Once again aced the Rules Advisor test (Feb 2015). (I still make mistakes now and then, but who doesn't.)
"Simple questions" usually need rather complex answers, while complex questions often come down to no more than a simple "yes" or "no".
What part of hayaku ikee did you not understand?
Who truly runs this city? Look to the sky on hallowed days, and see whose sigil is stamped clearly onto the heavens. - Vuliev of the Ghost Council
We have no need for military might. We wield two of the sharpest swords ever forged: Faith in our left hand, Wealth in our right. - Vuliev of the Ghost Council
Options will cost you, but a lack of them will cost you even more.
The wizard who reads a thousand books is powerful. The wizard who memorizes a thousand books is insane.
A single dedicated mind can bring about the greatest destruction. That, or goblins - goblins work too.
Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire. - Jaya Ballard, task mage
He unmakes the world in his own image.
Who's the crazy one now? - Torgle, mountaintop boatmaker
Fair? At what point in our negotiations did you convince yourself my goal was to be fair?
After breaking free from the Riptide Project, the slivers quickly adapted to life on Otaria - much to the dismay of life on Otaria.
Choices are rarely as simple as they seem.
If I Bioshift a counter from Protean Hydra to another creature, does that count as "removing" a counter from the Hydra? Or is it similar to how when something tells you to "put a card into your hand," it doesn't actually count as drawing a card?
From Bioshift's rulings (you can find them in the autocard link you provided):
1/24/2013 To move a counter from one creature to another, the counter is removed from the first creature and placed on the second. Any abilities that care about a counter being removed or placed on a creature will apply.
So yes, a counter was removed from the Hydra so it will gain two counters next end step.
121.5. If an effect says to “move” a counter, it means to take that counter from the object it’s currently on and put it onto a second object. If the first and second objects are the same object, nothing happens. If the first object has no counters, nothing happens; the second object doesn’t get a counter put on it. If the second object (or any possible second objects) is no longer in the correct zone when the effect would move the counter, nothing happens; a counter isn’t removed from the first object.
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