So I didn’t realize it until Adam Styborski pointed it out, but about a year and a half ago, he did an article about redundancy on GatheringMagic… and I totally forgot about it when I did my most recent SCG article. Is a redundant article about redundancy the most meta thing ever?
Speaking of which, I really need to update my common cube. I haven’t even updated it with Innistrad! So expect an update with those cards soon. And Withdraw. Oh man! Also pumped to record a Third Power episode, the last time we did it was nearly 2 months ago.
Also to come, More blue changes where I’m finally happy with the intersection of compromise of blue tempo and “generic blue” for the thousandth time. This time, I’m able to fit Timetwister, Into the Roil, Repeal and Standstill in my cube (and cuts for them were quite hard.) Success!
Had to cut some things, namely Thieving Magpie, which seems sacrilegious, namely to Norbert.
I want to see how cube is without it as I’ve been on the decline with it (although I think Lu Xun is great) as it feels relatively weak in the grand scheme of cube for 4 mana (and I’m not even going to use the whole ‘dies to removal’ argument as that’s just awful, but feel that blue’s other 4 mana spells pack a bigger punch.) Speaking of which, even with the blue tempo push, I don’t have room for Opposition (which is sad because I think the card’s solid, but there’s just not much room for it, especially at the competition at 4 mana.)