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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.

Jwillette72 says... #1

First, I accidentally posted a standard deck help in the modern deck help section. Is there anything I can do to get that changed? Didn't know if I was just simply missing a button or not.

Secondly, on Xaenerys's question I also can't get the code for the show buttons to work. I was trying to make my decks look more professional and explain my choices better.

Thanks for any help.

(If this isn't the place for that, then I apologize. I just knew I had run across your profile before as an admin. So that was my logic.)

January 16, 2017 12:15 p.m.

Thanks for the response.

January 13, 2017 11:04 a.m.

Hey Boss,

I was curious (I've been off the site for a while) if there were any upcoming articles regarding a discussion of the current Modern metagame and the impact of the recent bans of Gitaxian Probe and Grave Troll. Or, are you no longer vetting potential article ideas?

Oh, and one more thing. I just noticed an admin button under my username (where settings and the like are) what's up with that?

January 12, 2017 11:58 p.m.

ICEMAN762004 says... #4

Hi I was wondering if you could possibly fix the Haunted Dead from 'Eldritch Moon' for play testing it doesn't have the token 1/1 spirit flyer that it is supposed to have. On the card info screen it doesn't have it listed as a token it generates either. I tried to 'fix' it but couldn't find an option to add a token. Thank you in advance.

January 10, 2017 6:11 p.m.

chaosumbreon87 says... #5

Hello, sorry if this is the wrong place but this was the only place I could think of to bring attention to a certain bug other users and I may have found:

Multiple supertype cards such as courser of kruphix seem to appear in the graph on the sidebar differently to different users. I wanted to know if this was intentional or not. For the example above, courser seems to be an enchantment and not a creature for me. However for others, it seems to be listed as a creature and not an enchantment. Is this intentional or a bug.

Thanks and sorry for the long comment

thread that inspired this notice: http://tappedout.net/mtg-forum/tappedout/card-type-breakdown-question/

December 28, 2016 4:54 p.m.

Madaraximundar says... #6

The user JH-TOWN broke your rule on your public deck advertisement page and is not giving the previous deck feedback. Figured you would want to know so your topic stays credible or whatever.


December 25, 2016 9:05 p.m.

Xaenerys says... #7

Hi Epoch, I upgraded my account and had been reading over your primer on primers. The 'Show Code' button (and other upgrade user only buttons) do not do anything for me.

Is there anything else I need to do to look over that?

December 25, 2016 12:26 a.m.

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As I explained, you're not allowed to make an account just to trade. Trading is a privilege afforded to members who actually join our community by contributing in other ways. If you're only interested in trading, I recommend PucaTrade or any number of other trade-oriented sites.

January 22, 2017 11:45 a.m.

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January 22, 2017 9:42 a.m.

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I deleted your trade deck.

Users don't join the trading community until well after their accounts are established. We encourage you to become more active in the deck help and Q&A sections before jumping into trading.

January 21, 2017 11:56 p.m.

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Please link lol cards in your question.
Primal Vigor

A card is only listed as banned if it would otherwise be legal in that format. As was explained above, Primal Vigor was never printed in a Modern-legal set and is therefore not legal.

January 21, 2017 8:52 a.m.

The search stub wouldn't necessarily need to find new "tags" on cards if it could represent an advanced search of the card's existing data (e.g., a card with the type "creature" and rules text "sacrifice a creature").

However, describing the sac outlet as part of the combo would also work, provided we're quality controlling the combo descriptions.

January 20, 2017 12:01 p.m.

The important word here is actually "instead," which indicates that the effects are replacement effects. Instead of some event occurring (in this case, getting the original number of counters), some other event occurs (in this case, getting that number of counters plus an additional counter).

Replacement effects don't trigger or repeatedly invoke themselves; each applies to an event only once.

January 20, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Really, the placeholder would only be "needed" if there are numerous possible substitutes. So while it might be fine to individually list the several permutations of the Splinter Twin combo, it's probably not a good idea to attempt to list the many permutations of the Murderous Redcap combo using every known creature sacrifice outlet.

January 20, 2017 11:39 a.m.

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There's a process for posting in the Q&A that takes people through an intermediate page. The intermediate page explains where to ask different kinds of questions.

When we first implemented that feature, we did cut back on the number of miscategorized posts. But we're exploring some other ideas, like maybe a checkbox below the new thread field or the thread preview page that you can check for rules questions and that would automatically route the post to the Q&A.

January 20, 2017 8:38 a.m.

Adding to that, we should expect that Spy Kit + Biovisionary would eventually be represented as a synergy. The focus in these initial stages is to get actual combos, though, so we can start with something more finite (somewhat ironically).

What we're trying to avoid is an endless list of Storm Crow + Island or Llanowar Elves + Sol Ring (yes I'm serious) clogging what could otherwise be a useful feature of the site.

January 20, 2017 8:22 a.m.

@Atanar: Hardly.

If we have a combo system, it should stand to reason that the entries will actually represent combos of some description.

The problem with the old system was that people tagged "combos" that didn't even work, let alone entries that could be squabbled over as synergy vs combo. Trying to improve that system by categorizing or organizing or even just describing entries was a non-starter of a project because of the overwhelming amount of chaff that needed to be sifted through.

@Triforce-Finder: I quite like that idea. So basically, have a placeholder that will serve as a pre-defined advanced search of cards?

January 20, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Just to clarify Neotrup's answer:

When you put a spell or ability onto the stack, you must declare a sufficient number of legal targets for it. If no legal targets are available for a spell or ability that requires targets, then the spell can't be cast, the activated ability can't be activated, or the triggered ability will be removed.

In this case, Scrap Trawler's ability requires one target. Because it targets something in a public zone, you must choose a legal target from among those available potential targets. (@Neotrup, the distinction wasn't clear between potential targets and the actual target.)

Searching for a card in a hidden zone is different; you don't target objects in hidden zones, and you can fail to find because no public information is available to verify whether a suitable choice could or couldn't be made.

January 19, 2017 10:23 a.m.

@DragonLord1975: As explained earlier in this thread, "protection" is a special term in Magic. It doesn't mean "this object is immune from everything"; rather, it very specifically prevents damage, prohibits enchanting or equipping, prohibits blocking, and prohibits targeting. If an effect doesn't attempt to do any of those things, protection doesn't stop it.

Also, this question was originally asked back in 2013. You're much more likely to get a response if you post a new question, as threads in the Q&A are not "bumped" up in the listings by recent posts.

January 19, 2017 9:21 a.m.

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You asked "how they work," which, to me, is a question about how to execute the combo or about what the cards do that make the combo possible. This is a rules question as far as the site is concerned; whether a judge could or could not answer it for you is not our metric.

If you meant to ask how best to use the combos or why one would use them (strategically speaking), then I don't think that was clear from the way the question was phrased.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know. This wasn't supposed to be an argument. If you have a suggestion for how we could better handle this sort of thing, I'm open.

January 18, 2017 5:19 p.m.

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Questions about how cards or combos function are rules questions.

A question about how best to use a combo in a deck or what a combo is strong or weak against is more of a strategy question.

January 18, 2017 3:13 p.m.

Said on DarkMagician...


The new thread fields all have warning banners that remind users to ask rules questions only in the Q&A. Your rules question has been moved. Please be more careful while posting.

January 18, 2017 7:35 a.m.

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January 17, 2017 3:28 p.m.

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In addition to that, you can only sacrifice permanents you control. An object is only a permanent if it's on the battlefield, so you can't sacrifice objects in any other zones.

January 17, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Said on Jwillette72...


Moved the thread for you.

On the show/hide button, you could use the accordion feature. Some users have reported issues getting HTML buttons to work, and they don't work consistently across devices.

January 16, 2017 10:53 p.m.

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January 16, 2017 10:51 p.m.




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