tisdag 23 juli 2013

Oracle updates and small notes

A little over a week ago, WotC posted a Magic 2014 rules bulletin. The changes in comp rules and Oracle errata affected both of the two cards that we had a previous errata on in 93/94.

City in a Bottle didn't receive functional errata, but the comp rules changed in in a way that makes our errata unnecessary. Expansion symbyl is no longer a characteristic, and now City in a Bottle instead removes all cards originally printed in Arabian Nights. This includes e.g. Revised Kird Apes, but it does not include Mountain, which was originally printed in Alpha. We hence remove our errata on City in a Bottle (as it's no longer relevant), and use the Oracle version from now on.

Chaos Orb actually got functional errata! This is the new Oracle text on Chaos Orb:

1, Tap: If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, destroy all nontoken permanents it touches. Then destroy Chaos Orb. 

The change is that the Orb no longer can destroy tokens, so Sand Warriors from  Hazezon Tamar and Dance of Many copies no longer have to fear it. It seems fair, and I never once seen a situation when someone wanted to flip the Orb on a token anyway, so we update our errata accordingly. This is the new 93/94 errata for Chaos Orb (adding "nontoken" in the first sentence):

1, Tap: Choose a nontoken permanent on the battlefield. If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, and touches the chosen permanent, destroy that permanent. Then destroy Chaos Orb.

Further, you no longer need a Google account to post comments on the blog. Feel free to post any comments, questions or requests after each post  :)

Finally, here's a very sweet Ponza deck (courtesy of Pulverstam):

Good decks play Juzam.

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