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Evasion checks for investigator attacking a monster in a space with another monster

If an investigator is in a space with two monsters (A, B) and attacks one (A) of them, does he have to make an evasion check for the one (B) which he is not attacking? The rules don't explicitly ...
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What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet? [closed]

So my son, who is 8 years old, is just noticing his friends getting into card games like Pokemon. I collected sports cards when I was his age and still do. I never got into the card games like ...
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Which domino is heavier?

Now this one is driving me crazy. I purchased a set of double-six dominoes. It has a manual which points to the heaviness of the dominoes. It says that a double-six is the heaviest domino and the ...
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Can I special build after rolling the dice?

This is during a 6 person game of catan with the fish. I am somewhat new to the game and when I was handed the dice I rolled them. At this point, one of the other players said this player wanted to ...
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248 views

Are you required to call a judge if you're not involved in the game?

If you're a spectator to a game at either competitive or professional REL and you see a gamestate error occur, should you call a judge? What happens if you don't call a judge? Is it different if you ...
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411 views

Hokusai and Bernice Mai timing

What is the jack-out and rez timing of upgrade traps that need to be rezzed. For instance, let's say the runner has passed the last piece of ice. Does the corp rez Hokusai Grid after the runner has ...
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Tactics to fight or deter Diplomatic races in 2 player games

Last night I was playing a two player game and my opponent swapped to a Diplomatic race partway through the game. they managed to surround me, effectively hemming me in and limiting my score. In the ...
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Does Progenitor Mimic create copies of itself even when it isn't a creature?

Progenitor Mimic can be cast as a copy of cards like Mutavault and Simic Keyrune whilst they're in their creature state. When it does so, it can become something other than a creature: a land, an ...
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492 views

Dark Pact condition

Say I have a dark pact condition (however that was acquired) and have an encounter that gives me a choice of taking another dark pact. The rules say that you cannot have more than one condition of ...
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What's the order of scoring when completing a city with a Princess?

Yesterday, I played with The Dragon, the Fairy and the Princess for the first time. We came upon a situation that wasn't completely clear in the rules. What if there's an almost completed city, with ...
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What are the qualities of a successful beta testing session from the player's perspective?

I'm a board game designer with the luxury of a large public playing area filled with board game enthusiasts. I would like to beta test a new board game and was wondering what YOU, as the player, would ...
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106 views

Warrior vs Antimatter

The effects on the Anti-Matter race card seem somewhat unclear; the net effect seems to be that each side in an encounter wants to play a low attack card in order to win. This means that more ships ...
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Is “finesses wrong for declarer” a good reason to double a (bridge) contract?

Suppose you have a hand like (s) KJx (h) xxx (d)Axxx (c) xxx, sitting "West." The (Standard American) bidding has been S 1 spade, N 2 hearts, S 2 spades N 4 spades. You and partner have passed so ...
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Debt condition abuse?

The rules states that you cannot have two of the same conditions. You can take a debt condition to gain two additional successes on your influence test to gain assets from the reserve. Thus if you ...
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Are there any cards that turn creatures into land?

There are dozens of cards that turn land into creatures, but are there any cards that turn creatures into land ?
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275 views

Are there any bridge systems where cards played convey deeper information in a manner similar to bidding systems?

Such a system might be too complex for a human to consistently/safely implement, but I am curious if they exist. I am imagining a system where your choice of suit or rank to lead or follow with could ...
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548 views

Are there more cards like Boseiju, Who Shelters All for non-mana costs? [closed]

Mana gained from Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Hall of the Bandit Lord grant an ability to various spell types if it's used to pay for them. Are there similar, ability-granting effects for non-mana ...
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952 views

Can you attack again after I decide not to block?

We are both new to MTG. He will attack me, and when I decide to take the hit and roll back my life, he then likes to attack me a second time. This doesn't feel right to me, is this allowed? Can he hit ...
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1answer
787 views

Missile rule clarification

"Any player (even those not involved in the battle) may discard Missile(s) after dice are rolled, but before troops are removed. For each Missile discarded in this way, the player can change one die ...
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252 views

What strategies are effective against a spot destruction deck?

In Standard (Return to Ravnica, M14, and the first Theros set), a friend of mine is currently working with a tri-color RGB deck heavy on control via spot destruction: Abrupt Decay, Dreadbore, Ultimate ...
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82 views

In Omaha Poker, can we use 0,1,3 or 4 hole cards when selecting the best 5 cards? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, in Omaha, a player must use exactly two hole cards and three communal cards when selecting the best hand. In Texas Hold'em Poker, it is possible to use only the communal cards ...
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896 views

Can I use Hibernation Sliver to return slivers from my graveyard?

I have a Hibernation Sliver in play which states that all slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand." I have slivers in my graveyard. Can I pay 2 life and return a sliver ...
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610 views

What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Ghost Story [closed]

Is there a solid strategy that you can apply to increase the chances of a win?
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500 views

Who has the winning hand in Texas-holdem (different full house hands)

The table cards were Q,Q,9,9,4 All four suits were on the board. Player one had Q,3. Player two had 9,8. Which player wins?
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424 views

Can I block with a previously bestowed creature?

When a creature enchanted with a bestow creature dies while blocking a creature, the bestow enchantment becomes a creature. Can that creature block in the same combat, even though all the blockers ...
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Using Mimicry on an invalid target

I have some questions about which of these are legal plays when attacking a creature that has the mimicry attribute. Setup: I have a creature that only has mimicry on it. It is attacked by another ...
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1answer
78 views

When does the game end when the last player pushes the first player over the 40-point limit?

In a three-player game, the first player had about 38 points. It is the last player's turn, and he uses a Free Agent which gives the first player (whose turn will normally be next) 41 points, ...
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71 views

When moving an Agent from a non-local Faction, what is the correct orientation?

This came up in a three player game, but I think it'd be even worse in 4 or 5. One of the Free Agents ("The Interloper" maybe?) has the power "Move one Agent from any Faction into a neighboring ...
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1answer
134 views

How is the “Moral High Ground” Mission Card intended to work?

The text of "Moral High Ground" goes something like "For each Free Agent revealed in your hand", and is worth 1 IP per reveal. This brought up some debate on exactly what and WHEN the reveal was ...
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What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Eldritch Horror?

Is there a solid strategy that you can apply to increase the chances of a win? Of course the Eldritch Horror statistics do help in working out what can go wrong/right. But they do not offer a ...
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1answer
206 views

Initial card house rule for Kingdom Builder

I noticed in Kingdom Builder that the later players have a noticeable disadvantage if they have a card for the same terrain, because there is usually only one good spot to start with (see the question ...
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1answer
295 views

In Settlers of Catan: Explorers and Pirates, who gets the gold when the pirate is paid?

In SoC: E&P, one can pay the pirate gold in order to move one's ships. Who receives that gold? The pirate owner or the bank?
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Do dice finish resolving before yielding Tokyo?

When does yielding occur in relation to dice resolution? Simultaneously? After all dice have resolved? After attack dice are resolved? For example (A for attack die, H for heart): Alice is outside ...
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1answer
48 views

Selling to external market in Brass, is benefit salary or cash?

When selling cotton to an external market the scale (if there's any left after turning the card) provides what the rules describe as "an additional amount" of between £1 to £4. It's ambiguous whether ...
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171 views

When can power be converted?

When another player builds next to you, you can choose to taken power (and lose the #power-1 points). But when the number of power you can taken is greater than the number of tokens you can move to ...
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Scrabble - What if any “House Rules” work to even the playing field with more and less experienced players?

Related:What is a fair Scrabble handicap Scrabble is a great game for competitive type A types and the learning curve is STEEP at first. Great game. Like most games, house rules vary and are fine as ...
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295 views

How does Charmed Pendant interact with Reaper King?

Charmed Pendant has the ability {T}, Put the top card of your library into your graveyard: For each colored mana symbol in that card's mana cost, add one mana of that color to your mana pool. ...
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1answer
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If my partner sorted my cards for me, what would the official ruling be?

We were playing the very first board of the first round of an ordinary session at the local bridge club. I was delayed in getting my cards out of the board as I was learning to set up the computer ...
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During battle can I play a one-shot card?

If combat has started and the other players start discussing what to do to me can I play a one-shot card while they are discussing?
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Evolution: Symbiosis Cards and Carnivorous/High Body Weight

The Symbiosis card states that: [Symbiosis is] played on a pair of creatures in a tandem. Choose the first creature as a "symbiont". The second creature can not be attacked as long as the ...
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306 views

In bridge, are there different implications of overcalling 1NT in different positions?

Suppose I had a hand like the following: (s) KJxx (h) xxx (d) AJx (c) AKx. If I were the opening bidder, I would, of course, bid 1NT. (Note to commenter below: In this paragraph, I was describing a ...
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Does a gold field draw a resource and commodity, when combining Seafarers and C&K?

Played Seafarers/Cities and Knights recently with someone new and they insisted that a gold field would allow a city to draw a resource and a commodity. I may have missed something, but I checked my ...
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239 views

Bidding a very special hand

I would like your advice about what I should bid in the following situation. Partner opens 1C, I answer 1H, he bids 2H. My hand is: S : none H : K Q J x x x D : A K Q x x x C : J What should I bid ...
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287 views

Does a hit destroy a unit in Axis and Allies 1942?

We do not understand how to perform the battle sequence with an attacking force of one infantry, one tank, one airplane, one artillery against two tanks, one infantry. The attacker rolled two (2)s ...
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366 views

Items already in possession of another character

What happens if a player should gain an item but that item already is used by another character? For example, if the Spy comes into play (because your old character is dead/insane), she possesses a ...
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1answer
427 views

Getting rid of Conditions when blessed

To get rid of a negative condition, you have to role a 5 or a 6. If you are blessed, where 4 count as successes, does the condition disappears on a 4, 5, and 6?
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Armored Ascension

does attaching an enchantment Aura to a colorless creature make the creature the color of the Aura? My opponent has a card with protection from all colors and I have a Brass Squire with Armored ...
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580 views

Does Solemn Offering affect auras?

Solemn Offering reads "Destroy target artifact or enchantment", but can it affect auras that are attached to something? I've been searching around but haven't been able to find out one way or the ...
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1answer
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Double strike and Regeneration: Can the blocker die from combat after regeneration?

I am unsure how the following situation resolves: Player A attacks Player B with a Two-Headed Cerberus with a Baleful Eidolon bestowed upon it, making it effectively a 2/3 with double strike and ...
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Doubt about Hissing Miasma

Hissing Miasma Types: Enchantment Card Text: Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life. My question is: does the attacker lose one life per attacking creature?

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