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If an attacking creature is sacrificed after being blocked, can I redeclare the block?

I was playing a quick game, and my opponent played Shidako, Broodmistress and attacked with several creatures, I declared my blockers, and my opponent proceeded to pay the forests and sacrifice all of ...
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Can I avoid an opponent preventing my Desecration Demon attacking?

I have a Desecration Demon in my hand, and through some other means I have the ability to cast it with flash and give it haste. Is there a point on my turn when I can cast the Demon such that it can ...
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How much time do I get to read a card before I counter it?

My friend told me I only get 5 seconds to say if I'm going to counter a card in Magic the Gathering, even if I tell him to wait. Is that true?
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How soon is “Just Played”

Ainoa and some other general have an ability which reads: Force an opponent to move an Agent he just played to a different District Does this mean I have to use the ability at the same time as ...
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221 views

Does Redshirts Deluxe fix the stalemate issues of the original game? [closed]

It took two hours to end the game originally, and by that point everyone was just glad to have finished. Does Redshirts Deluxe, the new version of Redshirts, fix any of the stalemate issues ...
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Are some MTG sets statistically more likely to yield more valuable cards?

When buying booster packs, I always wonder which one I should by this time, and I often pick randomly (or for superficial reasons). However, it must be that some sets have more useful, valuable or ...
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When are Keeper actions available?

In Star Fluxx, some Keepers give you abilities that don't take up an action. Are Keeper abilities in Star Fluxx available immediately after the Keeper is put on the table, on the next turn, or just ...
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What can the dummy player do in Bridge?

We're learning to play Bridge from Gramma, who played the game a lot ~40 years ago but doesn't really remember the rules (or, at least, the reasons behind some rules and conventions). One of the ...
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Does Phantom Flock still prevent damage if it has no counters left?

Was having an argument with a friend, and couldn't really resolve the issue via google. Let's say, Phantom Flock ("If damage would be dealt to Phantom Flock, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 ...
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Why did devotion decks dominate PT Theros?

Pro Tour Theros was full of successful devotion decks, with mono-black, mono-red, Gruul, and mono-blue all represented in the top 8, and the finals being decided by a blue mirror. Conventional ...
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How does the Sorcerer flare card work with non-viable races in Cosmic Encounter?

This issue came up in a game of Cosmic Encounter tonight and we were unsure how to resolve it. The wild effect on the Sorcerer flare card allows the player to force the two main players (offense and ...
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what is “the next time in this round” in Ascension?

I have just started playing Ascension Storm of Souls. Since i have no previous experience from other card games like this, i find the description of some of the rules to be not quite as clear and ...
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Can you affect the Haunt roll with items, omens or other effects in Betrayal at House on the Hill?

I was watching Wil Wheaton playing Betrayal at House on the Hill, and someone commented: Can the Rabbits foot, or the Angels Feather (or anything else) avert the haunt? I can't see why not, but ...
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Oversight AI Woodcutter behind a Chum

I am the runner and on a run I encounter a Chum, but I don't break its subroutine. I encounter the next piece of ICE which happens to be a Woodcutter (rezzed with an Oversight AI) without advancement ...
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Is Old Betsy immune to dynamite and gasoline?

If Old Betsy is placed on the board and dynamite is subsequently thrown onto that space or a gas marker in that space is ignited, what happens to Old Betsy? The rules for dynamite say: Roll a D6 ...
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Can I set up a chain reaction by placing gas markers on adjacent squares?

If gas markers have been placed on adjacent squares, what happens when one of the gas markers is ignited (e.g. by shooting it)? Background: We were playing Defend The Manor House, I had placed one ...
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How to begin learning Go?

I've been playing a bit with Go and after a few games I do get pretty well the different rules. The game indeed has a very deep strategy and I've read that to get a grip at that strategy, a player ...
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2answers
760 views

In bridge, what opening bid(s) should be made with a high card point in “no man's land”?

Recently, I was dealt a hand with a high card point and distribution too strong to open 1 NT but not enough to bid 2 of a suit, i.e. in "no man's land". Any advice you can provide about how I should ...
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Is it possible to destroy Dragon Mantle without the owner successfully activating it?

I was playing last night, and the following situation arose. I had a creature out with Dragon Mantle on it, which allows me to spend a red mana to give it +1/+0. My opponent wants to swing in with ...
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What can a Runner do to trash ICE that is in play?

I know that the card parasite can potentially trash ice, but is there any other way? (I've just recently started playing)
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1answer
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Can the active player choose the order of simultaneous effects?

I am the runner. I have a Femme Fatale that targets a Data Raven and make a run on a server that is protected by that Data Raven. When I encouter the Data Raven, both cards trigger (When you ...
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248 views

Can the Corporation know which HQ cards were accessed?

When the Runner accesses cards from the Corporation's HQ, does the Corporation get to know which cards were accessed, or are they returned to the HQ before the Corporation sees them?
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How many illusions will Lightning Bolt and Wild Ricochet to get rid of?

My opponent has a number of illusion creatures on the board. Let's just say they're Phantasmal Bear. I cast a Lightning Bolt on one bear. I then respond to my own bolt with a Wild Ricochet, which ...
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368 views

Wild ricochet and clan defiance?

Suppose I cast a Wild Ricochet onto a Clan Defiance. My Clan Defiance targets flying, non flying and player: can I redirect all of them? If I do, can I choose the target to be all on the player or do ...
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How long does Essedum's effect last?

In the game Roma, the card Essedum reads: The defense value of the opponent's face-up cards is reduced by 2. So the question is: How long does this effect last? Only for the current turn? ...
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Does bypassing an ICE trigger Chum's subroutine?

If the runner bypasses an ICE behind a Chum (subroutine not broken) with Femme Fatale, does Chum's subroutine trigger and deal three netdamage to the runner?
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What are the random/luck factors in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is generally considered as a game of mostly skill, with very little luck involved. In this regard, it is more like chess or checkers, than the typical board game that uses cards or dice. ...
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2answers
374 views

How does city in a bottle work?

If I cast City in a Bottle, what cards are affected? I remember hearing something about a rules change revoking the set symbol as a characteristic, meaning that cards like this would affect all cards ...
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1answer
714 views

King of Tokyo: Dice resolution -> Yield -> Card buying?

when exactly must a player choose to yield Tokyo? Today we had a game and the player in Tokyo took 1 attack and decided to stay in Tokyo. The player whose turn it was, then bought a card that dealt ...
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Do Pack Rat copies give devotion?

If I make a copy of Pack Rat using its ability, does that copy retain the mana cost, and thus increase my devotion to black by one? ie. I have nothing on the battlefield but one Pack Rat and some ...
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What's the most efficient way of determine individual card values for my collection?

With an extremely large variety of Magic: The Gathering Cards that exist out there from so many sets and a loose definition of utility and value in the game, it's often hard to gauge a card's ...
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What happens with Lifelink when a creature's power exceeds its blocker's toughness? [duplicate]

Lifelink typically says: Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.) Suppose I attack with a 5/5 creature which has Lifelink, and it's blocked by a 1/1 ...
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Precise rules for MTG

We recently picked up MTG to try out. It is fun but the rules are quite vague. It is not clear whether a player can attack more than once (with different cards) in a turn. It isn't clear how tap ...
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Shipwreck Singer: When can the first ability be activated?

Shipwreck Singer has the ability: 1U: Target creature an opponent controls attacks this turn if able. When can I activate this ability? e.g. My opponent has a Manaweft Sliver. I say "attack if ...
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How does Blood Scrivener work if I “draw 2 cards”?

Blood Scrivener reads: If you would draw a card while you have no cards in hand, instead draw two cards and lose 1 life. If I cast Divination as my last card, how many total cards do I draw?
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How do creature that exile themselves interact with Whip of Erebos?

I've recently been told that a revived Obzedat, Ghost Council can escape Whip of Erebos's exile effect because you can exile it while the whip's effect's is on the stack, but wouldn't that trick (or ...
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485 views

What happens when a player loses all of their colonies in Cosmic Encounter?

It may seem hard to believe but I played a game recently where I lost all of my home colonies and foreign colonies (all of my ships were in the warp), and I wasn't playing the Masochist. How does the ...
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Using “Rivals for Catan” extensions with “Catan Card Game”

I have the Catan Card Game and I was wondering if anybody has had any success playing extensions designed for The Rivals for Catan game with it (perhaps with modifications to the rules/cards used). I ...
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1answer
818 views

How many cards can I buy in a turn?

How many cards can a player purchase during a turn? If it is three, is there a way to discard one of your cards to purchase another?
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Cribbage Scoring Difficulties

We ran into a friendly argument while playing cribbage today and we're stumped as to how to count this hand. How do you count 3 Sixes, 1 Seven and 1 Eight?
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Scoring a confusing cribbage hand

My father and his friend were playing cribbage today and ran into a dilemma trying to score their hand properly. Could you let me know what you think so I can straighten this out for them. The hand ...
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2answers
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Activating abilities of creatures while it is in stack

When I cast a creature with an ability that costs 2 mana to gain hexproof.Can I activate its ability as I'm casting it ?
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If I reveal a land with Daxos of Meletis, can I play it?

What happens if my Daxos of Meletis deals combat damage to a player, and the card revealed by that player is a land? Am I able to play that land or does nothing happen, because Daxos's ability is ...
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Which games are most rewarding to review? [closed]

I play Go online and have by now quite a few sgf's of past games available which I could review. I'm however lazy so I certainly wont review all or even most of them. So which ones can I learn the ...
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How do SBAs interact with the sacrifice of a creature enchanted with Gift of Immortality?

I am not very au fait of how state based actions work, so I'd like to understand an interaction. Say I have Brindle Boar enchanted with Gift of Immortality. There are basically no simple ways (barring ...
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Can an ability be used after my opponent uses an instant?

Can I use an ability after an opponent uses an instant? Example: Opponent casts Victim of Night on my creature. It reads: Destroy target non-Vampire, non-Werewolf, non-Zombie creature. Can I ...
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Statistical Approach to Winning Monopoly

There was a computer simulation run a few years ago for Monopoly which calculated the most likely properties and squares to land on and some other data. Does anyone have or know the stats of the ...
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448 views

Where can I find scans of D&D:TFBG board game cards?

My friend has bought second hand Dungeons and Dragons The Fantasy Board Game and about half of the cards is missing. He'd like to print the missing cards himself to be able to play the game. Are the ...
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320 views

Do 3 Boros Elite attacking trigger Battalion?

Say I have 3 Boros Elite in play, and I decide to attack a player with all 3. Does it trigger Battalion? Since the card sais: Battalion — Whenever Boros Elite and at least two other creatures ...
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Tapping a creature on the turn it enters play

Let's say, for example, I summon a Gemhide Sliver this turn. Am I allowed to tap the Gemhide sliver for it's ability the moment it enters into the field, or is it affected by summoning sickness?

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