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Are there any games where some win, some lose, and some don't?

In most games, everyone starts off with the potential to either win or lose. At the end, they've all either won or lost. Some games have a player who's like a referee -- they can neither win nor ...
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Cribbage counting a hand

If I have the following in cribbage : 8H, 8D, 9H, 9D, 10C I come up with 4 double runs 8H, 8D, 9H, 10C and 8H. 8D, 9D, 10C and 8H, 9H, 9D, ...
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Does Gwent from Witcher 3 take inspiration from existing tabletop games? [closed]

I'm new to card games but I really enjoy the minigame called Gwent in the Witcher 3 video game. Are the mechanics of this game represented closely in any existing physical board or card games?
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What is a good modification of rules to make a game of Dominion slower?

In Dominion my family sometimes complains, that the game is over to fast because they couldn't build up their deck. While Dominion is designed to work that way, it might be useful to try some rule ...
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Interaction with descent of the dragons and dragon tempest [duplicate]

Let's say I have 4 creatures on the battlefield, and the Dragon Tempest enchantment out as well. If I use Descent of the Dragons and replace all 4 of my creatures, how does this interact with dragon ...
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In 12 Days, are intermediate cards mostly useless but for playing early to assess how many high cards to target and when to play low cards in later?

I've provided a short overview at the bottom of this question since 12 Days is one of the simpler rule-sets. This trick-taking game has a few competing elements: Preserving low cards in your hand ...
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How to control trait cards for Evolution - rule expansion or explination

During Phase 3 playing trait cards. The rules state a player may discard one or more trait cards at this time. My question is, Can a player just remove traits or must he replace traits. Example: ...
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Can minions have negative power?

For instance Mr. Grumpers from the Kitty Cat faction says Choose a minion. It has -2 power until the end of the turn Can a minion be rendered with negative power, or is it always at least zero ...
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Can damage be removed from creatures after it's already been dealt?

When a creature takes damage from any source, that damage is tracked. If there is enough damage to overcome their toughness, they die. Are there ways to remove damage from creatures after they've been ...
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Poison Counters and Damage Redirection

Last week we had a bit of a situation in our commander game and we would like to clarify this for future reference. Our Situation One of the players attacked with Bruna, Light of Alabaster who ...
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When races are defeated, do the tokens all go back to the tray for redraw (if power allows)?

As an example, take the Pygmies. "Each time you lose a Pygmy token, roll a reinforcement die and receive as many new Pygmies from storage tray as you rolled pips on the die (up to the number of ...
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Band of Misfits copying Feast and then Island

I play Throne Room on Band of Misfits and choose Feast. Since it left play, the next time I play Band of Misfits I can choose a new card, as per this ruling (from the Complete and All-Encompassing ...
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How does Nature Shields Its Own work with “unblockable” and “can't be blocked”

Nature Shields Its Own is an archenemy card that allows you to place creature tokens on the battlefield blocking attacking creatures. The rulings on its Gatherer page call out flying as an ability ...
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Can a creature be killed by damage from two different instants?

During a game, an opponent cast two instants, one after another. One did two damage to a creature, while the second instant did two damage and if that killed my creature, did 3 damage to me. My ...
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Can I resolve all special effects or just 1 at a time in turn with other players before and after bases score

The rules say that special effects are resolved starting with the current player and in turn clockwise. Can I resolve all of my multiple special effects when it is my turn, or do I only resolve 1, ...
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With the Silver Key artifact, what effects can I spend 1 less clue?

The description for the Silver Key artifact is Once per round, you may spend 1 less clue to pay for an effect This boardgamegeek thread discusses it, but I am still not clear what effects this ...
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In Monopoly, Can I mortgage properties as I am bankrupted?

Rules state that properties can be mortgaged at any time. But if I can't raise enough money to pay rent, I am bankrupt and out of the game. Mortgaging properties just prior to handing them over to ...
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If I have no creatures, can my opponent attack me with multiple creatures? [closed]

Also, if I only have one creature, can my opponent attack me with multiple creatures at the same time?
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1answer
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Double that is not acceptable

At our bridge game last night LHO opens 1C, overcaller bids 1H, RHO passes, the Partner of overcaller bids DOUBLE, thinking of making a negative double, how should the director rule this. ...
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Is Magic: The Gathering a consistent game?

Is Magic: The Gathering a consistent game? That is, is there any possible situation where the rules contradict on what to do next, and also, can a game hypothetically go on indefinitely?
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Grand slam bidding with high card points hand [closed]

What is my opening bid with a 24 high card point hand, so that I don't get 3 passes and end up short of slam?
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In Manila, what are the strengths of focusing on investing in cheap black market wares and controlling the landing outcomes of the punts?

The harbor master is obviously a critical role toward selecting and initializing the punts (boats), and the pirate and large and small pilots are the only remaining fine-tuning mechanisms to the ...
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Band of Misfits and Throne Room

I found this ruling on Dominion Strategy Wiki FAQ for Band of Misfits: You first play Band of Misfits, then you play the card you chose to emulate. In this sense, Band of Misfits plays like a ...
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In Chicago Express, how important are strategies of tight share bidding and inducing others to develop railroads toward your shares?

Chicago Express appears to be a game with no luck in that there are no dice, no cards drawn. There are minimal random elements such as player seating. My interpretation of the game has been that in ...
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What do you do when one or more adults is upset or acting inappropriately?

As a host (and as a guest) to a gaming session, I like to help make the experience as gratifying for as many people as possible. I sometimes run into certain types of people or behaviors that are ...
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Multiple permanents entering the battlefield simultaneously and “Enter the Battlefield” effects [duplicate]

There are many cards that can put multiple permanents onto the battlefield simultaneously, such as Scapeshift, Living Death, or Pyxis of Pandemonium. How do these interact with the following types of ...
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I am really confused on how corpseweft works?

So I'm relatively new to magic and recently went to a local draft. In one of my matches, my opponent played Corpseweft and activated its ability to exile 3 creatures from their graveyard and summoned ...
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What are the best ways to manage challenges to the storyteller?

The rules list various subjective ways players can force a storyteller to end her turn when she: Gets stuck Contradicts the story Rambles Is too silly Introduces unimportant elements What have you ...
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1answer
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Can I look at my hand after revealing my card and before I pass it to the next player?

After playing a card face down and flipping to reveal, should I be allowed to survey my hand a few moments before passing it to the next player? The rules don't strictly disallow it, but I've noticed ...
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Can the Wasabi card and a Nigiri card be played together at once?

If I use a chopsticks card to play two cards, can a Wasabi I play simultaneously with a Nigiri be used together to triple the Nigiri points? My inclination from a strict reading of the rules is to ...
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1answer
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Can I summon figures into a non-adjacent region?

While reading the rules for Chaos in the Old World, I came across the following paragraph on page 12 under the Summoning Follower Figures under the Summoning Phase section: Note that the placing ...
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1answer
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can keepers kill creepers in same turn over and over again?

In Monty Python Fluxx, there are keepers that kill creepers. Can they be played and also kill in the same turn, or is it 1 turn to play them and 2nd turn to kill? Also, can they be used over and ...
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Does sliding/shifting have to happen in a straight line, or can it be curved?

I've started playing Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Command and had a question regarding sliding/shifting. Does the sliding/shifting have to happen in a straight line? In one case, the other player ...
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Is an old edition of Cinder Wall able to attack?

The most recent iteration of Cinder Wall has the creature type "Wall" and has Defender. However, the Weatherlight print of this card stood by the old rules where Wall creatures couldn't attack, so it ...
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Order of building landmarks in Machi Koro

The objective of the game (base game) is to be the first to build all four land marks. For fear of being stolen from or falling behind, I tend to buy them by order of increasing cost. If at one point ...
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Most important buildings in 3 player Machi Koro

In Machi Koro (base game), finding an optimal strategy depends on the number of players involved, since you take turns rolling the dice. Green and purple buildings are only activated when you roll the ...
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3answers
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Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game?

I'm working on making my own card game and I'm wondering how do you approach picking a particular font. I know that this is partially subjective, however, I also know that from a designer's stand ...
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What happens when multiple Canker Abominations enter the battlefield simultaneously?

Alice and Nicholas each control five Elvish Mystics. Each graveyard has a Canker Abomination and nothing else. Alice casts and resolves Exhume. How many Canker Abominations remain on the battlefield ...
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Monster encounter tactics

My feeling is that, until my characters are boosted quite significantly with bonuses, re-rolls, and preferably a blessing, many of the monsters are at best a coin flip to beat in a single monster ...
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1answer
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Triggering “On Cast” Effects When Sacrificing [duplicate]

I've been playing Magic 2015 and I noticed an interaction I didn't expect. I had a Young Pyromancer out and cast Fling, sacrificing the Pyromancer. The game triggered Young Pyromancer's effect and ...
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Randomly but Evenly Distributing Tokens on a Board

I'm designing a board game where, as more sections of the board are added, tokens are randomly placed on the new board section. Each board section is 2'×1' (24"×12"), so we using dice to randomise ...
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1answer
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Saving throws against Destroyer weapons

If your opponent hits one of your models with a D strength weapon, rolls on the table and gets a 'Seriously Wounded' result, then rolls 3 for the number of wounds. How many saving throws do I roll? Is ...
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2answers
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Anger of the Gods vs Manifest creatures

Will Anger of the Gods exile a manifested creature regardless if it's an actual creature card?
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44 views

When does the Alien Die reset?

I understand the concept of what the Alien Die does. Every time someone rolls for something, they check the Alien Die against the current threat level. If the threat is 1, the Alien Die indicates a ...
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1answer
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Does Medical Breakthrough still have its effect when forfeited for rezzing Archer?

To rez Archer, I need to forfeit an agenda. Medical Breakthrough has the ability of reducing each subsequent Medical Breakthrough's advancement requirement by 1; whether it's in the runners or corps ...
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1answer
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How exactly does 'Inside Job' work?

When a runner uses Inside Job, does the runner only bypass the first 'rezzed' piece of ice, since the card text says 'bypass the first piece of ice encountered during the run.' ? ( emphasis added) ...
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When Data mine is triggered, if the runner survives this ice, can (s)he/other still continue?

Let's say we have the following setup in this order: 1) ICE: Data mine. 2) Asset: Melange Mining Corp. That is I have a remote server, which consists of 1 ice and 1 asset. The Runner encounters ...
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1answer
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Can Mushin No Shin be played on any card?

Thanks for reading: Mushin No shin can be used to advance cards; I assume that that these cards are only assets, upgrades or agendas that can be advanced. Does this mean that I can place advancement ...
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What exactly does the “If you do […]” clause on Mimic Vat check for?

Mimic Vat has two abilities. The one I am concerned with is: Imprint — Whenever a nontoken creature dies, you may exile that card. If you do, return each other card exiled with Mimic Vat to its ...
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Voice of Ra: does “all skill checks” apply to all players or just the caster?

Voice of Ra states You may cast and exhaust to gain +1 to all skill checks for the rest of this turn. Is that all skill checks for the caster, or for all investigators?

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