I'm a little confused about the attack Marksman's Preparation most veterans are familiar with it if you're not look it up. I've been hearing around that its 30 damage from its final text doesn't count as attack damage I disagree, here is my argument. The fact that you have to pay a cost doesn't change the type of damage just like any other ability, mugic, attack, ect. The fact that the card says "additional" might be the culprit but cards such as Invaders Tactics, Kharall crush, Rage of Aaune, and ice sheet (note all these but one are from the set rise of oligarchs no cards after that set mention additional in there damage possibly of this very confusion) have the word additional in there damage text. also only attack damage does not need to designate which creature(s) are effected by it since it always targets the engaged creature (unless otherwise noted) none of the above listed attacks or marksman's designate any creature to receive the damage since it is in fact also attack damage.if someone could post a the counter argument and please state where the damage is coming from if not the attack card and how you know the damage targets the opposing engaged creature if it is not listed. its a bummer that chaotic isn't up anymore so we can't get an official ruling but I'm interested in debating this with fellow fans.