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Jul
3
comment How should the “and/or” text of a card be interpreted?
Even if your grammar arguments were correct they'd just show that Wizards used ambiguous language on a card. But I don't think they even hold water. Read it like this: "two target (creatures and/or players)". A set of two targets composed of creatures and/or players. Two targets, each of which is either a creature or a player.
Jul
2
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2
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Jul
1
comment How does the wording “for each” work?
I'm surprised I can't find anything either, but I'm pretty sure you're right: the wording does sound much more like "gain a quantity of life equal to..." than "count your creatures and every time you count one gain 2 life".
Jul
1
comment How does the wording “for each” work?
@Ellesedil It's not just the stack that matters. When you resolve a spell or ability on the stack, you don't group all of its effects up into one and then determine triggers. If a card specifies two things separately (e.g. for some strange reason "gain 2 life, then gain 4 life") they happen separately, in that order. So the question is whether "for each" means, "gain a quantity of life equal to 2 per creature" or "for each creature, one at a time, gain 2 life".
Jun
26
comment When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
@Gregor I downvoted because it appears to be asking if it's possible to get away with cheating, which I think at the very least is not a useful question. I tried to address this in the last paragraph of my answer. (It's also not terribly big on research effort - it's not too hard to find the "flipping a coin" section of the rules.) I suspect some others simply found it a bit offensive (the score is -2 but there's a lot more than 2 downvotes).
Jun
25
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Jun
25
revised When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
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Jun
25
answered When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
Jun
21
answered Can Band of Misfits be played as a reaction card?
Jun
18
revised Open source programming toolkits for modeling table top games
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Jun
18
answered Open source programming toolkits for modeling table top games
Jun
16
comment Priorities at End of Turn
Indeed, for newer players who are generally confused about priority and the stack, the basic rules are a much better starting point than the comprehensive rules. (The top answer in Jonathan's question quotes it.)
Jun
13
comment Are expansion sets in magic designed for use with specific deck archetypes?
@Rusher I don't know what you're trying to convince me of, again, I'm not trying to say that much about this specific question. Re-read my last comment, and find me in chat or on meta if you want to discuss something.
Jun
13
revised Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
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Jun
13
comment Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
@user7268 They're trying to avoid having to apply state-based actions multiple times (instead of "cancel one counter, then cancel one more, then...", "cancel N").
Jun
13
comment Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
@Ellesedil Which is why I clarified it. I just wasn't sure which part was confusing. And indeed, it wasn't the N that was confusing. It was the idea of taking the minimum of two equal numbers.
Jun
13
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