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Since the corners of alpha cards are distinctly different from the other editions of magic cards, it would be equivalent to playing with a marked deck, since presumably all your cards won't be alpha.


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No, you cannot counter Dragonlord Dromoka with Voidmage Apprentice. Dromoka cannot be countered at all, it doesn't matter what is trying to counter it. Also "When ~ is turned face up, ..." is a triggered ability. So flipping a card face up is a special action that doesn't user the stack, and once it is face up its ability triggers and is put on the stack. ...


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Is there a limit on Dromoka's can't be countered? Nope, so it can't be countered. And the flip itself isn't an ability, but the triggered counter is an ability.


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Remember the old mtg adage. Effects resolve independent of there source. If a spell triggers then it resolves unless something stops it from resolving. You can counter the ability with a stifle type effect but countering the spell that targeted it does not save the critter


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You still sacrifice the creature, even if the original spell is countered. If a creature has the ability: When [this creature] becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it. and a spell or ability targets it, the following happens in your scenario: The spell or ability goes on the stack, targeting the creature. The creature's ability ...


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Yes, you will still have to sacrifice the creature even if the spell that triggered it gets countered. Examples Let's use Frost Walker as an example. The following events happen: Your opponent casts Lightning Bolt, targeting Frost Walker. Frost Walker's ability triggers. You cast Counterspell, targeting Lightning Bolt. Counterspell resolves. Lightning ...


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You opponent can't interact with the creature because by the time he/she gains priority to cast Disperse, the creature is in the graveyard. The process of casting Tormented Thoughts is: Place the card on the stack Announce modes (N/A) Choose targets Choose divisions (N/A) Check targets Calculate cost Pay cost After 7, players can regain priority.


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The stack does not matter here. Sacrificing a creature is part of the cost of casting Tormented Thoughts (it says so on the card). By the time your opponent has a chance to cast a spell, the creature you sacrificed will be in your graveyard, and therefore not a legal target for Disperse.


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The first part of your question can be answered. Yes, you may end up with more than 4 copies of the same card, and the chances of doing so obviously go up the more packs you buy. People that buy packs in bulk are doing so to get the rare cards, of which there are only one card per pack. You need to buy quite a few packs to get a play set (4 copies) of ...


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You may not change or make illegible a card's name or mana cost. Other restrictions also apply. Yes you can obscure and remove the rules text. You cannot completely replace the art work, the card must still be recognisable by its art. The manacost must still be legible. The name must still be legible. The relevant rules for this question can be found in ...


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Propaganda etc. apply whenever the enemy team attacks your team. In 2HG games you cannot be attacked individually, you always attack or defend as a team, so all attacking creatures attack both players at once and Propaganda costs will have to be paid for those creatures that don't attack Planeswalkers. 810.7a Each team’s creatures attack the other team ...


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Even with Leyline of the Void in play, Scion of the Ur-Dragon's ability still works. The relevant part of the ability is Search your library for a Dragon permanent card and put it into your graveyard. If you do... This is actually a cost, as defined in rule 117.12: Some spells, activated abilities, and triggered abilities read, “[Do something]. If ...


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Yes. "At the beginning of the end step" abilities trigger at, well, the beginning of the end step, while "until end of turn effects" expire at the beginning of the cleanup step, which is after the end step. Thus, Biovisionary's ability will trigger and resolve while all your creatures are still Biovisionaries. Comprehensive Rules references: 512.1. ...


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A +1/+1 Counter exist on the commander. It doesn't count as a loyalty counter, it doesn't increase the loyalty. If by some facet the commander is turned into a creature, the +1/+1 counter would change its power and toughness.


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Non-creature permanents can have +1/+1 counters on them, they just don't do anything until the permanent becomes a creature. Say you have a man land. If you animate it, then add +1/+1 counters to it, they stay on it even when it stops being a creature. Also, cards like Earthen Arms can put counters on any permanent. Its gatherer says: Any permanent can ...


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Just as "Doppelschlag", "Doppio attacco", "Golpe duplo", and many others; "Oubleday ikestray" is just a regular "Double Strike" on a non-english card.


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Nop, it's the same. Keep in mind, Atinlay Igpay is a card from the unhinged set. Meaning you can't normally play it except for casual play (and then usually you have to agree on it specifically). The card is actually called Latin Pig in Pig-latin rules: Juvenile "code" language created by the rearrangement of sounds in a word such that the first ...


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As of the Magic 2015 redesign, rare and mythic rare cards will have a spot at the bottom of the card frame containing a small holofoil stamp. This has two effects: It makes it harder to produce counterfeit versions, so it's a sign of authenticity. It makes the card seem more special. Look, shiny!


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When it enters a new zone, it resets back to its default characteristics. Namely as a creature card. So, you can then recast it as Jace, Vryn's Prodigy. This is based on two rulings on Gatherer: While a double-faced card isn’t on the battlefield, consider only the characteristics of its front face. A double-faced card enters the battlefield with ...


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Mana sources could go on the stack the same way as other effects. The main difference would be that you could be interrupted in between preparing the costs to be payed and actually paying the costs for casting a spell. For instance you could use all your mana sources in preparation for casting a spell, but your opponent reacts by using their own mana ...


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No, the token does not count. Being a commander is a property of the card itself, and is non-transferable.


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Rule 903.3 says Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander. This designation is not a characteristic of the object represented by the card; rather, it is an attribute of the card itself. The card retains this designation even when it changes zones. Only the cards that start the game as commanders count as commanders and can ...


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The cards go back to the hand. The only thing Shipbreaker Kraken can do to them is cause them to not untap. It doesn't do anything to keep them on the battlefield if they get sent back to a hand by Scourge. In fact, it gets even worse. If you Scourge them back to your opponent's hand, and they play them again, they will be allowed to untap as normal. This ...


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To demonstrate exactly how not a big deal it is now, there's a mention in Twenty Things That Were Going To Kill Magic" in 2013: One day, CAPS, the department in charge of laying out and printing the cards, explained that there were a few changes that needed to be made for printing purposes. R&D saw this as a chance to fix a number of other problems ...


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The references section of the Card Frame article on the MTGSalvation Wiki refers to a large number of articles published by Wizards about card frame changes. The ones about the Eighth Edition change that you're asking about are: Card Frame Redesign FAQ, by the magicthegathering.com staff. Frames of Reference, by Mark Rosewater A Scary Card Frame Story, by ...


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Kind of. When Emrakul hits the graveyard, his ability When Emrakul is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library. goes onto the stack. Then priority will first go to the active player and then to the other. After receiving priority, Tormod's Crypt can be activated. Exile all cards from ...


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You reveal the card to all players. 701.13. Reveal 701.13a To reveal a card, show that card to all players for a brief time. If an effect causes a card to be revealed, it remains revealed for as long as necessary to complete the parts of the effect that card is relevant to. If the cost to cast a spell or activate an ability includes revealing a ...


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No, it is so much simpler than the complex responses we give for the stack and priority. Every time you cast a spell it goes up above the table in your hand, you reveal it so the person can read the card and then imagine a small timer going off where you can choose to stop it and interact with the spell being played or "allow it." Simplest and easiest way. ...


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Tapped out is Good database and useful insight for people with intermediate entry level information about the game, but should be in advanced understanding of rules. Great place to play test if you have all the cards remembered, but does take some time. Magic the gathering is a complex game with tons of rules and rules that not only evolve over time, but ...


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You can still play it with the Amulet. On Xenagos' page: The type-changing ability that can make the God not be a creature functions only on the battlefield. It’s always a creature card in other zones, regardless of your devotion to its color.


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Yes you can pay for Kicker when you can a spell off of the Scepter. The Scepter gives your spell an Alternative Cost, and Kicker is an Additional Cost. These work together to make the full cost of the spell. So you pay {2} to activate the Scepter and then when you cast the Chant you can pay an additional {W} if you want to kick it. 117.9. Some spells ...


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Yes you can. When casting a spell w/o paying it's mana cost, you are allowed/required to pay any additional costs. The only cost you ignore is the one printed in the top right. 117.8. Some spells and abilities have additional costs. An additional cost is a cost listed in a spell’s rules text, or applied to a spell or ability from another effect, that ...


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You get a copy for every previous spell, not just the ones you cast. The Storm rules (that you linked to) define Storm in rule 702.39a: Storm is a triggered ability that functions on the stack. “Storm” means “When you cast this spell, put a copy of it onto the stack for each other spell that was cast before it this turn. If the spell has any targets, you ...


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You pretty much figured this out yourself. It doesn't say the spells have to be yours, or that they have to be your opponents' (or that they can't be), so it counts all spells that have been cast. By the way, the rule you quoted in your question appears to be from an older version of the comprehensive rules. The current version is: 702.39a Storm is a ...


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The short answer is that it's because of the New World Order, the massive redesign of how complexity was handled in MTG releases from late 2011. The things that now cause a card to be put at a higher rarity are: Strength of the card overall. More powerful cards are rarer so it's harder for someone to just load their deck up with them and crush people ...


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As you learn more about magic, you're going to learn that land choice is one of the most important things. It's rare because it is a land that offers you more than one color and CAN come in untapped. It's all about the speed. In standard play this is important, but not game-breaking by itself. If you shift to more open formats you learn very quickly the ...


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The land is a rare for a couple reasons: It is a land that can provide two colors and it has the chance to enter untapped. Entering untapped is important for maintaining tempo. It is a dual land*, in the classic sense of having two basic land types(Island Swamp). Lands with two basic types are very important, especially when fetch lands are currently in ...


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You can make a eldrazi + cloudpost because cloudpost will only double every time you lay one down with all 8 locus lands on the field equals to 36 colorless land total


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In magic, when it said "target creature", that means that the spell can only target a creature that already is on the battlefield. Some spells can target a creature (or other permanents) that are in the graveyard, or exiled, or the players themselves, but it's said explicitly in the spell. (thanks RainBolt) The conterspells target the spell itself and not ...


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To answer a couple other parts of the question, any auras and equipments, when you gain control, stay on the creature, but are actually controlled by your opponent. Normally they can't do much, but it depends on the cards. When you use the Displacer's ability, since it leaves the battlefield and returns as a "new card", the auras and equipments are ...


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You won't ever become a creature's owner in a game if you already weren't. 108.3. The owner of a card in the game is the player who started the game with it in his or her deck. If a card is brought into the game from outside the game rather than starting in a player’s deck, its owner is the player who brought it into the game. If a card starts the game ...


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The ruling on the card on the gatherer website says: After the creature returns to the battlefield, it will be a new object with no connection to the creature that was exiled. It won’t be in combat or have any additional abilities it may have had when it was exiled. Any +1/+1 counters on it or Auras attached to it are removed, and any Equipment will no ...


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There are two cases of "Enter the Battlefield" abilities. If the ability is on the creature entering the battlefield, such as Abbot of Keral Keep, Turn to Frog isn't an answer. You can't target the creature until it has entered the battlefield. Once it has entered the battlefield, the Ability has already been triggered and is being added to the stack. ...


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No, Turn to Frog can only be cast on creatures that have already entered the battlefield, so it can't prevent ETB abilities from triggering.


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The question is a bit unclear. If you're trying to sacrifice the Vampire Hexmage to pay for its own activated ability, and to satisfy the Plaguemaw Beast, then no. For each Plaguemaw Beast and Vampire Hexmage, the act of sacrificing a creature is a part of the cost of activating the ability. If you fail to be able to pay the cost, the ability will fail to ...


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Your local community probably has a facebook group where things like this are brought and sold. As they are local they can be a great option as they might be able to pick them up in person instead of paying large amounts for shipping lots of cards.


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The rules only give you permission to cast a spell when you have priority and to cast spells from your hand. One of the first steps in casting a spell is to take the spell from you hand and to put it on the stack. Once you start casting a spell you can't do anything else until you finish casting the spell (that is putting the spell on the stack, which is ...


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There is no rule that specifically governs the physical location of cards on the stack, so you should put them wherever makes the game state clearest. That usually means that you should put them in an actual stack in the play area. Since Instants and Sorceries go to the graveyard when they resolve, if you put them in the graveyard immediately, you are ...


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What is legal? Cards go on the stack when you cast them. They remain there until they resolve or are otherwise removed from the stack. According the the Tournament Rules, the current zone of any object is free information. The stack is a zone. Therefore, the presence of an object on the stack is free information. It does not matter where the card ...



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