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document is created based on the October 5th 2018 IPG and MTR, future changes of those documents may make ruling below outdated.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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MTR 4.8 – Reversing decisions

  It sometimes happens that a player takes the wrong card from their hand and puts it on the table. While it may be easy to be sure this was not the correct card - No, that Arboretum Elemental was (most likely) not what was intended to be played on turn 2 out of those two lands -, it can be a lot trickier to determine what should happen when a player plays a Mountain from their hand, before saying they wanted to actually play a Forest when they have both Wild Nacatl and Goblin Guide

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Detecting, Identifying and Preventing Lying

Yes, preventing. But let's start with detection and identification!   We've all had to deal at least once with these situations where two players disagree on enough elements about the game that one of them is probably lying. That's what is often referred to as a "he said/she said situation" - a term created so long ago that it should totally disappear in favor of "they said/they said situation".   Detecting Lying? Before moving further down the road, it's important to assess

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