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by Phosphatide
06 Jul 2014, 20:29
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

The release notes are now out: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/release-notes-2014-07-07 Looks like The Chain Veil does not care about the timing of when you activate it; each activation simply adds an extra loyalty activation and you don't need to use an ability in between Chain Veil ac...
by Phosphatide
02 Jul 2014, 21:51
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

I don't think enchanting equipment with Ensoul Artifact will allow the equipment to give itself whatever abilities it would normally grant, since it's not in any way equipping a creature. Indestructible and "creatures you control get _____" might be the best you can get with most non-creat...
by Phosphatide
02 Jul 2014, 20:17
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Ahh, I remember hearing something about how they were changing the template for when something is given various card stats, where in the case of LRR's spoiler card they actually spell out "base power and toughness" instead of just saying "is a 5/5" as usual. That gave me a smile....
by Phosphatide
01 Jul 2014, 22:22
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

I just noticed that the tokens in the latest Arcana (http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-2015-tokens-2014-07-02) now all have a "Token" supertype. That's... kind of interesting. I guess that'll be a new comp rules update.
by Phosphatide
01 Jul 2014, 22:16
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Just making sure, does activating The Chain Veil ability more than once allow an additional usage of planeswalker abilities like how additional land drops work? Or would a planeswalker using an activated ability fulfill the requirement of multiple resolved Veil abilities (or something like that), me...
by Phosphatide
01 Jul 2014, 18:12
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

I guess they're welding goggles to help prevent her retinas from melting due to the close proximity with her own flames.
by Phosphatide
01 Jul 2014, 06:03
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Dang, now I want to win with Grindclock.

M15 is just getting more and more exciting.
by Phosphatide
30 Jun 2014, 21:11
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Can you imagine if the Sliver Hivelord still used the old templating and instead all slivers were indestructible?
by Phosphatide
29 Jun 2014, 20:20
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

I guess they figured out that the best way to make a four-ability planeswalker not incredibly broken is to make one extremely situational, in this case the "destroy target planeswalker" one. But man, that last ability... I'm excited to see this Garruk in action, even if that 7 CMC makes it...
by Phosphatide
27 Jun 2014, 19:50
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I finally got around to double sleeving my commander deck. It's not like the deck it super expensive, but 10 of these cards cost like $25 or more each so I felt it warranted enough of a reason to seal the top of the cards. Such an amazingly zen experience. Now it's super fun to hold in my hands as I...
by Phosphatide
27 Jun 2014, 15:10
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Assigned combat damage is not affected by damage prevention or protection, as you still assign what would be considered as lethal (making damage marked to equal the toughness, or deathtouch, and so forth). Whether or not it actually ends up being lethal does not matter, as it will still be dealt and...
by Phosphatide
27 Jun 2014, 10:27
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

You can, but it is considered "derived information" under the tournament rules: http://rules.wizards.com/rulebook.aspx?game=Magic&category=Tournament%20Policy#4545 This means that teeeechnically your opponent can refuse to help, but it would mean that you would be the one that gets to ...
by Phosphatide
26 Jun 2014, 23:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Unfortunately, the way the ability works is it creates a time duration for the ability. Removing the ability does not prevent the exiled creatures from returning. Now, if this were the old Oblivion Ring ability or something where it was split into two separate triggers, then the creatures will defin...
by Phosphatide
26 Jun 2014, 19:19
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

One of the latest articles (specifically the one spoiling the pain lands) said Khans will definitely get duals, and pretty likely to be the allied to compliment M15's enemy'd. Will be interesting to see what they're doing for the sake of "balance."
by Phosphatide
26 Jun 2014, 18:20
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Oh man, I was just about to pull the trigger on buying myself a new Battlefield Forge to replace the white bordered one I have in my commander deck. Now I get it in the new fancy border too? Fantastic.
by Phosphatide
26 Jun 2014, 18:18
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I've always pronounced it like "Gareth" but with an "uck" at the end. I don't get where "ook" comes from.

Also I'm pretty sure MaRo says it the same way (I'm certain he said his name in at least one of his podcasts), so I'm sticking with that.
by Phosphatide
25 Jun 2014, 22:30
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

Had a silly chat with a friend over Nissa and now all I want to do is activate her ultimate with a Hedron Crab out on the field.

Avacyn looks... fine, probably. There's no way she's gonna be able to come close to how bonkers her 8 CMC predecessor was, and this version is alright I guess?
by Phosphatide
25 Jun 2014, 00:15
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 8104

Re: The M15 Super Special Awesome Spoiler Thread!

I get my spoils from Mythic Spoiler, I'm far too excited to wait for Wizards to post social media spoilers the day after they were being spread around the public. Convoke is exciting, especially when using it with something like Obelisk of Urd. Maybe Karn will come back as the 6th planeswalker (or 7...
by Phosphatide
24 Jun 2014, 23:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Thanks to Mythic Spoiler arranging the cards this way, I finally get why they chose these particular planes. Was wondering for a bit why we have Soul of Theros when we were there just recently.

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by Phosphatide
24 Jun 2014, 23:17
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Why yes, I would like to drop 24 4/4's onto the battlefield.
by Phosphatide
24 Jun 2014, 21:29
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

The first one that explicitly says so, I believe, since you can proliferate loyalty counters.
by Phosphatide
24 Jun 2014, 21:12
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Only costs 3W as well. I'm so excited, that -2 ability is just fantastic.
by Phosphatide
23 Jun 2014, 12:57
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272078

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I had a good laugh at Notch's card. I can't think of any way to use it efficiently, but I still want to play it.

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http://mythicspoiler.com/m15/cards/aggressivemining.html
by Phosphatide
22 Jun 2014, 10:58
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

You can also tell them how Launch the Fleet costs {W} for any number of targets with Battlefield Thaumaturge out.
by Phosphatide
21 Jun 2014, 20:11
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

This reminded me of a question I've had for a while now, but always forgot about when opportunities to ask it come up since it's a situation that doesn't come up often. At least I think so, anyway. A spell/ability causes all creatures to get -1/-1 until end of turn, making a 2/2 creature into a 1/1....

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