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Sorry if this is the wrong thread but when does SOM block officially rotate and become illegal to use in standard tournaments?
It already happened. It happened on October 5th, when Return to Ravnica became standard legal. Scars of Mirrodin block and M12 rotated out and are no longer standard legal.

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It already has, with the official release of Return to Ravnica.
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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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56883218 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
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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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Ok, i seem to remember a month delay before ZEN rotated and when SOM came in
Ok, i seem to remember a month delay before ZEN rotated and when SOM came in




 You're certainly misremembering, as Scars was the block right after Zendikar. Scars removed Alara block from Standard, while Zendikar block was removed by Innistrad. In both cases, there was no 'delay': the day SOM was released, Alara block rotated out; the day INS was released, Zendikar block rotated out.



Maybe your delay is the week between pre-release and official release. The block is not legal at pre-release, and it's played only as limited (booster draft, etc).

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There used to be a bit of delay between a set being released and becoming Standard legal, but that was changed quite a while ago. And even then a new block entering the format kicked one out immediately.

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There is a period of time where both Core Sets are legal side by side. For example, when M13 came out, M12 didnt rotate straight away (it rotated out a few months later, when RtR came out).

This doesnt happen with Expansion Blocks however - just Core Sets.

~ Tim   
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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. ;)