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Apr
11
comment Can Mirrorworks' ability be activated multiple times for the same artifact?
It is most assuredly not an activated ability. See comprehensive rule 112.3b: Activated abilities have a cost and an effect. They are written as "[Cost]: [Effect.] [Activation instructions (if any).]" There is no [Cost] then a colon in the instructions, therefore the cost cannot be paid multiple times. There is a triggered ability, an optional cost that may be payed when the ability triggers, and then a conditional effect if you pay the trigger cost.
Apr
9
comment How do split cards work?
708.6a also means you can imprint Assault // Battery onto an Isochron Scepter to create 3/3 Elephants for {2} or imprint Bound // Determined to cast the Bound part at a steep 60% discount, and since the card is copied by the Scepter, repeatedly. It's almost like cheating.
Apr
6
comment If you disturb a Jenga block, can you push it back into place?
You must fix it before touching another block. It's pretty clear you can only manipulate one block at a time. What did I get wrong?
Apr
5
answered If you disturb a Jenga block, can you push it back into place?
Apr
3
answered Choosing between Shanty Town and Village when both are in the Kingdom set?
Apr
3
answered When should I choose an Explore card in Race For The Galaxy?
Apr
3
answered Crimson Hellkite vs Telekinetic Sliver + Darkheart Sliver
Apr
3
comment Can a creature be tapped to prevent its activated ability?
Actually, there are specific rules. See 110.6, 112.3b, and especially section 602. Most relevant to this question is 112.3b Activated abilities have a cost and an effect. They are written as "[Cost]: [Effect.] [Activation instructions (if any).]" A player may activate such an ability whenever he or she has priority. Doing so puts it on the stack, where it remains until it's countered, it resolves, or it otherwise leaves the stack.
Apr
2
comment Strongest early-game counters for a Modern deck?
@AlexP As some guy said on the gatherer site about Remand: "This card is only good for people who are playing with Islands against opponents who are playing with Spells."
Mar
30
revised Are unused Start Worlds shuffled into the card supply?
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Mar
28
answered Does the flanking provided by Slivers stack?
Mar
18
comment Can a creature with summoning sickness be targeted?
@chris There used to be a rule for "mono artifacts" which would say that artifact's static ability is "turned off" when it is tapped, but that rule went out years ago and text was added to certain artifacts such as Howling Mine to keep the original functionality intact. There is no rule that says abilities turn off if the permanent is tapped.
Mar
13
revised MTG: Enchantments that require opponent to pay mana to attack
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Mar
13
answered MTG: Enchantments that require opponent to pay mana to attack
Mar
13
comment Can someone explain the Damage on the Stack rule change?
The Original Rulebook: ”…the player whose turn it is announces their spells and effects first. Then, the other player can respond to each one with one or more fast effects (instants, artifacts in play, enchantments in play, or creature special abilities). These reactions can be reacted to, and so forth, and nothing happens until both players have finished taking actions. At this point, all spells take effect simultaneously.”
Mar
12
answered Should I prefer Farmers or other followers?
Mar
12
comment Should I prefer Farmers or other followers?
I know this is a specific question, but this general strategy question is quite relevant: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/774/…
Mar
6
comment Regeneration specifics: activation of the ability in combat
See also: boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/6047/…
Mar
6
comment Regeneration specifics: activation of the ability in combat
See the accepted answer in that duplicate question where it states The only condition is that the regeneration has to happen before the destruction effect. Combat damage no longer uses the stack.
Mar
6
comment Regeneration specifics: activation of the ability in combat
possible duplicate of How does regeneration work in Magic the Gathering?