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Combo question: urborg tomb of yawgmoth, torpor orb, kormus bell, dark depths = free Marit Lage?

If I have the following in play: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types. Kormus Bell All Swamps are 1/1 black creatures that are still lands. ...
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Russia is Falling!

My brother, my friend and I all sat down last night and we started playing an Axis and Allies game, (Axis and Allies 1942 Second Edition). After about two hours of playing my friend and I, (Allies, ...
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Chess: Move 2 pawns one space each as first move

When I was young I remember that it was usual to move 2 pawns one space each on your first move, instead of one pawn two spaces. (ie b3 and g3 at the same time). I'm not sure if the 2 pawns had to be ...
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Must you decide to activate shields before entering a nebula or asteroid field?

Xia is full of opportunities for hotshot stunt pilots: there are plenty of nebulas and asteroid belts to whiz about in, but it's a risky maneuver. You roll a d20, and if the result is from 1 to 10, ...
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Can the robot play duplicate developments in solo-play?

The base set rules state a player may have only one of any given development in their tableau yet the solo rules don't say anything about what happens when the robot attempts to play a development it ...
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1answer
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Afrikan Tähti improvements/variants

A Finnish friend gave me a copy of Afrikan Tähti. We played it a couple of times, and while it was kind of fun, it really seems like a children's game, and I won't bring it out again in a hurry. Luck ...
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Should spiderines be allowed in 'A Dig Too Far?'

I was playing the Small World Realms scenario 'A Dig Too Far' with some friends the other night. The map has 'veins of gold' that must all be dug from top to bottom, simultaneously. Strategically ...
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3answers
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Are there restrictions on pawn promotion if two pawns are on the same column?

I was playing white and I had one pawn at a7 and the other at a6. My opponent didn't let me promote the pawn to a Queen stating that when two pawns are in the same column then the pawn doesn't get ...
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8answers
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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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4answers
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Where can I practice MTG draft online and actually play against my opponents for free?

I've been having fun practicing drafts on draft simulators like this one, but sometimes I'd like to actually be able to play with the deck I built. Since all of the other players on these simulators ...
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Is there a good place to keep updated on Carcassonne News?

I'm not sure if this fits, if not let me know and I'll delete it. I have many/most of the Carcassonne expansions and have spent way too much money doing so. However my biggest problem is finding out ...
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1answer
456 views

How can I quickly calculate the shanten number in Mahjong?

I am able to calculate the shanten number myself, but it often takes me more than a minute. I'm looking for ideas how to become more efficient. Background: I'm currently writing a paper about ...
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16answers
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Is pretending to want to trade before playing a monopoly card objectionable?

In Settlers of Catan, I sometimes try to ask people if they want to trade a certain resource, tricking them into revealing the approximate amount of that resource in everyone's hand. After this I play ...
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13answers
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What are good standard strategies for Carcassonne ?

I've only just discovered Carcassonne (thanks to the iPhone app), but I keep losing (in 3-player games). Which standard strategies are there? (game without extensions, 3-4 players). One strategy per ...
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1answer
89 views

Do I gain life if a creature I control with lifelink deals damage to another creature or player?

I control Stonehorn Chanter, which has lifelink. If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing player, do I gain life? If Stonehorn Chanter deals damage to an opposing creature, do I gain life?
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Which program to chose when designing my own cards?

I am working on a prototype of a board game for which I need to design several cards. The cards will have several features like name, picture, text and some additional symbols. I am not sure which ...
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2answers
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Can Axis and Allies be played with two players, and does it require all countries to be picked?

I had just recently bought the game and I was wondering if we needed more than two players to control all the countries. We had already decided that I would take the UK and USA while he would take ...
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2answers
107 views

What happens when a Jace, the Mind Sculptor is played in an unspecific format? [closed]

If I'm playing casual without a specific format but I'm still trying the rules, what happens when a Jace, the Mind Sculptor is played. It is banned from Modern but not from Legacy.
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2answers
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Do destination cards have to be completed in a particular direction?

When completing a destination card, does the train have to be started from the beginning city on the card or can it be started from the destination city and worked backwards?
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2answers
104 views

Number of Agenda Cards Scored

How many agendas of each type of agenda can be scored? It is possible that only one of each type can be scored and the corporation wins the game with 7 agenda points total.
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3answers
121 views

Possible to play 2x2 with 1 core set and data pack in Netrunner?

I have just purchased the Android Netrunner Core Set, played a few games, and am now excited to play more. The problem is that out usual gaming group consists of 4 people, and to my knowledge the ...
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1answer
108 views

Exiling Creatures: When is the card face up and when face down?

An opponent's Banisher Priest exiled my Goblin Shortcutter. As I was reading some rules, I came across the fact that in some situations exiled cards face upwards and sometimes downwards. What factor ...
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3answers
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Conditions about returning Chandra's Phoenix in one's hand

My opponent and I encountered a problem. I had a Volcanic Geyser, which let me choose to deal damage to an opponent Creature, or the opponent Player. I also had a Chandra's Phoenix in my Graveyard, ...
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3answers
940 views

Is there a site to play go online against a computer?

There are many go servers but all of them seem to be for player-player games. I want to play online against a computer. I found some but it is not an actual go. I was not able to find a real go brain ...
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1answer
294 views

Is your commander still a “commander” if it gets turned face down?

Does your commander still count as being your commander if it is turned face down? For example, I have my commander on the battlefield and my opponent plays Ixidron. Ixidron then turns my commander ...
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2answers
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What is the ability Flash about?

I am having Nephalia Seakite in my deck, and it has Flash. I read from MTG Salvation that "Flash is a keyword ability which allows cards to be played at any time you could play an Instant." But I am ...
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3answers
80 views

4-4 high approach - why is the defensive approach prefered?

In the 4-4 high approach joseki, why would black ever want to play the defensive - left variant? The result of the right variant looks much better! While the left variant leaves monkey jump ...
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2answers
147 views

How many Enchantment cards can enchant one Creature?

I played Magic: The Gathering with couple of friends. I was asked a question when we came to a situation where we could put two Auras on one Creature. Can one enchant a create with more than one Aura? ...
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1answer
132 views

Are activated abilities only abilities with mana costs?

Example, if I had Archon of Redemption out and my opponent played Arrest on it (Arrest says that the creature's activated abilities cant be activated). When something with flying enters the ...
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5answers
747 views

Do Collectible Card Games without shuffling exist?

All Collectible Card Games (like Magic the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!) I know require the players to shuffle their decks before the game begins. Also, the deck's card order is unbeknown to the players. ...
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1answer
120 views

Can a Guildgate be tapped for colorless?

Can Izzet Guildgate be tapped for colorless mana? For example, could I tap 7 Guildgates to cast Karn Liberated?
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2answers
128 views

Don't the Planeswalkers in Commander 2014 that say they can be your Commander contradict the fact the Commanders have to be legendary creatures?

Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath and the other Commanders in Commander 2014 say they can be your Commander. Doesn't that contradict the rule that Commanders can only be Legendary Creatures?
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1answer
794 views

Are lands colorless?

My opponent plays a vampire deck and has Vampire Nocturnus out. It says Play with the top card of your library revealed. As long as the top card of your library is black, Vampire Nocturnus and ...
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1answer
50 views

Can I use a card from Eighth Edition in Modern Format? [duplicate]

If I'm playing Modern Format, can I use an Eighth Edition Air Elemental?
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158 views

What is the “Timeshifted” rarity?

I'm confused about the "Timeshifted" cards. I looked at the Wizards of the Coast rarity scale. How rare are they and are they valid in Modern? (example Undertaker)
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1answer
155 views

Is a countered flashback spell exiled?

If I flashback Past in Flames and it is countered by Cancel, is it exiled or put back into my graveyard?
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1answer
83 views

What happens when two players both play Control Magic on the same creature?

For example, I control a Pathraizer of Ulamog. One of my opponents cast Control Magic on it to take control of it. Then my other opponent casts the same spell. How can they both control it?
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1answer
73 views

What happens if I have two different cards that give me an extra turn after this one?

For example, I play Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. That gives me an extra turn after this one. Then I activate Ral Zarek's ultimate and only get one extra turn (one) heads. Will the Emrakul's extra turn ...
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1answer
113 views

What happens when a card with undying dies that has a +1/+1 counter put on it by something other that undying?

For example, I have a Howlgeist that I enchanted with Oath of Ancient Wood so it has a +1/+1 counter on it, when it dies does it not come back because of the +1/+1 counter even though it wasn't put ...
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1answer
16 views

Does Morphtronic Cameran defense effect negate trap and spell?

I wanna know if the effect in defense of the monster "Morphtronic Cameran" negate only effect of other monster or also trap and spell ?
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1answer
167 views

Two players have a straight to the 8 [closed]

Bob had a straight to the 8 and Alice had a straight the 8, Bob had a 4 & Queen, Alice had a 8 & Jack. Who wins?
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1answer
58 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
85 views

How exactly does Extort ability work?

So a friend of mine bought a new deck today which is (heavily) based on Extort ability: Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life. ...
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7answers
1k views

What cards have good potential for a combo with Mayor of Avabruck // Howlpack Alpha? [closed]

In the Innistrad set, at least 1 of the double faced cards is a werewolf with the ability to upgrade other werewolves and wolves in play. What other wolves have good potential to combine with the ...
2
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2answers
89 views

Is it possible for an Othello / Reversi game to end without the board being filled?

Is there any case where an Othello (reversi) game would need to no more moves allowed? This happen to one of the two players leading to the other to play again is a common thing. Has it ever happened ...
4
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2answers
3k views

Sorcery supercedes instant?

If I cast a sorcery spell to force the opponent to discard two cards, and he/she then casts one of those cards as an instant, would the instant apply first or would the sorcery take precedence?
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1answer
103 views

How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?

I know this would probably fall in the board games site since it is also a puzzling game of thought I decided to ask the question here. I have played the game Othello (Reversi) numerous times but I ...
4
votes
1answer
786 views

Can I sacrifice a creature that I lost control of after activating its ability?

My opponent controls a Rootwater Hunter enchanted with Charisma and I control a Tar Pitcher. I tap Tar Pitcher to sacrifice it to deal 2 damage to my opponent. In response, my opponent taps ...
2
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1answer
86 views

Would I level up if I “automatically defeated” a monster but someone wandered in a monster that killed me afterwards?

This question arises when we saw this in the FAQ: Q. I used an ability to automatically kill a monster. Another player used Wandering Monster to add a monster to the fight, and then played ...
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1answer
42 views

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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