SOI Prerelease Week! All About Madness

Buckle up everyone, because today’s mechanic is a little deeper than the others! We talked about some crazy stuff happening on Innistrad, and alongside Delirium, we’re also seeing some Madness. Madness is a returning mechanic, and it’s gotten a little face-lift. On the surface it’s really simple; when you discard a card with Madness, you […]

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SOI Prerelease Week! Investigate and Clues!

Welcome back! Today we’re going over the OTHER brand-new mechanic of Shadows over Innistrad: Investigate. There’s some super spooky stuff going down on Innistrad, and nobody’s quite sure what! Everyone’s digging around for answers, and to represent that within the cards we have the Investigate mechanic. Investigate is pretty simple: When told to “investigate”, you […]

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Kalitas Week: Kalitas vs Tokens

Welcome to the last day of our Kalitas Week! This last tip is actually pretty quick-and-simple, and similar to the Anafenza situation: Kalitas simply doesn’t work on tokens! Kalitas specifically calls out “nontoken” (Anafenza doesn’t say it SPECIFICALLY- her ability only works on cards, and by definition that excludes tokens, which are not cards). Tokens […]

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Kalitas Week: Kalitas vs Anafenza

Welcome back to Kalitas Week! Today we’ll be looking at another interaction you’re likely to run into: Kalitas vs. other replacement effects. The most common two that you’re likely to find in Standard are going to be and ; both of those cards are also going to replace the “dies” event with exile. The question […]

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Kalitas Week: Kalitas Is Not Optional!

Welcome back to Kalitas Week here on the Rules Blog! Today we’re covering another common misconception about the chief: what, exactly, his second ability IS. A lot of people seem to mistakenly think that Kalitas’ ability is a trigger, and subject to the Missed Trigger rules. However, it is not! A trigger will have the […]

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Kalitas Week! Who Gets The Tokens?

Good morning and welcome to Kalitas Week here at the Rules Tip Blog. We’ve been noticing an awful lot of questions about the new popping up, so we thought we’d take a whole week to address just questions about Kalitas. Kalitas’ has an ability that sets up a replacement effect: it replaces one event (in […]

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