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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Dec
19
comment Which cards are “bombs” in draft?
Agree with 'bolt, voting to close as opinion based.
Dec
17
revised How do I handle casting a spell with a cost of X when the casting cost is reduced?
Added notes to the comp rules
Dec
17
suggested approved edit on How do I handle casting a spell with a cost of X when the casting cost is reduced?
Dec
17
comment How do I handle casting a spell with a cost of X when the casting cost is reduced?
@John It's all built into rule 601.2; 601.2b is announcing X, 601.2e is adjusting costs, 601.2g is paying it.
Dec
16
comment Why am I unable to draw cards in Magic 2014?
Could you send add a screenshot of what you're seeing at that point in the game? This sounds like a bug, but it might be that your opponent or you have played a card that's affecting your draw step (don't think there are any of these in DotP2014, but there might be).
Dec
15
answered Can older cards that refer to a player/opponent ever be used on planeswalkers?
Dec
14
awarded  Organizer
Dec
14
revised Ahn'Morpork: Placed to one side
Tags changed to correct game
Dec
14
suggested approved edit on Ahn'Morpork: Placed to one side
Dec
12
comment tap and sacrificing an already tapped land to get it's ability
Behold, the reason Wizards avoids making non-mana producing lands too often.
Dec
8
comment Does Progenitor Mimic create copies of itself even when it isn't a creature?
@ikegami For your opponent and the game as a whole, certainly. For you and Giant Growth, seems great,
Dec
4
comment Behavior of Linked Abilities if their Source Object Changes Zones
@Zags: "112.7a Once activated or triggered, an ability exists on the stack independently of its source. [...]"
Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
comment Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!
All these factors could be simulated. "Go To Jail" could be treated as a separate probability space ("once someone plays Go To Jail", reset the probabilities and use this chart instead"), and then you calculate the probability of Go To Jail at any point in the game. The thing that really busts the whole thing apart is that official (aka non-tedious) Monopoly uses the Auction Rules, and that completely screws up what "landing on a space" means.
Oct
21
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
-1: "It's not complicated as long as you play it wrong" is probably the ultimate reason to deprecate a mechanic.
Oct
3
revised How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player?
added 177 characters in body
Oct
1
comment Which Magic Ring should I choose in DungeonQuest?
In FightingFantasy's version, they're Runes instead.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment Does Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker's first ability trigger “enters the battlefield” effects?
@murgatroid99 I think Sarkhan being a planeswalker keeps it far enough apart. Yes, from a rules perspective it's the same effect, but from a player perspective, that's not immediately obvious.
Sep
26
revised Is a robber laid a robber played?
Minor edit, fixed bullet