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Which program to chose when designing my own cards?

I am working on a prototype of a board game for which I need to design several cards. The cards will have several features like name, picture, text and some additional symbols. I am not sure which ...
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1answer
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Placing advancements on non-advanceable cards

I know you can't advance something that is non-advanceable, but what about the Runner? In the new Opening Moves Data Pack, there is a card called "Queen's Gambit" (according to the pics). It says: ...
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2answers
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Can abilities with a [Click] cost be used during a run?

Some abilities have a [Click] cost to them, such as Crypsis' ability to add a virus counter to it. Does it count as a "paid ability" for the purposes of the Run Timeline? I.e. could I, mid-run, add a ...
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1answer
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Life Link on an opponents creature by enchantment

With cards like spirit link does the controller of the spirit link gain the life or does the controller of the creature that is dealing the damage gain the life? The card is worded so that it says ...
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What is the proper way way to play Butcher of Malakir and Falkenrath Noble?

I am not sure if I correctly understand what order the phases would be when playing Butcher of Malakir and Falkenrath Noble. Also the description causes confusion as it basically says "if creature ...
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2answers
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Can Hydras be regenerated?

Since I fairly new to the Regeneration deal I have a question about regenerating Hydra creatures with +1/+1 counters on them. My friend seems to think that if he Doom Blades, Supreme Verdicts, or any ...
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Income boosting Special cards in Illuminati: Y2K

I recently picked up the Illuminati: Y2K expansion for Illuminati. I'm a little confused about the "double Income" Special cards. These cards say: "Play this card at any time to give all your FOO ...
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Can you play 99 relentless rats in commander?

Just a silly question, can you run 99 Relentless Rats in commander? Maybe that and Sphinx of the Chimes and some juicy commander that plays off creature types.
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Space Marine squads and “Split Fire” rule

With the 6th edition rules, squads must all fire upon the same unit. An exception is made if the unit contains at least one model with the "split fire" rule (6ED, page 42). Neither the Devastors, nor ...
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What chance do I have of my foil being a rare or mythic?

If I open a pack, and it contains a foil, this foil could be any card in the set, from basic lands to the most expensive mythic rare. My question is, does each individual foil card have the same ...
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1answer
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Sacrificing to regenerate from Supreme Verdict

I have Varolz, the Scar-Striped out along with a few minor creatures. My opponent on his turn casts Supreme Verdict. Before the Verdict resolves can I use Varolz's regenerate ability by sacrificing ...
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1answer
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How to play a planeswalker such as Sorin, Lord of Innistrad?

When playing Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, I know I add 1 loyalty counter at my upkeep. However if I have 6 loyalty my questions are: Can I play the -2 ability twice or only once per upkeep? My other ...
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How does Switcheroo affect equipment and Unsummon?

So I had a Creature equipped with Bladed Bracers and my opponent pulled out Switcheroo against my equipped creature. My Questions are: 1. Does he also get the Bladed Bracers with my creature since ...
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Can't understand the end of Game of Life

Game of Life I can't really understand the ending of this game. How do I become Bankrupt or become a Millionaire? Also, should I buy stock and insurance? Tragedies happens very infrequently and ...
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3answers
397 views

Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply

I'm building a game in which players explore and steal from a castle. There needs to be an element of surprise and risk, so I've been considering a tile-based system like that used in Carcassonne. ...
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2answers
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Can you stop casting a spell?

Ok, I was playing an EDH game with my friend and I had 8 mana available to me. In order for me to win the game, I had to destroy one of his permanents with a Spine of Ish Sah (7 mana). Now I planned ...
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2answers
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Why do people refer to Blue color as “U” in Magic the Gathering?

I often see people referring to Blue color mana as U. What is the reason for that? I know that Black starts with B as well but this is somewhat confusing. My guess is that u is the first letter which ...
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1answer
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Can I use my Dark Angels with my Space Wolves?

I got a Dark Vengeance box recently so I could use the Dark Angels with my Space Wolves, but after reading the history about them it made me think. Can I use Dark Angels with Space Wolves?
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5answers
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How can I make a fast, MTG Modern Glimpse-based mill deck?

I have always been fascinated with MTG milling decks and, since Ravnica, have wanted to build a fast Glimpse the Unthinkable based mill deck. I've tried numerous times but the deck is always too slow, ...
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1answer
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Game of Thrones 2nd Ed vs 1st + Expansions

I've got the GoT 1st Ed, and was wondering: is it better to get the 2nd Edition straight, or is it somehow worthwhile to get the two expansions (Clash of Kings + Storm of Swords), on which I ...
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How to play Ring of Valkas?

My understanding is that artifacts and equipment are permanents. When playing the Ring of Valkas, it states that at the beginning of every upkeep you can add a +1/+1 counter to equipped creature. My ...
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2answers
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Proper way to play Ghostly Possession Enchantment Aura?

When playing Ghostly Possession, since it would make the enchanted creature useless by both preventing all combat damage that would be dealt by and also dealt to enchanted creature then what is the ...
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Can I pump my blocker after the attacker has chosen their order, before damage assignment?

The answer to this question about blockers and summoning sickness, reminded me of a seldom treaded area of the combat phase, which has caused confusion in a number of games. When blockers are ...
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1answer
280 views

When can I nuke someone?

Civilization: The Board Game (the 2010 version) has the Atomic Theory tech which lets me nuke someone. Movement: Nuke a non-capital city. The city is destroyed, along with all buildings, ...
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1answer
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Origin of Puppet Stayman

There are many variations, but I presume there was an initial original version of puppet stayman. Does anyone know who came up with it, and why it is named as such? (A google search has been ...
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1answer
570 views

Do I or my planeswalker need to take damage for Blood Reckoning to trigger?

If I have Blood Reckoning on the battlefield and an opponent targets me or my planeswalker with his creatures, but I block the full attack with my creatures, does this still activate? Or do I or my ...
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1answer
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If a sorcery card gives -X/-X to a 1/1 creature till end of turn does the creature die?

I use Urge to Feed (-3/-3 until end of turn) against a 1/1 creature, does that creature die? If I use Zealous Persecution in a multiple player game, would it destroy all 1/1 creatures on the ...
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1answer
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Can I use Lingering Souls' flashback ability the same turn I cast it normally?

For Lingering Souls once the spell is played on my turn it is put into the graveyard. However if I have enough mana can I instantly play the flashback ability or do I need to wait until my next turn ...
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2answers
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Do creatures with summoning sickness deal damage while blocking?

I know creatures with summoning sickness can not attack unless they have haste. My brother is using this to his defense as if you use a 3/3 creature with summoning sickness to block an attack from a ...
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2answers
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Can I use both abilities of Tainted Field? What's the difference?

When using Tainted Field, can I use both abilities if I have a Swamp? I was told I can only use one ability or the other but not both, but I do not understand the benefit of using one over the other. ...
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2answers
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Does a player with a recurring action need to remind other players each time it would take affect?

For example, when using Sulfuric Vortex does its owner need to remind each player at the beginning of their upkeep to take the damage? Or is a case of, if its owner forgets to tell you, then you do ...
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1answer
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Do creatures with Defender ability die?

If Angelic Wall (0/4) blocks a creature with a power of 5, would Angelic Wall die? My brother is playing Magic 2013 on his iPad, and basically when his creatures with Defender (the ability) blocks a ...
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1answer
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“Well” building special function clarification

Well card text: During the producer phase, if the owner of a well produces at least 2 goods, he draws an additional card from the card supply, adding it to his hand. It matters not whether he ...
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Is the bloodrush ability affected by cards that reduce casting cost?

If I'm playing Wrecking Ogre, a spell with Bloodrush 3RR and have a Ruby Medallion out (all red spells cost 1 less to play) does this also affect the Bloodrush? In the same vein, can I use ...
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2answers
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When entering Tokyo Bay, does the monster in Tokyo City take damage?

For a 5+ player game, the first two players to roll fists/claws can enter Tokyo. If there is already a player in Tokyo City, but Tokyo Bay is open, does rolling fists/claws damage the monster in ...
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1answer
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What is the name the creature that is X/X where X is the number of sorcery and Instant cards in your graveyard? [closed]

I saw a creature in standard who's power and toughness are equal to the number of sorcery and instant cards in your graveyard. Does anyone know the name of this card?
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1answer
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Space Marine Charge & Rapid Fire

In the 6th edition, the "Declare Charge" rule specifies that if the unit shot a Rapid Fire weapon then they can't charge. Tactical Space Marines have a bolter (24ps range) and a bolter pistol (12ps ...
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1answer
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The cost/benefit of Changed?

In Kingsport, you can become Changed which confers rather a lot of nice abilities. However, I am not sure that the balance is right. It takes 10 toughness or 2 gates or 1 gate & 5 toughness to ...
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3answers
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When can you cast Flash after casting Collective Voyage?

After you've cast Collective Voyage, do you wait for everyone to pay and then respond with Flash, or do you have to respond immediately?
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1answer
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Does the game end immediately when one player reaches 0 life?

Player A is at 6life, Player B at 20 life. Player A resolves a Scapeshift and sacrifices 9 lands for 3 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacles and 6 Mountains. This will trigger 18 times 3 damage (I think). In ...
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1answer
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Afrikan Tähti improvements/variants [closed]

A Finnish friend gave me a copy of Afrikan Tähti. We played it a couple of times, and while it was kind of fun, it really seems like a children's game, and I won't bring it out again in a hurry. Luck ...
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4answers
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Question regarding strong 2c opening

Partner opened with 2C -- I responded with 2D (I have 2 pts)-- Partner responded with 3C. Is the rebid 3C by partner forcing me to bid (I don’t have enough clubs) or can I pass here? It's just that ...
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Should we take good cards out for better cards while sideboarding (magic 2014 rules update)?

It has been announced, among other changes, that you are allowed to increase the number of cards in your deck beyond 60 while side boarding. Meaning you can bring 5 cards in and not have to take 5 ...
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1answer
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What is this brick-based board game?

I'm looking for the name of a board game from the 80's or 90's that was made up of yellow bricks in a small table that you had to tap out with a small red pick or hammer.
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5answers
355 views

Is it possible for players to gain an advantage from colluding in blackjack?

Blackjack basic strategy makes the assumption that the player is playing independently, with one person's decision to hit/stand having no affect on another player's decision to hit/stand. If the ...
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7answers
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Simplest bidding system for introduction into bridge

What is the best bidding system which can be used for teaching beginners (who never played bridge before)? I suspect that showing any complicated system, or asking to learn some long manual would ...
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3answers
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What are a blackjack dealer's options?

Everywhere I read manuals it focuses my options as a player. I can't figure out if the dealer knows his hidden card or not? Of course, when dealer has 10 or Ace showing, he checks if he's got a ...
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5answers
486 views

What is the point in disclosure of the bidding system to opponents?

I fully understand and agree with the rule "do not communicate in illegal ways" (pose, tone of voice, etc), but I don't quite understand the point in requiring the disclosure of one's bidding system ...
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2answers
281 views

Which bidding system is assumed by default at BBO?

Which bidding system is assumed by default at Bridge Base Online (for humans)? I asked in chat several times in different games (ten times I think) and nobody answered. Is it Bridge base basic? Or ...
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1answer
194 views

1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system

Assume I want to run a game tournament with 1-on-1 games (think chess) that have (for simplicity) just win or lose as the outcome and I need a way to rank the players. Formally speaking, I want a ...

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