Reputation
10,862
Next tag badge:
705/1000 score
102/200 answers
Badges
22 50
Newest
 Good Answer
Impact
~554k people reached

Mar
16
comment Do you need to show what you draw?
@Samthere I agree, if someone really wanted to cheat they would probably get away with it because people would not expect it. Who the heck would ruin such a light-hearted game by cheating?? :) — But a simple house rule "reveal before putting it in your hand or your defuse won't work" would alleviate that issue if your play group is suspicious.
Mar
16
comment Do you need to show what you draw?
I think cheating is difficult, since you must show the kitten immediately. Every time I've played we reveal it before even adding it to our hand. Adding a "fake kitten" to your hand and then shuffling cards around to reveal a kitten drawn earlier would be very suspicious.
Feb
23
comment How do you calculate the likelihood of drawing certain cards in your opening hand?
@DrunkCynic Isn't that what user1873 said in the sentence directly following his bullet points?
Feb
5
comment name and rules of a numerical card game
What is the time period and geographic location you heard about or played this game? I think a 60 card numbered deck is quite unusual, but the Milton Bradley game Rack-O uses them. Could it be this was simply a custom game someone made up that uses those cards?
Jan
26
comment Can I use one spell multiple times
@EliZo12 What software online were you using to play this game? If it was the official Magic the Gathering Online, it's doubtful this happened the way you described. If it was something else not official, perhaps it simply doesn't have rules validation and this functionality is built in to accommodate spells which copy other spells. Perhaps it was just a virtual gameboard which assumes players will follow the rules when playing their cards.
Jan
26
comment Etiquette for the Stack in MTG
@npst The comprehensive rules don't define where exactly cards in a zone are physically located, it only defines what the zone contains. The Stack is a zone where cards are in last-in first-out order. If the players remember the order the cards entered the zone and agree to glue them to their foreheads, that's perfectly fine, I believe.
Jan
20
comment How to grant haste en masse in a mono-green Commander deck?
One thing to consider, do you need to give the creatures haste en-masse? A Heedless One with Swiftfoot Boots or a similar artifact would do the trick. Combine with Wirewood Hivemaster and she should get big enough.
Dec
10
comment Highest possible power of a creature
I think it might be appropriate to point out in this answer that "infinite time" to play out the game is unnecessary. CR 716 contains the rules for taking shortcuts to handle repetitive loops that would create an arbitrarily large number of +1/+1 counters.
Dec
10
comment Can an opponent bolt a mana-generating creature to stop me from generating mana?
Heh, I agree with @Rainbolt. So now do we reopen and mark as duplicate again, pointing to the better duplicate question? Or does this require moderator attention?
Nov
10
comment Returning card to hand off Emeria Shephard from Plains trigger
Disagree. If the card worked the way you think it does, it would have been templated like this: Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return target nonland permanent card from your graveyard to your hand. If that land is a Plains, return it to the battlefield instead.
Nov
3
comment Protection from color vs hexproof
@GendoIkari A good point, but irrelevant in the case of COP:Green, which is what I suspect we're talking about here. I can't think of any other cards that care about colour of source besides that and the Runes of Protection.
Nov
3
comment Protection from color vs hexproof
We really need to know the specific cards. If your "prevent all damage from a green source" card uses the word "target" then you will not be protected, as you cannot target a hexproof creature. If the ability on the card is not targeted, then you will be protected. Are you using a Circle of Protection: Green? That is not targeted.
Nov
3
comment Can equipment be re-equipped to another creature?
Welcome to the site! This isn't an answer to the question, so it's going to get flagged and/or downvoted. That said, you're correct. The rules are very clear. Gaining control of the creature does not give you control of the artifact equipment. CR 301.5d makes this explicit. (Remember that you can only pay equip costs during the main phase of your turn.) If the people you play with don't play this way, then you need to educate them!
Oct
22
comment Would this hypothetical rule change ever matter?
I agree with @AlexP. Such an alternative rule would come up so exceedingly rarely that it's not worth the additional complexity. 104.3f is simple and to the point: losing trumps winning, always. I don't agree with the premise that it should be different if your opponent(s) have simultaneously lost too.
Sep
2
comment Card game similar to jokers and pegs
Since Jokers and Pegs is a racing game, and thus requires some sort of equipment to keep track, I have no idea how you determined that the game without the equipment is "similar." What do you mean by "used cards to determine play?" This is pretty much every card game! Can you remember specifically what the winning condition or rules of play are?
Sep
1
comment Can there be two winners at the same time in Catan?
@esoterik There is nothing in the 5-6 player extension rules that changes the winning conditions. If you build a settlement that secures enough points for victory during someone else's turn, you still have to wait for your turn to claim victory.
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.