The card Atinlay Igpay has the ability oubleday ikestray. Is this functionally different from double strike?

  • I'm pretty sure this is a joke question.
    – Rainbolt
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 13:59
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    I thought it was too, until I realized it was a joke card. Unhinged is weird. Still makes my head hurt to read this regardless.
    – Radhil
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 14:17
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    When you say "functionally different", are you asking whether "oubleday ikestray" is the ability "double strike", or whether double string somehow functions differently when written in Pig Latin?
    – murgatroid99
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 16:42
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    Unfortunately the Unhinghed FAQ cover the Pig Latin part in detail, but don't address this! (My two cents: this is a board & card games site, not a pure-Magic-only site. Joke Magic is still a card game, and it's not the only silly card game out there, so why disallow it?)
    – Cascabel
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 17:26

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Nop, it's the same.

Keep in mind, Atinlay Igpay is a card from the unhinged set. Meaning you can't normally play it except for casual play (and then usually you have to agree on it specifically).

The card is actually called Latin Pig in Pig-latin rules:

Juvenile "code" language created by the rearrangement of sounds in a word such that the first sound is moved to the end and "ay" is added. In the case of a vowel as the first sound, "ay" is simply added, with an hyphen if necessary.

This is also how Double Strike turns into Oubleday Ikestray.

  • According to MagicJudges.org it is also allowed in certain limited formats.
    – corsiKa
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 18:16
  • @corsiKa Yep, and you even ignore ante text -- [[Contract from Below]] becomes ridiculous.
    – Hao Ye
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 21:38

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    I managed to read it without any great difficulty, @murgatroid99. I found it helped to read it aloud as written.
    – TRiG
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 16:18
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    @Hackworth The original trilogy (Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User) has an official policy. The question murgatroid linked contains not an official policy, but a strong recommendation with 209 upvotes and a whopping zero downvotes. That kind of unity is unheard of on meta. So yea, it isn't technically "official", but it may as well be.
    – Rainbolt
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 17:30
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    Maybe providing a translation below would help make everyone happy?
    – Cascabel
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 21:19
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    @GendoIkari: Why not? This answer on Stack Overflow is clearly a joke and has a net score of 4427 at the time of this comment.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 21:26
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    Let's not get too worked up about this. Jokes in answers are usually fine as long as they don't get in the way of answering the question. Some people think this does ("unreadable"), some people are fine with it (it's +6/-2), so... goal should be to find the balance, not turn it into a big "Joke or Serious" argument.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 22:41

Just as "Doppelschlag", "Doppio attacco", "Golpe duplo", and many others; "Oubleday ikestray" is just a regular "Double Strike" on a non-english card.

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    Very much +1, but a pointer to the relevant part of the Unhinged FAQTIWDAWCC ("This question actually caused quite a debate here in R&D.") would be a nice addition. Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 17:47

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