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Sep
14
answered Is older MTG Online client not supported any more?
Sep
14
comment Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?
"What's the worst that would happen?" - well, in general, imbalancing the game enough that it's not fun to play and doesn't help teach the full game. I don't think that's the case here, but you could probably be a little more convincing about it :)
Sep
14
comment Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?
@Aldaron It's much easier to quickly look and see the size/value of a city or road than for a farm, even assuming the field isn't going to grow further. Experienced players will have a much easier time with that, and with guessing whether it'll become more valuable as the game goes on. And the fact that you don't get your farmers back makes any mistakes fairly unforgiving.
Sep
14
comment Is there an official rule on “setting up” your deck before play?
Or from the basic rules, simply, "Each player shuffles his or her deck..." - I know it doesn't specifically say "shuffle for real" but I think the intention is pretty clear!
Sep
12
comment Where are official changes announced by Wizard?
@Fr33dan I'm pretty sure that when they redesigned the website a couple months ago, they moved all the old content to archive.wizards.com, so an awful lot of the things you find will be there, especially if there hasn't been any need to post a new version of something. (But as Colin points out here, searching for [mtg standard format] does lead you to the current site.)
Sep
12
comment Where are official changes announced by Wizard?
@Rainbolt I don't think that's the first question along those lines - if we want to consolidate, we should probably look at: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/9363/… boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/12248/… boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4269/… and maybe others.
Sep
12
comment How do I know what cards or sets are legal to play with?
You can of course play with whatever cards you want with your friends - seems like the real question is whether it'll be fun to play. Depending on what kind of older decks they have, there could be some power level mismatch.
Sep
11
comment How does Gideon, Champion of Justice's ability work?
@ghoppe I did say "activate the copy's +1 loyalty ability" - sorry, I skipped over the "keep the new one" bit.
Sep
10
comment Good counter to Possession in Dominon: Alchemy
@TheChaz2.0 Explaining why it's not that bad is an answer, though it's implicit: it's just saying that you don't really have to counter it. And the second paragraph is a more direct answer: it says just counter it by doing something else productive, not by trying to actually deal with the Possession somehow.
Sep
10
comment How does Gideon, Champion of Justice's ability work?
@Fr33dan It's not necessarily useless. You will be able to attack with the first, then copy it and activate the copy's +1 loyalty ability. So you might be able to both damage your opponent (or get them to block and lose a creature) and end up with a Gideon with more loyalty than you started with.
Sep
8
comment Where can I buy Magic: The Gathering cards?
The OP was looking for those decks already boxed up. I know the answer is probably that you can't get them like that, but the edit does change the intent.
Sep
6
comment Polymorphous Rush targeting Young Pyromancer and X Tokens
@doppelgreener The information in the title is all the OP provided; I filled in the rest, figuring it was about trying to put together a combo deck. But... even if it's your opponent's Pyromancer, the spell is still cast before the tokens become copies, which is I think what the OP was trying to figure out. I don't think there was confusion about whether your spells trigger your opponent's Pyromancer.
Sep
6
comment Polymorphous Rush targeting Young Pyromancer and X Tokens
@user3730788 You forgot to actually ask a question, but the answer is nothing happens. Purphoros triggers when creatures enter the battlefield, and nothing is entering the battlefield here. Creatures already on the battlefield are turning into other things, but they were all already there.
Sep
6
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Sep
6
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Sep
6
answered Polymorphous Rush targeting Young Pyromancer and X Tokens
Sep
5
answered How many times per turn can a thief steal?
Sep
5
comment Is it now a good time to buy rotating Magic Cards?
I simply didn't realize that the data wasn't available. You don't have to convince me that it's hard to tell how accurate this is from one data point. Also, perhaps it's fair to say that even if the exact time is variable, you'd at least expect the broad pattern to hold: the price fell after it rotated out, but didn't stay down forever.
Sep
4
comment Is it now a good time to buy rotating Magic Cards?
You don't really have to leave this as an assumption. If you looked at similar data for some previous rotations and older sets, you could figure out how reliable this conclusion is. If the pattern is pretty consistent, it's pretty likely to keep repeating (modulo things shifting around with the new rotation schedule), and if it varies a ton, then you can just conclude it's a bit unpredictable.
Sep
4
comment How do I identify non-English Magic cards?
And on top of this, pick the Visual Spoiler display mode, and I'm sure you can identify it really quickly even with just artist, CMC, and color. (If not, you could probably get card type easily - even if you can't read/type/translate it, you can just look for known cards in the same language.)