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Mana Burn had a lot of interactions too, Effects like Heartbeat of spring could damage players that only spend odd amounts of mana. Spectral Searchlight as a way to ping opponents that can't use extra mana at awkward times. In modern, you could pump your Death's Shadow even easier than now, kind of crazy that it wasn't a good deck then. In legacy, a common play was to wasteland their only untapped land in response to a spell, and then they either take 1 from mana burn or get Dazed. And it was always a favorite way to kill yourself instead of letting your opponent do it.
Quote from FortyTwo »Another thing was that exile didn't used to be a zone. It was just "Removed from game". One line was to burning wish or cunning wish for a second copy of the wish repeatedly for extra storm. Or to wish for a flashback spell to use it again. In Vintage, people would even wish for a card they just "lost" to Yawgmoth's Will such as Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, or even the Yawgmoth's Will itself.
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More recently, Planeswalkers used to be legendary based on their type, not card name. So barring Mirror Gallery, you couldn't have two Jaces or Lilianas. There's not really a cool rules trick with this, as killing your own planeswalkers is rarely an optimal line. I suppose you could steal theirs with Dominus of Fealty or something and legend rule it with your own planeswalker of the same type.
Quote from misterpid »Way back in the day when card sleeves were just starting to get used, you could force your opponent to play without sleeves. People would enter Type I (now called Vintage) tournaments and win games/matches by playing Soldier of Fortune because their opponents didn't want to keep shuffling their Power 9 decks.
Quote from Haile Selassie II »Quote from misterpid »Way back in the day when card sleeves were just starting to get used, you could force your opponent to play without sleeves. People would enter Type I (now called Vintage) tournaments and win games/matches by playing Soldier of Fortune because their opponents didn't want to keep shuffling their Power 9 decks.
MaRo ruled around the time of Unglued (because of people stripping for Hurloon Wrangler) that the law supersedes the rules of Magic. Kinda wondering how many people got their asses kicked as a form of conceding to a troll shuffle deck. I think the minimum for that these days is a five-year ban from tournaments.
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I remember a couple of times, in the very early days of Magic, players would pick someone up and toss them out on their backside in front of the store. I don't know if it was a local thing or whether players were more "take matters into their own hands" sort of thing back then.