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Seedtime
Odyssey


Reviewed September 4, 2002

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Scott
Gerhardt

This Weeks Card Selector: 

My Wife :)

I like this card - it's silly. :)  

There is just something real nasty about Going land, walla, land mongrel, land, arrogant wurm via the mongrel, land, wait for them to FoF at end of turn, then Seedtime them.  What's more heinous?  Seedtime, then do it again same turn.  If you thought one additional turn was a kick in the nuts, two will turn them black and blue.

Seriously, this card, when played in the correct aggro deck, can do what defeats control - deprive them of time.

In limited, they will seldom to never play blue spells on your turn in such a way that matters.  Just be happy you pulled/drafted this card so you can punish the blue players in constructed with it. :)

Constructed - 4
Limited - 1.5
Current Price - $5.45

Spike

What can be said about this card that hasn't been said
already?

The answer to that question is: A whole hell of a lot.
Because, for one reason or another, not much HAS been
said about this card.

When people first saw this on the spoiler list, it was
the subject of much discussion. It was hailed as the
green Time Walk, the anti-Fact or Fiction card, the
bane of Buehler. It may be all those things and more.
It may be a good, even above-average sideboard card.
But isn't it a little bit sad that a mechanic as
broken as "take another turn after this one" isn't as
good an anti-blue card as River Boa?

Here's the typical mana curve of greensources.dekh:

turn-1 Elf, Bird, Careful Study, Lavamancer, Rootwalla
turn-2 Mongrel, Looter, Aquamoeba, Brushhopper, maybe
even Call
turn-3 Centaur, FTK, either of two Wurms

By the time green wants to leave sources untapped
during its turn to cast the Seedtime, Blue will be
able to Fact *and* counter the Seedtime or counter
*and* counter again.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3.0 (only because it won't be expected)

Andrew
Chapman

Well, 1 mana is more than you think when the power
difference is only 1.  Still, Blistering Firecat
should be decent, and I think it starts to complete a
competitive sligh deck in type 2.  It may replace Ball
Lightning in extended, since the ball is rotating out.

In Limted, this will be a killer card, especially if
you can recur it at all.  As with Ball Lightning, its
much more like a burn spell to the head than a
creature.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 5


Judge Bill

A definate foil for the blue decks. This means that this belongs in the sideboard, if you are going to play it at all. The extra turn that this gives can frequently give you the damage you need before blue takes control. Unfortunately, most decks are just too slow to take advantage of this effect. A good effect, but I haven't ever seen it be great.
 
In limited, this is crap. the early tempo that this would give you is even less important 95%+ of the time.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 1

Robby
Hinton

Limited: 3
Constructed: 3

Since I really don't like playing green in
constructed, this is pure speculation.  It could be
good but I'd rather have something like Choke instead.
 In limited it's not horrible since it can let you get
in that last attack to finish off your opponent.
Plus, blue seems to get played a lot in draft.  I just
wouldn't pick this too early if you can find some
quality creature in its place. 
 

 

 

 

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