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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day


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Enshrined Memories 
Betrayers of Kamigawa


Reviewed March 3, 2005

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.58

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Enshrined Memories

In limited play, this is a useful card. In Champions block limited play, card advantage is EVERYTHING. Even though you have to tap out in the late stages of a game in order to make this card really pay off, gaining three or more cards out of the deal could be a game winner a turn or two later. Early in a game, this card could at least help you get out of a creatureless rut.

I don't think this card has a future in constructed play because the kinds of decks that have a lot of creatures in them generally have less mana in them, two ideas whose mutually exclusive nature makes Enshrined Memories far less useful.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 2.5
LIMITED: 4.0

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

Boy does this card seem interesting. It needs a lot of mana, but green can create a lot of mana. It needs a lot of creatures, but.. green has a lot of creatures. Something about this seems like its going to be a great card, but I can't figure out what it will be good in except some interesting ElfBalls variation of a deck. I leave it to the combo players out there to break this for me. In limited, I think I would mid pick this as mid to late game theres nothing wrong with trying to draw a few cards if I start to run low.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 2


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner

3/3 Enshrined Memories

I have no idea what to think of this card. I absolutely think it has a place in constructed, but I'm not so sure about where exactly. At the very least, you can use it against a control deck help you refill your hand and recover after a devastating Wrath of God or something. There are a lot of things you can do with it. It can also help you search for a particular creature if it's a key part of your deck.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5


Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Enshrined Memories
 
This card has been really popular from our Website.  The idea of an X spell in green (Green being famous for producing large amounts of mana), that can fill your hand is a lot of fun.  In casual, I can think of a lot of fun ideas for this, some involving Spellbook and other typically "casual" cards. How about Maro? =/
 
Constructed - 3
Casual - 5 (for fun value)
Limited - 4.5


Jason
Chapman

Enshrined Memories is an amazingly beautiful sight.

I can’t tell you how exciting this card is, I get goose bumps (wow, my computer recognizes the book series since it wants to make that one word and capitalize it). Check me on this. Green relies on creatures to win most games, right? Green has the ‘best’ (most efficient undercosted) creatures, right? Green generates mass amounts of mana better than any other color, right? Enshrined Memories only costs XG, right? Man, how is that not good? Sure, you may miss drawing Overrun but I am not losing any sleep over that. There are just too many ways that Green can abuse better creature draws and this card (along with Commune with Nature) is probably as good as Collective Unconscious. Wait a second, wasn’t Collective Unconscious over hyped? Oh well, I guess I will just have to over hype Enshrined Memories – too many years of Green getting the shaft (long ago) for this gamer to stop hyping every decent green card. By the way, that was just in constructed, in limited this card practically reads “draw X cards.”

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5

Paul Hagan

Enshrined Memories --

It seems like this card could easily be abused, but a specific method doesn't immediately jump to mind. Usually, giving green any way to restock their hand and play another wave of big, cheap creatures is at least decent, and I doubt this card is an exception. However, unless you have specifically built your deck to take advantage of this card, it really is just a crapshoot on whether you hit a creature in the appropriate number of cards. Also consider that it is a sorcery, meaning if you dump all of your mana into it during one turn, you won't be able to play the creature you pull up (well, unless you found an Ornithopter).

I usually don't like playing crapshoots in limited, but I can see this card bailing you out on occassion. Depending on the quality of my cards, I might sneak Enshrined Memories into my deck. If I don't have too many creatures, it can probably find its way in.

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