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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 12.16.05
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 4.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 4
Limited Average Rating: 4.75
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Ahh, the final money card for the week - and
what do you know - another search tutor. Secret
Origins is a great search tutor, provided you do
not have a curve deck going against a rush deck.
Secret Origins allows you to discard a card to
search your deck for a card with cost equal to
the highest cost character your opponent
controls. Of course the way the metagame is
shaping up right now with an onslaught of rush
decks, this makes playing this card tricky.
After all, if you need your 7 and the highest
you opponent has is a 5, you are screwed.
Likewise if you need to rush the field and your
opponent is curved you are not going to rush the
field anytime soon unless you get this card
early. Of course this card also has a cost of 3,
so I don't think this card will show up in many
rush decks anyway. While the value of this card
is high for the moment, I think it will go by
way of NTZ and drop once people realize they
can't really use it consistently if they do not
know what they are up against. There are certain
decks I would definitely recommend this card for
(i.e. SS), but for the most part I think this
card may be a little overrated.
DCMA constructed - 4.0/5.0 -This card will work
well in this format since there isn't a lot of
variation in this format.
GA constructed - 3.0/5.0 -There is too much
variation in the metagame right now for this
card to be a whole lot of help.
Limited - 4.5/5.0 -This card is a must in this
format where 95% of the decks are curved and
hitting your drops is crucial.
Whoooo!!! Generic character search makes it to
VS System (Weapon of Choice doesn't count). A
one card discard is perfectly reasonable for a
cost, especially for it being a non-team stamped
effect. The one drawback, and it really isn't
much of a drawback, is that your search is
limited by what your opponent has on the field.
This is fine if you do your searching on your
opponent's initiative, or if you're just looking
for a powerup. Against off-curve decks, you're
pretty much hosed, although you will always be
able to turn this card into a character, so it's
not all bad. Even an underdrop is better than a
In Limited, this card is as good as gold. Most
of the time you'll only get one copy of a bomb
character, and this makes it easier to get it
(assuming your opponent doesn't screw you over
by missing that drop). It's an auto-include in
Sealed, and a likely first pick in Draft, as it
doesn't force you into a team and allows you to
pick a better card instead of being forced to
shore up a weak drop in the late stages of the
Plot twist: 2
You may discard a card. If you do, search your
card for a character card with a cost equal to
that of the greatest-cost character any opponent
controls, reveal it, put it into your hand, and
shuffle your deck.
Today's card is both really good and really bad.
The really good part is that now any deck can
now have a search card or add more search cards
for whatever reason you want. This gives the
deck types without search cards a chance of
curving better which is always a good thing.
The down side to this card is that if its say
turn 6 and your initiative, and you do not have
your six drop, then this card is worthless and
you just fell a drop behind because your
opponent has to have their 6 drop out first.
Also it has no flexibility. If its turn 6 and
you need a very important five drop and your
opponent has their 6 out, you are again screwed.
Granted you could play it before the recruit
It could be a good thing late if you did not get
your 7 or 8 drop and your opponent did, again
needing them to play it first, it will let you
go get yours to stay even on the curve.
In the end i really don't like this card as it
is too limited in use, but if you are playing a
team that does not have any search cards, it may
be better than nothing. I would proxy it in a
deck before shelling out the bucks for this
card. IF you don't have to have it.....save your
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"