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Council's JudgmentThe Conspiracy set was originally designed for the game with multiple players. If you are not familiar with the set, it is strongly advised to get boosters and play at least one draft. It's really funny. In contrast to the Un-sets (where only basic lands are legal in tournament formats), all the cards of the Conspiracy, which have a card type other than "Conspiracy" legal for play in formats of Legacy and Vintage, this means that you can meet them at every day tournaments. 

Today we will look at one of these cards.

Council's Judgment


701.29a Some spells and abilities instruct players to vote for one choice from a list of options to determine some aspect of the effect of that spell or ability. To vote, each player, starting with a specified player and proceeding in turn order, chooses one of those choices.

701.29b The listed choices may be objects, words with no rules meaning that are each connected to a different effect, or other variables relevant to the resolution of the spell or ability.

For exsample,

701.29c If the text of a spell or ability refers to "voting," it refers only to an actual vote, not to any spell or ability that involves the players making choices or decisions without using the word "vote."

For exsample, the ability of Grudge Keeper will trigger when someone votes as Bite of the Black Rose resolves, but wiil ingnore making choice for Archangel of Strife, since «chose» is not «vote».

701.29d If an effect gives a player multiple votes, those votes all happen at the same time the player would otherwise have voted.

For exsample, effact Brago's Representative allow to vote twice. When that player will vote he will vote twice in row.

Since voting doesn't target the permanent, neither Protection from white no Hexproof or Captivity can save this premanent from exile.

True-Name Nemesis Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Progenitus

A player can easily vote for True-Name Nemesis even if it has protection from this player.

Emrakul, the Aeons Tornwill be safely exiled, despite its protection from colored spells.

Perhaps Council''s Judgment is the perfect way to get rid of the enemy's Progenitus.


NB A player may not abstain from voting.

Irina Samonova © 1999-2018

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