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Are there times it's actually advantageous to wait to pay mana abilities until casting a spell?

In Magic, you have two ways to pay for a spell (or ability): Collect the mana first, then cast the spell and spend the mana to pay for it. Cast the spell, play some mana abilities as part of the ...
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Scrabble blank tiles [on hold]

I had two blank tiles at the beginning of the game. The other letters were not high scoring letters, but I was able to use all seven, for a total of 59 points. Would it be a better strategy to use the ...
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Ambiguous MtG card text

The card Lone Rider says At the beginning of the end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, transform Lone Rider. Does "this turn" mean only the turn the card is cast, or at the beginning ...
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Pokemon Evolution across types

Are you allowed to evolve a pokemon to a different type? For example, I have a leaf Burmy. I have a leaf Wormadam and a metal Wordamam. Can I evolve my leaf Burmy to a metal Wordamam?
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What would an ideal strategy for a 20 piece stratego variant look like [on hold]

For the programming puzzles and code golf site, I am designing a strategic challenge for bots to play involving a 20 piece stratego variant. One key difference is the lack of lakes. Does this affect ...
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169 views

What exactly is the “game state”?

The Tournament Rules define free information to include: Details of current game actions and past game actions that still affect the game state. The rule refers to the "game state". What ...
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Must take net damage vs prevent net damage

If a runner hits a shi.kyu can the runner use guru davinder to prevent the damage and both effects? Can the runner decide to take the net damage and then prevent the net damage with guru davinder? ...
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Civilization Board Game - founding cities gives army extra move?

Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (2010) Let's say I have just moved an army and a scout together on a tile. Then, in the Starting Phase of the next turn, I found a city with the scout, and ...
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Do instants active before combat damage is dealt? [on hold]

I activated Ætherize do I still receive the combat damage from the monsters
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Is there an Eldritch Horror variant for playing against two ancients at once?

Has anyone tried modifying the rules of Eldritch Horror so you can play against two ancients at the same time? How was your experience? Mysteries Do I solve alternating or in parallel? Mythos ...
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I tend to focus on one aspect of a game. How do I take the necessary balanced approach that's necessary in games like Seven Wonders?

My personality is to pick one thing, and then go all out on it. For instance, if I play Civilization, I might tons of a single unit. Or Settlers I might focus on roads. Often this negatively hurts me. ...
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Are number of cards in hand public knowledge?

Are the number of cards in a players hand public knowledge? If a player requests to know the hand size of another player, does that player need to reveal the number of cards they have?
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Coax from the Blind Eternities in Commander [duplicate]

If i'm playing a game of EDH and I have a monoblue commander, when I cast Coax from the blind eternities would I be able to choose an Eldrazi creature from outside the game that doesn't have a mono ...
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Can Dead Weight be sacrificed after it kills a creature?

When you cast Dead Weight on a creature, is there a time frame to sacrifice the dead weight to another instant speed card effect before the dead weight goes into the graveyard but after it killed the ...
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1answer
114 views

Full written card lists for sets MTG

Is there anywhere where I can get a full card list just names for sets without all the mana costing and text or pictures. for example in the form: Card one card two card three and so forth.
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Betrayal at House on the Hill If it's meant to be card

Last night I was playing with a group of friends. The player on my right had a "if it's meant to be card" with a dice roll he made of 5. So he can change the roll later in the game. When it got to me. ...
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Is Splendor accessible to those with red-green color-blindness?

I was recently discussing Splendor with a friend who in turn has a friend who's colorblind, and my friend was wondering whether his friend would be able to play the game. Color-coding shows up in ...
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About Farkle Threshold Score

What is the threshold score you would require yourself to have in order to bank with three,four,five dice left? Assume you are trying to maximize the expected value of this one turn (so ignore things ...
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2answers
98 views

Sacrifice inferno fist after creature died

If my oponent attacks me with a 5/5 creature and I block it with a 2/2 creature with a inferno fist attached to it, can I sacrifice the Inferno Fist after damage has resolved, so I can kill the 5/5?
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Hive Mind and Counterspell

Let say I have Hive Mind in game: The opponent casts Counterspell on my creature spell. Can I counter the Counterspell with the clone of Counterspell I get from Hive Mind?
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1answer
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When to turn your alien power face up?

In the rules it states that after each player chooses their Alien Sheet, it is placed "face down" in front of them. I can't find in the rules when players should then reveal their alien powers. Do ...
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1answer
80 views

How can I make a creature a Horror?

I was wondering whether there is a card that can make a creature a horror in addition to its other types. The card type does not matter. Is there a card like this?
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1answer
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Does being targeted with Moonlight Hunt allow my creature to return damage?

Opponent targeted me with Moonlight Hunt; would my creature It That Rides as One return damage or do any fighting to any of the wolves or werewolves that were chosen to fight me ?
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Infectious Curse vs. Tree of Perdition and Triskaidekaphobia

This is mainly a question about APNAP order, so my opponent taps their Tree of Perdition at the beginning of their upkeep in response to Triskaidekaphobia's triggered ability. So my question is as ...
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1answer
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Tactic guides for mininature combat games [on hold]

I started playing Megacon Mercs 2.0 with one of my friends. It feels like a Counter Strike tabletop - 5vs5. We are just playing and become trapped in acting very defensive. I would like to dive deeper ...
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Is an intentional foul in “killer pool” cheating? [closed]

I was playing "killers", the billiards variant in Ireland a while ago. I was left with one life left and I did not feel I had a shot to sink any balls, so I decided I'd use my shot to make the next ...
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1answer
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Zombicide Black Plague Spawning Question

If the setup requires you to have certain zombies in locked rooms from the start, when you open the door to that room do you still draw a card to add even more zombies to that room on top of what ...
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0answers
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Does the Ham Radio upgrade require negotiation or is the trade unilateral?

In The Great Heartland Hauling Co. with the Truck Stop expansion, one of the upgrades you can get for your truck is the Ham Radio. The rules read as follows: Ham Radio When parked on a Location ...
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Pls recommend a card game for toddlers [closed]

Is there a card game suitable for a toddler to play with one or two adults, that is similar to contract bridge? I'm looking for a card game that 1. Use normal cards , same as contract bridge, 2. (...
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1answer
14 views

In the Epic card game, when is event damage resolved during the attack?

In the Epic card game I understand that damage taken and received as part of an attack is resolved simultaneously at the end of the battle. However, if I attack with two creatures and both receive ...
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1answer
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Name of the game where you are a monk collecting scriptures and could become pope?

I trying to recall the title of a game. I remember its gameplay and mechanics rather well, however its name eludes me. The premise has you as monks who travel around Italy during the medieval period,...
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247 views

How much land does a land card represent?

Thematically, how much land is a single land card supposed to represent? (It's for a story where the Magic: The Gathering card game is going to become kind of-sort of real through ignorance and ...
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2answers
86 views

What's the best way to explain 7 Wonders to a new player?

I've been playing 7 Wonders for about 3 months now, and my friends & I love it. However, because of the complexity of the game and the large number of mechanics in it, I find it really hard to ...
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Betrayal at Houseon the Hill - Can the Bell move explorers to unexplored rooms?

The Bell item card states: "Once during your turn after the haunt is revealed, you can attempt a Sanity roll to use the Bell." 5+ = Move any number of unimpeded heroes 1 space closer to you. My ...
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About Some Farkle Situations [closed]

Please help me about what do in these critical farkle situations to maximize winning chance(in normal condition).Thanks. nr.1 you have 100 point and rolled 1 5 5 3 6. nr.2 you have 50 point and rolled ...
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A opening bid of 1Club if followed by 1Diamond [closed]

A opening bid of 1 Club if followed by 1 Diamond in Bridge shows no majors and 6-7 point, is this correct?
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Poison Dart Timing

The overlord has access to a card called Poison Dart (or Poison Dart Trap) that can be played whenever a hero opens a door or searches. When a hero searches, does this card get played before they ...
4
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1answer
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Resistance Coup: Do you lose your coins when trying to assassinate a Contessa?

In resistance coup if you claim to be an assassin and try to assassinate someone. If they claim to be a Contessa and you believe them you lose you three coins to the bank correct? I had this argument ...
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2answers
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Eye of the Storm - can I still counter spells?

Eye of the Storm exiles an instant or sorcery card 'when played', and adds it to its effect. When is it considered 'played', when the costs are paid, or when it resolves? More specifically, if my ...
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Eye of the Storm and Kicker Costs [duplicate]

If Rite of Replication is exiled with Eye of the Storm, can people pay the kicker cost to still get 5 tokens?
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1answer
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Can I build several connected roads on the same turn?

If I have enough resources to build several roads, can I build them connected to each other on the same turn without any other of my settlements or roads to connect to them (excluding the first road)? ...
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When controlling an opponent's turn after casting “Emrakul, the Promised End”, who is “target opponent”?

Say that I am playing a 1v1 limited game and I have just cast an Emrakul, the Promised End, and I am currently controlling my opponent's turn. If I cast (from my opponent's hand) Voldaren Pariah, and ...
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1answer
85 views

Can I run Loyal Cathar in my green-white Commander deck? [duplicate]

I'm running a green white Commander deck and wanted to know if I could.
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1answer
85 views

Landfall, land creature enter effect

If I have a creature like Embodiment of Fury and I play a land and use its landfall effect on the land that just entered will it trigger entry effects, for example Elemental Bond? Is it seen as ...
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1answer
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Does this still happen in Haunt 16 even if the traitor dies?

The traitor's instructions for haunt #16, "The Phantom's Embrace", reads: You Must Do This On Your Turn At the end of each of your turns, advance the Turn/Damage Track to the next number. Then ...
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3answers
127 views

Dominant strategy in chess

Is there any proof ensuring there can be no dominant strategy for chess? By dominant strategy, I mean a way of playing that always works regardless what the opponent do.
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1answer
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If you trigger Tree of Perdition's ability, then give the tree -13/-13, does the player go to 0 life? [duplicate]

If you activate Tree of Perdition's ability, "Exchange target opponent's life total with Tree of Perdition's toughness", then play a spell before the ability resolves that brings the tree's toughness ...
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1answer
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Does playing a ko add a dimension to the game?

Playing a game of Baduk I was thinking that playing a Ko adds a dimension to the Tree of possibilities. Meaning it at least double the number of next moves the player may think of. Am I kind of right ...
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Should West read a low card as “not” discouraging in the following situation?

This is a link to the whole hand from a Frank Stewart column: E-W vulnerable, S bid 1 spade, raised to 2 spades by N. All pass. West opened with the king of hearts. Dummy, East and South played low ...
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1answer
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Does Keep score points when another Keep is completed?

In Carcassonne Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars expansion you may build a keep on a completed 2-tile city and it will score points once other features are completed in its vicinity. What if the other ...

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