In Magic: The Gathering, there is a card that allows you to win automatically if you meet 3 specific conditions, one of which this question is about. On the card Happily Ever After, it states that if there are six or more card types among permanents you control and/or cards in your graveyard (and the other conditions), then you win the game, but I am unsure if specific creature types count. The MTG Gatherer states that supertypes (such as legendary) do not count but I do not know if creature types count.

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    Nov 20, 2019 at 22:19
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    Sorry for not doing that. I'm new to the site, but that shouldn't be an excuse, and I will not do what I had done again. Thank you for helping, correcting my mistake (or just discrediting), and telling me! I will not do that again. Nov 20, 2019 at 22:48
  • @murgatroid99 Do you mean "edit the answer into the question"? Nov 22, 2019 at 3:12

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No, that won't work. Creature types are subtypes and not card types.

205.2a The card types are artifact, conspiracy, creature, enchantment, instant, land, phenomenon, plane, planeswalker, scheme, sorcery, tribal, and vanguard. See section 3, “Card Types.”

205.3a A card can have one or more subtypes printed on its type line.

205.3m Creatures and tribals share their lists of subtypes; these subtypes are called creature types.

In regular games, you'll only see artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and finally tribal (which is never encountered alone, but always in combination with another card type).


No, creature types do not count as card types here.

One of the Gatherer rulings for Happily Ever After says

The card types that could appear among your permanents and cards in your graveyard are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, and sorcery. Certain older sets contain tribal cards as well. Supertypes, such as legendary and basic, aren’t card types.

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