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Jan
30
comment Penalty For Skipping Priority
@AlexP I suspect "at a tournament" meant competitive, and "an REL event" meant regular.
Jan
30
comment Penalty For Skipping Priority
If this happens a lot, seems like you might want to get used to saying something ("upkeep?" or "in your upkeep" or even just "wait") a bit sooner - when your opponent is finishing untapping or first reaching to draw a card.
Jan
30
answered What happens if each player has a copy of Archetype of Endurance?
Jan
28
comment Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?
@murgatroid99 Some games do have mechanics like that, including I think some simple playing card games as well as board games that were designed with the idea that everyone should always have something to do (cards in hand). It's a common enough notion that someone asked about Munchkin too.
Jan
28
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?
Jan
28
revised Do I get more cards if my hand is empty at the end of my turn?
Made the title useful
Jan
26
comment Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print?
Rule 3 might actually have relevance too, in the sense that if you're printing enough to play with, you're probably printing a relatively large number of cards, as opposed to printing a single one as part of an article on game design, say.
Jan
25
comment Why is Wizards breaking the color pie (at least in Legacy)?
Delver of Secrets requires a spell-heavy deck, a very blue thing, to be good. As Affe said, Snapcaster Mage's value is all in doing tricky things with spells, still very blue. True-Name Nemesis... well, I'm no designer, but protection from a player sounds blue or white to me. If you're actually asking about the color pie, that's probably a partial answer. But I get the idea that you're asking about blue's power level.
Jan
25
comment Why is Wizards breaking the color pie (at least in Legacy)?
Exactly - you're drastically oversimplifying the color pie if you think blue's slice is "no creatures here should see competitive play." Much more accurate, though still an oversimplification, would be "blue's creatures aren't that awesome for winning via combat in a creature-heavy deck." So... are you trying to ask "how do these creatures fit into blue's part of the color pie?", or "is blue overpowered, and if so, why?"
Jan
25
comment Why is Wizards breaking the color pie (at least in Legacy)?
Are you trying to ask about the color pie, or about the strength of blue? "Why is blue so good?" isn't really a color pie issue. (Side note: maybe you know more than me, but I think other colors get played competitively too.) The color pie is about what types of effects and abilities and attributes belong on cards of each color. I'm not sure that making a good blue creature is inherently breaking the color pie. Snapcaster Mage, for example, clearly fits into blue's slice of the color pie. The fact that it's really good and also a creature doesn't change that.
Jan
23
comment How does Fuse work?
@GendoIkari Ah, okay. I put it in as a parenthetical anyway, since I guess you're probably not the only one who'd get curious.
Jan
23
revised How does Fuse work?
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Jan
23
comment How does Fuse work?
@GendoIkari I thought going into detail about that was a bit out of scope of the question - I only mentioned it at all because I thought the "from your hand" was possibly what confused the OP - but I can add it if you like.
Jan
23
answered How does Fuse work?
Jan
23
revised How does Shadowborn Demon work?
deleted 40 characters in body; edited title
Jan
22
comment Creatures with Tribute and targeting
I think the tl;dr here is that the actual end-all-be-all rules aren't out yet (just reminder text and some discussion), so it's possible there's something insane that's not mentioned in the reminder text, but in the real world, that's not actually going to happen, and we're going to get the right answer just from reading the card.
Jan
22
comment What tap effect has priority?
@ikegami It's not terribly important, but I did read "priority" as asking which effect happens first (where "effect" includes both a tapping effect and a tapping cost) - "can I get my effect off and not get interrupted". Priority doesn't actually enter into that. And even though he referred to players having priority, it's not clear he's talking about order of chances to put things on the stack.
Jan
22
comment What tap effect has priority?
murgatroid99 referenced this, but it's worth pointing out explicitly: "priority" has a specific meaning in Magic, sort of related to how you used the word in your question, but not the same.
Jan
22
comment Creatures with Tribute and targeting
@ChadMiller But reminder text isn't rules text, and sometimes there are wrinkles (Bestow, maybe?). Tribute doesn't look complicated, and I'm sure we'll get it right if we read it as rules text, but still - it's a reason someone might have downvoted. I'm just guessing, though, wasn't me.
Jan
21
comment Creatures with Tribute and targeting
It might be the fact that you're asking for rules speculation, since the rules aren't out yet. There's not really any way to write an authoritative answer yet, is there?