Thoughts on Reversing Decisions

Approximately 6 months after the addition of 4.8. Reversing Decisions to the MTR, a concept on which I already expanded here, MC Cleveland gave me several different situations where to consider applying that new section of the rules. One in particular prove very challenging, and is worth expanding on.   The situation AP attacked with a Merfolk Branchwalker. Both players tracked down damage and AP said "Go". NAP immediately started untapping, had time to untap one land, at which point AP

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Ravnica Allegiance Rulings clarifications

This document is created to clarify how policy should be interpreted in interactions with new Ravnica Allegiance cards. This document is based on the January 21st 2019 IPG and MTR; future changes to these documents may render some these rulings obsolete. Current abilities clarified: Riot Addendum Current policies clarified: Scry/Surveil Missed triggers Specific card clarified Teysa Karlov   Riot CR - 702.135a Riot is a static ability. “Riot” means

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Guilds of Ravnica Rulings clarifications

This document is created to clarify how policy should be interpreted in interactions with new Guilds of Ravnica cards. This document is created based on the October 5th 2018 IPG and MTR, future changes of those documents may make ruling below outdated. Current cards clarified: Charnel Troll Underrealm Lich Dream Eater Current abilities clarified: Jumpstart Current rules clarified: Reversing decisions   Charnel Troll If its upkeep triggered is missed, it does

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Backing up, Hidden information and Long-term plans

The IPG indicates that, in absence of meeting the criteria for one of the approved partial fixes, "a full backup may be considered or the game state may be left as is." I have already expanded in some articles about backups, and was recently asked whether I usually consider Hidden information before making a decision. So here are my thoughts on this.   The situation Alex casts . Nelo, who controls 2 untapped Islands and 4 untapped Mountains, taps 2 Mountain and 1 Island to cast to counter

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