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What happens if you reach an end card with both doors?

If you construct a path from a ladder to an end card with a blue or green door in the path, the end card is flipped. If the card is the gold, all dwarves on that colored team (blue or green) win, as ...
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What happens to an Inkmoth Nexus that has had Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas' -1 ability used on it?

From my initial expectations I'd expect otherwise, but I was recently told at a tournament that an activated Inkmoth Nexus that had been the target of Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas' -1 ability ("Target ...
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What happens if you cast a card that says “Target Opponent” in Two Headed Giant?

Let's say I'm playing a game of 2HG, and I cast Tribute To Hunger, which reads: Target opponent sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness. Do I get to pick which ...
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143 views

What does the Skaven-themed expansion to Chaos in the Old World add?

What does The Horned Rat expansion add to the game? How is play different to the original?
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Which Age of Steam map is best to use for an initiation to the game for 5 or 6 players? Why?

I.e. with which expansion map is it easiest to initiate many newbies to the game of Age of Steam while playing a five or six-person game and why? I have an answer, which I'll post in a few days (to ...
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What does protection from [quality] do?

Example 1) Let's say I have some random creature with protection from white, and my opponent plays Day of Judgment, a white card with the effect "Destroy all creatures." Can my creature with ...
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How does Rat-a-tat-cat strategy change as the number of players increases?

As already discussed in Do the vast majority of Rat-a-tat Cat rounds end very quickly?, optimal play leads to rounds ending quickly with a small number of players. Is this true when playing with 5-6 ...
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Copying Soul Seizer

In a recent sealed queue I entered, my opponent had a Soul Seizer on the board, and a Cackling Counterpart in his hand. Soul Seizer has the following ability: When Soul Seizer deals combat damage ...
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Can a creature with summoning sickness be targeted?

Can I target a creature as soon as it is played, even with summoning sickness? Example: If my card, Beguiler of Wills, reads "Gain control of target creature," or Dungeon Geist's "tap target creature ...
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Pukachu vs. Doppleganger?

My friend was level 4, and tried to play his Doppleganger card against a Puckachu, which grants an extra level for defeating it, "without using help or bonuses". 'Help', apparently, only means other ...
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Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?

While the banding ability was never actually removed from the game, no cards have been printed that use the ability in any set following sixth edition and it has never appeared on any rules summary ...
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Countering cards played with flashback

Can a card cast using its flashback ability be countered by a spell such as Cancel?
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MTG: Enchantments that require opponent to pay mana to attack

I had a deck many years ago that was blue/white and used a blue enchantment that made players pay 2 colorless to attack. I can't remember the name of the card, but it was around Mirage, no later than ...
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In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?

The Great Dalmuti is a game where you attempt to get rid of your hand, a climbing card game like Tien len or Asshole. The deck consists of 80 cards, with different point values. There is one '1', two ...
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Should the basic resources from the first two Resident Evil boxes be combined?

Both the base set of Resident Evil and the Alliance expansion are standalone games, and come with a complete set of the basic resources (Ammunition, Handguns, Knives and Herbs). I know that the ...
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Do the vast majority of Rat-a-tat Cat rounds end very quickly?

My son was gifted this game today. Given that we play a variety of complex games in our family (including Bridge), we're very surprised how much we like it and the various skills it brings into play ...
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Should I prefer Farmers or other followers?

My friends and I have played three or four games of Carcassonne with varying winners, and fortunately we're all about the same experience with board games in general. I'm beginning to find, however, ...
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Hexproof on an opponent's creature

If I play an enchantment which gives hexproof on an opponent's creature, whose spells is it protected from? Does it gain protection from my spells because it's his creature, or from his spells ...
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What happens if a blocking creature is killed with Double Strike before all the damage is dealt?

With an attacking creature with Double Strike, if the first strike deals lethal damage to a normal blocking creature, does the normal damage go to the defending player?
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What cards or types of cards are substantially more/less useful in Two-Headed-Giant than in 'normal' Magic?

I'm just getting into Two-Headed-Giant games, and have noticed that some cards become far more powerful while others become much less powerful. For instance, landwalk cards become better because your ...
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589 views

How should I change my usual draft strategy in a Two-Headed-Giant draft?

I have done several drafts with my drafting group, but we recently elected to try the next one as Two-Headed-Giant instead of a 'normal' matches. How should my drafting strategy change to reflect ...
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797 views

How does metalcraft work in Two-Headed-Giant?

I'm playing Two-Headed-Giant and have a creature with metalcraft. I control 1 artifact and my teammate controls 2. Does my creature's metalcraft ability 'trigger'? I know metalcraft says "if you ...
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Why isn't the minimum bid for a property its mortgage value?

It seems rather odd that the minimum bid for an unmortgaged property in Monopoly is $1, instead of it being the mortgage value (or mortgage value -10% approximately). Bidding may start at any ...
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What is the Card type of “Emblem Sorin, Lord of Innistrad”?

What is the Card type of "Emblem Sorin, Lord of Innistrad"? mtgmint lists it as Creature but I am not 100% certain.
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Does a sacrificed creature count as a creature that died?

If a creature is sacrificed, does it count as dying? For example, when something is sacrificed via lets say Devouring Swarm, would it trigger Diregraf Captains effect?
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Can items be added to the stack after it has started resolving?

I've been working on streamlining the rules for the abandoned TvTropes TCG project, but the description of the "Stack" system confused me greatly since the stack so rarely sees actual use in Magic ...
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How to search opponents library when playing remote via webcam?

My brother and I are living several 100 miles apart, which makes playing MTG face to face a little difficult. We have been playing via web cam (mounted over the table) for several months now but are ...
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How much collaboration is reasonable for a Two-Headed-Giant draft?

My friends and I have a regular MTG-drafting group. It's pretty informal, and after we draft sometimes a group of 4 people will play Two-Headed-Giant just for fun since it's not really a tournament ...
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When tunnelling, what happens when the cards drawn do not match those played?

In Ticket to Ride Europe, when I plan to build on top of tunnels, what happens when none of the drawn cards match the colours I have in hand? For example, Tunnel length: 3 grey segments Played ...
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What happens when an Undying creature goes to the graveyard from the deck or hand?

What happens when you discard a creature(with Undying) from your hand to the graveyard? Does it go to the Battlefield (without summoning sickness)? And what happens if I use Mulch and put all ...
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Regeneration specifics: activation of the ability in combat

I'm aware of this question about regeneration, which covers almost everything about it, but the focus of that question was on instants such as Shock or Doom Blade. My question is different and wasn't ...
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Can the original Ticket to Ride rules from the US map be applied to Europe?

I am planning to get the Ticket to Ride: Europe and introduce the game to a new player. For a beginner, I was thinking of playing the European map with the original US rules. I will be ignoring ...
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What strong draft decks exist for Innistrad-Innistrad-Dark Ascension draft?

Innistrad has a decent amount of archetypes that you can build. In draft, what tier 1 deck types exist?
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How does Vorinclex's second ability work at the time of his death?

The Green New Phyrexian Praetor Vorinclex is quite the beast, his second ability reads: If an opponent taps a land for mana, it does not untap during his next untap step. Say my opponent taps ...
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How do twitch effects work with the stack vs activated tap abilities?

I'm becoming more and more confused as I learn about how things have changed during a break in play I had some time ago. Seems the stack has changed now, and oft times abilities use a source's last ...
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How is a positive horror rating handled?

What does a positive horror rating mean? For example, when a monster has -1 horror rating and my character's willpower is 7, it is reduced to 6. In the positive rating, when the monster has 1 for ...
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When should I open a particular envelope in Risk Legacy?

Risk Legacy, oddly enough, has spoilers, so I'll go ahead and use the spoiler tags. Description of the envelope: This game is intended to be played 15 times over its lifetime, after which it gets ...
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Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?

I'm inclined to say "no" because because each of the following could be considered lucky: A finesse can be tried 2 different ways and your partnership selects the one that works You play a routine, ...
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In Bridge, what are “proper” responses to a “strong” 2 club bid?

Bidding Standard American, and opening a "strong" two clubs (typically 22 HCPs and a six card suit), I like to hear responses of 2 diamonds (0-8 points, no more than game interest), or 2NT (9+ plus ...
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Using Vassal on a small screen

Related to this question, I'm wondering also whether using Vassal on a netbook (=small screen) is a good idea. Are there any tricks helping in such a case, like zooming in/out etc.?
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How much bandwidth does Vassal consume?

A friend of mine is designing a game, and I'd like to playtest it with him. We have no possibility of meeting face to face; also, finding ±90 minutes to play through Vassal when I'm at home is quite ...
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What happens to a destroyed creature with two totem armors on it?

If I have a creature, with two different totem armors on it, and it's destroyed somehow (not sacrificed, not killed by -x,-x effects) what happens? Are both totem armors destroyed to save it, or just ...
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Can the “Sacrifice (this card):” activated ability be placed back on the stack?

This is a broad question so for simplicity I will use Seal of Fire and Naturalize. Scenario 1: Common exchange- creating a baseline. Player A uses Naturalize on Seal of Fire Player B Sacrifices ...
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What is this game featuring plastic squares with numbers in each corner?

What is the name of the game where there are 120 cream-colored plastic squares about an inch and a half on each side with a single number in each corner? The numbers range from 0 to 5. I do know that ...
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What's the point of the covered character in the Bang! 2-player variant?

The official two-player variant rules say that at the start of the game, you get two character cards, and you choose one to be your "exposed" character and one to be your "covered" character. You can ...
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Is there a solitaire version of Bang?

I love playing Bang! but I'm finding it hard to play a game with my friends, because of our busy schedules. I would love to play a solitaire version of Bang! if it existed, so that I could get my ...
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What are some good ways to transition to more complex strategic thinking games?

What are some strategies that people have used to introduce novice players (kids or spouses...) to increasingly complex strategic gaming? Ticket to Ride is a big hit at our house - we'd like to move ...
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Can items and Tokens still be claimed from the Mansion even if the character is defeated?

If a player explores the Mansion with more than one Explore (ie: +1 Explore from a Shotgun), they normally have the option to draw more than one card and resolve them both at the same time. While ...
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Can you gain a Silver with Trader if the original supply pile was empty?

We had a game with the following relevant cards: Trader and Witch. We're several turns into the game and the Curse pile has emptied. I have a Trader in my hand, and it's Barry's turn. Barry plays ...
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How can I speed up a game of Axis and Allies?

I find Axis and Allies takes a long time to play. Does anyone have any house rules that would shorten the game? I actually own A&A Europe, but general answers are welcome.

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