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Cool! This is a proper good rare!
Posted By: FragNutMK1 (1/27/2011 9:18:03 PM)


Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (1/30/2011 12:45:30 AM)



Unlike a lot of today's rares, it actually requires a lot of thought to make it work, despite its obviously powerful ability. None of this power creep business, it's just a card that makes you THINK about how to use it. Fantastic.

Personally, I plan on using a deck with this, tons of zero-cost artifacts, and Steel Sabotage. Play this, imprint Steel Sabotage to it if there isn't already one there, throw down 0 cost artifacts to cast things for free, then cast that Steel Sabotage with my last available card.

Then thank my opponent for his generous donations... and do it again next turn :D
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (1/28/2011 7:31:02 AM)


reminds me of Eye of the Storm, but slightly less crazy... slightly.
Posted By: Leonin_Kha_Cameron (1/28/2011 6:02:19 PM)


This creates a really fantastic mood at the table, especially in multiplayer.
Posted By: themlsna (1/29/2011 1:55:19 PM)


Erik's Random card 6/28/2011
My first design team was Morningtide, led by Paul Sottosanti.
One assignment he gave included a request for a rare blue non-creature card.

I came up with:

Spell Buffer
Whenever a player plays a spell, remove it from the game. They may cast another spell removed from the game by CARDNAME without paying its casting cost.

The idea was your spell goes into the buffer, and knocks another one out. Paul thought about it, and rejected it. Ken Nagle told me my card doesn't work because no one wants to be the first one to cast a spell.

I am not sure if Ken, Mark Rosewater, or someone else made this version. Seeding it with some cards makes it work better. Also imprint and exile make the rules text fit (barely).

This card is sort of Johnny, but it is sort of "Magic is fun, but how about we play this other game for a while." There aren't a lot of people who like that; Magic is a great game, and this other game isn't as good a game. So why mak... (see all)
Posted By: ErikLauer (6/28/2011 11:50:08 PM)


Made a fun multiplayer deck out of this today. Here are some things worth mentioning:

The new Phyrexian 1 mana spells are GREAT with this card! Even if you are tapped out, you can pay 2 life in order to get one of the other players best cards... and leave them with a Gut Shot.
Sometimes you wont get a win condition out in the Knowledge Pool, but playing one yourself would be stupid right? You would just waste a lot of mana and get something mediocre in return...
Not with Suspend! Deep-Sea Kraken works perfectly with this card! Not only do you get to put it into play while avoiding the Knowledge Pool entirely (as you dont cast it, knowledge pool specifies "cast" spells), but it removes one age counter every time an opponent plays a spell and people play LOTS of spells when a Knowledge Pool is out!
Another card that works nicely with suspend so you can net yourself some more cheap spells to swap with is Ancestral Vision.

W... (see all)
Posted By: Sleazebag (5/18/2011 3:58:10 PM)


This should create some awesome plays in Commander (EDH).
Posted By: Swiftgamer18 (1/27/2011 3:57:48 PM)


This card should read: Have more fun in EDH.
Posted By: coyotemoon722 (1/31/2011 9:56:39 AM)


its not a great effect. its a fun effect. theres a big difference.
Posted By: rinoh20 (3/25/2011 2:44:06 PM)