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How do I make this zombie mill deck faster?

Although I'm not that bad at sealed deck format (I usually end up in the first 5 places) I suck at draft. This is my first attempt to build a T2 deck. I need help because I think the deck is too slow. ...
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Can the Wand of Dowsing Draw from Door Cards?

I was a level 7 Cleric who won my fight, drew a level up card, then played the Wand of Dowsing to take a previously discarded Divine Intervention for the win. Being such a cheap way to hit level ten, ...
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Online Resources for Go Tutorials on specific topics

It is well-known that learning about Go is a never-ending process. This question is on resources that I believe to be useful in a certain stage of this learning process. In the very beginning, there ...
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What are the effects of “Taint” tokens in Defenders of the Realm?

In Defenders of the Realm, do taint tokens have any effect beyond ending the game if you get too many?
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What mechanics exist that trigger Burning Vengeance?

Burning Vengeance is an enchantment that states: Whenever you cast a spell from your graveyard, Burning Vengeance deals 2 damage to target creature or player. I know the Flashback keyword will ...
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If I cast Flicker on an unearthed creature, does it remain exiled?

The rules for the Unearth ability are as follows: 702.82a Unearth is an activated ability that functions while the card with unearth is in a graveyard. Unearth [cost] means [Cost]: Return this ...
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How does a Loyal Cathar react to Undying Evil?

Loyal Cathar states: When Loyal Cathar dies, return it to the battlefield transformed under your control at the beginning of the next end step. Undying Evil states: Target creature gains ...
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How do you score the Mayor in a city with no pennants?

We played our first games with the Abbey & Mayor expansion tonight, and ran across a scoring question that's not precisely covered by the rules. The rules are pretty simple: The Mayor counts as ...
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What happens if you sacrifice a creature brought back with Postmortem Lunge?

Let’s say I have a creature in the graveyard. I then cast Postmortem Lunge, which reads Return target creature card with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains ...
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Is death from deathtouch a state based action?

If someone attacks me with a trample creature say, 6/6, I block with a 1/1 deathtouch AND have Dissipation Field in play (returns permanents that damage me to their owners' hands), will the wyrm go ...
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How does trample work against infect?

My opponent attacks me with say, a 6/6 trample generic Wyrm of some sort, and I block with a Whispering Specter, a 1/1 infect with flying. When damage is dealt the Specter will deal it in the form of ...
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Brink of Disaster timing

Brink of Disaster says: Enchant creature or land. When enchanted permanent becomes tapped, destroy it. If you enchant something like Shrine of Burning Rage, and it's owner goes to tap and ...
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What should Mono-B put in sideboard against GW-Tokens?

My brother plays a Mono-Black standard-format deck against me often. He has some big threats in there like Phyrexian Obliterator, Sheoldred, Whispering One and Lashwrithe as well as many cards with ...
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When playing the Mine, which Treasure do you upgrade first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I trash copper or silver with Mine? In Dominion, when playing the Mine card, you can "Trash a Treasure card from your hand. Gain a Treasure card costing up to 3 ...
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What are the order of actions in Monopoly?

Another question arose from my previous question: What is the order of actions in Monopoly? There are a number of actions that may take place: Roll dice Move token Purchase property Pay rent ...
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What happens if Genesis Wave puts Fists of Ironwood onto a battlefield with no creatures?

This question arose as a response to a recent question about putting Auras onto creatures with Shroud. What happens if I cast Genesis Wave, let's say for 2, and reveal Fists of Ironwood on an ...
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Can an Aura which was not cast be attached to a permanent with shroud?

If an Aura is placed on the battlefield using Genesis Wave or an ability like Sun Titan's, can it enchant a creature that has shroud (or an opponent-controlled creature with hexproof)? I'm looking at ...
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To what extent do mobile adaptations of board games change the games? [closed]

Some board games tend to have a lot of complex rules, and many also have several official variants. Sometimes the mechanics of a mobile device (iPhone, Android, iPad), make implementing some rules ...
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How many moves can I make in a single turn in Maharaja?

The Maharaja rules state that I can take my two actions any way I like. I can even sub-divide the actions. So for example, given the "build palace and house" action, I could build a palace in one ...
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Can a Thief Steal a Really Impressive Title?

I thought that this one was pretty simple, but the argument got heated after multiple instances of challenging the rule that a thief can only steal something tangible, like weapons/potions/etc. The ...
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Are Hirelings Looted From Your Dead Body?

At first we said that he simply loses his item, and sticks around until you're respawned...but then my friend changed his mind and thought that, given we were in a real dungeon/monster/treasure ...
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What's a good counter-strategy to Workshop/Garden?

If we play a board that has Workshop and Garden kingdom cards, I almost exclusively play them as my strategy. In the early game, I focus on buying Workshop and by the third round I typically get two ...
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What's the missing white card in this New Phyrexia cycle?

There's a cycle of instants and sorceries in New Phyrexia that have an effect and adds at the end a loss of life to the targeted player or the targeted permanent's controller: Vapor Snag, Geth's ...
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How are jokers colored in decks with more than two jokers?

So, normally you have two jokers, a big joker and a little joker. The big one is sometimes distinguished by being red (or colored). How does it work with decks with 4 or more jokers? Is is supposed to ...
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Is the target for an ability part of the cost?

Can I cast a Manic Vandal if there are no artifacts in play? Manic Vandal says When Manic Vandal enters the battlefield, destroy target artifact.
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Can Thraben Heretic be used on creatures with undying?

Thraben Heretic says: {T}: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Undying says: Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under ...
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Cylon loyalty card abilities and the New Caprica detention location

If the Cylon loyalty card ability says "If not in the brig...", can the player then activate it when he reveals himself as a Cylon while in detention in New Caprica?
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How do I find players willing to participate in test-playing my games?

I have some game ideas that are currently in the prototype phase. I am now looking for groups who are willing to test these games. I am somewhat afraid that they won't like the game and would not be ...
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How can I tell what has changed in a Comprehensive Rules update?

As an example, the Comp Rules were updated February 1, 2012. I know that a reference to "Fateful Hour" was added to 207.2c since I know to search for fateful hour, but how do I know what else ...
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How is legality of blockers determined?

Lure says: All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so. I know that players cannot be forced to pay extra costs (via War Cadence for example) in order to make a creature a legal ...
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If Blightsteel Colossus loses its abilities through an effect like Lignify, can it be put into my graveyard?

If I cast Lignify on my opponent's Blightsteel Colossus and then deal 5 damage to it with one of my creatures, does it go to the graveyard since it has no abilities? Or is this ability regained once ...
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Can I play Marrow Shards in my second main phase in MTG?

Is it possible to play Marrow Shards in the second main phase after combat is completed? Marrow Shards says: Marrow Shards deals 1 damage to each attacking creature. My opponent played this card ...
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Do “enters the battlefield” abilities trigger when a creature is copied with Phyrexian Metamorph?

The card Phyrexian Metamorph says: You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other ...
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How can I improve a Zombie deck to work faster?

I created a deck with the new expansion (Dark Ascension) using the cards I got from a couple of boosters last week. My initial deck form is [Zombies Nightmare] (created by me) but I feel like it ...
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Element, wind melds worth it to reach minimum han requirement?

Just wanting to confirm whether I'm understanding these rules correctly. The rule set from which I'm deriving most of my (Rīchi-)Mahjong knowledge only has this short paragraph about tiles being worth ...
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In Dominion, when it says reveal a card, who must I reveal it to?

The text of Bureaucrat reads: Gain a Silver card, put it on top of your deck. Each other player reveals a Victory card and puts it on top of his deck. (or reveals a hand with no Victory cards). ...
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After the combat phase, can hexes be claimed even if the ships weren't involved in combat?

From the Eclipse rulebook, page 21: Influencing hexes: If a hex has no population after all battles have been resolved and you have at least one Ship there, remove the previous controller’s ...
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In Monopoly, Is it OK for a third party to make a trade with a player who is about to lose?

I play with some serious board gamers, but we have neglected Monopoly for a number of years, so our knowledge is mostly based on high school & house rules. We played last week and enjoyed it, but ...
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Can I change the order of cards when they change zones?

While goldfishing with my new UG self-mill standard deck, I realized that I have a particular habit that is probably not legal. When I cast Forbidden Alchemy, I have a habit of unintentionally ...
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In Seafarers of Catan, are there any special rules for ships or harbors in lakes?

We just played our first Seafarer's scenario (New World random setup) that contained a lake - a water hex surrounded by 6 land hexes. Our Seafarer rules booklet (1999) did not discuss any special ...
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Can you support through ships in Game of Thrones?

In Game of Thones, one can send attacking troops to a distant region in one order with a chain of ships. Does this also apply to support orders? That is, can I support a combat with land troops in ...
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Is it allowed for the next player to take the next tile while the current player hasn't finished his move yet?

A Korean-Japanese player I occasionally play Mahjong with insists that it's okay for the next player to take a tile from the wall and contemplate it while the previous player hasn't yet discarded. She ...
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What if I forget to pay rent?

Is the rule of not paying rent if you aren't asked for it, in the rules of Monopoly? Or is this something that people have made up? When is this ok?
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Will Return to Duty get someone out of the Brig?

The other day, when playing Battlestar Galactica, we had all (bar the CAG) been brigged, and someone drew the crisis Return to Duty card. Turn 5 Crisis: Return to Duty CAG Chooses Any ...
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How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?

Agricola is my favourite boardgame and I'd love to reach a level where I could call myself a master of it. However, having found a place to play it online and gotten a lot more games in, I've been ...
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Do physical implementations of single player board games have any advantages over their electronic counterparts?

While multiplayer board games can give you the enjoyment of hanging out with your friends and family, and all the social benefits you reap from those kinds of interactions face to face, instead of ...
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Promised future trades as part of legal trades? (Solution described, alternatives/comments requested)

When making a trade in Settlers of Catan, there is no official rule encouraging or prohibiting making a promise (to make a certain type of trade or perform some kind of action in the future) during a ...
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What are the rules for playing with this unusual Mancala board?

I recently received a Mancala set hand-made from Africa. It has an unusual set up, and I was hoping someone knew the rules for playing on this set up. The board is an arrangement of circle and ...
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What's the current state of Magic: The Gathering online play?

I'd like to get back into this game, but the real appeal for me is the collecting aspect, especially trading cards and not knowing what to expect from a foil pack. It seems there are a lot of ...
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How does the cost of designer board games compare to other forms of entertainment?

Some people complain about the cost of designer board games. With most board games near the $50 mark, and some approaching $100, they might look at the price of a movie ticket, DVD, or video game and ...

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