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comment Why is 21 damage from a commander lethal?
Is this a rant disguised as a question?
May
19
comment Can I cast a spell if I might be able to pay its cost but don't know yet?
Before this goes too off-topic/extended: join me in the chat room if you like chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/49/board-and-card-games
May
19
comment Can I cast a spell if I might be able to pay its cost but don't know yet?
@Waterseas Yes, but that's the limited case of doing the same thing over and over again. I meant in the general case, where a player could play a different spell/ability illegally every time.
May
19
comment Can I cast a spell if I might be able to pay its cost but don't know yet?
Good answer, I liked the Selvala citation. Just a clarification though: Casting a spell or activating an ability is considered legal until the opposite is shown, not the other way around as your first statement seems to imply. There is no obligation to "look ahead" and determine whether there is an illegal step before you get to such a point. Of course, if you make it a habit to make illegal plays over and over, you might be punished for slow play or something in high REL, but that's another matter which the CompRules don't care about.
May
14
comment What happens if you are unable to draw because your library is empty?
The CompRules are known to repeat a lot of rules in several places, nothing unusual about this rule in particular in that sense.
May
13
comment Can uncounterable spells still be countered somehow?
Killing an opponent removes all of his/her spells from the stack. That is relevant to multiplayer games.
May
4
comment Why does Cascade exile?
Late comment: I agree with @Affe, if only for the reason that there is a very similar mechanic in Ripple that uses revealed cards instead of exiled: Ripple 4 (When you cast this spell, you may reveal the top four cards of your library. You may cast any revealed cards with the same name as this spell without paying their mana costs. Put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
Apr
13
comment What does 'play' mean in the context of Courser of Kruphix?
I think it deserves a special mention that the usual restrictions to playing lands still apply. Most notably, you can only play 1 land per turn, regardless of whether you played it from hand or from your library via Courser.
Mar
11
comment Is Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood a potential game ender?
Holy crap......
Mar
8
comment Will Enduring Ideal and Dovescape played together leave Enduring Ideal countered?
Don't know, the links are working for me. The format is [mtg:cardname], though certain special characters like ' cause problems.
Mar
6
comment Resolving an ambiguous game state caused by mixing restricted mana
@Rainbolt The comment makes perfect sense. There is no such thing as an "ambiguous game state caused by mixing restricted mana" if every player decision has been properly recorded. Every decision a player can legally make has a defined outcome. Just because players agree on mutually understood, even unspoken or implicit shortcuts does not mean the decisions have not been made.
Feb
19
comment exiling cards from graveyard. can each trigger for multiple cards in play
You absolutely need to clarify what card(s) you are talking about. The answer fully depends on the exact text of those cards.
Feb
16
comment Can abilities that trigger when a permanent becomes targeted trigger multiple times from the same spell?
@Rainbolt Better now?
Feb
16
comment Can abilities that trigger when a permanent becomes targeted trigger multiple times from the same spell?
It was a figure of speech. Target selection happens simultaneously, but you go down the instructions in the order they are written.
Feb
16
comment Does Seeds of Strength trigger Heroic three times?
Actually, I believe I have to revert my comment. 603.2d is the reason. In part it reads "Some trigger events use the word “becomes” (for example, “becomes attached” or “becomes blocked”). These trigger only at the time the named event happens—they don’t trigger if that state already exists", so an object can only "become" a target of a spell once. After the first targeting, it's already the target of the spell, and can't become so again.
Feb
16
comment Does Seeds of Strength trigger Heroic three times?
Seeds of Strength is a spell with 3 abilities, you target each one individually, and each would trigger e.g. Sage of Hours.
Feb
16
comment Does Seeds of Strength trigger Heroic three times?
@murgatroid99 There are plenty of cards that care about getting targeted, and their ability would trigger as often as they get targeted. gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/…
Jan
22
comment How do you deal with the edge of the table in tile laying games like Carcassonne
Since, to the best of my knowledge, the rules don't cover that question, it's entirely up to your group how to handle that situation. The question is therefore entirely opinion-based.
Jan
20
comment If I concede with a morph card on the stack, do I have to reveal the card to my opponent?
"Spell" always implies a card on the stack, because spells can't exist anywhere else, see rule 111.1. On the battlefield, only permanents exist, not spells, see rule 110.1.
Jan
20
comment If I concede with a morph card on the stack, do I have to reveal the card to my opponent?
I wonder, you clearly read my answer to the other face-down question since you proposed an edit to it, what was unclear about the rule I quoted?