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Debt condition abuse?

The rules states that you cannot have two of the same conditions. You can take a debt condition to gain two additional successes on your influence test to gain assets from the reserve. Thus if you ...
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Is the unique asset deck reshuffled when cards are discarded?

It is quite clear from the base game rules that normal asset cards are put in a separate discard pile when they are discarded, whereas condition cards and spell cards are shuffled back into the deck ...
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2answers
812 views

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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Most important buildings in 3 player Machi Koro

In Machi Koro (base game), finding an optimal strategy depends on the number of players involved, since you take turns rolling the dice. Green and purple buildings are only activated when you roll the ...
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Is there a (tournament) standard for Citadels 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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What is the most balanced/competitive character set in Citadels?

In Citadels, most versions that are currently available for sale also include the Dark City expansion. Since those extra characters are available, what arrangement of characters do you find the most ...
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Is there a reference sheet I can print for the characters for Citadels?

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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How does US/UK scoring work for the invasion of Japan?

In the game Churchill, how does US/UK scoring work for the invasion of Japan? We've been poring over the rules, coming to several different conclusions. If all US/UK fronts invade Japan at once, how ...
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124 views

Looking for rules to a card game called “Wild Cards”

This game is played with several tables of four in which winning partners in one round move to new table. Wild cards/rules change with each round. It's great for getting to know people. I lost my ...
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127 views

Constantinopolis Taberna Building

I have just completed playing Constantinopolis(BGG) for the first time and there is a rule that I think requires clarification. The Taberna utility building (Reseller) is used for purchasing goods of ...
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1answer
390 views

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Poltergeist haunt (#17) - do item tokens count for the poltergeist's damage track?

In the poltergeist haunt, heroes are collecting item tokens (candles) to defeat the poltergeist. The Poltergeist wants to accumulate items to get stronger (move the damage track). In our game, a ...
2
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186 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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129 views

Distance between players in Bang!

In Bang!, does the distance between players decrease when a player is eliminated? Or, if a player is a distance of 3 from you, they will always be a distance of 3 from you?
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Online Scrabble Handicaps

I manage a scrabble group online, the ELO is set by Mattel but that is not a handicap just a grading Mattel gives. In my group we run a weekly League , Monthly Lottery type game (who you play is ...
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1answer
65 views

Discard a card to gain money

Which cards am I allowed to discard in order to gain money in Seven Wonders Duel? A card I already acquired and placed in my home? A free unclaimed card from the board (a card a player could ...
2
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2answers
168 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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Does a Trumpet card count as following suit?

Trumpet includes three "trumpet" cards without a suit that always trump any other card. However, the rules aren't particularly clear on whether they are truly "wild" in the sense that they could ...
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1answer
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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?
2
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1answer
51 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 ...
2
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3answers
277 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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1answer
46 views

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

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 ...
5
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6answers
995 views

Would it be viable to play pandemic with an “eradicate all diseases” win condition?

I have played several games of Pandemic, and have found it to be a really enjoyable game with a lot of challenge. I was wondering about the possibility of modifying the rules such that the game is ...
2
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1answer
38 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 ...
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1answer
28 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 ...
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2answers
69 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
65 views

When do I lose 2 SO Points at the end of each day?

In Thunderbolt Apache Leader, the Artillery Unit (1S) notes say: Lose 2 SO Points at the end of the Day. Can the 2 SO points come from Daily SO Points that are awarded at the end of day? Or must ...
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1answer
56 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?
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2answers
45 views

Does a monopoly in a commodity in Sheriff of Nottingham gain both bonuses?

In the end-game scoring of Sheriff of Nottingham the majority holder of each legal commodity gets a bonus, as does the 2nd-majority holder. If one play happens to be the only trader of a commodity do ...
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6answers
59k views

What are good general strategies for Pandemic?

I've looked at a lot of forum posts on several sites on Pandemic and it seems that there is a decent amount of luck. You may win 2 6-epidemic games in a row, then lose 3 5-epidemic games. I have no ...
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1answer
186 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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2answers
266 views

When both players have the same 2 pair, can a 3rd pair be used as a valid kicker?

player A : 4,4 player B : A,10 board : K,K,Q,Q,2 Which player wins? I guess Player B but player A claims he has a pair of 4 which is a bigger kicker. who is correct?
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2answers
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Why are the old Pokémon TCG sets not allowed in modern tournaments?

I've heard that the Pokémon TCG cards from the old sets, like base, jungle, fossile etc, aren't allowed in tournaments anymore. Why are they forbidden? The old cards seem to be consistently weaker, so ...
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2answers
802 views

Blocking with First Strike + Deathtouch

Rule 509.3 says: Third, for each blocking creature, the defending player announces that creature's damage assignment order, which consists of the creatures it's blocking in an order of that ...
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3answers
380 views

Gleemax interactions

This deals with Unhinged cards, so competitive REL is useless here. Imagine that I have a Gleemax on the field. It says: You choose all targets for all spells and abilities. 1) Somebody ...
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6answers
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Playing Cards from Unhinged and Unglued

Should players play cards from the Un-Sets as they stand, or should errata be applied to remain consistent with rules and Oracle updates? In the case that the general question is too broad, ...
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3answers
1k views

Is there any difference between double strike and oubleday ikestray?

The card Atinlay Igpay has the ability oubleday ikestray. Is this functionally different from double strike?
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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 its still legal to play it in offician tournaments? Can I draw something over ruling texts? Can I draw something over artwork? Can I draw ...
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0answers
58 views

Magic the Gathering question on combo? [on hold]

I need a combo attack to go with my gate cards and creature cards that activate when you have two or more gate cards on the field, I need a card to bounce them back to my hand so I can replay them ...
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0answers
62 views

Red Combo decks in Magic the Gathering? [on hold]

Are there any good combos in Magic the Gathering for red cards or are they just good for a one of kill?
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1answer
70 views

Yu Gi Oh Winged Dragon of Ra attack

The anime says that the Winged Dragon of Ra's attack and defense is what is added up by the attack and defense of the tributes to summon it. The card that is legal for tournaments does not say that on ...
2
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1answer
31 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
18 views

What is the significance of a Scene ending in the Extraction mission?

The Extraction mission notes where Scenes end, but doesn't say what happens when a scene ends. What is the significance of even saying the Scene ends, then?
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6answers
357 views

Are there any tabletop apps to allow you to play warhammer 40k with friends in other cities?

Pretty much as the title; I've looked at vassal 40k, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing units. I'm not necessarily looking for something for WH40k in specific - as long as it allows ...
0
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1answer
41 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 = ...
3
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2answers
671 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
111 views

How to run strong Go (baduk) playing program locally?

There are some strong bot-players on KGS (from 4d to 2K). I saw pachi, ayamc and even gnugo having dan ranks on KGS. I wonder how to run such a strong bots offline. I tried gnugo and aya, both ...
3
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1answer
146 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 ...
0
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1answer
27 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
23 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 ...
2
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2answers
58 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 ...

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