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What is the optimal strategy to solve Hanoi Solitaire?

I recently discovered for the first time a variation of Solitaire called Hanoi (sometimes spelled Hanoy or Hanoii). My Solitaire app says it's rated easy, but I have never solved it because I only get ...
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2answers
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Practicing Go for a beginner

I am looking to learn Go. I learned the rules a few years back, but there is a mindset that the game rewards. I want to try to capture that mindset. I have read many Go books, but they are static. ...
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2answers
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How can we adjust starting conditions in Twilight Struggle to favour the USSR?

My girlfriend and I play Twilight Struggle. She likes playing as USSR. I'm a bit better at the game, which leads to a frustrating situation where I win most of the games. Are there any generally ...
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1answer
53 views

In Articulate would using Girl Band as the description for Girls Aloud violate the rules

Could the good people of Stack Exchange settle an argument - "not so recent girl band" was used as a description for Girls Aloud. Does the fact girl is a word in both the clue and the question violate ...
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1answer
35 views

Can all all ability bonuses aside from weapons “+” effects be stacked?

By ability bonus, I mean any quality of an asset at all, not just the "+N" to an attribute. My question centers around how to compound effects on assets. The quick reference explains that weapon "Gain ...
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1answer
66 views

Bidding: How to figure out if responder has 4 carder or 5 carder major?

Playing SAYC, you open 1 Minor. Left passes and partner bids 1 Major. How do you figure out if partner has 4 carder major or 5 carder? Obviously if left overcalls, then partner can use a negative ...
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896 views

Can my opponent force me to play out a demonstrated loop?

We are at a Competitive REL tournament. With ten minutes left on the clock in game three, my opponent is at 5000 life. I control two Elite Arcanists. Each of them have Time Stop exiled. I also control ...
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2answers
294 views

can you activate abilities during a resolving stack?

So for example: I have Krenko, Mob Boss with Thornbite Staff equipped. He is targeted with Doom Blade. In response I tap Krenko to make 1 Goblin token. I also have Goblin Bombardment to sacrifice the ...
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1answer
39 views

Cthulhu flux metamorphosis/ madness clarification

If one of these two cards are attached to an investigator, is it no longer an investigator? (not talking about the powers the investigator has) E.g. if Madness is ...
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1answer
141 views

Can I Redirect a Retract to affect my opponent?

Can I Redirect my own Retract to my opponent with a redirect? I'm just wanting to know before I try it and look dumb. I know you have to have a valid target for a Redirect but Retract targets me, a ...
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1answer
16 views

How does fire on sidewalk spaces affect vehicles (outside of the building)

When fire spreads to spaces outside of the building, how does this affect vehicle movements and usage? Do vehicles extinguish fire as they drive over it? Are vehicles unable to drive through fires ...
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1answer
74 views

Does “Cheat!” effectively give you two more hands?

Suppose you have a player who has a two-handed weapon A and another two-handed weapon B. He can use either of them without any problems, but not both as he only has two hands. With the card "Cheat!" ...
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1answer
43 views

Can you run away without losing against a monster?

In Munchkin, I found the following for running away (source) If nobody will help you . . . or if somebody tries to help, and your fellow party members interfere so the two of you still cannot ...
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1answer
23 views

Does the new specialist after a crew change retain saved unspent AP from the previous turn?

The rules say "The player's Firefighter has the AP (less the 2AP required for a crew change)...." If I effect a crew change and had Action Markers from unspent AP on my previous turn, do I get to keep ...
2
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1answer
99 views

Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Grave Pact

When I use Scion of the Ur-Dragon's ability and put a dragon card from my library into the grave yard, does that trigger Grave Pact?
3
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1answer
207 views

What happens if you are unable to draw because your library is empty?

In Magic the Gathering, what happens to a player if they get their draw phase, but are unable to draw a card because their library is empty?
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1answer
50 views

Should the Hare nap when in the lead among remaining racers?

One of the rules of the Hare dictates that when he is in or tied for 1st, he doesn't move (naps) when 4 Hare cards are played in the card pool. Once other racers have secured a place on the podium, if ...
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2answers
55 views

In Guillotine, do Noble abilities work from the score area?

The card Clerical Error has the text: Choose a player. Collect any noble of your choice from that player's score pile. That player then chooses any other noble from your score pile and ...
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1answer
39 views

Zombies/Robots, Can you combine they're coming to get you and zapbot?

I was playing zombies/robots and near the end game had all of my zapbots in the discard pile. If I use "they're coming to get you" (you may play a minion on this base from your discard pile instead of ...
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2answers
294 views

Is putting a draw four card on top of a draw two card in Uno legal?

Is it within the rules to put a wild draw four card on top of a draw two card, as it is a 'higher' card? We've ALWAYS played that you can, but my new friend is adamant you can't.
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0answers
28 views

Pocketing the last coin and the striker at the same time

Only one black (mine) and one white (opponent's) coin are on the board. (All the other coins and the queen have been pocketed) I pocket my black coin, but accidentally also pocket the striker. Who ...
4
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1answer
125 views

Will spells that exile enchantments also exile enchantment artifacts?

Does a spell which says "exile target enchantment" such as Erase work on enchantment artifacts? I can not seem to find an answer for this, can you help?
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2answers
402 views

Can I turn a manifested God face up?

Say I have an empty battlefield and use Cloudform to manifest the top card of my library. The manifested card is Heliod, God of the Sun. Can I turn this card face up for the mana cost if I do not have ...
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2answers
172 views

Why does rule 608.2b counter Last Word, when Last Word can't be countered? [duplicate]

After reading Can uncounterable spells still be countered somehow?, I am confused by a conflict between two of Magic's rules. At risk of being labelled a duplicate, I want to cover this edge case in ...
7
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1answer
415 views

The Comeuppance of Commeuppance

So this came up in a game of Commander the other day. Player A has Purphoros, God of the Forge in play without the 5 red devotion to make him a creature. They then cast Tempt with Vengeance, spending ...
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1answer
129 views

What algorithm does Better Settlers use?

I have been using Better Settlers and found that it sets boards that have even probabilities. I would like to understand the algorithm used to generate the board layout, and how it achieves a "fair" ...
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1answer
88 views

Where/how does the Magic: the Gathering Quick Start Guide booklet actually get distributed in the physical world?

Magic: the Gathering has a basic rules PDF, aka the Quick Start Guide, that was instrumental in my understanding the basics of the game (like the stack and spellcasting). The M15 version is available ...
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1answer
581 views

Can uncounterable spells still be countered somehow?

I cast Fling, sacrificing my only creature to kill my opponent. My opponent responds with Last Word, which will win the game the other way. Last Word says it "can't be countered by spells or ...
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2answers
87 views

How does Donate work?

Donate is a pretty useful yet useless card. I have two questions about it. Donate "Target player gains control of target permanent you control." Does this mean the "target permanent you ...
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1answer
65 views

Confusion in Line and the Master Spy

The question In Guillotine, the Confusion in Line -action card says: Choose a player. Randomly rearrange the line just before that player collects his or her next noble The Master Spy card ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Struggle for Catan card sizes

Hi I'm looking to buy card sleeves as a surprise for a friend who has Struggle for Catan but can't seem to find the cards' dimensions. Please help.
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1answer
86 views

MTG Emrakul like cards [closed]

What are good cards like Emrakul, the Aeons Torn that are good for a green-black deck that revolves around Deathrender?
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6answers
653 views

Is there a card that turns +X/+X into X +1/+1 counters?

I'm building an Exalted deck, and I've been looking for a card that would completely break the mechanic and make my creatures nearly unstoppable. So far I've had no luck, but here's where I'm hoping ...
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3answers
95 views

Do I “control” creatures in my graveyard? [duplicate]

Cloudshift has Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control. Are creatures already in my graveyard still under my control? Can I return one of ...
2
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1answer
106 views

What are some card in MTG that can change a creature's color?

I was creating a deck on deck builder and I wanted to make a Corrosive Mentor combination in which I can change a powerful creature's color to black so that it can have the wither effect. Anyone know ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

What is the card type Phenomenon and Ongoing?

Gatherer has the Card Type "Phenomenon" and "Ongoing". Does anyone knows what those two refer to?
4
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1answer
128 views

Is there a Magic intro deck that focuses on lifestealing?

I just started playing Magic using the Android app, and I really like it. Now I would like to start playing Magic with real cards as well. In the Android app I chose the deck that focuses on stealing ...
1
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0answers
66 views

Does a bestow creature falling off trigger Impact Tremors? [duplicate]

If I cast a Reckless Imp for its Dash cost and Bestow a Nyxborn Rollicker on it, will the Rollicker still become a creature and trigger Impact Tremors upon the Imp returning to my hand?
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1answer
207 views

What does the comma mean in a card effect's cost?

Some cards, such as Lurking Informant, have a comma seperating 2 costs for an ability. What does that mean? Do I pay one of the costs or both to use the effect?
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1answer
80 views

How to effectively handicap a good player?

Is there a effective way to apply a handicap to a good player in Race for the Galaxy (especially in a 2-player game)? I would consider a good handicap as one that is not omnipresent (for example, a ...
3
votes
1answer
168 views

Can I steal an opponent's aura by changing the target while it is on the stack?

My opponent casts Eldrazi Conscription on a creature they control. Before Eldrazi Conscription resolves, can I redirect it onto my creature using Shunt, for example?
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0answers
62 views

What is the 'Liverpool Shuffle'?

Watching A Hard Days Night and they're playing cards in the train. Ringo shuffles the cards and someone (John?) says "Aye Aye, the liverpool shuffle" as Ringo doesn't actually shuffle the cards. He ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

Overseer of the Damned board wipe [duplicate]

What happens with Overseer of the Damned in the case of a board wipe? I know that all the creatures die at the same time, so do I still get zombies or is that ability mulled by the fact that Overseer ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

Can the robot play other expansions?

Can the robot used to play the single player variant added by The Gather Storm expansion be used to played with other expansions (or the base game without the addition of the Gather Storm cards), or ...
4
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2answers
298 views

Can a countered spell be targeted?

Let's assume that Alice and Bob are playing. Alice casts Serra Avatar. Bob casts an Essence Backlash targeting the Avatar. Alice, realizing that that would kill her, casts an Autumn's Veil. Bob casts ...
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4answers
168 views

Why are the port arrangements in Better Settlers not like the arrangements in my game?

In the Better Settlers' setup, I can trade with bank at 3:1 or 2:1 ratio if I have a settlement or city on specific harbors. But the location of the harbors (3:1 and 2:1 ratios shown) doesn't match ...
1
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0answers
30 views

Can legions in Cardfight!! Vanguard be broken/un-legioned?

I am new to Cardfight!! Vanguard, and I was wondering if legions be broken or become un-legioned?
2
votes
1answer
96 views

What do the colors mean on Better Settlers?

Answers to this question about tile layouts for Catan suggests Better Settlers. When I open Better Settlers, the page shows a board setup for Catan. What do the colors in the setup stand for? My ...
6
votes
1answer
119 views

Is it possible for a person to lose “Pirate Islands” Seafarers scenario before the game even starts?

So here's where my question stems from: In the Pirate Islands scenario, each player starts with 3 settlements on the Eastern Island. A player only wins if: a) he has captured the Pirate fortress of ...
4
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3answers
390 views

How do “side effects” interact with a card that grants hexproof?

I was looking at the card Leyline of Sanctity and noticed that it gives its controller hexproof. I understand that this means that I can't use any spells or abilities that target the player, but what ...

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