aggressive mining

It isn’t surprising to see that Markus “Notch” Persson designed a card that had to do with mining – seeing as he created the mining power-house that is Minecraft.

Aggressive Mining is 3R for an enchantment that keeps you from playing lands.

Not exactly a fantastic draw back on an enchantment, but the plus side is that you can sacrifice a land to draw 2 cards, but only once per turn. Luckily, you can have more than one of these in play.

In mono-red, I can see this card being a bit of a problem. Red doesn’t have a way to remove enchantments, let alone one that prevents you from playing any of your lands. However, in a multi-color deck, you can sacrifice some of your lands to draw into a removal spell that lets you get rid of your own enchantments.

On the other hand, the draw back may not really matter after a certain point, You’ll eventually hit a point where you no longer need your mana base (unless you’re playing (Soul of Shandalar) and just need to draw for more answers.

Overall, it’s a decent card, and I’m glad to see that Notch designed a cool card for casual players, and maybe a little bit more may come out of this card in time.

Until next time,