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  • posted a message on Ember Hauler vs Path and more
    Quote from meocan66 »
    Thank you for your quick response.

    What if the other way around?
    Player A casts Path, PLayer B attempt to respons with sacrficing Hauler to deal 2 damages.
    Hauler's activated ability resolves first, then exile is countered, am I right?
    That's correct, Path to Exile would be countered for lack of a legal target and thus would have no effect. Player B won't get to search for a land.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Emperor Variant
    With the strict rules part answered, I'm moving this to the Casual & Multiplayer forum so the discussion may continue.
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on Does Caltrops target?
    That's enough discussion about the card tags, guys. I appreciate your help in explaining this, but making full posts just for that can be considered backseat moderation and spam. This is my job, and I've done it via an informal warning private message as his our custom. Thread locked. Lock
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Yet another Missed Trigger question
    Your opponent is never required to point out triggers you control to you, even if they are aware of them. And you revealing your hand is clear indication that you've missed the trigger and are letting Gitaxian Probe resolve. They can draw their card. It's not them who took an action to make you miss your trigger, it's you who did something that said you were letting the Probe resolve.

    From the Judging at Regular REL document:
    A player forgets a triggered ability (one that uses the words “when,” “whenever,” or “at the beginning”, usually at the start of the ability's text)
    These abilities are considered missed if the player did not acknowledge the ability in any way at the point that it required choices or had a visible in-game effect. If the ability includes the word “may,” assume the player chose not to perform it. Otherwise, use your judgement to decide if putting the trigger on the stack now would be too disruptive - don’t add it to the stack if significant decisions have been made based on th eeffect not happening! Unlike other illegal actions (which must be pointed out), players may choose whether or not to point out their opponent's missed triggers, though we should encourage them to do so.
    EDIT: Thinking about it more, it might be argued that we could apply the Chalice's trigger as long as they didn't draw their card yet, and act as if you simply revealed your hand without an effect telling you to do so, which technically can happen. This is a stretch and a judgement call by the judge who intervenes. That won't happen on Competitve REL, though; there, the choice of putting the trigger on the stack is entirely up to the opponent.

    From the Infraction Procedure Guide, section 2.1 (that section is pretty long, but the most relevant part):
    [...] Opponents are not required to point out triggered abilities that they do not control, though they may do so if they wish.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Some policy question
    Quote from peteroupc »
    Quote from MadMageQc »
    He is the one casting the Censor targeting Approach of the Second Sun.

    Your opponent has the extra mana in his mana pool and can pay for Censor, nothing much you can do here. There's no infraction.
    Which player is "he": Errua or the opponent? Comment 1 is vague on which player is casting Censor.
    Errua is casting Censor on their opponent's Approach, we can surmise this by Errua talking about the opponent untapping one of their lands to pay for Censor (pay for Censor's effect), and that the possibility of the opponent casting Censor on their own Approach, with insufficient mana to boot, is highly unlikely.

    EDIT : I edited my answer in post #3 and would like some help to resolve this.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Some policy question
    Quote from peteroupc »
    If your opponent casts Approach of the Second Sun, your opponent will have U in his or her mana pool in the end. This is not enough to cast Censor; moreover, untapping an Island and tapping it again for mana will still result in U in the end. (Note that in a sanctioned tournament, here, tapping the eight lands for mana, casting Approach of the Second Sun, and untapping an Island has the same effect as tapping six Islands and one Plains and casting Approach of the Second Sun, so that this is merely a case of out-of-order sequencing under M.T.R. 4.3.) Therefore, attempting to cast Censor will be an illegal action (C.R. 601.2, 601.2h), so that action must be reversed (C.R. 720.1).
    He is the one casting the Censor targeting Approach of the Second Sun.

    Your opponent has the extra mana in his mana pool and can pay for Censor, nothing much you can do here. There's no infraction.EDIT: Thinking about it more and reading some, this is wrong­.

    The following rule was violated :
    106.4a. If a player passes priority (see rule 116) while there is mana in his or her mana pool, that player announces what mana is there. If any mana remains in a player's mana pool after he or she spends mana to pay a cost, that player announces what mana is still there.
    Albeit accidental, this creates a communication problem, and as a judge, I would allow Errua to go back in time before casting Censor. This situation is messy, because then the opponent knows about Censor, but I can't seem to find a better solution right now. I would be glad if another expert could chime in here. But if we go with that, at Competitive REL, I would definitely give a warning to Errua's opponent for Game Rule Violation. The fix wouldn't be different on Regular REL as I see it, and we don't give warnings at that REL, only game and match losses in very specific situations, and disqualifications for major issues like cheating.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Using mind games during a match
    The behaviors you describe are perfectly acceptable, you can lie and mislead all you want as long as it's about hidden information. You can't lie about free or derived information (information that should be in plain sight and available to them), but as long as it's about the contents of your hand, what you have in your deck, or something else hidden to them, you can say what you want about it.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Eternalize Clone
    Quote from FuzzyDan »
    But if you use the clone ability, does the token still get haste?
    Yes it does. That's a separate effect that's applied after the token has entered the battlefield, it gains haste after everything else about it has been determined.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Chalice of the void and commanders
    The Chalice will counter it again. Copying my answer from your other thread from a few minutes ago, the converted mana cost of a spell has nothing to do with how much was spent to cast it. It is a characteristic of the spell based on its mana cost, i.e. what's printed in the upper corner of the card. Additional costs such as the "commander tax" do not change that characteristic; in the case of a commander that normally cost 3 mana like say Leovold, Emissary of Trest, it's still 3.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Narset and chalice of the void
    No. The converted mana cost of a spell has nothing to do with how much was spent to cast it. It is a characteristic of the spell based on its mana cost, i.e. what's printed in the upper corner of the card. Ugin's converted mana cost on the stack is still 8 even if Narset allowed its controller to cast it for free.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on cards: spellskite
    He can use Spellskite's ability to make the Far part target Spellskite instead of Tarmogoyf, but if he does that, when Far // Away resolves, the Spellskite is going to be returned to his hand, and then he will have to sacrifice another creature, the Tarmogoyf if it's his only other one. The two parts of Far // Away happen sequentially in the printed order, from left to right, you bounce the target of the Far part, and then he has to sacrifice a creature that he still controls after that.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on O-Ring and other exile effets on commander
    The same question was asked very recently in this thread. To sum it up, your commander won't come back if it was exiled by Oblivion Ring, because the Ring has a separate ability that looks only in the exile zone, but it will come back if it was exiled by one of the other two, because they can find the card in the zone it went to when it left the battlefield, no matter if it isn't the exile zone.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on A way to transfer?
    Moved to Magic General.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Supposivly a top secret commander rule I need to learn about
    Yes, it is true. Banishing Light's effect tracks the card in the first zone it goes to. Since the command zone replacement effect replaces going to exile with going to the command zone, the ability can track it there, and it will return if the Light leaves the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Checklist card whoops [SOLVED]
    Simply put, a checklist card without an item checked is not a legal card to have in your deck in a tournament. When that problem is found out, how it is adressed will depend on the rules enforcement level (REL) and the circumstances. In the situation you describe, on Regular REL, I would just have you identify your checklist cards clearly as Search for Azacanta, randomize your library if needed, and move on, but on higher RELs, in addition to that, an official warning, or possibly a game loss, for deck error (see the Infraction Procedure Guide, section 3.5) will be in order.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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