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Can I use Mirror Strike on Ink-treader Nephilim when it's not attacking?

So I am making an EDH deck featuring Ink-Treader Nephilim (yes I know its not legendary but the deck will be like five bucks to make and I'm sure someone will want to play with it). As I am looking up ...
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Is splitting your 3 settlements allowed?

Let's say I've placed settlements in two separate forests. In both forests there are still (more than) 3 fields free. Now I draw another forest card and have to place my 3 settlements. Am I allowed ...
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What's the most intuitive way to use a die for a pass/fail test?

I'm working on a board game for general, non-gamer audiences. (Think people who have played Monopoly and Uno, but not Risk or Settlers of Catan.) Sometimes the player faces a test with only two ...
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Can I use tokens and basic lands from outside my format?

This may sound like a noob question but I cannot find answer anywhere and I still learning all new stuff since I last played so I will ask here. What does the rules say about using non-format tokens ...
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Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?

Is there a good Euchre bidding strategy guide? I like the game, but find my bidding to be very hit or miss. And I've been unable to find a strategy guide for Euchre bidding patterns. Either a good ...
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How many times can Proxima Cenatauri Scholars use its owner benefit?

I am a bit confused about the owner benefit for Proxima Cenatauri Scholars. The Scholars may not place or removemore than one field generator per turn. Does this mean : a) the Scholars can only ...
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Do “enter the battlefield” abilities trigger heroic? Do creatures that leave and reenter the battlefield trigger again?

So, here's the play: Player 1 has Staunch-Hearted Warrior on the field. They play Living Totem and target the warrior, giving the warrior a +1/1 counter. Question 1: Would Living Totem's ability ...
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Clocking Android Netrunner

I started playing Netrunner quite recently. Love it so far. However, we're finding it slow--or rather, I think Netrunner is finding us slow. I've only played a handful of games with one friend so far, ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

Someone just spilled water on my Carcassonne tiles. The illustrations are coming apart from the cardboard (they're wrinkling). What's the best thing to do? How can I dry them with best results?
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Ghost Town - Do abilities of the characters still count?

Claus the Saint can draw! 5 cards. He dies. When the Ghost Town is in effect, is he still allowed to come back and use his ability?
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Can you raise a one bid with only two “filler” honors in a suit?

Suppose partner bids one of a (five card) major. Normally you need three of the suit to raise. But expert Marty Bergen has opined that if your suit has four honors, you can bid it as if were one card ...
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Are there any resources available for building custom battle decks?

I work with a group of people who frequently like to play table top games and the like during lunch hour, and I've been wanting to play some M:TG. The problem though, is that Only myself and one ...
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In Twilight Struggle, can I place influence in countries that border my superpower?

For instance, as the US, I want to place influence in Mexico. The only other influence I have in Central America is in Panama, a few spaces away. Thematically this seems obvious, yes. They're ...
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Which programs can break subroutines on a trap?

If I Rez a trap (eg: Howler) which programs can break subroutines on it? Is it just AI like Crypsis or are there others?
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Can you Rez an upgrade during a run? And when?

If I have an upgrade (eg: Strongbox) on a server (eg : Archives) - can I Rez it during a run? If i can, how does this differ if there is Ice or not?
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How does Rageblood Shaman's ability work?

How does the static ability of e.g. Rageblood Shaman work? The wording is "Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample. " The questions I have are: a) If Rageblood Shaman is on ...
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Can a Dragon Mage wear magic armour?

In the 8th Edition High Elf book the Dragonmage is equipped with heavy armour. This is very unusual for a (non-chaos) wizard. A normal wizard cannot wear armour, magic or otherwise. Does the fact ...
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Can I use graveyard removal to stop Sorin, Lord of Innistrad's “ultimate” ability?

My opponent has a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad with scads of loyalty. I've got a Gideon Jura and a Nihil Spellbomb on the battlefield. He activates Sorin's "ultimate" ability, targeting Gideon. -6: ...
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How can I remove a Darksteel Citadel animated by Nissa, Worldwaker?

After the coming rotation with Khans of Tarkir being released, will there be any way to remove from the battlefield a Darksteel Citadel that has been turned into a creature by Nissa, Worldwaker's ...
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Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?

I've taught Carcassonne to a number of new players (it's a great "gateway game")! However, the problem that I keep having is with the farmers. Players are able to quickly grasp the idea of putting ...
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Playing Pathfinder ACG with all adventure deck cards in early scenarios

My fiance and I just finished playing the Pathfinder ACG through all of the adventure decks and are thinking about getting started again with all new characters from the beginning. The question we ...
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Yugioh: Sacrifice a field card to destroy target monster

Is there a Yugioh card with the effect (activated on the field) that you can discard a card in your hand and/or one you control to target another card on the field and destroy it? This would, in ...
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What stategy should I use when playing as the engineers?

I played terra mystica for the first time recently as the engineers. I decided to pick good bridging starting locations, build a stonghold and a bridge the first turn, and spend the rest of the game ...
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How can I get rid of indestructible creatures with a Red and White deck?

I am creating a Red-White commander deck using Gisela as my commander. I noticed that my deck is incredibly weak against a deck with any sort of indestructible creature. I know of the board sweeper ...
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Can you build a settlement anywhere if you have the resources for a settlement and a road?

In Settlers of Catan, it says you need a road to build a new settlement (placement rules apply). If you have the resources available to build both at the same time, can this settlement be played ...
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Can you destroy your own starbases?

The title says it all. Can I destroy my own starbase? Why would you want this? You might want to 'move' the starbase to another system. By destroying your own starbase you can build a new one ...
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What are good strategies for sealed deck?

In the same vein as my Drafting Strategies question, what strategies exist for a good sealed deck? I want to know about general strategies regardless of the card pool being played.
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MOTO Acronym for MTG Online

Some people refer to Magic: The Gathering Online as "MOTO" or "MODO". None of them can tell me what it stands for, so at first, I thought they just got the acronym wrong. It turns out to be pretty ...
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Is older MTG Online client not supported any more?

I have both older MTG Online III (version 3.4.82.414) and the very latest MTG Online client installed. The older one fails when running both Kicker.exe or Renamer.exe since it tries to reach which ...
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How to build decks with cards not present in my MTG Online collection

Previously in MTG Online was possible to build decks with cards not present in your collection. This is not possible any more in the latest MTG Online client. Can someone advice on how I can build a ...
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How does Death-blow work in Warhammer Quest?

I m not sure if this belongs here or in RPG, as I feel Warhammer Quest kind of straddles the line between the two. I am also unable to create a tag for Warhammer Quest, so it's tagged Warhammer ...
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What considerations are important for initial placements in Kingdom Builder?

I've only played Kingdom Builder a few times. What should I be looking for when placing my first couple settlements? Are there synergies between the scoring rules and bonus abilities to consider? ...
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What extra roles have you used with Werewolves?

The standard game Werewolf, has just a few roles: Citizen, Werewolf, Witch, Cupid, Hunter, Seer, Thief. I know there are lots of other roles created. Which roles do you use and what is the impact. ...
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How do you configure the people playing Werewolves to not give each other away?

Werewolves, if you're not aware, is a group game played with hidden roles. It's also best played with a fairly large group -- 10, 15 or more. During various stages of the night, people need to do ...
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In Axis and Allies, could a house rule upgrading the German navy finally “balance” the 1942 game?

Because of the historical strength of the Allies, Axis and Allies is somewhat Allies favoring, despite numerous attempts to "balance" the game. I was wondering if curing the Axis' "achilles heel," the ...
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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

In Citadels, most versions that are currently available for sale also include the Dark City expansion. Since those extra characters are available, what arrangement of characters do you find the most ...
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Citadels: Wishing Well card 'every other purple district' clarfication

In the Citadels: Dark City expansion the Wishing Well purple district card reads as follows: At the end of the game, you score one point for every other purple district in your city The ...
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Risk - Play by mail/email

In Risk (or Risk Legacy), is there an established way of playing the game by mail/email/..? I'm considering setting up a game between friends, but am struggling to work out how the moves can be ...
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What happens to destroyed districts in Citadels?

In Citadels when you destroy someone's district with the warlord it isn't clear what you do with the card. Does it return to the bottom of the district deck? This is the only other place district ...
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If the Warlord destroys a player's eighth district, does the game still end?

In Citadels, if the Warlord destroys a player's eighth district, assuming no other players have eight districts, does the game still end at the end of the round? If so, does that player still get ...
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In Citadels, when do characters get the extra gold from their colour?

In the Citadels one of the benefits of your characters is receiving extra gold from buildings of the same colour. For example, each green building gives one extra gold to the merchant. I am ...
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Did this player need to draw?

We've just played a game of Fluxx, where the following occurred. There was a Draw3 and a Poor Bonus in play, so this player got to draw 4 cards. He then removed the Poor Bonus and changed the Draw3 to ...
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What happens if an alliance is created that would create an illegal battle?

In Rex: Final Days of an Empire, it is possible for the following sequence of events to occur: Sol Offensive is revealed as the Influence card and affects a zone occupied by the Sol player's troops ...
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Ecplise - Population Cubes full on return

I played a game of Eclipse last night and we encounter a discussion about returning Population Cubes. The scenario: You have taken over a system (A) with 2x lab, and a system (B) with 2 white ...
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Is there an official rule on “setting up” your deck before play? [duplicate]

It never occured to me that this might not be an action sanctioned for tournament, but me and my friends have always done it as long as I can remember. Every time before a new game, we look through ...
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Tales of Arabian Nights — Story versus Destiny and variants?

In the ZMan version of Tales of Arabian Nights, you choose 20 points between Story and Destiny. I tend to do 10 of each or something similar. Is this the best strategy? Also, the game is very ...
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Accepting Queen's Gambit

Why is it considered a disadvantage to accept Queen's Gambit? How should I play to take advantage of an accepted Queen's Gambit? (All online guides I've seen simply state not to do it, but don't ...
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Can a king capture an opposing queen?

A Beginner's Scenario: I castle kingside prior to ever being in check. Then, my son positions his queen and on a subsequent turn, takes out the middle pawn of three (see diagram below), thus exposing ...
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polymorphist's jest and emrakul

Polymorphist's Jest says each creature target player controls loses all abilities and becomes a blue Frog with a base power and toughness 1/1. My question is... how would this work with Emrakul? Like ...
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What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?

I am going to play my first round of Dominion (+ Intrigue Expansion) this weekend with 4 other players who have played Dominion before. I have read the rules and now I want to avoid the typical traps ...

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