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"Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical." ~ Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

"Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding." ~ Abraham Kaplan (1918 – 1993), The Conduct of Inquiry: Methodology for Behavioral Science, 1964, page 28.

"All that is complex is not useful; all that is useful is simple." ~ Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919 – )

"The cost of a mistake is the time required to correct it. With powerful languages and good programming environments, this cost can be greatly reduced. Programming style can then depend less on planning and more on exploration." ~ Paul Graham (1964 – ), ANSI Common Lisp, 1995.


Feb
17
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
31
accepted Can creatures with Undying or Persist escape from Grave Betrayal?
Dec
30
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
6
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
@deworde I meant "first strike combat damage step" and "normal combat damage step". "Until end of combat" means just that, and a game as complex as Magic is bound to run into problems, hence the big rules overhaul in 6th Edition. If you're still confused, please consult the comprehensive rules.
Nov
5
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
@deworde Hasbro tunes the rules as such issues arise. Right now it's declare attack, specify which creatures band together (until end of combat) and what each creature or band attacks, assign blockers (bands count as one creature), assign first strike damage, assign normal combat damage. Damage is dealt simultaneously.
Mar
25
awarded  Yearling
Mar
4
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
3
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
26
asked Can creatures with Undying or Persist escape from Grave Betrayal?
Nov
26
answered Can creatures with Undying or Persist escape from Grave Betrayal?
Aug
28
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
In this piece, Richard Garfield explains how he created Arabian Nights (the first expansion).
Aug
7
comment How does Infinite Reflection work with Commander and commander damage?
This question also asks about a changed commander.
Jul
27
awarded  Teacher
Jul
27
revised Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
added info on Thrun
Jul
27
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
Expensive cards are often said to be mistakes, though. See Skullclamp, Jace the Mind Sculptor, and all the banned/restricted/unreprinted (some even legally unreprintable) cards.
Jul
27
awarded  Commentator
Jul
27
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
Alex P, that's why cards get banned.
Jul
25
revised Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
added link and quote about planeswalkers
Jul
25
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
MtG has many different kinds of elf.
Jul
20
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
Especially as they prefer to back each other up with arrows from above, see the common Timberwatch Elf.