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Origin of scores for letters in Scrabble (in relation to their frequency in a langauge)

In Scrabble, each letter is worth a number of points. Typically, the rarer the letter, the more score it has, see Scrabble letter distribution and score. Does anyone know how these scores are being ...
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You may destroy target base - can this destroy outposts before combat damage is done?

Some cards have an ability - 'you may destroy target base'. The rules say that a ships primary ability is triggered immediately when it is played. If I use a ship with that ability and combat points, ...
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Looking for name of a double ended connector

I'm building a board game that connects pieces together, like a puzzle, but they can be flipped over, so I have found a picture of what I think would be a good connector piece, but I'm not sure what ...
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Cribbage scoring for one hand less starter card

What would be the score count for a hand with 3 - fours and 1 - seven my thought is 12. For 3 - fours equal 6 points (3 royal pairs) and the three royal pairs of 2-fours and the seven = 6 points.
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How are missing alerts handled?

If a side misses an alert and the other side protests, the tournament director must decide if the missing alert is a disadvantage for the protesting side. It is not possible to check, if the ...
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Does the possibility of claiming tricks prevent the defense from profitting from declarer's errors?

Suppose, the declarer claims 12 tricks in a slam, but you have the opinion that declarer can make a mistake. Can you demand declarer to play it out, or does the tournament director decide how many ...
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Are diagonal corners concidered adjacent?

For purposes of movement and weapon range, are diagonally connected corners concidered adjacent?
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Investment Mechanics [closed]

I'm designing a board game about gem collecting. To collect gems players must invest on different gems in their turns (i.e. resource collecting is done using investment). Investment part in my design ...
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60 views

What happens if you pass backwards over a red line?

Quite often in games, you'll go into negative reputation, and move backwards on the reputation track. What should you do here re: adjusting reputation and income? Should re-decrease your income and ...
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283 views

What all does Blood Moon affect?

1: If Blood Moon is on the battlefield, will Back to Basics, Burning Earth, etc. have any effect? 2: What about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth? 3: Will a nonbasic with Wild Growth get an extra green mana? ...
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Eclipse - Influence action to remove enemy discs?

Here's the scenario: I have a ship currently in an opponent's sector, he has no ships. Do the rules allow for me to remove his influence disc and place one of my own? The rules (2nd ed) around ...
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How can I handicap?

I have suburbia, and I quite like it. However, some of the people I play with, don't quite have the cutthroat edge to win. It makes not so fun to play if I win every game. What's an effective way ...
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Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres?

A friend and I have been developing a game but we've had some difficulty establishing the specific genre we think it should fit in. Our game design uses printed cards to be distributed CCG-style in ...
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1answer
59 views

When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?

As I mentioned in another question, I recently got the On-the-Brink expansion and have been a bit puzzled with the BT challenge gameplay. I was looking for gameplay videos but haven't found any.. My ...
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1answer
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Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?

My buddies and I have been hooked on Pandemic lately and I just picked up the On-the-Brink expansion for Pandemic. I was reading the rulebook yesterday and I'm not quite sure if I get the ...
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1answer
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Shogun: Which player resolves winter revolts first?

Given that several players are going to get revolts due to rice shortage in the winter round, which one goes first? It might matter e.g. when you know that the tower is packed with green cubes and no ...
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709 views

When a player is killed in Bang! can they still talk?

When a player is eliminated, can they still talk and discuss strategy on the table or do they have to stay silent?
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345 views

If multiple players must make a choice, in what order are the choices made?

For example, if Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, and both players have multiple creatures, which player chooses a creature to sacrifice first? Obviously the latter will have an advantage. ...
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Richard Pavliceks mystery

Richard Pavlicek made a great bridge site. Here http://www.rpbridge.net/7f55.htm The mystery is this: Is there a bridge hand where North/South can make a grandslam in any suit, but not even ...
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1answer
194 views

Par-zero deal with many points for N/S [closed]

This question is about the card game bridge : How many points can N/S have in a par-zero deal ? (Only consider the high card points) In a par-zero deal, no player can make any contract assuming ...
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3answers
227 views

Does preventing damage prevent things like land destruction?

For example, if a player plays Personal Sanctuary then plays Armageddon does the damage prevention mean they don't lose lands?
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1answer
120 views

When you call a bluff and are wrong, how is the card that dies chosen?

In Coup, if you don't believe someone has a card, you can call them out and they must reveal a card. If that card isn't the one they've said it is, it dies. However, if it is, one of yours dies. ...
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3answers
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How to play Risk for office fundraiser? [closed]

My office frequently raises money for charities holding lotteries or raffles. A coworker and I were considering more creative & entertaining ways to raise money, and we hit on the idea of playing ...
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3answers
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What does 'play' mean in the context of Courser of Kruphix?

Definition of 'play' in mtg for spells indicates it is synonym of cast. On the other hand on Courser of Kruphix it seems to be constant ability. What does 'play' mean in Magic?
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What does “if there are previously drawn cards in your hand, rearrange the hand so that four cards are visible” mean?

In one-handed solitaire, after discarding cards the rules state "If there are previously drawn cards in your hand, rearrange the hand so that four cards are visible." What does this mean?
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1answer
381 views

Can I respond to Elesh Norn's ability?

I have yet another timing question: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite enters the battlefield under my opponent's control. I have Teysa, Orzhov Scion on the field with three other white 1/1 creatures. ...
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1answer
116 views

Can explorers choose not to move?

Can explorers choose not to move? So instead of rolling dice or playing an action can a survivor skip their own turn so they don't leave a room? One example would be to stay in the mystic elevator and ...
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0answers
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While covering the Queen, if a player pockets the last C/m of his own together with the striker

While covering the Queen, if a player pockets the last C/m of his own together with the striker then will game continues with placing a penalty or it will be a win?
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2answers
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Do effects that reduce a spell's casting cost also reduce its converted mana cost?

If I have Grand Arbiter Augustin IV in play, can Zur the Enchanter's triggered ability pull a card like Æther Storm from my library, which would originally have a converted cost of 4, but which ...
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1answer
60 views

When can you flip items face-up?

I just picked up Boss Monster and I'm a little confused about items. The rules say: If you kill a Hero with an attached item, you may place the face-up item in your score-keeping area. However, ...
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2answers
554 views

Does damage dealt by Searing Blood's delayed trigger cause Satyr Firedancer to trigger? [duplicate]

I found this unofficial ruling on Searing Blood, but it doesn't make sense to me. To sum up the question and the answer (in case of link rot): Q: Does the damage dealt by Searing Blood's delayed ...
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2answers
103 views

Settlers of Catan (Knights & Cities): Lose to barbrarians attack - same amount/strengths of active knights, different amount of cities

We have 2 players (A & B), barbarians wins. Both of us have the same amount of active basic knights (1 each). Player A has 2 cities, whilst player B has 1 city. (a) Should the both players ...
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2answers
407 views

If an effect would prevent a spell from doing damage, does it continue to prevent that damage after the spell changes zones?

Anthony casts Searing Blood, targeting Nathan's Elvish Mystic. Nathan casts and resolves Dromoka's Command, choosing to 1) prevent all damage that would be dealt by Searing Blood this turn and 2) put ...
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How to make Rotate Dial with rivet?

First off I'm not sure what a Rotate Dial is actually called. I am thinking of something similar to a HeroClix base (a rotating top piece with a hole, which reveals different stats on the bottom piece ...
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1answer
76 views

Poker auction - Precedence of hands

I have created a simple card game called Poker Auction. Rules All players are dealt 2 cards each facedown. They have a fixed amount of money (say 1000 pts.) A card is opened from the deck, and ...
6
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299 views

What is this game with a 12x8 pegboard and 59 double sided pegs?

I was wondering if anyone knows what this game is. It has 59(maybe missing 1) pegs that are red on one side and wood color on the other. It is a 12 x 8 Pegboard Game. There are no markings on the ...
2
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1answer
75 views

A&A Sea Zone Attack Rule Clarification

I'm playing the 2004 Avalon Hill Revised rules. Scenario: It is the UK player's turn. They use their Atlantic fleet (without any destroyers) to attack the German Atlantic fleet. Most of the German ...
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0answers
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Is there a real shift in balance if Blueprints players violate their blueprint?

After being taught how to play Blueprints, I was told that building your blueprint was completely optional, with the only downside that you would miss out on the 6-point bonus if you don't follow it. ...
2
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2answers
209 views

If I have an Equipment equipped to something and it's enchanted by Ensoul Artifact, how is that handled?

Imagine I have an Equipment attached to something, e.g. a Chariot of Victory on a Runeclaw Bear. I then enchant that equipment with Ensoul Artifact. Would the Equipment card still grant its effects ...
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0answers
54 views

Checkers only repetitive moves left to opponent [duplicate]

If opponent only can move between the two diagonal squares in the "open" corner, does he lose? How many times can he makes these fruitless moves?
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1answer
121 views

When first prototyping a new board game idea - how do you start? [closed]

I've been working in online gaming for many years but i've always had a love for board gaming. I'm a great believer in paper prototyping any game or feature too. I wondered what are the major ...
2
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1answer
170 views

MTG: What set is Seelenruhe (Tranquility in German) from?

I recently picked Magic: The Gathering back up after a 15 year lapse. Currently making my way through what seems like a thousand cards from my childhood and entering them into a card database at ...
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2answers
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Carcassonne Completed City

What constitutes a completed city. My son and I have been playing for a little while, and we can't agree if a city is complete when it has attached cities sections which aren't.
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1answer
129 views

How many squares is this rectangle on the Clue board?

See the photo for context. My boys had a dispute about moving through this rectangle, whether it counts as one square or whether it should be thought of as containing smaller squares. Do the rules ...
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1answer
48 views

Couple questions about rerolls

So the Cook has the ability called Scrounger that in the rules states: Scrounger: Discard 2 Determination tokens to reroll any gray Action die. Note! You cannot use the Determination tokens ...
2
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1answer
73 views

In Lords of Waterdeep on iOS, why does placing a corruption token on The Palace of Waterdeep indicate you won't get to take the Ambassador?

This question is prompted by the iOS implementation of the game by Playdek, so it may just be a flaw in the game, but I'm just checking to make sure there isn't some rule that I'm not aware of. ...
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vote
1answer
169 views

Where can I find raw data for DCI sanctioned Constructed tournaments?

It is often easier to answer questions about Magic experimentally instead of mathematically. Anyone can see the final standing of a deck in a tournament and find out who piloted it. Here is an ...
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2answers
472 views

Do enchantments played by my opponent on creatures I control count towards my devotion?

If my opponent enchants my Spellheart Chimera with Encrust, will Encrust be counted towards my devotion or his? This is for devotion towards my god, Keranos, God of Storms.
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1answer
136 views

Settlers of Catan: Building Roads 'Through' Settlements [duplicate]

I think that this idea is a bit ridiculous but my friend insists that: because of ambiguity in the rules, it is perfectly legitimate to build roads 'through' settlements. In case 'through' is unclear, ...
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1answer
158 views

If I copy a mythic rare, will both survive?

I control Keranos, God of Storms. I play Fated Infatuation, which reads: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control. Can I copy Keranos as it is a mythic rare ...

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