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Feb
3
comment Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?
@ThunderToes, Yes, if mana abilities used the stack, activating a land's mana ability would use the stack, and yes, they one could respond to such abilities being activated and counter them. The question asks why this isn't allowed.
Feb
3
comment Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?
@hkBst, Actually, I did cover that. "Plenty of other opportunities to react".
Feb
3
comment Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?
@hkBst, What's your point? I never treated them as interchangeable.
Feb
3
comment Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?
If you meant it's possible to start casting a spell without having the means to produce the necessary mana to cast the spell, that is indeed correct. In fact, since you can't be compelled to create mana [CR 117.3c], you could even have insufficient mana to cast your spell even if you have the lands to produce it. But pull that off in a tournament and you'll get docked for Slow Play. If you have any questions about this, Ask a Question.
Feb
3
comment Why do mana abilities not go on the stack?
@hkBst, Re "Under your interpretation it would also be possible to start casting a spell that you have no hope of paying the mana cost for", It's not only possible, it's the common way to cast a spell. Mana is rarely available when you start casting a spell since the standard practice is to produce it after starting to cast the spell.
Feb
1
revised Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?
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Jan
27
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Jan
24
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Jan
23
comment Can the Resistance Fighters use the fail card?
When "must" means "really should", it's always referring to a future event, and its use is often followed by a "but" clause. Rules tell you what you must do immediately, where "must" always indicates a requirement. Both by the English language and by gaming jargon, the members of the resistance must vote to succeed.
Jan
20
comment vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
"In a tournament setting with strict rules enforcement" is wrong. Shortcuts are part of the core rules. All the TR does is create some default shortcuts that aren't relevant here.
Jan
20
comment vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
(Earlier comment withdrawn, and I'll remove this one too.)
Jan
20
revised vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
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Jan
20
revised vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
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Jan
20
revised vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
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Jan
20
answered vedalken orrery, aura of silence in reponse to opponents enchantment
Jan
20
comment Handling dwindling supplies in Splendor
@cfi, There is not only a reason; there's a very good reason: There's no way to evaluate an answer that's just "yes" or "no". That makes them extremely poor answers. /// Re "You're overseeing the fact that mike points out that you are allowed to take three coins, then drop others to get again down to the limit of ten.", The questions are about when there are not enough resources to take, not what happens when you take too many resources.
Jan
19
comment Handling dwindling supplies in Splendor
@cfi, Yes, it's technically an answer. What I meant is that it's a completely useless answer to just say "yes" and repeating the question as an answer. I was hoping he'd actually provide the basis for his answer, but it looks like he pulled it out of his thin air. /// No, the limit on the number of cards you can reserve has no bearing on either questions. The question is about what happens when you do reserve a card; it's not about when you can reserve card.
Jan
18
revised What is the name of this game?
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Jan
11
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Jan
11
comment Are players permitted to resolve errors between themselves, without involving a judge?
(As a side note, those are awful resolutions for those errors. I wouldn't accept either of those!)