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At regular REL can players rewind the game state?

Suppose that at a regular REL event, you have an experienced player, and an in-experienced player, and the in-experienced player has a gideon's lawkeeper on the battlefield. The experienced ...
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What happens when you flicker a double-faced card?

If I were to cast Restoration Angel targeting Ravager of the Fells, What side would Ravager of the Fells be on when he came back into the battlefield?
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When should I activate Man Lands and Keyrunes in order to attack with them?

Some lands and artifacts have abilities which allow them to be animated, and turned into creatures until end of turn. Examples include Inkmoth Nexus, Blinkmoth Nexus, Azorious Keyrune, Treetop Village ...
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What are the differences within/between Pokemon series?

My kids are getting interested in Pokemon TCG, so I'm trying to figure out the different series and sets. I played Magic the Gathering for a little while, which has helped me understand some of the ...
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Can Net Shield ability be triggered “in response”?

When runner has Net Shield installed, can they wait until they are about to receive net damage before they decide to trigger its ability? If the answer is "yes" (or even "no") could you please also ...
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In bridge, how can you “see” (locate) most of 52 cards halfway into the play?

Author Terence Reese wrote that the difference between amateurs and professional was that the former could "see" (locate) only 26 cards, while professionals could "see" 52 before the hand was over. ...
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Does Goblin Electromancer reduce both sides of a fused split card?

Does Goblin Electromancer reduce the cost of a fuse spell on both sides of the card? Would Turn // Burn be {1}{U}{R} to cast both sides?
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Do Status Effects End In Mansions of Madness?

We played Mansions of Madness for the first time this weekend and I was surprised that fire was so devastating. When a status effect is placed in a room, like fire, does it ever end without an ...
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How does Valakut trigger with a card like Harrow or Scapeshift putting multiple mountains into play?

Valakut, The Molten Pinnacle has an effect that triggers when mountains enter the battlefield. When a mountain enters the battlefield, if you control 5 or more other mountains, Valakut deals 3 ...
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How can I used double-faced cards in casual play w/out checklist cards?

I recently bought a "deck builders" kit that included, among other things, a Dark Ascension booster with Scorned Villager (a double-sided card) in it. It did not include a checklist card for me to ...
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Can I have multiple copies of a creature with Cipher?

As far as I understand, Cipher works like so: when a card that contains Cipher is cast, you encode it onto a spell on the battlefield, like a creature for example. Every time that creature attacks and ...
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Does transforming keyrunes count towards Evolve?

Suppose I animate my Simic Keyrune into a 2/3 artifact creature. Will it evolve my 1/1 Fathom Mage?
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Opener rebid priority

I'm playing/studying SAYC. So I know that game in major comes first then notrump then game in minors. When I open with 1 Club partner responds with 1 Spade -- I have 18PTS and 4 hearts and NT ...
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What to do in long games with players who are way behind?

When our group plays longer games (6+ hours), we usually choose games where players who fall behind still have chances to recover, so all players remain interested in and engaged with the game. ...
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Can regeneration save my creatures from Turn // Burn?

I have a creature with regeneration. My opponent responds to me activating regeneration with the Turn side of Turn // Burn. Can I then activate regeneration again to make it a 0/1 weird with ...
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Can a Great Unclean One ruin regions immediately on summoning?

The Great Unclean One upgrade card says Immediately place two corruption tokens in a region when you summon a Great Unclean One there. These corruption tokens appear outside of the normal ...
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How do two Notion Thieves interact with each other?

Notion Thief's text reads: If an opponent would draw a card except the first one he or she draws in each of his or her draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card. ...
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Varolz, the Scar-Striped rulings with double-faced/flip cards

Varolz, the Scar-Striped says Each creature card in you graveyard has scavenge. Their scavenge cost is equal to its mana cost. My question is simple: do I get to choose which side I can ...
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Does the first spell from Possibility Storm go on the stack before being exiled?

I'm staring at the gate Possibility Storm coming out of Dragon's Gate and thinking about cards such as Hive Mind that would add some additional chaos. The wording on Possibility Storm says ...
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House rules to improve Pokemon Master Trainer

This past week's game of the week was the '99 (first) version of the Pokemon Master Trainer board game. It was not the strategic challenge that I am used to, does anyone have any knowledge of ...
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How well do sleeves protect against spilled drinks?

People really like to have food around during long gaming sessions, to avoid the discomfort of hunger and dehydration. Sleeves are pretty useful for keeping crumbs and dirt off your gaming cards. ...
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Does activating Sensei's Divining Top make me miss my counterbalance trigger?

I have Sensei's Divining Top and Counterbalance on the table, with plenty of mana. My opponent casts a spell (for the sake of argument, lets say they cast Naturalize). I say "In response, spin the ...
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What happens if Ravager of the Fells can't target an opponent?

Ravager of the Fells (the flip-side of Huntmaster of the Fells) says, Whenever this creature transforms into Ravager of the Fells, it deals 2 damage to target opponent and 2 damage to up to one ...
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Where can I find reviews of a set once it's established?

The only set reviews I can find are when the set first comes out. Does anybody know of a reputable site that reviews the cards after a few months when the cards are more established? I am more ...
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Can a tank attack across water within the same space (Germany to UK)?

When there is a space that has one country's tank (Germany for example) and the same space on the board contains water between the enemy's land (UK for example), can the Germany tank attack UK...even ...
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Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?

In Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa, are stations allowed? The rulebook explicitly mentions that the plastic carriage pieces and scoring markers from the main game are to be used, but doesn't ...
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Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?

This is a reference to an Avalon Hill game I played decades ago as "Rommel." My opponent, "Chuck" was one of the best players in our group, I was considered above average, but an underdog compared to ...
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Sensei's Divining Top activations

A player in a competitive REL tournament pays 1 mana to activate Sensei's Divining Top's ability to look at the top 3 cards of his library, looks at the 3 cards, changes the order and put them back. ...
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Hypergenesis and Triggered abilities

If an opponent casts (or cascades into) Hypergenesis, starting with the caster each player takes it in turns to put a Creature, Artifact, Land or Enchantment onto the Battlefield. This can be repeated ...
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Infractions/Player Communication - Infernal Tutor and Lion's Eye Diamond

In a Competitive REL tournament with an opponent, a player casts Lion Eye Diamond, Lion's Eye Diamond, Infernal Tutor, making a note of storm count after each spell is cast. If the active player has ...
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How do Isochron Scepter and the Fuse mechanic interact?

The split cards in the expansion set Dragon's Maze contain a new mechanic "Fuse". This mechanic allows you to cast both sides of the spell, a new option for cards of this type. Isochron Scepter ...
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Can split second be used to block damage prevention effects?

My friend plays a stupid amount of prevent all damage instants. If I attack, and use something with split second, can he still use his prevent all damage? Or with split second ending the stack, is he ...
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Humility and +1/+1 counters

If I play a kicked Quag Vampires, and my opponent has a Humility on the battlefield, will the Quag Vampires still get his counters and be larger than a 1/1?
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What games have plan-moves-in-advance mechanics like Robo Rally? [closed]

I'm looking for games with pieces on a board that move and interact according to actions taken previously in the game. In Robo Rally you give your piece instructions in advance. I recall a similar ...
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In Hive, can Beetle hop over to another lane?

Here. Is it possible to move this way? I figure that neither the rule of hive continuity nor tile sliding rule are violated here. The rules also don't mention any direct contact requirements like ...
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Can the Runner/Corporation trash their own installed cards?

This mostly came up last game with a player that had Wyldside. When your turn begins, draw 2 cards and lose [Click]. He was using it to good effect up until a few turns in, when he had too many ...
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Are there games with board presentation similar to Talisman and Relic? [closed]

I'm referring to the way the art for different spaces spills over into other areas of the board, creating a panorama or telling a story with the outer and inner regions of the board. Are there any ...
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What errata or house rules help balance occasionally-broken scenarios?

Many of the haunt scenarios can be exceptionally unbalanced depending on precisely where all the players are standing (particularly the revealer and/or traitor) when the haunt is revealed. When my ...
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Are weighted games in Goko Dominion adventures winnable by sheer strategy?

I'm playing through the adventure mode in Goko's online Dominion game, and I've reached the point (in the Intrigue adventure) where the game starts being weighted very heavily against me. For example, ...
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Is there a term for: “Doesn't untap during next untap step”?

There are a lot of cards that have the effect Target permanent does not untap during next untap step For example:Kashi-Tribe Elite and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Is there a term for this? ...
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In cribbage, do you get points for doubles after getting to 31?

My opponent pegged for getting to 31 by playing a jack. If I play a jack after that, do I peg for the doubles?
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Are the virus counters on Datasucker only for the current turn?

When playing Datasucker virus (anarchs), are the virus counters permanent or do you have to clear them at the end of the turn? Even worst, do you have to clear them at the end of a run? ...
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When do you increment the 'Successful run' counters?

Do you increment your 'Successful run' counters at the moment you successfully went through the ice(s) and are accessing a server or do you increment your counters after a run is completed? For ...
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Are there standard board sizes for the industry?

I've been looking around on the internet and it seems 'quad fold' is the most common type of board. Is this true? What are the standard dimensions? Is there a comprehensive list of sizes somewhere? ...
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How quickly does a player have to say “Uno” to avoid drawing exta cards?

Playing with my fiancée and some friends, and she's adamant that if you can yell Uno before someone who has just played their second to last card, they are required to pick up the penalty amount of ...
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How does roll and move affect games like Talisman?

I'm wondering if the roll and move mechanic has any real effect on how Talisman, or any similar game, plays out. Would the overall experience be fundamentally changed if, for instance, you could only ...
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1answer
235 views

How can I speed up a game of High Frontier?

I really like High Frontier, but it takes a long time to get going and can take several hours to play. Does anyone know of any house rules to make the game run faster?
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How does a firefighter “recover” after being knocked down?

In the Experienced rules, it says that a firefighter that is Knocked Down (by fire advancing to their location) is placed on the nearest ambulance parking spot. It also says that they must "visit the ...
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If I were to “cheat” a card into play, would Kurgadon activate?

If I had a Kurgadon and a Didgeridoo, hacked to say "beast" instead of "minotaur" with Artificial Evolution, in play, and I used Didgeridoo to put Symbiotic Beast into play, would Kurgadon's ability ...
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Can we look at R&D cards that are trashed by virus install?

Noise is a Runner whose ability states: Whenever you install a virus program, the Corp trashes the top card of R&D. Can the Corp and/or the runner look at that card? Is the card trashed ...

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