If my opponent has Ground Seal in play and I have a Crucible of Worlds, can I still play lands from my graveyard? I know Crucible of Worlds says nothing about targeting, so I assume it would not stop me from playing lands from my graveyard.

Some other cards that I assume would fall under the same roof as Crucible of Worlds are Karador, Ghost Chieftain and Gisa and Geralf.

  • MTG's logic is boolean. It either uses the word target and it targets or it doesn't.
    – Neil Meyer
    Sep 7, 2018 at 16:26

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Your intuition is exactly correct - Crucible of Worlds doesn't target the land cards, so Ground Seal doesn't prevent it from working.

This is reinforced in the Gatherer rulings for Ground Seal:

Only spells and abilities that target cards in graveyards will be affected. Abilities that don’t target cards in graveyards (like the one Tormod’s Crypt has) can still affect those cards.

  • Alright. I assumed it was that way, but I wanted to make sure, as the combos and synergies Crucible of Worlds can give are rather powerful.
    – The Man
    Sep 4, 2018 at 17:27
  • I am not sure that is a comparable card to use. Tormod's Crypt doesn't target cards because it targets the entire graveyard. "Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard."
    – Joe W
    Sep 4, 2018 at 17:27
  • I am going to update the question with some other cards with similar effects.
    – The Man
    Sep 4, 2018 at 17:33
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    @JoeW Actually, it targets a player, not a graveyard.
    – Arthur
    Sep 4, 2018 at 17:51
  • @Arthur Good point, not sure how I missed that when looking at it. But still doesn't target cards in the graveyard.
    – Joe W
    Sep 4, 2018 at 17:52

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