Mysterious Tome 2U
Artifact (Uncommon) 2, T: Draw a card. Transform Mysterious Tome. The villagers perused the old book of fairy tales in the hope that one of its stories had some clue as to how to save the dying sun.
Artifact (Uncommon) 1, T: Tap target nonland permanent. Transform Creepy Chronicle. But each story ended in the same way: with the field gripped by icy winter and engulfed by eternal night.
The constant transformation emulates the book: turn page to read and learn more, turn page to frozen ending, turn page to read and learn more, turn page to frozen ending, turn page to read and learn more...
Ehh, the card itself ain't that bad and the flavor is cool, but does this really haves to be a DFC? All this transforming will be annoying as hell to track and it's not like it's doing anything that couldn't be done very easily with counters.
I get the flavor but it still seems too trivial tp justify a DFC
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How i feel about competitive players and casual players in EDH: The competitive are german tourists, the casual are italian tourists, both in a italian beach. The italians asking themselves "why are the germans here?" make a legitimate question, the answer is because the beach is beautiful, no matter the country you came from. The italians wanting to ban the germans are dumb, because if the germans pay for their stay and follow the rules like everyone else, they have the right to be in the beach. Hovewer, if the germans started to ask themselves "why are the italians here?"... they would be dumb as hell.
Yea, playing with these cards in paper that constantly flip is absolutely atrocious waste of time.
To fix that problem you run a "proxy" on top of the cards (or more of them) to flip them instead of the card in sleeves ... but if you have to do that as a better way to play the actual card, its a complete failure to have that for the game ...
If a card flips 1 time, fine, if it keeps flipping around, thats not cool at all ...
Especially as this card could work totally without the DFC flipping, simply have it gain and lose the other ability and vise verse, no flipping and it does its job.
While mechanically the effects could probably be done without being double sided, it loses *all* of the flavor. A version of the card that works with counters would have no room for flavor text at all, much less the two pieces seen here. And without transformation, the feeling of "flipping through" the book disappears.
This is not the sort of card that would make you add DFC's to a set, but once they're already in, it's an interesting and flavorful design that makes good use of them.