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Comprehensive Rules
Game Concepts
100. General
101. The Magic Golden Rules
102. Players
103. Starting the Game
104. Ending the Game
105. Colors
106. Mana
107. Numbers and Symbols
108. Cards
109. Objects
110. Permanents
111. Spells
112. Abilities
113. Emblems
114. Targets
115. Special Actions
116. Timing and Priority
117. Costs
118. Life
119. Damage
120. Drawing a Card
121. Counters
Parts of a Card
Card Types
Zones
Turn Structure
Spells, Abilities, and Effects
Additional Rules
Multiplayer Rules
Casual Variants

From the Comprehensive Rules (Khans of Tarkir)

  • 102. Players
    • 102.1. A player is one of the people in the game. The active player is the player whose turn it is. The other players are nonactive players.
    • 102.2. In a two-player game, a player's opponent is the other player.
    • 102.3. In a multiplayer game between teams, a player's teammates are the other players on his or her team, and the player’s opponents are all players not on his or her team.

Types of players[edit]

Active player[edit]

The active player, also referred to as the attacking player, is the player currently taking his or her turn. (Compare with all other players in the game, who are nonactive players.) When more than one player have to take actions or make choices, usually the active player goes first (see APNAP).

From the Comprehensive Rules (Khans of Tarkir)

  • 102.1. A player is one of the people in the game. The active player is the player whose turn it is. The other players are nonactive players.

Non-active player[edit]

A nonactive player is any player who is not currently taking his or her turn. (Compare with the player/players who are currently taking a turn, active players.) When more than one player have to take actions or make choices, usually the active player goes first (see APNAP).

From the Comprehensive Rules (Khans of Tarkir)

  • 102.1. A player is one of the people in the game. The active player is the player whose turn it is. The other players are nonactive players.

Defending player[edit]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Khans of Tarkir)

Defending Player

The player who can be attacked, and whose planeswalkers can be attacked, during the combat phase. See rule 506.2. In certain multiplayer games, there may be more than one defending player; see rule 802, "Attack Multiple Players Option," and rule 810.7.

APNAP[edit]

APNAP stands for active player, then non-active player. When an effect lets more than one player do something at the same time, the active player will make and announce all decisions necessary for the action first, then the nonactive player(s) will do the same in turn order, and finally all of the actions will take place simultaneously.

Example

  • Mind Swords says "Each player exiles two cards from his or her hand." The active player (who probably cast the Mind Swords, since it is a sorcery) first takes two cards from his or her hand, without revealing them to his or her opponent(s). Then, each opponent in turn will also take out two cards. After all have chosen this way, all of the cards are revealed and exiled at the same time.

APNAP also applies when the rules (or an effect) require several players to do something that can't all be done at the same time. If multiple triggered abilities are waiting to go on the stack when a player would receive priority, the players will first put their triggered abilities on the stack in APNAP order. Since the stack resolves in reverse order, this means the active player's triggers will resolve last.

Example

  • When the turn starts, the active player controls a Masticore ("At the beginning of your upkeep, you may discard a card. If you don't, sacrifice Masticore") and the nonactive player controls a Black Vise ("At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, Black Vise deals X damage to that player, where X is the number of cards in his or her hand minus 4.") affecting the active player. The active player will not be able to discard for the Masticore's ability before he or she takes damage from the Black Vise.

In other languages[edit]

Language or script Title Romanization
French
25
Joueur
German
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Spieler
Italian
25
Giocatore
Portuguese
25 25
Jogador
Spanish
25
Jugador
Russian
25
Игрок Igrok
(GOST 2002)
Japanese
25
プレイヤー Pureiyā
(Hepburn)
Korean
25
플레이어 Peulleieo
(Revised romanization)
Simplified Chinese
25
牌手 Páishǒu
(Pinyin)
Traditional Chinese
25 25 25
玩家 Wánjiā
(Pinyin)
Waan4 gaa1
(Jyutping)