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Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?

Strong chess players will often play a "simul," walking from board to board and making a move on each, taking virtually no time to select their moves, and forcing themselves to keep track of many ...
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What are good ways to learn to “read” a sequence of moves mentally?

What are good ways to learn to "read" a sequence of moves mentally (i.e. visualize it in one's mind), in Go? Is practicing on a goban useful, or is trying to stick to mentally imagining the moves ...
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148 views

Will Exquisite Blood trigger even if the life loss eliminates the player

We are trying to workout a ruling for a multi player game of mtg involving 8 players and a 1 player with an Exquisite Blood. So lets say there are eight players. Player #3 has Exquisite Blood. Player ...
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164 views

Can I move someone else's dolphin?

We recently purchased a copy of the original Escape From Atlantis as it was a game I used to love as a child. Playing it last night, however, we came across a couple of situations that the rules ...
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4answers
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What happens if you submit orders for another player?

In Diplomacy you submit written orders for your units each turn on a slip of paper. Once everyone has submitted orders, all orders are revealed. The culture of Diplomacy allows various sorts of ...
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455 views

Can I play a Sorcery or Instant without paying its mana cost, in any way?

In Magic, there are creature cards with huge mana costs (like 15 for Emrakul, the Aeons Torn), that can hardly ever be paid in a normal game of Magic. Luckily, there are many ways to "cheat" creatures ...
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1answer
39 views

How should we be keeping track of secret doors?

How are players keeping track of which doors a player has uncovered? Once you have discovered a door you do not need to roll again to find it. It seems like a lot to memorize or are we playing this ...
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1answer
218 views

In MTG, when sacrificing another player's creature, who performs the discard into the graveyard?

Dovetailing off this question... Can I sacrifice a creature that is only temporarily under my control? ...where the answer is, yes, you definitely can. 'Who' discards it? I'm specifically looking ...
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216 views

Can you untap an attacking creature to use its ability at the end of declare blockers?

Looking at this question and this question, it seems like I can activate abilities after blockers are declared (and before damage is assigned). So if I'm attacking with Scourge of Skola Vale, can I ...
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218 views

Remove bestow target, does it become a creature?

If my opponent was to cast bestow onto a creature, and i then remove the creature, does the bestow get countered and go to the graveyard, or does it become a creature?
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73 views

In Battlestar Galatica Pegasus expansion, does the cylon team win if the cylon leader wins?

In the pegasus expansion, these points happen: The cylon players win. The cylon leader reveals his agenda and he completed it successfully. Did both cylons and cylon leader win the game OR did the ...
3
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1answer
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Munchkins Ruling of destroy item with highest bonus

On the table there are 2 items giving bonus of 4 and 5, the one with 4 is used and the one with 5 is carried and not used. The card "Lose the card that gives you the biggest bonus", does it destroy ...
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Are there times when a hand with a seven card suit is too strong for a three level pre-empt?

Partner opened with 3 spades (pre-empt). I passed with (s) xx (h) KQx (d) KQxx (c) AJxx. That's because I was expecting something like the following (with or without the side jacks): (s) KQxxxxx (h) ...
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397 views

Do cards with abilities that target trigger heroic?

Would something like Satyr Grovedancer or something that has "When ~ enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature" trigger Heroic? It has the keyword target, but does it count as an ...
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1answer
32 views

Potting red and last piece together

Say I am playing the white and one white is left and the red(queen) is also left. The red and white are both potted together, is this a win or a lose or do you put the pieces in the center again?
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234 views

How can make a balanced equipment deck with seasons 1 and 2, and TCM?

When playing with both season 1 and 2, and TCM, what is the best way to build the equipment deck so it is not unbalanced? It seems like the likelihood of drawing a three damage weapon is quite low ...
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1answer
27 views

Do you find that with the Dragon Expansion characters more powerful?

The reason I ask is we like to play by picking characters at random, so maybe we should pick at random from the Dragon Expansion characters or pull them out.
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2answers
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Is there a real disadvantage for the player kicking off step two in power grid?

Maybe I am just playing the game incorrectly. The perceived disadvantage is that you are the last player to then be able to expand and be the second player in a city.
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118 views

order of attack and blocking with a creature with modifying other creature's ability

Suppose a situation where you have a Paragon of Gathering Mists and another creature, say X, with 3/3 on the battlefield. PGM is 2/2 and X becomes 4/4 because of PGM. When I attack a player with both ...
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1answer
104 views

Old WW2 game played with cards instead of a board

I don't have a ton of information, but maybe it's enough to help me out? Played it a few times MANY years ago, was a lot of fun. It's a WW2 game played without a board. I remember playing as the ...
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90 views

roulette (changed rules) skill or luck? [closed]

how would You call the following game, a skill game or a game of luck? lets take a roulette wheel and change it where there is no green zero field. and instead of 18 black and red numbers we will ...
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226 views

Can Cancel counter a creature on the battlefield?

Say, I have Cancel, which is an Instant, on my hand. It can counter any spells. The opponent has had a creature, for example Ajani's Pridemate, on the battlefield for several turns attacking and ...
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1answer
61 views

Why would I want negative effects?

In the board game smash up some cards state that if someone destroys a card, that card will have negative effects on them. Therefore, why would I want to destroy the card? I don't know if I'm not ...
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1answer
166 views

What game does this die belong to?

Have a game die and I am trying to figure out which game it belongs to. Has the numbers 1, 2,3, 2 and " All HOP Over" and "Turn Log" Ideas?
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324 views

Generator Servent with Nemesis of Mortals

Nemesis of Mortals says: Nemesis of Mortals costs 1 less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard. and Generator Servant says: Tap, Sacrifice Generator Servant: Add 2 to your mana ...
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2answers
94 views

What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?

In the opening game of a rubber, I dealt and opened two diamonds (weak) with the following: (s) J3 (h) 54 (d) KJ7532 (c) A42. Partner responded two hearts. I passed with my two weak hearts, fearing a ...
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141 views

What to consider when naming decks [closed]

I'm relatively new to deck building, but I have noticed that sometimes players name their decks. What are the things to consider when I come to name decks? Here are a few things that I consider ...
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2answers
120 views

How can I quickly estimate my level in go by playing against a computer/tablet?

I would like to have an idea of my level in go (in kyu). This would for instance help me choose the most appropriate go books to read. I would like to do this through playing against a program—because ...
3
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3answers
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Do +1/+1 counters accumulate?

This might be quite basic. I am just a beginner and searched through the web and the rule book and couldn't find the answer. For instance, Ajani's Pridemate lets you, Whenever you gain life, you ...
2
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1answer
159 views

Why do dwarves only have a racial base of 3 tokens?

You only get three dwarves for a base, whose special ability is an extra victory token for mine tiles, and that this ability is retained when in decline. This seems like a rip off! There are other ...
3
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1answer
145 views

Can you play an instant (airlift) to move quarantine specialist prevent infection after the infection card has been drawn?

We had a situation where in the infection stage, a city was drawn that was about to cause an outbreak. To stop this, we used an instant to move out quarantine specialist there. Is this within the ...
2
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3answers
701 views

Does Phytotitan return to the battlefield when it first died and then was exiled?

I have a question regarding Phytotitan, it's a 7/2 creature wich states: When Phytotitan dies, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control tapped at the beginning of his or her next ...
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3answers
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What do I say when an opponent asks if I'm “tapped out”, especially if I still have a means of casting a spell?

When my opponent asks if I am "tapped out" is it reasonable to assume they are referring to land only? Say for example my opponent goes to declare attackers and asks if I am "tapped out". I have no ...
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2answers
283 views

What happens when creature has two mutually exclusive restrictions on what can block them?

What happens if I equip my Juggernaut Juggernaut can't be blocked by Walls. with a Prowler's Helm Equipped creature can't be blocked except by Walls. or if I enchant my Charging Rhino ...
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1answer
2k views

Enchant artifact used to enchant Artifact creature

I'm somewhat new to Magic the Gathering and my friend is slightly more experienced than me, so I gave him this one, but am questioning it: He has a card called Ensoul Artifact which says Enchant ...
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1answer
184 views

Can I activate a tap ability multiple times, though on different turns?

I have a card named Alloy Myr. It's an artifact creature with the ability {T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Can this ability be used multiple times, but in different turns of ...
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80 views

Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”

In bridge, if you overcall two clubs over an opening one spade, you haven't taken up much bidding space, because your overcall hasn't kept your opponents out of any suits, only one NT. If you ...
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1answer
185 views

Smash Up: Microbot Fixer + Microbot Alpha

The Microbot Fixer has the ability: If this is the first minion you played this turn, you may play an extra minion. Ongoing: Each of your Microbots gains +1 power. If the Microbot Fixer is ...
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1answer
84 views

Can Harvey Walters solve the final rune puzzle with his special ability?

Harvey Walters has a special ability that allows him to solve any rune puzzle once per game for a certain cost (can't remember exactly). One of the scenarios requires the investigators to solve a ...
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Does attempting a puzzle require a movement point or an action point?

In our last (and first) game, an investigator attempted to move through a room that had an obstacle which revealed a puzzle. He was unable to resolve the puzzle on his turn. We only counted the ...
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1answer
49 views

Can fire spread to rooms that are connected via a ladder?

In the Blood Ties scenario (1C), there are two map tiles that are connected via a ladder token. Using the Pyromaniac keeper action, can I spread fire to the room that is connected via the ladder?
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29 views

Can an Investigator use a skill token when attempting a luck check?

Skill tokens allow you to add your luck to the attribute you are testing. In the case where you need to check your luck, can you use a skill token to effectively double your attribute score? e.g. a ...
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1answer
249 views

Can Act of Treason allow a Detained creature to attack?

Suppose an opponent plays a card such as Lyev Decree to detain one or two of my creatures until the opponents next turn. If I have Act of Treason in my hand, would I be able to use Act of Treason to ...
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1answer
97 views

In what order do single spells or abilities that target multiple targets trigger?

When a spell (for example, Dauntless Onslaught) that targets more than a single target, if both of them have a reaction (Heroic, for example) to being targeted which happens first? The specific case ...
2
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1answer
242 views

What can I do if I still do not understand an interaction from a DCI online test?

The instruction pages for the online DCI Judges exams/practice tests (requires login) says: Before you start, it's important to note that, in order for the testing experience to remain relevant ...
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1answer
84 views

Do abilities that trigger when a card is turned face up trigger when that card is in exile?

If I have a card with an ability that triggers when it is turned face up, such as Coral Trickster, does it still trigger when turned face up in exile, for example when imprinted on a dying Clone ...
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2answers
368 views

When is a battalion trigger considered “missed” at Competitive REL?

At exactly what stage of combat would a Competitive REL judge change his ruling from "The trigger happens" to "Your opponent decides" to "The trigger was missed"? The trigger happens -> Your ...
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47 views

Sacrifice help With MTG [duplicate]

If I have to sacrifice a creature every beginning of my upkeep and I play Rescue from Underworld, will I get past the sacrifice? Thanks
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1answer
38 views

Is there a mechanism to bring Mordheim characters into Fantasy?

I've got a Mordheim warband and I've love to take some of the heroes into battle in a Warhammer Fantasy game. Is this possible? Many of the characteristics are similar but is there a mechanism to ...
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3answers
295 views

What happens if 2 separate abilities require you to sacrifice a creature?

If i have two cards that force opponents to sacrifice every upkeep like for example Mogis God of Slaughter "At the beginning of each opponent’s upkeep, Mogis deals 2 damage to that player unless he or ...

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