It’s a conspiracy (week)! Hidden Agendas and Naming

Hey there, gang! Remember way back on Monday when I offhandedly mentioned there were some conspiracies you didn’t reveal right away? Well, now is the day that we’ll actually be talking about those! As we covered earlier in the week, some of the Conspiracies start the game in your Command Zone, face-up, already doing something […]

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Heroic and Cipher Interactions

Cipher is the mechanic associated with House Dimir from the recent Return to Ravnica block: spells with Cipher allow you to ‘encode’ them onto a creature, and cast a copy of the spell for free every time the creature connects with an opponent. Heroic is one of the mechanics from the more-recent Theros set, which […]

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Cloning/Mimicing your heroic creatures won’t trigger their heroic abilities.

s (cards that copy something as they enter the battlefield), such as , don’t target. No matter how hard you try, when you choose a heroic creature with clones such as these, the heroic trigger’s requirements (1. That it’s a spell you cast, 2. That it targets this creature), won’t be satisfied because why? It’s […]

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Wild Ricochet + Rakdos’s Return

I’m glad to see making a return to Standard; it’s such a fun card, and can lead to hilarious reactions when timed right (A friend of mine once used against a , spinning two lands back to the opponent’s deck and gaining 14 life). Sadly, it also can lead to some confusion! First off, Ricochet […]

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