#252: Look More Closely Later

As my first review of a single card, I decided to do a card that's a metaphor for the COTDs:

Look More Closely Later - Resource - Short-event
Ritual. Tap a sage to untap a site at which Information is playable. Sage makes a corruption check.

As a metaphor, the Card of the Day ratings are designed to give insight into what a card does. They are designed to give some strategy analysis that is deeper than when you first open your pack and see the card. Hence, the COTDs are a closer look at the cards.

Now, on to the review proper. Look More Closely Later is a ritual so you can recycle it via Wizard's Staff, but before you do that, you need to know if you want it in your deck first. It's effect is pretty simple, untapping an info site, with a minor penalty, a tapped sage with a corruption check.

How useful is that effect? There are sites that have Information playable at them: Amon Hen, Dimrill Dale, Stone-circle, The Wind Throne, Weathertop, and Isle of the Ulond. Take note of that last one. Isle of the Ulond not only yields Information, but hoard minor and major items (and hoard info, if they want to make any of that... FBI files?). With this card, a sage, and a wizard with Wizard's Staff, you can set up to loot Isle of the Ulond (and chances are slimmer that your opponent will have Earcaraxe than a dragon that can be played at another lair).

This card has uses other than Isle of Ulond, though. It can be very useful if you somehow ended up with a couple of Dreams of Lore in your hand (and have several sages) or if you want to go some place like Dimrill Dale and play some Ringlores and get out a couple of Dwarven/Magic rings.

So, all in all, Look More Closely Later can be a quite useful card if you plan on making use of at least one information site, but not generally useful otherwise.

Ratings for Look More Closely Later:
Isildur: 4.5
Frodo: 6.0
Farmer Maggot: 8.5
Gandalf: 7.2
Legolas: 7.0
Strider: 5.0
Wormtoungue: 6.5
Samwise: 6.5
Average Rating: 6.4

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