After reading the thread about the meddling mage, I wanted to get a "ruling" or definition of when the Comes Into Play ability triggers. Does it happen when I announce the creature I'm putting out. Or only after it's successfully cast? i.e. didn't get counterspelled or something. The question also applies to those creatures with echo. Do their CIP abilities happen only AFTER you've paid the second half of the casting cost? I know their activated abilities don't work until then. But do their CIP abilities?