Madcap Skills and Alpha authority stacking question.

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Ok I want to know if these cards will stack. A creature enchanted by Madcap cant be blocked except by two or more creatures. But with Alpha the enchanted creature cant be blocked by more than one creature. So if they are both on a card does that make it un-blockable?
Yes that is correct.

There is no legal way to satisfy both blocking restrictions.
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Yes, a creature card enchanted with both of those cards is effectively unblockable. It must be blocked by two or more creatures, but it also must be blocked by one creature.

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Awesome an Un-blockable hexproof with a +3/+0 on it.
Now make it a double striker.
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Awesome an Un-blockable hexproof with a +3/+0 on it.

It can still be blocked: Fog Patch

If I steal a hundred dollar from a loot of one thousand, people might notice;

If I steal a hundred dollar from a loot of one million, I might get away with it;

If I wish to steal even more and still go unnoticed, I need to make the loot bigger.

 

Now you know why taxes always go up.

 

Looting: ''the plundering of public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities'' (Wikipedia)

It doesn't literally makes it "unblockable" (which is a characteristic of a permanent) but for the sake of blocking rules, it makes it so that there are no subset of creatures that can block it and thus technically makes it "unblockable".

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It doesn't literally makes it "unblockable" (which is a characteristic of a permanent)

Ahem!

112.11. An effect that sets an object’s characteristic, or simply states a quality of that object, is different from an ability granted by an effect. When an object “gains” or “has” an ability, that ability can be removed by another effect. If an effect defines a characteristic of the object (“[permanent] is [characteristic value]” ), it’s not granting an ability. (See rule 604.3.) Similarly, if an effect states a quality of that object (“[permanent]” is indestructible” or “[creature] is unblockable,” for example), it’s neither granting an ability nor setting a characteristic. (See rules 700.4 and 700.5.)

If I steal a hundred dollar from a loot of one thousand, people might notice;

If I steal a hundred dollar from a loot of one million, I might get away with it;

If I wish to steal even more and still go unnoticed, I need to make the loot bigger.

 

Now you know why taxes always go up.

 

Looting: ''the plundering of public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities'' (Wikipedia)

So if a hypothetical spell said "Destroy all unblockable creatures" (or "Destroy all creatures that are unblockable"), would it destroy one enchanted with Madcap Skills and Alpha Authority?

~ Tim 
I am Blue/White Reached DCI Rating 1800 on 28/10/11. :D
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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]
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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
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.
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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. ;)
That card wouldn't work. It would have the same problem as Equinox.

If they went ahead and printed it anyway, we'd need a ruling to determine the answer to your question because the rules don't support it.
That card wouldn't work. It would have the same problem as Equinox.

If they went ahead and printed it anyway, we'd need a ruling to determine the answer to your question because the rules don't support it.


The reminder text for Curtain of Light (and similar) refers to "unblockable creatures", so I thought it might work... but I guess that is just reminder text.

~ Tim   

I am Blue/White Reached DCI Rating 1800 on 28/10/11. :D
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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. ;)
You might be able to get away with something like:

Destroy all creatures that have "this creature is unblockable."

I think that we'd need a comp rule that says 201.4 (referring to objects by name) works in the opposite direction. But in that case, it'd be abundantly clear that it does not apply to Madcap/Alpha.