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Can you cast a copy of a card from the battlefield if the effect creating the copy specifies that it can be cast?

Yes, you can cast the card. This is because an effect says you can do so, which applies regardless of the zone the card is in. A trivial example is Squee, the Immortal, which simply states that you ...
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Can you cast a copy of a card from the battlefield if the effect creating the copy specifies that it can be cast?

The question in your title and the one in your body are actually different Can you cast a copy of a card from the battlefield if the effect creating the copy specifies that it can be cast? Yes. My ...
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Can you cast a copy of a card from the battlefield if the effect creating the copy specifies that it can be cast?

Yes, you may cast a spell from the battlefield. The rules for casting spells are fully general as far as the origin zone is concerned: 601.2. To cast a spell is to take it from where it is (usually ...
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Can someone explain to me the interaction with chains of mephistopheles and sylvan library

Here's what happens during the resolution of Sylvan Library's ability with Chains of Mephistopheles on the battlefield: "you may draw two additional cards." If you choose not to draw the ...
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Does Lavinia, Azorius Renegade work against Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy?

No. A creature card is a creature when on the battlefield, a spell when on the stack, and just a card everywhere else. Kinnan moves the card directly from your deck onto the battlefield, without going ...
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Does Lavinia, Azorius Renegade work against Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy?

No, casting a spell is a specific action, defined by Comprehensive Rule 601.2: 601.2 To cast a spell is to take it from where it is (usually the hand), put it on the stack, and pay its costs, so that ...
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Can one creature block multiple attacks?

The answer here is no, unless there is an effect in play allowing a creature to block more than one creature, it can only block one. This is covered in the second sentence of the rule you quoted, ...
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Can I attack with more than one Master of Cruelties?

Only one1 Master of Cruelties can attack. When a card refers to itself by name, that means that copy of the card, and only that copy of the card. This is covered by rule 201.5 in the comprehensive ...
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If I ask "What is your Oblivion Ring targeting?", am I letting the spell resolve?

I'm not a judge; this is my understanding based on reading articles about calling judges. Your question effectively comes down to: do you know how Oblivion Ring works? If you're an inexperienced ...
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Does Magic the Gathering need an independent arbiter for reliable detection of cheating?

First of all, as mentioned, it's worth noting that one aspect of cheating (that is actually seen in chess tournaments) is whether there is any outside help, such as from an AI. Ignoring that, then I ...
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Does Magic the Gathering need an independent arbiter for reliable detection of cheating?

Yes, but only to verify deck legality During play, all printed cards (un-sets excluded, along with online-only cards) are worded in such a way that their effects can be verified by other players. ...
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Does Magic the Gathering need an independent arbiter for reliable detection of cheating?

Magic the Gathering has Judges, I'm one of them. No we don't watch the whole of every game, that would mean one judge for every two players and is just not possible when you have hundreds or thousands ...
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Does Magic the Gathering need an independent arbiter for reliable detection of cheating?

Do the game rules ensure that, at the very least when the game ends, each player knows for certain that the rules have been followed correctly - that no opponent cheated? The answer is "no"....
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Does Magic the Gathering need an independent arbiter for reliable detection of cheating?

Within the rules, the game does not need an arbiter. Cheating is another matter. The rules of the game, together with the card designs, make sure that cards whose abilities affect the game state or ...
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Can I use Ulalek's ability multiple times after casting a single spell?

You can pay once for each spell you cast. Ulalek's ability is a triggered ability. When you cast an Eldrazi spell, the ability goes on the stack. Once the ability resolves, it gives you one ...
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If I ask "What is your Oblivion Ring targeting?", am I letting the spell resolve?

In the extreme case, you describe an attempt at cheating, which is always grounds for disqualification. The real consequences depend on the Rules Enforcement Level (REL) you're playing at. Your ...
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If I have Ashaya out and return Quirion Ranger with itself, can it target itself?

Yes, the combo works. Quirion Ranger sees itself being targeted and thus triggers the ability granted by Nadu. A creature can target itself with its own ability, even if payment for that ability ...
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If I have Ashaya out and return Quirion Ranger with itself, can it target itself?

Yes, that works fine. When activating abilities, you choose targets before paying costs, so Quirion Ranger is still on the battlefield while you are choosing targets, which means that it is a valid ...
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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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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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