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Aug
22
comment How can I reduce the planar die “whiff factor” with house rules?
Welcome to B&CG SE! I very much appreciate having a playtested answer. :)
Aug
15
comment What is the most effective creature that can be resurrected from the graveyard in MTG?
@John 60-card deck + 15-card sideboard = 75 cards. "In your 75" means the card is worth having available but you need to evaluate the metagame (i.e. your expected competition) to determine whether it's worth starting with or only something you have ready for games 2-3.
Aug
12
comment Running a MTG draft without actually having to buy new boosters for each player every single time?
I can all but guarantee you that none of the rares pictured in that big pile of cards will ever end up as "bonus rares." You will get 100+ copies of Netter en-Dal, though.
Aug
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
5
revised Land ratio vs mana curve
updating a bit with numbers that seem to suit the modern-day metagame better; separating out Legacy/Vintage
Aug
5
comment How many lands should I have in my sealed or draft decks?
"Why do I need this ratio?" is discussed in more detail here: boardgames.stackexchange.com/a/7592/1910
Jul
25
comment Are power and toughness “used up”?
Note that a lot of the MTG Planeswalker video games use reducing toughness as a shorthand for "how much more damage this creature can take." So you'll see that 4/4 turn into a 4/3 with the 3 in red. This is just a visual shorthand. It's still a creature with toughness 4.
Jul
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
1
comment Who gets to “search target player's graveyard, hand, and library?”
@svidgen Yes, do the actions exactly in the order specified, skipping any that can't be done (e.g. if a spell tells you to discard a card and you have none in hand).
Jun
30
comment Do morph cards suffer summoning sickness
@Pacerier At this point, you're asking unrelated questions in the comments. Please post your question as an actual question or take it to chat.
Jun
30
comment How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
@Pacerier Brainstorm and Ponder are cards that are played in Legacy. Anticipate is a similar card in Khans of Tarkir. Nobody plays Anticipate in Legacy because Brainstorm is better. The same will likely be true of whatever similar blue card is printed in the next set, because Brainstorm will be better than that card as well. (Ponder is played because you would play 6-8 Brainstorms if you could, but you can only play 4, and it's the next-best card for that role.) But people play Anticipate in Khans of Tarkir Standard because they can play Anticipate but can't play Brainstorm.
Jun
29
comment Can I counter a land-creature?
@Pacerier The comprehensive rules are the actual rules of the game. Rulings in Oracle are statements about how to apply those rules correctly to the case at hand. Basically answers to common judge questions.
Jun
15
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May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
22
comment What happens when a commander is exiled?
@Mr.Zero Thanks for remembering this question. Updated!
May
22
revised What happens when a commander is exiled?
Updated for rules revision
May
14
awarded  Nice Question
May
13
comment Can uncounterable spells still be countered somehow?
@murgatroid99 I think optimizing for the common visitor, in this case, means "Yell at the devs to patch the system so [mtg] links aren't broken constantly anymore."
May
11
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