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  • posted a message on Sacrifice Counter Order
    Quote from mtgsalaccount »
    Except is construct actually on the stack if sacrificing the artifact is simply a cost of using proliferate, and you have to pay a cost of an ability before you can use an ability?

    You activate the ability of Throne of Geth which puts the ability on the stack and then costs are paid. When costs are paid the construct is sacrificed which causes its ability to trigger. The throne ability is already on the stack so the constructs ability is put above it to resolve first.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Plaguecrafter
    Quote from noshadowkick »
    Fleshbag Marauder has been in and out of my cube a bunch of times. This critter seems more powerful but I don't want to say it's strictly better because it does give your opponent a choice. What if they have a Jace Beleren and a Consecrated Sphinx? Obviously you want to get rid of the Sphinx, which is something Fleshbag could do, but this guy can't.

    Also, this isn't a zombie and one of the coolest lines of play with Fleshbag was to drop it with a Gravecrawler on the field.

    Fringe scenarios, sure, but it's not entirely a no brainer swap for those running Fleshbag.

    It's not a choice. Unless the translation is wrong (which is possible) the player must sacrifice a creature. If they cannot they discard.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Pelt Collector
    Seems like a very similar power level to Experiment One, probably better. It doesn't have the regen ability, but it can grow with others dying and trample is huge in decks like this to push damage through.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Drowned secrets
    Quote from Courier7 »
    Quote from boombox_smk »
    That's ALWAYS the problem with mill. They make 1 or 2 solid mill cards every set, but there are never enough solid mill cards Standard legal at the same time.

    When was the last time? Sphinx's Tutelage?

    Sphinx's was the last moderately viable one and even that never hit tier 1. Before that was a Rites of Flourishing turbo fog deck in m12. Oddly enough the most successful deck that won off of the opponent drawing out was UW control in Theros standard with Elixir of Immortality. It never milled the opponent, but it just controlled the game and shuffled everything back in with Eliir to eventually win.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Are you allowed to write something down in a tournament?
    Here is the official rule for note taking during tournament play:

    2.11 Taking Notes
    Players are allowed to take written notes during a match and may refer to those notes while that match is in
    progress. At the beginning of a match, each player’s note sheet must be empty and must remain visible throughout
    the match. Players do not have to explain or reveal notes to other players. Judges may ask to see a player’s notes
    and/or request that the player explain their notes.
    Players may not refer to other notes, including notes from previous matches, during games.
    Between games, players may refer to a brief set of notes made before the match. They are not required to reveal
    these notes to their opponents. These notes must be removed from the play area before the beginning of the next
    game. Excessive quantities of notes (more than a sheet or two) are not allowed and may be penalized as slow
    The use of electronic devices to take and refer to notes is permitted at Regular Rules Enforcement Level (see
    section 2.12).
    Players and spectators (exception: authorized press) may not make notes while drafting. Players may not reference
    any outside notes during drafting, card pool registration, or deckbuilding.
    Players may refer to Oracle text at any time. They must do so publicly and in a format which contains no other
    strategic information. Consulting online sources, such as, is allowed at Regular Rules
    Enforcement Level even if they contain a small amount of strategic information. If a player wishes to view Oracle
    text in private, they must ask a judge.
    Artistic modifications to cards that indirectly provide minor strategic information.

    So yes you can take short notes. Often times this is used with cards like Duress to remember what is in the opponents hand.

    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [GRN] Guilds of Ravnica previews and spoilers: Modern edition
    The issue is that burn doesn't want 3 mana cards. Burn is looking to drop as much damage as quickly as possible and 3 mana cards just don't make the cut. Flames of the Blood hand hasn't seen play in a long time. The punisher aspect of the card isn't as bad as say Vexing Devil which can be dealt with via removal or blocking if you draw it late, but if 4 damage for 3 is wanted then Exquisite Firecraft will probably be the choice.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Coat of arms question
    Coat of Arms
    Repeat creature types don't matter. If the creatures share at least one type then they each get +1/+1. So if you have 5 Goblin Warriors out they'd each get +4/+4.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Rhizhome Lurcher (maro twitter preview)
    Could be good in Pauper. Tortured existence can really fill its GY with critters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Help With Krenko, Mob Boss
    Krenko must be on the battlefield to activate its ability. Any card that lets you activate it from the command zone will specify in its ability box see Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Risk Factor (R&D Twitch stream preview)
    Deal 4 damage to a player at instant speed for 3 with jumpstart would probably be playable. Punisher cards are almost uniformly bad, but this one might be playable in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 9-17 two mythics
    Quote from Sylve »
    Quote from Sylve »
    Except Rite of the Raging Storm the sacrifice effect is on the token not on the effect which the token is created. So I can keep the Angel, right?

    That's a good one. Yeah you are right correct, since the sacrifice ability is on the elemental tokens created, you (and your opponents) will get to keep the angel tokens.

    My opponent should get the normal Elemental or shouldn't they? The new enchantment says "under your control". Thinking about that... when someone using Curse of the Swine, Beast Within like cards against someone with the enchantment on the field. That player should get Angels instead, too.

    Your opponents would get the normal tokens.

    The other poster was incorrect about the sacrifice though. You alter what token is created, but it still keeps all gained attributes of what created it including trample, haste and the sacrifice ability.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on "Clever Cover up"
    4 mana counterspells with minor upsides aren't playable in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Roc Charger & Haazda Marshal & Gird For Battle
    ...Gird for Battle is really, really efficient for what it does. Seems excellent for tokens.

    Too low impact for tokens since you'd be making two 2/2's which don't help you go wider or get through blockers most of the time. Good for mentor cards though to increase their power.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/08/2018)
    Quote from idSurge »
    9 Burn in the top 32. OMG

    That's quite a bit. I expect the next GP to have a few Bogles make it into the top 32 in reaction.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Need help evaluating a card collection
    The cards in the first picture are the ones worth a decent bit. Swords to Plowshares, Urza Lands and the rack are the only ones I recognized that were worth a couple dollars. There's a few 1 dollar cards like Triskelion.
    If you go to starcitygames and sort by 4th edition it will list all the 4th edition cards and their prices. You won't get that price selling them but it will give you an idea of what ones are worth more.
    Posted in: Magic General
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