Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game for 2 or more players, set in a variety of fantastical realms. The cards represent the player's resources and available spells and their interactions lead to an often high paced battle of wits.

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Magic: The Gathering Sorcery vs Activated Abilities

The question I have is for a hypothetical situation where even though rules state(if I read correctly) that activated abilities are in their own unique stack to their owner. Player A plays a field ...
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Does a card moving from Exile to Exile count as being moved?

I know the Commander replacement effect allows you to move your Commander to the Command Zone if it would be exiled or put into its owner's hand, graveyard or library from anywhere. My question is ...
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Do commanders “die” if they go to the command zone instead?

If my commander would die and I opt to move it to the command zone instead of the graveyard, does it cause a "when a creature dies" ability trigger? An example would be Fool's Demise. If my opponent ...
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How does Tarmogoyf interact with changelings?

What would happen if you had a Mirror Entity (or any card with changeling) in your graveyard and a Tarmogoyf in play? Would Tarmogoyf's ability only count Mirror Entity as a shapeshifter type creature ...
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If Ink-Eyes brings a creature back and then her owner loses in a multiplayer game, does the rezzed creature go to graveyard?

So say I have a creature in my graveyard in a 3-player game, and one of my opponents uses Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni to bring it back from the dead. That player then goes on to lose. Does my creature ...
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Are you allowed to shuffle your library at any time?

Of course, there are some spell cards that allow you to look through your deck to find some sort of card, usually sorcery cards that let you find basic lands in your library or something and then ...
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How is infect a fair mechanic? [closed]

Thee infect mechanic from Scars of Mirrodin has never seemed fair to me in any way. All of the game's win conditions have always been equally difficult to achieve: dealing 20 damage, milling an ...
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Why would anyone use Necromancer's Assistant? [closed]

The card Necromancer's Assistant is kind of useless. You sacrifice 3 random cards to play it, it can be destroyed by any card, and its power is only decent. When would you use this card?
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When multiple cards get triggered, which goes on the stack first? [duplicate]

Jhessian Thief is one of several attackers, and Black Cat is one of several blockers. Jhessian Thief is not blocked and damages the player, while Black Cat dies. I know that damage is dealt ...
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When are players obligated to tell their opponent that the storm count is wrong?

Nathan and Alice are playing a Modern tournament at Competitive REL. Alice is playing Storm, and keeping track of the storm count using a spindown. "Storm count" is shorthand for "the number of spells ...
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How to protect a tribal deck from Extinction?

I put together a Legacy Elfdrazi deck relying on Elvish Piper, Concordant Crossroads, some mana dorks and a bunch of tutoring like Green Sun's Zenith and Worldly Tutor to get Emrakul, the Aeons Torn ...
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Is a land a colourless spell?

I know lands are colourless, but is a land a colourless spell? Would it activate Molten Nursery or any other card that is activated with a colourless spell?
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Jar of Eyeballs vs mass destruction

A Pernicious Deed is destroying my token army along with my counterless Jar of Eyeballs. Can I use the jar's activated ability before it goes to the graveyard?
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How do Rest in Peace and Progenitus interact?

What happens to my Progenitus when it tries to die and there is a Rest in Peace in play?
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Does discarding your commander to the command zone trigger discard effects?

There is a rule in commander that lets you put your commander in the command zone instead of other zones: If a Commander would be put into a library, hand, graveyard or exile from anywhere, its ...
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Returning card to hand off Emeria Shephard from Plains trigger

If I trigger Emeria Shepherd ability of a Plains, may I choose to place the card in my hand instead of into the battlefield?
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Regal force and cyclonic rift

Say I have 2 green creatures out and I cast Regal Force. My opponent responds by overloading Cyclonic Rift. Do I draw 3, 1, or 0 cards, and does Regal Force get bounced?
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Sacrifice Question [duplicate]

I have two creatures and barrage of expendables on the battlefield. My opponent casts a spell with the effect: "Each opponent sacrifices a creature" Can I choose to sacrifice creature 1, then before ...
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Are two Indestructible creatures safe from each other, or do they somehow cancel each other out and destroy each other?

My friend attacked with Colossus of Akros (Monstrous 20/20 indestructible) and I blocked with my Xenagos, God of Revels (6/5 indestructible). I believe that our creatures are safe since indestructible ...
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Sacrificing an attacking creature that should die

In a recent game, my opponent declared his attacker with a (5/5) creature and I declared my blocker with a (2/3). I then played an Instant to make my (2/3) into a (5/3). Then my opponent used an ...
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How exactly does “fight” work?

Of all keywords, fight is the most confusing to me. Whan creature X fights creature Y, do you only count plain power/toughness? How do you count enchantments, counters, static abilities of other ...
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Where does the phrase “MTG is not a game about reflexes” come from?

I recently got talking to a long term payer who when I asked him why he got into MTG told me that he was heavy into the FPS shooters of the 90's but as a teenager developed a tremor in his hands that ...
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When can protection from creatures be played

The other day I was in a situation where my opponent had 3 creatures on the board (4/4, 3/3, 1/1) and I had one creature on the board (6/6). My opponent attacked with all three creatures and I chose ...
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Progentius vs Cowardice

So my friend thinks that Cowardice will get rid of Progenitus but since a spell can't target Progenitus it can't target it. Now he also said I can target it but it fizzles but he would be doing an ...
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Life gain against fatal spell damage

I was recently in the following situation. I had an untapped sunscorch regent and 5 life. It was my opponents turn and he cast Beacon of destruction. Would I have died or would I have 1 life ...
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Does guiltfeeder still cause loss of life if it's killed by an instant after attacking?

If an opponent attacks me with Guiltfeeder, and I destroy it with an Instant after it has been declared an Attacker, what happens? Fear Whenever Guiltfeeder attacks and isn't blocked, ...
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In magic the gathering can I tap a creature at the attacking/blocking phase?

I was looking at this link and was kind of confused. In Magic, when can I tap my opponent's creatures to prevent them from attacking? So if a instant says tap target creature and they attack I ...
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Efficient Elemental Manland Creation

I know cards like Nissa, Worldwaker will get a whole bunch of new lands and make them into Elementals, but are there any way to make all the lands you currently have on the battlefield into Elementals,...
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Do I lose control of a creature if the aura which granted me control of it is destroyed?

I gain control over a creature with e.g. Hypnotic Siren. Do I lose control over that creature if the enchantment is destroyed?
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Protection from color vs hexproof

If I have a prevent all damage from a green source and I am attacked with a creature who is black green and the opponent has paid for its hexproof ability, will I still be protected?
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Proposal of New Card in MTG

Where - if anywhere - can I go to put forward a proposal of a new card in magic the gathering? I figured that the cards must go through a process before being released I was wondering if I could get ...
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Can Supply-Line Cranes supply themselves?

When Supply-Line Cranes enter the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. Can the cranes target themselves?
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Does “Sacrifice a creature” trigger “sacrifice this creature” [duplicate]

When choosing a creature to sacrifice (originated from a "sacrifice a creature" instruction), if the creature that is being sacrificed has "sacrifice this creature (for whatever result)", does it ...
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Ordering triggers

Hey I have yet another question from my esper rally deck. My opponent is at 3 life. I have no more cards in my library and no creatures in play. My graveyard has Nantuko Husk, Zulaport Cutthroat, 2 ...
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Does Misthollow Griffin's from-exile ability work if it's exiled face down?

Player A exiles their Misthollow Griffin face down with their Bane Alley Broker. Can player A cast that Misthollow Griffin from exile? If no, then: There are only 2 players, and player B ...
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How does the example of rule 601.2h work?

I'm having trouble understanding the example of rule 602.1h in the Magic Comprehensive Rules. 601.2h The player pays the total cost in any order. Partial payments are not allowed. Unpayable costs ...
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Inherited thousands of Magic Cards

I have inherited over 20,000 Magic cards. What is the best way to find out what they are worth for selling. Do I need to look up each card? How? Where?
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What qualifies as a “monocolored creature”?

I'm a little confused about what a "monocolored creature" is. Defiler of Souls is definitely not, having a mana cost of 3BBR - Black and red is definitely not monocolored. Birds of Paradise ...
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How does Chains of Mephistopheles interact with Dredge

If Chains of Mephistopheles is on the battlefield, and I would use my a draw other than my first for the turn to trigger a dredge effect like Dakmor Salvage. What happens?
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Does Hellkite Tyrant in combination with Mycosynth Lattice steal lands?

Say you attack someone for player damage with Hellkite Tyrant whilst Mycosynth Lattice is in play (played by you if it makes a difference). Do you get control of all of your opponents lands? The ...
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Interaction of Pyxis of Pandemonium with Altar of the Brood

I play Pyxis of Pandemonium in a mill deck. I also run Undead Alchemist and Altar of the Brood. I understand that when Pyxis's 7-cost ability resolves, all relevant permanents enter at the same time, ...
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Can Body Double copy the back face of a card in the graveyard?

Just wondering, if the Ludevic's Test Subject is in the grave, can Body Double enter the play copying the Abomination side?
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How does one evaluate the “strength” of a hand in Magic the Gathering?

In MTG (or other games), if one player is dealt a strong hand, and the other a weak one, the first player is likely to win. Unless, of course, the first player plays much worse or is unlucky during ...
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MTG Conspiracy cards allowed in modern

So I always thought that the Conspiracy set was allowed in Modern Format but I recently discovered that there are 65 cards that are not allowed. Can any give me a list or a link for a list of the ...
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MTG Cards that interact with each other by name

So I know that Bogbrew Witch, Festering Newt and Bubbling Cauldron all name each other in their rules text and I was wondering if there are any other cards that do this as well. How can I find more ...
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Can a blocking creature fight? How is damage dealt if it dies? [duplicate]

As the title says, can a blocking creature fight? If so, what happens if the blocking creature dies before damage is dealt? How would damage be dealt during combat? Example: Creature A is a 2/2 and ...
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How does Life and Limb interact with Conspiracy

I control a Sporesower Thallid, Retreat to Emeria and a Kalastria Healer. Then I play Conspiracy and I choose Ally as Creature type. Then I play Life and Limb. Now my questions are: 1) Will future ...
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How 'hard' is a Mindslaver lock?

This is a Mindslaver Lock. Mindslaver controls an opponent's next turn — all actions and decision-making, short of conceding outright — completely. Ten mana (produced by the double-tower "UrzaTron", ...
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What counters can be attached to a player?

Steady Progress allows you to choose any player, and put another counter on them, of a type that already is on them. I am only aware of poison counters on players. Are there others?
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Does Laboratory Maniac's ability cause me to win before state-based actions are triggered?

The situation: I have 9 poison counters and no card in my library, and I control a Laboratory Maniac. I cast Steady Progress, and I choose to proliferate the poison counters on me. Do I win the game ...