Well, I'm new to this game, so if you are some kind of rules guru I'll not discuss.
I gave my opinion. A normal attack does not spill damage, so the damage spilled is an effect of the card (the Troll) not the attack itself.
What is the point of posting in a forum if your not going to discuss.. that is the entire reason the forum is here. I'm not a "guru" I am just a player like you expressing an opinion.
Using Brand as your example though, Brands effect is directly linked to the attack. The untap effect resolves during the resolution of the attack itself, exactly like the troll damage spill. It is not "after" the attack.. it is an effect that happens during the attack, exactly like Dunheres attack +1 when attacking into the staging area.
Also you shouldn't be so down on yourself, your opinion is worth as much as anyone else opinions.
I always try to be as direct as possible in the internet, but this is not always possible. I'll explain myself:
I said I wasn't going to discuss IF you are some kind of rules guru; and for obvious reasons! If you work to the company making the rules for the game, why would I try to discuss? Isn't going to help anyone or anything. I really thought you were a rules guru, because I always see you answering questions here in the forums (including my own, a few weeks before).
Unfortunately, I really can't see the relation between the two yet, even with your example. If the Troll's ability is equal to Brand's, then you can only spill once. It would be like activating the same ability twice in the same window. It happens during the attack... once!
And about the 'worth nothing', I must reiterate because, reading again, really went out very badly.
I meant that what I say in the forums must be get with a grain of salt, because I'm 'just' a player; I do not work for the company nor am I a freelancer tester. So, my opinion is worth as much as the guy who posted the question: if he (or anyone else) want to disagree with me, by all means, he can do it.
Hope it cleared up!
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