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Please do not request deck help from me. Although I was at numerous times able to devote time and effort to generating feedback for specific decklists, I no longer have sufficient free time to undertake the project. I am available to answer general or even fairly specific single questions, particularly about Commander, but I can no longer evaluate and critique full decklists.

I only enable chat for specific reasons. If you have something that must be discussed privately, then enable chat with me and post a comment on my wall explaining that you have a concern that needs to remain confidential. If you just want to ask a general question about something, post it on my wall instead.

WillySmasher says... #1

I'm a big dumb so I can't tell if chat is working :p

March 30, 2017 2:06 p.m.

WillySmasher says... #2

Hi, I have an issue and I don't want to make this a public matter if you wouldn't mind enabling chat.

March 30, 2017 1:29 p.m.

lithium142 says... #3

I would love to make it an article. It wasn't abundantly clear to me how to do that. do i have to go through a moderator? or how does that work?

March 29, 2017 10:43 p.m.

lithium142 says... #4

ok. well i posted it already: Jace, the mind sculptor. unban more realistic than we think?

It's a modern discussion topic. One i think could get a lot of traction in the community. Let me know your thoughts

March 22, 2017 5:20 a.m.

lithium142 says... #5

Hey, I was curious about introducing a new community discussion, or potentially getting an existing one featured. A little birdy told me that you were the person to talk to about this. I will await your reply =)

March 20, 2017 9:56 p.m.

AlertKnave8075 says... #6

Yes sir, I understand the price I offered was for two basically, but this was with both parties knowing about the reprints and almost guaranteed large price reduction (as you can already start seeing), and it was just a starting place offer... but I do understand he might not have liked it but it didn't need an aggressive response.

Thank you for checking up on this though, I appreciate it

March 3, 2017 3:01 p.m.

KillDatBUG says... #7

Aight, I got it. I'm sorry, and I won't do it again.

March 3, 2017 12:48 p.m.

HEX. says... #8

I am not sure if you know how to fix this, but the playtesting shortcuts seemed to have stopped functioning for me.


March 3, 2017 2:03 a.m.

AlertKnave8075 says... #9

Hey i would please like to have an chat with you about a user that was being very rude and mouthy to me for no real reason. Including cussing, namecalling and also "blocked me" for asking him to apologize for it.

March 3, 2017 1:12 a.m.

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You may only use the "advertise your deck" threads if you follow the rules. Don't make lots of consecutive or near consecutive posts, and you have to comment on or upvote the deck linked in the post above yours.

March 30, 2017 3:46 p.m.

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March 29, 2017 6:13 p.m.

You're right. You can only change targets for a spell or ability if the new target(s) would be legal. This is true even if the current targets are illegal. Mindslaver's ability targets a player, so it can't target Mizzium Meddler. Your opponent can target Mindslaver's ability with Mizzium Meddler's ability, but nothing will happen.

You're also correct about Stifle and the like.

March 29, 2017 6:12 p.m.

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This should be what you need.

Cards are not universally banned or restricted. Cards may be banned or restricted in individual formats. You can't include cards that are banned in Pauper (the banlist is on the page I linked above). You can include cards that are not banned in Pauper and that are otherwise legal (they adhere to the rarity rules, etc.). Sol Ring was never printed as a common, so it's not legal for Pauper.

March 28, 2017 1:10 p.m.

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Please don't post multiple threads about the same topic.

March 28, 2017 10:56 a.m.

Yes, with some fine print.

Conundrum Sphinx's ability triggers and resolves in the declare attackers step. You'll have Voyage's End in hand before the declare attackers step ends.

As a result, you can choose one of two (really, three) options:

1: You see a potential blocker that you'd rather not give your opponent the chance to declare. You cast Voyage's End during the declare attackers step, returning that creature to its owner's hand so that it can't be declared as a blocker. Your opponent can still declare a different blocker if able.

2: You move to the declare blockers step. Your opponent declares a blocker. After blockers are declared, you cast Voyage's End and return it to its owner's hand. Your creature is still blocked, though. Once blocked, an attacking creature remains blocked until the end of combat. Removing the blocker will not cause your attacker to become unblocked.

"Other"/3: You just don't cast Voyage's End.

March 27, 2017 7:41 p.m.

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Yes. As long as Boom has at least one legal target, it will resolve and do as much as it can. It won't be able to destroy the missing Ghost Quarter, but it'll destroy the land your opponent controls.

March 27, 2017 11:54 a.m.

No. Replacement effects happen as the events they replace would happen. They're immediate and cannot be responded to.

March 25, 2017 10:37 p.m.

The end result is still the same: someone will always be able to out-"infinite" you if given the opportunity, and in cases where nobody could initiate a combo, you'd win regardless of how "infinite" the number you chose. There's no case where it would matter much whether you picked a number with infinite digits or just picked 1 million.

March 25, 2017 9:35 p.m.

To explain a little more, there are two replacement effects here: one from Hardened Scales (we'll call this HS) and one from Corpsejack Menace (CM). You, as the controller of the affected object, choose the order in which they apply.

If you apply HS, then CM, you would add 2 counters, but instead add 2+1=3 counters, but instead add 3+3=6 counters.

If you apply CM, then HS, you would add 2 counters, but instead add 2+2=4 counters, but instead add 4+1=5 counters.

March 25, 2017 8:38 p.m.

A finite number cannot have an infinite number of digits; it wouldn't be a finite number.

Is there a reason you're asking? Most of the time, questions like this aren't based on any realistic scenario and are instead hypothetical, and there comes a point where it doesn't actually change anything in practice.

March 25, 2017 7:55 p.m.

107.1c If a rule or ability instructs a player to choose "any number," that player may choose any positive number or zero, unless something (such as damage or counters) is being divided or distributed among "any number" of players and/or objects. In that case, a nonzero number of players and/or objects must be chosen if possible.

You have to choose a finite number. At some point you're just squabbling over details, as most numbers over 100 will serve most purposes well enough.

Because you have to choose a finite number, anybody who has to choose a number later can just choose a higher number, so having a very high finite number isn't really going to get you anywhere in that case.

March 25, 2017 7:19 p.m.

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It reads more like an article. Ever consider trying to write one?

March 24, 2017 7:29 p.m.

No. Vehicle is an artifact subtype, not a creature type.

March 24, 2017 11:58 a.m.

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You would have done well to mention that this was for MTGO only. WOTC doesn't manage any Commander variant as a format.

March 23, 2017 3:05 p.m.

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March 23, 2017 12:13 p.m.

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March 23, 2017 12:12 p.m.

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No. Tapped or untapped status is not a copiable value; the copy will enter the battlefield in its default state (untapped, face up, unflipped, etc.) unless some other effect modifies that.

March 22, 2017 9:13 p.m.

Resolving and casting are entirely separate processes. Your previous post says:

The important word in Eternal Scourge's rules says "target". This is one of those unique words in MTG that operate under most circumstances in the same way the Theros "Heroic" theme does. It's the act of merely attempting to target with a cast, not a successful cast that will trigger Eternal Scourge's self exile ability regardless of what response you attempt to make.
March 22, 2017 8:23 p.m.

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@epajula: This question was correctly answered over a year ago. Effects that set a power/toughness value are always applied before other P/T-modifying effects (except characteristic-defining abilities as on Dungrove Elder). The base P/T (which is explicitly about starting P/T rather than final P/T) will be set to 4/4, then be increased to 5/5 by the temporary prowess buff.

March 22, 2017 5:35 p.m.




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