Wesley's STCCG card of the day #329
for those of you who say QC has slowed down our game too much, here's
MANHEIM'S DIMENSIONAL DOOR
Doorway, rare QC.
Plays on any planet. Affects all players. While in play, whenever any
player has a card in hand matching one just played by the opponent, the
Manheim Effect (a temporal "hiccup") may occur. Opponent's card is
suspended while player shows matching card, returns it to hand and plays any
card from hand as if played normally. (Not duplicatable). Nullify with
Okay, Decipher, what was that with my "environment" suggestion? A card
that is not duplicatable and affects all players? This could have been
Anyway, what's the net effect. The game becomes fast. Terribly fast if
you are in a matchup with similar decks. Or if you're playing against
an opponent who plays a deck with just too many of a particular card
like Tebok's arguer deck. One Manheim's Door and one Parallax Arguer
against that deck, and you'll have a very hard time to get enough cards
into your hand. But of course, your opponent can also benefit from your
door and by design, the number of his different cards you could exploit
is exactly the number of your different cards he could benefit from.
But there's one keyword here: different. Many players use certain
cards in multiples, often in substantial numbers. And if you are playing
a well-tuned highlander (one of a kind) deck, you have a distinct advantage
especially if you don't use up your key cards (Kevins, Amandas, etc)
Other situations in which you can greatly benefit from the Manheim Door:
- You lost your Red Alert to a Kevin and cannot get it back. In this case,
you can at least make up a little for the disadvantage.
- You are playing a deck with a very high percentage of events.
- You play with a high amount of card drawing power (Kivas, BGB, Traveler)
Of course this card presents the usual "this is a rare doorway so it must
be complicated" rules discussions. A few items from that:
- It is perfectly possible to have a hiccup inside a hiccup inside a [...]
- You go ahead showing and announcing cards until nobody has any more
unsuspended cards. Then all these card plays resolve last to first.
- Thus A must
retarget his Kevin to any other event on the table. (There was an early
ruling that he must now target the Rishon, but I don't think that should
hold in the light that in the case of a Goddess of Empathy hiccup'ed into
a Temporal Rift play that Rift must be taken back as there is no longer
any legal target. Q, can you second this?)
- Manheim's Door + Red Alert. The big Turbo.
- Manheim's Door + Paul Manheim. The really big Turbo.
- Manheim's Door + Kivas. Instant card infusion.
Ratings for : MANHEIM'S DIMENSIONAL DOOR
Wesley's rating: 9.5 (I love hectical games ;-) )
Allen's rating: 9.5
Cole's rating: 6.75
Data's rating: 7.0
Drew's rating: 8.8
Gowron's rating: 8.4
Hal's rating: 4.5
Jack's rating: 7.1
Mot's rating: 8.75
Nanite's rating: ---
Nog's rating: 6.0
Nouwa's rating: 9.0
Picarde's rating: 7.5
Q's rating: 6.5
Ranger's rating: 6.5
Rothspar's rating: 6.0
Tebok's rating: 6.5
Tony's rating: 8.5
AVERAGE RATING: 7.5
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