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  • posted a message on Knight Of Grace - abilities' "color"?
    When I learned the rules about four years ago, abilities were objects that did not have colour. I assume that still is the case now.

    So, suppose a red enchantment activates one of its activated abilities to deal damage to a Knight of Grace; now there is an ability on the stack, whose source is red. I then cast an instant that changes the colour of that enchantment to black. Is the ability from the (previously red) enchantment now an ability from a black source, or a red source? (And any supporting quotations from the comprehensive rules will be appreciated).
    Posted in: Rumored Card Rulings
  • posted a message on Phyrexian Obliterator
    wait, wasn't this on the reserved list?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mana Source Spoiler The Big Idea
    If I activate this two times, and then resolve a spell or ability that has me roll one dice, do I end up rolling three dice, or four?

    Or, should the text instead say "the next time you would roll exactly one single-sided dice..."?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Maro Twitter - More or Less
    Quote from ThyLordQ »

    You can fix it with one. "Why was 5 afraid of 7? Because 678." Works better with a comma, but still fine as a joke.



    i feel stupid! what's the joke in this?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dire Fleet Captain
    i love how happy these pirates are Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers Confirmation of Leaks and new Spoilers
    is it just me, or is Jace surprisingly dreamy/sexy as a pirate!?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Amonkhet is...disappointing
    i love to block so well that my opponents basically cannot get through, and mill my opponents out in this way. so there is that style of format.
    then there is the format you describe where attacking is favoured.

    is there something in between? why do i have such fond memories of Battle for Zendikar draft and Khans of Tarkir draft?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Amonkhet is...disappointing
    and you know, i've been playing limitted less and less, too.
    your (well written!) discussion on too-powerful threats and about curving out; it's not just relevant to spikes who feel rewarded for becoming more strategically better at the game. it's also relevant to casual johnny-timmies like myself who like to explore weird and varied experiences, and to goof around with the game.

    (and for what it's worht, i had quit hearthstone after a month of playing, when it first came out, because drafting seemed to dependent on explosive draws. but then again, i was terrible at hearthstone; magic heuristics didn't trasnlate well for me there :P)
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Does anyone miss blocking?
    i actually do like formats where you could stonewal your opponent /if/ you drew right and drew your defensive spells at the right time. that is, if you get lucky, you get to shut off the creature duels. i loved this strategy in M12, which didn't work very often given how aggro M12 was, but M12 also didn't have many "grow P/T very high" mechanics or pump effects, such that a x/5 actually /would/ block most common creatures and almost definitely survive.

    in other words, i do like the option of stonewalling as a /possibility/, instead of the default of "it's about creatures that duel" being the "always" state.

    [however, having said that, wasn't 3xkhans often a boardstall format? or am i misremembering]
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Amonkhet is...disappointing
    MissMua, are yo usaying the days of being able to stumble early on in the game, but still be okay, are over?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on white control?
    whoa, that's a /lot/ more ramp than i had realized! mixed with the card draw, and you make me hopeful that i could actually pull it off a few times in a tournament. thanks!
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on white control?
    if i open Approach of the Second Sun, i'll want to play it. but i'm not interested in drafting an aggro deck. how can i build a white control deck and/or splash this card in a non-white contorl deck?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Amonkhet Draft Archetype Discussion - Is Black the Best Color to Be In?
    Puddle Jumper, can you elaborate on what you have found when you looked hard at "how can we draft a slow deck?"?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on is there an annoying Draw-Go style deck possible in Amonkhet?
    with all the cyclers out there, plus Essence Scatter, i wonder if there's a deck to draft that i can play mostly on my opponent's turn?
    i would love to live the dream of a control deck that wins only through Slither Blade or the like!

    what is the most annoying deck that has some possibility of forcing (even if it's not good)?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on How did you do at Amonkhet prerelease?
    DirkGently, sometimes i think you shoudl get an XBox-like achievement when you manage to pull a pool lik ethat Smile
    hopefully the lands end up worth lots of money, though!
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
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