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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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2answers
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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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7answers
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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 ...
5
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0answers
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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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4answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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4answers
232 views

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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5answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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7answers
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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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1answer
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Potting red and last piece together

Say I am playing the white and one white is left and the red(queen) is also left. The red and white are both potted together, is this a win or a lose or do you put the pieces in the center again?
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1answer
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Checkers (Draughts) Capture all pieces in 1 move

What moves would have to be played leading up to this, obviously both players would have to chip in, but how would this work? Is it even possible to get this board playing with actual rules?
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1answer
84 views

Is it possible to determine the exact probability of getting a card in a pack?

I am building a draft cube and cannot decide how many of a certain card I should put into it. Is there anyway to know exactly how likely a specific card is so that I can attempt to duplicate the ...
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1answer
155 views

is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
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60 views

Is the Merchant ability mandatory if you have two identical tiles?

In Libertalia, the character card Merchant says: Discard two identical booty tiles to gain 3 doubloons, or 3 identical booty tiles to gain 5 doubloons. Is the ability mandatory? (I.e. If you had ...
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1answer
31 views

Bang the bullet - Barrel

After my barrel fails, can I use a missed card from my hand to fend off a Bang! card? Or does it mean that I will immediately take a hit?
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2answers
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Wagon movement on completion of a feature

The rules for the Wagon state that when the feature it is placed on is completed, it can be move to an unclaimed, incomplete connected feature. To my reading, this means that the feature it is moved ...
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2answers
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What is this game with 16 pegs and 36 spools to fit on them?

This board has 36 spools that fit on 16 pegs or sticks. It looks like it might be 3D checkers or something like that. Interested in the name and how to play. Someone took a lot of time making this ...
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2answers
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Modern affinity deck without Mox Opal

I am making a modern affinity deck with all the usual cards, Arcbound Ravager, Etched Champion, Inkmoth Nexus and the like. The problem is I can't afford the Mox Opals - they're over £200 for the ...
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0answers
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Is there fan-made version of gbc-version exclusive pokemon cards?

Are somewhere on Internet available fan-made versions of cards which are exclusive to Pokemon Trading Card Game for GBC? I mean fake cards, which are looking as real-game cards. It doesn't have to be ...
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0answers
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Luck ability is useless when starting a fire or returning to the camp?

Jean-François and Marguerite de La Rocque abilities say: You may add 1 to any die roll by discarding 1 random story token. This ability can not be used on a reroll. Emphasis on the 'add'. By ...
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2answers
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Where are official changes announced by Wizard? [duplicate]

At events and on conversation boards everyone is has stated that as Khans comes out M14 and the Return to Ravnica block is going to be rotating out of standard. I can't find any reason this would ...
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How often does the standard set change?

I started playing Magic (or started again rather) just after the Theros set had come out. The standard format was defined to include the Return to Ravnica block and the entire Theros block of which ...
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1answer
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How do I know what cards or sets are legal to play with? [duplicate]

Can I mix older Magic the Gathering cards with cards from Magic 2015? If I have mainly Magic 2015 cards can I play my friends who mainly have older decks?
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2answers
481 views

What is the name of the following chess opening? What are its pros and cons?

At some point, when I was young, I learned an opening that involves the following moves: possibly after moving queen's pawn to the centre (d4), move out king's knight to above the bishop (Nf3), move ...
6
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2answers
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How do I identify non-English Magic cards?

In my collection is a Magic card printed in a language other than English. How can I determine which card this is?
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1answer
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Are there names for checkers openings?

I have never heard of one; but I don't know where to look to make sure. This is something I've been wondering for a long time!
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2answers
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What is this game with Knights and Ogres and wolf riders I played when I was a kid?

I grew up in the 80s, so the game should of come out in the late 80s or early 90s. I believe that the game was made by the same makers that made Hero Quest, but I might be wrong. The game was an War ...
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2answers
479 views

Are professional ranks representative for how many stones of handicap players can give each other?

It was mentioned elsewhere that a 9p could not give 7 stones to a 2p. I have no databases available and wondered if this is correct. Bonus: If they aren't representative, why not? And is there a ...
3
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1answer
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Bloodbowl - throw a rock, roll for injury or casualty?

We use the 5.0 living rulebook. The exact wording for the event is the following: Throw a Rock: An enraged fan hurls a large rock at one of the players on the opposing team. Each coach rolls ...
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7answers
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What is the optimal mix of infantry, artillery, and armor in Axis and Allies Revised?

Axis and Allies 2nd edition had two primary ground units: infantry (1/2/1/3 attack/defense/move/cost) and armor (3/2/2/5). Axis and Allies Revised increased the defense of armor to 3 and added an ...
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3answers
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In Axis and Allies, is the Axis “economic victory” condition a valid one?

In Axis and Allies, the Axis, unlike the Allies, do not have to play for the total destruction of the other side. If at any time, they control territories representing 84 industrial production ...
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1answer
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Are players required to make conquests on their turn?

I did not find it clear in the rules if a player is required to make conquests on his/her turn. Is it legal to turtle on your turn by not making any actions, redeploying troops and then scoring?
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3answers
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If a single effect would destroy a permanent multiple times, can regeneration replace it?

Nancy controls a Runeclaw Bear enchanted by Hyena Umbra. Hyena Umbra has a regeneration shield, granted by Reknit. Anthony casts Planar Cleansing. This causes two replacement effects to apply. ...
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1answer
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Is checkers just tactics?

I've been playing tournament chess for 20 years. Recently I started playing checkers (the American version). In chess, tactics is about calculating the next few moves ahead. Strategy is the long-term ...
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1answer
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How does Gideon, Champion of Justice's ability work?

Say I use Gideon, Champion of Justice's second ability to turn him into a creature: 0: Until end of turn, Gideon, Champion of Justice becomes a Human Soldier creature with power and toughness each ...
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1answer
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Can I spend all my life points to draw cards?

The rules of Friday state If at any point you must discard a life point but do not have any remaining, you lose the game. What if I have 1 life point left, and voluntarily discard it to draw a ...
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2answers
133 views

Can a non independent character deploy in a dedicated transport?

Can a non independent character (not attached and not attachable to the unit) deploy in a dedicated transport of any unit? I'm thinking of putting Death Cie. Tycho with 9 Death Cie. inside the unit's ...
6
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3answers
142 views

Running an introductory bridge lesson

I've introduced bridge to a small group of coworkers at a few jobs now, and I still don't really know the right way to do it. I'm hoping to get some feedback/suggestions on my approach, so I'll just ...
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1answer
64 views

civ 2 tech writing

With writing you can cancel a city action of another player. Do I have to do that directly after his action or am I allowed to react later in my city action time or in the city action time of another ...
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Is the medallion being used in Haunt N21?

Zombie Haunt (21) was revealed and then 2 of the players started exchanging the medallion because only the holder could make damage to the Zombie Lord. What I was wondering was is that possible? The ...

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