@rat3de in my experience developing Survival, that’s not really true when you play normal cards. Phoenix, for example, is castable and is a decent clock. Wasteland/Strip Mine are fine cards and offer a quality plan even without using Loam. They just happen to work together.
Edit: I lied, not working on this. Phoenix are over 50 tix. Not spending that much to brew rn.
There was a thread for Bazaar control, by @YakuzaXRock I think. Perhaps some inspiration can be found there?
In fact, I think I’ll work on something this afternoon. I’m thinking Loam/Wasteland/Strip Mine all sound lovely. Ancient Grudge, Deep Analysis, maybe even Accumulated Knowledge...
My suspicion is, at least in Vintage, that this rule would make mulliganing your average 7 correct. If you have 1-2 more lands than you might want or whatever that you’d probably keep now, this new rule encourages you to ship it instead. I don’t think that’s good.
The other issue I see is in paper, it will make it easier for bad actors to cheat during the mulligan process.
I don’t love the Pithing Needle. If you really want that Revoker seems better. I’d also cut the ESG for another Diamond in this version. Sphinx is certainly interesting. Do you ever find yourself not having enough relevant creatures in the SB games? That’s the concerns I’d have.