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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you cast creatures exiled by Ashiok/Nightveil Specter with bestow?
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comment Arkham Horror - Are you allowed to take injury/madness while fighting with The Great Old One
@MatthewRock No worries - though if one more person upvotes your question, you'll be able to!
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comment When can lands be tapped?
Also, I don't want to mess with your answer too much, but... it's not really true that you must tap things for mana before playing spells. You can activate mana abilities during the process of casting a spell, immediately before you pay the costs (rules 601.2f-g). You don't actually have to produce the mana before announcing the spell.
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comment When can lands be tapped?
@Garan Yes, really! And official play uses the official rules. If anything, it's casual play where things might've been different - older players continuing to play with mana burn, or people removing it as a house rule before it was officially removed.
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comment When can lands be tapped?
@GendoIkari Oops, sorry, that he does, I skimmed too fast and assumed - the basic rules do say "Untap step: You untap all your tapped permanents." (not "everyone untaps all their permanents") I think generally you can trust that while they're obviously not comprehensive, the basic rules didn't omit something that would fundamentally change the entire game.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
let us continue this discussion in chat
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami Okay, I see what you're saying, and while I agree that the original answer is sufficient, the layers answer doesn't require the entire original answer, just one part of it. The OP's issue here was not merely about whether the ability is removed but whether the "as though" applies to some other things that have an indirect effect on blocking legality or just blocking legality in the first place. The layers answer doesn't require understanding the details of the "as though", just that it never actually removes the ability. It's not necessary, but it's also not wrong.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami Okay, it modifies how blocking works (with respect to an ability that Jukai happens to have). But nonetheless, it does not add or remove an ability, so it does not apply in layer 6, no matter what. We do seem to agree on that. And since it doesn't, it applies later, after the power/toughness-changing effect, so the P/T effect doesn't know about it at all, and definitely can't do anything.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami Well, I moved it to the bottom since we all like the original answer anyway. But I'm still not following - the rule-changing effect does not remove an ability. It modifies how that ability works (in a certain case). It is really just a rule-changing ability, so I don't see how it would ever apply in layer 6. If it said "loses forestwalk", sure, I completely agree it would apply then, but it doesn't. I'm really trying to understand, I just don't see how it goes in the ability-removing layer.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami I certainly agree that the original answer was sufficient (as was yours) - I just thought that since the OP wasn't convinced by it, completely sidestepping it might help.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami No, it just relies on the fact that it doesn't remove the ability. The original answer is more than that.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami But isn't the order of application of effects global? You do layer 1 for everything, then layer 2 for everything, and so on? Not all effects affect all objects, but you still do them in order.
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comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@ikegami I don't really understand your point. Deadfall is clearly a rules-changing effect, not an ability loss effect, and Muraganda is clearly a power/toughness changing effect. If Deadfall were an ability loss effect, sure, then we'd have a different ordering from layers - but it's not. The card very definitely does not say "lose forestwalk". Instead, it modifies the rules, causing forestwalk not to mean what it usually means in terms of blocking. (See the ruling from the defender example to convince yourself, maybe?)