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comment When can lands be tapped?
By "very early" do you mean "all by the last 5 years?" Mana burn existed until Magic 2010.
Apr
14
comment How does Lava Burst work with hexproof/shroud?
Lava Burst can damage a creature with hexproof if it's your creature.
Apr
3
comment How many meeples should I have according to the expansions that I'm currently using?
I have to agree. Adding more meeples is like adding more money to monopoly. When I talk to my wife about it, she says "it sucks to not have money to buy things" - I try to remind her that deciding what to buy and what to pass on is what makes the game dynamic as opposed to just rolling the dice.
Mar
31
comment Alternative rules for SimCity: The Card Game
SimCity is a classic example of a well designed but poorly developed game.
Mar
21
comment How long before I can move on to a different phase?
Another point to make about point 3 is the shortcuts involved. It's much more likely that someone will counter or respond to your spell than it is you'll actually retain priority. That's why the onus on them is usually to say whether they will respond or not.
Mar
21
comment How long before I can move on to a different phase?
Point three, where they say "okay", is very important. A lot of experienced players will say "okay" to everything you do. I've noticed, over time, the more experienced the player, the more condescending the "okay" is, as though they graciously allow you to play. This has made it into a pet peeve of some people who feel like their game is being controlled by their opponent. (And in some respects, it is; they do have priority after all...)
Mar
20
comment Magic the Gathering lingering spell effect
I believe the proper templating for the "other way of looking at this" would be something like: "Until end of turn, when a creature deals damage, return it to its owners hand". A lot of people think this is what's happening when they see "Return all creatures that dealt damage this turn to their owners hand", probably because they assume "all" isn't limited by time.
Mar
11
reviewed Reviewed Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?
Mar
11
revised Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?
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Mar
11
comment Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?
Something important here is that this only applies if there's a creature with first strike or double strike. You don't always get this second round of priority (if you were hoping to make your opponent pass priority and then sneak something else in or some other shenanigans).
Mar
7
comment Most human-like chess AI
I remember seeing "... sees mate in 11" and then have it blow the line and a few turns later "... sees mate in 14".
Mar
5
comment Do bestow count toward cards that say “when [sub-type] enters on the battlefield”
@murgatroid99 are you saying that "becomes an Aura" implies "loses creature and gains enchantment and Aura"?
Mar
4
comment If a Creature-Planeswalker blocks a creature with infect, what happens?
I really thing the last line could just be deleted. The planeswalker doesn't have 'infect' counters: he has -1/-1 counters that were dealt to a creature. shrug
Mar
4
comment What are the ramifications of turning a planeswalker into a creature?
@ghoppe Well I think 36 pages of "basic" rules is also pretty intimidating. I think it really is fair to say that Magic's complexity (as evidenced by its insane number of rules) is its barrier to entry. Can you think of a higher barrier to entry than Magic's complexity?
Feb
28
comment “Each” and Targeting
@ikegami Isn't that covered by the special exception 114.1b?
Feb
28
comment “Each” and Targeting
More importantly, they have the follow-up ruling under it which says "Because a spell with overload doesn't target when its overload cost is paid, it may affect permanents with hexproof or with protection from the appropriate color."
Feb
26
comment Are there any open source card game like magic the gathering?
I can speak from personal experience that designing games is more fun than playing them. The only problem is that unless you get very mature in your design is usually not something you can share.
Feb
25
comment Can I tap a creature in response to an instant?
Would it be prudent to add in your opening line provided you can pay their cost or something similar?
Feb
24
comment Is there a way to block MTG sorcery spells that view my hand?
It's worth noting that Thoughtseize is most powerful (and some might argue only powerful enough to be worth the time and mana) on turn 1.
Feb
21
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