Let's say i enchant a land with Underworld Connections. Would i be able to tap said land for mana, and use the ability of Underworld Connections concurrently?
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Tapping a land doesn't actually produce mana, activating its ability does. Tapping is merely the paying of the cost to do so.
Unlike abilities that read "Whenever enchanted land is tapped", it's not actually tapping the land that causes Underworld Connections's effect. Tapping is merely paying part of the cost to do so.
As part of activating either the abilities, you will need to tap the land, which will leave you unable to activate the other ability.
Like in real life, just because two abilities have the same cost doesn't mean you can pay the price just once for both.
No, the following rule makes this pretty clear:
So then, if you play Underworld Connections on a Swamp, you now have the following
Tapping is part of the cost of each ability, so you can tap the land to pay either cost, but not both at the same time
No. You can't pay two separate tap costs with a single tap, just as how in real life you can't pay for two separate $1 charges with the same dollar. To be precise, you can't even activate the abilities at the same time; you have to activate one first and pay its cost, and then afterwards the fact that the land is tapped will prevent you from paying the cost for the other ability.