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 to cover the new mechanics (and go over some old ones from the previous sets in the block) so you'll be armed and ready when you crack those packs and sleeve up this weekend. First, we'll start with a refresher- Journey into Nyx contains a lot of the same mechanics

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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 way than by saying it here on the blog where he's helped so much! Congrats on L3, Paul, and thanks for all you've done, all you do, and all you'll do in the future for the Judge program and the Rules Tip Blog!

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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 supposed to follow in order to actually cast that spell. The very first step of casting a spell is announcing it, which involves taking it from wherever it is (usually your hand) and putting it on the stack -- the place where spells hang out until they resolve

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