Warning: if you don't like wasting your time defining every day words so people can understand this game, skip this thread and help someone with real problem.
If you're still around, thank you so much.
I had a dispute tonight over the language in the card "Goblin Psychopath" The key phrase disputed being " the next time it would deal combat damage." I argued that the effect would be triggered once blockers are declared, (technically after a coin flip but same step) then the "next time" would be the damage resolution of that combat phase. (unless something intervenes). My friend agrees that the effect triggers once blockers are declared but argues that the damage resolution is "this time" and that "next time" would be if the goblin deal damage after combat.
So, let's say his Goblin Psychopath attacks me. I don't defend. We flip a coin and he loses. No other spells are played and no other abilities affect combat. Will I be taking five damage from that attack or will he?
Thanks again for any clarification.