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Good old Port, on of the most powerful lands in MTG.
Posted By: True_Smog (11/11/2009 3:15:20 AM)
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A must have four-of for control decks.
Posted By: UNBAN_SHAHRAZAD (9/16/2009 10:04:51 PM)
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jimbob123432-- here's the first and most important part of the argument: It's a LAND, not a spell. All the cards you named that are 'better' than this card are spells. This costs no mana whatsoever to put down, and you can choose whether or not to activate it. For some "Utility Lands", as they're called, like Maze of Ith, you never even have to activate them, you just have the threat of them and they're used as deterrence. That type of move is much more common in multi-player, but some cards (again, Maze of Ith) are so good that you can effectively use deterrence in a 2-player game.

The second most important part of this card is super closely related to the first- it hits lands. It IS a land. It is its own best counter. It costs 0 resources to put down initially, and once you do, you are safe if your opponent has it. In some ways, this is a lot like the relationship Jace Beleren has to Jace, the Mind Sculptor, except that you want to play your Port first before the other guy, and you ... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (8/18/2012 8:54:55 AM)
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I will gladly accept the honor of clearing up the confusion between jimbob (Rishadan Port is not impressive) and everyone else (Rishadan Port is awesome).

First off, there are important things to consider when examining this card. Jimbob expressed confusion as to why this card is worth upwards to $40. Well, tournaments offer prizes to winners- often booster packs- and as we all know booster packs cost real money. So cards that are involved in winning a tournament are real assets.

A person who doesn't play in tournaments has little reason to put a price tag on cards. Most of the time cards are either worthless or priceless (like my very first Islands)

So why is Rishadan Port so good in tournaments? I will have to explain two things to answer this question.
In Magic, especially in tournaments, the definition of "winner" and "loser" is 100% clear. Other games sometimes have multiple goals that players can reach. For instance, in Super Smash Bro... (see all)
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (3/28/2012 3:32:12 PM)
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A super powerful card in a mediocre set. I had a hell of a time trying to get a playset of these, because you had to in order to play type 2 at the time. 5/5 for all the pain it caused me.
Posted By: themicronaut (9/29/2009 11:26:13 PM)
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Best against Sorrow's Path.
Posted By: azure_drake222222 (2/5/2013 2:27:21 PM)
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good card!
Posted By: Megrimage (9/8/2009 10:07:48 PM)
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Should have been printed as Legendary from a flavour and a balance perspective, although it'd probably still be too powerful.
Posted By: djflo (5/29/2011 12:40:18 AM)
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A thought exercise for the naysayers: imagine this in Standard today. Imagine tapping a Kessig Wolf Run. Imagine tapping a Gavony Township. Imagine tapping an Inkmoth Nexus. Pretty good, no?
Posted By: CuriousThing (12/14/2011 7:36:58 AM)
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There's so many expensive lands in the tournament scene, its not surprising that this costs allot. Plus this is an old card that only has one printing. If you don't like the price tag, then don't buy it and don't complain about it. And prove that its not worth the money by competing and beating them when they are running these things... Jimbob you sound like a little girl...
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/12/2012 6:29:49 AM)
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