Cruising into Blockers

Welcome back to the Knowledge Pool for 2017! We’re excited to get back in the swing of things for this year. Enjoy the first scenario for 2017.

Andrew and Nate are playing at a Kaladesh sealed PPTQ. Andrew is at 5, and Nate is at 2 and controls five 1/1 Servo tokens and a Dukhara Peafowl. Andrew casts Fleetwheel Cruiser, announces and resolves its trigger, and attacks with it. Nate thinks for a second and announces “I’ll block with all my creatures.” Andrew then casts Built to Smash, targeting the Fleetwheel Cruiser. Nate then realizes that Andrew never ordered blockers, and calls for a judge. What do you do?

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This is a Game Play Error – Game Rules Violation. GRV contains a partial fix which instructs us to have Andrew order blockers right now, but first we should consider a simple backup. Because the backup could change the lines of play, and isn’t extremely simple, we go with the partial fix. Leave Built to Smash on the stack, and have Andrew order blockers now. Nate does not receive Failure to Maintain Game State, as he noticed the error at the earliest possible time.