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Aura Trample removed by High Priest of Penance

I've been searching high and low for this: say a High Priest of Penance (with an indestructible aura) blocks a creature with Rancor, i.e. trample. Can I stop the trample effect by destroying either ...
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Epic Spell Wars rules clarifications

I have three card clarifications that came up while playing games last night. Treasure card "Proton Gem": You may add this card to your spell face up. It counts as a Wild Magic card but is not ...
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I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone game and was wondering which expansions would best match up

I bought the Dixit Odyssey standalone base game and was wondering which expansions would best match up. I want to keep the expansion by the same artist (So not Journey). I also want the cards as ...
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Can Flute of the Outer Gods be used for monsters “not on the board” like in The Terrible Experiment?

The Flute of the Outer Gods says the following (emphasis mine): Any Phase: Lose 3 Sanity and 3 Stamina and discard Flute of the Outer Gods before making a Combat check to defeat all monsters in ...
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Timing Rules in Seven Wonders

There may or may not be a clear definitive ruling on this in the rulebook, but it's something that keeps confusing me in the actual play, so I'll ask anyway. Here are several questions that, when put ...
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How to “dematerialize” a deck in the Magic Assistant card manager?

(I'm hoping that a question about a utility related to Magic: The Gathering is on topic here, otherwise I apologize.) I am trying to organize my collection using the open source Magic Assistant ...
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Anyway to play by itself or is the standard version required?

The clerk at the game shop assured me I could play Hinterlands Dominion by itself. Alas, everywhere online claims a standalone version of Dominion is required. Is there anyway to play Hinterland ...
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Discarding a card in Phase 10 that allows the next player to go out

We are enjoying the game Phase 10 but are unsure about one rule. According to the rules, is it ok to discard a playable card allowing the next player to go out? This ends the hand and causes each ...
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In Robinson Crusoe, Can I do single-pawn actions multiple times on the same card?

For example, can every character use one of their pawns to do 3 'gathering' actions in a round? All three actions would require dice rolls.
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Does Eclipse under-estimate the game length, or are we playing it incredibly slowly?

On the box, Eclipse says a game takes 30 minutes per player. We've only played it three times - two-player each time - and our games have taken between two and three hours, rather than the one hour ...
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What are the top backgammon websites/servers by number of active users and/or by number of games played every day? [closed]

I was wondering what was the best place to play backgammon on the internet? Please be objective, and don't just answer your own personal favorite backgammon website/server. Ideally I would like a ...
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Why do some players get starting trade goods in 7 player TI3?

In 7 player Twilight Imperium there are 3 starting positions that get trade goods at the beginning of the game. The position that gets 6 trade goods is obviously worse than the others. The two that ...
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Can older cards that refer to a player/opponent ever be used on planeswalkers?

Many older cards refer to players or opponents, e.g. "deal 3 damage to target player". Can any of these be used on planeswalkers, beyond the fact that you can simply attack them with creatures? For ...
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Do Ascension's small box expansions work well with the other big boxes?

I currently own Chronicle of the Godslayer and Return of the Fallen, which are a paired set, so they work very well together. I'm having trouble locating a copy of Storm of Souls, but I could pretty ...
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Deriving statistics from original card games

I have drafted a game that uses a French Deck with 52 cards, 4 suites (diamonds, clubs, hearts, spades), and no jokers. I'm interested in profiling game play along a few axes: How many turns are ...
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Why is this NOT joseki?

Why is white 4 in this diagram not joseki? How can it be punished by black and how bad is it compared to standard joseki play? $$ ---------- $$ ..........| $$ ..........| $$ ..3.2.....| $$ ...
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Phyrexian Unlife and Necropotence

So I have a 5 color deck and I was wondering how Necropotence and Phyrexian Unlife interact in certain circumstances. I understand that once my life becomes 0 or less I cannot pay life to draw cards, ...
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Power Tile Combo: Initiative combined with Crusade

When using the Initiative power tile (which destroys two units pre-battle) combined with the Crusade power tile (which gives Ankhs per units destroyed in battle): Does the attacking player get ankhs ...
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Power Tile Effect: Initiative and Movement/Victory

When using the 'Initiative' power tile (which destroys two units pre-battle) against a [foolish or unfortunate] opponent who has only two units: Is a victory point scored? Is movement interrupted?
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Swapping Creatures in Troops

Regarding the Creatures in troops: May a troop with a creature have its creature replaced with a creature not currently on the board?
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Kemet: Controlling another Player's pyramid and Victory point

It is clear that when you capture another player's pyramid you gain the ability to use that pyramid and also the temporary victory point. If you willfully abandon the pyramid by moving the ...
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How do Aether Rift and Library of Leng interact?

Let me give you a run down of the board state. I had an Elderscale Wurm enchanted with Canopy Cover on the battlefield. Damage could not reduce my life total below 7. My opponent had Forgestoker ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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Do you forfeit that piece if you do not take a compulsory move?

If your opponents misses a compulsory jump that would capture one of your pieces and moves elsewhere ...do they forfeit that piece
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Mathematically / logically determine unit alignment for close combat

** This question involves knowledge of computer programming and/or math and algorithms. ** I am working on writing a Warhammer combat simulator in Java and have hit an interesting snag. Pg 20 BRB: ...
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Can I use a nonbasic land that taps and gives me either a red or white mana if I only have red mana in my deck?

Can I use a nonbasic land that taps and gives me either a red or white mana if I only have red mana in my deck?
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Gleemax interactions

This deals with Unhinged cards, so competitive REL is useless here. Imagine that I have a Gleemax on the field. It says: You choose all targets for all spells and abilities. 1) Somebody ...
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In Diplomacy, will I be “cornered” as Turkey if I don't use the “juggernaut” opening?

Turkey is fairly easy to play in an alliance with Russia (the "juggernaut"). The two of them partition the Balkans and Austria-Hungary, possibly with the help of Italy. Then they go their separate ...
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Whats a good house rule to give the Rogue a chance at winning Dungeon?

I was playing the new release of Dungeon! by wotc with about 6 young players. Looking at the cards, I noticed that its nearly impossible for the Rogue to ever win. What is the best way to give the ...
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How should I modify Risk to play with 7 persons

I am planning on creating my own version of Risk in such a way that we can play it with 7 persons. For this I am planning to create my own map with a local theme. What kinds of ratios/parameters are ...
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Can a runner end the run before accessing all cards?

When playing casually, I have seen runners occasionally access some cards but decline accessing the remaining (typically due to hitting a trap and being concerned about subsequent traps). The ...
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What brand of card sleeves are most reliable for Magic the Gathering?

I use Dragon Shield, KMC and Ultra-Pro. The reviews and forums don't seem to have a consensus on the question, "Which brand is the best?" But have there been any quality control tests that show ...
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How can I play against enchantments while playing an all black deck?

I just need to know any and all black Magic cards that destroy enchantments. I already searched Gatherer and didn't find anything. It's casual play with family, so any card is fair game.
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What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?

In Settlers of Catan, there's a variant where instead of rolling the dice, you use a stack of 36 cards with each combination. This reduces the luck component, but has as disadvantage that you can ...
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Preventing early elimination from ruining someone's first game of Diplomacy?

I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience ...
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In Diplomacy, Should You Have Separate Country “Draws” For Players of Different Experience?

Once I was in Diplomacy game with two experienced players, one intermediate (me), and four people who had never played the game before. As it were, the two best players drew England and Turkey, and ...
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What is the name of the game where you bid for a hand in descreasing numbers?

I play a game where the game play is much like hearts/spades/etc. Standatd 52-card deck. Players play one card each "trick" and the highest card gets the trick. (Highest based on lead suit vs trump) ...
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Can players in single-elimination rounds agree to split prizes unevenly?

Paragraph five of section 5.2 of the Tournament Rules states the following: Players in the single-elimination rounds of a tournament offering only cash and/or unopened product as prizes may, with ...
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In Mice and mystics, Should party items be place in paw to use them?

I just finished first chapter in mice and mystics. I had a quick clarification to make. To be able to use the party item, is it okay to have that in the pack? Or are those cards not counted as item ...
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Baahsto destroyed mid action

When using the The Enclave of Endlings environment deck how do you handle it when the Baahsto card is in play and is destroyed while it is being resolved. For example while a hero is resolving the ...
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If I exile Rout with Narset's ability, when can it be cast?

Let's say I control Narset, Enlightened Master and attack, exiling the top four cards of my library, including Rout (alt link). Rout's first ability states that I can cast it any time I could cast an ...
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Why are beginning to intermediate bridge players told to delay learning how to bid certain types of unusual hands?

When learning modern bidding (Standard American 5 card majors in my case), I noticed that the system's bidding techniques and common conventions described good ways of getting to a reasonable contract ...
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BSG Exodus: What happens with a damaged base star on launch raiders?

We played the Exodus expansion with the Cylon fleet option for the first time last night. We had a situation where there was a single basestar on the main board, and we'd damaged it with the "can't ...
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What is the availability of the complete sets Wizards of the Coast is apparently selling?

I recently found, what appeared to be complete sets made by Wizards of the Coast. I had been contemplating buying a complete set of Dragons of Tarkir, with seemingly many vendors making offers, and ...
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In Diplomacy, Is the “Three Emperor's Alliance” a Good Strategy For Russia?

Russia, which gets an extra piece, is in some ways the most powerful country in Diplomacy. It is also one of the most vulnerable, insofar as it is surrounded by four potentially hostile countries. ...
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Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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Does an activated ability resolve if the card with the ability leaves the battlefield?

Player A taps Goblin Fireslinger targeting Player B; its "deals 1 damage to target player" ability is placed on the stack. Player B gets priority and responds with Snap, targeting Goblin Fireslinger. ...
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Munchkin - Can you win at lvl 8

A friend played Munchkin Deluxe the other day and told me he won at level 8 when he killed a monster which granted 2 levels. To my understanding, I thought you NEED to kill at level 9 in order to win. ...
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How does removing +1/+1 counters during combat affect abilities granted from having that counter? [duplicate]

If I block a flyer with a non-flying non-reach card granted reach by having a +1/+1 counter and the card longshot squad on battlefield and then remove the counter with retribution of the ancients ...
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What sequence of moves in Solo Caverna result in the maximum score?

The solo game of Caverna is completely deterministic. There is no luck. There are no opponents to mess up your strategy. So, a particular sequence of moves will always result in the same score. ...

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