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revised What effect do Strionic Resonator and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger have together?
Wrong reference.
Jul
12
comment How does Athreos, God of Passage respond to creature tokens?
To help clear up some confusion: a creature token is both a creature and a token. It can be returned to your hand because Athreos says so and it's a creature, it won't actually get to your hand because it's a token (CR 110.5g).
Jul
10
answered “A player must capture as many pieces as possible.” What happens if he doesn't?
Jun
25
comment When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
@Gregor I confess to a downvote. Is a question still bad if it has generated a good answer? I'm not sure, but I tend towards yes. I downvoted to discourage the obvious followup question: “Would a judge issue me a penalty if I stacked my deck?”
Jun
16
comment Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
@primo Sorry, I have to disagree. It's not arbitrary at all. Even with just a few counters, it takes extra mental energy to cancel out the counters in your head when determining power/toughness for combat decisions, etc. There are enough P/T changing effects already; we shouldn't keep redundant ones just to avoid an ancient card like Tetravus getting marginally less powerful. Some cards, like creatures with undying, are more interesting with this rule.
Jun
16
comment Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
@primo There have been many cases of cards getting weaker because of a new rule intended to simplify bookkeeping or streamline play. Other cards get stronger because of the same rule. I don't see an issue with this.
Jun
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
answered Does a +1/+1 counter remove a -1/-1 counter?
Jun
11
revised Hex game strategy
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Jun
11
revised Hex game strategy
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Jun
11
comment Hex game strategy
@warren Yes, I was similarly confused at first. The question is poorly worded. :)
Jun
11
answered Hex game strategy
Jun
11
comment Hex game strategy
@warren I believe that the OP is talking about this game of Hex.
May
21
awarded  Enlightened
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
awarded  Enlightened
May
3
awarded  Nice Answer
May
2
comment How does the Tribute mechanic work?
I actually disagree with the "obviousness" of most Tribute cards. In most (all?) cases, the decision depends on the state of the battlefield or your cards in hand (do I have removal which makes Tribute irrelevant, etc.) I can't really think of a Tribute card where you can say "always pay Tribute for card X" or the reverse. Which is the point of how they're designed, of course.
May
2
comment What happens if a creature has no toughness defined?
@Jefromi Yes, old-timers will remember Nightmare from Alpha. These cards have always been in the game. It's likely because of Nightmare that loses all abilities cards are designed the way they are.