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  • posted a message on The Women of Magic: The Gathering
    While not my favorite I have to give a shout out to Zagorka. The level of swagger and competency she exhibited is a beacon of light in for what good characters should be. Building a city from nothing, conquering an army with gambling and being a third of the False God all in a world with magic and not having magic.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on How to determine if a trigger is missed
    Quote from Rezzahan »
    I'm not up to date with the missed trigger rulings, but it used to be that a trigger was not missed until after it would have a visible effect on the game state, and the player, in word or action, indicates that he's playing with a resolved trigger at that time. So in these examples, the trigger would not be missed if the opponent declared that his creature doesn't die after combat damage has been dealt due to being indestructible, or when the Lunk Errant's combat damage is assigned with trample and an increased power/toughness in mind.

    Is this still the case, though?
    This is still the case. The rules are written to assume you got your trigger. So you don't need to acknowledge the trigger until it affects the game state. For something like Frontline Medic if three creatures attacked as long as they stop the creatures from going to the graveyard to lethal damage the trigger isn't missed.

    Long story short in order to get them to miss this kind of trigger, one without a visible difference to the game, you would have to gamble that they missed it or ask for verification essentially gureenteeing that they get the trigger.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Calculation Machine- New alt win con card
    Twenty is a lot, other go to numbers would be 15 because 5 and 14 as double the starting hand size. Though it's really hard to evaluate as this is technically difficult for the opponent to disrupt and some cards let you draw a lot.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Something Throne seems to be getting right...
    Quote from Morphling »
    Well, Oko probably shouldn't have a Beast Within mode but I guess they'll use the "Well, Blue does Polymorph effects, so it's technically allowed." That is a pretty convenient defense but it still doesn't excuse the fact MaRo endlessly rails against that sort of thing but then turns around and lets them do it over and over again.
    How is this a "technically allowed"? This is a clear mono-blue ability on a blue-green planeswalker. Now if it was an actual beast within and could target the permanent types that blue doesn't regularly transform I could see why you would have a problem with it, but only hitting creatures and artifacts makes it a shoo-in for blue.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on When is MTG Arena Coming to Mac!?!?!?!?
    The only announcement is "Winter" meaning between December and March.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on Something Throne seems to be getting right...
    Color bleeding is most often associated with a sets theme being a certain color but bleeding into the other colors because the sets theme can't be focused in just one color. A set like new Phyrexia causes all the colors to get a little black because its theme was very black. Zendiakr makes the colors all a bit green. And so forth. Eldraine is pushing a mono color theme meaning it's more about dividing the colors than merging them resulting in less to no bleeding. Color bleeding is always kept to a minimum because when you bleed to much it becomes a break.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [ELD] Torbran, Thane of Red Fell— ZiggyD preview
    Quote from KingChewie »
    How does he work with creatures with trample? Such as Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
    I don't see how the damage numbers should be assigned: do you consider the improved damage figures to determine the lethal damages and figure out the trample damages?
    No, you have to assign lethal damage and then when its dealt it gets the bonus so with trample you will typically overkill by two. On the bright side if you trample over at all the trampled damage also gets buffed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Display/Booster boxes
    Depending on what is available to you and what you enjoy there are many options to join mtg. The simplest buy-in is to simply pick an established deck and purchase just that and play until your resources allow you to do the same again. More complicated methods would be to start with Throne and only do limited events, sealed and draft, you continue this building a sizable collection until next year when standard rotates and your collection is essentially all of standard.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Display/Booster boxes
    First, be aware that right not standard contains 8 different sets while in about 10 days standard will shrink down to 5 sets. So make you are buying the relevant sets if you truly intend on doing this. I won't try and dissuade you as you already seem determined I will only provide you with some numbers.

    Lets first look at uncommons. A set contains about 80 uncommons and you will want a playset of each. Your three box plan will net you 324 uncommons while you need 320; this looks good but because you are getting a random selection of cards you won't exactly hit your playset but we can call this close enough.

    Second, let's look at rares. A set contains about 53 rares a playset will run you 212 rares. Your plan of buying three boxes of a set means you will get roughly 98 rares.

    Finally mythics; a set has 15 mythics for a needed 60 copies. at three boxes you will open about 15 mythics.

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Adventure and Haakon
    Quote from lucasbpc »
    Adventures only exist while on hand, and they have no creature type, so no.
    This is wrong. From Maro, the important part bolded, I would quote the actual rule guy but I couldn't find anything directly from him.

    cursedereaper asked: Okay Mark. You just said creatures with Adventure allow you to cast them from your hand. But what if a card allows me to cast cards from the library, the graveyard etc. The article never mentioned that Adventures are only allowed to be cast from hand but that anywhere except the stack they are seen as creatures.

    You can only cast the Adventure (aka the instant/sorcery) from your hand.

    EDIT: Eli just texted me. You can cast the adventure from any zone if a card lets you cast the card from that zone.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Adventure and Haakon
    No on Haakon yes on the general question. If you are given permission to cast a card with adventure from an unusual place you can cast the adventure portion. The reason Haakon doesn't work is that he only let's you play knights and the Adventures aren't knights.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Mythic Legendary Artifact Cycle
    Quote from Manite »
    Quote from user_938036 »
    I'm fairly certain that the holy grail of their world is connected to the black court for some reason. So we should expect that; it healed garruk of his corruption. I don't recall a mention of what the green court had but it could be their Stonehenge teleportation circle.


    Crazy thought, but what if the chalice is the green artifact? Would be rather fitting for a green artifact to cleanse a green planeswalker of a black curse.

    Back on topic, it's kinda surprising the Magic Mirror wasn't the black part of the cycle, what with the theme of vanity and all. Of course it's also surprising the Excalibur stand-in is red rather than white.
    Its because the artifacts were designed as part of the 5 courts rather than as top-down. Excalibur didn't start as "Let's make an Excalibur card but as how would Excalibur fit within the 5 courts of Eldraine." The same with the Mirror while it is an obvious reference to Snow White it is designed within the Courts of Eldraine, which is why the Holy grail an obviously base white artifact with possible 5 color leaning is more than likely linked to the black court, because in their world the black court lost this grail which was the embodiment of its virtue.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Mythic Legendary Artifact Cycle
    I'm fairly certain that the holy grail of their world is connected to the black court for some reason. So we should expect that; it healed garruk of his corruption. I don't recall a mention of what the green court had but it could be their Stonehenge teleportation circle.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Soul-Scar Mage and Arcbond
    You are correct in your assumption. The creature isn't on the battlefield so its effect doesn't exist to modify the damage. As for the point of stigma lasher. Wither works as would infect but its ability that prevents life gain doesn't.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on The Wildered Quest (spoilers ahead)
    He's clever no doubt but he's far more lucky than intelligent. He's also hardly a puppet master; outside of when he was using his shapeshifting the only people ever fooled by him into anything were Will and Rowan, as well as some hotheaded elves and they were only fooled into continuing to do the things they were doing. Everyone else was not moved by any of his actions. He happened to stumble upon two of the most knowledgeable and ignorant individuals on the entire plane. Then he didn't even manipulate them by reading their dispositions and adjusting to them but rather happened to have enough in common with one of them that they didn't see anything he did or said as suspicious despite a lot of it is very suspicious. It takes very little intelligence to take the information that these two sides are at war and here is one faction's king away from their castle to come up with his plan. His power set is exceptional for infiltration and assassination and as I said earlier he is very lucky to come across Will and Rowan rather than someone less knowledgeable or more competent.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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