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Cause of abbreviations on Yu-gi-oh! cards

Why are certain Yu-gi-oh! cards abbreviated in unusual and inconsistent ways? A number of Yu-gi-oh! cards have unusual, inconsistent abbreviations in their card names that stand out. Perhaps the ...
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How do Snapcaster Mage and Cipher cards interact?

Let's say I cast a card with Cipher from my graveyard with the help of Flashback (provided by Snapcaster Mage). Will I be encoding it on a creature instead of exiling it from the effect of Flashback?
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When is the right time to do a scholar-only run?

I've seen people win In The Year Of The Dragon by ignoring the disasters, taking the losses, and simply taking as many scholars as possible to build victory points almost exclusively via the scholar ...
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Specific standard measurements and info necessary for making a standard Shogi set (board and koma)

Anything I figure out I will X out in the list of things I need. Solution will be at the bottom section named "RESULTS". I've been searching the Googles for a bit now, but I'm not able to find any ...
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What happens if you run out of Beans?

What happens if at the beginning of my turn I have no Beans left in my hand to plant because I traded them all away on other people's turns?
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Do you need military power when using the Rebel Sneak Attack to settle an additional military world?

The card Rebel Sneak Attack, among its other powers, grants the ability to discard itself from the tableau to allow you to place an additional military world. Do you need to have sufficient military ...
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Largest card size for board games

What's the largest card size in a board game that's still current (in print sometime in the 21st century)? I'm looking for cards that are used as cards, not as placemats. This means that the cards ...
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Infinite loop where where both players choose to continue the loop

Yesterday, I was playing a casual game and I had a Stasis, Kismet, and Chronatog, causing my opponent to have to keep drawing, while I kept skipping my turn, with the intent of decking him. My ...
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Could I turn Mistform Dreamer into a Shrine?

Mistform Dreamer says I can turn it into any creature type until the end of turn, could I turn it into a shrine for use with any of the Hondens?
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Can I build more houses than I have the capacity to power?

I know that in Power Grid a player can choose to save resources to power fewer houses, however are players allowed to build more houses than their total power plant capacity? For example, suppose the ...
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1answer
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When trying to quickly end the game, is it better to skip building cities?

In Roll Through The Ages, there are two game-end conditions: all monuments have been built (collectively among all players), or any player has purchased 5 developments. I've played this game about ...
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Would changing the value of Scrabble tiles have a negative effect on the game?

This morning my Facebook friends are up in arms about a proposed re-valuation of Scrabble tiles in line with letter frequency in modern language usage: Scrabble: Should letter values change? All of ...
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How does transport movement work?

Here are a couple of scenarios that my friends and I always fight about when we play Axis and Allies Spring 1942 edition: A unit(s) is loaded onto a transport that has not moved yet, then the player ...
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Does March of the Machines make artifacts in hand creatures as well?

I looked over the Gatherer rulings and it didn't mention anything about it, nor does it mention permanents on the card or in the rulings. I ask because I wanted to know if I could use Æther Vial ...
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1answer
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Can I voluntarily kill my own units?

My question is about the second edition, if it makes a difference. From the Supply section: A player is never allowed to take any action in the game that would cause him to exceed his actual ...
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3answers
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What are the odds of drawing a given card after discarding my initial hand?

Let's say that I have 4 of a card in my 60 card deck. What are my odds of drawing at least 1 of that card in my initial 7 card hand? If I discard those 7, what are the odds of drawing 1 of the 4 in ...
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5answers
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Can a creature token represent a different creature token?

I have quite a few cards that have the ability to create creature tokens when they're played or their ability is activated. The only problem is I don't have the specific token for each one, but I ...
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1answer
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Spawning from special zombie cards inside buildings

In Zombicide, when spawning zombies inside buildings when a player opens a door, what do we do when we draw a "special card"? By "special card" I mean "additional activation of zombies", "sewer ...
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Does a card that affects 'each' creature affect creatures that enter the battlefield after it resolves?

My opponent casts Predatory Rampage, which resolves, then he attacks with his creatures. In my hand, I have a creature card with Flash. If I summon this creature before the declare blockers step, ...
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1answer
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Can I exceed the maximum Army size by moving in more units?

Lets say I have two units at Winterfell, and two units at White Harbor. I can march from White Harbor. Can I do that with both units and march to Winterfell, and by doing so break the maximum limit of ...
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1answer
190 views

What does current focus mean?

I've started playing with friends and for spells, the bonus on the hit dice is current focus. Determine a magic attack's success by making a magic attack roll. Roll 2d6 and add the attacking ...
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Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?

In Texas Hold'em poker, there are some cases where a particular card, often called kicker, acts as a tiebreaker between players to determine who wins the pot, or if the pot has to be shared. For some ...
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Can I cast spells in the middle of another spell resolving?

Say I had Vedalken Orrery and I used Cloudshift on something, could I respond to Cloudshift bringing the creature back into play with Day of Judgement or something similar?
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What's new in A Game of Thrones 2nd Edition?

I recently acquired the 2nd Edition of A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. I've played the older edition for years. I'm having people over to play the new version later today, many of whom are ...
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3answers
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Adding money to a game of Risk

A friend and I recently had a conversation around making a set of rules for a buy-in variant on Risk, and I wanted some help from experienced players to review them as they stand now. Risk is not a ...
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2answers
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Using the Chamber of Commerce as Alexandria

I was the Alexandria civilization which starts with the glass luxury good as a starting resource. I played the Chamber of Commerce card (the middle one) which grants a player 2 gold and 2 ...
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3answers
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Spawning Zombies inside buildings

I have a couple of questions about the spawning of zombies inside opened buildings in Zombicide. 1) When an actor opens a door, should we draw a zombie card for every room of the building, or just ...
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Is there a free site to play Yu-Gi-Oh?

Anything fairly priced will also work. Any suggestions?
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How long can I wait before choosing to counter a spell?

Today, I was playing a duel, and my friend played a Wall of Reverence, which he then ended up enchanting with an Ethereal Armor. Between those two actions he asked me if I would counter it, to which I ...
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2answers
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How do I get the “5 routes” achievement? [closed]

What is meant in the poker player of using all "5" routes - is it all routes that use 5 carriages or tickets that score 5 points? I did the former but didn't get the achievement.
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What is this game similar to Quoridor?

A friend of mine spoke about a game with rules a little bit similar to Quoridor but different. The rules are the following: you have a board constituted of squares each player has a pawn which he ...
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Is it legal to take advantage of my opponent's priority mistakes?

Suppose I attack with a creature with infect, and then my opponent tells me he won't block. My intent is to use Giant Growth on my infect creature regardless of whether or not my opponent blocks. ...
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Does the Zombie collect compensation even though zero ships are sent to the warp?

If one player plays a Negotiate card and the other main player plays an Attack card the player playing a negotiate card gets to collect compensation for each ship lost to the warp. If the player ...
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1answer
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How to resolve Loser Wild Flare

The Loser wild flare lets the player declare that both sides lose the encounter. The actual text is: As a main player, before encounter cards are selected, you may declare that both sides lose, ...
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How is a roleplaying game not a board game? [closed]

Let's say you have a roleplaying game with these elements: a board on the table, depicting the rooms of a castle miniature pieces on the board, representing the different characters in the game ...
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How to use Chapel card to its fullest potential?

I've seen mentioned over and over that Chapel is a phenomenal card. But I have not seen detailed instructions as to how best to use it. As a relatively new Dominion player (<30 games, ~5 with ...
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1answer
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How do Data Raven and Chum interact?

Chum deals 3 damage if the next encountered ICE doesn't have all its subroutines broken. Data Raven gives the runner the option to either take a tag, or end the run when encountered before proceeding ...
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Is Fluxx a game of skill or luck?

In a recent question, a link was posted to a BGG member that attempted to objectively measure whether skill exists in the game Fluxx. This wasn't published in a peer reviewed journal, but was just a ...
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1answer
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Must a caught novice walk back to her cell even when passing out of sight?

In Nuns on the Run, when a novice has been caught by one of the guards, she must walk the shortest route back to her cell so long as the abbess or prioress can still see her. My question is, must the ...
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1answer
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Does a fortress count as a unit when defending a city?

If I have a city with a fortress but no units inside it, and my opponent moves armies into that city, does my opponent have to defeat the fortress to win? In other words, do fortresses behave like a ...
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1answer
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Does mixing decks in Agricola reduce the chance of synergies?

This is in some ways a followup to Is the Complex deck in Agricola strictly better?. In Agricola, are there many synergies between cards across decks, or do cards which work towards a certain theme ...
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Nivmagus and cipher card rulings

Well since the new set is available I was wondering the combo between Nivmagus Elemental and cipher cards[1]. So let's assume that Nivmagus is on the field then I cast a cipher spell from my hand can ...
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1answer
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How long does a bonus last?

In core worlds, there are several ways to give bonus ground strength to Infantry. For example there is a Cyborg who gives +1 Ground strength to each Infantry that attacks with him. If I use my ...
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How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?

Anyone who has played a wide variety of games knows that some games are almost purely skill (i.e. Chess, Go), while others are 100 % luck (ie. Candyland, card game of War). However, most games are in ...
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1answer
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Sea of Blood seems broken, what did we miss?

We started some time ago a Descent campaign on Sea of Blood, but ran across some heavy problems. Currently we are stuck on a battle with a lieutenant of the evil lord on a sea chain siege, trying to ...
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1answer
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Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?

I am (co)designing a pickup-and-deliver strategy game. Extensive playtesting has revealed what I believe to be a slightly broken aspect of the endgame (basically, there comes a point when everyone ...
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1answer
653 views

What type of game is Village idiot?

I love to play Village Idiot (I'm sure it goes by other names, but I don't know them), and I am wanting to play games similar to it, mainly shorter games. Is there a definitive category or name that ...
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1answer
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Is there a valid Blokus configuration where all the pieces are on the board?

Is there a configuration of Blokus pieces where all pieces of one colour touch only at the corners and not the edges, so that the pieces could actually appear that way in a Blokus game, with each ...
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How do you score the Mayor in an unfinished city?

How do you score the Mayor in an unfinished city at the end of a game of Carcassonne?
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Are copied Flashback cards cast from the graveyard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are copied spells cast from the graveyard? If a card like Increasing Devotion is copied and its Flashback cost has been paid, does the copy count as being cast from a ...

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