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Dec
10
comment Is drawing multiple cards an atomic action?
Also of note is that each draw can be individually responded to. If you watch professional players, they will never, for example, draw three cards in one swipe. The will draw one, carefully and visibly look at it, and then move it to their hand, and then repeat this action for each of their cards. Of course, they still do all this faster than I could draw them in one go, because they do it so much.
Dec
8
comment civ 2 tech writing
Could simply be that civ 2 was the best of the civ series (which it is) so OP assumes that's the core game it's modeled after.
Dec
8
comment If I copy a legendary creature, can I activate its ability before the Legend rule takes effect?
As long as you're doing a token deck, consider Hammer of Purphoros to give your creatures (including your cloned Krenko) and the newly spawned goblins all haste.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
That calls into question whether or not two questions with the same answer are the same question.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
Along ikegami's line, I often hear the rule (302.6) summarized as "it just can't tap itself, other things can tap it". Of course, this isn't completely accurate as the rules and cards like gilt-leaf show.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
@Rainbolt it's not a bug, it's just a merge conflict - they have to use some protocol to resolve the conflict manually, and they just use "most-recently-approved-edit overwrites" - they could use something like a diff and then apply the diffs, but this is just simpler.
Nov
29
comment Can you change the order of cards in a Graveyard?
I think in most circumstances, though, you'll find that (even in sanctioned tournaments) by default you CAN change the order of your graveyard because many more games are played with non-order-caring cards than with order-caring cards. So while you're answer may be technically correct, from a practical perspective, it seems to over-represent how often it matters.
Nov
29
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
It's only not worth noting if you know they don't have any relevance. If you didn't know that (like OP probably didn't) then it is worth noting because it speaks to his frame of mind when he asked the question.
Nov
28
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
There is only ever one Stack, but the concept of a stack is not unique to Magic. If OP is familiar with the properties of a stack, he may assume (incorrectly) all of those properties apply to "the Stack".
Nov
28
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
It's worth noting that technically, every element in a stack is the root of another stack entirely contained within its parent stack. So every stack is parent to n-1 substacks where n is the size of the original stack.
Nov
26
comment Mishra's Factory - Rarity and Peasant/Pauper Legality
@ikegami you mean prompts the question =) begs the question would mean the answer assumes it is allowed as an uncommon as an accepted fact for the answer, and then proceeds to prove that it is allowed as an uncommon (which would be rather silly, of course).
Nov
18
comment What is the ability Flash about?
You're right, I don't get to decide what you can and can't downvote. But that doesn't mean that your arguments for why you chose to downvote are logically sound (not that they need to be, granted) and actually you could construct a reasoned argument why given your stated reasons your downvote is actually unethical. Strange, but true. It is far beyond the scope of this comment, so we'll have to agree to disagree, but I really think you should do some soulsearching on it. Or not. I'm not a cop.
Nov
18
comment What is the ability Flash about?
You're a developer, are you honestly going to say you've never read documentation that spelled things out perfectly but you were still confused afterward? It happens sometimes. And honestly, a lot of people mentally tense up when they get to the CR. They assume it's so complicated they could never really understand it. In any case, it isn't prudent to downvote a question based on comments. Comments are second class citizens on Stack Exchange.
Nov
18
comment What is the ability Flash about?
@Rainbolt it's quite clear where his confusion is. You and I know flash means "you can play this card at instant speed", but he is reading it to mean "you can play any creature at instant speed while this card is on the battlefield", which is a not-completely-crazy interpretation of the wiki text.
Nov
17
comment Are activated abilities only abilities with mana costs?
The trick is... if it has a colon, it's an activated ability.
Nov
13
comment Can Skullcrack's damage be prevented?
I suspect his confusion is that if they all happen at the same time, the skullcrack damage might not "see" the game-defining characteristic of damage not being prevented. You and I know that's not the appropriate interpretation, but I suspect that's what's occurring.
Nov
6
comment Does the attack or defender decide the order of damage assignment to blockers?
Semantics aside, I tend to conceptualize the damage-assignment order as the blocking-order, just that the attacker chooses that order. I could be in the minority on this opinion.
Nov
5
comment If both players are killed at the same time, do they both die?
One other thought I had was that the title on this question isn't what's actually happening... they aren't at the same time. However, an effect could happen at the same time, such as "all players lose 1 life" when they're all at one life. That would cause a draw. It's not what the OP is actually asking in his question, but it IS what the title is asking.
Nov
5
comment If both players are killed at the same time, do they both die?
What made you put the line about "your draw step" - I don't see anything in the post that talks about that. Considering the question is about 'draws' in a completely different context, that line might be confusing.
Nov
4
comment Can Fog Bank be killed by combat damage?
Relevant is using Fog Bank to block something with lifelink causes no life to be gained, since the damage never happened. Same with deathtouch - no deathtouch damage is dealt. If Fog Bank blocks Sengir Vampire, and then you shock it later in the turn, Vampire does not get a +1/+1 counter. Stuff like that.