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Subject: Deck Builder tool kit rules different than standard rules? rss

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Reading through the deck builder tool kit rules, it states that after you play instants or sorceries, you do what it says than put into the graveyard.

The basic rules on the WotC website say to put the instants and sorceries into the stack and resolve from top card (last card played) down to bottom card (first card played).

The net effect would be very different if I followed the rules in the deck builder tool kit. Anyone know the reason for the rule discrepancy? And which rule should I follow?

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Don't have the toolkit, but I would go with using the stack. Sounds like the toolkit rules are just the basics to get people started, although worded badly.

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Use the stack, the toolkit rules seem to omit some steps just to simplify things for beginners. But the real rules should be the same for every product, it's been that way since they stopped with Portal sets.
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Like above, the tool kit rules are a more simplistic version of the game. It is a beginner's toolkit. But I would go with going through the "stack".
 
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As the others says the toolkit rules are apperently the ones for beginners. The stack is apperently one of the things people find most confusing in Magic (and the stack is just a metaphysical temporary object, so it is not exactly wrong to put it like that)
 
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Thanks everyone. I got an official response from WotC and they agree with you:

"The rules in the deckbuilders toolkit are more simplified for newer players. The second description your provided is a better description of what you would do in a game."
 
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virre wrote:
As the others says the toolkit rules are apperently the ones for beginners. The stack is apperently one of the things people find most confusing in Magic (and the stack is just a metaphysical temporary object, so it is not exactly wrong to put it like that)


It's not temporary. It's a game zone that always exists, one single stack from deal to defeat. It is oftentimes empty (as often are other zones, like graveyard or exile), but it still exists, non-temporarily.
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