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comment Can you attempt to counter an “can't-be-countered” spell?
@Gendolkari's example is thoroughly covered here. In fact, this question could be considered a duplicate of the one answered at that link.
Sep
1
comment Where can I get good-quality boxes of custom sizes, so I can store my board games compactly?
I bag my games and place them together in a plastic tote to maximize the number of games I keep in my car
Sep
1
comment Awaken targeting rules
@corsiKa, Correct. No awaken means no scry on bounce as the spell will be countered as it would start to resolve.
Sep
1
comment Bazaar Trader combo and Void Snare - Ownership vs. Control
@Travis, Please don't leave comments as answers.
Aug
26
comment Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?
@esoterik, Having a deck with 30 cards when CR 100.2b requires the deck to have a minimum of 40 cards is illegal because 30 is less than 40. I don't know what else you want me to say.
Aug
26
comment Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?
I'm going to limit my answer to the rules. Advantageous Proclamation is a case of a card overriding the rules (as allowed by the first Golden Rule). As for the formats @esoterik mention, they do not appear in the official list, and it would still be illegal to create decks with fewer than 40 cards even if the format allows decks as small as 30.
Aug
18
comment Assigning damage to multiple blockers
@Cronax, huh? In step 1 of my answer, the 6/6 could have done 5 or 6 damage to the 4/4, overkilling it. The 2/2 would have survived, though. Like I said, rarely any reason to do that.
Aug
18
comment Assigning damage to multiple blockers
@Cronax, "both 4/4 and 2/2 can live", No, the 4/4 can't live if the damage assignment order is 4/4 then 2/2, and if the 4/4 becomes a 5/5.
Aug
18
comment Assigning damage to multiple blockers
@Cronax, Damage assignment order, yes, but not damage assignment. The "common combat tricks" you mentioned earlier are illegal. You can't use any abilities or cast any spells after damage has been assigned (or "allocated", as you called it). As such, there's very rarely any reason to overkill.
Aug
18
comment Assigning damage to multiple blockers
@Cronax, That makes no sense. There's no chance to do any "combat tricks" after damage is assigned. (510.1. First, the active player announces how each attacking creature assigns its combat damage, then the defending player announces how each blocking creature assigns its combat damage. [...] 510.2. Second, all combat damage that’s been assigned is dealt simultaneously. [...]) The only time it makes sense to overkill is when abilities (such as Lifelink) there are abilities that check how much damage was done, or when shields that are already in place would reduce the damage.
Aug
11
comment Does damage count as an effect?
I don't know this game, but if it's like similar games, an effect may deal damage, but damage itself is not an effect.
Aug
11
comment Settlers of Catan Cities and knights - Knights VS Barbarians
Then yes, you got it.
Aug
10
comment When you use 'Rebound' does the card go to the graveyard?
Re "All players share the same exile?", There's only one Battlefield, Stack and Exile zone. Each player has a Library, Hand, Graveyard and Commander zone.
Aug
10
comment Does 'Other creatures you control have intimidate' affect new creatures brought out?
Note that the answer is different if other green creatures you control is part of a continuous effect created by something other than a static ability. For example, When $this enters the battlefield, other green creatures you control get +1/+1 until the end of the turn. doesn't affect green creatures that enter the battlefield after the ability resolves. See 611.2c
Aug
10
comment Assigning damage to multiple blockers
@Gendolkari, Just noticed, thanks.
Jul
31
comment Rules for giving away “big item” if you do not have 1000 gold pieces of items to sell
I never claimed anything of the kind. I said that when charity is invoked as it is here, the situation of a tie is covered by the rules. There are many situations where you aren't expected to be charitable
Jul
31
comment Rules for giving away “big item” if you do not have 1000 gold pieces of items to sell
Re "I don't see any reason why either the Charity or the Looting The Body rules should apply here", Because the former describes all the details of to how discard items that they didn't bother to repeat here.
Jul
24
comment Can I sacrifice the same creature twice with Blood Host?
"Sacrifice another creature" means "sacrifice a creature other than Blood Host"
Jul
21
comment Do creatures put on the battlefield via a sorcery have summoning sickness?
Haste is medicine that merely suppresses the symptoms :)
Jul
19
comment Double Strike with Lifelink that destroys its blocker in the first strike phase
No. It doesn't deal any damage, so the event isn't replaced to also give you life. (On phone, so can't dig out the rules to form a proper answer at the moment.)