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comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
@MyTurnYet As I tried to say in my comment, I think it's just a bad answer, not a not-an-answer. The claim here is that there actually was no complexity (i.e. Wizards was wrong), which does address the question; I just don't think that it's really true.
4h
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
I guess this is sort of an answer to the question, in that you're saying "nothing was complicated", but that's kind of obviously false: in the first paragraph you've essentially stated that either everyone you knew was playing with it wrong or the rules weren't clear enough to tell what was right, so obviously it was too complicated for a lot of players to get right.
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comment What's The Strongest Base Strategy in Thurn & Taxis?
@GordonGustafson If you're going to add tags like this (used on only one question) you might want to try to create tag wikis for them, or they'll likely just get deleted again eventually. See meta.stackexchange.com/a/48418/133299 and meta.stackexchange.com/q/79733/133299.
Oct
15
comment Spectra Ward and creatures that give other creatures with +1/1 counters on them buffs
Welcome to Board & Card Games! You're basically asking what protection means, so I think this is answered by the duplicate I proposed - something like "other creatures you control have deathtouch" isn't damage, it's not an aura, it's not blocking, and it's not targeting, so it's unaffected.
Oct
15
comment Does Standard Type 2 Rules applies for lands? MTG
All I can think is that "cycling" refers to sets rotating out of the format?
Oct
15
comment Will infinite loops still force a draw if I have a way to end them?
Almost every single Magic question here is about the rules, and can be answered with help from the comprehensive rules, but we've never tagged any of them. We also don't tend to tag things with really specific things like "infinite combo"; the game name is plenty.
Oct
14
comment Can I use an ability granted to a land by an aura immediately?
A small detail to note: your original phrasing referred to using the enchantment's ability, but it's not the enchantment that has the ability, it's the land. Caustic Tar grants the land a new ability.
Oct
14
comment What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
@JoeGolton If you do use dice, it's probably best to use a distinct color/type of dice for the base power/toughness, so that if you add counters (and also represent them with dice) you can keep them straight.
Oct
10
comment Duration cards in Dominion - Seaside - Are they your 1st action of your next turn?
And just in case, because the question asked if they were your first "action", this doesn't count as using an action for that turn. You just do what the card says, then go on with your normal action(s) and buy(s).
Oct
9
comment Predator's Rapport and counters
You do not need to know about layers to answer this question. All you need to know is that power means power, not base power.
Oct
8
comment When is the game state checked for “Whenever you cast […]” triggers?
@Rainbolt Thanks, glad we got it worked out. Deleting some comments. (And VolleyJosh already had an upvote from me, at least!)
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
@Rainbolt The question is what it is. No need to call it absurd; it's a common misunderstanding among newer players. The fact that you think the answer is obvious has nothing to do with whether it's a duplicate.
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
@Pow-Ian The "basic land" part was added by someone other than the OP, presumably trying to make it so that the question didn't actually contain a false statement. It probably made more sense the original way.
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
@doppelgreener I'm pretty sure it's just the usual confusion about lands having innate mana abilities, thanks to basic lands having those abilities without them being explicitly printed.
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
(It was also implicitly answered in this question but I think the other is more directly a duplicate.)
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
Lands don't produce mana by default - see the proposed duplicate.
Oct
6
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Strong vote to stay open. Yes, there's more than one way to design a game like this, but it's actually a fairly specific game design/mechanic question, not at all overly broad. There are only so many ways you can require interaction between players.
Oct
4
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
@GendoIkari Yes, I know, and most people end up with full information, but the point is that the room for error (you misremember what's in someone's hand or neglect to ask about something important) is not there if you reduce it to a single player. It's a very small distinction, but it's the beginnings of hidden information as you mention in your answer.
Oct
4
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Well, Pandemic does say in the rules that you're not supposed to show each other your hands, which ostensibly does make it impossible for one person to play it.
Oct
3
comment Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
@PhilipKendall Okay, finally edited that in!