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Aug
15
answered Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?
Aug
15
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@HaoYe If you look at the discussion in chat here, and on ikegami's answer, it's quite clear that no one thinks that the ability is removed. murgatroid's claim is rather about the scope of the "as though" - for things within that scope, one acts as though there it doesn't have forestwalk, in particular that the scope possibly includes the whole game state at the point at which "can/can't be blocked" decisions are made.
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
14
comment Is it always better to play a knight immediately?
@JoeW That's why I asked, but the OP said no. Maybe he had some political motive? Wanted it moved to another opponent who seemed to be in the lead?
Aug
14
comment Is it always better to play a knight immediately?
Did the other person perhaps have some personal interest in the knight getting moved?
Aug
14
revised Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
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Aug
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revised Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
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Aug
14
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
14
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid99 I'm not saying it's hard to get an answer at all from the rules, I'm saying it's hard to prove an answer the way I attempted to here (and the way ikegami started to).
Aug
14
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid99 For the record, though, I do think this is right, it's just hard to emphatically prove it from the rules; they don't really say anything about "can be blocked as though" meaning "while declaring blockers act as though" vs "when evaluating the legality of a set of blocks act as though" but I'm pretty confident it's the latter. The purpose of the layers stuff was to come to a conclusion even if you weren't convinced by the interpretation of the wording on the card, not to say that I think you actually need to think about layers to figure this one out.
Aug
14
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid If there's a revision you like, please just roll it back, otherwise I'll try to come back later and sort out what happened here. (I'm pretty sure other people were not happy with the part I took out, and I spent a lot of time in chat trying to defend it...)
Aug
13
comment How should I set up a draft from multiple old sets?
@jwodder Certainly a good suggestion, though if there are enough cards here to make enough packs per set (hard to say for sure from the estimate), I'd say "different", not necessarily better. Putting together a good cube isn't trivial, and block drafts have their own appeal.
Aug
12
comment Can more lands be tapped for mana than needed?
@Rainbolt Yes, I unfortunately misunderstood the situation here and talked JRaccoon into making a bad edit.
Aug
12
answered Do multiple Archetypes work together?
Aug
12
revised Do multiple Archetypes work together?
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Aug
10
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
@Joe It's certainly outside the rules as they're written. You can't really expect that the rules will tell you what to do if you don't follow them. That's something to sort out with the people you play with. You can play by the rules in the box. You can play with well-defined house rules. (It sounds like Calhamer did this.) You can play a game where people just cheat or break the rules, and then you have to argue and try to sort it all out, so that the cheating and rulebreaking basically is the game, go for it. But at some point, you have to decide what game you're playing.
Aug
6
comment When can lands be tapped?
You can do this during your opponent's end step, but there's no opportunity on your own turn to do cast spells until your upkeep, after your untap step.
Aug
5
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
And if you can't tell, then I guess you argue a lot, and know you're playing with someone who doesn't really care if the game gets messed up?
Aug
5
revised Will Exquisite Blood trigger even if the life loss eliminates the player
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Aug
5
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
Is the culture of everyone who plays Diplomacy (not just your play group) really so flexible that it allows shenanigans to the extent of directly breaking rules? Is your play group like that? Do people commonly cheat in other ways? (Also... you can likely tell who did it by handwriting, right?)