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comment Can I counter a creature with Shroud?
You can't counter a creature at all. I presume you are asking if one can counter a creature spell with Shroud?
Apr
28
comment Discard Question
No. You don't discard to cast/activate; you discard as part of casting/activating. You're thinking of a triggered ability, but these clearly aren't.
Apr
27
comment Who takes extra turns first when I copy someone else's “take an extra turn” card?
500.7. Some effects can give a player extra turns. They do this by adding the turns directly after the current turn. If a player gets multiple extra turns or if multiple players get extra turns during a single turn, the extra turns are added one at a time. The most recently created turn will be taken first.
Mar
30
comment Can monsters use items with Cheat?
So you want to give cheat to a monster to give an item to a monster? How do you plan to give cheat to a monster in the first place?
Mar
22
comment When can I discard?
You can also discard a card to pay a cost (such as for Rummaging Goblin's ability). I'm not sure how to add that to your answer.
Mar
19
comment How many times can you use a port in settlers of catan?
... Especially not in the end-of-turn build phase of a 5-6 player game.
Mar
18
comment Do tokens ever go to the graveyard and can they be sacrificed or exiled?
@Chris G, Fixed.
Mar
14
comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
@JonTheMon, Are you asking what would happen if you targetted a land card with "Copy target exiled card. Play the copy without paying its mana cost"? Assuming you haven't yet played a land this turn, it would make it to the battlefield, and yeah, 704.5e would have no effect. You'd have something on the battlefield that's neither card nor a token. And that's why you'll never find such an ability.
Mar
14
comment What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?
@JonTheMon, I think Isochron Scepter is the only example. (A copy of a card isn't a card.)
Mar
14
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
14
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
13
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.
Mar
2
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
2
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
2
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
2
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
2
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."
Feb
24
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
14
comment Can I interact with a creature exiled with Eldrazi Displacer?
OTOH, Wasteland Strangler's ability could move a card exiled with Otherworldly Journey or Journey to Nowhere into its owner's graveyard. If it did, the card wouldn't return the battlefield.
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.