Since it's an Auldus Huxley sort of world just now, and we're all throwing out ideas for the next couple weeks, I feel empowered to submit a deck list for consideration. I won't be able to test this pile of junk in competition beyond my own kitchen table, so on the off chance that anyone was interested in this sort of thing, I'll throw it out there.
I was watching Rich play As Foretold on twitch last night, and comboing it with Ancestral Vision, which is cool tech. In chat, I was surprised to learn that Thorn of Amethyst also combos with Vision to make that draw card playable from one's hand for a generic mana. (EDIT: This was what chat thought but that is not actually how this rule works) That immediately made me think of my favorite ever card, Balance, as well as its unplayable bad cousin... Restore Balance. I thought of a white/blue Shops deck effectively running a ton of Sphere effects into 5 copies of Balance, aka Mind Twist, aka Wrath of God. Here she is... you know... as in Just Say No.
1 Sol Ring
2 Thalia, the small one
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra’s Factory
4 Restore Balance
3 Ancestral Visions
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Chalice of the Void (Is this card good in this deck...?)
This is totally raw, and possibly crap. But since nobody knows what is good anymore, I wonder what ya'll think. Have people tried this before? I would love to see someone test this online since I won't be able to.