terramorphic expanse/land question

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just a quick question on this card,if i sacrifice it and bring on a land through it does that land count as the one land i can bring on in either main phase? example if i brought this on after my draw step,sacrificed it straight away and brought on a land tapped,could i then put a land down out of my hand in my second main phase? a bit confused about using it and other sacrfice/bring on land cards i have
Playing a land is a specific thing, different to simply putting a land onto the battlefield (just like casting a creature spell is different to putting a creature straight onto the battlefield).

You can activate a Terramorphic Expanse, use Harrow followed by Rampant Growth, activate a Walking Atlas etc etc and still play a land that turn.

Hope that helps

~ Tim
p.s. rules questions go in Rules Q&A
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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
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57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
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56888618 wrote:
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57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
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56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
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the moment i pressed post new thread i thought to myself "ive put this in the wrong section havent i"  thanks for the help much appriciated
The differences in wording can make for powerful changes in the game. For example, your opponent can Cancel a creature played from your hand, but not one brought directly onto the battlefield by Quicksilver Amulet.

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The differences in wording can make for powerful changes in the game. For example, your opponent can Cancel a creature played from your hand


Unless that creature is a land.
(you asked for that when you says "played" ;))

~ Tim

I am Blue/White Reached DCI Rating 1800 on 28/10/11. :D
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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
56957928 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
56287226 wrote:
56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
Survey says yes.
56883218 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
56287226 wrote:
56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
Tunnel Ignus Durr sup guys

I run 4 of these in sideboard for Valakuts
The differences in wording can make for powerful changes in the game. For example, your opponent can Cancel a creature played from your hand


Unless that creature is a land.
(you asked for that when you says "played" ;))

~ Tim



That thing is a very interesting exception. I adore the design space it occupies, if not the card itself.

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Here's a shout out for Scholars' Books & Games in Bridgewater, MA, and for Paladin's Place in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany where I was stationed for two years. Support your FLGS!

Attacking the darkness since 1987, turning creatures sideways since 1994.

Tunnel Ignus Durr sup guys

I run 4 of these in sideboard for Valakuts


Because they won't just throw the first Valakut trigger at the Ignus? Or, you know, side in Pyroclasm against any deck that can make reasonable use of Tunnel Ingus?
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Does the same thing apply for the rare double land cards that allow you to tap them to add one mana to your pool?  Also, when I'm adding the land that way, do I just search my deck for that land, add it to the mana pool, then shuffle the deck?
Does the same thing apply for the rare double land cards that allow you to tap them to add one mana to your pool?  Also, when I'm adding the land that way, do I just search my deck for that land, add it to the mana pool, then shuffle the deck?



Are you talkng about fetching lands, or adding mana to your mana pool?  Those two things are very different.
 
Does the same thing apply for the rare double land cards that allow you to tap them to add one mana to your pool?  Also, when I'm adding the land that way, do I just search my deck for that land, add it to the mana pool, then shuffle the deck?


You cannot add a land to your mana pool. Lands are not the same thing as mana. When you tap a Forest, what you're doing is adding to your mana pool. Rootbound Crag is just like a Mountain and a Forest in one.
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Does the same thing apply for the rare double land cards that allow you to tap them to add one mana to your pool?  Also, when I'm adding the land that way, do I just search my deck for that land, add it to the mana pool, then shuffle the deck?


You cannot add a land to your mana pool. Lands are not the same thing as mana. When you tap a Forest, what you're doing is adding to your mana pool. Rootbound Crag is just like a Mountain and a Forest in one.



Except that Rootbound Crag does not have basic land types and as such is unfetchable with something like Mist Rainforest.

This I think is another distinctions new players should know.
Thanks for clearing that up.  I wasn't aware of the distinction between the fetching lands and the double lands.
Because they won't just throw the first Valakut trigger at the Ignus?


If we're talking an Extended deck using Scapeshift, by ANAP rule all the Ignus triggers will resolve first, so it doesn't matter where they throw the Valakut triggers.