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comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
@JonTheMon, Careful... Playing is a "superset" of casting, but playing a card is not a "superset" of casting a spell since not all spells are cards. (I prefer "is defined in terms of casting" or "can instruct to cast". It matters for things that trigger on casting or replace casting.)
Mar
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comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
The error is that you say "you no longer play spells" when it's not true. Neither #3 nor #4 says this. (Some) cards have received erratas as #3 says, but only because cast is preferred. That doesn't mean you can't play a spell, and I gave a concrete example that shows that you can play a spell.
Mar
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comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
Re <<The term "play" is still used, but no longer for casting spells>>, That's not true. Chandra, Pyromaster's 0 is an example of it being used. It can instruct you to play Lightning Bolt, which means the same thing as to cast Lightning Bolt. "To play a card is to play that card as a land or cast that card as a spell". "Cast" is preferred, but "play" is sometimes required.
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answered Is the cast keyword triggered from the graveyard?
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answered Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?
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comment Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?
@Hackworth, Oh I do agree that you answered my question. I'm just said that your answer didn't help because of the rules of that particular league/tournament.
Mar
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comment Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?
@Hackworth, The league's page says "Players may change commander decks if they choose for the second game", so that doesn't help. If you can change your deck, you can obviously pick a deck that's identical except for the swap of a Commander and another card.
Mar
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comment Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?
So you're saying it's not a property of the deck even though it says "Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander"? Do you have anything corroborate this? (e.g. Tournament deck signup form?)
Mar
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comment Is the Commander strictly fixed during deck construction?
magic.wizards.com | Game Info | Gameplay | Rules & Format | Comprehensive Rules; also on the EDH site. You can obviously change the Commander in a casual setting (as you can change your entire deck), but the CR is silent as to what you can do in a tournament. It says "Each deck has a legendary creature card designated as its commander", which make it sound like it's a property of the deck, but this is not explicitly stated. Are there even Commander tournaments?
Mar
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revised Does the commander count as part of your deck?
"100 card limit" means either "up to 100 cards" or "at least 100 cards", neither of which are accurate.
Mar
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comment Does the commander count as part of your deck?
This answer is wrong. The rule quoted by the earlier answer is still part of the latest CR [Jan 16, 2016]: "903.5a Each deck must contain exactly 100 cards, including its commander." The EDH site confirms: "A Commander deck must contain exactly 100 cards, including the Commander."
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comment How do Gatherer Rulings interact with existing rules?
@Naut, No, rulings are never errata. Yes, Impulse was the subject of an errata (had its text changed), but that was not the result of a ruling.
Feb
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answered Creatures with “Whenever you cast a colorless spell, untap ~”