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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.
Aug
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
@Rainbolt I'm not saying we should research 100 cards. We definitely shouldn't. But the most helpful answer to the general question "what formats is this deck legal in?" is probably different than the most helpful answer to the general question "what formats is this card legal in?" I know that you can determine deck legality by looking up all the individual cards, checking what formats their sets are legal in, and checking banned lists, but there could definitely be a faster way.
Aug
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
@HaoYe If the OP is trying to advertise for software, this is one of the least effective advertisements I've seen on stackexchange...
Aug
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
@Rainbolt Hm, the possible dup is good, but this is a little different - if there were something out there you can stick a decklist in and ask it about legality (i.e. it'd check the individual cards) it'd probably be easier than manually checking the list against lists of sets and restrictions. (The kind of thing you get when searching for "mtg deck legality checker", maybe.)
Aug
8
comment Legality of Modern Event Deck 2014
Aren't the event decks only available in physical cardboard card format? I don't think those are legal on MTGO.