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When you change the skill used, do any modifiers for the original skill still count?

There are several cards and powers that can change what skill is being used to pass a task: Incredible Ninja Leap uses Climbing for any skill, among others. ("I don't need to disguise myself to get ...
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Merciless Eviction, how far does all go?

Got Merciless Eviction from a booster, and it states that you can choose one and then exile all artifacts, creatures, enchantments or planeswalkers. Does this mean that all instances in graveyards and ...
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How does Only A Test affect the end-of-round honor bonuses/penalties?

In Ninja Burger, you can play the card Only A Test in response to failing a mission; it turns out that your manager was just testing you, and does not blame you for failing. How does that affect the ...
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Does the Extremely Clever Disguise discard your Training cards?

In Ninja Burger, you can pick up various forms of training (such as Training Course: Combat), which give you a permanent +1 bonus to a skill (and can be used as an auto-success if played in response ...
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Does “Drive Him Back!” also prevent advancement of the monster on this turn?

Castle Panic's "Drive Him Back" states: Play this card and move 1 Monster all the way back into the Forest, keeping it in the same numbered arc. Does that monster then stay there during the next ...
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How do you determine who goes first in Android Netrunner?

How do you usually determine which player goes first in Android Netrunner?
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How big is a Consuming Aberration after it is stolen with Act of Treason?

Suppose I take a Consuming Aberration with an Act of Treason. Consuming Aberration says: Consuming Aberration's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your opponents' graveyards. ...
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Do my creatures get a boon from previously played spells?

Suppose I am playing modern BW tokens and have a Hero of Bladehold on the field. I cast Zealous Persecution in my main phase. Do the tokens created my my Hero also get the +1/+1 bonus from the ...
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Why should I buy Booster Packs over Battle Packs?

While grabbing some booster packs today I saw a Booster Battle Pack. Looked them up online to see what they were and grabbed one. Doing the math, I determined the following: Booster Pack - $0.26 / ...
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After using Act of Treason and Cloudshift, does a creature re-enter the battlefield under my control?

If player A has a creature, and then on player B's turn, he/she uses Act of Treason on it, and then Cloudshift, does that card, once it has been cloudshift-ed, return to the battlefield under the ...
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Can you combine the Orbital Teleporter's ability with other Alien Tech cards?

Consider the following: I have an Orbital Teleporter and a Stasis Beam I roll 5,5,6 I have 3 ore I place the 6 at the Solar Array to claim 3 energy, then use the Orbital Teleporter to move the 6 ...
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Does the Waymoot get 4 VPs if it shows up on the 1st round?

At the start of the first round, if The Waymoot is one of three starting buildings, do you put 4 VP on it (i.e. 3 from the building description and 1 from the VP on the 1st round area)?
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Can you spend more than 2 gold on the House of Wonder to purchase more than one Cleric or Wizard?

The House of Wonder says you can spend 2 gold to get either a cleric or a wizard. If I have 4 gold, can I get 2 of those adventurers in one turn?
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Can you ever get a player down to just 2 ships?

Alien Frontiers has been carefully designed to prevent any player from being reduced to two ships: you can't use the Terraforming Station (which converts one of your ships into a colony) if you only ...
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1answer
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Can I throw more than one cargo overboard during a single Traitor's turn?

In Mad Zeppelin, during each turn, each player gets two chances to play a Traitor card and take actions with that Traitor. Each traitor searches for cargo and gold, then activates their ability and/or ...
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Can the Crate of Alcohol be played if the wind isn't favorable?

In Mad Zeppelin, you're a Traitor trying to throw cargo off of the airship Nostria to your black-market compatriots on the ground. At the beginning of the turn, the current first player throws three ...
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Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?

As far as I can see, a card counter is still subject to the same mechanic as any other players, but they are able to perform better then most people within these confines. So why is card counting a ...
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Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?

I understand that there needs to be a wide variety of power levels in Magic: The Gathering. Even bad cards will see play in limited formats, some because they fill a specific niche (flying removal, ...
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1answer
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How do Steam Vent and Esper Dash interact?

When Bal-Bas-Beta and Setsuki Hiruki are playing against each other, the moves Steam Vent and Esper Dash have directly conflicting actions. Steam Vent: Start of your turn: Push an opponent from a ...
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193 views

Question on ethics or rules

I would very much like to know the correct ethical procedure for the following play. Hearts are trump. West led a small club North played a small club East played a small spade I as South played a ...
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D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?

The points are truncated (so it technically has 8 sides). The die cannot come to rest on these small, truncated, sides, which have the opposite large side number printed on their face. These seem ...
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5answers
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Card Organization: Multi-Color Cards

As my collection has started growing (new to MtG) I'm now needing to organize. I've done quite a bit of blog reading on the different methods and strategies but one thing I can't quite seem to ...
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221 views

Power Grid - Simpler Resource Grid

I've heard that there is a printable chart for Power Grid somewhere online, possibly BGG. Said chart breaks down the players & steps into individual cards that are more convenient than the bulky ...
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3answers
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Are counters (noun) physical things?

Card example: Beckon Apparition (Gatecrash) There are a lot of cards that use counter as a noun. I did some Googling but I'm just not clear on what I need to use for counters. Are they physical ...
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1answer
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How can I balance mandatory quests in two-player games of Lords of Waterdeep?

I am looking for a variant to balance out mandatory quests when playing 2 player. I understand that normally they are powerful, and exist as a catch up mechanic, allowing all players to target the ...
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Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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1answer
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How do Lasso, The Judge and Belle Star interact with equipment cards?

I am wondering how Lasso/The Judge/Belle Star should interact with equipment cards, since the rule book doesn't seem to be very clear about interactions with other expansions. Lasso: cards in play ...
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Can “aggressive” or unusual play in blackjack get someone thrown out of a casino?

One example of such a play is "splitting tens." That is an agressive play that's usually foolish, except when someone is "card counting"? When suspected, card counters are "barred" from casinos (or ...
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What are some good introductory rules to bridge?

I've tried to learn how to play bridge before, but there are so many variations (even on the Wikipedia page) that it's hard to keep track of everything and pin down exactly one way of playing it that ...
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3answers
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Is a card set aside with an Island considered “In Play”?

For example, can I set aside my Lighthouse on an Island to protect myself from attacks throughout the game? My opinion is that Yes, cards set aside using Islands are still 'In Play', as this makes ...
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Model Decks for Game of Thrones The Card Game?

I've recently bought the game of thrones card game, and a group of friends and I enjoyed playing the core game so much we've bought all the basic house expansions. I don't think any of our players ...
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Preventing early elimination from ruining someone's first game of Diplomacy?

I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience ...
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2answers
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How are the maps provided with Diplomacy supposed to be used?

(I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience ...
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2answers
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Why should I ever go green?

My friends an I have tried playing this game a few times now and have come to the conclusion that going a green never wins. Green cards do not seem to be more powerful than red cards and yet red cards ...
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Can casinos protect themselves against card counters by limiting bet variations in blackjack?

For reason discussed below, "card counters" make their money by observing the flow of cards as they leave the deck. This is legal in most cases (although it's a felony to use a "device" such as a ...
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Can I target an indestructible creature with a 'destroy target creature' spell?

Of course the spell won't resolve, but is the indestructible creature a legal target for a spell with the effect "destroy target creature"? For example, can I target Gideon, Champion of Justice, ...
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How do Rum and Lucky Duke/Horse Shoes interact?

With the introduction of the Gold Rush expansion, there is no FAQ on how to handle Lucky Duke/Horse Shoes with Rum. Lucky Duke says each time he "draws!" flip the top two cards and chose one. Horse ...
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Can one player put more than one of his agents at Waterdeep Harbor?

In Lords of Waterdeep, can I place more than one of my agents at Waterdeep Harbor? For example, at the end of the round, can two of my agents occupy two spaces at Waterdeep Harbor?
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Diana Stanley dreams of a sunken city

Does Diana Stanley gain sanity from doom tokens when the environment "Dream of a Sunken City" is in play? Diana Stanley's unique ability: Dark Insight - Any Phase: Gain 1 Sanity or 1 Stamina each ...
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In bridge, are “sequences” more valuable than non-sequences of similar point count?

In backgammon, for instance, sequences of "points" are more valuable than the same number of points out of sequence. That is the 6-5, or 6-5-4 points, are more valuable than the 6-4, or 6-4-2 points ...
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Rolling for Horror Between Rooms with No Door

The setup for Story 2 contains adjacent rooms with no wall or door. The rules say that you must roll for horror when entering a room with a monster or when a monster enters the room. My assumption ...
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2answers
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Confused About Stunned Investigators

When an investigator is stunned I understand that it limits the moves from 2 to 1. Optionally, the investigator can spend their action to remove the stun. If I spend the action first, is the move ...
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Can an investigator carry more than one weapon?

The rule book doesn't say anything specifically about this (or I'm just missing it). Does anyone know if an investigator can carry more than one weapon and if so, do you choose which weapon you're ...
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854 views

Can I save my spark trooper with a delayed flicker?

What exactly defines the beginning and end of a specific step? Because I'm wondering if my logic seems solid enough. I'm thinking of trying to avoid the sac requirement on my Spark Trooper by using ...
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1answer
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Can the Balrog be used before going into decline?

My friends and I had an argument over this the other night. The rules say that the Balrog can be used at "any point during your turn." So I attempted to use him to ruin my friends day (taking out one ...
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365 views

What is the name of this game where you place colored cubes on a tiled grid?

I played a game about 5 years ago; pretty sure it would be classified as a Euro game. You have a player mat made by putting a few tiles together, I think a 2x2 square of square tiles. Each tile has a ...
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Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6

Has anyone tried this? Does it break the game? Does it make it easier/quicker? Assuming a 1 gave no resources to anyone and a 7 still invoked the robber how different a game would this make Settlers? ...
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Do other players replenish their traded cards after a trading phase in Bohnanza?

In Bohnanza say I have 5 cards during a round. Another player is in his trading phase and I trade a card with him, I put the traded card on my trading area and then plant it on my field. I'm now down ...
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Can an indestructible creature die by a combination of damage and -X/-X effects?

Say I have a 5/5 indestructible creature. An opponent plays a 3 damage spell on this creature. After that spell resolves, the opponent then plays a spell which gives the creature -2/-2 until end of ...
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Can non basic lands be tapped for colorless mana?

For example, Evolving Wilds has a mana fixing ability, but it doesn't say you can tap it for mana. Other non-basic lands have a mana ability listed on the card. Should I assume that Evolving Winds ...

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