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Tournament Tuesday – JOU Prerelease Edition

Good morning, loyal readers! Today’s Tournament Tuesday Tip will be covering this weekend’s Prerelease for Journey into Nyx, the last set of the Theros block! Whether it’s your very first prerelease, or the newest conquest in your storied Magical history, … Continue reading

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Journey into Nyx Mechanics Week – Returning Mechanics

This weekend, thousands upon thousands of Magic players the world over will be playing with Journey into Nyx cards for the first time- that’s right, it’s Prerelease Time! As we often do with prereleases, the Rules Tip Blog is going … Continue reading

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Their Bile Blight vs. your Pack Rat – Killing your own creature can be good for you.

Bile Blight needs its single target to be legal in order to resolve and do anything, so you have the chance to remove that target in response in order to save the rest of your creatures that share a name with it! Continue reading

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Congratulations, Paul Baranay!

One of our valued contributors to the Rules Tip Blog, Paul Baranay, was recently promoted to Level 3! All of us at the Rules Blog wanted to congratulate Paul on this awesome milestone, and we couldn’t think of a better … Continue reading

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Blood Moon in a Modern Environment

Hello everyone! Today’s tip is a bit different. I’m going to link to an article by our very own Nathan Long because it clearly answers a lot of questions people have about Blood Moon, specifically as it pertains to the … Continue reading

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Evolve + Tribute = GRUUL LIKE!

If you cast a creature with tribute, your opponent chooses whether to pay tribute right before that creature enters the battlefield, so evolve abilities will trigger based on your tribute creature’s bigger size. Continue reading

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Bestowing a card will trigger Ruric Thar.

Ruric That may be confused by the gods, but he knows an aura when he sees it. A bestowed card will always trigger Ruric Thar when you cast it! Continue reading

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Remember to untap before you draw (because Inspired matters).

Untapping BEFORE you draw has become especially important with the inspired mechanic. You’ll have to deal with that trigger before you know what you’re drawing this turn. Continue reading

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Official BNG preview card: Archetype of Courage!

The judges of the Rules Tips Blog have received an official preview card, which we spoil for you today! Continue reading

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Prophet of Kruphix lets you bestow cards in an instant.

Most of the time, casting a spell is pretty straightforward — you play it from your hand, choose some targets, pay some mana, and presto change-o, you’re a wizard, Harry! Sometimes, however, it’s important to know exactly what steps you’re … Continue reading

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