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In Elder Sign, if you need to draw from a deck and there are no cards left, do you lose the opportunity?

There don't seem to be a large number of spell cards, and Dexter Drake can accumulate cards very fast. If the spell deck (or any other deck for that matter) runs out, do players simply lose the ...
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In Elder Sign, does defeating a monster with a spell count as a completed task?

My understanding is that a 'completed' task is one in which you fulfill the roll requirements and thus can roll the remaining dice without discarding one as a penalty. If I use a spell to defeat a ...
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Does removing a token from play trigger effects that happen when a dude is discarded or aced?

Say that I have a Gunslinger token in a shootout and he gets discarded or Aced. Per the card's text, you need to "Remove this token from the game after this shootout." I presume that this means they ...
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Can outfits other than Law Dogs start with Gomorra Jail?

Gomorra Jail is a deed with the following text: You may start with this deed in play in place of a Law Dogs dude. Controller React, Boot: When another player's wanted dude is discarded during ...
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If an object has at least 2 colors, does it also count as non[color] for every color?

Are all multi-color permanents of colors C1,C2 also non-C1 and non-C2 simultaneously? Example: Battle Frenzy: does a Red/Green creature gain +1/+1 and +1/+0 by being both green and nongreen? ...
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Can Auction be played on a deed that is already Private?

The Action card Auction says the following: Noon: Choose a deed in play. It becomes Private. If you own and control that deed, gain 1 ghost rock for each dude controlled by another player at that ...
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What happens in Android: Netrunner when your deck runs out and you need to draw a card? [duplicate]

Do you lose as in magic? Do you reshuffle your discard pile?
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Where does the term “sacred discard” come from?

In most variants of Mahjong with restrictions on when a player can complete their hand off a discarded tile (especially Japanese Mahjong with furiten), the English rules refer to the situation as a ...
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Magic The Gathering can this combo be done? [duplicate]

Quick question, can I use Smallpox and choose to sacrifice Strip Mine but in response sacrifice Strip Mine to use it's effect too?
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Postal board games out there besides chess [closed]

I am interested in board games which can be play through a period of time, e.g. one turn per day. The most typical is chess, there are a few websites including www.chess.com. Then recently I been ...
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In what ways does the Arkham Horror Toolkit app improve or detract from the experience?

In what ways do people find using the Arkham Horror Toolkit reduces the play time, and how much does it further enhance or detract from the experience? I can imagine one negative is that it simply ...
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How to win with Greyjoy in Game of Thrones board game?

Seems like Greyjoy have a massive disadvantage. No special orders, so no mustering. When the cards for possible mustering or bidding on the tracks came up, other players declined those options. So as ...
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Anticipate in response to instant

So I was playing in a standard tournament for fun the other day, I was playing red white black mardu warriors against white blue control. I played Crackling Doom forcing him to sacrifice his only ...
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How does Starfield of Nyx interact with the Theros Gods?

Starfield of Nyx has the ability As long as you control five or more enchantments, each other non-Aura enchantment you control is a creature in addition to its other types and has base power and ...
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How do I mitigate 'alpha playing' in Pandemic?

I don't quite like Pandemic for a simple reason. Basically - because all players have the same knowledge, and same goal, I don't see the need to have multiple players; one person (the alpha player) ...
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Counting runs during play [duplicate]

When playing Cribbage, if I played a 7, and my opponent played an 8, (making a 15 for 2 points), can I then play a 6 for a run of three, or do they have to be in consecutive order?
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In Elder Sign, what is the distinction between completing and defeating a task?

The faq says that Mandy Thompson's ability should read Once per day, after any player has rolled, Mandy may re- roll 2 dice before determining if the active player was able to defeat a task. ...
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Is it allowed to play a jetpack when buried?

The rules state that if you are buried, you can take no other action until you dig yourself out. The jetpack card says "play at any time". Does playing a jetpack count as an action for the purposes of ...
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Designing a small scale TCG. What parts of MTG and similar games are generally generally not working well? [closed]

TL;DR (Don't you hate it when they put it at the bottom): Tell us the issues with current TCGs and what you'd like to see in the future. We're a couple of recently graduated college students and are ...
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Has Magic or any other card game become formalized by someone?

I want to know if someone has modeled the game of Magic, its rules, and all the cards that have been made thus far, by mathematics. Has anyone ever embarked on this gigantic project? And if not, has ...
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Roll-and-Move Board Design [closed]

Some games (like Chutes and Ladders) have a single track that players move along by rolling a die to see how far they travel. (These are often called roll-and-move games.) Many of the spaces on a ...
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Can a sub attack a lone sub in axis and allies and the attacked sub submerge?

If a English sub attacks a german sub(by itself in a sea zone), can the german sub submerge? From my understanding subs can only conduct a surprise strike or submerge if there are other sea units ...
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dominion adventures, using tokens on duration piles

If a token from Dominion Adventures is placed on a duration pile, is the token applied only when you initially play (lay down) the duration card or both when you lay it down AND when you play the ...
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World of Warriors - how to play?

I've been googling away, but I just can't find any resources that explain the rules of how to play World of Warriors (the Topps card game, not that app). Does anyone know a resource? Or could anyone ...
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Can I resolve all special effects or just 1 at a time in turn with other players before and after bases score

The rules say that special effects are resolved starting with the current player and in turn clockwise. Can I resolve all of my multiple special effects when it is my turn, or do I only resolve 1, ...
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With the Silver Key artifact, what effects can I spend 1 less clue?

The description for the Silver Key artifact is Once per round, you may spend 1 less clue to pay for an effect This boardgamegeek thread discusses it, but I am still not clear what effects this ...
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In Manila, what are the strengths of focusing on investing in cheap black market wares and controlling the landing outcomes of the punts?

The harbor master is obviously a critical role toward selecting and initializing the punts (boats), and the pirate and large and small pilots are the only remaining fine-tuning mechanisms to the ...
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In Chicago Express, how important are strategies of tight share bidding and inducing others to develop railroads toward your shares?

Chicago Express appears to be a game with no luck in that there are no dice, no cards drawn. There are minimal random elements such as player seating. My interpretation of the game has been that in ...
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What do you do when one or more adults is upset or acting inappropriately?

As a host (and as a guest) to a gaming session, I like to help make the experience as gratifying for as many people as possible. I sometimes run into certain types of people or behaviors that are ...
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0answers
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Are you required to buy items when you choose the Legendary Object options at the village?

The wording of the rules states that you must either peruse/buy the souvenirs or buy a legendary object, but what if you cannot afford the remaining legendary objects? To the letter of the rules, it ...
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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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Can a player redirect his attack if the defending player concedes?

The situation: Player A has 1 life and several lifelink creatures adding up to 100 power. He swings at player B who has no defenders, planning to gain 100 life. Player B concedes. Without a valid ...
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Trying to understand KGS ranking system: why did my rank drop?

I really don't understand what's going on in the GoKGS ranking system and why did my rank dropped in Decemeber. Look at my December game list. I was ranked as "13k?". Then I played an even game ...
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399 views

Why are there double paths?

Just started playing, and I noticed there are the double (Any color) paths, I thought that meant two different paths could be taken, but then I noticed it was blocked when one person put their train ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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Which Game of Thrones LCG house/expansions best reflect a play style similar to 'blue' decks in MTG?

I've recently committed to buying the Game of Thrones Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight so I can play with a number of friends who also have it. At this stage, I know will be buying the Core set, ...
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How Is the Magic Core Set 2015 “Deck Builder's Toolkit” Different From Other Core Set Offerings With Respect To Cards?

I'm getting ready to invest in the 2015 MTG Core Set and I'm confused by some of the offerings. What is the difference between: Magic: the Gathering - 2015 Core Set Deck Builder's Toolkit Magic: ...
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2answers
313 views

Precise rules for MTG

We recently picked up MTG to try out. It is fun but the rules are quite vague. It is not clear whether a player can attack more than once (with different cards) in a turn. It isn't clear how tap ...
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3answers
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How can I persist XP and gold when my players change between games?

I've been playing Descent a few times with a few different players. Unfortunately players change, but we keep the XP and gold for the heroes that do play, and when a new player joins they are ...
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954 views

How long are magic cards actually “printed”/“In production”

Basically I'm wondering how long Magic cards are actually printed/in production. IE: Being made. I would assume it's just whatever is in the standard block? but it could go further back. Wizards has ...
5
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3answers
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Spawn rules for the Overlord

We played our first two rounds of Descent a few days ago and we (3 heroes) always lost against the Overlord. The biggest issue we experienced was the summoning of enemies in direct attack distance ...
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793 views

Sources for scenarios for Arkham Horror

We've been enjoying playing Arkham Horror a lot but it seems to be lacking in narrative. I've read that there are scenarios that add a story element to the game Is there a good resource for these?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?

I've heard a lot (of good things) about this game and I'm interested in exploring it; however, I'm slightly worried about the initial cash investment involved. About how much would it cost to get ...
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1answer
725 views

In the Final Battle, do all spells have to be recast each round of combat?

Investigators Refresh At the beginning of a round of combat with an Ancient One, the investigators may refresh their cards, use any character abilities, and adjust their skill sliders as ...
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602 views

Is the Deputy Card an Item?

Does the "Deputy of Arkham" card count as an item, for the purposes of counting up your total items when forced to lose half your items?
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Arkham Horror: Tokens

This is more a question for the big games with a lot of investigators. A few non-critical tokens seem to be able to run out, and I can't find anything about those specific tokens in the rules. Do you ...
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2answers
4k views

Which property group colour gives the best ROI , undeveloped or fully developed, in Monopoly?

Everybody always goes for the dark blues in Monopoly (Mayfair and Park Lane in the UK edition), but I'm convinced that the cheaper colour groups offer a better return on investment, partly because you ...
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6answers
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Can every game of Solitaire be solved?

I play a lot of Solitaire games on my Android phone and love to keep an eye out for the statistics. Given that the Solitaire version lets you restart the game endlessly, I usually play until I solve ...

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