I hope somebody brought dice.

One of the most unique decks in Modern is "Dice Factory," and I was surprised to discover it's the perfect candidate for building on a budget. Revolving around underappreciated cards not played by many, if any, other decks, its staples are all relatively cheap. They come together to form a strong budget foundation to build upon.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Basic Budget Dice Factory by Adam Yurchick

'Basic Budget Dice Factory' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $168.36

Cards

Bottle Gnomes

Market Price: $0.09

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Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: You gain 3 life.

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Urza's Tower

Market Price: $1.27

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Power-Plant, add {C}{C}{C} instead.

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Everflowing Chalice

Market Price: $0.99

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Multikicker {2}
Everflowing Chalice enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each time it was kicked.
{T}: Add {C} for each charge counter on Everflowing Chalice.

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Surge Node

Market Price: $0.02

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Surge Node enters the battlefield with six charge counters on it.
{1}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Surge Node: Put a charge counter on target artifact.

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Mind Stone

Market Price: $1.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Astral Cornucopia

Market Price: $2.41

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Astral Cornucopia enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
{T}: Choose a color. Add one mana of that color for each charge counter on Astral Cornucopia.

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Expedition Map

Market Price: $1.61

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{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Expedition Map: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Coretapper

Market Price: $0.18

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{T}: Put a charge counter on target artifact.
Sacrifice Coretapper: Put two charge counters on target artifact.

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Urza's Mine

Market Price: $1.12

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Power-Plant and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Buried Ruin

Market Price: $0.66

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Mazemind Tome

Market Price: $2.49

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{T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Scry 1.
{2}, {T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Draw a card.
When there are four or more page counters on Mazemind Tome, exile it. If you do, you gain 4 life.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $3.31

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.28

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Ghost Quarter

Market Price: $1.25

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Wastes

Market Price: $2.95

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{T}: Add {C}.

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Walking Ballista

Market Price: $15.16

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Spatial Contortion

Market Price: $0.29

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({C} represents colorless mana.)
Target creature gets +3/-3 until end of turn.

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Sea Gate Wreckage

Market Price: $0.50

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{T}: Add {C}. ({C} represents colorless mana.)
{2}{C}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you have no cards in hand.

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Ugin, the Ineffable

Market Price: $5.16

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Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast.
+1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand.
−3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.

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Mystic Forge

Market Price: $6.67

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast artifact spells and colorless spells from the top of your library.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Exile the top card of your library.

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Sorcerous Spyglass

Market Price: $0.21

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As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Welding Jar

Market Price: $0.42

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Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.

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Urza's Power Plant

Market Price: $1.35

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Dice Factory gets its name for its ability to add a ton of counters to its permanents. It's centered around Surge Node and Coretapper, adding charge counters to Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia. This produces massive mana rocks that accelerate into anything the deck wants to do, like play a counter-laden Walking Ballista.

It backs up this mana rock plan by including the Urza Tron lands and Expedition Map, so it's essentially just a ramp deck, like classic Green Tron in different clothing. It doesn't so reliably find Tron, and doesn't go so big with its haymakers, instead settling for more manageable cards like Ugin, the Ineffable, but it does come with its own advantages.

A massive asset for Dice Factory is Mystic Forge, which the artifact-filled deck abuses to generate massive card advantage. Combined with all of the mana acceleration, it becomes possible to rip through the deck and bury the opponent. Broken enough to be restricted in Vintage and see some play in Legacy, it's underutilized in Modern, and is one of the best incentives to play this deck.

Taking it to the Next Level

The basic budget build is impressive for offering almost the entirety of the Dice Factory experience, but it does leave off the most versatile and powerful card in the deck: Karn, the Great Creator, along with the toolbox of sideboard one-ofs it opens access to.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Built-Up Budget Dice Factory by Adam Yurchick

'Built-Up Budget Dice Factory' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $223.33

Cards

Mystic Forge

Market Price: $6.67

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast artifact spells and colorless spells from the top of your library.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Exile the top card of your library.

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Urza's Tower

Market Price: $1.27

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Power-Plant, add {C}{C}{C} instead.

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Ghost Quarter

Market Price: $1.25

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Astral Cornucopia

Market Price: $2.41

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Astral Cornucopia enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
{T}: Choose a color. Add one mana of that color for each charge counter on Astral Cornucopia.

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Buried Ruin

Market Price: $0.66

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $3.31

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Surge Node

Market Price: $0.02

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Surge Node enters the battlefield with six charge counters on it.
{1}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Surge Node: Put a charge counter on target artifact.

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Inventors' Fair

Market Price: $8.23

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control three or more artifacts, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Inventors' Fair: Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if you control three or more artifacts.

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Karn, the Great Creator

Market Price: $14.80

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Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its mana value.
−2: You may reveal an artifact card you own from outside the game or choose a face-up artifact card you own in exile. Put that card into your hand.

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Spatial Contortion

Market Price: $0.29

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({C} represents colorless mana.)
Target creature gets +3/-3 until end of turn.

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Mind Stone

Market Price: $1.34

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Bottle Gnomes

Market Price: $0.09

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Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: You gain 3 life.

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Wastes

Market Price: $2.95

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{T}: Add {C}.

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Expedition Map

Market Price: $1.61

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{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Expedition Map: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Urza's Power Plant

Market Price: $1.35

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Mazemind Tome

Market Price: $2.49

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{T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Scry 1.
{2}, {T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Draw a card.
When there are four or more page counters on Mazemind Tome, exile it. If you do, you gain 4 life.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.28

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Paradox Engine

Market Price: $6.66

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Whenever you cast a spell, untap all nonland permanents you control.

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Sorcerous Spyglass

Market Price: $0.21

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As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Witchbane Orb

Market Price: $0.50

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When Witchbane Orb enters the battlefield, destroy all Curses attached to you.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control, including Aura spells.)

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Spine of Ish Sah

Market Price: $0.84

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When Spine of Ish Sah enters the battlefield, destroy target permanent.
When Spine of Ish Sah is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Spine of Ish Sah to its owner's hand.

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Ugin, the Ineffable

Market Price: $5.16

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Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast.
+1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand.
−3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.

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Urza's Mine

Market Price: $1.12

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Power-Plant and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Blast Zone

Market Price: $3.68

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Liquimetal Coating

Market Price: $1.15

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{T}: Target permanent becomes an artifact in addition to its other types until end of turn.

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Sea Gate Wreckage

Market Price: $0.50

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{T}: Add {C}. ({C} represents colorless mana.)
{2}{C}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you have no cards in hand.

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Walking Ballista

Market Price: $15.16

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Welding Jar

Market Price: $0.42

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Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.

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Everflowing Chalice

Market Price: $0.99

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Multikicker {2}
Everflowing Chalice enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each time it was kicked.
{T}: Add {C} for each charge counter on Everflowing Chalice.

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Coretapper

Market Price: $0.18

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{T}: Put a charge counter on target artifact.
Sacrifice Coretapper: Put two charge counters on target artifact.

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Upgrade List

Maindeck

Sideboard

Karn, the Great Creator is the only maindeck upgrade necessary from the basic build to an unlimited budget build. And around $10 each it's a great value for the multi-format staple. That said, coming with it is the potential to sink a significant amount of money into high-dollar sideboard bullets. On the other hand, it does open up access to a wealth of cheap staples that can fill most of the sideboard for just a handful of dollars.

There are many examples of great budget sideboard bullets, like Liquimetal Coating, which can turn off any permanent combined with Karn, the Great Creator static, and can destroy lands when combined with its +1. Tormod's Crypt adds an efficient graveyard hoser, Witchbane Orb stops burn, Welding Jar stops an artifact removal, Sorcerous Spyglass beats activated abilities on cards like planeswalkers, and Spine of Ish Sah adds a solution to any problem permanent.

Karn, the Great Creator can no longer find Mycosynth Lattice to lock down opponents, but it does open up a powerful interaction with Paradox Engine. Its ability to untap artifacts does disgusting things when combined with mana rocks making extra mana, and those that add extra counters. At that point the deck can truly go off with Mystic Forge, tapping it to exile cards that can't be cast to keep things going.

This varied assortment makes Karn, the Great Creator well-worth adding even without the budget to buy the full sideboard. From there, it offers the excitement of being able to gradually build up the sideboard with the high-end silver bullets as they're acquired en route to the unlimited budget version.

As part of this upgrade, I've also bolstered the Expedition Map toolbox with Inventors' Fair and Blast Zone. Inventor's Fair is great in a deck full of artifacts, finding whatever piece of the puzzle is missing. Blast Zone as a removal spell is invaluable in a deck otherwise lacking them.

Reaching the Unlimited Budget Build

Moving from a mid-budget Dice Factory deck with Karn, the Great Creator toward an unlimited budget build is just a matter of adding the full suite of sideboard bullets.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Unlimited Budget Build Dice Factory by Adam Yurchick

'Unlimited Budget Build Dice Factory' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $343.76

Cards

Sea Gate Wreckage

Market Price: $0.50

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{T}: Add {C}. ({C} represents colorless mana.)
{2}{C}, {T}: Draw a card. Activate only if you have no cards in hand.

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Paradox Engine

Market Price: $6.66

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Whenever you cast a spell, untap all nonland permanents you control.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $3.31

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Crucible of Worlds

Market Price: $39.58

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You may play lands from your graveyard.

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Coretapper

Market Price: $0.18

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{T}: Put a charge counter on target artifact.
Sacrifice Coretapper: Put two charge counters on target artifact.

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Liquimetal Coating

Market Price: $1.15

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{T}: Target permanent becomes an artifact in addition to its other types until end of turn.

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Surge Node

Market Price: $0.02

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Surge Node enters the battlefield with six charge counters on it.
{1}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Surge Node: Put a charge counter on target artifact.

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Defense Grid

Market Price: $11.45

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Each spell costs {3} more to cast except during its controller's turn.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.28

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Spatial Contortion

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({C} represents colorless mana.)
Target creature gets +3/-3 until end of turn.

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Mind Stone

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Market Price: $30.18

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This spell can't be countered.
When you cast this spell, take an extra turn after this one.
Flying, protection from spells that are one or more colors, annihilator 6
When Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Urza's Mine

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Power-Plant and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Urza's Tower

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Power-Plant, add {C}{C}{C} instead.

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Spine of Ish Sah

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When Spine of Ish Sah enters the battlefield, destroy target permanent.
When Spine of Ish Sah is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return Spine of Ish Sah to its owner's hand.

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Mazemind Tome

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{T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Scry 1.
{2}, {T}, Put a page counter on Mazemind Tome: Draw a card.
When there are four or more page counters on Mazemind Tome, exile it. If you do, you gain 4 life.

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Wurmcoil Engine

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Deathtouch, lifelink
When Wurmcoil Engine dies, create a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with deathtouch and a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with lifelink.

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Ensnaring Bridge

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Creatures with power greater than the number of cards in your hand can't attack.

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Wastes

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{T}: Add {C}.

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Ghost Quarter

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Mindslaver

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{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Mindslaver: You control target player during that player's next turn. (You see all cards that player could see and make all decisions for the player.)

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Ugin, the Ineffable

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Colorless spells you cast cost {2} less to cast.
+1: Exile the top card of your library face down and look at it. Create a 2/2 colorless Spirit creature token. When that token leaves the battlefield, put the exiled card into your hand.
−3: Destroy target permanent that's one or more colors.

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Witchbane Orb

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When Witchbane Orb enters the battlefield, destroy all Curses attached to you.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control, including Aura spells.)

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Mystic Forge

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast artifact spells and colorless spells from the top of your library.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Exile the top card of your library.

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Walking Ballista

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with mana value equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Urza's Power Plant

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{T}: Add {C}. If you control an Urza's Mine and an Urza's Tower, add {C}{C} instead.

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Everflowing Chalice

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Multikicker {2}
Everflowing Chalice enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each time it was kicked.
{T}: Add {C} for each charge counter on Everflowing Chalice.

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Buried Ruin

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Buried Ruin: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Inventors' Fair

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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control three or more artifacts, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {C}.
{4}, {T}, Sacrifice Inventors' Fair: Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. Activate only if you control three or more artifacts.

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Karn, the Great Creator

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Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its mana value.
−2: You may reveal an artifact card you own from outside the game or choose a face-up artifact card you own in exile. Put that card into your hand.

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Astral Cornucopia

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Astral Cornucopia enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
{T}: Choose a color. Add one mana of that color for each charge counter on Astral Cornucopia.

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Expedition Map

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{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Expedition Map: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Upgrade List

Sideboard

There are many excellent artifacts available for the toolbox that demand a high price for their power, but are unmatched in what they can do. Examples like Ensnaring Bridge to shut down creatures, Crucible of Worlds to re-use lands like Ghost Quarter, and Wurmcoil Engine to hose aggro are all true Eternal staples and some of the finest cards in the game. Each adds their own dynamic to help create a truly well-rounded deck.

The stock Dice Factory sideboards also include an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, serving as a haymaker to go over the top against slow opponents. It's certainly not necessary, and without ways to tutor for it, it won't really be missed, especially in today's metagame where control has fallen. But it's an option.

Rolling the Dice

Dice Factory is a great example of what's possible in Modern, where unique strategies dig deep into the massive cardpool and use strange, underutilized cards in powerful ways. When the deck fires on all cylinders, with draws like Surge Node into Everflowing Chalice, or Coretapper into Astral Cornucopia, it can do some pretty impressive things. And like any Urza Tron deck, sometimes it'll get lucky and start slamming haymakers on turn three. With all this available on a shoestring budget, while offering a clear path towards upgrades, Dice Factory is a great option for any Modern player looking for a fun new deck to explore.