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03/01/2021

The Rules They Are A-Changin'

The Rules They Are A-Changin' But We Keep Up With Them.

By Justin Hovdenes (0 Comments)
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(03/01/2021)
The Rules They Are A-Changin'
By Justin Hovdenes
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01/25/2021

Quiz on Ice

The quiz master Moko is back at it again bringing you yet another test of your skills with those burning rules questions and answers. So read on to test your mettle in this week's quizzical edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Carsten Haese (0 Comments)
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(01/25/2021)
Quiz on Ice
By Carsten Haese
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10/05/2020

Questioning Dead

As it turns out, zombies aren't just hungry for brains, some are hungry for answers too.

By Justin Hovdenes (0 Comments)
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(10/05/2020)
Questioning Dead
By Justin Hovdenes
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04/27/2020

Order of Operations (Ikoria Version)

or, Don't Touch the Sides

This week we take a look at some of the rules updates that Ikoria has brought in. So into the den of the monsters, we go as we take a deep dive into the section of the rules best known as layers! Join us in this week's exciting edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Moko (0 Comments)
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(04/27/2020)
Order of Operations (Ikoria Version)
or, Don't Touch the Sides
By Moko
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02/17/2020

Dead Presidents

Presidents Day is here in the US and we are celebrating our past presidents and all of their great accomplishments! No, Moko was never a president of the US, despite what "proof" he might offer. So join us as we celebrate by giving you the executive answers to all of those questions your friends have been filibustering all this time! So read on in this week's administrative edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Andrew Villarrubia (3 Comments)
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(02/17/2020)
Dead Presidents
By Andrew Villarrubia
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08/26/2019

Commander Christmas

'Tis the season for new Commander cards! To celebrate we are bringing you a giant sleigh full of the answers you needed to keep playing with all these awesome new cards! So join us for this week's jolly edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Charlotte Sable (4 Comments)
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(08/26/2019)
Commander Christmas
By Charlotte Sable
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04/16/2018

A Taxing Time of Year

Need some tax relief, well have we got something for you! This week’s latest fresh off the press edition of Cranial Insertion! So join us for a bit of a distraction from all those pesky forms and regulations to turn all your rules questions into a nice refund!

By Nathan Long (2 Comments)
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(04/16/2018)
A Taxing Time of Year
By Nathan Long
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03/19/2018

A Brief History of Magic, Vol. 1

Magic is celebrating its 25th birthday with the release of Master 25, so this week we are breaking out your rules questions throughout the history of Magic! So join us in this week's exciting edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Nathan Long (0 Comments)
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(03/19/2018)
A Brief History of Magic, Vol. 1
By Nathan Long
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10/30/2017

Moko Digs In

It is All Hallows' Even here in the US and while we are not quite certain where Moko has gone, as this is his favorite time of the year. I mean what other time of year does a zombified monkey fit in? Though our candy stash has gone missing.... anyway join us for this week's frightening edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (2 Comments)
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(10/30/2017)
Moko Digs In
By Callum Milne
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05/22/2017

Something Only a Mummy Could Love

Moko is still mummified and we are enjoying a bit of peace around the office. With that we take the time to answer some of your most pressing rules questions! So join us in this week's exciting edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (7 Comments)
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(05/22/2017)
Something Only a Mummy Could Love
By Callum Milne
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05/01/2017

A Bad Wrap

Moko is hyped up now that Amonkhet has been released with all his Zombie brethren! With that we bring to life your rules questions in this week's exciting edition of Cranial Insertion! Moko hold still would you!

By Callum Milne (0 Comments)
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(05/01/2017)
A Bad Wrap
By Callum Milne
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11/07/2016

See Your Tomorrow, Today!

or, Scrying for Fun and Profit

Scrying into the future I see... all your rules questions answered by this week's fortuitous article! So join us for this weeks foretelling edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (2 Comments)
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(11/07/2016)
See Your Tomorrow, Today!
or, Scrying for Fun and Profit
By Callum Milne
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09/26/2016

Artificer's Intelligence

or, Welcome to Kaladesh

Welcome to the exciting world of Kaladesh! Put on your inventor's goggles, start your engines, and join us for this week's innovative edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Carsten Haese (6 Comments)
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(09/26/2016)
Artificer's Intelligence
or, Welcome to Kaladesh
By Carsten Haese
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08/15/2016

Back at Last

After quite the hiatus searching for trees that fell in the woods with no one around Callum is back at it again answering all your rules questions! Perhaps he can answer if those trees made any sounds as well. So read on for this week's mind expanding edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (0 Comments)
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(08/15/2016)
Back at Last
By Callum Milne
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07/11/2016

Moonrise

I see a moon rising, I see a trouble on the way! Do come around tonight to get all the answers to your lunar related rules questions and then some! So join us for this week's celestial edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Nathan Long (0 Comments)
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(07/11/2016)
Moonrise
By Nathan Long
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03/28/2016

Hendecaphilia

Steel Thyself

Cranial Insertion is 11 years old! And we have a celebration for you, chock full of all your rules questions along with a host of answers! So come on in and grab some cake to enjoy while you read on, in this week's exciting edition of Cranial Insertion.

By Callum Milne (1 Comment)
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(03/28/2016)
Hendecaphilia
Steel Thyself
By Callum Milne
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07/20/2015

Food on the Brain

Magic Origins is out and about in the wilds now and we have another serving of your rules question and answers ready for you! Too bad Moko can only feast on brains. Bad zombie monkey, bad... well get your brain ready for the smorgasbord that is this weeks exciting edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (8 Comments)
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(07/20/2015)
Food on the Brain
By Callum Milne
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06/23/2014

Waiting for Garruk

Garruk has begun hunting other planeswalkers and while we wait for him to hunt us down, we continue to respond to your rules questions and answers! So with Magic 2010 around the corner, we bring some answers from all over the Magic Multiverse. Join us in this weeks edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Callum Milne (0 Comments)
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(06/23/2014)
Waiting for Garruk
By Callum Milne
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01/20/2014

Old and Busted

Not the New Hotness

Top coat, top hat, black shades, white gloves, lookin' sharp and looking for rules answers! They come running just as fast as they can. 'Coz every creature is crazy 'bout a sharp dressed planeswalker.

By Callum Milne (0 Comments)
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(01/20/2014)
Old and Busted
Not the New Hotness
By Callum Milne
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12/02/2013

Don't let me impose

or, A faithful devotee

Here in the States the Thanksgiving holiday has just past us. We here at Cranial Insertion are thankful for all the rules questions! With that join us for this weeks exciting edition!

By James Bennett (2 Comments)
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(12/02/2013)
Don't let me impose
or, A faithful devotee
By James Bennett
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09/16/2013

Motown Magic

Coming at you live from the Motor City, with this weeks exciting edition of Cranial Insertion!

By Carsten Haese (9 Comments)
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(09/16/2013)
Motown Magic
By Carsten Haese
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11/05/2012

Overload²

The illustrious and great Niv Mizzet will guide you through his factories and show off his most wondrous experiments. Oh, yeah, and he might just answer some rules questions too. Join us with this weeks homage to Izzet! Warning some things might explode.

By Thijs van Ommen (4 Comments)
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(11/05/2012)
Overload²
By Thijs van Ommen
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(09/10/2012)
Raining Cats and Dogs
but Mostly Cats
By Eli Shiffrin
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06/04/2012

Planeswalking on Sunshine

(and don't it feel good!)

Back from his recent journey through the Second Sunrise of Planechase, Carsten takes us through the exciting interactions of the new release! Read on to find out what feel good rules questions await!

By Carsten Haese (0 Comments)
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(06/04/2012)
Planeswalking on Sunshine
(and don't it feel good!)
By Carsten Haese
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01/23/2012

Almost Dark Ascension!

Smacking Cultists for fun and profit!

By Brian Paskoff (1 Comment)
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(01/23/2012)
Almost Dark Ascension!
By Brian Paskoff
Translations: English  Français 
04/11/2011

Perfection Made Text

or, The Father of Machines Is Coming

Our monkeys call out to the lost and the broken. They fear simian zombies, even as we offer immortality.

By Eli Shiffrin (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(04/11/2011)
Perfection Made Text
or, The Father of Machines Is Coming
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
02/28/2011

Survival of the Fittest

Get your pencils and paper ready.

By Moko (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(02/28/2011)
Survival of the Fittest
By Moko
Translations: English 
02/14/2011

You've Besieged My Heart

How do you melt a heart that's made of stone? Just add Myr.

By Brian Paskoff (0 Comments)
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(02/14/2011)
You've Besieged My Heart
By Brian Paskoff
Translations: English 
02/07/2011

Into the Deep End

or, Don't Drown in the Knowledge Pool!

Remember to keep your Knowledge Pools nicely chlorinated!

By Carsten Haese (0 Comments)
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(02/07/2011)
Into the Deep End
or, Don't Drown in the Knowledge Pool!
By Carsten Haese
Translations: English 
01/10/2011

New Year's Resolution

or, Good, No One Countered It

Random factoid: 01-10-11 is binary for 1-2-3. Your day has been enriched with this knowledge.

By Eli Shiffrin (0 Comments)
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(01/10/2011)
New Year's Resolution
or, Good, No One Countered It
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
(08/02/2010)
Fling Kiln Fiend for 1 Damage
or, Hey, That Can Win the Game!
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
(07/26/2010)
I Visited Bant
...and all I got was this crummy Emblem
By Brian Paskoff
Translations: English 
07/19/2010

 

(07/19/2010)
The Eleventh Hour
or, I bet you saw that one coming!
By Carsten Haese
Translations: English 
05/17/2010

When the Dust Settles

By Carsten Haese (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(05/17/2010)
When the Dust Settles
By Carsten Haese
Translations: English 
(03/29/2010)
Wood Anniversary
or, Silverware Anniversary
By Moko
Translations: English  Italiano 
(07/20/2009)
Order of Operations (M10 Version)
or, Don't Touch the Sides
By Eli Shiffrin
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12/22/2008

 

(12/22/2008)
Planeswalk On
or, Winter Is Coming
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
10/27/2008

Ave Atque Vale

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
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(10/27/2008)
Ave Atque Vale
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
(10/20/2008)
Riddle of the Chimp
or, The Answer Is Obviously "Brains"
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
09/29/2008

 

(09/29/2008)
Going to Pieces
or, Mmm, Bacon Demons
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
09/15/2008

 

(09/15/2008)
You Have a Choice
or, We Are Your Voice
By Moko
Translations: English 
(08/18/2008)
Form of . . . a Snake!
or, Anything Beats the Sucky Wonder Twin
Who Always Turned Into a Puddle of Water
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
06/23/2008

 

(06/23/2008)
Oh, What a Tangled Web we Mirrorweave
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
(05/26/2008)
Order of Operations (The Old Version!)
or, Don't Touch the Sides
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
04/21/2008

 

(04/21/2008)
A Midnight's Tale
or, Hey! Listen!
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
04/07/2008

Godheads on Pikes

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(04/07/2008)
Godheads on Pikes
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
11/05/2007

 

(11/05/2007)
In the AEther
or, Super Magic Fighter II Top Edition
By Ted Dickinson
Translations: English 
05/21/2007

Three Spheres for Sister Sara

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(05/21/2007)
Three Spheres for Sister Sara
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
04/30/2007

Suture Fight!

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(04/30/2007)
Suture Fight!
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
03/05/2007

Layer Cake

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
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(03/05/2007)
Layer Cake
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
02/19/2007

99 Questions of Rules on the Wall

By Thijs van Ommen (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(02/19/2007)
99 Questions of Rules on the Wall
By Thijs van Ommen
Translations: English 
02/12/2007

 

(02/12/2007)
The Morph You Know
or, Up Down Up Down
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
11/06/2006

Standards and Practices

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(11/06/2006)
Standards and Practices
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
(07/24/2006)
Paradoxes of Defense
or, All About the Combat Phase
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
03/06/2006

All That Glitters

By Tom Fowler (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(03/06/2006)
All That Glitters
By Tom Fowler
Translations: English 
01/02/2006

 

(01/02/2006)
Super Party Fun Pack
or, Happy New Year, Y'all
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
(10/31/2005)
Relearning Humility (Again)
or, Who's Still Afraid of Continuous Effects?
By Thijs van Ommen
Translations: English 
09/05/2005

Special Pre-Ravnica Edition

By Thijs van Ommen (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(09/05/2005)
Special Pre-Ravnica Edition
By Thijs van Ommen
Translations: English 
07/18/2005

 

(07/18/2005)
Take Your Turn
or, It’s Only a Passing Phase
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
06/13/2005

 

(06/13/2005)
Enchantments Don't Dance
Combolicious!
By Eli Shiffrin
Translations: English 
05/02/2005

The Tale of the Lemur(e)

By Thijs van Ommen (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(05/02/2005)
The Tale of the Lemur(e)
By Thijs van Ommen
Translations: English 
04/18/2005

Who's Afraid of Continuous Effects?

By Thijs van Ommen (0 Comments)
Translations: English 

 

(04/18/2005)
Who's Afraid of Continuous Effects?
By Thijs van Ommen
Translations: English 
 

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