That is the thing, Magic has rules, self-expression be damned. Consult your Head Judge.
Ugh I remember this guy I faced who had bikini girl sleeves he was so gross
Card sleeves are technically illegal in any case, ain’t they?
Card sleeves have to be opaque and uniform. I think they also have to be simple (no complex designs), but that’s up to your judge too.
DCI Judge here,
Generally, the rules for card sleeves are that the sleeves have to be opaque, non-reflective, and all have identical designs (or lack thereof) and a solid-colored border. Sleeves meeting this criteria, and that are not objectionable for reasons of wear or content, should be acceptable at regular and competitive RELs.
As for the person disgusted by the bikini girl sleeves, I have good news for you, and for everyone creeped out by those sleeves. If you find any content a person brings to a tournament, whether it’s sleeves, a playmat, their T-shirt, or a card alteration, at all objectionable, talk to a judge. If a person’s behavior makes you uncomfortable at a tournament, talk to a judge. The person will be asked to change their behavior, or replace the objectionable item with something less objectionable, or if that’s not feasible, will be asked to do without the item. It is our job to make sure everyone at an event is comfortable with their surroundings, and to allow no person at any event to jeopardize that.
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Five-Seven-Five syllable format!
untap, upkeep, draw
pass holding three counterspells
Is this what fun is?
Okay, since the tumblrs helped me out so much last time, we’ve got another conundrum about my MtG deck. So I have this Hellrider card.
He has the ability “whenever a creature you control attacks, Hellrider deals 1 damage to defending player.”
I found the official rule that when you attack multiple players with creatures, then he hits each player. But the problem is this:
If I attack with two creatures, does he do 2 damage to the defending player, or only still just 1? In other words, is it he does 1 damage to defending player per creature, or per attack phase?
I hope that makes sense, and remember, I’m a newb so I actually don’t always understand the official wording for describing things.
Here’s the breakdown. When you have Hellrider out in a multiplayer game, and attack with a creature, a few things happen.
First, while you are declaring attackers, for each creature you wish to attack with, you select the player of planeswalker that creature is attacking. Each player attacked this way, and each player who controls a planeswalker attacked this way, becomes a defending player for the attacking creature.
Then, once you’ve declared what’s attacking who, Hellrider triggers. Each trigger corresponds to a creature you attacked with, and will deal damage to the defending player for that creature.
At the end of combat, creatures stop attacking, and players stop defending. If there’s an additional combat phase, the process starts all over again. Here’s an example:
Angela controls a Hellrider and three Saproling tokens. She attacks Nathan with the Hellrider, attacks Nancy with a Saproling, and attacks the Ajani, Caller of the Pride that Nancy controls with two Saprolings. Hellrider’s ability triggers four times, and the Hellrider deals 1 damage to Nathan and 3 damage to Nancy. Then, Nathan and Nancy get to declare blockers.
Does that answer all of your questions?
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This would look awesome on Pacifism!
What is this? I feel it’s the first plainswalker. Idfk! It’s about double the size of regular magic card.
It’s a Vanguard card! Vanguard is an old casual game type where each player would have one of these cards, and their effects would apply through the whole game. It’s a lot of fun!
Can anyone Link me to the 40+ land legacy deck? I’m looking to proxy it for next weeks legacy tournament at my shop. Just to derp about with.
Try checking out this forum thread on The Source. The original post is pretty old, but more recent decklists can be found on the last few pages.
haemoglobin-thief asked: uh, this is probably a dumb question, but i have an m12 copy of Act of Treason, I'll still be able to use it for this friday, right? or does a card that's reprinted have to be the reprint of the appropriate legal set.
You can totally use that Act of Treason! As long as at least one printing of a card is legal, you can use any printing. So for instance, Syncopate was printed in Return to Ravnica, and is standard legal. But it was also printed in 2001 in Odyssey, a set that’s very far out of standard. But I can still play the Odyssey version of it in a standard deck, because it go reprinted.
so it’ll be my first time going to FNM.
is there anything i should be aware of?
like i’m worried a few cards in my deck might not be legal because they’re old [not EXCESSIVELY OLD, but like cards from m13 or m12].
i’ve never played magic competitively, only with my boyfriend at home so i’m really nervous about the entire thing.
You’re going to be fine at FNM. The biggest thing to remember is that people are there to help you, and mistakes are ok. If there’s a judge there, go ahead and pester them with whatever questions you have (if there’s not, thetournament organizer or store owner should be able to help you). It can be a little intimidating at first, because Friday Night Magic attracts a wide range of players, but nobody expects you to be a top-level tournament grinder.
All of your m13 cards are legal still, until October. For the m12 cards, you should check to make sure that they’ve been reprinted in another legal set. A good way to see if your cards are legal is to look them up on http://gatherer.wizards.com/. Once you’ve pulled up the page for your card, check the “Sets and Legality” tab to see if it’s standard legal.
Most importantly, you shouldn’t feel any pressure to win or do well. If it’s your first tournament, just focus on getting used to playing in a competitive setting, and most of all, have fun!
If you want any questions answered, feel free to leave them in my ask box.
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