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Am I required to shuffle my opponent's deck?

During pregame, Anthony shuffles his own deck and then presents it to his opponent, Nathan. Is Nathan obligated to shuffle Anthony's deck? Is cutting the deck acceptable? Is doing nothing acceptable? ...
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1answer
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If a judge disallows “Direct” spells, can they still be played?

I'm a bit confused on what to do, here. My judge specifically disallows "Direct" spells, and his Judgement type is "Eject". I thought that his disallowing "Direct" spells would just prevent us from ...
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1answer
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How do I handle a late player for Battlestar Galactica?

I have a player that may be later for a start of a game. How can I incorporate them into a session of BSG? I see two simple ways of doing this: Create the character at setup time and "zombiefy" ...
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Can white tokens be used to pay for white mana in a convoke cost?

Can white tokens be used to pay for white mana in a convoke cost? I know that tokens with summoning sickness can tap for convoke, but I was wondering if these tokens are considered "white". For ...
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1answer
170 views

Returning agents to pool in in Waterdeep Harbor phase

If I move an agent from Waterdeep Harbour and complete a quest which allows me to return agents to my pool, can I assign those agents again this round? If so, can these agents be placed in the ...
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Will I die if I lose enough life to kill me from an effect that also heals me?

What happens if I dip below 1 life from an effect that will also heal me after the damage is dealt? For example: If I bolt myself while I'm at 3 or less with a Soulfire Grand Master on the board? ...
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1answer
100 views

When does Skullcage have its effect activated?

I am new to Magic, so forgive me if this is common knowledge. Does the opponent's draw step happen before or after the Skullcage condition is checked?
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3answers
585 views

Am I allowed to shuffle my hand when ever I want?

A friend just told me I'm not allowed to, when he played a spell that lets him instantly chose a blind card from my hand to graveyard it. As I played with my decks first card open, I knew which he ...
3
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1answer
45 views

Scoring clarification for end of campaign/day of rest

In Libertalia, the last paragraph of page 9 in the rulebook states: The players then move their score token a number of spaces equal to their total fortune (in doubloons) on the score track. ...
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Granting 1 point to opponent after saying GO [duplicate]

In Cribbage play, people tell me that the rule for granting an opponent one point when you say "Go" has been done away with in tournament play. Is this true?
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How does one defeat an enemy's True-Name Nemesis?

In Magic the Gathering, there is a card called True-Name Nemesis. This card, when entering the battlefield, allows the caster to select an opponent. Once selected, True-Name Nemesis gets protection ...
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59 views

Probabilities: Backgammon - final move

So I was playing a lot of backgammon lately, and I noticed something. It seemed like I was "going out" on doubles more often than not. And my initial reaction was "Shouldn't that be, at best, a 1 in 6 ...
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1answer
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Small world, spider's web, when lava conquers, does it give victory points at the end?

When using the Lava special power from the Spider's Web expansion, do spaces with lava count as 'occupied' to score victory points? Or do they just count as a 'defense' until your next turn?
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How can we determine the winner in Love Letter if the last two players tie and have the same value of cards discarded?

At the end of the game, both remaining players have a Baron. The sum of all cards discarded by both players is equal. Who wins?
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1answer
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Is the pandemic + on the brink expansion easier than the standard game? (no challenges)

The On the Brink expansion adds the following to the base game: More event cards. More roles. It also adds the possibility of playing with 5 players and some extra challenges with their own set of ...
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0answers
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Where can I find strategy advice?

Where can I find books or online resources in English with detailed strategies for the card game Shelem? I am looking for the level of detail one can easily find for chess or Bridge, for example, a ...
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1answer
59 views

When you don't have enough food on Christmas, what happens when you choose thumbs up?

In our game, we ran into the Christmas crossroads card while there was only 1 food in our supply: Thumbs up: Spend 5 food. Gain 1 morale. If Forest Plum is in play [snip: the survivors get an ...
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1answer
40 views

Legend of Drizzt - How may items per Hero Phase?

I didn't notice anything in the rulebook about how many items can be used in each player's Hero Phase. Is it just 1, or are multiple items allowed to be used?
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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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2answers
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Am I right in understanding that if my supply drops due to losing territory, this won't affect my armies until the supply card is drawn?

I'm getting prepared to play GoT for the first time, I just wanted to clarify this rule. Let's say I have 2 supply, this allows me to have one 3 army, and two 2 armies. I muster up until I'm at my ...
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1answer
128 views

In MTG when can I tap land [duplicate]

If I tap a land, end my turn, and then play an instant allowing me to untap it again, can I tap that land for more mana, and when does that mana get used up. Basically, if I tap mana on my opponents ...
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2answers
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What are bidding sequences in which the responder is likely to be the “captain” of the partnership?

I can think of two: The first one is when the opener bids no trump. Then the responder knows that the opener has a "balanced" hand, and 15-17 high card points for 1NT, 20-21 for 2NT, etc. Another ...
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69 views

Texas holdem who wins [closed]

So in Texas holdem if two players have a straight with the same card who wins, (one player has a pair of 6s and the other player has a king)??
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1answer
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Can you construct a railway to Toulon through Marseille? (Paris Connection)

A round in Paris Connection will end, when someone constructs a route to Marseille. If player A has enough pawns to construct a route also to Toulon, can he/she also make a route to Toulon on the ...
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1answer
35 views

Late Arrival: What to do with the other two cards? (Guillotine)

The "Late Arrival" card tells to look at the top 3 cards, and add one of them to the end of the line. What should one do with the other two cards?
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1answer
40 views

ACT5 and ACT6 + pay extra spades

Is it possible to pay extra spades (with for example workers) when you choose power action 5 or 6? Thanks in advance.
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1answer
761 views

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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1answer
187 views

Can Breaker Bay Grid be used to reduce cost of other Regions?

Breaker Bay Grid states: The rez cost of cards in this server is lowered by 5. Limit 1 region per server. Can this be used to lower the cost of rezzing another Region (and then trashing ...
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1answer
152 views

Is there an equivalent of gatherer for Duels of the Planeswalkers?

Gatherer is a fantastic resource for finding cards in paper magic, but does not seem to me to contain any way of getting only Duels of the Planeswalkers cards. Neither the Expansion, Format or Block ...
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155 views

Is there an English name for this popular Lebanese card game?

This is a trick taking game played with a standard suite of cards. There is a variant where the jokers are used, but I will be describing the standard game. The translation of the name is '400'. It ...
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How to quantify first player advantage?

In playing a two player variant of sheepshead, the group I play with decided that it wasn't that much fun. So I simplified it, and taught it to my niece (5 years old) as a start to learning about ...
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2answers
319 views

Alhambra end of turn: restocking hands?

Do you restock hand cards at the end of each turn, yes or no? We've always played it so you restock your hand to four cards, as is explicitly stated in the Dutch rules. Other languages aren't as ...
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1answer
187 views

Double Gleam of Authority interaction [duplicate]

If 2 copies of Gleam of Authority are on the board would that mean that +1/+1 counters would bounce back and fourth to infinity?
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2answers
82 views

What is this notation for dimensions: 2-11/16“ x 3-13/16”

I am looking for dividers to order a card collection. I find some on a website but I really don't understand the dimensions: 2-11/16" x 3-13/16". Is it (2*11/16)" x (3*13/16)"? It would be rather ...
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2answers
148 views

Origin of scores for letters in Scrabble (in relation to their frequency in a langauge)

In Scrabble, each letter is worth a number of points. Typically, the rarer the letter, the more score it has, see Scrabble letter distribution and score. Does anyone know how these scores are being ...
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1answer
46 views

You may destroy target base - can this destroy outposts before combat damage is done?

Some cards have an ability - 'you may destroy target base'. The rules say that a ships primary ability is triggered immediately when it is played. If I use a ship with that ability and combat points, ...
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2answers
201 views

Looking for name of a double ended connector

I'm building a board game that connects pieces together, like a puzzle, but they can be flipped over, so I have found a picture of what I think would be a good connector piece, but I'm not sure what ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Cribbage scoring for one hand less starter card

What would be the score count for a hand with 3 - fours and 1 - seven my thought is 12. For 3 - fours equal 6 points (3 royal pairs) and the three royal pairs of 2-fours and the seven = 6 points.
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1answer
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How are missing alerts handled?

If a side misses an alert and the other side protests, the tournament director must decide if the missing alert is a disadvantage for the protesting side. It is not possible to check, if the ...
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3answers
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Does the possibility of claiming tricks prevent the defense from profitting from declarer's errors?

Suppose, the declarer claims 12 tricks in a slam, but you have the opinion that declarer can make a mistake. Can you demand declarer to play it out, or does the tournament director decide how many ...
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1answer
30 views

Are diagonal corners concidered adjacent?

For purposes of movement and weapon range, are diagonally connected corners concidered adjacent?
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1answer
70 views

Investment Mechanics [closed]

I'm designing a board game about gem collecting. To collect gems players must invest on different gems in their turns (i.e. resource collecting is done using investment). Investment part in my design ...
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0answers
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What is the longest possible suit for a player in a par-zero-deal?

S AKJ97 H J63 D 987 C A9 S QT865432 S H 9 H AQT72 D J3 D AKQT C 54 ...
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1answer
46 views

What happens if you pass backwards over a red line?

Quite often in games, you'll go into negative reputation, and move backwards on the reputation track. What should you do here re: adjusting reputation and income? Should re-decrease your income and ...
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2answers
245 views

What all does Blood Moon affect?

1: If Blood Moon is on the battlefield, will Back to Basics, Burning Earth, etc. have any effect? 2: What about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? 3: Will a nonbasic with Wild Growth get an extra green mana? ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Eclipse - Influence action to remove enemy discs?

Here's the scenario: I have a ship currently in an opponent's sector, he has no ships. Do the rules allow for me to remove his influence disc and place one of my own? The rules (2nd ed) around ...
2
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1answer
38 views

How can I handicap?

I have suburbia, and I quite like it. However, some of the people I play with, don't quite have the cutthroat edge to win. It makes not so fun to play if I win every game. What's an effective way ...
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2answers
194 views

Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres?

A friend and I have been developing a game but we've had some difficulty establishing the specific genre we think it should fit in. Our game design uses printed cards to be distributed CCG-style in ...
2
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1answer
56 views

When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?

As I mentioned in another question, I recently got the On-the-Brink expansion and have been a bit puzzled with the BT challenge gameplay. I was looking for gameplay videos but haven't found any.. My ...
2
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1answer
291 views

Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?

My buddies and I have been hooked on Pandemic lately and I just picked up the On-the-Brink expansion for Pandemic. I was reading the rulebook yesterday and I'm not quite sure if I get the ...

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