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Jan
21
comment Kindle the carnage, repercussion and safe passage
@g3mini If I understand right, you're mixing up triggered ablities and replacement effects. Triggered abilities (of the form "when/whenever/at...") use the stack and thus can be responded to. Replacement effects (most commonly containing "instead", like "if you would...instead") don't use the stack, they simply replace the original event as it happens.
Jan
21
comment Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
Yeah, I can't imagine they'll have the presence of mind to float the mana then make the mistake of just agreeing to move on to the next step/phase.
Jan
20
revised How does combat damage work when one creature blocks multiple attackers?
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Jan
20
revised How does combat damage work when one creature blocks multiple attackers?
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Jan
20
comment How can I deal with indestructible shrouded slivers?
@Cyberson No, the cost could be mana, tapping, sacrificing something, or anything. Just "{cost}: {effect}". If that's not clear you probably want to ask a new question. (Also sorry, Damping Matrix does work on creatures too, but yeah, those are not activated abilities.)
Jan
20
comment How can I deal with indestructible shrouded slivers?
@Cyberson No - activated abilities are things of the form "{cost}: {effect}" (note the colon) that you have to actually activate to use. (Also most slivers aren't artifacts.)
Jan
20
answered How can I deal with indestructible shrouded slivers?
Jan
19
comment Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
@RayGe Nah, not trying to argue (had already upvoted this too) I just wanted to know what the differences were since it sounded like there was actually something wrong with my answer.
Jan
19
comment Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
@Waterseas I see. I tend to omit it in things like this because priority is passed a lot of times, and I don't necessarily think "you could've done something here!" every time really helps answer the question. Good to know, though, thanks.
Jan
19
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Jan
19
comment Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
@RayGe As far as I can tell, the difference is pretty much just that murgatroid was more explicit about what's on the stack at each step. The sequence of events is the same in both.
Jan
19
comment Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
@Waterseas You're certainly welcome to vote how you like, but you could also consider commenting if you see an answer and decide it's not good enough to upvote.
Jan
19
answered Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger & On Cast effect timing
Jan
18
revised Is it impossible to pay off-color mana costs in EDH?
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Jan
16
revised Are airplanes involved in defense if they are on an aircraft carrier?
the game was published in 1981 so I'm guessing that's what was meant here
Jan
16
comment What are the most expensive cards in Magic: The Gathering?
For most cards you could probably say something reasonable based on a large number of recent sales but the most expensive cards are so rare that they don't get sold much so it's even harder to pin down the price.
Jan
16
comment What is the order of the combat phase in Magic: The Gathering?
boardgames.stackexchange.com/q/20861/409