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I know trample doesn’t work like this now, but has it ever worked like this? #magic365 #mtg #magic

I know trample doesn’t work like this now, but has it ever worked like this? #magic365 #mtg #magic

This wasn’t cross posted from Instagram yesterday for some reason. So here you go!

This wasn’t cross posted from Instagram yesterday for some reason. So here you go!

named-tawny asked
Regarding the Ral Zarek/Nissa/Chain Veil combo - wouldn't you need infinite numbers of permanents to tap for Ral's +1? Or are you allowed to tap already tapped permanents?

As long as it isn’t a cost of an ability (like a tap symbol) you can tap already tapped permanents.

Debate!

Okay GavInquirers. Me and some friends are locked in a debate. I’m curious what you think. You have to choose between:

-Getting free bread while eating meals at restaurants for the rest of your life, BUT you lose the ability to see the color purple. (You become “purpleblind.”)
-You retain your ability to see purple, BUT never receive free bread at restaurants ever again.

Let me know what you think!

I find the idea of a “swampwalk deck” pretty hilarious. #magic365 #mtg #magic

I find the idea of a “swampwalk deck” pretty hilarious. #magic365 #mtg #magic

tommamus asked
Other than pack wars, do you have any draft formats for 4 players?

Depends how skill intensive you’re looking for. You can actually do a reasonable booster draft or rochester draft with four people. You can also do two separate heads-up Winston or Winchester drafts and then play.

But if you’re looking for something crazy and ridiculously skill intensive, you can do the Fact or Fiction draft.

Here’s how it works: on your “turn” you open a pack, shuffle it, and reveal five cards. The player to your left splits them into two piles. You choose one, they get the other. Then repeat this process with 5 more cards with the person to your right, and then again with the last 5 cards with the person across from you. 

After your turn, the person to the left of you goes. Once it goes around the table, the person on the end “wheels” and it heads back counterclockwise. 

It’s one of the most skill intensive draft formats I’ve ever played. Give it a try!

immortalwitness asked
Once I was playing a UR Kiln Fiend deck at an FNM. My opponent who thought i was mono-red cast Spreading Seas on my only untapped Mountain before casting Jace. His face when I tapped that island for Spell Pierce is my mind's greatest treasure.

"Sorry man, but you really should have played around it."

deetsposts asked
Do you think there are mono-color control decks for each color in the modern format that aren't embarrassing to play? I was thinking it might be possible because of land destruction in Red and Primal Command/Plow Under effects in Green.

I think you could probably pull it off. You’re right that red and green are going to be the most challenging, but something like a “Big Snow Red” deck with Skred or just a bunch of sweepers could work. (Though is going to be in really bad shape against some decks.

As far as green goes… Does ramping into Tooth and Nail count as “control”? >_>

m2cahueg asked
When I saw your Rainier post I read plane like Theros or Ravnica and not like thing that people fly in and actually exists.

This is constantly a problem for me as well. I’m totally with you. Anybody else have this issue?

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how Jace draws cards, the answer is really that he just checks Wikipedia for you.

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how Jace draws cards, the answer is really that he just checks Wikipedia for you.