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Dec
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Storage Wars: MtG Black Lotus, others, actual worth?
Dec
13
comment Are there any bridge systems where cards played convey deeper information in a manner similar to bidding systems?
Isn't that the very definition of illegal communication? Or do I misunderstand the question? Not a bridge expert.
Dec
3
comment Angel's Grace and Phyrexian Unlife
You actually lose in your own cleanup, not the next player's upkeep.
Dec
2
comment What is the difference between Hexproof and a card like Canopy Cover?
The "why" is really simply that hexproof hadn't been invented/added to the game as a universal keyword at the time that card was printed. The fact that the actual functionality is a little bit different when the aura is controlled by a different player than the enchanted creature would be the reason the card hasn't been errata'd to say "enchanted creature has hexproof."
Nov
23
comment Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
You could certainly just sort of memorize the changes and pretend your militia are regulars and your daggers are long-spears. That would help jump-start the game a bit. The only way in which the cards are really 'incompatible' that you need to track is effects on old cards that say "battle:" should be converted to "aftermath:" when using the advance rules.
Nov
21
revised Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
added 935 characters in body
Nov
21
answered Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
Nov
21
comment Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
My group blows through a 4 player game in 45 minutes (not including setup) with experienced players. Are you playing the actual original Thunderstone with no expansions, or Thunderstone Advance?
Nov
15
comment How do Strionic Resonator and Charmbreaker Devils interact?
You don't even need two to start with. If it's an instant you could get it back, cast it, then get it back again.
Nov
8
awarded  Custodian
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which effect triggers first in MTG: Mage Slayer or Mystifying Maze
Oct
30
comment How much time do I get to read a card before I counter it?
Gendolkari doesn't like my Chaos Orb deck :(
Oct
24
comment Is it possible to destroy Dragon Mantle without the owner successfully activating it?
Also, in standard tournament policy, 'pump X times' is considered a proposal for a shortcut, not putting X activations on the stack without passing priority. (On the basis that making people sit there declaring each one individually in order to play 'correctly' is a stupid waste of time.)
Oct
21
revised What happens with Lifelink when a creature's power exceeds its blocker's toughness?
added 633 characters in body
Oct
21
answered What happens with Lifelink when a creature's power exceeds its blocker's toughness?
Oct
21
revised Shipwreck Singer: When can the first ability be activated?
edited body
Oct
20
comment How do creature that exile themselves interact with Whip of Erebos?
Yes, this caused tons of questions when the Unearth mechanic that Whip of Erebos is based on was in standard. No idea why the didn't change the templating to make it more clear.
Oct
19
answered How do creature that exile themselves interact with Whip of Erebos?
Oct
18
comment Activating abilities of creatures while it is in stack
Yes, static abilities of permanents only function while the card is on the battlefield unless otherwise stated or required. Hexproof does nothing while a card is on the stack. (Neither does, Protection From Blue, for example.)