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Just horrible. Will see no play in any format.
Posted By: Swiftgamer18 (1/27/2011 4:03:42 PM)
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This card is good. Hey I draw 3 cards, or I get (insert good card here). Mind games, and if you have x4 of the tutored card, then its not so bad when they choose to keep it exiled.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/9/2012 5:01:32 AM)
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The usefulness of this card is highly suspect, but the design is pretty neat.

Plus it's pretty cool to see Urza's mug on a card again.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (1/27/2011 4:15:06 PM)
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you guys are doing it wrong.
this card is perfect for EDH/commander.

if someone sends your general to the bottom of your deck a la hinder, you can use this to basically say "so, do you want to put my general in my command zone so it costs 2 more to cast, and i draw 3 cards, or do you want me to draw it and be able to cast it for it's normal cost?"
Posted By: Azrael1911 (2/17/2011 4:16:34 PM)
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Diabolic Tutor: 4 mana to tutor for a card is still unplayable
Concentrate: 4 mana to draw three cards is fairly solid

Distant Memories: Your opponent gets to choose either of those effects for the same cost. This thing is nowhere near good enough to be a rare.
Posted By: Volcre (1/31/2011 11:20:37 AM)
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it's Urza and Venser!!
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (10/5/2011 6:24:25 PM)
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Both Concentrate and Diabolic Tutor don't manage to see competetive play, so how did Wizards justify making a card that's worse than either one of them at the same mana cost? At least with Browbeat you got a slightly-discounted price when you always got the effect you didn't want from it.

It's not too often I get to say a card is worse than Browbeat, but it's fair to say about Distant Memories. Ouch!

"I could see this being fairly useful in EDH."

Eh why do I even bother, I read the first page of comments on Jace, the Mind Sculptor. All stating how he was underwhelming and overcosted. *sigh*

Your ad hominem remark works both ways.
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/18/2011 6:04:50 PM)
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@Hyroko: You said it yourself "your choice". That's why this card sucks. They combined the effects of two uncommons and made it strictly worse than its parts since your opponent gets to choose.
Posted By: ForestFire0 (1/30/2011 11:39:18 PM)
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Should have been 1BlueBlue
Posted By: metalevolence (2/5/2011 6:14:42 PM)
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If this card gives caster option of exiling card face-down, then it would worth of its cost and rarity. But like this, well, worthless

@DacenOctavio, you are missing one thing too, this card have 2 options, but choice is belong to your opponent. So either way, caster has disadvantage. Why:

1) You exiled a needed card. Your opponent looked upon that card and chose to let you have it. So, you revealed your combo card, and your opponent will wait and react to game-winner card with; discard, counter, destroy vs... Diabolic tutor doesn't have this disadvantage.

2) You exiled a needed card. Your opponent looked upon that card and chose to not let you have it. So, you drew 3 card for 4 mana and exiled a precious, maybe game-winner card for cost. Fact or fiction gives choice of how many card you could draw (min 3 to max 4) and putting other card pile to graveyard gives many possibilities on game, but exiling a card couldn't.

Either way, this card is not playable because of unreliabilit... (see all)
Posted By: Frozenwings (2/21/2011 1:06:50 PM)
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