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Worldwake FAQ / Primer

With Worldwake Pre-Release Events taking place this weekend, we think it sage advice to orientate your self with the Worldwake Frequently Asked Questions document. We do find it odd however that it is called an FAQ - who exactly were asking these questions and when - the set has only just been fully previewed / spoiled. Anywhoos - you get the idea - the FAQ document is a collection of clarifications and rulings involving the cards in this, the newest Magic the Gathering set - Worldwake. It has been put together by our fav MTG rules guru Mark Gottlieband other WoTC minions.

Make sure you get yourself off to a pre-release event this weekend - We'll be heading out to the Toronto Regional Event hosted by SkyFox Games !

You can find the set FAQ on the Product Information section of the Worldwake MiniSite HERE. Alternatively, here is a handy link to scribd . . . FAQ summary is below :

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Variant Keyword Ability: Multikicker

Multikicker represents an additional cost that may be paid any number of times while the spell that has it is being cast. Multikicker is a variant of the kicker ability. "Multikicker [cost]" means "You may pay an additional [cost] any number of times as you cast this spell." A multikicker cost is a kicker cost.

Theme: Animated Lands

Worldwake has a few different ways of turning lands into creatures. Some lands animate themselves. There is also a cycle of Auras called Zendikons that animate the lands they enchant. In all of these cases, the resulting permanent is both a land and a creature and can be affected by anything that affects either a land or a creature. Most animation effects give the affected land a color or colors. This overwrites any colors the land may have (if it was already enchanted by a Zendikon, for example). Note that lands are colorless unless an effect states otherwise.

Vastwood Zendikon Celestial Colonnade Raging Ravine

Returning Ability Word: Landfall

(Toucheterre!) Landfall is an ability word. (An ability word has no rules meaning.) On permanents, it appears in italics at the beginning of an ability that triggers whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control. Some landfall effects may be on instants which - whether you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn is checked as the instant resolves, not as you cast it.

Theme: Caring about Basic Land Types

Some Worldwake cards may refer to Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and/or Forests. If a spell or ability refers to a specific basic land type (that is, it says "Plains," "Island," "Swamp," "Mountain," or "Forest"), it's referring to lands with those land types, not necessarily lands with those names.

Card-Specific Notes / rules explanation are also provided for the following cards - refer to FAQ document -

Abyssal Persecutor, Admonition Angel, Agadeem Occultist, Amulet of Vigor, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Archon of Redemption, Bazaar Trader, Brink of Disaster, Butcher of Malakir, Calcite Snapper, Chain Reaction, Comet Storm, Dead Reckoning, Death's Shadow, Everflowing Chalice, Explore, Eye of Ugin (Eldrazi is a creature type that, as of the Worldwake release, has not yet been printed on any creatures), Feral Contest, Grotag Thrasher, Harabaz Druid, Horizon Drake, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Join the Ranks, Joraga Warcaller, Jwari Shapeshifter, Kalastria Highborn, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Loam Lion, Lodestone Golem, Nature's Claim, Nemesis Trap, Novablast Wurm, Omnath, Locus of Mana, Permafrost Trap, Quest for Renewal, Quest for the Nihil Stone, Quest for Ula's Temple, Raging Ravine, Razor Boomerang, Refraction Trap, Ricochet Trap, Roiling Terrain, Ruin Ghost, Rumbling Aftershocks, Searing Blaze, Seer's Sundial, Slingbow Trap, Smother, Spell Contortion, Stone Idol Trap, Stoneforge Mystic, Strength of the Tajuru, Summit Apes, Talus Paladin, Tectonic Edge, Terastodon, Terra Eternal, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Treasure Hunt, Tuktuk Scrapper, Twitch, Urge to Feed, Vastwood Animist, Walking Atlas, and Wrexial, the Risen Deep.

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