It usually starts with Paradox Engine making an absurd amount of mana. Maybe I begin with something like a Gilded Lotus in play, something totally innocuous on its own. From there, my one mana spells suddenly make two mana, so I'll play a cantrip or something, and after two or so spells like that I'll have a hefty chunk of mana sitting in my mana pool. That's usually enough to cast some kind of big card draw spell like Recurring Insight, and then the cycle begins anew. Eventually, I draw into more mana rocks which make even more mana in turn, and then I'll have more mana than I know what to do with. Maybe I'll play some other card draw spell I drew into, or maybe I got some kind of recursion instead. Card draw and recursion just tends to beget more card draw and recursion, and the limiting factor is usually the amount of mana I have. Paradox Engine tends to throw that limitation out the window.Quote from Impossible »How are you guys drawing your decks so consistently with Paradox Engine?
And this whole process takes forever to execute in real time too. I'm obviously being taxed mentally as I do this, but beyond that there's all this mana I have to keep track of, usually of different colors, and the amount of time it takes to literally tap and untap my cards all the time isn't negligible either. The whole experience is really exhausting.