I am waaaaay Ticked-Off about Counterspell not comming back in 8th Ed. (I'm sure there's a thread on this subject somewhere around here for me to really VENT!). But, I still think Control will continue to be a part of any current type 2 environment. If you squint your eyes, turn the light down low and quickly glance at this list, it may seem vaguely familiar. And if you guessed it was trying to be a 'Tog deck, then your're right. Okay, not really, because it only has two cards that was in 'Tog: Concentrate and Smother. Not EVEN the key cards to the deck but just some good supportive cards. I know there'll be a two month window (Sept. & Oct.) of Odessey/Torment/Judgement still in before type 2 changes for Mirrodin in November but I don't want to think about that because I'll most likely not be playing in tourneys those months due to marching band season. Of course, not you or I have any idea what the environment will be six months from now but I assure you it'll be filled with big fatties and insanely huge cc spells. So I was trying to be parpared for anything. Magpies-A Creature w/evasion that allows you draw cards if you deal damage. A reasonable selection. Boomerang- howinthehell am I supposed to take care of obnoxious enchantments and artifacts if they hit early? Also, it's a good creature spot removal card (sorta). Concentrate/Inspiration/Treasure Trove- I need help in this card drawing department. LMK a.s.a.p.! Dark Banishing/Smother/Decree of Pain-Losing Chainer's Edict is huge. Dark Banishing is a weak replacement. Smother is good although there'll not be any Mongrels around in the T2 future. The verdict is still out for Decree of Pain. I like it's cycle ability (All creatures get -2/-2 until EoT). Counter Magic: Rewind is good if you really bend your mind into thinking it's a FREE counterspell. Discombobulate is sorta good, I'd rather'd have Dismiss than 'D-combobul8'. Hey, Mana Leak is back.............HEEEEEEY, Mana Leak is back..........................I FREAKIN' said, "M-A-N-A L-E-A-K is BAA.....".........yeah, whatever..............I loved it back in the day until someone showed me that Memory Lapse was better (I think I actually started a post about whether or not M-Lapse was a good card). Do you think that Mirrodin will have a reincarnated counterspell for 1UU? They can call it "Inflated Counterspell" with rhetoric text that says "Hey, gas went up too, didn't it?" . How about those pesky pain lands going bye-bye's! I just unloaded several of 'em for good stuff! Whahoooey! I loved the tap lands, they're a-okay for me. And now that I actually own four Polluted Delta's, well, they just went right in. If you think about it having the Delta's and the Rivers together was just way too much agony and pain.