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awarded  Yearling
Nov
26
comment In what kind of deck is Aether Vial good?
I don't have an answer, but this article has a lot of info: channelfireball.com/articles/woo-brews-aether-vial-and-pack-rat
Nov
25
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
24
comment How are M:TG cards printed in regards to the rarity of each card?
@Zags You forget the demand side of the supply/demand equation. Sure, Mythics are "only" twice as rare, but they also usually include the most sought after cards. (Hello Planeswalkers!)
Nov
18
comment What is the ability Flash about?
@Damaskox I agree that the wiki wording is confusing and unclear. Shame on them. However, the actual comprehensive rule is shown on that page, too, and it is quite explicit and clear: Flash is a static ability that functions in any zone from which you could play the card it’s on. "Flash" means "You may play this card any time you could cast an instant."
Nov
18
answered What is the ability Flash about?
Nov
18
answered Conditions about returning Chandra's Phoenix in one's hand
Nov
13
awarded  Informed
Nov
12
comment Can Skullcrack's damage be prevented?
I find this question odd. You quote the rule that answers the question, then pose the question? What's unclear?
Oct
3
answered Custom boards for Eclipse
Sep
30
comment When should I get rid of the queen of spades in Hearts?
With a very heavy spade hand it may still be risky as you may get the lead while being the only one left with spades!
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
22
comment What effect does Coat of Arms have on face-down creatures?
The shorthand is codified in comprehensive rule 205.3m Creatures and tribals share their lists of subtypes; these subtypes are called creature types
Sep
11
comment How does Gideon, Champion of Justice's ability work?
@murgatroid99 Ah, I read "copy it and activate the ability" literally.
Sep
11
comment How does Gideon, Champion of Justice's ability work?
@Jefromi I don't understand how that could work. Activating a +1 Loyalty ability is done only when you could play a sorcery. He's still a planeswalker and retains his types when he becomes a creature (see the Gatherer page: He remains a planeswalker with the planeswalker type Gideon.) So that means when the copy ability resolves, the planeswalker rule kicks in next time you get priority as a state-based effect. There would be no opportunity to put the loyalty ability on the stack.
Sep
2
comment Does a exiling a creature after being destroyed or dealt lethal damage still count as if it “died”?
Actually the wording of 702.54b and 702.54c does make the permanent/card distinction. Permanents are never in the exile zone, only cards. 702.54a takes the shortcut of "it" referring to the permanent as a card in the graveyard. However, I completely overlooked Haunt when I made my point about creatures can't go to the graveyard and then immediately move to exile. Retracted!
Aug
29
comment Does a exiling a creature after being destroyed or dealt lethal damage still count as if it “died”?
Your answer is correct, but a note about Magic Terminology and the rules: There is no way for a creature to be exiled after it goes to the graveyard. Creature cards can be exiled from the graveyard, but they are not creatures. Creatures are only permanents on the battlefield. This is an important distinction for novices who try to use an "exile target creature" effect on cards in the graveyard.
Aug
20
comment Are the odds of drawing mythics greater when purchasing individually packaged boosters over booster boxes?
If your experience is truly one in five single booster pack purchases gets you a mythic rare, then you are simply lucky with a small sample set. One in Eight rare cards in a booster pack will be a mythic rare. Since there are 36 boosters in a box, you should only expect to get 4-5 Mythic Rare cards.
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
7
answered What game is this die from?