Davis_Kingsley's Shortform

Strategy mini-post:

One thing that tends to be weak in strategy games is "opponent's choice" effects, where an ability has multiple possible effects and an opponent chooses which is resolved. Usually, each effect is stronger than what you would normally get for a card with that price, but in practice these cards are often quite weak.

For instance, the Magic: the Gathering card "Book Burning" looks quite strong in theory, as it either does 6 damage or mills 6 cards (both strong effects that might well be worth more than the card'... (read more)

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2Davis_Kingsley6moInterestingly that's actually quite disputed [http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=7146] -- you linked to a reprint of the card that displays as being rated 5/5, but the original printing of the card [https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?printed=true&multiverseid=36038] is actually rated 3.455 out of 5. (That said, it's certainly better than Book Burning!)

I wasn't linking to that for the 5/5 star rating - there are zero votes.

3pupeno6moI remember seeing a deal from a bank where the bank got to chose whether to pay a fixed interest rate or a variable one and either path looked like a good deal but the fact that the bank would chose meant you would always end on the wrong side of the market. I wish I could remember the exact promotion.

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by Davis_Kingsley 17th Aug 201926 comments