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a prismatic primer

AZ 353 = 14 SIGNAL CONDITIONING BOARDS, 2 POWER SUPPLY BOARDS, 1 CHECKOUT COMMAND ISOLATION BOARD = OPTICKS: OR, A TREATISE OF THE REFLECTIONS, REFRACTIONS, INFLECTIONS AND COLOURS OF LIGHT.

AZ 89 = A PRISMATIC PRIMER (AZ-57 MAGIC ONLINE answer to the AZ-59 5-COLOR FORMAT; five-color, casual constructed format with the following deck construction rules: {1} Your deck must contain at least 250 cards; {2} Your deck must contain at least 20 white cards, 20 blue cards, 20 black cards, 20 red cards, and 20 green cards. Multicolor and split cards count as one color or the other, not both; {3} Your deck can't have Battle of Wits in it; it is banned; [+] Part of the point of both Prismatic's 250-card minimum deck size and its five-color requirements is to encourage inconsistency. You get to fill your deck with the most bombtastic bombs available in Magic Online, yet the format doesn't degenerate into turn-two, three-card, game-over combos) = DIMIR MACHINATIONS (Sorcery :: Look at the top three cards of target player's library. Remove any number of those cards from the game, then put the rest back in any order. Transmute 1BB (1BB, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.); Set: Ravnica: City of Guilds; Number: 84; P/T: None; Color: Black; Cost: {2}{B}; Artist: Greg Staples) = MIND OVER URZATRON (AZ-43 URZATRON) = VANISHING MEDIATOR.

NASA first posted Engine Cutoff (ECO) sensors graphics on 07-Dec. if i understand Block Diagram correctly, 14 SIGNAL CONDITIONING BOARDS labeled A4 to A17. 2 POWER SUPPLY BOARDS labeled A18 & A19. 1 CHECKOUT COMMAND ISOLATION BOARD labeled A3 OPTO-ISOLATORS (here: SIGNALS FOR GROUND CHECKOUT ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH OPTICAL ISOLATION CIRCUITS ON THE CHECKOUT COMMAND ISOLATION BOARD). 14+2+1=17. this (specifically, items 6-10) made me think of a MTG card set.

google :: magic gathering "fourteen cards"

Explanation of Online Bannings (also linked from: December 1 2007 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement -- Magic: The Gathering). fifteen cards banned from MTGO Prismatic Format. fourteen of these banned cards "have one thing in common. They all have the Transmute mechanic. Transmute turns all fourteen of these cards into powerful tutor effects. The fourteen cards all have different other abilities but the common link of being Transmute cards means they are being removed from the format".

searching TRANSMUTE in MTG Card Database returns 17 Cards: fourteen banned cards using Transmute Mechanic (AZ-42 PERPLEX, AZ-44 TOLARIA WEST, AZ-46 GROZOTH, AZ-52 BRAINSPOIL, AZ-55 DIZZY SPELL, AZ-62 SHRED MEMORY, AZ-64 ETHEREAL USHER, AZ-72 DRIFT OF PHANTASMS, AZ-76 MUDDLE THE MIXTURE, AZ-82 DIMIR HOUSE GUARD, AZ-87 NETHERBORN PHALANX, AZ-89 DIMIR MACHINATIONS, AZ-96 CLUTCH OF THE UNDERCITY, AZ-96 DIMIR INFILTRATOR) & 3 cards named Transmute/Transmuter (AZ-65 TRANSMUTE ARTIFACT, AZ-71 NEUROK TRANSMUTER, AZ-79 CROOKCLAW TRANSMUTER). Transmute first appeared in AZ-92 RAVNICA: CITY OF GUILDS used by AZ-58 HOUSE DIMIR—one of the Ravnica guilds (each guild has its own mechanic).

AZ 233 = DECEMBER 1 2007 DCI BANNED AND RESTRICTED LIST ANNOUNCEMENT = CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE = PRESIDE OVER THE ENTRANCE INTO THE REST OF ETERNAL LIFE = RUNNING - SWAMPLAND - STAIRWELL - DEADEND - WE WERE CAUGHT - SEPARATED (someone's dream they've had for several years, these are the keywords).

AZ 91 = THE BROKEN SODA MACHINE (SCG Daily) = MIGHTSTONE AND WEAKSTONE [+][+] = TRANSMUTE IN PRISMATIC (AZ-121 PRISMATIC IN THE RAVNICA ERA).

AZ 239 = YOU WANT TO GET BETTER AT MAGIC? START QUESTIONING GENERALITIES (SCG Daily) = TRUE UTILIZATION OF THE STATION BY INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS.

AZ 273 = FIFTY-STEP LOGICAL PROOF ON A BLACKBOARD TO EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING (SCG Daily) = IF I CONFORM CAN I PUNCH A HOLE THROUGH THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUM? NO. (J4 wrote down my response, & the response to my response, to J2's "aunt g, if you conform you'll punch a hole through the space-time continuum).

AZ 44 = SLAM DUNK DA FUNK = GREEN/BLUE (AZ-75 THE SIMIC COMBINE) = TOLARIA WEST (Land :: Tolaria West comes into play tapped. T Add U to your mana pool. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with converted mana cost 0, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.); Set: Future Sight; Number: 173; P/T: None; Color: Land; Cost: None; Artist: Khang Le; AZ-70 TRANSMUTE MECHANIC).

AZ 114 = THE LEGACY ARTIFACTS AND WEAPON (The Legacy was created and collected by Urza over many millenia to fight Yawgmoth's eventual Phyrexian invasion).

AZ 65 = TRANSMUTE ARTIFACT (Sorcery :: As an additional cost to play Transmute Artifact, sacrifice an artifact. Search your library for an artifact card. If that card's converted mana cost is less than or equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost, put it into play. If it's greater, you may pay the cost difference. If you do, put it into play. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard. Then shuffle your library.; Set: Antiquities; Number: None; P/T: None; Color: Blue; Cost: {U}{U}; Artist: Anson Maddocks) = HATTORI HANZO.

AZ 70 = THE BRIDE'S SWORD [+] = TRANSMUTE MECHANIC (AZ-58 HOUSE DIMIR).

AZ 87 = NETHERBORN PHALANX (Creature—Horror :: When Netherborn Phalanx comes into play, each opponent loses 1 life for each creature he or she controls. Transmute 1BB (1BB, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.); Set: Ravnica: City of Guilds; Number: 99; P/T: 2/4; Color: Black; Cost: {5}{B}; Artist: Christopher Rush; AZ-70 TRANSMUTE MECHANIC) = HATTORI HANZO TRON (AZ-43 URZATRON) = JUDGMENT INCARNATIONS (AZ-121 PRISMATIC IN THE RAVNICA ERA) [+][+][+][+].

AZ 107 = CHO-MANNO, REVOLUTIONARY [+] = DUSKRIDER PEREGRINE = FORBIDDING WATCHTOWER = IRANIA MARTINEZ GARCIA (Irania Martinez Garcia lost her daughter to leukemia and was convinced the disease was caused by environmental toxins from the burning of plastic and hospital waste in a dump nearby. Few thought she'd be able to turn the toxic dump site into an eco-friendly haven, but now, Garcia is considered a local hero in Guantanamo. She has helped hundreds of local residents learn how to grow food efficiently while using organic and sustainable materials from the dump and from their own trash).

AZ 323 = IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN, I SHALL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope; AZ-93 INCARNATION MECHANIC) [+][+] = GRACE, UNDERSTANDING, PERCEPTION, (AND) PRUDENCE (BE) WITH HIM WHO HAS WRITTEN IT.

AZ 199 = ANGER - BRAWN - FILTH - GENESIS - GLORY - VALOR - WONDER (AZ-93 INCARNATION MECHANIC) = DO NOT LET YOUR OPPONENT GET AWAY WITH A DAMN THING (AZ-51 BLUE THEME DECK; Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering (Part 2)) = INSTALL NODE-2 PDGF HORSESHOE CONNECTORS & HARNESS (NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 November 2007 ) = NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATES AND THE NIE PROCESS = THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF WAR IS TO BE THE LAST TO DIE (AZ-59 CHO-MANNO'S MOTTO) = UTTERLY TRANSFORMED INTO ITS PRIMAL ELEMENT SHOCK = WRITING THE HISTORY OF SPACE, ONE WORLD AT A TIME (AZ-75 INDIGO THRONE).

AZ 274 = INDIGO THRONE: WRITING THE HISTORY OF SPACE, ONE WORLD AT A TIME = FANTASY-CONSTRUCTION WHICH SERVES AS A SUPPORT FOR OUR 'REALITY' ITSELF = LIKING ONE COLOR IS EASIER THAN TWO FAVORITE COLORS: BLUE AND PURPLE.

AZ 102 = REMEMBER CHO-MANNO'S MOTTO = HATTORI HANZO MARKING.

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