Questions tagged [magic-the-gathering]

For puzzles related to Magic: the Gathering trading card game. For example, these could involve challenges like winning from a given board state, or puzzles related to a specific card or deck.

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Magic: the Gathering – The end of time

Thanks to NeedAName and his latest Magic: the Gathering Challenge I actually noticed there is a magic-the-gathering tag. It was quite some time ago that I played Magic the last time, but nevertheless ...
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Kabira Crosswords: A MtG Crossword

I wanted to post a second MtG puzzle that's a bit more lighthearted and different than the usual challenges. Rules knowledge isn't required here, just card knowledge. And I made sure to use cards that ...
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Magic: the Gathering Challenge: Getting Stuffy In Here

first time posting a puzzle in a while, thought I'd bring back some MtG related puzzles. Enjoy! BACKGROUND: The usual magic rules apply here. Please be explicit in mana usage in your solution ...
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Magic: the Gathering - The Ideal Creature

You and your friend John both enjoy Magic the Gathering, but you've gotten into an argument over which creature is the best. The two of you agree that the only fair way to settle this is to see how ...
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Magic-the-Gathering Challenge: Cheapest Legacy Turn 1 kill

Your Goal: Win the game turn 1 with you beginning the game (so not on the draw) using the cheapest price total of cards used. Rules: Use the "Price Trend" price from http://www.magiccardmarket.eu ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Borrowed Time

Background Normal MtG rules apply here, except that whenever your deck is shuffled, you may assume it is stacked in any order you like. Puzzle Setup No permanents are currently tapped or have ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Modern Engineering

The Challenge Using only lands and artifacts, your goal is to build a Modern-legal Magic: the Gathering deck that is capable of winning the game as quickly as possible, against an opponent who does ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Sealed Speed

BACKGROUND: Imagine you are playing a Magic the Gathering game of Sealed Oath of the Gatewatch. This means your deck consists of at least 40 cards, collected from four "Oath of the Gatewatch" ...
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Concordant Crossword: A MtG crossword

Enjoy this relatively easy Mtg themed crossword. All entries are card names (punctuation and spaces removed but otherwise preserved). Yes some of them are going to be hard to get in a vacuum, but fill ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Goblin Horde

The Challenge Using only lands and Goblins, your goal is to build a Magic: the Gathering deck that can win the game as quickly as possible, against an opponent who does nothing. You may assume that ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Impending Annihilation

Background Normal MtG rules apply here. Your solution must work regardless of any possible choices made by your opponents; assume they do whatever makes it most difficult for you to win. If you ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Challenge #7: In Your Dreams

Previous Challenge Background Normal MtG rules apply here. You may not assume that your opponent will cooperate with you (e.g. choose not to block any of your creatures when they can). Assume that ...
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Magic: the Gathering: Flavor Test

Below is a list of encoded information regarding popular flavor texts of MtG cards. The numbers listed refer to the number of letters in each word of the text. Punctuation has been preserved. The ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Standard Speed

Playing with a Standard-legal Magic: The Gathering deck, your goal is to win a game as quickly as possible, against an opponent who does nothing. You may assume that your deck is stacked, so that you ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Challenge #6.b: It's Gonna Cost You

Previous Challenge Next Challenge Background Alright I'm going to try a more clear approach to my last attempted puzzle. Given the mana costs given below, name cards with those exact mana costs ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Challenge #6: Going Mental

Previous Challenge Background Today's puzzle is going to involve Mental Magic, a fun, memory-testing variant of magic. All of magic's usual rules apply, but with the following variations Any card ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Barren Glory

Your goal. Win the game with Barren Glory using a Modern legal deck on turn 2's upkeep using the least number of cards possible. (I don't think turn 1 is possibble but please prove me wrong). Assume ...
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“Magic: the Gathering” Challenge #5: What if Pod was One of Us

Previous Challenge Next Challenge BACKGROUND: The usual magic rules apply here. Please be explicit in mana usage in your solution where relevant. I've tried to ensure that there are no infinite ...
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“Magic: the Gathering” Challenge #4: Stuck in the Grenzone

Previous Challenge Next Challenge BACKGROUND: The usual magic rules apply here. Please don't post a solution that if a solution for more damage already exists. Please be explicit in mana usage ...
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“Magic: the Gathering” Challenge #3: Legends Rule

Previous Challenge Next Challenge BACKGROUND: Assume that this is a normal 20-life game of magic with no banned list (excepting cards from the 'Un' sets). If multiple solutions are tied for the ...
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“Magic: the Gathering” Challenge #2: Two Peas in a Pod

Previous Challenge Next Challenge BACKGROUND: Here's a puzzle for Magic: the Gathering players out there. I feel that this puzzle is in the scope of the site, and is no different than other puzzles, ...
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“Magic: the Gathering” Challenge #1: A Fiendish Puzzle

Next Challenge BACKGROUND: Here's a puzzle for Magic: the Gathering players out there. I feel that this puzzle is in the scope of the site, and is no different than other puzzles, e.g. chess, which ...