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Oct
3
revised How many lands should I have in my sealed or draft decks?
4 boosters, not 3 boosters
Oct
3
comment How many lands should I have in my sealed or draft decks?
So what's the magic number for a 30-card sealed deck?
Oct
3
asked How many lands should I have in my sealed or draft decks?
Sep
19
asked What's a cantrip?
Sep
13
accepted Can the Mirror-Mad Phantasm rescue itself?
Sep
13
comment Can the Mirror-Mad Phantasm rescue itself?
You beat me to it :).
Sep
13
comment Can the Mirror-Mad Phantasm rescue itself?
(Self-answering:) I believe that creature death is a state-based effect, not a stack-based effect, so it actually isn't possible to cast instants in the moment between when the creature dies and when it enters the graveyard. However, I think our old play style was still technically legal while combat damage used the stack, as you could activate abilities and put them on the stack before damage resolved, then resolve them even if the activating creature had died.
Sep
13
comment Can the Mirror-Mad Phantasm rescue itself?
I hadn't thought of the first-strike trick, but that would obviously work. Is there no timing slot between "damage applies" and "creatures enter graveyard"? In my old play group we used to do things in that slot all the time as the "last chance" to use abilities on creatures that were about to die.
Sep
13
asked Can the Mirror-Mad Phantasm rescue itself?
Sep
9
comment How do I manage double-faced cards in Innistrad (MTG) tournament play?
Fortunately, I mostly play online these days, where the problem of how to handle these cards will be moot :).
Sep
9
comment How do I manage double-faced cards in Innistrad (MTG) tournament play?
I read about these cards and could only thing, "What are they smoking down there in Magic R&D these days?"
Sep
7
accepted Using the Baron
Sep
6
comment Using the Baron
@Ryan, I was speaking imprecisely. I know that the Baron discards rather than trashing,
Aug
29
awarded  Editor
Aug
29
revised Using the Baron
said "discarded" rather than "traded" for exactness
Aug
29
asked Using the Baron
Aug
23
comment How can I improve my deck building skills?
I subscribed to the podcast and am enjoying it immensely. Thanks for the tip.
Aug
23
comment How can I improve my deck building skills?
@adamjford, thanks for posting the link to that article. It was extremely educational, and got me rethinking some things. The most successful deck I ever built, for example, was a black/white deck that keyed off of Pestilence and Soul Link. I had previously attributed this to the fact that I could turn Pestilence into a life gain for me, but on reflection the card advantage may be more important. Pestilence can create a persistent card advantage by wiping away small creatures repeatedly, while Soul Link neutralizes the opponent's big creatures. Food for thought.
Aug
23
accepted How can I improve my deck building skills?
Aug
19
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