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How can the traitor win scenario 49 in this way?

[Spoilers ahead for scenario 49] Six players are playing Betrayal and the haunting has begun. It is scenario 49, "You Wear It Well". One way the traitor can win is when the "Astral Spirit inhabits ...
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284 views

If a player goes to “combat”, and then activates an ability, what is the game state?

My question is not a duplicate of When should I activate Man Lands and Keyrunes in order to attack with them?, although anyone answering this question would need to understand at least that much in ...
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2answers
371 views

What is the timing of building and paying debt?

To reiterate on previous questions (1, 2), the general timing goes like so: Players decide which card to play. Players decide how to play that card (build, discard, wonder). Players decide how to ...
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1answer
72 views

How are Minor Improvement and Occupation cards meant to be selected for play?

I'm reasonably experienced playing Agricola - but the family friendly version only, because the people I've played with find the game complicated enough as it is. I understand how the minor ...
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1answer
88 views

Are you allowed to bake bread in two different ovens?

If I build both the clay oven and the stone oven, and I play a bake bread action, am I allowed to cook two grain in my clay oven, and one clay in my stone oven, for a total of thirteen food?
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4answers
153 views

How can I mitigate the luck factor of drawing destination tickets in Ticket To Ride?

I get the feeling that a big part of how well someone does in Ticket to Ride, is the drawing of their initial destination tickets, and the drawing of subsequent destination tickets, and how well they ...
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0answers
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What do board game publishers do? What are the difference between them? [closed]

Board games are usually published by one of a variety of different board game publishers - such as Fantasy Flight or Z-Man Games. My question is - what do the publishers do - and what's the ...
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1answer
540 views

What are the requirements to build a city?

In order to build a city you must have a settlement to upgrade, and enough resource for the upgrade. However, are there any other requirements like having at least 3 settlements?
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35 views

In two-player and solo Caverna, why is Round 9 with the Exploration action skipped?

The setup rules dictate the removal of the Exploration action card, with Round 9 to be skipped. But they don't list the reasoning behind this decision. Rulebook, page 3: In the 2-player game, ...
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1answer
209 views

Can I sacrifice a creature before the creature spell resolves?

Here is the scenario: I cast a Goblin Piledriver. In response, my opponent casts the Instant Murderous Cut to destroy it. In response to that, I cast the Instant Collateral Damage intending to ...
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2answers
91 views

Stone Age Food Strategy

What is the best way to feed your people, and why do you consider it such? I constantly go back and forth between A) placing a person in the Field to move my food marker up B) trying to grab up all ...
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Why was Kird Ape banned in very first Extended ban list?

I'm curious as to what sort of reasoning went behind Kird Ape being too strong for Extended play? Granted this was many years ago but I was surprised to see that it was banned in a format that allowed ...
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220 views

Decision Trees in board games?

I'm trying to design a new game, where one of the key mechanics of the game is to make decisions (or let the dice make them for you). I'm trying to figure out how best to design this into a card, and ...
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0answers
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In Diamonsters, what happens to the cards on your monster board at the end of a round?

The rules are very unclear on this. Do we take these cards on hand for the next round? Are they discarded? Or shuffled into the draw pile? And do I keep the current 5 cards in my hand, or do I start ...
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1answer
321 views

When do you check if you lose

If someone casts Prosperity with X being 100 and one player has 50 cards and the other has 60, does the one with 50 cards lose first since he runs out first or do you wait until the spell resolves and ...
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1answer
58 views

What happens if I can't make a legal move?

If I am moving as Dracula it is possible for me to get into a position where I have literally no legal moves left. For example: I could go to the Mediterranean Sea, go to the Tyrrhenian Sea, and then ...
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2answers
494 views

Can I interact with a creature exiled with Eldrazi Displacer?

So I've been playing an Abzan displacer deck for some time now and the following interaction only just occurred to me: I have an Eldrazi Displacer and a Wasteland Strangler in play and my opponant ...
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1answer
191 views

Can I defeat an opponent with their own commander?

I know that if I gain control of my opponent's commander, it won't lose the status of commander. How is the commander damage calculated in this case? Can I do the 21 commander damage with the stolen ...
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1answer
158 views

When a card says “you may choose new targets for the copy”, do you have to choose new targets?

For example, can you use Pyromancer's Goggles' ability to use a spell twice on a single target creature or player? Like, can my opponent cast Chandra's Fury on me twice for 8 damage?
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2answers
208 views

Alchemists Vial rules

Can you use Alchemist's vial's ability as an instant, if you are able to pay the cost? For example, can it be used to prevent my creature from attacking, once i have declared it.
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1answer
57 views

Can I activate and resolve Hand Destruction with less than 2 cards in one's hand?

Hand Destruction's effect reads: (Spell/Quick Play) Each player sends 2 cards from their hand to the graveyard, then each player discards 2 cards. My question is simple: If me, or my oponent, ...
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1answer
72 views

Thematic relevance of credits when icebreaking

I find Android: Netrunner to be one of the most thematically rich games I've ever played. The role of credits is obvious in many of the interactions and mechanics; in the game, much like in real life, ...
3
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1answer
367 views

Why do cards from Alpha have to be in opaque sleeves?

In this answer the tournament rules are quoted: 3.3 Authorized Cards [...] Players may use cards from the Alpha printing only if the deck is in opaque sleeves. Why is this? As far as I ...
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1answer
185 views

Distance between characters

In Bang!, does the distance between characters decrease when a player is eliminated? Or, if a character is at a distance of 3 from you, will they always be a distance of 3 from you?
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3answers
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Can I counter a spell that can't be countered?

Specifically, can I counter Dragonlord Dromoka with Voidmage Apprentice's triggered ability?
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2answers
254 views

Questions about memorizing go games

1) How do you get better at this? Is it just memorizing pro games or does it just come with time? 2) Does it actually improve your game or is it just sort of nice to have. 3) At what point should I ...
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1answer
62 views

Is there a (tournament) standard for character picks?

The Dark City expansion increases replay value for casual play by adding extra character roles. But what about tournament play? Is there a combination of characters that is commonly used in a ...
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1answer
79 views

Can having a short break help improve at Go? [closed]

I'd like to know if taking a little break can be a good idea in go. I've read several threads saying that people became stronger after a short break. Can it be true ? Is there some subconscious ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Alien frontiers: how many fields in a single territory?

While playing Alien frontiers, if a field is already placed on a territory, am I allowed to place another field on the same territory?
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1answer
96 views

Mixing Fluxx sets

What should be taken into consideration when mixing fluxx sets? I played a game of Stoner and Zombie fluxx mixed the other day, and I found it super fun. It add variance to the theming, and ...
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3answers
58 views

Is there a reference sheet I can print for the characters?

I think Citadels is an awesome game, but playing our first game last night, I found many of us frequently wanted to refer to the character sheet in the rules to get an overview of all of the ...
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3answers
399 views

Do abilities like “becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it” happen even if the spell is countered?

Do I need to sacrifice a creature with the ability "becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it" (e.g., Frost Walker or Illusionary Servant) if the spell or ability has been countered?
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2answers
96 views

How does 'The Stack' work? [duplicate]

If I cast Tormented Thoughts on my 3/1 creature and to counter my opponent uses Disperse to return it to my hand, is my Tormented Thoughts wasted?
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1answer
45 views

If I deal multiple types of damage, do I need to deal them in the order listed?

Consider a power like Fanatic's "Exorcism": Fanatic deals 1 target 1 melee damage and 1 radiant damage. Can I choose to deal the radiant damage before the melee damage? Or do I have to deal the ...
2
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1answer
89 views

Core Set ways of dealing with Magnum Opus

So, admittedly, I'm brand new to Android: Netrunner. I only own the core set, I've only played five or six times, and I've only played as the Corp. I have moderately strong gaming experience, and ...
0
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1answer
317 views

Buying 36 booster packs for a magic the gathering set

On amazon, there are plenty of listings for 36 booster packs that are part of the same set. Given that there is one land card in each booster, and each pack comes with 15 cards, you would receive ...
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1answer
170 views

Is a Pokémon energy card with no numbers normal?

I have a Pocket Monster (Pokémon) card in Japanese. It is a fire energy with no numbers in the bottom right corner. Is this normal?
2
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1answer
165 views

Scoring Bases in Smash Up

On my turn, I had tripped a base so it would score. The other player played a special card that let him play any action as a special. He chose to play an action card that blocked the base from ...
0
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1answer
57 views

How to break a Tie for a 3-of-a-kind [duplicate]

In a particular scenario where there is a tie for same three of a kind. Two players - User1 with 10h and 6d User2 with 10d and 4c On table 10c, 10s, Kc, 3h, 2d Who wins? Note: h/d/s/c = ...
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2answers
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How is the die for Cat Tower configured?

I just bought Cat Tower yesterday and the die came unlabeled with the stickers to be applied to each of the 6 faces. Unfortunately, it gave no indication as to how to apply the stickers. Based upon a ...
7
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1answer
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Can I draw something on my card and play tournaments with it?

Just out of curiosity, what can I do to the card, so it's still legal to play it in official tournaments? Can I draw something over ruling texts? Can I draw something over artwork? Can I draw ...
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1answer
227 views

“Can't attack you unless” in Two-Headed Giant

How do cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda work in 2HG? More specific, how do you apply the "Can't attack you unless X" to the game. Does it work for both players, i.e. no matter which player ...
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2answers
83 views

How important is it to avoid bagging out in Spades?

I'm very new to Spades, and am trying to grasp the basic strategy. In the few games that I've played so far, I've been sort of paranoid about bagging out; 100 points seems like a lot to lose. (Of ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Explorers and pirates: Where can roads be built near undiscovered hexes?

The note in the rules for explorers and pirates states that "Roads may not be built on paths adjacent to undiscovered hexes" then goes on to state that "If you build a road in such a way that one of ...
2
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1answer
31 views

Where can settlements be built near undiscovered hexes?

The note in the rules for explorers and pirates states that "settlements may not be built on intersections adjacent to undiscovered hexes." I am new to this expansion, does this mean that no ...
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0answers
38 views

Attack and Tap rules [duplicate]

Most recently I've seen this on the Leaden Myr, but I've seen it on other cards as well. The text says: Tap: Add {B} to your mana pool. When a creature attacks, it taps, correct? So does that ...
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1answer
160 views

Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Leyline of the Void

Does Leyline of the Void prevent the Scion of the Ur-Dragon's transformation by exiling the dragons?
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1answer
36 views

backgammon scenario

When bearing off - there is one checker in the 6 spot, 0 in the five spot, several each in the 4, 3, 2 spots. There are 2 opponent checkers in the one spot. The roll is double 5's. I can't move the ...
3
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1answer
139 views

“At the beginning of the end step” versus “Until end of turn”

If Deceiver of Form is used to copy my Biovisionary, does his "at the beginning of the end step" ability resolve before Deceiver of Form's "until end of turn" ability expires, thus making Deceiver of ...
3
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1answer
120 views

Are shell and slate go stones fragile?

I'm looking to buy a set of fine (but not luxurious) go equipment (board, stones, and bowls). I have a cheap set of glass stones with a blue plastic sheet "board". Unfortunately my home's floor is ...

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