Hand size mumbojumbo

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My searchfu has failed me! Quick question; if I have a reliquary tower and null profusion out what is my hand size, two or unlimited?
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[c]Reliquary Tower[/c] ⇒ Reliquary Tower
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it doesn't matter in which order you play those, your handsize will be unlimited because you have no maximum handsize
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Whichever entered last wins.
613.10. Some continuous effects affect game rules rather than objects. For example, effects may modify a player’s maximum hand size, or say that a creature is indestructible. These effects are applied after all other continuous effects have been applied. Continuous effects that affect the costs of spells or abilities are applied according to the order specified in rule 601.2e. All other such effects are applied in timestamp order. See also the rules for timestamp order and dependency (rules 613.6 and 613.7).

no, ikegami, Reliquary Tower "wins" in any case

either first the Tower removes the handsize and then Profusion tries to change a non-existing number or Profusion sets handsize to 2 and then the Tower removes it
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it doesn't matter in which order you play those, your handsize will be unlimited because you have no maximum handsize

huh? Reliquary Tower doesn't say to ignore the maximum hand size. Like you said, it says you don't have one. Then Null Profusion gives you one.
In this scenario Ikegami has the correct answer.  Both effects would be applied in timestamp order, so the effect that is the most recent is the one that will apply.

Enigma would be correct if you had a card that stated you had unlimited hand size and another that stated your hand size is reduced by 7, in that case either way it's applied the hand size would still be unlimited. 

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you're right, I was thinking of Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur that modifies the handsize instead of setting it
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Yeah that's the part confusing me. I understand unlimited - 7 is still unlimited, but unlimited = 2 is something different.
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Yeah that's the part confusing me. I understand unlimited - 7 is still unlimited, but unlimited = 2 is something different.

If you know something about programming (or math), this might be a better way to think about it:

Normal State: Hand Size = 7 (A player's hand size is limited to 7 cards.)

What Reliquary Tower does: Hand Size = Nil (A player's hand now has no size limit.)

What Jin-Gitaxias does: Hand Size = Hand Size - 7 (A player's hand size is now seven cards fewer.)

What Recycle does: Hand Size = 2 (A player's hand size is now limited to 2 cards.)

With Reliquary Tower + Recycle, the newest one wins because they're each setting a new value for the "Hand Size variable", and each change overwrites the old one.

With Reliquary Tower + Jin-Gitaxias, the Tower wins because {} - 2 is still {}.

"Proc" stands for "Programmed Random OCcurance". It does not even vaguely apply to anything Magic cards do. Don't use it.

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Nil - 7 varies by language but it crashes C and it's -7 in Perl.

Replace "Nil" with "Inf", and it actually works (Inf - 7 = Inf).
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