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Jul
11
comment Can someone explain the Damage on the Stack rule change?
You can still do the Prodigal Sorcerer trick to kill a 2/2 by activating its ability after declaring it as a blocker. Tapped blockers have been dealing damage for years. You can't do the Mogg Fanatic trick anymore, though.
May
19
comment Why would you want to play with a deck bigger than 60 cards in MTG?
I disagree. I think 60 is the way to go for almost all serious decks, but not all. On very rare occasions, some people have played 61 (not sure about any more than that) and done well.
May
19
comment Why would you want to play with a deck bigger than 60 cards in MTG?
I think the better phrase would be, "you almost always wouldn't." A number of great players have, on rare occasions, played 61 cards and done well with them, though obviously they put a great deal of thought into the matter. This has been the subject of discussion many times.
May
19
comment Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
Very true. How did I forget about those?
May
19
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May
19
comment What is the “En passant” rule in chess?
@Andrew Vandever: It is rare, but definitely important, like promoting a pawn (queen isn't always the right answer).
May
19
comment Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains?
Good if they have magnetic pieces.
May
19
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
@thesunneversets: I don't always play American Standard, but I never pass on a 14 point hand, balanced or not. As Goren himself said, "if your hand is worth 14 or more points, it MUST be opened." If I don't have a 5-card major or biddable 4-card, I'll usually open a short club instead of a weak(er) 1 NT.
May
19
comment Do the Elf creatures put into the battlefield by Planeswalker Nissa Revane suffer from summoning sickness?
Unless, of course, there is an effect on the board (like an enchantment) that gives haste to creatures, or at least to creatures with a property that the elf has.
May
19
comment In Magic, when can I tap my opponent's creatures to prevent them from attacking?
I think the OP was conflating the beginning of combat with the declare attackers step. As pointed out in other answers, each player has priority at the beginning of combat to do things, like tap down potential attackers, before the declare attackers step.
May
19
comment In Magic, when can I tap my opponent's creatures to prevent them from attacking?
+1: Good answer, including the little history lesson.
May
19
comment In Magic, when can I tap my opponent's creatures to prevent them from attacking?
+1: Very good answer. This should be very helpful to people.
May
19
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May
18
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