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You can use card sleeves, as you suggested, or use checklist cards, which were included in booster packs of Eldritch Moon. These checklist cards are single faced, and included a list of all of the double faced cards in the set. I've also seen people write on basic lands to note the card (though this isn't allowed in tournaments).


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Yes, both sides of DFC count towards its color identity. 903.4c The back face of a double-faced card (see rule 711) is included when determining a card's color identity. Example: Civilized Scholar is the front face of a double-faced card with mana cost {2}{U}. Homicidal Brute is the back face of that double-faced card and has a red color ...


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No, a Clone'd creature cannot transform because Clone is not a double-faced card, even though it copies one face of a double-faced card. If you activate the ability, the Clone will be exiled and stay in exile. First of all, to flip a card has its own meaning in Magic. It is a mechanic used exclusively in the Kamigawa block. Even though transforming a card ...


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This article explains that double-faced cards can be manifested and enter as 2/2's with no abilities. The actual implementation of this stems from the fact that the double-faced card must already be unidentifiable in your hand and library. As a result, you already have the card in an opaque sleeve or you have a checklist card in your deck as a placeholder, ...


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A checklist card is simply a tournament-sanctioned proxy with a specialized purpose. In casual play, you could make a proxy more-or-less any way you want. Writing with a marker on a basic land is probably the most common custom. I recommend including the mana cost as well as the card's name, so you can quickly tell whether you are able to cast it without ...


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When you blink Garruk, the Veil-Cursed, it will return as Garruk Relentless as if you had just cast it. When a permanent such as a planeswalker leaves the battlefield, it becomes a new object with no relation to its former existence. When it returns, it will enter the battlefield as if you had cast it from your hand, non-transformed and with full loyalty. ...


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Its front face (the one with the sun symbol in the top-left corner), so Huntmaster of the Fells. It's a brand new object put onto the 'field, as if you had just resolved it after casting it. It has summoning sickness; it's untapped; it doesn't have any counters, enchantments or equipment; and it's front face is up. 711.5. A double-faced card enters the ...


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The answer is simple: No. You must choose the card's front face (the face which has the sun symbol in the top-left corner.) In the case of flip cards, you must choose the card's normal characteristics. Rule reference: 711.2a In every zone other than the battlefield, and also on the battlefield with its front face up, a double-faced card has only the ...


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You can use opaque sleeves, or a "checklist" card that is included in the promo slot of packs that may contain transforming cards. These checklist cards have a normal Magic back. 711.3. Players must ensure that double-faced cards in hidden zones are indistinguishable from other cards in the same zone. To do this, the owner of a double-faced card may use ...


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This FAQ has all the answers. Tl;dr: For the majority of tournaments, you reveal all double-faced cards as they are opened. And, since picks are put in a pile in front of you, any opponent can see when you pick a double-faced card. For further details (including e.g. what happens if you don't want to pick a card until you know if your opponent is choosing a ...


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It is #2, you will end up with an Insectile Abberation. A few different rules at play here. First off, your Delver of Secrets is only copying The Ravenger side of Nicol Bolas, it doesn't have any relationship to The Arisen: 706.8. When copying a double-faced permanent, a face-up meld card, or a melded permanent, only the copiable values of the face that’...


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Yes, there's been a lot of anger about double-faced cards online. Obviously they're going to "kind of, sort of" work, but only in a really clunky and annoying way. No one want to have to be constantly subjecting their cards to wear and tear by sleeving and resleeving them - and players with bad memories are going to keep forgetting what's written on the ...


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No, it cannot. Rule 711.4a says While a double-faced card is outside the game, in a zone other than the battlefield, or on the battlefield with its front face up, it has only the characteristics of its front face.


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If it's your upkeep, the last turn is the turn that has most recently concluded (usually your opponents). If it's your opponent upkeep, the last turn is usually yours. What is a turn? 500.1. A turn consists of five phases, in this order: beginning, precombat main, combat, postcombat main, and ending. Each of these phases takes place every turn, even if ...


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Double-faced cards only transform when they (or another effect like Moonmist) explicitly say they transform. For example, Ulvenwald Mystics says on its front side: At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Ulvenwald Mystics. and the back side (Ulvenwald Primordials) says: {G}: Regenerate Ulvenwald Primordials. ...


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If an effect tries to copy a double-faced permanent, it sees whichever side is face-up. There's actually an example in the comprehensive rules that covers this sort of scenario: 711.3. Except for determining whether or not a permanent can transform, a spell, ability, effect, or rule that needs information about a double-faced permanent sees only the ...


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Yes, there is nothing that prevents you from Transforming at anytime you could cast Waxing Moon. There are no special timing restrictions when transforming a double faced card. Lets break down your example step by step: You attack with Duskwatch Recruiter, your opponent declares a 1/1 goblin token as a blocker. After blockers are declared, but before ...


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Yes. From the Comprehensive Rules: 711.12. When a double-faced permanent transforms, it doesn’t become a new object. Any effects that applied to that permanent will continue to apply to it after it transforms. Example: An effect gives Village Ironsmith (the front face of a double-faced card) +2/+2 until end of turn and then Village Ironsmith ...


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No, you cannot transform a token of Jace, Vryn's Prodigy this way. 110.5g A token that has left the battlefield can’t move to another zone or come back onto the battlefield. If such a token would change zones, it remains in its current zone instead. It ceases to exist the next time state-based actions are checked; see rule 704. So any effect that ...


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You are correct about the outcome, but it is a different set of rules that deals with what happens here. In the case of a Jace token, it can’t transform because tokens cannot exist outside of the battlefield, and can’t ever come back to the battlefield after leaving. With a non-token copy, we have this rule: 711.8a If a player is instructed to put a card ...


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Yes. A transformed creature is the same creature it was before. Auras don't fall off and temporary effects don't go away. Now, "exile and return transformed" cards leave play, so they will enter as new objects.


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I am considering additional cards to act as decoys. Lets say I only have 4 checklist cards in my deck but I bring 20 different double-faced cards for the exchange-pile. Would this be allowed in a tournament? Or are there better ways to handle that? I'm pretty sure you can bring as many token cards or those other promotional generic ad cards as you like. ...


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This is covered by the Magic Comprehensive Rules: 121.1. A counter is a marker placed on an object or player that modifies its characteristics and/or interacts with a rule, ability, or effect. 711.7. When a double-faced permanent transforms, it doesn‘t become a new object. Any effects that applied to that permanent will continue to apply to it ...


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From the official Wizards site's article about Double-Faced Card Rules: After a double-faced card transforms, it's still the same card, so any Auras, counters, or other effects stay right where they are (unless the double-faced card's characteristics have changed such that an Aura can no longer legally enchant it). This obviously includes a ...


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Ulrich will be a copy of Civilized Scholar, so you can use Civilized Scholar's ability to transform it, repeatedly if you have some way to untap it. But the triggered abilities will not trigger. First, in the rules section about Copying objects, rule 706.2 says When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object’s ...


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Yes. From the Comprehensive Rules: 711.7. When a double-faced permanent transforms, it doesn't become a new object. Any effects that applied to that permanent will continue to apply to it after it transforms. So your Werewolf will keep its Vampire subtype.


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Use a different card from your collection as a proxy (whether you mark it or not is up to you). This should be fine in a casual setting. Make sure to let your opponent know before hand and pick a card that wouldn't normally be playable in your deck (eg off-color) to avoid confusion.


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According to DCI Level 2 Judge "Natedogg" the loyalty counters from the front face transfer to the back face. Specifically You don't add or remove loyalty counters from Garruk Relentless when he transforms into Garruk, the Veil-Cursed. In most cases, he'll have one or two loyalty counters on him. Since it's a natural follow up question about the one ...


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If you copy a Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, you get an Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun, not its front face. The most relevant rule from the Comprehensive Rules: 711.4b While a double-faced permanent’s back face is up, it has only the characteristics of its back face. The further down in 711.5, the rules also acknowledge the possibility of copying the back face ...


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You can do what you want, but NOT during the combat damage step. The combat phase is broken up into 5 steps: Beginning of combat Declare attackers Declare blockers Combat damage End of combat During combat damage step, players don't get priority until after combat damage has been dealt. That means that if you waited until combat damage step to cast Waxing ...


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