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Will an object trigger if the source is sacrificed to pay a cost?

Will "When/Whenever Foo" trigger if the source is sacrificed to pay a cost for Foo? Examples If I activate Birthing Pod's ability and sacrifice Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, will Kurkesh trigger, ...
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Why can the activated ability of Genju of the Fields stack multiple times?

According to a ruling on Genju of the Fields, its activated ability can be activated multiple times to enhance its lifelink effects: 8/1/2005: When activated multiple times, it will have the ...
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When taking damage to an outfit, does damaging an arming space also apply a -1 to the outfit's die?

The Xia rules are just slightly vague about damage to outfits. It has two separate sections for "putting damage on an outfit" and "putting damage on a use space": Use Space: If the (damage marker) ...
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Must a “target creature” be on the battlefield?

If an ability says "target creature," does the creature have to be on the battlefield? I think I found a loophole that depends on the answer.
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Trading item cards to another player that already has 5

On a player's turn can they give an item card to another player that already has 5 cards? Would that player just have to discard a card or is it not allowed?
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In Scarborough Fair, how is the length of a path defined?

The rules say that the customer always takes the shortest number of paths to the next stage. It also says that the number of tents along the way is irrelevant. Is path defined as a segment between ...
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Do Monstrous Creatures still only have AP6 when using Scything Talons?

Scything Talons have AP6, but to me it seems odd that a creature the size of a Carnifex with talons nearly twice the size of a human would have trouble cutting its way through a Guardsman's flak vest. ...
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Different backgammon variation name

In my country and in Greece we have three variations of Backgammon. The basic one that is played all around the world and two others. I am looking for the name of on of the two different ones and if ...
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Splitting Movement and Support

In the following example from the rulebook, Tyrell attacks Blackwater using two knights from the Reach with support from a knight in King's Landing, resulting in an initial combat strength of 7. If ...
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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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Does the robot's 6-cost development counters count towards Galactic Federation?

During solo-play, if the robot successfully places Galactic Federation, do each of the 6-cost counters earned by the robot also earn the additional 2 VPs from Galactic Federation? This is from the ...
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What are common strategies for beating the robot in Race For The Galaxy?

I recently got the The Gathering Storm expansion to Race For The Galaxy and I've played solo against the robot about twelve times, winning only once. I consider myself a competent player ...
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What are some options on using the blank cards in the The Gathering Storm Expansion?

I just got the Race For The Galaxy: The Gathering Storm expansion and it come with 18 blank cards. What are my options for setting up these blank cards? I'm worried I'll drastically alter the game ...
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What are the password requirements for the new Planewalker points system?

What are the requirements for the new planeswalker points login system? I attempted to log in with my DCI number today (which I don't do often) and it informed me I needed to upgrade my account. It ...
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If you help someone in combat and you lose, do you both get the 'bad stuff'

If you are facing a monster, but don't have enough fighting power to win in combat, you can persuade another player to help you. This adds their combat power to yours. What happens if the monster ...
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Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?

My Question: It seems like you'd want to make it across the board faster to take control of the board, so... Why would you not move your pawn TWO spaces (instead of one) during your first moves in ...
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Splitting Movement and Power Tokens

When resolving a march order, you can split the movement of your troops into several adjacent territories, but only one of those territories may contain units of another house. Does moving into an ...
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Limits to cities of a given resource in Antike Duellum?

In a current game on Yucata.de (http://www.yucata.de/en/Game/CasusBelli/4606422), both my opponent and I have tried to build gold producing cities and failed. We have a total of 10 gold cities on the ...
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Does the attack or defender decide the order of damage assignment to blockers?

I read from the comprehensive rules guide that there is a damage assignment order, but I've always played the game as if there was a blocking order. Here is the relevant text: 509.2. Second, for ...
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When to discard with Oasis

When do you discard? Immediately after drawing, and before playing more actions? Or can you start/continue a chain of actions, which might include drawing more cards, and then discard after? I ...
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Do opposite counters coexist or cancel each other out? [duplicate]

Nuance abounds nowadays; whereas it was commonplace to mentally coalesce opposing counters on a permanent, I imagine doing so is incorrect. Scenario 1 Suppose one Sengir Vampire has amassed five ...
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Is putting multiple counters onto a target an atomic action?

Consider these two cards: Fathom Mage Whenever a +1/+1 counter is placed on Fathom Mage, you may draw a card. Dragonscale Boon Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature and untap it. ...
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In what zone do the lingering effects of spells reside?

Cyclopean Tomb, for example, creates an effect that continues for the rest of the game, even if it is destroyed. Is there a name for the conceptual "board" of lingering effects whose originating ...
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Does John Pain get cards drawn at the beginning of a player's turn or from Stage Coach and Wells Fargo?

The "Wild West Show" character John Pain states: If [John] has less than 6 cards in hand, each time any player "draws!", John adds the card just drawn to his hand. I've always interpreted this as ...
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If both players are killed at the same time, do they both die?

I play Magic: The Gathering and I just had a really strange game with my opponent. We were both about to die (both sides with 2 life) when we both set down instants that damaged each other (at the ...
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Can Fog Bank be killed by combat damage?

Let's say I have a 4/4 Serra Angel and my opponent has defender 0/2 Fog Bank, which has Defender, flying, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Fog Bank. Since my Serra Angel ...
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End of Times Summoning Spells

My friend and I have played several games of End of Times now and I was re-reading the rules for summoning units. I am sure that you can only summon something from the undead legions list... however I ...
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Does doubling counters trigger Hardened Scales?

I have a Hardened Scales and Setessan Oathsworn with no counters on the battlefield. I cast Solidarity of Heroes on the Oathsworn, it gets three counters from it's heroic trigger which happens while ...
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Can I attack a player directly if they still have a flying defender?

Let's say I had a 4/2 Spiked Baloth (with trample, which is not relevant) and my opponent has an untapped 1/1 Bird with flying, and he has only 2 lives and I want to finish him off. Can I attack ...
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When is Ferocious checked?

When is Ferocious checked?   A. When casting begins   B. When the spell resolves   C. Both of the above   D. It depends I think the answer is D. If I ...
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Rules for bribes when “Asking For Help” in turn vs bribing outside of a turn

In the Munchkin instructions it says: You can bribe someone to help. In fact, you'll probably have to. You may offer your helper any Item(s) you are currently carrying, or any number of the ...
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Is giving away items as bribes to other players restricted to table cards?

Under "trading" in the Munchkin instructions it states that: You may trade Items (but not other cards) with other players. You may only trade Items from the table - not from your hand. but in ...
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Rules for giving away “big item” if you do not have 1000 gold pieces of items to sell

In the instructions for Munchkin it states: If something lets you have more than one Big item (for instance, the Dwarf race) and you lose the ability, you must either correct the problem ...
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Does discarding a Race or Class card at “any time” apply to both your hand and cards in play? [duplicate]

In the instructions for Munchkin it says: "You can discard a Race card at any time, even in combat" "You can discard a Class card at any time, even in combat" but it doesn't state whether this ...
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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 ...
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When discarding the card in the Love Letter, is it mandatory to show the card you had?

I need a claryfication of the rules: Let's say another player uses Baron and compares his card with mine, mine being the lower valued one. I know that I'm out of this round at that point, but what ...
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Deck card rules for MTG [duplicate]

I'm new to the game and trying to make my first deck. My understanding of the card rule is I can only have four cards of one type. Does this mean I can only have four rat cards total or four rat cards ...
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Enchantment and other continuous effects priority [duplicate]

I have read a lot of questions about the priority in the stack and the triggered abilities. However, I would like to validate my understanding of the continuous effects priority rule. 613.6. ...
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Can you “steal” if the last piece lands in the hole it came from?

In the version of Mancala that i play, if the last stone of the move lands in an empty hole, the pieces in the opposite hole are "stolen" (removed and placed in the "thief's" home hole). Must the ...
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Clone-ing a Vesuvan Doppelganger

If a Vesuvan Doppelganger is in play having assumed the characteristics of, say, a Royal Assassin, would cloning the Doppelganger at this point be tantamount to having cast a second Doppelganger? ...
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When resolving Extract, do I need to know what card I'm looking for?

Extract is a Sorcery which reads: Search target player's library for a card and exile it. Then that player shuffles his or her library. Which option below, if either, is equivalent to the actual ...
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Llawanor Elves Trampled on desert Oasis. Act of God or Force of Nature?

Suppose the defending player has an untapped Oasis in play, a Circle of Protection: Green, and an untapped 1/1 Llanowar Elves, which has just been assigned to block a strong creature with trample, ...
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Name of empire building game with negotiated alliances?

Over the summer I played a board game in which players took on the role of 19th(?) century European powers, and accumulated score by owning 'control points' in various geographic regions around the ...
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How do casinos split uneven bet?

For example if I bet $5 and get a blackjack that pays 3:2, this means that I should get payed 7.5. The problem is that the there is no $0.5 dollar chip. How this situation is handled in the casinos? ...
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Flying enemy disk ending on friendly disk under King Daqan's protection

The disk "King Daqan" has the text Enemy Disks may not Activate to Attack other friendly Disks within 6" of unpinned, Unactivated King Daqan. If a flying disk attempts to fly over a friendly disk but ...
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Kruphix and Omnath, what color is the mana

Both Kruphix, God of Horizons and Omnath, Locus of Mana stop unused mana from emptying from your mana pool at the end fo each step. Omnath only works for green and keeps it green, while Kruphix works ...
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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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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's “age of empire” variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

The third edition of Twilight Imperium has become one of the most-played games as of late, and we have finally begun to incorporate the first expansion into the game. In the core TI3 rules is an ...
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What happens when more than one creature dies causing a trigger

Overseer of the Damned is a creature with the ability "Whenever a nontoken creature an opponent controls dies, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped" Now, lets say 3 of my ...
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Does exiling a morph card face down for the turn bring it back face up?

For example, if I play Akroma, Angel of Fury down for its morph cost, then a Momentary Blink on the face down creature, does it come back into play face up?

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