Posts made by Topical_Island
RE: [XLN] Sorcerous Spyglass
@gkraigher If you are saying that perfect information (of an opponent's hand) necessarily decreases as the game progresses, then I follow the logic of your theory, but I disagree. Very often the value goes up in the first couple turns, because by turn 3, 4, 5 one of the players will very likely have a forced win if they play perfectly OR have a way to reduce the opponent's winning chances to something very low, even if the win isn't... deterministic as we like to say.
This card's interaction with opposing Force of Will is already incredibly valuable, and that value likely peaks around turn 2 or 3. Not to mention the losses that can be saved by discovering that you are playing against a combo deck that is on the verge of going off, so that instead of deploying a beater, one needs to deploy a Wasteland and Lock Piece asap. Even that sort of thing can be the value of half a game, if it prevents immediate death and gets you back to something close to 50/50.
RE: The Reserve List - The Reddest Red Herring
@maximumcdawg I'm honestly not sure how to take that... at first it felt so sarcastic... that I feel like it might be next level sarcastic? Like you actually think this is a good idea?...
In any case, a Mox Emerald that was also a 2/2 creature seems like a pretty good idea. At least for the purposes of this conversation, the reserve list would be significantly diminished as a problem, at least as far as the ranking of problems goes...