So I was sitting around, pondering this and that while waiting for quitting time to roll around. I was reading some threads here and started thinking about when I started plaqying Magic and some of the cards you HAD to have in your deck. I haven't been paying much attention to the newer epansions, but are there any cards that you almost have to include in your deck depending on what color or deck-type you're playing? I guess it was based on the available cards at the time (4th ed./Ice Age) and the newish Type II format, but it seemed there cards you couldn't do without. Off the top of my head I can remember plenty of restricted cards: Feldon's Cane, Balance, Zuran Orb, Land Tax, Recall. Pre-4th ed,: Sol Ring, Maze of ith, Regrowth, Demonic Tutor, not to mention the Power 9. Later on: Thawing Glaciers. Of course in a mono-color deck you would have things like Dark Ritual, Swords to Plowshares, Llanowar Elves (or Birds), Lightning Bolt, Counter Spells. Anyway, I felt like putting my rambling thoughts on here.