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Are you allowed to play Blackjack on your own with one hand?

My dad said the house has the advantage in Blackjack because you can't play one hand against the dealer, you can only play on your own if you play two hands, and this gives them an edge. I know their ...
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Questionable borders on seazone 3

When my friends and I play Axis & Allies 1942 we have trouble distinguishing a couple borders along seazone 3, pictured below. In each case you can see a little sliver of land that is barely ...
2
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1answer
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Tyr's Hand - Rule Check

I have Tyr's Hand installed in a remote server and Heimdall 2.0 protecting it. The runner declares a run and approaches Heimdall 2.0. I pay to rez the ice, and the runner decides to break all three ...
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1answer
99 views

Reverse the Sands and Sanguine Bond

If I have Sanguine Bond on the battlefield, and I play Reverse the Sands, will the redistribution of life trigger Sanguine Bond if I choose to distribute less life to my opponent than he originally ...
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4answers
165 views

What are desirable planeswalker characteristics?

Some planeswalkers, such as Jace, Architect of Thought and Domri Rade have seen a lot of tournament play, while others, such as Gideon, Champion of Justice and Vraska the Unseen are rarely used in ...
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1answer
104 views

Platinum Emperion and Tree of Redemption

If I have a Platinum Emperion on the battlefield and I tap my Tree of Redemption, will the Tree still change it's toughness to my current life total, or will the Platinum Emperion negate that effect, ...
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Why is Sword of Body and Mind regarded as the weakest of the Swords?

Sword of Body and Mind is part of a 5-card cycle: Sword of Body and Mind Sword of War and Peace Sword of Feast and Famine Sword of Fire and Ice Sword of Light and Shadow All cards in this cycle ...
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140 views

Crypt Incursion stack help

So me and my mate are just looking for clarification about Crypt Incursion. For example, I play Crypt Incursion, targeting my graveyard. In response he plays Crypt Incursion and also wants to target ...
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Does the order that cards are played have any effect? (Specifically poison)

If I play a Poison card (from the Ninja faction) on a 3 power minion that minion now has 0 as that is the minimum. Poison: Play on a minion. Destroy any number of actions on it. Ongoing: This ...
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1answer
108 views

Does double strike work whilst blocking?

I'm attacking with a 1/1 Satyr Grovedancer. My opponent blocks with a 1/2 Two-Headed Cerberus with double strike. Does double strike still apply when the creature is blocking? I understand my Satyr ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

In the Dance with Dragons expansion, the house card for Margaery Tyrell reads "If you are defending your home or a territory that has power token on it, the final combat strength of your opponent is ...
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319 views

Can I tap a card after I assign it to block? [duplicate]

During the combat phase, after I assign a blocker, can I then tap that blocker for its activated ability? What would happen? For example, say that a 1/1 Saproling token equipped with Healer's Headress ...
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If I respond to a permanent resolving is it in play when my spell/ability resolves?

Lets say that at my opponent's end step I cast Bile Blight on his Pack Rat that he already has 3 of total on the field, then he activates the ability of pack rat in response, can I respond to the ...
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1answer
117 views

What classic playing card game has the most complicated (standard) rules dictating the replacement of cards on the table? [closed]

I am intrigued by the idea of cards on the table being randomly replaced from one or another stacks. I'd like to see the 'maxima' of this kind of rule-set. I'm sure that anything ...
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2answers
72 views

In Smash Up, is the Zeppelin action ongoing?

The Zeppelin action, from the SteamPunk faction, has a talent to move a minion to or from the base on which it was played. It does not specify "ongoing" in its text, but it seems that this has to be ...
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2answers
326 views

Should you reveal who was a spy and who wasn't at the end of a game?

I guess this is possibly up to house rules/who is playing. On one hand, revealing who were the spies also reveals people's play styles, which might make it a bit less fun for future games. It would ...
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4answers
158 views

Why might a leader propose a team they don't plan to approve?

In a previous question a commenter mentioned that team leader might propose a team, that they don't intend to approve. Presumably this has something to do with either seeing how other people vote to ...
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3answers
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Grave Betrayal vs. Blightsteel Colossus

My opponent has to sacrifice a creature. He sacrifices a Blightsteel Colossus. I have Grave Betrayal on the battlefield. Will my opponent get to shuffle the colossus into his deck again, or will it ...
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1answer
111 views

Pharika's Mender, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Rescue From The Underworld

I have an Elvish Mystic (EM) and Pharika Mender (PM) in my graveyard, and a Gray Merchant of Asphodel (GMOA)on the battlefield. At the end of my opponent's turn, I play Rescue from The Underworld ...
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2answers
401 views

How does Humility affect creatures with an Echo cost?

If I cast a card with Echo and Humility is in play do I still have to pay the echo cost?
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1answer
43 views

Can you move your keeper with creepers using the teleport card?

In Star Fluxx, can you move your keeper with creeper(s) attached to another player using Teleporter card?
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1answer
64 views

Is anyone aware of any score keeping apps (BB10 or Android) that can keep track of score (including extra meta-data)?

I know there are lots of apps (eg: keepscore, scorekeeper, endless variations of those words) that can keep a simple tally for various players for generic games. I am looking for one that can: Keep ...
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1answer
92 views

Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.

Really - the team approval phase is the only part where people's agreement/disagreement about who are the spies/etc have substance. What commonly happens is that two of three people will be arguing ...
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1answer
44 views

Do spells continue to use hand(s) on following rounds of combat?

If I use a spell in combat (eg: Shriveling) on one turn of combat, and it succeeds, on a subsequent round of combat, does the spell still use up any "hands" for combat? OR After casting a spell, on ...
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1answer
134 views

What is Ol' George's Nail Wail?

This has been sitting on the bookshelf in my parents' house since I was a kid, and to this day, I still have no idea what it is or how to play: It was given to us by my grandma, and the best my dad ...
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1answer
224 views

Can I activate mana abilities even if I don't need the mana?

Rule 605.3a says: A player may activate an activated mana ability whenever he or she has priority, whenever he or she is casting a spell or activating an ability that requires a mana payment, or ...
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114 views

How does Humility affect Bestowable creatures?

Humility says each creature loses it's abilities. So how does that work with bestowable creatures? Normally, for auras, as I understand it, it depends on the timestamp that the aura vs. the humility ...
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How to make a hexagonal board?

Two of my friends and I are developing a board game based on moving around a hexagonal board. We're testing it on the map printed on 4x A4 sheets merged with adhesive tape. What I'm trying now is to ...
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2answers
253 views

Do I draw a card if I enchant an opponent's Eidolon of Blossoms with Hypnotic Siren?

The situation is just as stated in the title: my opponent controls Eidolon of Blossoms: Whenever Eidolon of Blossoms or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card. ...
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0answers
45 views

Mansions of Madness, Custom Scenarios: where to start?

My gaming group has finished all of the official MoM scenarios a couple of times, and have been looking for some good custom fan-made ones to try out. However, I'm not even sure where to start ...
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2answers
193 views

Mana Ramp for White and Blue? [closed]

What are some ramp cards for White or Blue decks (excluding High Tide in Blue)? Formats: All excluding Vintage.
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2answers
700 views

What does Will of the Council do with 2 Players?

Will of the Council -- Starting with you, each player votes for X. The X with the most votes does YZ. What happens when you have only two players, therefore making it in some cases impossible for ...
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1answer
273 views

Is there a standard way to number the faces of a 20-sided die?

I hold a 20-sided die (icosahedron) in my hand. As with any other die, to help fairness, values on opposing sides sum to twice the mean (as explained here). I know that in a "normal" 6-sided die, ...
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1answer
69 views

Creating A Board Game [closed]

I'm no expert in Board Game making and wanted to ask you people a question. I'm making a board game me and couple of friends can play. The problem is that i decided to keep 200 tiles for a very big ...
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1answer
171 views

Can you dredge twice for one card draw?

Say I have two Life from the Loams in my graveyard. Can I dredge twice — once for each of the Life from the Loams — when drawing my first card on my turn? I assume the answer is no, but I figured I'd ...
2
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1answer
80 views

WH/40k - The age-old instant death and multiwound models question

I'm asking this because I can't find an up-to-date and credible source of information on the subject (since it has apparently changed at least once over the years). My question is, when does instant ...
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1answer
303 views

Permanent +1/+1, and −1/−1 until end of turn

As I understand things, if my Korozda Gorgon gives −1/−1 counter to a creature that has a +1/+1 counter on it, as a state-based effect the −1/−1 cancels one of the +1/+1 ...
3
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1answer
151 views

Improve the Power of creatures in the graveyard?

So I have a deck that relies a lot on the Scavenge1 mechanic, and I was wondering if there was a good, effective way to improve the Power of creatures in the graveyard, so that I get more +1/+1 ...
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1answer
116 views

Are there any Xanathar Strategies for Skullport

I played a game of Lords of Waterdeep and received The Xanathar as my lord, who in my opinion is the worst of them all. My question is are there any viable strategies to win with the Xanathar, ...
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2answers
1k views

Can non-creature permanents have +1/+1 counters?

Say I have a Blinkmoth Nexus and Steel Overseer out. I tap the Steel Overseer for his ability to put +1/+1 counters while my Blinkmoth is a creature, and it gains a counter. After my Blinkmoth goes ...
3
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1answer
54 views

How does Diver movement work in forbidden island?

I played my first few games of Forbidden Island last night, and one of the roles we played was the Diver. We weren't 100% sure of the meaning of his special ability, so I wanted to ask if anyone had ...
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1answer
148 views

Does Athreos work on countered or discarded creatures?

So I know that if I have Athreos, God of Passage on the field and a creature spell is countered, it still counts as dying and Athreos's effect still kicks in. I was told it's because the creature ...
5
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1answer
140 views

Unearth and Return-to-Hand costs

I have Sedris, the Traitor King on the battlefield and a Grinning Ignus in my graveyard. I use the unearth ability Sedris grants to unearth my Grinning Ignus. Can I activate the Grinning Ignus's ...
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2answers
199 views

Storage for Eldritch Horror

Is there an optimal strategy for storing Eldritch Horror cards and tokens so that game play is facilitated. I am not looking for answers that including "zip bags" and other things to keep the game ...
5
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1answer
933 views

Would Guttersnipe plus a cyphered card result in an infinite loop of damage?

Guttersnipe says: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Guttersnipe deals 2 damage to each opponent. Hidden Strings says: You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or ...
2
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0answers
86 views

is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
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1answer
243 views

MTG: Can negative counters kill a creature?

I'm a MTG newbie and I have a question about some instant spells that add negative counters to a creature (for example, when this creature enters the battlefield, target creature gets -3/-3 until end ...
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Can I transform Skinshifter twice in one turn?

Let's say that you have Skinshifter in play and your opponent attacks with a 3/3 token. You choose to block with Skinshifter and in response to the block, transform him into a 4/4 rhino creature with ...
8
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1answer
145 views

Are “permanently” gained abilities copiable?

So I haven't been quite able to comprehend how copy effects interact with stuff not printed on the card itself. What happens when a creature that was revived with Fated Return is then copied by, say, ...
4
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1answer
113 views

How to win 2 player Pandemic as Quarantine Specialist and Contingency Planner

When playing with just two players in vanilla pandemic, what strategies are best when the the player's roles are contingency planner and quarantine specialist? Who should be doing what?

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