Capital Punishment
 
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Card Name:
Capital Punishment
Mana Cost:
4BlackBlack
Converted Mana Cost:
6
Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Council's dilemma — Starting with you, each player votes for death or taxes. Each opponent sacrifices a creature for each death vote and discards a card for each taxes vote.
Flavor Text:
"I did offer them a choice . . ."
—Queen Marchesa
Rarity:
Rare
Card Number:
40
Artist:
Rulings
8/23/2016 Each opponent chooses an appropriate number of creatures to sacrifice in turn order, then all of those creatures are sacrificed simultaneously. After that is complete, each opponent sets aside an appropriate number of cards to discard in turn order, then all cards are revealed and discarded simultaneously.
8/23/2016 If an opponent controls fewer creatures or has fewer cards in hand than the number of appropriate votes, all those creatures are sacrificed or all those cards are discarded, as applicable.
8/23/2016 Unlike the will of the council cards from the original Conspiracy set, where a majority of votes determined what happened, each vote made for a council’s dilemma card adds to the ultimate effect.
8/23/2016 The effects of each council’s dilemma ability happen in the stated order. First the vote occurs, then the first effect, and finally the second effect.
8/23/2016 Because the votes are made in turn order, each player will know the votes of players who voted beforehand.
8/23/2016 You must vote for one of the available options. You can’t abstain.
8/23/2016 If a creature with an enters-the-battlefield council’s dilemma ability leaves the battlefield before that ability resolves, players can still vote for any option that would put +1/+1 counters on that creature, even though—or perhaps especially because—those votes won’t generate an effect.
8/23/2016 No player votes until the spell or ability resolves. Any responses to that spell or ability must be made without knowing the outcome of the vote.
8/23/2016 Players can’t do anything between voting and finishing the resolution of the spell or ability that included the vote.