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Rare-B-Gone 
Unhinged
Reviewed November 23, 2004

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.17
Limited: 2.33

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Tuesday - Rare-B-Gone
 
There always seems to be at least one person in a playgroup that brings out their deck full of rares? Are you sick of that guy? Then play this card. It'll send your friend back to playing decks with less rares in them.
 
Then again, if your playgroup doesn't have many rares, then this isn't that useful. As for many things in Magic, your mileage may vary.
 
I guess if this is the only way to get rid of Richard Garfield in your pool, it may be OK for limited. But unless you're playing a lot of cards in your limited format, this will be not very useful.
 
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.5


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Rare-B-Gone
When I was a casual player trying to play in Magic tournaments against "serious" players, Rare-B-Gone was EXACTLY the card I wanted to have most of all! Moxes, Juzam Djinn and lots of other powerful rares were kicking my butt on a daily basis. Rare-B-Gone is the casual competitior's dream come true. If this card were legal, it might not be too good for limited, but it would certainly see play in lots of constructed decks, if not in the maindeck, certainly in the sideboard. Even in a deck where YOU are playing as many rares as your opponent, this card gives you a chance to pick a spot in the game where playing Rare-B-Gone gives you a distinct advantage. When you have a handful of rares and more rares in play than your opponent, you sit on Rare-B-Gone and wait. Sooner or later, this card will give you a chance to gain a big advantage in the game, as long as constructed players keep filling their decks up with rares.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 4.0
LIMITED: 3.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Rare-B-Gone

Slay those evil moneybags deck builders with one fell swoop! This four mana sorcery wipes clean all those nasty money rares your opponents keep playing against you, and boy do they deserve it! I suggest several of these in any deck you can fit it in. Teach those rare mongers how ineffective their money cards can be!

Constructed: 3
Casual: 5
Limited: 2


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

This one is fun at least. I know there are times players wish there were something like this in normal Magic. Honestly though, it's not that great. It's fun though. I think casual players will love a card like this.

Constructed: You Wish!
Casual: 4
Limited (Un-sets only play): 1.5
Paul
Hagan
Rare-B-Gone --

Unfortunately for Rare-B-Gone, it seems like a lot of the power cards running around recently aren't rares at all. Sure, you have your Tooth and Nails and your Arcbound Ravagers, but what about Eternal Witness, Myr Enforcer, and Shrapnel Blast? However, I won't dog the card entirely -- 2RB isn't horrible for what this card does.

In limited, I'm not so sure that this card is all that great, but I'd play it if I'm in those colors. You know your opponent has to be playing at *least* one rare.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0


Andy
 Van Zandt

Rare-B-Gone
Very interesting... the worst part is that it makes you get rid of any other copies of it you have in your hand. Aside from that, it is, in most matches, worth far more than you paid for it... in mana.
constructed 3.5
casual 3
limited 3
 

 

 

 

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