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How does the timing work when area-of-effect damage creates new targets?

In Sentinels of the Multiverse, the villain Gloomweaver has this power: "Whenever a Cultist is destroyed, search the Villain trash for a Zombie card and put it into play." Suppose that I use a power ...
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How does the timing work on damage redirection?

In Sentinels of the Multiverse, the villain Apostate has a card called the Orb of Delirium. This card has 12hp, and it says: "Whenever a Villain Relic other than this card would be dealt Damage, ...
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Can poison action card destroy Warbot?

In the Smash Up game, Ninjas have a poison action card. Will it have any effect on Warbot, who is a minion which cannot be destroyed? Poison - Play on a minion. Destroy any number of actions on it....
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Are there any single-screen human-vs-human go clients/programs available?

This is a question about Go software, so it might not be the correct place to ask this, but I expect it to be the best place. ;) I want to give a group of people a quick overview on Go but I don't ...
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192 views

Researcher with the coworker relationship

The coworker relationship sticker states: Co workers: you may share knowledge as long as one if you is in the correct city. (The researcher may give any card to their co worker for one action) My ...
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Board game from buddhism inspired manga

I am trying to identify this game. My English is so poor I can't describe this game and "google" it.
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Can a Counterspell basically counter more than one spell? [duplicate]

I'm on my main phase. I cast a 2/2 creature, and want to enchant it in the same phase. I cast the creature - no counterspell. I then want to cast a +3/+3 Aura enchantment on that creature, and ...
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What happens with the Royal Navy when all players fled the battle?

This question is similar to Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove but it's seeking to clarify a different aspect. When all players fled from the Royal Navy, what happens with the Royal Navy: Is it ...
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Othello - Most number of legal moves in a given turn

Can anyone help me figure out the what the largest number of possible moves for a given turn would be in Othello/Reversi? On the first turn, there are 4 possible legal moves, the next player has 3 ...
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246 views

Where does the term “cube” come from?

In Magic, a cube is a collection of cards that is handpicked to make a good draft. A cube draft is a type of limited format that uses a cube to draft from. But what does "cube" mean? Does it refer to ...
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Do creatures from outside the game go to the graveyard?

Okay, so I was looking through some eldrazi to purchase and I came across Spawnsire of Ulamog. I want to purchase it for my deck but I want to know how it works before I buy it. My question is, ...
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when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?

this is a very beginner question, and perhaps elementary for this site, but here is a new player who has not actually played before. so my question is simply this; if south bids, say 2 spade, and west ...
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Is having the Mask Omen Card stolen from you have the same effect as taking it off?

Let's say an explorer is wearing the Mask Omen Card that has an effect causing you to gain two knowledge and lose two sanity when you put it on. It says when you take off the mask, the effect of the ...
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Forsaken Lore expansion for Eldritch Horror: what are the new mysteries for the base game AOO?

Eldritch Horror is starting to feel a bit same-y for me so I`m thinking of spicing things up with an expansion (one of the small ones, since the big ones are ridiculously expensive for me, at that ...
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Do board game publishers design games 'in house', or do they merely publish games by external designers?

My understanding is that a book publisher typically publishes the work of an author, and takes responsibility for the printing and distribution of the book, and take some kind of percentage of the ...
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What are the major changes between Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization and the first game?

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is described as a new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization. What are the major changes between the two versions?
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What's the odds of Selvala's parley granting 2 or more mana?

I am trying to figure out what are the chance if getting 2 or more mana after parleying Selvala, Explorer Returned, assuming that using commander/EDH one third of the deck is land and that at least ...
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1answer
27 views

Bang! Fistful and Boots

What happens with fistful and boots? Do you draw for the hits from fistful between the hits? Boots (1 stock, 3 cost, black border) For each lost life point, you draw 1 card from deck. A Fistful of ...
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1answer
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Do I decide {X} for cards in my library for effects and abilities asking for a particular CMC?

Suppose I have Yisan, the Wanderer Bard on the battleground with 5 verse counters. And then suppose I have something in my library with an {X} in the mana cost, like a Genesis Hydra. Do I get to ...
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47 views

Does Illusory Gains allow someone to block their own creatures? [duplicate]

Illusory Gains strikes me as a rather strange card with the potential for some rather unique interactions, one of which I'm hoping someone might be able to explain to me. Take this situation: My ...
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1answer
331 views

Necroskitter and Everlasting Torment

I am playing a game of EDH against 3 other opponents and I control an Everlasting Torment and Horde of Notions, and I have a Necroskitter in my graveyard. My opponents control a whole host of non-...
6
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1answer
231 views

Can anyone tell me who Mr. Suitcase is?

I acquired a collection of cards among which were some sinkholes. One in particular is signed; I understand the name in concept. From the wiki page for The Duelist: "Mr. Suitcase" being a ...
2
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1answer
241 views

What is the sequence of actions when my Shocker removes cards and places cards in my opponents hand? [duplicate]

I have a fun little shocker deck. From Gatherer Whenever Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards. Note that the errata ...
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1answer
160 views

What's the longest possible forced repetition in Go?

Assume no superko rules so the game would end with no result. And both players are willing to play the shortest possible cycle as long as they don't give their opponent a chance to win. There are 4 ...
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1answer
90 views

When is International TableTop Day?

I have heard of "International TableTop Day" being a celebration of board games and roleplaying games, and that some stores have events for it. When is that?
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1answer
65 views

Eclipse: some House rules to cut down on chance in die rolling?

My group and I enjoy Eclipse, but it has fallen out of favor because of the extreme chance in battle on die rolls. Heck, I can't even get my wife to play at all because the first three games she ...
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1answer
673 views

If a token is returned to hand, is it considered dying?

1/1 Devil token (ala Devils' Playground) on board Just the Wind cast on the 1/1 Devil Token gets removed from board ?? Devil does 1 damage to target creature or player ??
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1answer
55 views

Why do cards miss their timing?

My specific question is regarding Lightpulsar Dragon and why it misses it's timing (such as when synchro summoning), while cards like Tuningware don't. I am mainly just looking for an explanation as ...
2
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1answer
387 views

How does AlphaGo calculate?

Anyone knows the algorithm of AlphaGo? I heard that it's related to neural networks. But don't know the details? So it does not find the solution to win in a deterministic way, right? I think so, ...
7
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1answer
45 views

Are these “temporary defense gained by discarding cards” markers?

I just got the Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War expansion, which I haven't played yet. It comes with some additional Takeover markers. These two markers look like "temporary defense gained by ...
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23 views

How does the Prestige Leader mechanic work?

I just got the Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War expansion and it adds Prestige mechanics to the game. Those I understand. The Prestige Leader mechanic, however, I don't understand and the ...
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1answer
61 views

When does a Leprechaun's Ongoing ability activate?

Consider the following scenario: Leprechaun (Tricksters Minion): Ongoing: After another player plays a minion here with less power than this minion's power, destroy it (resolve its ability first)....
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1answer
57 views

Custom game boards and pieces for existing games [closed]

With the huge growth in the 3D printing and CNC areas over the past few years, you are starting to see a lot of custom pieces for existing board games. For instance, Risk boards made of walnut or ...
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2answers
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Dark Charm and Objective tokens

I'm playing Descent 2nd edition, in the Shadow Vault scenario. One of my heroes is carrying the objective token. The Overlord plays Dark Charm targeting that hero. Can the Overlord force my hero ...
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2answers
351 views

Are 1/1 creatures sent to the graveyard from one damage before Rite of Passage's ability activates?

Rite of Passage gives creatures I control a +1/+1 counter whenever they are dealt damage. If a 1/1 creature was dealt one damage, would it be sent to the graveyard first or would the creature be ...
6
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1answer
235 views

Sacrificing a creature with 0 toughness

1/1 goblin, with Skullclamp attached, making its P/T 2/0 so it dies. Could it be sacrificed using Goblin Bombardment to deal 1 damage?
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How to clone a Legendary card legally?

I want to clone Geist of Saint Traft without falling prey to the legend rule and without using Mirror Gallery. Are there any cards that allow you to copy a card's text without copying its name? I was ...
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1answer
49 views

Smash up: First mate with ongoing actions attached to it. Do the actions follow him?

I'd like to hear peoples opinion on this. The text on the cards mentioned below: First Mate: "Special: After this base i scored, you may move this minion to another base instead of the discard pile"....
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2answers
325 views

Have recent changes in bidding priorities changed the value of finesses?

I was taught to "bid to make." That is, it would take 26 points to bid a game that was at least a 2 to 1 favorite to make. (I'd bid game with 24-25 only with "something extra" such as a solid five ...
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1answer
94 views

It's a 4x and card game mix possible? [closed]

I'm making a little research in a mix between 4x game and cards games. Do you think is possible? I'm an hobbyist game developer and I like both 4x (Civilization, Master of Orion, Crusader Kings 2) ...
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3answers
58 views

How do monsters move on local paths to side boards?

How do monsters move along local paths to traverse the side boards in expansion games such as when effects instruct players to move a monster toward investigators? For instance, a local path connects ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Can I use the Grotesque Statue artifact on any effect and prevent loss on all affected targets?

The Grotesque Statue artifact reads Once per round, you may spend 1 Clue to prevent all Sanity loss from a single effect Does this mean I can use it on effects that target other players, even ...
4
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2answers
190 views

When does the “choose a color” part of a spell happen?

For example Sejiri Steppe. I always did it as follows: Opponent plays Sejiri Steppe, chooses a creature and a color, then I get to respond. But today while playing, after my opponent played Sejiri ...
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1answer
118 views

Does removing the timer make Space Hulk significantly easier?

I played the recent edition of Space Hulk with my brother, who insisted on playing the entire campaign as the Space Marines (bad idea - they tend to lose!) He gave up the campaign about half way ...
2
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1answer
162 views

Magic The Gathering, Blinking the source of a transformation

When the action that makes a card flip back-face up goes on the stack, I use a card ability like the Eldrazi Displacer to blink Archangel Avacyn After the "blink" resolves, the card I have on the ...
10
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2answers
406 views

What is the proper way to split uneven draft pods?

The optimal number for a draft pod is 8 people, but it can be often hard to get a even multiple of 8. If there are an odd number of drafters how should the pods be split? Also if there is any ...
4
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1answer
78 views

What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?

I've been a bit disappointed in the past the quality of game components, primarily the cards, in certain games. For example Citadels and Timeline have cheap cardboard cards that look like they'll ...
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1answer
127 views

What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering? [closed]

Many players and fan designers have been forever frustrated by the fact that in MtG, "Tribal" is a card type instead of a supertype. Having been digging at this for a while, I have to a conclusion: ...
4
votes
1answer
187 views

What was this Mouse Trap-like game with a basket, stairs, and metal parts?

It was similar to Mouse Trap but it had metal parts vs. plastic. It may have been more of a maze but there was a basket & perhaps stairs. It's been driving me crazy because I loved it & want ...
2
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1answer
210 views

How much damage do I take when I Trample a Stuffy Doll that has Pariah attached?

Last game I played I faced the following combo: Stuffy Doll played by an opponent, opponent chose me Pariah attached to Stuffy Doll This resulted in an invincible opponent, as long as Pariah is ...

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