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Jan
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comment Is there a “consensus” definition of what constitutes a “strong” or “weak” deck?
Honestly I think it was fine before. You asked what people mean by these terms, not for us to decide about a specific deck. In both cases you're asking about measuring it, which is mostly impossible, but it's fine, answers can say that.
Jan
27
answered Will a creature cast with Dash still return to your hand if it dies in combat?
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Jan
27
comment Why are some decks (i.e. Meandeck Tendrils) not playable in tournaments?
...but some difficult to play decks make players more likely to play too slowly in a way that can result in Slow Play cautions, so decks indirectly do cause Slow Play. These kinds of details are, I think, a bit beyond the scope of the question and absolutely beyond the scope of the comments. I'm just trying to ask the OP to clarify the question a little bit.
Jan
27
comment Why are some decks (i.e. Meandeck Tendrils) not playable in tournaments?
The primary reason the deck is potentially unviable is issues with round time and possibly Slow Play, so I certainly need to mention that in my answer. But everyone here (the OP included) understood that this deck was difficult to play and could be slow to play; there's not really any need to get into analysis or attempt to prove that, just to mention that those are Bad Things in a tournament, which the OP didn't know.
Jan
26
comment Why are some decks (i.e. Meandeck Tendrils) not playable in tournaments?
John, it appears there's some confusion about your core question here - I know we discussed in comments and found that you were mostly asking about why time was an issue (as you say in the body, "unfamiliar with tournament timing rules"), but some people have gotten the impression you're asking why this specific deck isn't as viable, and that answers should instead analyze why this particular deck would cause problems. Would you like to edit your question a bit, especially the title, to clarify?
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comment Can I turn a manifested card face up during the declare blockers step?
@Rainbolt Okay, I suppose I should have said "turning it face up is called turning it face up" - the point was that it's not called manifesting it.
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Jan
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comment Triggered abilities from multiple players. Whose resolves first?
This is kind of a duplicate of What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time? - that question gives a different example, but the relevant rules are the same.
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comment Can I turn a manifested card face up during the declare blockers step?
To manifest a card is to put it into play face down; flipping it up is simply called turning it face up.
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answered Why are some decks (i.e. Meandeck Tendrils) not playable in tournaments?
Jan
24
comment Why Does Magic Use The “Paris Mulligan” Rule?
Another way to look at this that might make it more obvious to some people: the more free the mulligans, the closer you'll get to the best possible hand with the deck. For some decks the best possible hand is incredibly good, way better than average, and so lenient mulligans favor those decks and make them "unreasonably" good.
Jan
23
comment When a permanent has a “When a creature dies” ability, and gets destroyed at the same time as creatures, does that ability trigger?
@doppelgreener It's the fact that the thing that says you draw cards is also dying. Simple answer, as diego showed, but a common enough question, and not clear from the words on the cards.
Jan
22
comment In Pandemic can I immediately cure disease to return to the 7 card limit?
@TheChaz2.0 I think Joe meant action in a generic sense, as opposed to your four actions per turn (which he referred to as turn actions). For the atomic part, the only way I know of that anything can happen during discarding other than the discard itself is playing event cards to get down to 7 instead of discarding - is that what you meant? It's not terribly clear from your comment.