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I'm a postdoc doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
comment Why am I unable to draw cards in Magic 2014?
Uh... wait, what? I can't figure out what you're asking here. The way you draw a card in Magic is that you pick it up from the top of the deck and put it in your hand. Or are you asking about Duels of the Planeswalkers instead?
Dec
9
comment Are (un)tapped permanents still legal targets for “(un)tap target permanent” effects?
@Chairforce the reason "cost/resolving" plays a role in this is that in the question, you gave two examples of costs that require tapping a permanent, and used them to formulate a hypothesis about effects that entail tapping a permanent, which suggests there's something pretty significant that you don't understand about the difference between cost and effect. It actually doesn't matter for the question you want to ask, but explaining that it doesn't matter is part of answering your question as asked.
Dec
7
comment Double Hardened Scales
So to clarify what @HaoYe said, in the situation you described neither Hoplite should have had any counters at all.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
@Pow-Ian though summoning the tokens often costs at least as much as you save by using them for convoke! Still, it is possible and legal.
Nov
30
comment If Nighthowler is attached as an Enchantment to a Creature, what different things can it do?
It might be worth mentioning that the reason you add +X/+X to the enchanted creature's P/T is because Nighthowler says so right on the card: "Enchanted creature gets +X/+X," and has nothing to do with the fact that Nighthowler would have power and toughness X/X if it were a creature.
Nov
29
comment What happens in this infinite damage/infect loop?
"Crashes" is very appropriate wording (not sure if that's what you were referencing).
Nov
29
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
@corsiKa (3 comments up) well, I don't really think it's worth noting here ;-) The sub-stacks have little to no relevance in Magic.
Nov
28
comment Does “an attacking creature” count as “a creature that attacked”?
Hi zo0x - I changed your title to better reflect the question you're asking in the body of your post. The question in your earlier title is easily answered "no" because after combat, there are creatures that have attacked this turn but there are no attacking creatures, but that's not what it seems you're asking about. If my edit was inaccurate, feel free to change it of course!
Nov
28
revised Does “an attacking creature” count as “a creature that attacked”?
clarify title
Nov
27
revised In what kind of deck is Aether Vial good?
deleted 31 characters in body
Nov
27
comment In what kind of deck is Aether Vial good?
Ah, well then I'll edit accordingly. I haven't followed Modern that closely so I guess I missed it.
Nov
27
answered In what kind of deck is Aether Vial good?
Nov
24
comment Damage to player when activating Flying ability after 'Declare Blockers' step
It's also in the rules: "509.1b. If an attacking creature gains or loses an evasion ability after a legal block has been declared, it doesn't affect that block." So this is not something unique to Leaping Master. (i.e. the ruling is just a clarification)
Nov
17
comment Can I sacrifice a creature that I lost control of after activating its ability?
You don't tap Tar Pitcher to sacrifice it, you tap it and sacrifice it to deal damage. If that helps at all.
Nov
4
comment Enchantment and other continuous effects priority
Incidentally this whole question has nothing to do with the idea of "priority" which determines when each player is allowed to play spells and abilities.
Nov
4
comment When resolving Extract, do I need to know what card I'm looking for?
@ProductionValues seems pretty clear to me: you are looking for a card. Anything that counts as "a card" is fair game to be found by the search. If an ability said "search your library for a land card" then you could find anything that is a land card. If it said "search your library for a green creature card with converted mana cost less than 6" then you could find anything that is a green creature card with CMC less than 6. Would you argue that these are all unclear because you don't know which piece of cardboard you are allowed to get?
Oct
17
answered Do -1/-1 counters count as damage?
Oct
17
comment Mimic Vat and Exiling
@ikegami (1) no, you didn't. jwodder's answer is a prime example of the literal interpretation being the correct one, and nothing you said refutes that. If you'd like to discuss this further it's probably time to move it to chat. (2) Thanks; I couldn't think of an example offhand so I wasn't sure.
Oct
17
comment Mimic Vat and Exiling
@ikegami As I said, it's a rule of thumb; there are rare exceptions, such as the one you brought up. That being said, are you sure it would actually be templated that way?