What use could this possibly be?
Give you a land so yours comes to me?
Lands are rarely enchanted,
so to make the trade slanted
would be quite the curiosity.
I suppose if you needed a Plains,
You could switch with someone who has same.
But that's coincidental
All the best cards are mental
pulling that off's all luck and no brains.
So is this the blue Stone Rain, or the poor
man's Annex? Actually, I think it's quite a bit
better than either of those. After all, Stone
Rain never gave you your very own Maze of Ith to
use on your opponent's scary Erhnam Djinn or
Serra Angel. Stone Rain and the like may answer
cards like Mishra's Factory and Treetop Village,
but Political Trickery progresses lets you
use them yourself, and progresses the game (and
makes more time for more games afterwards - we
like playing Magic, so playing it more should be
good, right?). That's before you even get into
the applications for multiplayer formats like
Commander, where you can use it for the obvious
things but also as a way to "lend-lease"
powerful lands to someone who needs them to
accomplish something that also benefits you
(perhaps you have an Urzatron piece that
somebody's missing and a mutual enemy who needs
to get Fireballed?). An absolutely amazing card
Today's card of the day is Political Trickery
which is a three mana Blue sorcery that
exchanges control of a target land you control
and one an opponent controls. This can be
useful to enable landwalk, weaken a color base,
or gain control of a key non-basic.
However, the exact same effect exists on
Vedalken Plotter for the same mana cost and the
additional benefit of a 1/1 body. In
Commander both can be used, or if Islandwalk is
absolutely key to the deck, but overall the
concept is better represented by the Plotter.
In Limited this can be used to support any of
the landwalk creatures you may have drafted,
short an opponent on a color they are lacking,
or to take one of the in block lands that tap
for additional mana. It is very situational and
not a high priority in Sealed or as a Booster
draft choice, though it can be very effective
alongside a den of River Boas.