Hello all! Squiggle here. I've played Magic for a little while now, and started in Born of the Gods. People are usually surprised that I'm still technically a new player with the experience and how I play.

My first deck was the pre-built mill deck from Gatecrash(?). I enjoyed it a lot, but have since expanded my views and play styles.

I now mainly focus on playing commander (EDH), but I do still have 60 card casual decks. You can most commonly find me on the Q&A; area of the site.

I am technically a Rules Adviser, but officially not since the Rules Advisor test was taken down. Right now I'm working towards my L1 exam and eventually becoming an L1 judge, so if any questions arise, I will do my best to answer them! It'll help with my knowledge and experience for the exam. :)

Welcome to my profile, and as always, have good draws!

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From the MTG Gatherer website for Ezuri's Predation :

11/4/2015 If Ezuri’s Predation creates more than one token for any given creature (due to an effect such as the one Doubling Season creates), the extra tokens won’t fight any creature.

March 26, 2019 3:38 a.m.

Saying the draw step doesn't use the stack and can't be responded to can be confusing to some players, as it's not anything like a mana ability or morph ability. It's simply a step in the turn in which, as a turn-based action, the active player draws their card for turn right at the beginning. The action of drawing a card for the turn doesn't use the stack and can't be responded to.

It is certainly allowed to activate Oona's ability on an opponent's draw step, but keep in mind that, as I stated above, the opponent will have already drawn their card for turn. If you wish to deprive them of the card they would draw, you would instead want to activate Oona's ability during their upkeep step.

However many tokens you create will trigger Dire Undercurrents 's abilities that many times, and you can stack all of them however you please.

March 25, 2019 4:15 p.m.

Because I didn’t deem them necessary to answer the question as the rule I stated specifically addresses spectators. But if it adds closure, the above categories are:

Player, scorekeeper, floor judge, head judge, and tournament organizer.

March 23, 2019 10:20 p.m.

In casual, a simple “hey, your counter has an extra effect on it” sorta thing would suffice, in tournament settings, here is the official ruling:

1.11 Spectators
Any person physically present at a tournament and not in any other category above is a spectator. Spectators are responsible for remaining silent and passive during matches and other official tournament sections in which players are also required to be silent. If spectators believe they have observed a rules or policy violation, they are encouraged to alert a judge as soon as possible. At Regular or Competitive Rules Enforcement Level, spectators are permitted to ask the players to pause the match while they alert a judge. At Professional Rules Enforcement Level, spectators who are not members of the official coverage team must not interfere with the match directly.

March 23, 2019 9:31 p.m.

Said on Wars Toll, how ......


From what I know about triggered ability and replacement effect wordings, to the best of my knowledge, War's Toll has two abilities: the top one is a triggered ability, the bottom one is a replacement effect.

The replacement effect applies to whenever an opponent declares one (or more) attacker(s). Instead of that opponent declaring just those creatures, War's Toll replaces the event with the opponent declaring all creatures that are able to attack.

Replacement effects do not use the stack, so if an opponent declares an attacker, they cannot respond to anything before being forced to declare everything else that is able.

March 19, 2019 11:30 p.m.

Curse of the Pierced Heart

Whenever more than one replacement effect attempts to modify a certain event, the affected player or permanent’s controller decides which one to apply. After that, if there are still applicable replacement effects, they are then applied.

In this scenario, the order of the replacement effects don’t matter. What’s important here is that one Curse of Bloodletting ’s effect will be applied, doubling the 1 damage from Curse of the Pierced Heart . However, the replacement effect from the second Curse of Bloodletting is still applicable so it doubles again, for a grand total of 4 damage dealt.

March 18, 2019 8:52 p.m.

Beware salty opponents, for they may require you to flip all 1 million or 100 activations of Frenetic Efreet 's ability. Because it has chance involved, it's impossible to propose a shortcut because you cannot determine the end result.

C.R. 720.2a: A declared shortcut must have a sequence of choices with "predictable results"; moreover, the shortcut "can't include conditional actions".

The results are not predictable because you have the chance to win all the flips, some of then, or not a single one.

March 12, 2019 5:24 p.m.

Said on Can I deny ......


Rules about priority from the Comp MTG Rulebook:

116.3b The active player receives priority after a spell or ability (other than a mana ability) resolves.

116.3d If a player has priority and chooses not to take any actions, that player passes. If any mana is in that player’s mana pool, they announce what mana is there. Then the next player in turn order receives priority

116.4. If all players pass in succession (that is, if all players pass without taking any actions in between passing), the spell or ability on top of the stack resolves or, if the stack is empty, the phase or step ends.

As you can see from these, once your Sudden Death resolves, the active player (your opponent) immediately receives priority again, allowing him to cast his Giant Growth to save his creature.

The proper play here would have been to target the mana dork your opponent controls with Sudden Death , triggering the Emperor Crocodile 's ability forcing your opponent to sacrifice it before ever dealing any damage. Or if your opponent had more than those two, target Emperor Crocodile with Sudden Demise after damage had been dealt.

March 11, 2019 2:52 p.m.


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