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Date Reviewed - 03.30.07
||Today I give
you the rare Banker character Randolph von
Macovawitz Spitoon III, Ltd.
In this case Ltd = “limited liability person”.
This 4 cost 4 threshold unique character won’t be
splashed into any decks and won’t be coveted for its
2/3/3 stats. What makes Randy worthwhile? He
replaces himself upon entering play (instead of only
when played so if your opponent Pluck’s him from
your discard pile or if you Shocking Reappearance
him he/you also gets the draw), he replaces dead
resource draws once you’ve reached threshold at a
cost of 1 and in a pinch you can draw a card for 1
with the added expense of destroying a resource.
There is a common belief that anything with 4 or
more threshold is automatically relegated to mono
trade decks only. There is another belief that
Banker is the one trade lagging behind in its
competitiveness as a mono deck. Randy is without a
doubt going to help his Banker team in that regard.
In any mono deck, you might run as few as 10-12
resources depending on how high your threshold is,
but you might also run as many as 18. And as always,
once you’ve reached threshold, every resource is
basically a dead draw. With The Spoils rule that any
card can be played face down as a resource, it’s
just a matter of getting used to the idea of giving
up a card that was meant for something else and
using it as a resource.
In limited, Randy’s 4 threshold will likely keep him
away from even the mid game, but he might see play
as a late game accelerator. In constructed, he’s
almost a lock in mono Banker.
Randolph von Macovawitz Spitton III, Ltd
Randolph and I go way
back to the Part Two Invitational, in which he
helped my opponent draw into his lone Samuel
Gristwalter in order to tie the game. Ever since,
the Limited player in my has had a special hatred
for the card.
However, the Banker in me loves it! It's a four cost
four Greed theshold unique character with relatively
subpar stat's on its own when compared to the other
great four drops out there. But once this guy hits
play, he immediately replaces himself with an extra
draw, and his ability is nothing to scoff at.
Best played in the late game, or on those scarce
Resource flood occasions, this guy lets you pay one
to either discard or destroy a resource and draw a
card. If it just me, or should this guy have been in
Beatrix Winterbottom's card art?
With Beatrix's effect, you could be drawing two
cards for one resource. Since any card can be played
face down as a resource, this is hardly a cost.
Besides, once you have the four threshold the meet
Randy's cost, you most likely won't need any more
Greed for a while.
This guy has combo potential written all over him.
In Limited, he is great for recycling useless
resources as well as getting all the Characters you
could ever want. In Constructed, he serves nearly
the same purpose, however due to the vast amount of
destruction I doubt he'll see play for more than a
turn or so.