I don't see it as condescending either IF it's a single post. A double post right after each other seems VERY condescending. Like "I'll post #53 and oh wait, maybe he's too dumb to understand that so I'll post a lengthy explanation of it" *and* totally forgetting that I've played this game since the near beginning and have a fairly good grasp of the rules, having lived through the 6th Ed rules which gave birth to this site and the M10 rules which "reversed" some of it. It's the situation seen as a whole. If you can't see it, there's not much more to say. I can't say anymore to make you see it otherwise and you certainly can't explain it any more, because I *see* what you're saying already but I'm *telling* you, that's not what came across. If you're saying this, I frankly am baffled by what world you live in or what you have experienced. Almost every game and person I've played with or against or come across "knows" what "ctrs" means. Or Mt. Or Dmg. I would say they're "standard" in gaming but since you obviously have raised the issue, I'm not sure I can say that anymore. Sure, "Psn" would mean "poison" in that context. But in another, it could also mean "psionic" or "psion", which are admittedly rarely used in Magic. But even more importantly, it's not "standard" in general because of the confusion of what it means whereas "ctrs" is (usually) not. But like the above, without this fundamental understanding, there's no way I can explain it any more than what I have. Yes to the Mystic, but I believe there were three Insect attackers and only one was blocked so two got through. Is that correct?