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Improve the Power of creatures in the graveyard?

So I have a deck that relies a lot on the Scavenge1 mechanic, and I was wondering if there was a good, effective way to improve the Power of creatures in the graveyard, so that I get more +1/+1 ...
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Are there any Xanathar Strategies for Skullport

I played a game of Lords of Waterdeep and received The Xanathar as my lord, who in my opinion is the worst of them all. My question is are there any viable strategies to win with the Xanathar, ...
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Can non-creature permanents have +1/+1 counters?

Say I have a Blinkmoth Nexus and Steel Overseer out. I tap the Steel Overseer for his ability to put +1/+1 counters while my Blinkmoth is a creature, and it gains a counter. After my Blinkmoth goes ...
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How does Diver movement work in forbidden island?

I played my first few games of Forbidden Island last night, and one of the roles we played was the Diver. We weren't 100% sure of the meaning of his special ability, so I wanted to ask if anyone had ...
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Does Athreos work on countered or discarded creatures?

So I know that if I have Athreos, God of Passage on the field and a creature spell is countered, it still counts as dying and Athreos's effect still kicks in. I was told it's because the creature ...
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145 views

Unearth and Return-to-Hand costs

I have Sedris, the Traitor King on the battlefield and a Grinning Ignus in my graveyard. I use the unearth ability Sedris grants to unearth my Grinning Ignus. Can I activate the Grinning Ignus's ...
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290 views

Storage for Eldritch Horror

Is there an optimal strategy for storing Eldritch Horror cards and tokens so that game play is facilitated. I am not looking for answers that including "zip bags" and other things to keep the game ...
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Would Guttersnipe plus a cyphered card result in an infinite loop of damage?

Guttersnipe says: Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, Guttersnipe deals 2 damage to each opponent. Hidden Strings says: You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or ...
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105 views

is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
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291 views

MTG: Can negative counters kill a creature?

I'm a MTG newbie and I have a question about some instant spells that add negative counters to a creature (for example, when this creature enters the battlefield, target creature gets -3/-3 until end ...
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Can I transform Skinshifter twice in one turn?

Let's say that you have Skinshifter in play and your opponent attacks with a 3/3 token. You choose to block with Skinshifter and in response to the block, transform him into a 4/4 rhino creature with ...
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Are “permanently” gained abilities copiable?

So I haven't been quite able to comprehend how copy effects interact with stuff not printed on the card itself. What happens when a creature that was revived with Fated Return is then copied by, say, ...
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1answer
121 views

How to win 2 player Pandemic as Quarantine Specialist and Contingency Planner

When playing with just two players in vanilla pandemic, what strategies are best when the the player's roles are contingency planner and quarantine specialist? Who should be doing what?
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Does Avacyn, Angel of Hope's ability continue to work even if tapped?

Avacyn, Angel of Hope has indestructible and gives the other creatures he controls indestructible as well. if it is tapped, are his other creatures still indestructible? Example, if he plays avacyn ...
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What are the primary enhancements Cities and Knights and Seafarer's add on to the original Settler's of Catan?

What unique features do Cities and Knights and Seafarer's expansions add to the original game? How do they make the game more playable/interesting?
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Do you get change from cards in Ascension?

Say I have three cards in my hand Ascension, each worth two points. Am I allowed to buy two cards worth three points each (As I had six total), or can I only buy a three point and a two point card as ...
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95 views

How many players realistically possible in Pandemic Board Game 2nd edition

I love playing Pandemic, but the one of the biggest holdups for me is how you can only play 4 players. However, in the box there are 7 roles! (Scientist, Researcher, Medic, Quarantine Specialist, ...
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1answer
151 views

Are there 5/5 Beast Token cards?

There are at least two cards that I know of that make 5/5 Beast tokens (Spawning Ground and One Dozen Eyes). Yet I can't seem to find an actual token card that is a 5/5 Beast. Does such a card ...
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2answers
471 views

When do you reveal the top card of your library with Courser of Kruphix and scry lands?

I have Courser of Kruphix in play, and a scry land (say Temple of Plenty) on top of my library revealed. If I then play the land off my library using the Courser's ability, which of the following ...
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1answer
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Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy

I was playing The Castles of Burgundy last night, and early in the second phase, one of the players realized that he had made a major error the round before -- he had placed two of the same building ...
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1answer
55 views

When does the Collapsed Ceiling deal damage?

In the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, the Collapsed Ceiling barrier card says in part: If you fail the check to defeat by 4 or more, you are dealt 1 Combat damage that may not be reduced. The ...
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1answer
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Do I need Magic Wisdom to defeat the Spectre in Pathfinder ACG?

In the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, the Spectre monster card's check to defeat says: Combat 11 OR Wisdom Divine 7 The card text says (in part): If the check to defeat does not have the Magic ...
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1answer
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What are the rules for Dragonflights in the WoW TCG?

As the title says. I recently purchased a Twilight of the Dragons and War of the Elements booster box. I got 24 packs of cards from each set and it stuck me that I didn't know the rules behind the ...
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1answer
58 views

What are the original 16 base cards in Smash Up?

A friend loaned me Smash Up with all the expansions but I'd like to start out playing just the "base" set. Which 16 bases should I use? (He already removed the duplicate bases from Level 9000 so I ...
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1answer
100 views

Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)? [closed]

Note: this is not (just) a theoretical question. I have been asked to develop a solo game mode for the game that I am working on, and I'm wondering if I should start with a cooperative mode instead. ...
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1answer
39 views

Can you place landmarks in lake?

In Tobago there are only few rules when placing huts, palms and statues and implicitly I never placed these landmarks on lake tiles. Is there any rule or hint saying whether or not they can be ...
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How often does the standard set change?

I started playing Magic (or started again rather) just after the Theros set had come out. The standard format was defined to include the Return to Ravnica block and the entire Theros block of which ...
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1answer
257 views

What are some common tactics to make runs against servers with unrezzed ICE in Netrunner?

When I play as a runner, I tend to be apprehensive about unrezzed ICE unless I have a breaker of each type and a pile of credits. Naturally, neither of those things are in place early in the game, and ...
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1answer
135 views

point buy TCG CCG deck building mechanics

what games are there that use a point buy system for deck building instead of a card limit? what are the obvious effects this would have on the style of play? I am only currently aware of one example ...
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Best way to solve vassal module version conflicts issues

Vassal is a great way to try out a game, but it seems that vassal versions and module versions frequently create trouble actually trying something out, i.e. you want to try something that requires the ...
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May I play only one Tenacious Z or all of them from discard pile in my turn?

The card text of "Tenacious Z" says: Special: During your turn you may play this card from your discard pile as an extra minion. You may only use the ability of one Tenacious Z each turn. I'm ...
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Can you get actions in another players turn with Hidden Ninja and Chronomage?

The card text of "Hidden Ninja" says: Special: Before a base scores, play a minion there. Chronomage says: You may play an extra action this turn. Do I have the possiblity to play an ...
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95 views

how does Argothian Enchantress interact with Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant?

If Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant successfully transforms would Argothian Enchantress's ability kick into effect during that transformation?
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1answer
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How many attacks do Eternal Guard have?

Warhammer: Wood Elves (2014) lists Eternal Guard on page 92 with one attack in their profile. Under "Equipment" they are listed as being equipped with an Asrai Spear, a Hand Weapon, and Light Armor. ...
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1answer
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Can Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant be fetched by an Enlightened Tutor?

Can I use an Enlightened Tutor to fetch Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant? Enlightened Tutor searches for enchantments and artifacts. If Sasaya is only an Enchantment after she's flipped, does that count?
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Do spells targeting Daring Thief follow it after control is exchanged?

Suppose I have Daring Thief out. My opponent attempts to kill it via Doom Blade or another kill spell. In response I untap Daring Thief with Thassa's Ire, and attempt to gain control of, say, my ...
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Will a copy of a flashed-back Increasing Vengeance still make two copies?

Increasing Vengeance says Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. If Increasing Vengeance was cast from a graveyard, copy that spell twice instead. You may choose new targets for the ...
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MTG Increasing Vengence and swerve infinite combo?

Okay, so say you play an instant or sorcery spell and then play Increasing Vengeance targeting it could you then play Swerve changing the target of Increasing Vengeance from the random instant or ...
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2answers
128 views

Name of a card trading game

When I was young, there used to play a game where we traded cards. Two people used to split one pack of cards, these cards usually had information on cars. you would then compare specifications, and ...
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Mascarade - When must you swap your card?

In the game of Mascarade there is an note on page 5 of the rule book that reads: WARNING ! If a player has revealed their card during the turn of the player immediately before them (by ...
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Catan - Mixing German base game with English extensions and expansions

Has anyone tried to use the German edition of the Settlers of Catan base game (published by Kosmos) with the English editions of expansions and extensions (published by Mayfair)? Is it possible? (How ...
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1answer
185 views

What, generally, happens to card prices when a new set is released?

Journey to Nyx is about to come out an I noticed many of the websites have already priced the cards. I'm wondering if anyone has any advise on when the optimal time to pick up new cards is? I realize ...
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340 views

In Catan, can you continue a “circular” road?

If I have 6 roads that go all around a single hex tile, they are a continuous uninterrupted road (assuming none of my opponents interrupts it with their settlements/cities). But, can I continue this ...
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In Catan, can players negotiate a trade when it's not their turn?

For example, it's my turn, I'm trading and I agree to make a trade with player B where I give them my only wood and they give me one brick. But then, before we exchange cards, player C interrupts and ...
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1answer
245 views

Does “When enter on the battlefield” trigger heroic?

When a Satyr Grovedancer enters on the battlefield and I choose a creature with heroic to recieve the a +1/+1 counter, does it trigger the heroic? I don't think so because the heroic says explicitly ...
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In Catan, how to ensure nobody lies when monopoly card is played?

I don't like that the rules assume players are honest. One time, we had a player that lied about not having the requested resource, but was caught in the next turn when he tried to buy a road with ...
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1answer
41 views

Do we really need to leave materials below the completed structure?

According to the official rules, after completing the structure these things happen: When you complete a structure, take its Site card and tuck it underneath the top edge of your Camp so that ...
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Is there an error in equilibrio puzzle #45?

Is there an error in puzzle #45 of the game equilibrio? seems like the middle brick on the third line is turned incorrectly. thanks
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624 views

Who is “You” when the creature controller is not the owner?

Assume I have both a Firedrinker Satyr and a Daring Thief out in play. My Daring Thief untaps and I swap ownership of the Firedrinker with another creature of theirs. If I then proceed to Lightning ...
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345 views

Is Bioshift affected by Doubling Season?

I just want to know if Bioshift is affected by Doubling Season. The text states that Bioshift moves counters from a target to another, but is that the same as "putting them on" a target?

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