Defense of the Heart and BFM

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Can I use Defense of the Heart to cheat out the B.F.M? DotH says I have to bring out two creature cards, not two creatures, and BFM is technically two cards. So does this work?
  I would say it works.

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And I'd say it wouldn't.

I know it's unhinged territory but if we stick to the definition the verb "play", which means cast here. It won't work, because you try to put them on the battlefield, and to be able to do that, you'd have to play/cast both parts, which you don't, as you want to put them on the battlefield.

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And I'd say it wouldn't.

I know it's unhinged territory but if we stick to the definition the verb "play", which means cast here.


Someone needs to read the card more closely. It does not say to play the creatures, it says to put them into play. Which strongly implies that the Oracle text would be "onto the battlefield". Which is exactly what the Oracle text does say. Imagine that. (Nothing personal, crabcakes.)

Also, to the OP, for future reference, Rules questions belong in Rules Q&A.

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From the Unglued QAS (Questions Asked, Sometimes) :
Can I cast Animate Dead on B.F.M.?
No. Animate Dead can target only one creature card. Although B.F.M. is considered one permanent (and one card) while in play, it is in fact two cards when in your hand, graveyard, or library. B.F.M. cannot be brought into play unless both pieces are brought in at the same time (say by Living Death or Incoming!).


So if you get both pieces you can put it out. 

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Alright, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say that I can do it then? Am I good?
And I'd say it wouldn't.

I know it's unhinged territory but if we stick to the definition the verb "play", which means cast here.


Someone needs to read the card more closely. It does not say to play the creatures, it says to put them into play. Which strongly implies that the Oracle text would be "onto the battlefield". Which is exactly what the Oracle text does say. Imagine that. (Nothing personal, crabcakes.)

Also, to the OP, for future reference, Rules questions belong in Rules Q&A.


Oh, misread the defense indeed. Sorry all my concentration was devoted to deciphering the BFM double cards. :P

Was it really necessary to be THAT condescending though? :/

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The Basic rulebook, read it! A lot of basic questions are answered there!

How to autocard :
Type [c]Black Lotus[/c] to get Black Lotus.
Type [c=Black Lotus]The Overpowered One[/c] to get The Overpowered One.



Was it really necessary to be THAT condescending though? :/




I think you may have chosen your name and avatar poorly if you wish for others to not be condescending =)
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Was it really necessary to be THAT condescending though? :/



On a scale of 1 to 10, how condescending was it? 'Cause I was shooting for no more than a 6.

Seriously, though, no disrespect intended. Was meant to be more of a friendly tease.

Was it really necessary to be THAT condescending though? :/

I think you may have chosen your name and avatar poorly if you wish for others to not be condescending =)



And he does have a point.

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And he does have a point.



I can't but bow to that, my friends. :P

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The Basic rulebook, read it! A lot of basic questions are answered there!

How to autocard :
Type [c]Black Lotus[/c] to get Black Lotus.
Type [c=Black Lotus]The Overpowered One[/c] to get The Overpowered One.

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