you're a pro, you should know what could/should be in an opponents hand without wasting a card slot for it.

In casual it's a lot more powerful, especially if you come up against a lot of decks that you've never played against before (for example, you have a friend who rebuilds decks on a weekly basis), but even in casual, after playing against a deck once or twice you should be able to figure out what's in it.

To put it simply, except for the first few games against a new deck in an environment where you can't be expected to know what's in that deck, Telepathy just makes up for a skill that Magic players should be developing anyway (the ability to 'read' what's in an opponents deck/hand).
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (8/17/2011 3:58:43 AM)


Every time I teach someone how to play Magic for the very first time, I make sure this is in their opening hand. :)
Posted By: Salient (8/22/2011 12:13:34 AM)


Think how it would be useful in poker HAHAHAHAHA
Posted By: Jacer (5/12/2010 7:15:57 AM)


ok, so i used to play magic with this one guy that i'm not friends with anymore, blah blah blah, anyways... he was the WORST magic player i have ever seen! he had this semi-ok deck with djinn off wishes and this card and some other stuff....

ok so we are playing and, he drops this out, i lay my cards out and he asks
"why are you showing me your cards?"
i was like dude, you just play a card that makes me play with my hand revealed.......
then he told me "i don't want to play that then cuz it eff's your startagy
i told him dude, i don't care if you see my cards cuz i'm still gonna stomp you

he also told me to leave his house because he had dropped a Leatherback Baloth, giant growth, giant growth and tried to swing, i told him, dawg he's affected by summon sickens...
so i let him retract his play
next turn (before i had a chance to declare blockers he drops them again and i chump block
he goes so you take 9 and go to 4.... i went "dude, you are trippin, i blocked"
to which he respon... (see all)
Posted By: vomitron6000 (6/17/2010 8:29:15 AM)


Oh Teferi, you troll. =D
Posted By: Arachnos (9/17/2012 6:21:59 PM)


The views of people on this card range from holy shit this is so broken it completely ruins magic and i hate it to it completely breaks magic and i love it, to this card sucks ass, to this card is incredible mediocre.
Sigh it's ok, however in any competitive format you should be able to tell what your opponent has in their hand especially if they're running non blue, non control. For good players this card is more or less redundant, and for bad players, well they should learn to be able to play without this card. For example if its turn 7 and a blue player has 4 open mana and 7 cards in their hand then you can obviously tell that they have counter spells, and if you can't then why are you on gatherer, or for that matter how are you breathing?Gitaxian probe is almost strictly better despite the fact it doesn't work forever.
Posted By: nope.avi (2/1/2012 11:56:10 PM)


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