Richard Garfield, Ph.D.
 
Community Rating:
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Community Rating: 4.447 / 5  (309 votes)
Card Name:
Richard Garfield, Ph.D.
Mana Cost:
3BlueBlue
Converted Mana Cost:
5
Types:
Legendary Creature — Human Designer
Card Text:
You may play cards as though they were other cards of your choice with the same mana cost. You can't choose the same card twice. (Mana cost includes color.)
Flavor Text:
And yea he doth spake: "Let there be Magic."
P/T:
2 / 2
Expansion:
Rarity:
Rare
All Sets:
Unhinged (Rare)
Unsanctioned (Rare)
Card Number:
44
Artist:
Rulings
2/29/2020 Richard Garfield, Ph.D. essentially makes you play a variant of the Magic game called “Mental Magic.” Here’s how the game works. Whenever you cast a spell, you reveal the card to all players and choose any other card (see below for the cards that you can use) that has that card’s mana cost. (Note that color very much does matter.) That spell can then be cast as though it was the chosen card. You aren’t allowed to choose the same card twice.
2/29/2020 By default, you are limited to cards legal in the format you’re playing. If you’re playing Draft or Sealed Deck, you can name any card available in the format you’re playing. If you’re playing with Unsanctioned decks, anything goes. Discuss with your playgroup if you’d prefer to modify or eliminate these limitations.
2/29/2020 Playing cards as though they were other cards is optional.
2/29/2020 Each Richard tracks its own list of played cards. If one leaves the battlefield and another enters, cards previously played under the first Richard are available once again.
2/29/2020 If more than one player controls a Richard Garfield, Ph.D., the cards one player plays has no effect on the other players. For example, each player could play Savannah Lions as a Swords to Plowshares this way.
2/29/2020 The same is true if Richard Garfield, Ph.D. changes controllers. If you play a Savannah Lions as Swords to Plowshares, then an opponent gains control of Richard Garfield, Ph.D., that player can then do the same.