The year is 2003 and I'm piloting Dragon Combo, a graveyard-based combo deck based on the glitchy things that happen when you cast Animate Dead on a Worldgorger Dragon. Dragon Combo grinds through 4-color control decks, like the one my opponent is on, using Bazaar of Baghdad and Squee, Goblin Nabob as a powerful, uncounterable card-advantage engine. My opening hand has multiple Bazaars and multiple Squees, which leaves me confident in my ability to win a long game.
On the end of my third turn, turn my opponent casts a Vampiric tutor, untaps, and drops a completely unexpected Blood Moon. I have no basics, and Blood Moon completely cuts off my draw engine. We fight over it emptying our hands, and he wins. My beautiful board is now 4 Nonbasic Mountains and a Mana Crypt.
I sigh, untap, and draw
The combo plan behind me, I tap out to play the Dragon, which exiles all of my mana and gives me a 7/7.
Two turns later, I've drawn blanks, but my opponent is at 1 life. I pass, and he has one turn to find an answer.
He draws his card and casts a Cunning Wish. Wish resolves, and he goes to his sideboard to pull out:
I look confused for a moment, until he smiles and announces:
With Hero's Reunion on a stick, he goes up to 8 life each turn, leaving my Dragon (still the only permanent on my side of the board) one power short of killing him.
Unless, of course, the top card of my library is
which I immediately use to cast
which attacks for 1 and wins the game.