Subject: Rules Clarification - 5
While battling Idling_Crisis of the Pojo ladder in a Swiss-style tournament
over Apprentice (it was the final match), the following situation came up.
We were both at fairly low LP (less than 3000 each). I_C had a
face-down Monster card and a face-down Magic/Trap card. I had a Magician
of Faith face down on the field, a face-up Robbin' Goblin, and a face-down Trap
Hole and Seven Tools of the Bandit, and a Summoned Skull in my hand.
Here's what happened:
1. I flip summoned the Magician of Faith, activating its effect.
2. I snatched my Pot of Greed from my graveyard.
3. I activated my Pot of Greed (there are now 4 cards in my Magic/Trap
zone), drawing Swords of Revealing Light and Raigeki Pot of Greed was then
sent to the Graveyard (3 cards in Magic/Trap).
4. I sacrificed my Magician of Faith to summon Summoned Skull.
5. I played Swords of Revealing Light (4 cards in M/T), revealing his Wall
6. I played Raigeki (5 cards in M/T), destroying his Wall of
At this point, he begins to accuse me of cheating. He says that
playing Raigeki was illegal, because I had used all 5 of my M/T slots already
before using it. He says that if you use a Magic card, let it resolve,
then destroy it, it still takes up the M/T slot until the end of the turn.
This would then not allow me to play Raigeki.
I countered by saying that since Pot of Greed resolved, and was destroyed,
the spot it took up was reopened for me to put another M/T there.
He says there's something in the rulebook supporting his comment. I
read through the rulebook, and found no such ruling. However, I found this
on page 26:
"With the exception of Field Magic Cards, a player can have only 5 Magic
and/or Trap Cards on the field at the same time in the Magic
& Trap Card Zone."
What it's saying is that once you let a Magic card resolve and be
destroyed, the spot is took up is now free, because the card is not
there anymore to take up the spot. Since the Pot of Greed was not
on the field at the same time as SoRL and Raigeki, it did not take up one of the
5 spots, thus allowing me to play Raigeki and destroy his Wall of
lllusion. The game ended a few turns later, with me winning. He then
leaves chat, still claiming me to be a cheater.
If anyone can find something in the rulebook to support Idling_Crisis's
claims, please e-mail me at NickWhiz1@buckeye-express.com
Otherwise, the ruling stands.