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Magic: the Gathering – Scry-sort

Assume the N cards are labeled with their desired order, 1 through N. Compare the top two cards and place the smaller of the two on the bottom. Repeat step 1 (N − 1) times. Move the top card to the ...
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Magic: the Gathering – Scry-sort

This was getting too long for a comment, so I'm writing an answer. Just a heads up for when you run this in your EDH deck, Prince is a blink, not a flicker. This means that the Felidar will return at ...
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Magic: the Gathering – The end of time

Mana in my pool and shield counters on opponent's Palliation Accord are written as (M:X S:Y).
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Magic: the Gathering - The Ideal Creature

22 Damage, turn 5 on the play. Turn 1: play the creature, it can't attack yet. Turn 2: level 2, attack for 3 damage. Turn 3: Level 5, attack for 3 damage. Turn 4: Level 9, attack for 8 damage. (...
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Magic: the Gathering - The Ideal Creature

The card can deal a total of 20 damage on Turn 5's combat damage step on the play, assuming you start with it in your opening hand. Interestingly enough, in the event you're playing commander, it can ...
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Magic: the Gathering – Scry-sort

There is a simpler algorithm than bubble sort if you can afford infinite scry 2 operations. Infinite scry 2 operation allows to perform 2 different operations: ...
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Magic: the Gathering – Scry-sort

It is known (pretty standard introductory abstract algebra exercise) that for any n>1, the symmetric group on n elements is generated by the two permutations (123...n) and (12). And it is not ...
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Magic: the Gathering Challenge: Getting Stuffy In Here

With Master Warcraft, we choose that our opponent will block Sheoldred with Avatar of Slaughter, Gang of Devils with Farbog Revenant, and will not block Kederekt Parasite. We tap our Forest to cast ...
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Magic: the Gathering - The Ideal Creature

A new challenger appears! Turn 1: play the creature. Can't attack yet. Turn 2: While attacking, pay 2 to pump up to 4/4. 4 damage. BUT WAIT! Our opponent went first, and pays 3, to make it a 7/7. ...
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Magic: the Gathering - The Ideal Creature

An amusing, but perhaps not entirely satisfying, yet in my opinion entirely within the wording of the original question answer: Another 'outside the box' answer I can think of that is worse than the ...
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Magic: The Gathering – projecting images

Partial answer: Let's first just see what happens if you have 1 Parallel Lives. When Astral Dragon enters the battlefied you have 2 choices: You let Miirym's ability resolve first You let Astral ...
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How useful is Marijn's Bluff?

The answer is:
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Magic: The Gathering – projecting images

The recursive function that models this question is: find f(32) given: f(0) = 5 f(x) = f(x-1) + 2 ^ (f(x-1) + 1) Explanation of the function: f(0) = 5 because when the first AD comes into play it ...
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Kabira Crosswords: A MtG Crossword

Partial: Horizontal Vertical
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