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Woking Library <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >When do you pay the cost of Y in cases like: >Vodalian Mage >Seizures These costs are paid during resolution, since the effect does something unless a player pays a cost. >Lim Duls Hex >Soul Barrier These costs are paid during damage prevention, since the effects just deal damage, and then give the player(s) a way to prevent the damage. >Presumably if the source is destroyed after X, but before Y then >you can still pay Y (eg Naf's Asp destroyed after it damages. It >could still do extra damage and extra damage could still be prevented >by paying 1 mana) Destroying the source won't stop a player from buying her way out of it, no. >Prevent X unless you do/pay Y: timing slightly different? >eg Brainwash. Do you have to pay the 3 mana before assigning the >attacker, after assignment, or as a cost to assign? >eg Drought. Is the sacrifice done before anouncement, after or >as an additional cost during anouncement? In both cases, you pay ahead of time, since you are paying for the privilege to do something. Tom Wylie rec.games.trading-cards.* Network Representative for email@example.com Wizards of the Coast, Inc.