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  • posted a message on Exiling an already targeted creature
    Yes, this can happen in MTG. If a spell loses all of its legal targets then it will not have any effect. Other than spells with split-second and some specific effects, every action can be responded to with a spell or ability
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Adamant + Robber of the Rich interaction
    Adamant looks at the color of mana actually spent to cast while the ability "spend mana as if it were mana of any color" simply alters how you can pay a cost. The reason Kicker and the like are different is because they are also cost altering effects. So when asked to pay your "spend mana as if it were mana of any color" says that you don't actually have to care what colors of mana are required.

    609.4b If an effect allows a player to spend mana “as though it were mana of any [type or color],”
    this affects only how the player may pay a cost. It doesn’t change that cost, and it doesn’t
    change what mana was actually spent to pay that cost.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Extra Brawl Format Questions
    Quote from Darksteel_Eye »
    I did a search on the gatherer earlier and noticed that the creatures from the Magic 2019 Gift Pack are still Brawl legal? Is this a glitch or do they rotate after December?

    Also, is there a 10 card sideboard in Brawl?
    Were the cards you speak of reprinted in M20? A number of cards from the gift pack were reprinted. If the cards that weren't reprinted are still legal then it is probably a glitch.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Possibility storm and adventure mechanic
    Edit: completely misread how possibility storm works. So all of this was wrong.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Flavor Lore behind Judgement Wish Cycle
    There is no story behind this. It is just an execution of a cool trope. Genie gives wishes that backfire.

    Genies in magic being Dijin, which resulted in the Dijin of wishes many years later.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Theros: Beyond Death Elspeth
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »

    Quote from Xeruh »
    Ravnica is clearly not a Rome inspired plane so it doesn't really change things.


    That's just, like, your opinion, man.
    Real world influences are used every block because part of world building is getting a sense of world and using real world references are a key to create cohesion.

    Sometimes that real world source is a means of top down inspiration and sometimes it’s more of a veneer to help make a world have a cohesive feel. The Slavic component of Ravnica is much more veneer than top down influence.
    -Maro
    It is explicitly not an opinion that Ravnica is not Roman but Slavic. Being wrong isn't a crime but being smug and wrong should be.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on My Little Pony silver-bordered crossover set releases Oct 12
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    Quote from Minoke »
    Quote from Marl Karx »


    I don't understand how you control Applejack, Pinkie Pie, etc. Sounds like breakfast cereals and high calorie snack items to me.


    Just in case you're not sure, that's the name of the other main characters of My Little Pony. Unfortunately, that's a broken link, as is the 'Pony' creature type mentioned.


    I surmised something like that but..those aren't going to be available as cards, right?
    Yes, they said in the article that it was referencing cards that didn't exist. Then they said they "couldn't currently talk" about if more stuff was coming out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is there a way to turn off the stupid pet/avatar thing?
    Quote from JaishivaJai »
    I'm talking about the fox/cat thatappears to the right while playing the game. I checked profile and didn't see a way to turn it off. Can you screen shot it?
    Ok, I misunderstood. The pet on the Right is your opponent's pet and you can't turn it off. The pet on the left is your pet and you can turn it off. I believe you can mute the opponent's pet by muting their emotes.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Angrath's Marauders+Torbran, Thane of Red Fell+Punish the Enemy
    Yes you can do this. For each instance of damage you choose which order replacement effects are applied. Note that for an effect that only deals damage once but to multiple things, such as earthquake, there is only one instance of damage.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Is there a way to turn off the stupid pet/avatar thing?
    In Profile in the lower right-hand corner next to change avatar as a much smaller button is "Pet Select" you can choose none.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Zur attack trigger
    Mirror Mockery
    Zur the Enchanter

    No, Zur has an attack trigger not an ETB. You will not get a trigger just from creating a copy.

    On a separate but related note; you seem to be under the misconception that the Token from Mirror Mockery is put into play attacking. It is not. Regardless though if it was created attacking then it still wouldn't trigger Zur because creatures put into play attacking were never declared as an attacker and "When ~ attacks" trigger on being declared an attacker.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on tahngarth first mate + bloodforged battle axe
    The controller of the equipment gets the token. Changing control of a creature does not effect control of auras or equipment attached to the creature.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Opportunistic Dragon+Bronze Bombshell
    Quote from MRHblue »
    If they were actual discreet actions, wouldn't a new sentence or line of text signify that? This is joined with commas
    No, a common example of a card with effects that are well known to occur one after the other and appear all on one line is Death Cloud. Less well known but runs into problems because of its order is Decimate. Decimate is bad at taking out Totem Armored creatures because its destroy enchantment is after the destroy creature unlike Austere Command.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on M20 Setting
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    I'm not even sure that Alpha through Unlimited took place on Dominaria as a whole either.
    I can't find anything that supports Dominaria properly existed prior to Antiquities. They certainly fit most if not all locations mentioned in Alpha and Beta into Dominira by creating a kind of "yah it's there somewhere" space called the Domains. Of course, none of this considers how you define the plane of the cards with real-world flavor text.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Opportunistic Dragon+Bronze Bombshell
    When a player other than Bronze Bombshell's owner controls it, it doesn't have the ability that triggers from this state.

    While the verbs on Opportunistic Dragon are written as though they are occurrences, in Magic, change of control, and loss of abilities, are effects that exist statically. There is an effect that is making Bronze Bombshell controlled by you, and an effect that is ridding Bronze Bombshell of its abilities, and they are created during the resolution of the Dragon's ability. Since the multiple effects (including the combat restrictions) are conjoined with 'and', these are simultaneous.

    Quote from chaikov »
    I am however puzzled by Horseshoe_Hermit's explaination: actions being separated by 'and' has never, as far as I know, meant simultaneity. I believe you need to back this claim with some rule or ruling.
    This appears to be a misunderstanding of applying the difference between cards that destroy all Blank and Blank vs cards that destroy all blank, destroy all blank such as the difference between Akroma's Vengeance and Austere Command. The actual difference here isn't the use of "AND" but the use of the word "destroy" multiple times. Every instance of a verb is a separate action.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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