Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Aluren & Morph
-There are no official multiplayer rules. MODO has its
own set of rules, and so do everyone else. Anthony
Alongi wrote a great article on how to handle this –
-If you Intuition for more than one Gaea’s Blessing,
then at least one of them will go to the graveyard, and
your graveyard will be shuffled in.
-A card that has X on it is whatever the value you
picked for it on the stack, and 0 everywhere else. So
you can’t Prohibit a Fireball targeting one thing for 9
points of damage, since this Fireball’s casting cost is
-You can never have more than one of a legend with the
same name out at a time. Not one each, one total.
-Cloned face down cards are 2/2 colorless, typeless
creatures with a cost of 0. They can not morph into
whatever they Cloned, since Clone just copies the card
as it is when it is Cloned.
-You can only sacrifice a permanent to pay the cost of
one spell or ability. So you can not use the same Mogg
Fanatic to do one damage to something and give something
else -1/-1 through Phyrexian Plaguelord.
-Cursed Totem shuts down all creatures’ activated
-Corrupt does not limit the amount of life gain to the
player’s life total or the creature’s toughness. So if
you Corrupt a Llanowar Elf with 5 Swamps out, you’ll
gain 5 life.
-Moment’s Peace only prevents combat damage. Read the
Q: Aluren says that any player may play creatures with
mana cost 3 or less for free. Since the morph cost is 3,
are you able to play a creature with morph for free?
A: From the October Rules Team Rulings:
Aluren and Morph
Aluren and the morph ability both give players
alternative ways to play creatures. Aluren reads, "Any
player may play creature cards with converted mana cost
3 or less without paying their mana cost any time he or
she could play an instant." A creature spell with the
morph ability may be played face down by paying 3 rather
than its mana cost.
Aluren and the morph mechanic are mutually exclusive;
you can't apply both to the same spell. When you want to
play a spell, you determine the way in which you want to
play it. You can either play the creature spell "as an
instant for free" or play it face down for 3, but you
can't do both. (Note that since Aluren modifies the rule
for when you can play the creature spell, its effect
applies before the spell is put onto the stack. Aluren
doesn't just apply during the paying of costs (rule
409.1f). It modifies the whole process of playing the
Q: What are the steps for announcing a spell or ability?
A: You announce the spell, you choose the target(s) and
modes, and you pay the costs. There are a few other
things that may happen from time to time, but that’s
Q: I have out a Stronghold Assassin and an attacking
Genesis, and my opponent tries to Vengeful Dreams the
Genesis, can I sac Genesis to assassinate that same
Q: When I cast Chainer's Edict on my opponent, can they
sacrifice a creature card in their hand or must it be in
A: Only in play. Creatures only exist in play – they are
creature cards everywhere else.
Q: I have Transcendence and Thaumatog in play. 2 damage
is on the stack (at me). Can I play False Cure to gain
infinite life, then sac Transcendence to the Thaumatog
before I die?
A: No. If you ever get above 20 life with Transcendence,
you will either die, or the game will be a draw. You
will die if you get rid of the Transcendence, since you
will eventually get to the trigger that says, “You lose
Q: If you and your opponent are both at 4 or less and
you hit him with a Flesh Reaver will you win or will you
lose or will it cause a draw?
A: You will win. The 4 damage is dealt to him first,
then a trigger goes on the stack that does 4 damage to
you. Since your opponent is already dead, you’ll never
take the damage, since the game is over.
Q: Say Flesh Reaver gets blocked by a 1/1. Will I still
get dealt 4 damage or just 1?
A: Flesh Reaver
Creature -- Horror
Whenever Flesh Reaver deals damage to a creature or
opponent, Flesh Reaver deals that much damage to you.
Since the Flesh Reaver did 4 damage to the creature, it
will deal 4 damage to you.
See you Monday.
DCI Level 2 Judge