War of the Sparks Policy Notes

Rules-changing static abilities Many Planeswalkers in the set have rules-changing passive abilities that restrict the actions of the other player (Angrath, Ashiok, Dovin, Karn, Kasmina, Narset, Tamiyo, Teferi, Teyo, Tibalt). Most of them are playable in Limited, and some are seeing heavy play in Constructed, even in older formats. There are some concerns that these abilities could be the cause of many GRV or HCE Warnings, with unfortunate consequences on game enjoyability, sportsmanship, and

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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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