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Jul
20
comment Is there a simple strategy for re-learning Magic the Gathering?
@John I realize you're being funny, and I do have old-timer cred (played during Legends) — but the stack was introduced with 6th Edition rules changes when MtG was six years old. There have been 12 core set releases and 49 expansion sets using the stack rules in the following 16 years. So, yeah, not new.
Jul
15
comment Gustcloak's ability vs. creatures with Vigilance
@corsiKa Maybe you're thinking of 701.17?
Jul
12
comment How do poison counters work and how would a player get them?
This question is unclear. How did you hear about poison counters and what confuses you about them? It would be the same as asking "how do +1/+1 counters work? how does a creature get +1/+1 counters?" Many effects give poison counters (usually creatures with the infect keyword.) Most can be found by searching gatherer for the word “poison.”
Jul
12
comment Can I cast a spell after a certain part of the stack is resolved in MTG?
@Pacerier Like any spell with X in the cost, you choose the value of X. Of course, you must have the available mana to pay X.
Jul
7
comment What board game does this die belong to?
@corsiKa If I ever work at a coat check, I'm going to surreptitiously slip random board game dice into people's pockets. What a great idea!
Jul
7
comment Spells with multiple free abilities
Oh, hey, thanks for pushing me over! ;-D
Jul
2
comment How does regeneration work in Magic the Gathering?
@Pacerier Comprehensive Rule 101.2: When a rule or effect allows or directs something to happen, and another effect states that it can’t happen, the “can’t” effect takes precedence. Remember, the stack is resolved in last-in first-resolves order.
Jul
2
comment How does regeneration work in Magic the Gathering?
@Pacerier Regeneration is a replacement effect that means: the next time this permanent would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat. Therefore, it can only replace one instance of being destroyed. If you play a second shock, I must have some way to regenerate it again or it is destroyed.
Jun
15
comment Am I allowed to shortcut two abilities that allow me to search my deck?
I can think of one situation where your opponent may not accept that shortcut: effects that say "Play with the top card of your library revealed." Naturally, your opponent may want to get a glimpse of that extra card in your library if that effect is in play.
Jun
15
comment Where can I find a database with a list of all magic cards?
@ikegami gatherer.wizards.com/pages/content.aspx?x=mtg/gatherer/…
Jun
5
comment Looking for the “magic'al” formula
@Zags I should have been more clear. I don't think blue and red have 2/2 creatures with a CMC of one colorless and one colored mana. I've edited the post to make this explicit.
Jun
2
comment Can damage be removed from creatures after it's already been dealt?
@GendoIkari I think that's a valid point for the simplest situations, however there are other considerations: Flicker effects also cause auras and equipment to drop off the creature, it's going to remove a token creature from the battlefield permanently, it's also going to remove any +1/+1 and other beneficial counters…
Jun
2
comment Can damage be removed from creatures after it's already been dealt?
@Guvante I edited the post to hopefully remove the confusion. Hope my edits are ok, diego!
May
26
comment Can I get an enters-the-battlefield effect out of a second legendary before I must sacrifice it?
@Samthere As Michael pointed out, you actually discard one of the legendaries before any ETB triggered abilities are even put on the stack.
May
26
comment Can I get an enters-the-battlefield effect out of a second legendary before I must sacrifice it?
@MichaelSnook Thanks for the catch! I've reworded the offending paragraph so that Sharuum isn't sad.
May
22
comment Why is 21 damage from a commander lethal?
Yeah, I've seen it elsewhere online, in a reddit thread, it seems to be common knowledge and makes sense. Originally an alternate win condition was three hits from a commander and you're dead.
May
11
comment Do I “control” creatures in my graveyard?
Indeed, one distinction that trips people up is that there are never creatures in your graveyard. Only creature cards. The only place you find creatures is on the battlefield.
Apr
27
comment Probabilities: Backgammon - final move
If you like the math, here's an actual mathematical paper on the subject.
Mar
26
comment Does having 2 Flickerwisps and an Impact Tremors win me the game?
@Rainbolt Three, with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Deceiver Exarch instead of two Flickerwisps. This combo has been used in the past with Warstorm Surge, now Impact Tremors makes it cheaper.
Mar
11
comment Can I counter a creature by invalidating the target of its “comes into play” effect?
@Waterseas Also, I'm not monitoring responses to my answers 24/7. I'm sorry that I bothered you because I took nearly 24 hours to respond. ;-) Your criticism of my answer was valid.