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Comments on: Magic: the Gathering Deckbuilding Tips http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips Game Reviews, House Rules, Strategy, Game Design, and more! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:26:59 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-30126 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:38:26 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-30126 I lament the decrease in strategy it represents. For me it seems like there’s three main points when fast effects get used:

  • After blockers are assigned
  • After damage is on the stack but before it’s resolved
  • At the end of an opponent’s turn

So combat tricks can still be employed right after blockers get assigned, but not being able to play after damage is assigned but before it’s resolved eliminates a prime opportunity for such trickery. Not to mention nerfing damage prevention and targeted regeneration.

I probably wouldn’t care so much except for the fact that Magic has basically occupied the spot of my favorite game for years, with a couple of breaks along the way.

Anyway, my group and I reached consensus last night to continue playing with damage going on the stack, perhaps especially appropriate since we’re currently playing the Kamigawa block where the rules still worked this way.

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By: Edd http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29898 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:58:54 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29898 Yeah for me was quite shocking as well. I am just coming back after a 9 years MTG break :S.

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29267 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:26:57 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29267 According to the current Comprehensive Rules there’s no longer any opportunity to play spells/fast effects in between assigning damage and damage resolution. So when we would say, “damage on the stack”, well, it no longer stacks… now in combat damage is assigned simultaneously and immediately resolves, no stack exists at that point and you can’t respond to damage assignment with anything.

That includes bounce, damage prevention, toughness pumping, etc..

Personally I’m considering suggesting that we could ignore this rule change for our in-house games, particularly as long as we’re playing exclusively with older card sets. But it’s worth discussing, and it might be slightly odd to be playing with an outdated “snapshot” of the official rules. Not that we haven’t modified games before…

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By: Joe http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29187 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:33:11 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29187 I don’t quite understand what you guys are talking about…

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29181 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 13:31:56 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29181 Wow – I haven’t been following Magic as much with the last couple of blocks, I was unaware that they changed that rule. Too bad, because that was one of the more fun things to do with bounce.

I understand Wizards’ need to simplify in the quest to expand their player base and draw in more new players, but unfortunately it tends to leave some of us veterans a bit cold. So it goes.

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By: Edd http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29117 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 03:07:50 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-29117 It is a pity for the Bounce ability that damage does not go the stack anymore :S.

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By: Ray http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-13953 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:55:06 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-13953 Thanks for the info! I am jut starting out playing MTG and need some useful tips like these!

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-2780 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:25:02 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-2780 Glad you enjoyed it Jay. And best of luck getting up to speed with Magic again after your break; it can take some time, but I have to say it’s been one of the most satisfying games I’ve played and worth coming back to after my previous time away.

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By: Jay http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-2777 Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:23:15 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-2777 Scott,

Having played Magic back in 1995 through 2000, I thought I knew the game. But a nine year break has shown me the error of my thinking.
Thanks for the information…….I may finally be able to win one from my kids LOL.

Great article.

jay

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1917 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 23:41:56 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1917 You bet Joe! Glad it helps 🙂

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By: Joe http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1866 Mon, 04 Aug 2008 23:56:47 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1866 Thanks again Scott.

I continue to read and be well advised!

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1675 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:56:21 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1675 I should point out that I’m talking about the potential for site-wide comment delivery aside from the existing offering of entering an email address with a comment and checking the box to receive emails for follow-up comments on a particular post.

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By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1674 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:54:15 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1674 At the moment we don’t have another option on the site, short of visiting individual post pages.

Would subscription by email be an appealing option? I’m happy to receive suggestions.

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By: foo http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/game-articles/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1669 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:55:06 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/card-games-ccg-tcg/magic-the-gathering-deckbuilding-tips#comment-1669 Want to see comments w/o having to RSS subscribe. How hard is that?

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