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How to make Settlers of Catan quicker? [duplicate]

I'm looking for ideas on how to make Settlers of Catan quicker to play between friends. Whenever I play with friends they complain that you have to stop all the time to decide what are you going to ...
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1answer
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Number of Agenda Cards Scored

How many agendas of each type of agenda can be scored? It is possible that only one of each type can be scored and the corporation wins the game with 7 agenda points total.
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Could an actual mono black storm (Tendril of agony) deck be viable for Legacy?

From experienced deckbuilders, how would you approach building a budget-friendly Tendrils of Agony deck? I'm thinking of basically only swamps for the manabase, but the rest (hand disruption, tutors, ...
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1answer
164 views

Firefly artful dodger starting drive core

In firefly, the bonus ship (the artful dodger) available in more recent printings of the game has several differences, including a different drive core. During set-up, the players are supposed to ...
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5answers
162 views

Would it be viable to play pandemic with an “eradicate all diseases” win condition?

I have played several games of Pandemic, and have found it to be a really enjoyable game with a lot of challenge. I was wondering about the possibility of modifying the rules such that the game is ...
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1answer
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Athreos, God of Passage and Undying

I am curious about how this scenario will play out: I have both Athreos, God of Passage and Geralf's Messenger in play and Geralf's Messenger dies (with no +1/+1 counters on it) . My guess is that ...
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1answer
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Is there an in-game mechanic reason for placing action cards face down during the planning phase

I've just picked up Space Alert, and read through handbook (as yet un-played), the thing that I can't understand is the reason for placing your action cards face down during the planning phase. The ...
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359 views

How does Perplexing Chimera work with Strionic Resonator?

I have a Perplexing Chimera and a Strionic Resonator on the battlefield. My opponent casts Shock. I choose to use my Strionic Resonator's activated ability to copy my Perplexing Chimera's triggered ...
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Is the Library strong in San Juan?

The now-defunct magazine The Games Journal has this to say about the Library building in San Juan: Simply put, this card is too powerful, even in a four-player game. Even with a cost of 5, you ...
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1answer
151 views

40k - Kustom Force Field and Vehicle Explosions

I've asked this numerous places and no one can seem to agree or provide a completely sound explanation on it... When a transport containing a unit that includes a KFF explodes, do the models inside ...
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1answer
152 views

What does “Gunblade” refer to in Netrunner?

I'm just starting to look into Android: Netrunner and encountered some decks that referenced a "Gunblade". For context, I was looking at some Shaper decks that utilized Cloak/Dagger to break ICE. What ...
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Can I use strive to target the same object more than once?

I have a question about the new mechanic Strive from Journey into Nyx. Could I use the pay the strive cost to target the same object more than once with the spell, or can I only target any particular ...
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4answers
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Best way to get into Pokemon?

So I'd like to introduce my son to a basic card game like Pokemon since he loves the creatures, etc. When I go to a store and look at all the 'starter' decks, and packs, etc I'm a little confused. ...
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1answer
389 views

What happens if you ambassador a hovel?

In Dominion, what happens when you Ambassador (Seaside) a Hovel (Dark Ages)?
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82 views

All armies and fleets destroyed - Still in Game?

Quick Diplomacy question. If a country has had all armies and fleets destroyed but still have a home supply centre that hasn't been taken are they still in the game ? I believe yes but not sure. ...
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Do rockets or destroyed systems count for the green d8?

From Mobile Frame Zero Rapid Attack, page 64: A mobile frame with neither direct fire nor artillery range weapon systems get 1 green 8-sided die as well. This doesn't count as a system and can't ...
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1answer
207 views

Does something which affects “defending player” target that player?

If I have shroud or hexproof, because I control Ivory Mask or Witchbane Orb, am I immune to something which affects "defending player," such as a creature with Annihilator, or will I still have to ...
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2answers
211 views

Dominion Last Province

When the last province is acquired can the person finish their turn or is the game immediately over? It seems like the rules dictate that a player may always finish their turn.
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1answer
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Gods dieing and the legends rule

So this came up in a game I was playing today. I had an Athreos, God of Passage with enough devotion that it was a creature, and I cast another (it makes sense, I swear). I chose to sacrifice the ...
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1answer
138 views

Are “East trading post” and “West trading post” considered identical structures?

The rules state that a player can never build two identical structures - with the same name/illustration. Since both "Trading post" cards are called just "Trading post" on the "Forum" card (which ...
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0answers
38 views

Increasing engagement in Crack the Case

I thorougly enjoy playing the Milton Bradley game Crack the Case with friends. For smaller groups (up to 5 people), I find that without teams or keeping track of time or points is already more fun ...
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1answer
147 views

Can I control a planeswalker with Confiscate?

Can I control a planeswalker with Confiscate? Is a planeswalker a permanent that can be the target of Confiscate?
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1answer
44 views

Can players at other locations play multiple cards to help you in combat?

A player using Kyra didn't have a weapon or spell in his hand to help defeat the Hill Giant that came up during his Explore action. Valeros, in a separate location, played a Shortbow and a Heavy ...
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2answers
780 views

What happens if a creature has no toughness defined?

I'm not sure that this is possible with current cards, but what happens if a card such as Tarmogoyf loses all abilities? A quick Gatherer search wasn't able to find any card that would make creatures ...
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2answers
104 views

What is the name of this solitaire card game?

You start flipping cards over one at a time and holding them in one hand. When you have two cards of the same suit that are separated by two other cards (e.g. 4♣ 2♦ 7♥ 10♣), you discard the middle ...
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1answer
109 views

Are these board games considered as gambling games? [closed]

Are these board games considered as gambling? A. Checkers? B. Four in a row? C. Othello? Edit: Would it be appropriate to allow children (ages < 18) to play these board games? (On the ...
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2answers
597 views

Gods have summon sickness?

Let's say I have a god in the battlefield for more than one turn. And this turn I summon a creature that "completes" my devotion to the god. Can the god attack this turn? or it is affected by the ...
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2answers
814 views

How does the Tribute mechanic work?

Full disclosure, I am relatively new to the game and haven't experienced all the mechanics yet. There are a couple premade decks in the Born of the Gods set that use Tribute. We're a little hazy on ...
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2answers
514 views

What's the best way to determine which cards will be banned or not reprinted?

I enjoy playing Standard and would like to compete on a more competitive level but I am apprehensive of paying, as an extreme example, $25/card for 4 Mutavaults or Sphinx's Revelations, only to have ...
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1answer
272 views

Reduce toughness and cast dmg spell - cause of death?

Let's say on the board is a creature with toughness 6. I reduce the toughness of this creature by 3 until end of turn. After this spell resolves, I cast a burn spell which does 3 dmg to that creature. ...
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1answer
240 views

Tap/Untap Land and Casting Spells

This is along a similar vain to Casting a Spell Incorrectly but only in that it created a further question. At what point is it possible to decide that you don't want to cast a spell? It's a very ...
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1answer
138 views

How do I combine regular Munchkin with Munchkin Zombies?

I have Munchkin 1 & 2 and recently I was given Munchkin Zombies. At the instructions of the latter, it is said that I combine these three (any kind of Munchkin to be honest), but it doesn't say ...
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2answers
229 views

What to do with an early $8 hand?

What should I do with an $8 hand that appears in Turns 3 through 6, in a game that only goes up to Provinces? Consider 4-player games primarily, but if games with other numbers of players ...
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1answer
33 views

Marriages in Schnapsen/Sixty-six

I'm not 100% grasping marriages/melding. I'll run you through what I understand/think of it so far: If I have lead, and a matching (trump, for this example) King/Queen, I can lead one of them, say ...
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1answer
99 views

Survival of the Fittest activations and priority

Can someone please explain the ability of Survival of the Fittest and the stack? Let say I have Survival of the Fittest out, and I have 1 creature in my hand, and I have priority. Assuming I have ...
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1answer
104 views

Are there times NOT to bid 1NT with 15 high card points and a balanced hand?

This refers to a strong (15-17) 1NT with hand shapes of 4-3-3-3, 4-4-3-2, or 5-3-3-2. With "flat" hand like (s) Kxx (h) Kxx (d) KJx (c) KQxx, I would refrain from bidding 1NT, after deducting one ...
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2answers
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Will I lose the game if I dip below 0hp whilst there's a spell that'll heal me on the stack?

Take the following situation I'm at 2 life, I cast Sphinx's Revelation for 2 life gain on the stack. My opponent casts something like Warleader's Helix which deals 4 damage to me I then cast another ...
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1answer
156 views

Can I destroy a Planeswalker before its abilities are used? [duplicate]

If my opponent casts say an Elspeth, can I then Hero's Downfall that Planeswalker before any abilities are used? I think my question boils down to: are planeswalker abilities sorcery or instant ...
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3answers
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What happens when I cast a spell incorrectly?

If I cast a spell which then turns out to be un-playable, what happens to my spell? E.G.: Casting a spell on something that has Hexproof and can't be targeted in the first place. Do I simply place my ...
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2answers
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Does Silver Lining negate a creeper requirement?

If, for example, You Also Need a Baked Potato is in play or the goal is War=Death, what is the effect of the Silver Lining card, which states that creepers cannot prevent you from winning?
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1answer
367 views

Firefly Boardgame: Amnon Duul solid bonus (Travel Hub) benefits

I was playing the firefly board game last night and we realized that we couldn't find any particular benefit in Amnon Duul's bonus for being solid, specifically "You may load any number of passengers ...
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2answers
319 views

How many is “A bunch”?

If someone has assembled the Deceiver Exarch/Splinter Twin combo, and they say "make a bunch of dudes and kill you", without telling me the number, what happens? The problem with asking him is that ...
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1answer
59 views

Is there a limit to how many characters can be placed on a room space?

Is there a limit to how many characters (specially monsters) can be placed on room space? I just played a session where the keeper placed 4 cultists, a shogoth, and two more monsters on the same space ...
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3answers
374 views

Open source programming toolkits for modeling table top games

Are there any open source programming libraries, perhaps in Python or Lua for example, for modeling table top games to help with design and testing work?
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1answer
145 views

In Commander, does color identity prevent me from taking control of a different colored permanent?

In trying out EDH for the first time last night we ran into a confusing issue. I was using Olivia Voldaren as my commander. One opponent activated Ajani Goldmane's 6 point ability to summon a white ...
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1answer
727 views

Can you play older versions of cards in standard?

Say, for example, you have a card that is still legal in standard but the version you have of it comes from a set that has since been rotated out. Can you still play the version from your older set?
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0answers
121 views

How to force the opponent to take the x squares?

I've been told that I must do two things in order to win hard games in Othello (Reversi): Take the corners Do not take the X squares, as they are the worst squares on the board. We all know that ...
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1answer
83 views

Does playing a “Double Rent” card in Monopoly Deal count against your card play total on a turn?

According to the Action Card directions on a Double Rent card, it can only be played with a Rent card. Given that it is the only card that cannot be played alone, does it count against your total ...
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1answer
82 views

Bridge video lessons [closed]

Are there any good introductory bridge video lessons/courses?
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84 views

Can a character without a skill use a card that adds to that skill?

I'm playing Seoni who has a d4 for Strength and no Melee skill. If I want to resolve a combat check with my strength can I play a Soldier card which adds 1d4 to a Melee combat check if I don't have ...

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