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Apr
1
comment Can Astral Slide plus Viridian Shamen kill Glimmervoid living off of Blinkmoth Nexus?
If the glimmervoid trigger is on the stack you just slide the blinkmoth....?
Mar
10
comment Does a game exist where some win, some lose, and some don't?
Wait, what, it's possible to actually survive to the end of a game of galaxy trucker?!?! ;)
Mar
9
comment Does any cards care about the color of mana spent on other spells/abilities?
I sure hope not, what a colossal hassle and judging disaster it would be to have such a card in a format.
Feb
18
comment If a player goes to “combat”, and then activates an ability, what is the game state?
Every scenario I can think of where that even matters that would actually happen with cards commonly played in tournament decks, it's really Noah who's getting the informational advantage anyway
Feb
18
comment If a player goes to “combat”, and then activates an ability, what is the game state?
Not that it's relevant to determining if there's a single 'right' answer, but I've done this or seen this done countless times in PTQs, sometimes with judges watching, and don't recall anyone ever actually feeling it required intervention.
Jan
11
comment Are players permitted to resolve errors between themselves, without involving a judge?
Well yes, obviously if Sarah had used Ponder without shuffling on the previous turn and were now trying to get away with shuffling away a card she had seen then that's not a "minor error" that her opponent would likely agree to resolve without a judge. At a high level the resolution for 'looking at extra cards' is "shuffle it away" without trying to account for the infinite corner cases MTG creates, any of which should prompt involving a judge.
Jan
11
comment Are players permitted to resolve errors between themselves, without involving a judge?
Those are the correct resolutions in both cases, the only additional consequence of calling a judge would be the warnings...
Dec
30
comment Foil rares in booster boxes?
In fairness the contents are not truly random. They do some collating to prevent "box mapping" but I doubt it's actually possible, within the bounds of the printing and manufacturing system used to pack the boxes, to actually open a box with zero premium cards.
Oct
23
comment MTG Cards that interact with each other by name
Clearly the guy who asked the question finds the answer he got useful? Isn't that enough? This is stackexchange not wikipedia
Oct
23
comment MTG Cards that interact with each other by name
You forgot urzatron :)
Oct
21
comment In Magic, is the player going first advantaged?
re: last paragraph if you look at your hand before declaring to play first or second you then lost the choice and have to play first.
Oct
1
comment What are the reasons behind naming the “community chest” and “chance” cards in Monopoly?
Atlantic City is also primarily known for its casinos and gambling, hence 'Chance' being thematic.
Sep
1
comment Is there a card that lets me draw whenever a card is put in an opponent's graveyard?
One speculates that if another card had the same effect as Painter's Servant it would also be banned in Commander for all the same reasons....!
Aug
13
comment Is there a card that lets me draw whenever a card is put in an opponent's graveyard?
A clause one imagines was added to the card specifically to prevent a painter+grindstone type combo in modern!
Jul
16
comment When should a judge intervene in a match?
Do you have an example? You should never allow an actual violation of game rules to go uncorrected. Two matches later they try it again and say "Well last time the judge was looking right at it and didn't say anything" and now both they and their opponent think that's how the game is played. The amount of "Sloppy Play" that ultimately leads to legal game states that is tolerated at Regular is maybe more flexible.
Jul
4
comment Can more lands be tapped for mana than needed?
@Pacerier Uh... yes, it does? "that player announces what mana is still there." ?
Apr
29
comment How do I handle a late player for Battlestar Galactica?
Making them the Cylon leader is probably the safest bet. Least likely to distort the early rounds with one faction being over-represented by active players.
Apr
29
comment Am I allowed to shuffle my hand when ever I want?
Also the premise of the original question is a bit flawed in that there is no rule that says the resolution of discard at random happens by your opponent choosing a face down card. You can always simply lay your hand out and use a fair dice roll or some other method if you prefer.
Apr
9
comment If an effect would prevent a spell from doing damage, does it continue to prevent that damage after the spell changes zones?
Part of the confusion is perhaps the mis-statement 'Searing Blood triggers from the graveyard.' It would be 'The delayed triggered ability created by the resolution of Searing Blood triggers.'
Apr
8
comment How to make Rotate Dial with rivet?
Find some FFG X-Wing miniatures on eBay and wash the dials with acetone?