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Is killing an enemy scout considered a battle?

The game manual says that if you conquer an enemy scout that is alone, you can take a loot as if you had won a battle. It doesn't specify that it is a battle. The reason we need to know is for Code ...
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Creating an “Everyone but me knows my role” mechanic

I am trying to design a game where there are X citizens + 1 saboteur. Unfortunately for the saboteur he does not know that he is it. All the citizens know that one of them is replaced, and they all ...
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4answers
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How can I keep Magic foils flat?

Anyone who's collected Magic for a while knows the unfortunate tendency for foils — especially older foils and the heavier promotional foils — to curl up towards the foil side (presumably ...
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2answers
638 views

Does “each creature” include all creatures on the battlefield?

I'm referring to Pyroclasm. I want to make sure it deals damage to all creatures on the battlefield.
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1answer
680 views

Can I roll more than 5 dice in Combat?

Suppose that my investigator currently has a fight of 4, and a Rifle (Combat +5). Is the number of dice I get to roll during combat limited by the in-box equipment (5), or can I roll 9 dice (5 dice + ...
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2answers
190 views

Do other creatures have to survive to deal damage back to Alpha Brawl's target?

When Alpha Brawl is played, after the target creature deals damage to the opponents creatures, do only the ones that survive do damage back?
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1answer
110 views

Can the anti-whale tile be used to defend against the giant squid?

In Survive: Escape from Atlantis with the giant squid mini-expansion, the whales and squids are treated as being roughly the same critter. Does this mean that the anti-whale tiles can be used to ...
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2answers
87 views

Responder' rebid with unbalanced hand (system: Simple SAYC)

I have 1S-4H-4D-4C, 15 PTS. I open 1D -- Partner: 1S --> Now my options are: I can't bid 1NT (no nt distribution). I want to show that I have more than minimum (12-14 pts), so I don't want to bid ...
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How can I destroy Possibility Storm?

If an opponent plays Possibility Storm , what would be the best way to destroy it? If I played a card which allowed me to destroy target enchantment, would this destroy Possibility Storm before my ...
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1answer
604 views

Which MtG core set has had the greatest change in cards from a previous core set?

Magic the Gathering releases a new core set every year, although previous core set releases were every two years. Previously, core sets would only contain previously released cards, but that has ...
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125 views

Is there a naming convention for the various standard-formats as they existed throughout history?

It's very typical to say "current standard". Right now that means Innistrad (with Dark Ascension, Avacyn Restored, and M13) and Return to Ravnica (with Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze, and soon to come M14). ...
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1answer
564 views

Can a Seafaring race attack the land from a sea or lake region?

As a seafaring race if I conquer the lake in the middle of the map, do the regions adjacent to the lake become vulnerable to my attack?
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1answer
339 views

Is Harvey Walters immune to the Man in Black?

Harvey Walters has an ability which lessens each sanity loss by one point, which means that single point sanity losses have no effect on him. The Man in Black, a mythos card, causes one sanity loss ...
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1answer
172 views

Dominion Seaside cards. Wharf and Outpost in the same hand

I was playing in a two player game recently in which both Wharf and Outpost were being used. My opponent played both these cards in one turn. We decided that the extra turn dictated by Outpost, did ...
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2answers
345 views

How can I prevent players from cheating?

I have created a card game that allows players to advance. The problem is that you can keep your stats until your next game (with anybody else). For the life of me, I can't find out how to be able to ...
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5answers
783 views

Is there a way to beat Standstill?

If your opponent has a standstill on an otherwise empty board, is there a way to remove it without your opponent drawing cards? krosan grip doesn't work because split-second doesn't apply to ...
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1answer
412 views

If I have no creatures in the graveyard, do I nevertheless have one Type of creature?

I have a card called Solidarity, reading: If you have only 1 original Type of monster in your Graveyard, face-up monsters you control with the same Type gain 800 ATK. In the case where the ...
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4answers
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What can I do against Aetherling?

Suppose that my opponent plays an Aethering: , and I can't counter it so it arrives on the battlefield. How can I remove that card from the battlefield? I'm playing Standard Constructed.
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2answers
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When can I discard the Death Creeper Card?

On the Death card it says you can remove it when it stands alone. So my question is, As soon as I draw it and it stands alone can I remove it right then, or do I have to wait till my next turn to ...
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1answer
318 views

How do I interrupt a loop after multiple iterations?

This is a question regarding infinite loops and shortcuts at Competitive REL. Here is a potential scenario. Both my opponent and myself are at 20 life each. I have no creatures on the ...
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1answer
583 views

Can Aesop's Pawnshop Remove Wyldside before the start-of-turn resolves?

Aesop's Pawnshop When your turn begins, you may trash another of your installed cards to gain 3 [credits]. Wyldside When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [click] . ...
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2answers
217 views

Can we take “Death Company Tycho” in an army without a Death Company?

Captain Tycho (Blood Angels Codex, 5ED) can be chosen as either as "Captain Tycho" or "Death Company Tycho". I haven't found any indication that you must have a Death Company to include the DC version ...
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1answer
396 views

Can you remove a 'Personal Workshop' 'Power Counter' during an encounter with ICE?

Personal Workshop When your turn begins, remove 1 power counter from a hosted card. When there are no power counters left on a hosted card, install it, ignoring all costs. [Click]: Host a ...
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2answers
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What happens if I tap Aetherling to attack and in my 2nd main phase I exile it?

I'm talking about this card: In my interpretation if I exile it after I tapped it to attack I instantly get it back untapped before the opponent's turn starts. Am I right?
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1answer
159 views

Victory point counting and Sanguinary Priests

Up to 3 Sanguinary Priests (Blood Angel Codex) count as a single unit choice, but how must we count the victory points for killing them? Do all 3 must be removed for it to count as 1 VP? Or do each ...
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1answer
219 views

Does an ability that refers to the name of the ability’s card have to refer to that instance of the card?

The Question: I believe I’m right here, but I wanted to get some consensus before I rely on it in a game: Can I apply the ability: Untap Soliton to a different Soliton than the one that activated ...
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3answers
257 views

Bidding game (simple SAYC)

Partner opens 1D -- I respond 1H -- Partner responds with 2D -- (I have 3 spades, 5 hearts, 1 clubs, 4 diamonds, 13 hcp) --> I'm tempted to bid 3NT now. Should I always get to game with me and partner ...
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1answer
79 views

Do starting positions make a significant difference?

I had my first game of Senji a couple of days ago, and it's clear that the starting positions for each player are very different. (Senji map: http://goo.gl/LuHTA) In a 6 player game it seems to me ...
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2answers
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Advance to GO, collect $400?

I've recently come back to playing Monopoly, but one thing that's intrigued me is the following card, in the Chance pile. The wording says "Advance to go (Collect $200)". Modern versions, like the ...
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1answer
225 views

Do you get two actions when you return from space with Starbuck?

In Battlestar Galactica, "Starbuck" has a special ability that when she starts her turn in space, she gets two actions instead of one. This makes sense because as a snazzy pilot, she can out-manuever ...
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3answers
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What are the most popular formats for Magic The Gathering?

I have been playing Standard Constructed (Type 2) games so far but it seems that there are a lot of formats which are gaining popularity. I'm looking for the most popular ones which are recognized ...
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2answers
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Is the four move checkmate the fastest way to win a game of chess?

Is the four move check mate (1. e4 e5 2.Qf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5?? 4.Qxf7#) the fastest way to win a game of chess, or is there a quicker way?
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1answer
952 views

cooperative game that is NOT like pandemic, forbidden island et al [closed]

The cooperative games I have played (pandemic, forbidden island, ghost story) share very similar mechanics in which players have to deal with different threats as fast as they can or they loose. Is ...
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3answers
718 views

Who has the winning hand in this Texas-holdem scenario?

The table cards were A,K,K,8,3. All four suits were on the board. Player one had A,8. Player two had A,3. Is this a split pot?
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1answer
294 views

How many completed routes is typical in Ticket To Ride (for each number of players)?

I played Ticket To Ride for the first time yesterday. I found myself wondering how many routes one typically "should" have completed at the end of the game if playing moderately well. I assume this ...
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2answers
251 views

Is the Road Building Development card applicable for ships in Catan Seafarers?

In the Seafarer's Expansion for Settlers of Catan, is the Road Building Development card applicable for ships?
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1answer
850 views

When a 7 is rolled, are the cards discarded randomly?

When a 7 is rolled, and a person has more than 7 cards, do the cards get discarded randomly or does the card holder get to pick which one(s) to discard?
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2answers
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Does one need to bid Stayman with a flat distribution?

This example is from a book. South opens 1NT (15-17) with: (s) AKx (h) JTxx (d) Kxx (c) Axx. North has (s) Qxx (h)Axxx (d) Axx (c) xxx and goes to 3NT. The author (George Coffin) says that North ...
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3answers
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When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?

I expect this is quite an open question, but I'll try to keep it on point: I know it depends on specific deck tactics, but under what circumstances should I consider mulliganing? My initial thoughts ...
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1answer
174 views

Othello on a non-square board?

Many games - such as Othello, Checkers, Chess1, and Go - are played on highly-regular, square boards. How would the game mechanic change if you played an Othello-like game on, say, a Chinese Checkers ...
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3answers
171 views

What general approach should be taken opening hands with 3=1=4=5 and 1=3=4=5 shape?

If my hand is not good enough to reverse, what should I do with a hand like Kxx x KJxx AQxxx That is, a minimum opener with a singleton major, 4 diamonds, and 5 clubs (assuming that I'm playing ...
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3answers
1k views

Opener's rebid of 2NT (system: Simple SAYC)

I opened with 1H - Partner bid 2C - (I have 5 hearts, 12 pts, 3spades 3diamonds 2clubs). I have to respond, but responding 2NT would mean I have 18 pts (my written source on this is: ...
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1answer
310 views

Is this card game found in casinos?

In the paper [1], the authors write "... the problem is equivalent to a card game played in Las Vegas: The cards of a shuffled deck are dealt one at a time and face up. At the same time the ...
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2answers
302 views

What reasons would a designer want to employ squares over hexes in a battle simulation game?

In many games I have played, initial editions (eg the 1960s version of Midway) use squares for their boards. Often, later editions (eg the 1990s edition of Midway) change to a hex pattern. Hexes get ...
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3answers
511 views

Is a robber laid a robber played?

My wife and I were playing Settlers of Catan and she moved the robber onto one of the numbers where only my settlement was. She took her hand off of the robber and told me to spread my cards. I was ...
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489 views

Reaction cards in response to reaction cards

Consider this complicated scenario: I'm about to gain a card (Current event reacting to: "would gain a card"), so I reveal Trader. I gain a silver instead. Then, I reveal Watchtower (Current event ...
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1answer
398 views

Does Cell Portal restart the run?

Cell Portal has the following text: The Runner approaches the outermost piece of ice protecting the attacked server. Derez Cell Portal. What happens after the Runner passes the outermost piece ...
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1answer
2k views

Parasite + Wyrm combo - is it an insta-killer?

Wyrm has the following text: 1[Credit]: Ice has -1 strength. Parasite has the following text: Host ice has -1 strength for each virus counter on Parasite and is trashed if its strength is 0 ...
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4answers
297 views

What does it mean to “interrupt movement”

In Sid Meier's Civilization, the Communism technology allows another players' movement to be interrupted to prevent figures from leaving a specific square. What exactly does this mean, does this mean ...
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2answers
368 views

Does an ability that increase the number of creatures affect the instant or sorcery that triggers it?

(For example) Talrand, Sky Summoner has the ability: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a 2/2 blue Drake creature token with flying onto the battlefield. If I have cast an ...

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