• posted a message on Dense Foliage and Equipment
    Quote from Wall of Glare »
    Can anyone explain to me how equipment can be equipped when Dense Foliage is out? Doesn't equipment target a creature??

    Sure, the act of equipping indeed targets a creature, but Dense Foliage only prohibits spells. Equipping is an activated ability which is unhindered.
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  • posted a message on Athreos and Manifest
    Quote from i_am_brucelee »
    I assume this is the same with Grim Haruspex?

    Yes, Grim Haruspex also lets you draw a card if a manifested creature dies. Remember, "die" is just shorthand for "enters the graveyard from the battlefield", and all such zone-change triggers look at the game state before the event, instead of after. And on the battlefield the manifested card is a creature.
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  • posted a message on Drawing game 1
    Quote from bakgat »
    CAnt you both choose to ID the round when you realise this is going to happen? Instead of the match ending in a draw ID the round and continue with the match?

    I think I see the source of confusion. A forced draw such as by the three Oblivion Rings only ends the running game. The match continues normally, with the next game, until time is reached.
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  • posted a message on Drawing game 1
    Quote from bakgat »
    Could you then if you wanted draw a game if you where staring down the barrel of a infinite loop like the three Oblivion Ring and no other non land permanents loop for instance?

    Maybe I am misunderstanding your follow-up, but in this case the draw happens because the game rules say so.
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  • posted a message on Dryad Militant and its exile ability
    It doesnt make sense to me for them to behave differently, that is why I ask why it "has to" be so.

    It "has to" be so because the rules say so. The effects of downright destruction during the resolution of the spell and dealing damage which leads to destruction after the spell has resolved (through SBA) is distinctly different, so it is not surprising that they behave differently.
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  • posted a message on How are Oracle Erratas decided?
    Moved to Magic General.
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  • posted a message on polymorphist's jest and worldspine wurm trigger
    Quote from Havokotter »
    Hi i was wondering what happens when someone plays polymorphist's jest and i have a worldspine wurm that dies after polymorphist's jest resolves.
    do i still get the 5/5 wurm tokens?

    Please use card tags, that makes it easier for the people to help you, as the answer often depends on the exact text. [c]Polymorphist's Jest[/c] -> Polymorphist's Jest, Worldspine Wurm.

    Worldspine Wurm's printed ability is a so-called "leaves-the-battlefield" triggered ability, and such abilities are checked before the event that would move the object, so the game checks if the ability is present while the Wurm is still on the battlefield. But when the Wurm died, it did so as a blue Frog without any abilities, so there is nothing to trigger. No tokens for you, I am afraid. It will still be shuffled into the library, though, as that ability is checked after the moving event. The difference is the bit "from anywhere", such abilities are checked in the graveyard, and by then the effect making it lose its abilities has worn off, so that ability triggers alright.
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  • posted a message on heartless summoning + xenagos
    Quote from sendo_a »
    hi!!!

    here a simple question for you:

    i have heartless summoning on the battlefield and xenagos, god of revels in my hand.

    how much is the summoning cost of xenagos?

    thanks!!!

    Xenagos will cost 1RG. The ability that makes it a non-creature sometimes only works when Xenagos is on the battlefield. So on the stack it will still be a creature spell, so the discount of Heartless Summoning will apply.
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  • posted a message on Narset + Uncastable Cards
    Quote from Steamsteam »
    Google Narset for the proper wording.

    No. Read the Forum Rules on questions about unreleased cards. Thread closed, try again.
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  • posted a message on Geist of Saint Traft + Trickbind
    I thought triggered abilities use the words "when", "whenever" and "if"

    Close. The complete set of words indicating triggered abilities are "when", "whenever" and "at" (not "if"). "If" by itself doesn't have a rules meaning, for example in constructions like "Counter target spell if it is blue", the word if is simply using its english meaning. The word "if" also appears in replacement effects, but then it is always paired with "instead". (Progenitus for example.)
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