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comment How does Lava Burst work with hexproof/shroud?
@Rusher, By that logic, my company's policies are on topic since damage prevention is also a component of them. Your comment is very very very confusing.
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comment How does Lava Burst work with hexproof/shroud?
@Rusher, This question has nothing to do with Protection. Prevention isn't Protection. And the "E" of DEBT is really Enchanted/Equipped/Fortified by.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
@Rusher, According to the rules, neither of those are allowed. // By the rules, "Can I have priority and then counter your spell?" isn't proposing a shortcut because you don't have priority. That's just talking. You're basically asking your opponent to propose a shortcut. Since you didn't propose a shortcut, you are not bound to counter the spell even if your opponent says yes.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
@Rusher, The TR don't define shortcuts at all; they define specific shortcuts. By the rules, "Can I have priority and then counter your spell?" isn't proposing a shortcut because you don't have priority. That's just talking. You're basically asking your opponent to propose a shortcut. Since you didn't propose a shortcut, you are not bound to counter the spell even if your opponent says yes.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
@Rusher, 1) What are you talking about? There's a whole section in the rules about shortcuts (716). 2) I meant the player with priority, not the active player. "716.2. Taking a shortcut follows the following procedure. 716.2a At any point in the game, the player with priority may suggest a shortcut [...]" Considering that most shortcuts are proposed by doing something that advances the game (e.g. attacking), proposing a shortcut when you don't have priority is playing out of turn, an error.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
@Steven Stadnicki Re: "the shortcut rules mean that the spell will have resolved", What shortcut? The one I mentioned? That's not true. The OP would have had to say "pass" or some such for it to resolve. His opponent is playing out of turn; no spell has resolved. Remember, only the active player can propose a shortcut, so his opponent can't do anything at all at this point according to the rules. Now, if you have tournament experience and you're saying it's different, let me know.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
I said "decide first", but there's really nothing to decide. I imagine it's quite rare to you would have cast the first spell at all if you weren't already planning on responding.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
Decide first. "I cast this, and in response I do Y" would normally work. Then, you can worry about moving cards and tapping others. (Note: I have no actual experience in tournaments.)
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
You rarely want to respond to your own spells, so it's simpler.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
np. The priority issue was obviously not the question.
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comment Paying a Cost and Communicating
Note that he didn't have priority to cast a second spell. From my answer to your previous question, "Whenever a player adds an object to the stack, he or she is assumed to be passing priority unless he or she explicitly announces that he or she intends to retain it. [...]"
Apr
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comment Communication - Saying “Draw”
I was just commenting on the part I quoted, not the answer in general. You've indeed provided some useful info.
Apr
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comment Communication - Saying “Draw”
Re "I have never heard of someone saying 'Draw' to mean the same thing as "pass turn" or the like." That's because it doesn't mean that. See my earlier answer.
Apr
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comment Communication - Saying “Draw”
@Gendolkari, Look where that shortcut ends. Drawing would be illegal there too.
Apr
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comment Gild and the Gold tokens it creates
@murgatroid99, Yeah, I seem to have seriously misread the card. Fixed.
Apr
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comment Which board game can play alone?
Look for cooperative games. Flash Point can be played alone. Zombicide can be played alone. Pandamic can probably be played alone. etc.
Apr
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comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@David Z, Templating is actually a widely discussed topic. Thousands would disagree with you. The OP's very question is about it. He's asking "what wording would be used to ...". Saying that "Destroy target land" can't/won't be find on cards is very very relevant to the OP's question; it's the very question at hand!
Apr
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comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, I don't the impression that ryzorz was saying the rules prevent it. He's talking about templating, and he's saying you can't write an ability with a cost that targets. I fully agree with that.
Apr
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comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, What interpretation do you disagree with? The rules are explicit about what can go on the stack, and effect is not one of them. Effect is not even an object!!! Look for yourself. You said it's not allowed if it's not in the rules, so tell me where you see that effects can be placed on the stack. All you'll find is that abilities can, and that abilities (as objects) have rules text.
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comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, The cost is just as much on the stack as the effect. Which is not at all. Only the ability is on the stack. The ability has rules text, which includes a cost and an effect. Anything you say that applies to one applies to the other too.