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How can my blue and black deck return enchantments from the graveyard?

Unfortunately for you, this is just not something blue and black really do. You haven't specified what format you're playing, but it's true for almost all formats. From the color pie 2021 article, we ...
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How can my blue and black deck return enchantments from the graveyard?

While enchantment return is definitely outside of the color pie for black and blue, there are a small number of options - including some colorless ones. However, breaking the color pie usually comes ...
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Alternative costs stacking (flashback+spectacle)

No, you can't combine alternative costs. You have to choose between the original cost of 2R, Spectacle R, and Flashback 2R. Since the card is in your graveyard and only Flashback lets you cast it from ...
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Does tapping already tapped creature counts as "committing a crime"?

Yes, you committed a crime. For a crime to have occurred, all that matters is that you targeted something. 700.13. Some cards refer to committing a crime. A player commits a crime as that player ...
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When Genju of the Fens dies, does the swamp go in the graveyard?

a land can’t die This is wrong. Once you activate Genju's ability, the permanent is simultaneously both a creature and a land and can be destroyed just as any other creature can. While it's difficult ...
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Mtg: Electrostatic Field return to hand

Electrostatic Field's triggered ability is triggered before your opponent ever casts Compelling Deterrence. An ability triggering is a thing that happens at a specific moment, abilities are not "...
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When do I pay the cost in Ulalek's triggered ability?

This is a single triggered ability. A triggered ability is indicated by the word "when", "whenever", or "at". This ability only has one of those, once, so there's no part ...
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Are there strategies to counter politics, as defined by Richard Garfield?

In Magic there are several ways a powerful player can overcome politics, in large part because a player can choose their deck. This makes most sense to analyze in the case of repeat play among a ...
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Are there strategies to counter politics, as defined by Richard Garfield?

I'll focus on the explicit definition of politics in that quotation: When players can target other players in an arbitrary way that differentially affects their game states, we refer to this as ...
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