Oh god this is insane I can't wait to see what broken Cipher spell they print that breaks standard in half. Esper is looking insane for Gatecrash right now best draw spell in the format with 2 great guild mechanics.
So, did someone go and raid an old Netrunner design document or something?
Jeez. Reuse of designer search mechanics and something that really feels like it belongs in another game... I'm not in love with Gatecrash right now.
Extremely cool mechanic. I like it a lot. Too bad the preview card has one of the worst pieces of art to recently (dis)grace a Magic card... wat's up with the giant head and tiny arms? The perspective doesn't seem right at all.
You have to actually cast the spell. The reminder text for cipher begins with "then", and is intended to be read as a continuation of the spell's rules text; there isn't an option not to use the cipher ability.
Okay thanks! So then if you cast it, does the spell's ability resolve before you exile it (if you choose) for cipher?