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How does Athreos, God of Passage respond to creature tokens?

If I have Athreos, God of Passage on the field and a creature token dies, does Athreos' effect trigger and they automatically lose three health because I can't return a token to my hand, or does it ...
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Is the Magic Core Set 2015 “Deck Builder's Toolkit” Inferior To Other Core Set Offerings With Respect To Cards?

I'm getting ready to invest in the 2015 MTG Core Set and I'm confused by some of the offerings. What is the difference between: Magic: the Gathering - 2015 Core Set Deck Builder's Toolkit Magic: ...
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Do you know any rules that make Pandemic's difficulty more even?

Pandemic varies vastly in difficulty depending on the number of players. Does anyone know of any custom rules that make it more even?
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Do you replace tokens moved to the Trade Route mat?

With Trade Route in play, do you replace the coins on the victory cards after the first card is purchased? Example: I buy a Duchy and move the coin to the Trade Route mat. Do I put another coin ...
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Does an item effect still occur if you go insanse/unconscious using it?

As an example, an investigator had the item Flute of The Outer Gods, which takes 3 stamina and 3 sanity to use and immedietly defeats all monsters in the investigators location. If using the item ...
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Bizzaro Playing Cards [on hold]

Here’s a problem a friend of mine posed to me a long time ago, that I was recently reminded of. I figured, with modern computing, there might be some way to figure it out: Assume that there are two ...
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Does the Traitor automatically get all items that a dead Hero had?

I'm the Traitor and I've just killed a Hero who had two Items and an Omen card. Do I get to immediately pick up and use both the Items and the Omen?
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Putting a reclusiarch terminator in a drop pod?

I'm thinking of putting a Death Company in a drop pod for my next game. The HQ would be either a librarian or a reclusiarch in terminator armor. Can I put my HQ in the drop pod with the DC? Can ...
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Moving the Gardener/Panda 'in a straight line' in Takenoko

The rules in Takenoko state that the Panda/Gardener can move in a straight line as far as they like, but not over gaps between tiles. In practice this means that the movement of the Panda/Gardener is ...
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Can a non independent character deploy in a dedicated transport?

Can a non independent character (not attached and not attachable to the unit) deploy in a dedicated transport of any unit? I'm thinking of putting Death Cie. Tycho with 9 Death Cie. inside the unit's ...
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New Bridge Partner and Etiquette

I joined a duplicate bridge group and was matched with a partner; we are doing pretty well when it comes to points. Question: My partner sometimes criticizes not only me but also opponents, ...
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Chess: Efficient training for recreational players

What is an efficient way to train one's self at Chess? I really enjoy playing, perhaps 1-2 times per week. I used to play on an electronic board once per day and at one point I could start to beat it ...
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Which effect takes precedence?

I was in an Arkham location when I drew an encounter that stated: 'Go to the Dreamlands, have an encounter there and then immediately return' The encounter in the Dreamlands required a skill ...
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Single player variant of pandemic?

Is it possible play the base version of Pandemic with one person? One thing I've consider is you could just play for four players with open hands.
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Phyrexian unlife and life gain

Phyrexian Unlife If your opponent has ten poison counters, he loses the game, so you just need to get your opponent to zero, then deal ten more damage to him. He'll take it in the form of poison ...
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Multiple stack abilities and casting spells in that time

My question is as follows: If I have multiple "At the beginning of your upkeep..." abilities, and I want to cast an instant spell or activate an ability during that time, can I cast the spell between ...
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Magic: the Gathering - M15, What color to seed for the Pre-release Sealed Tournament [on hold]

I've been looking around reddit but I haven't found a definite answer. What is the best color to seed for the M15 Core Set Prerelease? The way I see it, black takes the cake, with white as a very ...
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When does Heroic trigger?

Suppose Player 1 controls a Favored Hoplite and casts Ordeal of Heliod targeting it. In response, player 2 casts Magma Jet on the Favored Hoplite. Does the Heroic trigger from Ordeal of Heliod happen ...
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Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab?

I bought the Pandemic base set, and In The Lab, as I saw it plays up to six people. (Though I notice now that's for team play). When I got home, I saw the box says that you need both the base set ...
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Beast combat in Scenario 19 (The Beastmaster)

In Scenario 19, the Traitor's Tome says that certain beasts get extra successes when they initiate an attack. What does "extra successes" mean? When we played, we assumed it meant add the number of ...
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When an explorer lands in a barrier room from above, which side do they end up on?

For example, an explorer discovers the Coal Chute, and the Coal Chute leads into the Chasm. So which side of the Chasm does the explorer land on? Do they then have to cross the Chasm to get back to ...
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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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In Takenoko, when rain falls on a segment that has the fertilizer improvement, how much does the bamboo grow?

In Takenoko, rain specifically causes a selected segment to gain one piece of bamboo - but the fertilizer improvement doubles growth. So how much growth occurs as a result of rainfall on an irrigated ...
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“A player must capture as many pieces as possible.” What happens if he doesn't?

There's a rule that says "A player must capture as many pieces as possible." What happens in the event a player didn't see the move with the most captures, and makes a move that takes fewer? What ...
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How do you score 5,5,5,5 in-hand with a non-ten, non-face card turned up?

You are dealt 6 cards and find you have four 5s plus two other cards. You put those two non-scorers in the crib. You hope for a ten on the turn-up, but it's an off card that doesn't help anything. How ...
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How the forced capture rule works with crowned pieces( in international checkers or…)

If there is a possible capture two or more fields away from a king like b--w- or b-----w- are those count as a compulsory/necessary jumps or not?
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Can Shapesharer copy an enters the battlefield ability, like Stoneforge Mystic's?

If I use Shapesharer to copy Stoneforge Mystic do I get to search my library for an Equipment card when I perform the copy?
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If creatures enter the battlefield attacking, do they have to attack Gideon Jura?

If my opponent activates Gideon Jura's first ability targeting me, and I attack with a Kessig Cagebreakers, do the tokens have to attack Gideon?
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What happens if each player has a copy of the same Archetype?

Archetype of Endurance (from Born of the Gods) is a card that says Creatures you control have hexproof Creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and can't have or gain hexproof. If ...
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Is there a limit to the number of special lands I can put in my deck, like the Temples?

I'm constructing a Deck and I want to make all the mana Temple Cards. More Specifically I want them to be Temple of Silence, Temple of Plenty, and Temple of Malady. Are these mana cards limited to ...
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Forced Response to a Convenient Minor Open

My bridge club plays by a rule that an openng of a convenient minor requires a demand response by the partner unless intervening opponent does an overcall. Situaltion: 1. My partner opened with ...
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Should you reveal who was a spy and who wasn't at the end of a game?

I guess this is possibly up to house rules/who is playing. On one hand, revealing who were the spies also reveals people's play styles, which might make it a bit less fun for future games. It would ...
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Three player mahjong: flower as dora

We didn't have a fourth player for some time so we switched from riichi to three player version with korean\japanese rules as described on Wiki (I guess that's the most popular version for 3 players). ...
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What do the numbers in parentheses mean?

In Gosu (Goblin Supremacy), what do the numbers in parentheses on each card's description indicate? For example: (Justice) When Justice comes into play draw 3(+1) cards. We had been playing that ...
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40K Orks: what is the tactical value of having Mekboys in a mob of Lootas?

I was considering strategies to help my armored infantry style Ork army get into assault range and was looking at Lootas as a long range direct fire support option. I see Mekboyz may replace 1-3 ...
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What are some Battlestar Galactica Daybreak Human Strategies?

My group and I have recently acquired the Battle Star Galactica Daybreak expansion. We also have all the previous expansions and base game. To give context, the previous expansions made it very ...
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Three player mahjong: 5 bamboo variation

We didn't have a fourth player for some time so we switched from riichi to three player version with korean\japanese rules as described on Wiki (I guess that's the most popular version for 3 players). ...
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Three player mahjong: scoring clarifications

We didn't have a fourth player for some time so we switched from riichi to three player version with korean\japanese rules as described on Wiki (I guess that's the most popular version for 3 players). ...
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Are Magic: the Gathering Conspiracy cards colorless?

What is the color of the following Magic conspiracy cards: Advantageous Proclamation Backup Plan Brago's Favor Double Stroke Immediate Action Iterative Analysis Muzzio's Preparations Power Play ...
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How do I determine my monster's hit points?

I'm the traitor and I'm in control of a monster. The guide says this monster has a Speed, Might, and Sanity values of 3 each. How do I determine the monster's hit points, I.E. how much damage it can ...
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What's the technical term for the period of time between when an opponent concludes their turn and mine begins?

Apologies if this is poorly phrased. I'll try to make this as clear as possible... I recently realized that I can utilize the period of time between a players turn and my turn in Magic. What's the ...
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What's the legal stance for online versions of games?

I've played Dominion on isotropic, and I saw the existing question about online versions of board games, but not all of the games listed there appear to be official. The FAQ for isotropic says "I ...
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Does the first piece in a standard blokus game have to have a square on a corner cell?

When a player plays his first piece, does it have to cover the corner square? For example, can one play his X piece as first piece?
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Are some pieces better than others in Blokus?

Obviously the smaller pieces are generally easier to get rid of than the larger pieces, but I'd be interested to know which pieces I should aim to get rid of first, and which pieces I should save. ...
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1answer
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Is anyone aware of any score keeping apps (BB10 or Android) that can keep track of score (including extra meta-data)?

I know there are lots of apps (eg: keepscore, scorekeeper, endless variations of those words) that can keep a simple tally for various players for generic games. I am looking for one that can: Keep ...
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Is Avalon worth getting if I already own The Resistance

I have a copy of the resistance which my group of friends really enjoys. I noticed that there's a game called Avalon in my local games store and am not sure if it is the same game re-skinned, or if it ...
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Double after a pre-empt?

A bridge player opens with a pre-emptive bid of 3 or 4 of a suit and the opponent doubles. Is this bid assumed to be for take out?
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The Resistance doesn't work when resistance members don't care about losing

Was playing a game of The Resistance with some people who haven't played it before. What I found, is that of the five games we played, the Resistance only won one of them. I think the reason for ...
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Bridge: Usage of the stop card

The STOP card in bridge is used in order to help all players keep their rights, as far as thinking is concerned. However I have some questions. When do we have to use the STOP card. Should STOP be ...
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Using Copycat with one-shot abilities

In the Science Fiction Double Feature expansion, the card Copycat allows you to copy the ability of another's player minion for a turn. Choose another player's minion in play. This card has the ...

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