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Dec
18
comment Does Progenitor Mimic create copies of itself even when it isn't a creature?
I think this is the correct ruling, but it doesn't seem to me that rule 608.2i applies. The if-statement in the triggered ability is checked when the triggered ability would trigger (rule 603.4). At this point, the object has not "been previously referred to", imo. So the question becomes whether "this creature" on a non-creature permanent still refers to the permanent in general. I can't find anything in the comprehensive rules about this, but it seems in line with e.g. the ruling for undying, that it triggers even for non-creatures (wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Undying).
Oct
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
8
answered What happens to a spell if an oppenent runs out of mana while casting it?
Aug
7
comment In plain English, how does casting spells and using creature abilities work with the stack and priority?
@Rawrgramming As I understand it, it is inverted. The rule still is that if both players pass, the top item of the stack resolves. It mostly matters with spells/abilities that copy spells on the stack; you can not wait to see if the opponent responds before using such abilities. As David_Z says, in the normal case you just pass this priority. In fact, in the Magic online game, the default setting is to always pass prio after casting a spell, unless ctrl is held when casting.
Aug
6
comment In plain English, how does casting spells and using creature abilities work with the stack and priority?
Minor nitpick, prompted by the previous comments: Note that the answer is incorrect for casting multiple spells; it says the Active player gets priority after the spell is put on the stack, but according to 601.2h, the player casting the spell retains priority.
Aug
2
answered Where can I learn to draft online?
Jul
29
comment What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
That would be my interpretation also. I'm not sure how common such prizes are in sanctioned events though.
Jul
29
answered What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
Jul
26
answered When would I use Leyline Phantom?
Jul
23
awarded  Custodian
Jul
23
reviewed Excellent Can abilities with a [Click] cost be used during a run?
Jul
23
reviewed Excellent When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?
Jul
16
comment If creatures targeted by Living Inferno's ability all die, what happens?
@user1873 I'll admit to not being a magic rules expert, but it still seems strange to me. Maybe action has some special technical meaning here, but otherwise, I'd expect dealing damage to be an action. If it had been e.g. "then you gain life equal to the total power of those creatures", it would make more sense to me to use LKI.(Although I still would probably have got it wrong before this discussion :))
Jul
16
comment If creatures targeted by Living Inferno's ability all die, what happens?
@user1873 are you sure about that? I would interpret the quoted text to mean that that part of the ability can't "make that target perform any actions".
May
24
answered Should we take good cards out for better cards while sideboarding (magic 2014 rules update)?
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
7
comment If I lose control of an equipped creature, does the equipment stay attached to it?
This answer is incorrect.The ruling refers to "control of" auras or Equipments. The Aura or Equipment is still attached to the creature, but is controlled by the other player.
Jan
14
comment How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
@tttppp, yes, but that means the skill value is defined in terms of the probability to win, meaning that a statement such as "A game is more luck based if the less skilled player has higher chance to win, with the same difference in skill" is meaningless. This is problematic if you are looking for an objective way to measure luck.
Jan
11
comment How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
Note that the parameter for how wide the curve is for e.g. normal distribution, is not really measurable, as you have no fixed scale for the x axis (i.e. what is "+1 skill"). One attempt at an objective measure might be the limit of the distribution as x goes to infinite, i.e. the probability that the most superbly skilled player imaginable beats a "normal player".