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Do most good pre-empters do so within “tight” point ranges?

I'll use "weak two" bids as a frame of reference. My understanding of a "weak two" bid is that it is usually made with six cards of a suit, and at least five high card points (hcps). If that's all, ...
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Why do all Go board sizes have an odd number of lines? Why is a 19x19 board so much better than a 20x20 board?

Here are the number of games played on every different board sizes on DGS (Dragon Go Server): | Size | CNT | +------+--------+ | 5 | 2464 | | 6 | 466 | | 7 | 11015 | | 8 | 434 ...
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War-gaming: What is a good modern miniatures _Tank_ combat game/system? [closed]

Short story; I'm working on a 3-d printer, and I have a passion for tanks and games. So I thought I would make a miniatures game! a friend gave me a reality check, and now I'm checking around to see ...
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Can an imprinted spell be kicked when it is cast?

Can an imprinted spell be kicked when it is cast ? For example : Isochron Scepter and Orim's Chant Can I pay the kicker cost each time I activate Isochron Scepter?
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Can Turn to Frog prevent 'enter the battlefield' abilities?

Can my opponent cast Turn to Frog, to prevent 'Enter the battlefield' abilities?
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Resources for studying gomoku

Are there any online resources for studying gomoku? I am a beginner and I'd be interested to learn the fundamentals. A google search on terms such as "gomoku strategy" or "gomoku tutorial" didn't ...
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Does Storm count opponents' spells?

The definition of storm (such as in Grapeshot) is: Storm (When you play this spell, put a copy of it onto the stack for each other spell that was played before it this turn. If the spell has any ...
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If you disturb a Jenga block, can you push it back into place?

In Jenga, when you are moving your block out and another block next to it moves, are you allowed to push the other block(s) back?
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Can two players tie for first place in Hearts?

At Pagat's website, it says game of Hearts (the card game) ends when a player reaches 100 points or more: http://www.pagat.com/reverse/hearts.html#scoring This implies that the game ends even if two ...
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Rules regarding Willbreaker [duplicate]

When Willbreaker gains control of an opposing creature, may the controller attack with the creature immediately, so long as it is not summoning sick? Thank you
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Icons meaning in Awesome Kingdom: The Tower of Hateskull

All the cards in in Awesome Kingdom feature a color-coded gem on the top. Some of them have icons in the gem but I couldn't find their meaning in the rulebook or any card mentioning them... I'm ...
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Why is Sunken Hollow a rare?

Yesterday I was opening some boosters from the new Oath of the Gatewatch expansion, and got Sunken Hollow as a rare. (Tap: Add Blue or Black to your mana pool.) Sunken Hollow enters the ...
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What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?

I'm constructing an Eldrazi based deck and I'm thinking about possible ways of getting one onto the table. What I already considered: Summoning Trap Polymorph Do you know any other cards like ...
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How can you get around the lack of early stone in two-player Agricola?

In two-player Agricola, the first Take Stone action space appears in Rounds 5-7. Apart from one or two Minor Improvements, there is no way to get stone earlier than this. Having played quite a few ...
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What is the difference between Owning and Controlling an object on the Battlefield?

I’m a little confused on what the outcome of this scenario is – any help would be appreciated. Let’s say I cast Turn Against on one my opponent’s creatures. So I would “Gain control of target ...
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What is the “En passant” rule in chess?

How useful is that rule and how many times we can use that in one game? Under what conditions can the en passant rule be used? How often does it come up and is it a good idea to use it?
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How do the Batman Cuffs work in Batman Fluxx?

The Batman Cuffs card says you can hide a Creeper. Does this mean that Creeper is now under your control? Can you hide someone else's Creeper? What happens when you choose to unhide it? Is it yours ...
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Can I sacrifice the same creature twice? [duplicate]

If I Use Plaguemaw Beast's Activated ability of "{t}, sacrifice a creature: Proliferate" and then target Vampire Hexmage with the activated ability of "Sacrifice Vampire Hexmage: remove all counters ...
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In bridge, does it make sense to “tighten” or 'loosen" up on bidding depending on vulnerability?

For instance, the minimum standard seems to be about 12 points to open with a five card suit, or 13 points with a four card minor. That makes sense with equal vulnerability (both vulnerable or both ...
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If I use a Mystery Play in Fluxx, does that count as a play?

As far as I know, Free Action on a New Rule means it doesn't count as a Play when used. If I use the Mystery Play rule or any of its analogues does it count as a Play? Analogues of Mystery Play ...
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What are the rules for Storm Giants?

When I started looking up Warhammer 40k, I had selected the regular Space Marine book and a few models as a reference. After finding out how incredibly powerful scouts could become, I decided that a ...
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Warhammer 40K 7ed: Haemonculus Covens “It Will not Die” rule effect on units with 1 wound

In Warhammer 40K 7ed, the Dark Eldar's Haemonculus Covens "power from pain" rule gives their wracks the "it will not die" (IWND) special rule by turn 4. My question is this: Does a unit with one ...
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Is the following considered battle-forged?

I have recently been collecting models for my first WH40k Army, but I have yet to receive a core rule book that I have ordered. However, I do have the Space Marine book and have constructed a Gladius ...
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Zombicide: Black Plague! Strategy suggestions for Clovis and Samson

I've completed the 11 quests in the base Zombicide: Black Plague! box (i.e. 1 necromancer, 1 abomination, no expansions), and I found that Clovis and Samson consistently lagged behind in terms of ...
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Can I use one spell multiple times

If I have a card like Lightning Strike (that costs 2 mana) and I have 6 mana, can I use the card 3 times? In an online Magic game I played, I had this specific card also. When I casted it, it asked ...
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Where can I sell my Magic: The Gathering cards?

I played for quite a few years and have a ton of cards that I want to get rid of. I have a mix of all editions before 2007. 7th, 8th, etc... So the question is where can I sell them effectively. And ...
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How can I determine the value of very rare cards?

I recently bought a large collection of very old Magic cards. While sorting through them, I found two cards that I don't have an immediate answer for their value. (Promo from the first Pro Tour, in ...
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Playing against underestimated player damages my rank at KGS

At GoKGS.com, I (13 kyu) was playing against player ranked as "13k?", and I lost and dropped to 14 kyu. But then we found out (thanks to another user watching the match) that the user is actually much ...
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Etiquette for the Stack in MTG

More often than not it doesn't matter, you cast a spell and it either lands in its designated spot on the field, or it resolves and heads into the graveyard. What I always wondered is, whenever there ...
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Eclipse 4 player FFA Convergent Strategy

I can't see how a 4 player game cannot go but one way, every time, if the following (rational) rule applies: You attack whoever is weaker than you but poses a threat. So you have four players. All ...
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Phase 10 card game — playing out

Is it legal to lay out your phase and play out your hand (placing remaining single card in the discard pile) in a given round before all players have had a chance to play in that round (i.e. pick up a ...
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Issues with Infinite Mana Loop and Grindclock/ Clock of Omens Combo

I have an idea for an Instant mil combo involving the below cards: Grindclock Clock of Omens Palladium Myr x2 Myr Galvanizer x2 Darksteel Forge (just so they cant be destroyed, always helpful) I'm ...
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What counts as a creature “in play”?

There's a source that heals you for each creature in play. Obviously creatures already kept (both yours and your opponents) count. However, do unresolved creatures in your own spell count?
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“Analog” version of Kung Fu Chess?

Kung Fu Chess is a real-time chess variant without turns where players may freely move their pieces, subject to a delay period of a few seconds after a move during which a piece cannot be moved again. ...
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Tidehollow Sculler and Ruin Processor

If I play Tidehollow Sculler and remove a card from the game then I play a Ruin Processor to put that card to the graveyard, would my opponent return the card from graveyard to hand when Tidehollow ...
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Who wins when the would-be last wizard standing is killed by a reaction?

Say player A has a spell that kills player B (and any other survivors by the time B dies). Well, it turns out that B has a reaction card waiting that will kill A (but not save B)! Who wins? This ...
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What is the Monopoly M Symbol called?

What is the post 2008 monopoly currency symbol called (M with two lines through it) and is there an alt-code for it? Below is an example of it from Monopoly Deal but it is also used in the regular ...
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Creatures with variable power and toughness

If I summon a creature like Boneyard Wurm whose power and toughness depends on the number of creatures in my graveyard, and afterwards another creature of mine dies, do the Boneyard Wurm's power and ...
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1answer
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Canasta rules for melding and picking up pile

In canasta. Can you meld three wild cards and two jacks to pick up a jack on the discard pile?
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Preventing/minimising damage from beer spills

Spilt some beer on a hand of 7 Wonders cards last night, and it had the potential to completely ruin the cards. As it was, managed to prevent too much serious damage by carefully sliding the cards ...
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How is a roleplaying game not a board game? [closed]

Let's say you have a roleplaying game with these elements: a board on the table, depicting the rooms of a castle miniature pieces on the board, representing the different characters in the game ...
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How can I speed up a game of High Frontier?

I really like High Frontier, but it takes a long time to get going and can take several hours to play. Does anyone know of any house rules to make the game run faster?
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How many attacks does a liberator get?

If I arm a Liberator (http://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/warhammer-aos-liberators-en.pdf) with two warblades how many attacks do I get? I see I get to reroll hit rolls of 1 ...
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Whats the perfect set for Agricola solo series using E, I, and K decks?

Agricola solo series is all about your occupations. Often I have a great card that will help my current game, but I am always thinking about what is the long term significance of keeping it forever. ...
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1answer
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How to Mitigate Snowball Effect of Events

I enjoy the events thematically, but the majority of them seem to be of the general form: Make a [stat] roll. If you succeed, increase [stat], if you fail, decrease [stat]. Because the number of dice ...
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Can my deck have fewer cards after sideboard? [duplicate]

Traditionally, you're supposed to have 60 cards in your main deck, and 15 cards in your sideboard. But let's say that I had 64 cards in my main deck and 15 cards in my sideboard. For game 2 & 3, ...
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Does the “Rule of 15” suggest that you should pass with 13 points (and short spades) in fourth seat?

Only you vulnerable, you have a 13- high card point hand like the following: (s)x (h) AJxx (d) KJxx (c) KJxx. (No x is higher than a 7). Three passes have preceded you. The "Rule of 15" suggests ...
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Does this Go-like game have a name?

I remember playing a slightly Go-like game in primary school, using pen and paper. Both players have a pen of their own color (typically pencil and ballpoint) and take turns drawing dots at ...
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Is there a website where I can play against AI in the board game Abalone?

I'm looking for something like this except online and with AI I can play against. If it's free, that's even better.
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Euchre: When does play begin?

I'm the dealer. The person to the left tells me to pick it up. He plays before I discard. As a result of the fast play, I forget to discard, and in the end of the play, I'm obviously holding onto ...

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