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New Transform Rules and Archangel Avacyn

Archangel Avacyn says (in addition to other abilities): "When a non-Angel creature you control dies, transform Archangel Avacyn at the beginning of the next upkeep". Since the triggered ability isn't ...
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What happens if I cast disenchant in response to the triggered ability of animate dead?

My opponent has Griselbrand in his graveyard and casts Animate Dead. It resolves, causing the triggered ability to go on the stack which would bring Griselbrand back to play. In response, I ...
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185 views

Double faced cards multiple transform triggers

Wizards recently changed the ruling for double faced cards: if a DFC has an activated or triggered ability that transforms it, that permanent transforms only if it hasn't since that ability was ...
3
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1answer
130 views

Does a Sorcery with Support trigger Zada, Hedron Grinder's ability?

If a sorcery (like Press into Service for example) has the support ability, would casting it and supporting only Zada, Hedron Grinder activate his ability? Is the "targets only Zada" requirement met ...
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Why Lava Golem can't attack?

During a duel1, my opponent summoned in my field a monster card known as Lava Golem. When was my turn, I entered in Battle Phase and I go to attack with Lava Golem, but I couldn't. Here is the ...
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47 views

Uno Spin; going out using a Spin card

According to the Spin Uno instructions, if the last card played is a Spin card, the next player must spin the wheel and that action must be resolved so that any cards drawn or discarded also affect ...
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123 views

How is Ondu Cleric's Rally ability resolved when more than one ally enters the battlefield at once? [duplicate]

If I start with an Ondu Cleric on the battlefield and cast Allied Reinforcements, how much health would I gain? I know it is somewhere between 4 and 6. Posible options in my mind: a. The tokens enter ...
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133 views

What are the applications of brand?

Brand is a red spell with which you "Gain control of all permanents you own". What does this actually do? Wouldn't you already have control over your permanents? When would this card be useful? Does ...
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How does casting a Storm spell on Zada, Hedron Grinder work?

Related Question: How does each copy of a spell cast to Zada, Hedron Grinder count towards Storm abilities? If I cast a storm spell that targets only Zada, Hedron Grinder (like Astral Steel) then I ...
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How does each copy of a spell cast to Zada, Hedron Grinder count towards Storm abilities?

Zada, Hedron Grinder allows you to copy spells for all your other creatures, as long as it only targets him. Thus, you will be casting a potentially large number of spells. Does every copy of the ...
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Recording Go games and importing into software

In chess, algebraic notation is the standard for recording games and Portable Game Notation (PGN) is a format for importing games (notation plus metadata) into chess software or even forums. The Go ...
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How do we assign Game of Thrones seating positions?

In Game of Thrones the assignment of each player to which house has a drastic impact on the way the game plays out. What are the different ways to assign seating positions and what are their ...
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Calculating the probability of drawing a traitor card in Dead of Winter

If you're playing a 3 player game and hand out 1 card to each player, out of a deck of 3 ally and 1 traitor cards, how likely are the players all allies? I think the math is you have a (3/4)^3 or ...
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144 views

How are creature token cards used? [closed]

Me and my mom had a small conflict over this. Can you summon token creatures if you have the token, without a card effect that says to use it? I don't think so, but I don't know how to verify this.
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Can Ice Witches use Winter markers on the turn they were earned?

The Ice Witches from "A Spider's Web" have the following ability: Ice Witches collect 1 Winter marker for each Magic Source they control at the end of their Redeployment phase. At the end of their ...
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2answers
184 views

How do I beat U/R control with Affinity?

I play affinity and seriously struggle with control players and can't seem to find a way to win. Blue Moon has become popular recently, and while Blood Moon does not cripple my deck the constant ...
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1answer
58 views

Are the owner benefits from Impersonate Tax Collector part of an action?

The Lords of Waterdeep expansion card Impersonate Tax Collector lets you take the main benefit and the owner benefit on your buildings. Are both of these rewards part of the action of assigning an ...
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1answer
102 views

When does Vertigo's villain action happen?

I recently got Legendary: Dark City and it seems like there's a misprint on the Vertigo card from the Marauder villains. Her card says: Each player discards their hand then draws as many cards as ...
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86 views

Over-success when holding in Diplomacy

What happens if an army is holding and has more support than an army attacking it? It didn't say in the copy of the rules on Wikipedia.
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234 views

When can I discard?

I'm curious I started magic with my mother yesterday and she doesn't like house rules only official rules. Can I discard a card from my hand and draw a card from my library?
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In what order do separate players' triggered abilities go on the stack? [duplicate]

If something causes a trigger that would deal 2 damage to a 1/1 creature, and that same thing causes a trigger that gives that creature +3/+3, what is the outcome if the effects are controlled by ...
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1answer
53 views

What happens when a player controls multiple identical monsters?

The rules already specify that when multiple players have the same Monster Card, all monsters of that type will activate when any single monster acts. When drawing new Monster Cards, if you already ...
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Why is this tsumego solution wrong?

I'm trying to understand why my solution to this tsumego is incorrect. It's "Basic problem #26" from Tsumego Pro and looks like this: $$ ---------------------------- $$ . . . . . . . . X . O X . . | ...
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1answer
124 views

Which words count for a double word score?

In Scrabble, if you make a new word and one of your letters adds onto another word making a whole new word, but this letter falls onto a double word score and you want to count it for the higher word ...
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1answer
65 views

Can Debt tokens be taken to pay any coin costs?

According to the Cities rules, players can lose coins and incur debts. The rules mention that a player can either pay coins or take Debt tokens. Does this allow a player to choose to take Debt tokens ...
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What is the best opening lead on this hand, and why?

Playing in Flight A-X of a sectional Open Pairs, both Vulnerable at MatchPoints in third seat you hold: (Flight A is 2000+ MPS; Flight X is 0 - 2000 MPS voluntarily playing up instead of at their own ...
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25 views

Board game fun for 3 year old AND parent [closed]

I like playing board game with my 3 year old son. But it can be boring sometimes for me. Is there a game that is designed to be playable by a 3 year old, but also interesting for the adults playing ...
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31 views

Do auras that are not cast target? [duplicate]

Say I use Brago, King Eternal to bounce an aura, when it returns, can I put it on a creature with shroud?
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1answer
26 views

Descent (Nerekhall expansion) bleeding mechanics

The bleeding condition reads: "(One action): Discard this card or token. For each other action you resolve while you have this card or token, suffer 1 (one fatigue)" Should "each other action" be ...
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1answer
77 views

What happens to exploded kittens?

If I am eliminated by an exploding kitten, the instructions say to discard all my cards, including the kitten. So they go to the discard pile. Now, if I play a combo of five cards, can I take the ...
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3answers
272 views

What kind of mechanics can make MTG fun for my opponents?

I'm looking for a way to build an EDH deck that makes sure my opponents have fun while playing against me. In other words I'm less concerned with winning than with doing fun/creative/interesting ...
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2answers
266 views

How important is game theory in Dominion?

A lot of the strategic advice I've read for Dominion seems to be based around honing your deck based on fixed criteria - which cards are good, which work well together, when to start buying Provinces, ...
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1answer
156 views

How many times can you use a port in settlers of catan?

The instructions don't say (from what I see) and I need to know for the game.
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2answers
49 views

Declarer play for a 4-4 trump fit

Is there any theory or advice in how best to plan declarer play in a 4-4 trump fit. In what situations do you draw trumps, in what situations do you not draw trumps and any other advice?
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173 views

Ranking of Go Software

Where could I find information about the level of Go playing software? In particular, I am looking for commercial software. Ideally, I'd like to find a live ranking, as obviously this field is ...
5
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1answer
103 views

Why isn't MU shown on Runner identities?

The fact that Runners have a default 4 memory units is absent from all printed data, and I'm curious if there's a specific design reason why. I can see how, thematically, the MU is not really a Runner ...
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1answer
76 views

How many cards can I access in R&D / HQ?

My girlfriend and I started playing Netrunner this weekend, and after our first game taking roughly 4 days, we're now enjoying it! I'm assuming that I'm just being thick here, but the manual never ...
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0answers
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Is there a tool that will help me construct a list of games with a more specific game mechanic?

I would like to construct a list of games that have a particular mechanic, but with a twist. Dice rolling is the mechanic I am interested in but specifically with Non-numeric, partially numeric, or ...
3
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1answer
46 views

Gin Rummy Card Game

I'm playing Gin and my opponent has on multiple occasions knocked or Ginned with an incorrect hand. For example he may lay down a 4,5,6 of Diamonds but one of the card s is actually of the heart ...
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2answers
117 views

opening bidder bids the bid I want to make

What do I bid when the opening bidder bids my bid? e.g. bids 1NT and that is what I want to bid and I don't have a 5 card suit
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3answers
144 views

Do you need to show what you draw?

I've had exploding kittens for a while but haven't really played it because every time I try to play, nobody really knows whether they are supposed to keep what they draw secret or show it to ...
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1answer
86 views

1st Edition missprints on base set pikachu

Hello there I've trying to get my hands on a rare miss printed base set pikachu. Where the 1st edition symbol is faded, aka the (ghost print). I just wondered is the pikachu on the right is a (ghost ...
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2answers
154 views

How can I find the price of non-english cards?

I have several German cards, from Unlimited - Fourth. How can I tell the price of German (ex. Hypnotic Specter)? TCGplayer's website doesn't appear to have much data for foreign language cards.
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How to combine Risk, Catan, and Monopoly? [closed]

So my group of friends play a lot of Catan. And we recently got a version of Risk. We ended up thinking about how relationship destroying a combined version of Risk, Catan, and Monopoly would be. So ...
3
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3answers
68 views

Convert Big Boggle to regular Boggle

I have a 5x5 Big Boggle set (in English). Is it possible to play regular 4x4 Boggle with this set by removing cubes? I'd like to remove 9 cubes and get a letter distribution that's close to the ...
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5answers
409 views

Why are Elo ratings for go higher than for chess?

If we compare Elo(-like) ratings in chess and in go, we see that the highest ratings published for go (3621 for Ke Jie as of 2016-03-13 at goratings.org) are higher than those in chess (2851 for ...
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1answer
42 views

Chaos in the Old World: What happens to units in ruined regions?

When a region is ruined, I found it very hard to get units out of the ruined region into new regions (i.e. by using chaos cards). So, what happens to units in ruined areas? Do they: Come off the ...
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1answer
78 views

What's the best way to play the worst possible 4 hands in bridge [closed]

Everyone has 5-4-4 Every pair has a 5-0 match and two 4-4. Every 5 long colors is 10-A. How do you play this and what's the maximum you can achive?
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What variants are there for the playing-card-based game “War”?

The game War is played with two decks of standard 52-card playing cards. Each player shuffles their deck into a draw pile. Simultaneously, each player turns over the top card. The player with the ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

What does “play this ability only if you could play a sorcery” mean?

This is a stretch and in no way am I trying to dull the game. However, I recently ran across this potential issue. Many cards have an ability that may read, '...Play this ability only any time you ...

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