01/28/2010 TWTW: "I'll Besieging You in Philly"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's The Week That Was, which goes live Friday morning on magicthegathering.com.

Shouldn't Praetor's Counsel give you an Emblem with "You have no maximum handsize" ? You would think that this kind of thing is the entire reason they created emblems in the first place.

Oh, and great article.  
I'm pretty sure he botched the rules on Virulent Wound. They leave a 3/3 back to block my Septic Rats, and I hit it with that. Yes, it's a 2/2 now, but my Rats are still 2/2, because the defender hasn't been poisoned. If they block, they trade, and only after they're both in the yard does the player get the poison counter. 
I'm pretty sure he botched the rules on Virulent Wound. They leave a 3/3 back to block my Septic Rats, and I hit it with that. Yes, it's a 2/2 now, but my Rats are still 2/2, because the defender hasn't been poisoned. If they block, they trade, and only after they're both in the yard does the player get the poison counter.

Yep.  He kept reassuring people that he wasn't messing up the rules in other places, but he got this one wrong.  Might have just been carelessness, though; his other notes about the card all involved it killing a one toughness creature.

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Yep.  He kept reassuring people that he wasn't messing up the rules in other places, but he got this one wrong.

I was more interested in the part where he was glad Green Sun's Zenith would help him find Ixidron.  ;)

Still a very enjoyable article.

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