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Jul
25
comment In what order do single spells or abilities that target multiple targets trigger?
@Ikegami My initial comment came from the fact that the answer to the question as asked in the title is in fact APNAP order, but your answer was specific to the situation described in the post. However, you also added the actual rules text which includes the APNAP part, so I think it's just fine.
Jul
25
comment Can Act of Treason allow a Detained creature to attack?
@ikegami Edited. Is control like what indestructible used to be; just something that's true about the object?
Jul
25
comment In what order do single spells or abilities that target multiple targets trigger?
@ikegami Of course, but it this case it seems like there could be some confusion as to who controls the abilities; the person who cast the spell or the person who controlled the permanent with Heroic. Not confusion to you or me, but confusion to someone asking such questions.
Jul
25
comment In what order do single spells or abilities that target multiple targets trigger?
You should mention that he only chooses the order because he controls both Heroric triggers; not because he cast the spell that targeted them... normally the triggers placed on the stack in APNAP order.
Jul
24
comment Sacrifice help With MTG
See my answer on that other question, it specifically addresses this question with my last paragraph about Mogg Fanatic.
Jul
20
comment Promised future trades as part of legal trades? (Solution described, alternatives/comments requested)
I've played with future trading before (don't usually), but when I did, we always phrased it for "I'll give you a sheep for the next wood you get", which basically creates the rule that you describe here.
Jul
20
comment Is there an easy way I can tell if a MTG card is “rare” just by looking at it?
On top of that, some cards have changed rarities across different printings, so it's possible that the symbol on the physical card doesn't accurately show the current oracle rarity of that card.
Jul
20
comment Will clone effects copy extra abilities applied to a creature? If not, why does Twinflame work?
@MisterDood Found it: 110.5b The spell or ability that creates a token may define the values of any number of characteristics for the token. This becomes the token's "text." The characteristic values defined this way are functionally equivalent to the characteristic values that are printed on a card; for example, they define the token's copiable values. A token doesn't have any characteristics not defined by the spell or ability that created it.
Jul
20
comment Will clone effects copy extra abilities applied to a creature? If not, why does Twinflame work?
@MisterDood I found this ruling on Cackling Counterpart: "If the copied creature is a token, the token that's created copies the original characteristics of that token as stated by the effect that put the token onto the battlefield." Still looking for the actual rule that addresses this.
Jul
20
comment Will clone effects copy extra abilities applied to a creature? If not, why does Twinflame work?
@MisterDood As tokens have no "text printed on them", there must be separate rules for what you copy when you copy a token; looking for those rules now.
Jul
20
comment Will Eidolon of Rhetoric also prevent Cipher from working in the same turn as another spell?
Is there a rule showing definitively that "casting a copy" counts as "casting a spell"?
Jul
14
comment polymorphist's jest and emrakul
@JakeP "603.6d Normally, objects that exist immediately after an event are checked to see if the event matched any trigger conditions." Leave-the-battlefield abilities are listed to an exception to this, but enters-the-graveyard abilities are not, so they are covered by that rule.
Jul
14
comment What color are Nissa, Worldwaker's lands?
@ikegami I guess the point was that "Lands by default are colorless", while technically untrue and incorrect; is a fair way to explain colors and lands to someone who isn't familiar with the complexities of the actual MTG rules.
Jul
14
comment Is there a limit to the number of special lands I can put in my deck, like the Temples?
@murgatroid99 That's a rule I never knew. But I suppose it would rarely matter; since you aren't at all likely to draft more than 4 of any card that you would actually want more than 4 of.
Jul
14
comment polymorphist's jest and emrakul
@JakeP, my answer says that "Dies" triggers are NOT the same. That DOES trigger based on the the state of the object as it was on the battlefield. But "Enters the graveyard" triggers do not care where they came from, or what it was when it was there.
Jul
14
comment polymorphist's jest and emrakul
@JakeP; every time the gamestate changes, everything is checked again; starting with the text on the cards and applying each layer of effects.
Jul
14
comment Is there a limit to the number of special lands I can put in my deck, like the Temples?
Wait, in limited formats, there is no 4 card of each type rule?
Jul
14
comment What color are Nissa, Worldwaker's lands?
@ikegami While that is technically true in the rules, there has never been, and almost certainly never will be, a land with a mana cost.
Jul
14
comment What color are Nissa, Worldwaker's lands?
I think it's an important part of the answer that Nissa doesn't assign a color as well though.
Jul
11
comment When does Heroic trigger?
Might be worth mentioning that after Magma Jet is cast, he can cast any instant that targets the favored hoplite, which would then trigger another heroic which would resolve first and save it.