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Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?

My friends and I are relatively new to MtG. At some point, one of them introduced us to the idea of mana weaving, and we'd do this to declump our decks prior to a very thorough shuffling. However, at ...
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What's a good way to shuffle small decks of cards?

In the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, there are a lot of small deck of cards to shuffle: 1 to 6 15-cards character decks and 3 to 8 10-card location decks, depending on the number of players. Due to ...
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Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion [closed]

My wife and I really enjoy playing board games IF we can find the right game. Seems to be that there is a love it or hate it reaction from my wife (I'm pretty game for anything). My wife likes the ...
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Can you use ports or markets after playing all action disks?

In Archipelago, say you have already played all your action discs, but for an arbitrary reason you did not use your ports or markets. Does this means you cannot use them anymore in this action phase?
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Disembarking meeples in scenarios that begin in the sea

In the solo expansion of Archipelago, there are some scenarios (for instance, the Barbe Bleu) where you start with some meeples and a ship in the sea. Since the rules say you skip Turn #0, the only ...
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Limit to the amount of resources a player can spend when handling a crisis

In Archipelago is there any limit to the amount of resources a single player can spend to deal with an internal or external crisis?
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When playing Remodel in Dominion, must you gain a new card?

In Dominion, do the rules permit you to use the Remodel card to trash a card without gaining a new one? For instance, could I just Remodel a Curse without taking an Estate (or other card costing up ...
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Can I use Trait Doctoring to to make a Circle of Protection monocolor or multicolor?

Can Trait Doctoring be used to change a Circle of Protection (whatever color) into protection from mono or multicolor? Trait Doctoring reads Change the text of target permanent by replacing all ...
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Do I use the original start tile when playing The River?

Yesterday I bought the Carcassonne board game and it comes with the mini-expansion The River. I read the rules but they don't clarify whether the removed/replaced first tile is removed from the game ...
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No power plants available to buy

I just got done a really interesting game of power grid. In the end all players had all the power plants that they needed except each of us needed one more 6 value power plant to be able to power 17 ...
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How can I win against Phyrexian Unlife?

I've played my friend and he used his new mono white deck. After some turns, he plays Phyrexian Unlife. This is the first time I've seen it. It says even if his life is 0 he never loses. I'm using ...
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Bridge: Matchpoints vs IMPs: Different game?

There are at least two main types of tournament scoring: matchpoints (MPs) and IMPs. It is often said that these two are "different" games, claiming that the strategy you use is completely different. ...
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How does Double Strike work with Trample? [duplicate]

Player A has a Wrecking Ogre (4/4 double strike) and decides to use the Bloodrush ability of Ghor-Clan Rampager, so now the Wrecking Ogre is a 7/7 with Double Strike + Trample. If Player B decides to ...
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Can I use both of Grindclock's abilities at the same time? [duplicate]

I'm starting on mono blue mill deck and I saw Grindclock. I'm not sure about its ability. {tap}: put a charge counter on Grindclock {tap}: target player puts the top X cards of his or her ...
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Does Memory Erosion trigger even if a spell gets countered?

Player A has the enchantment Memory Erosion on the battlefield. Player B casts Dark Banishing on Player A's creature, and Player A uses Counterspell on it, so the Dark Banishing is countered. Will ...
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Identify this dominos game

I played a game with a friend a few years ago and I can't remember what we called it. The game used a pack of dominos however you placed them around a central card. I believe it was a hexagon and ...
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When is a card returned to the owner's hand?

I'm after some explanation on the rules returning a card to the owner's hand the question was raised by Darking Merfolk Consider the scenario where I have Darting Merfolk in play My opponent ...
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Is it possible to die out of a combat?

I have a question about a particular combat scenario and it's going to need a diagram! This is a scenario which came up in our game last week. My units are blue, I'm in the front and the flank of a ...
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How does the Hickory Woodlot card work?

I'm a little unclear on the The Magic the Gathering card Hickory Woodlot Hickory Woodlot enters the battlefield tapped with two depletion counters on it. Tap, Remove a depletion counter ...
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Can you use sandbags as your discard when you have more than 5 cards?

I have 4 cards, take my turn, then draw two cards with one of them being sandbags. I must now discard a card to be at 5. Can I use the sandbag card instead of discarding even though I have 6 cards in ...
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Is the Diver able to turn when swimming across a flooded or abyss tile?

In the instructions it says the Diver can swim "across" a flooded or abyss tile for one action. Does this means he can make a turn and go to the tile diagonal from his location?
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What's the best Power Grid expansion for a beginner? [closed]

What is the best Power Grid expansion for a beginner to buy?
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Why are the decks in Agricola called Komplex, Interactive and Easy?

Komplex - presumably from the german for Complex, but in what way are they complex? More difficult to play or to be able to play them, less beneficial, or do they complicate the overall game? ...
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Can you play the Village Well (minor improvement) even if you don't own the Well?

The card says "Return Well" in the top left hand corner, but that doesn't state whether you can only play that card if you own the well, or if in fact, anyone who has already bought the well must ...
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What happens if a creature is returned to owner's hand after blocking or being targetted?

What will happen to a creature if it's been killed either after being targetted by spells or by blocking? example 1: Player A casts Chandra's Outrage targeting Angelic Wall; Player B uses Crystal ...
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Is there a strategy to choosing the card used to construct a wonder phase?

When a player is constructing a wonder phase, what strategy is used to pick the card, and is the value of the card used for anything? I'm assuming that: The value of the card serves no purpose once ...
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959 views

How is the current format for an MTG booster draft calculated?

I know that once all three sets in a block are out, a draft consists of one pack of each; and I know that when only the first set is out, a draft consists of three packs of that set. What's the ...
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can wishes let you get 5x of a card?

So normally in tournaments you're restricted to a max of four identical cards per deck but can you, with wishes, get, into your hand, a fifth Force of Will, or a second Yawgmoth's Will or something?
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Can resources in Alexandria's side A second wonder be bought by other players?

On the Alexandria board side A, are players allowed to buy the resources given in the second wonder? Or are they 'special resources' like the ones give by yellow cards... aka not transferable to other ...
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Converted mana costs of tokens and manlands

So let's say I have a Pernicious Deed that lets you "destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X or less". Do tokens (e.g. those produced by Sliver Queen) get ...
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moving backwards into a safety zone in the game Sorry

can a player move backwards into their safety zone in the game of Sorry?
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What happens when you want to close a gate but there's another investigator in Other World?

What happens if you enter a gate and, later before closing, another investigator enters the same gate? You are returned to Arkham but the other investigator would be in the Another World trying to ...
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Can Uncommon Magic cards be sold individually for a profit?

[Background: this was previously part of a longer question which has been edited into multiple smaller questions. I’ve already researched selling Magic cards, including reading through How do I find ...
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Bio-terrorist Tactics / Strategy

What are some good general tactics and strategy for the Bio-terrorist to use? Specific questions: Where should I start? I started close to one of the cards I was dealt. I thought this would be ...
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How many epidemic cards to use with the Bio-Terrorist challenge?

I've had Pandemic and On The Brink for a while, recently we tried giving the Bio-Terrorist challenge a go. We weren't sure how many epidemic cards to use. For the standard game (no purple cubes but ...
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Can I use Decoy Dragon's effect after Dream Sprite's effect?

Both Dream Sprite and Decoy Dragon can change the attack target of a monster and if Dream Sprite was used to change the attack to Decoy Dragon would Decoy Dragon be attacked or would Decoy Dragons ...
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Pandemic - Will the expansions really make a difference? [closed]

Hi i just bought myself Pandemic and played for the first time last night. I have mixed thoughts about the game. I love the setting, and i think it looks fab, but there's definitely something lacking ...
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How does Blistering Dieflyn work?

Blistering Dieflyn gains +1/+0 when you use a swamp or mountain. If you tap multiple mountains or swamps, can it be for example 5/1? Can you use multiple lands on it?
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Good counter to Minion in Dominion: Intrigue

I recently lost a game of Dominion where my opponent spammed Minion repeatedly. During this he racked up tons of coin while forcing me to discard my hand once per turn. I cannot remember the other ...
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In Lords of Waterdeep, how is Accelerated Plans played?

In Lords of Waterdeep the intrigue card Accelerate Plans says: Choose one of your agents assigned to Waterdeep Harbor. Return it to your pool, then immediately assign two agents. Our resident ...
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Multiple games in same box using same components. What was it?

Several years ago I was at a friends house and he had this particular item. It was a box full of simple components, a board, and rules for multiple games. The idea behind it was the components were ...
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Is there a standard file format for Magic the Gathering games?

I like to play games of Magic solitaire to test my decks (particularly Commander games, but the same would apply to any game). I also like to share the raw data from the game with my friends. ...
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Put twice as many tokens/counters

If I control 2 copies of Primal Vigor which reads: If one or more tokens would be put onto the battlefield, twice that many of those tokens are put onto the battlefield instead. If one or ...
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1answer
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Triggered abilities: Whenever a creature deals damage

I have among others the following two permanents in play under my command: Derevi, Emyrical Tactician, which has "Whenever Derevi, Empyrical Tactician enters the battlefield or a creature you control ...
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In Magic: the Gathering, what is being gathered?

Why does Magic: The Gathering have "The Gathering" in its title? What is being "gathered"?
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In King of Tokyo advanced play, does the monster in Tokyo Bay move into Tokyo City if the Tokyo City monster yields?

Then the attacking monster would enter Tokyo Bay unless both spots are yielded and attacker enters Tokyo City? This is important because when monsters are eliminated and there become fewer than 5 ...
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Does a herbivore gain 1 star if he attacks but the damage is ignored due to armor plating?

This scenario came up in a game played tonight: The King is in Tokyo City and has an Armor Plating card ("Ignore damage when that damage would only make you lose 1"). Alienoid is not in Tokyo and ...
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Interactive Deck came with Easy cards?

After owning Agricola for quite sometime, I finally got a group of experienced players and decided to use the I (interactive) deck. I just opened it, and inside the deck there are cards marked with an ...
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When scoring in Prosperity, is there a maximum limit for research?

In Prosperity, the rules for scoring Research say: Research: each player moves a number of spaces in both Research tracks equal to the number of Research symbols visible on their individual ...
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What's the best Dominion expansion for beating big money-style strategies? [duplicate]

I'm a decently experienced Dominion player (I have the Base set, Intrigue, Seaside, Prosperity and Hinterlands is on it's way) and I'm wondering what would be a good next expansion for beating ...

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