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comment Can regeneration save my creatures from Turn // Burn?
@ikegami The point in showing 4th ed's rules was to prove that the intended flavor for regeneration is that something gets mortally wounded, but then regenerates so that it doesn't die. The regeneration shield is a mechanism for cleanly converting that flavor to a stack-based system. It is indeed clean, and it usually corresponds perfectly with the flavor of regeneration, but sometimes it doesn't.
Apr
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comment Can regeneration save my creatures from Turn // Burn?
@ikegami See Nick's comment about how it was implemented in 4th Edition. Here are details: wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/52b
Apr
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comment Can regeneration save my creatures from Turn // Burn?
@ikegami Because a card doesn't say "Add a regeneration shield," it says "Regenerate." The rules translate that into adding a shield because that's the simplest way to make the mechanic work in a stack-based game, but it leads to some not-very-flavorful edge cases. Flavor-wise, regeneration is something that you do after you've been injured that causes you not to die, but it's too complicated to model it that way in Magic.
Apr
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comment Can regeneration save my creatures from Turn // Burn?
The fact that you can give something extra regeneration shields "just in case" reflects some serious weirdness in the regeneration rules.
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comment Is there a limit on how good you can get at Hearts?
Once you're looking at your 13-card hand, I believe it's (39 choose 13) * (26 choose 13) = 8.4 * 10^16. Just imagine each opponent in turn taking the top 13 cards of the shuffled deck.
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