PreMemo Friday Cards of the Day

Madoka Magica Movie
Precious Memories - Madoka Movie - Homura Akemi & Madoka Kaname Homura Akemi & Madoka Kaname (03-029)

Cost: 4 Source: 2 AP: 40 DP: 40

(Combo)
[Approach/Both]: {Blue 2}, return this card to your hand. Choose 1 of your opponent’s cost 2 or lower characters. This turn, during that character’s approach, it cannot deal damage to you this turn. Draw 2 cards.

Type(s): Magic Girl

Thoughts and comments
There’s so much going on with this card, frankly it’s a lot to take in. By essentially paying a Homura (the blue 2) if this character blocked this turn, you can thwart two attacks (even preventing this card from going to your discard pile if it lost its battle) and recover the required source to play this card again next turn. What continues to niggle me about Madoka is the strong emphasis on defense and the lack of offensive cards revealed thus far.

Precious Memories - Madoka Movie - Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe (03-076)

Cost: 2 Source: 2 AP: 10 DP: 50

When one of your characters approaches and damages your opponent, you may flip a character named 「Mami Tomoe」 in your point pile face up.

[Approach/Both]: {0}, flip a character named 「Mami Tomoe」 in your point pile face down. Ready 1 of your characters. Draw 1 card.

Type(s): Magic Girl

Thoughts and comments
The problem with Mami is that she has such low power, your opponents generally aren’t going to be the least bit fearful of blocking and this card is no exception. That 50 DP is rather wasted because I can’t see myself playing this to my main area unless it’s an emergency situation and I need a full set of blockers. Mami decks are very defensive in nature and her cards’ abilities are very much centered around flipping cards around in your point pile, but at the moment, I just can’t see the big picture of where this card is supposed to fit. It’s a 4-star rare (the highest rarity) so I’m assuming this is probably going to be pretty good.
Precious Memories - Madoka Movie - The Story is Just Beginning The Story is Just Beginning (03-097)

Cost: 0 Source: 2

[Main/Own]: Reveal the top card of your deck. If it’s a 『Puella Magi☆Madoka Magica』 title character, the next character you play this turn that shares a name with the revealed card is cost -4. Otherwise, draw 1 card at the end of the turn.

Thoughts and comments
I like how all of the previews today have card drawing abilities. That was one of the primary things that was seriously lacking in the first two Madoka sets. Madoka does have a few ways to set up cards on the top of your deck to make sure this card doesn’t miss. But if you’re relying on luck to get your cost -4 and you miss, waiting until end of turn to get your card draw hurts for the lost 2 source this card could have provided.

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