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Urza's Saga Rare

Reviewed December 26, 2003

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Judge Bill

Friday - Gamble

Red's attempt at tutoring. Highly in flavor, as it captures the randomness of red perfectly. You have a chance to get the card you want, at the chance of losing it in the random discard. Obvoiusly better with the more cards you have in your hand, so it is practically dead with <3 cards in hand. Still, tutoring for red, this is as good as it gets.

Same principles apply in limited.

(Now, let's see how much I get to spend with my gifts I'm returning. Is it enough for what I REALLY want?)

Constructed: 3.25
Limited: 2.5


 Friday: Gamble

Wow! A non coin flip card. Hurrah! I really don't like coin flip cards mainly because most of them have big effects, such as winning the game, based on a flip. That's a little too risky. Good thing there aren t too many of them!

Anyway, onto Gamble. I wasn t playing during Urza's Saga but this seems good. Tutor for something that will win you the game, then discard a card that you don't care about. Plus, it only costs R. Now I know that it s card disadvantage and it will sometimes be a dead card because you may not have an extra card to throw away, but if the card that you tutored for will win you the game and you have a spare card, who cares about another card// the game will already be over!

In Limited, this seems just as good.

Constructed: 3

Limited: 3

12-26 Gamble


Well the name says it all for this week’s choice of cards. Gamble is just that the ultimate in gambling. Sure you can go get any card but are you lucky enough to keep it. The card would be excellent for a deck with lots of madness spells. I like the casting cost of one red mana, because with a drawback that’s this extreme it has to be cheap. I do like cheap search spells. Just make sure if you choose to use Gamble use it when you have lots of cards in hand to hedge you chances of losing the card you search for.


Constructed 2.5

Limited 2


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