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What planeswalker cards can be used as commanders?

Can any Planeswalker be used as a Commander, or just the ones that say "XXXX can be your Commander" on the card?
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Unnatural Axe Santa vs. Elf and the Mummy card

In an epic Munchkin game with the Unnatural Axe extension, we had an Elf player encounter Santa. Santa is normally a level 9 monster, but that changes by -5 because Santa trusts Elves. Silly Santa. ...
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What does it mean that Mistcutter Hydra can't be countered?

Mistcutter Hydra says it "cannot be countered." What does that mean? Is it like saying that it cannot be blocked? Or it can not be stopped from being summoned this turn or what? I have no idea what ...
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131 views

Where do MTG spoilers come from and why are the images low quality?

I'm quite new to MTG, joining just within the Khans block. I've seen spoilers for Fate Reforged and I'm wondering: if the spoilers came from Wizards then why do the images look like they've been taken ...
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87 views

Cards granting emblems

Are there any spells (sorceries, instants) that grant emblems? The only way to get an emblem that I've seen so far is for a planeswalker's ability to grant an emblem. I wonder if there is any other ...
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Blocking with First Strike + Deathtouch

Rule 509.3 says: Third, for each blocking creature, the defending player announces that creature's damage assignment order, which consists of the creatures it's blocking in an order of that ...
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Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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219 views

Does an attacking creature have to deal lethal damage to the blocking creatures before dealing damage to the other blocking creatures?

This rule: 510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), ...
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Where can I find a Complete Spoiler list of Risk Legacy's packets & pockets?

In short, I need a list of all the cards contained in all the packets and pockets. Background: I completely played through a copy of Risk Legacy with some friends at the beginning of this year, it ...
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31 views

Combat casualties

In Got board game, what happens if someone attacks a territory held by another player, and wins but after combat has no troops to move cause of casualties? Does that player have to put power tokens in ...
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“Enchantment Creatures” and “Enchanted Creatures” [duplicate]

Is a enchantment creature card considered to be a creature that is enchanted? I need to know for Winds of Rath, which destroys all creatures that aren't enchanted.
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Targeting question in regards to illegal target

I'm watching this video from the Judge's Corner on YouTube: Targeting - Judge's Corner #10. One example shows these cards being played: Middle first, left second, right third. The video says that ...
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611 views

How to store and organize cards for Magic the Gathering?

I know there exist people who collect more than play, but I want to know how people organize cards who frequently build new decks and therefore want to be able to find cards quickly. After a few ...
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2answers
421 views

When I tap a creature to attack with it, does that also activate abilities that require tapping it?

When I declare my attackers, that causes the attacker to be tapped. What happens if the attacker I tap has an ability that is triggered by tapping? Would I have to tap the creature before the combat ...
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1answer
79 views

Is there a good second player tic tac toe strategy

I like serious board games. But my smaller children aren't there yet. One of them likes tic tac toe. The assumptions here are that your opponent will block whenever you could win on the next move, ...
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2answers
147 views

Should I reopen this hand?

I have as South AJ10x AQJxxx xx x p(N) has: xxxx Kxx xx Jxxx all vulnerable SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1H 3C Pass Pass ? What is South's best call and why?
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I have been out of the MTG loop for the past year and i'm wondering how I can get back in [closed]

I picked up MTG around the start or mid last year. I purchased a Rakdos intro deck, and was pleased with it. I pushed some friends into MTG as well and they as well got a deck. For Christmas last ...
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1answer
125 views

Do continuous effects stack?

Does Kragma Warcaller stack with the +2/+0. Lets say if i have a 2/3 Minotaur and I play 2 Kragma Warcallers- does that 2/3 Minotaur become a 6/3?
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242 views

When is it worth adding nonbasic land or artifacts to your deck over basic land?

I'm having trouble choosing a basic land over something like Orzhov Guildgate or Gruul Cluestone. Why and when would you want one of these in your deck and would it replace a basic land or augment the ...
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1answer
71 views

Will casting an aura on a creature with heroic trigger the heroic ability?

I'll admit we've had a lot of trouble with the Battlewise Hoplite the last few games and what affects it and what doesn't. If he has a Battlewise Hoplite in play and I play a Crippling Blight does his ...
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78 views

What boardgame comes closest to the computer game Frozen Synapse? [closed]

According to what I've read about Gunslinger it looks like both share similar game mechanics, but not having played this 1982 game I'm not sure. Does it come close to Frozen Synapse ? Or is there ...
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1answer
116 views

Chandra, Pyromaster's ability and spells with x casting cost

Chandra's ability allows you to cast spell without paying its casting cost: −7: Exile the top ten cards of your library. Choose an instant or sorcery card exiled this way and copy it three ...
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1answer
88 views

Order of extra actions/minions?

So far, we have always played under the assumption that you can play an extra action/minion before playing the standard one. Another player just challenged that interpretation claiming, "it's not an ...
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277 views

How do I organise my cards in the Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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145 views

Can I Advance an Unrezzed Ice in Netrunner?

The rule book specifically prohibits advancing cards that cannot be advanced. Ice generally cannot be advanced but there are a few exceptions. Does the exception apply when it's face down? What I'm ...
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1answer
196 views

Which cards are “bombs” in draft? [closed]

I use the BREAD strategy for drafting, but am unsure what exactly makes a "Bomb". For example, in a Kahns of Tarkir draft I'm normally quite happy to pick a Mystic of the Hidden Way as a first pick, ...
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1answer
89 views

duplicate bridge revoke not agreed upon

A strange one, for sure. After the hand was played, cards returned to board but before the next round was called, the defenders realized, in discussing the hand, that the declarer had revoked. ...
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1answer
238 views

Winged Dragon of Ra's Attack and Defense Points

On the card of the Winged Dragon of Ra, the attack and defense points are ????. I am wondering that does the Winged Dragon of Ra has infinite power, and if not, what are his defense and attack points? ...
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2answers
57 views

Necromunda: what happens to plague zombies when they go down?

My brother and I play the skirmish game Necromunda (made back in the '90s by Games Workshop, its a spin-off of Warhammer 40k). My question is, what happens to zombies when you have wounded them and ...
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0answers
79 views

Can the Russia no first turn attack rule be realistically extended for more turns?

This is a reference to the Classic edition of Axis and Allies. One "alternate" (house) rule is that Russia is not allowed to attack the first turn. (But she does get her "income" of,say, eight ...
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1answer
54 views

AQ Hobsbawm ability clarification

Did his ability get updated? The hero card that I have in my core set states that the player can only activate another hero within line of sight but the hero card online at the arcadia quest website ...
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1answer
29 views

AQ Prince Aaron ability clarification

Prince Aaron's ability reads All Enemies Close to him have -2 defense against attacks made by him or his Allies. Does -2 defense mean -2 defense dice that the target gets to roll or does it mean ...
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0answers
42 views

Small go board history

Does anyone know origin of smaller go boards (9*9,13*13)? When (and where) was first introduced? I looked on Sensei library but didn't find anything about history of go boards.
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1answer
480 views

How do I handle casting a spell with a cost of X when the casting cost is reduced?

If I play a spell with {X} in the mana cost, and I have a card out that reduces the casting cost by 2 colorless mana, what happens to the X? Does it start at -2? For example: I have Arcane Melee in ...
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1answer
37 views

1942 Battle Ship Bombardment

When my battleship does a bombardment, can the battleship stay on the board for the remainder of the turn and get the 2 hit advantage. I.e. My battleship comes in with a transport and some ...
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1answer
80 views

Is Mjolnir an Action Die?

Here is the card text for Mjolnir "Thor's Hammer": Deal 4 damage to all characters other than Thor (yours and your opponent's). * Deal 5 damage instead. If so, Storm "Weather Witch" would also ...
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1answer
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Xia: damage on outfits and rolls

After you apply damage to an outfit, and then activate the outfit multiple times (such as shields), do you apply the penalty to the total of all the dice, or to each individual die? For exampl,e my ...
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6answers
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In Settlers of Catan, if you have unrevealed victory point cards that would make you win, are you forced to declare victory?

If you have enough points to win on your turn, but only by including your unrevealed VP development cards, are you forced to win? E.g. I have three cities (6 VP), three settlements (3 VP), and I buy ...
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8answers
229 views

Trading in two-player games

In a two-player game, why would one player ever trade with another? (I'm working on a new game for my publisher at the moment, and this question is coming up at work.) Let's say you have a three ...
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1answer
85 views

Is it valid to start a game without an open gate?

Played a game yesterday where, during setup, the first gate was supposed to open on the Science Building. However, Kate also starts there and her special ability is that gates do not open on her ...
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2answers
473 views

Can a card effect make a creature block one that it otherwise could not?

Nature Shields Its Own is an Archenemy scheme that creates a blocking creature (green plant) any time the Archenemy is attacked and the attack is not blocked. We ran into a few issues last night ...
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4answers
279 views

Can older cards that refer to a player/opponent ever be used on planeswalkers?

Many older cards refer to players or opponents, e.g. "deal 3 damage to target player". Can any of these be used on planeswalkers, beyond the fact that you can simply attack them with creatures? For ...
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3answers
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House rules to speed up Citadels play time?

I enjoy Citadels, but find the game can often quite a long time. Since players must draft their role card in sequence, there ends up being a lot of down time while other players make their selections. ...
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1answer
73 views

Can Arkham Horror be played with both The King In Yellow herald, and The King in Yellow ancient one?

When playing Arkham Horror, and using The King In Yellow expansion and herald, can The King In Yellow be used as the ancient one as well, or does using it as the herald mean it should not be the ...
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1answer
47 views

Ahn'Morpork: Placed to one side

On some cards I've read "Place to one side" and I couldn't understand does that mean that it is removed? If said for a building does it mean that it is destroyed or has a different meaning? I couldn't ...
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2answers
64 views

Warhammer Fantasy Dual Wield Ruling

If you have any unit that was more than one attack and the unit is dual wielding how many attacks does he have? I.e. if a unit has 3 attacks but is dual wielding, does he in turn have 4 attacks or ...
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1answer
193 views

Why am I unable to draw cards in Magic 2014?

I play Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) on Steam. I understand all of the basics except for one thing! In a recent battle, my turn started and I did not draw a card. The game went ...
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1answer
83 views

How to encourage stealing of gifts in a white elephant gift exchange? [closed]

I am arranging a white elephant gift exchange game. In previous years, guests were too polite, refusing to steal gifts from others, so the game amounted to nothing more than people choosing a number ...
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1answer
75 views

Casual trick taking penalties for illegal plays

I want to know if there is any standard penalty for when someone breaks a rule in a trick taking game, especially failing to follow suit when required. I know the penalty would depend on the game, ...
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2answers
175 views

Does marking a card affect its legality?

I have a deck I am working on that I cannot find all the cards for yet. For use in casual play I have put in proxies that are land cards with the name of the card written on them. If I end up playing ...

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