EDIT: Updating this page because it's not showing up for some readers. Odd...
Blue mages rejoice: Island was reprinted in M13! Broken!
This guy plus Riptide Laboratory? Hells yeah.
This has intriguing implications for Multiplayer use. It's one of those cards that's almost impossible to accurately gague via theorycraft. It really needs to be experimented with to determine its true value. I predict it will have a suitable home in more than a few Edric builds, but if it'll break out beyond that, I don't even dare to guess.
It does bear mentioning, though, that Academy Rector is a card... do with that info what you will.
If you're playing Talrand as your general you probably wouldn't feel bad throwing this in for flavor - it's not horrible. Just, on average, it's below the curve.
Well, Blue did WAY better than White. Most of the cards up there are playable, some narrowly, some widely. More importantly a lot of them seem really cool or fun.Switcheroo and Spelltwine just make me giggle and I can't wait to play them. Augur of Bolas and Archaeomancer also make me happy. Yep, I'm diggin' Blue in this set!