I considered a desynch, but since it was such an odd one I thought I'd mention it:
In PvP1 (unupped only) opponent plays upped pillar and passes turn; next turn plays all cards, they are all upped, without having the quanta reserve for it. It goes on to kill me in three turns since it plays a most effective deck. I am not sure if he draws additional cards.
I am familiar with the Malignant Cell and regenerating HP each turn desynch variation, but this one seemed extraordinary. Perhaps it is nothing.