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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.)


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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
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revised How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player?
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Oct
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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
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Added some clarity
Sep
25
revised What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?
Don't need strikethroughs.
Sep
25
suggested suggested edit on What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
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suggested suggested edit on What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?
Sep
25
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
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Sep
25
comment Does 'fight' involve combat?
Regeneration doesn't strictly care about damage at all, for example it also handles death by Doomblade and other non-damage based sources.
Sep
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revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
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Sep
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answered What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
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revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Clarification based on http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/17384/discussion-between-rainbolt-and-deworde, revert if the change is inappropriate
Sep
23
suggested suggested edit on What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
23
comment What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
@Rainbolt I think we should move this to chat. My argument is that this answer is sensible advice about not treating banners as replacements for your 17th/18th land.
Sep
23
comment What are good strategies for booster drafts?
@DForck42 Bomb is an overused term (people have called a 2/2 flyer for 3 a bomb before), but the "pure" definition is a card that both demands an immediate answer and can swing a game where you're "losing" to one where you're "winning". Actual bombs are debatable. I would consider Swords merely conditional bombs (on the grounds that if you're out of creatures they don't do anything but if you have a 1/1 they're obscene), while Wurmcoil Engine is a pure bomb, in that it asks nothing but that you survive a turn (and can help with that aim) and it can win the game on the spot if unanswered.
Sep
23
comment What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Also, I have a good answer for this question.