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comment How does a beginner assess and complement a set of MtG cards to support two visually original decks which can provide fun duels?
It's a bit difficult to tell what you're asking. In a couple places you imply that you want to play competitively, but in other places you seem to want to just build a couple decks full of cards with art that you like.
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comment How can I keep track of my sideboarded cards in a physical Magic deck?
@murgatroid99 As opposed to MTGO (where you don't have to remember).
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comment When would I play a Quickling?
Also, as for why it's in general useful, it may well be better to you (at that moment or long-term) than the thing you're returning to your hand. For example, your opponent might be attacking with a huge flying creature that you really need to block; returning a 1/1 without flying is a small price to pay for getting the Quickling and being able to block the flier. Or maybe you can afford to replay whatever you return to your hand anyway, so you just pay a bit of extra mana and get the Quickling without really losing anything.
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comment When would I play a Quickling?
@mattl No. Different objects are, well, different objects. If you're blocking with a creature, or attacking with a creature, or if something is targeting a creature, that decision is already made. You're not really directly swapping a creature with Quickling, you're just playing Quickling and returning the other creature.
Aug
29
comment Minimizing Agricola setup/clean up time
It really doesn't take long at all to open or close ten zip top bags; most of the setup or cleanup is just putting pieces where they need to go, or sorting them back out. I still think this is really cool, don't get me wrong, I just don't think it really saves that much time.
Aug
21
comment Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?
@warren I edited accordingly - though without specifically focusing on the first turn, since that's a bit confusing in the context of the OP's question.
Aug
20
comment Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!
@murgatroid99 Aha, good point! Suuuper small, but nonzero!
Aug
20
comment Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!
@murgatroid99 Probabilities of landing on each space, probably? I don't think the other players can do anything to cause you to move differently.
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
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
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
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
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
@Rainbolt Sometimes a method to get an answer with minimal effort (even if it might be a few days out of date) is useful, if the way to get a definitely correct answer takes substantially longer. Some people would like to know about the former, even if you personally wouldn't use it and think it's inferior.
Aug
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
@Rainbolt I'm completely aware that's how it would work. That's not my point. If the tool does it for you, then it's faster and easier than manually looking up individual cards, and thus it's useful for answering questions like this.