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Can I summon figures into a non-adjacent region?

While reading the rules for Chaos in the Old World, I came across the following paragraph on page 12 under the Summoning Follower Figures under the Summoning Phase section: Note that the placing ...
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Are there any other spells in bant colors that will cause Enduring Scalelord to go infinite?

Are there creatures, artifacts, enchantments, etc that will make Enduring Scalelord go infinite in Bant? I'm building a Bant counters EDH deck and it'd be fun to have ES blow up in a couple of ...
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Grand slam bidding with high card points hand

What is my opening bid with a 24 high card point hand, so that I don't get 3 passes and end up short of slam?
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Twilight Struggle, Longer game

My friend and I play a lot of Twilight Struggle and we have a lot of fun with it. The thing is we only reach the late war 1 in 5 times so far. Is this how it is supposed to go or are we doing ...
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Possible to play 2x2 with 1 core set and data pack in Netrunner?

I have just purchased the Android Netrunner Core Set, played a few games, and am now excited to play more. The problem is that out usual gaming group consists of 4 people, and to my knowledge the ...
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Band of Misfits and Throne Room

I found this ruling on Dominion Strategy Wiki FAQ for Band of Misfits: You first play Band of Misfits, then you play the card you chose to emulate. In this sense, Band of Misfits plays like a ...
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Multiple permanents entering the battlefield simultaneously and “Enter the Battlefield” effects

There are many cards that can put multiple permanents onto the battlefield simultaneously, such as Scapeshift, Living Death, or Pyxis of Pandemonium. How do these interact with the following types of ...
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If Queen covered with opponent coin and both players have coins to pocket, Queen will be recovered?

In carrom, if the Queen pocketed, while covering, covered with opponent coin by mistake(both players have coins remaining on the board), will the Queen belongs to opponent or recovered to place on ...
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What are important strategic considerations in Manila?

I'm interested in hearing strategies and considerations for the game of Manila. The harbor master is obviously a critical role toward selecting and initializing the punts (boats), and the pirate and ...
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What are important strategic considerations for Chicago Express?

Chicago Express appears to be a game with no luck in that there are no dice, no cards drawn. There are minimal random elements such as player seating. My interpretation of the game has been that in ...
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Technically highest 7Wonders score

I was wondering what is the technically highest score one can achieve in Seven Wonders (with Cities and Leaders) in a 3+ player game, considering all players are working with the performer. Has ...
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What techniques do you use to smoothen a gaming session where one or more players is upset or acting inappropriately?

Once in a while when we invite guests to play any given game, we run into the situation where someone is getting increasingly frustrated with their situation or perhaps two people (not saying they're ...
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I am really confused on how corpseweft works?

So I'm relatively new to magic and recently went to a local draft. In one of my matches, my opponent played Corpseweft and activated its ability to exile 3 creatures from their graveyard and summoned ...
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can keepers kill creepers in same turn over and over again?

In Monty Python Fluxx, there are keepers that kill creepers. Can they be played and also kill in the same turn, or is it 1 turn to play them and 2nd turn to kill? Also, can they be used over and ...
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What are the best ways to manage challenges to the storyteller?

The rules list various subjective ways players can force a storyteller to end her turn when she: Gets stuck Contradicts the story Rambles Is too silly Introduces unimportant elements What have you ...
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Randomly but Evenly Distributing Tokens on a Board

I'm designing a board game where, as more sections of the board are added, tokens are randomly placed on the new board section. Each board section is 2'×1' (24"×12"), so we using dice to randomise ...
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How does poison work in Commander?

In Commander / EDH players have 40 life. In normal magic 10 poison counters results in a player being eliminated. Is it still 10 poison counters in Commander / EDH? In Commander / EDH a player is ...
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Can the Wasabi card and a Nigiri card be played together at once?

If I use a chopsticks card to play two cards, can a Wasabi I play simultaneously with a Nigiri be used together to triple the Nigiri points? My inclination from a strict reading of the rules is to ...
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Can I look at my hand after revealing my card and before I pass it to the next player?

After playing a card face down and flipping to reveal, should I be allowed to survey my hand a few moments before passing it to the next player? The rules don't strictly disallow it, but I've noticed ...
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Is there a list of races & powers that can't be used between smallworld and underground?

I was wondering if there is an official list of races and powers that can't be used between small world and small world underground? So which races/powers can't be used in Underground and which can't ...
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What happens when multiple Canker Abominations enter the battlefield simultaneously?

Alice and Nicholas each control five Elvish Mystics. Each graveyard has a Canker Abomination and nothing else. Alice casts and resolves Exhume. How many Canker Abominations remain on the battlefield ...
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Does sliding/shifting have to happen in a straight line, or can it be curved?

I've started playing Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Command and had a question regarding sliding/shifting. Does the sliding/shifting have to happen in a straight line? In one case, the other player ...
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Taking, searching, and managing card decks

After reading various sections on Eldritch Horror's deck management, namely the sections on Searching, on Gaining Possessions and Conditions, and on Discarding, I've tried to sum up some aspects of ...
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How difficult is Eldritch Horror with differing numbers of players?

Removing the element of how easy or hard it is to work as a group, and assuming that you are 1 player controlling all 1 to 8 players, what numbers of players are easier or harder to win Eldritch ...
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Forests you control vs Forests in play

I was playing MTG with a friend last night when we had a slight disagreement about the wording of some cards. Sometimes cards will be marked as having a special ability "for each forest you control" ...
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Can I block with Myth Realized if I attacked with it on my turn?

Myth Realized lets you pay {W} to turn it into a creature until end of turn. My question is... if I turn it into a creature on my turn and attack, can I also block with it on my opponents turn?
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Probabilities: Backgammon - final move

So I was playing a lot of backgammon lately, and I noticed something. It seemed like I was "going out" on doubles more often than not. And my initial reaction was "Shouldn't that be, at best, a 1 in 6 ...
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What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?

I had several humans on the battlefield. On turn three, I played Triumph of Ferocity. On turn four, I played Descendants' Path. On turn five, during my upkeep, this question came up. At this ...
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Why is Bang! so predictable when I play it?

Bang! gets rave reviews from every source. However I can't see how to play it other than in a very predictable and routine manner. It seems like every game generally follows this routine: Everyone ...
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Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game?

I'm working on making my own card game and I'm wondering how do you approach picking a particular font. I know that this is partially subjective, however, I also know that from a designer's stand ...
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Order of building landmarks in Machi Koro

The objective of the game (base game) is to be the first to build all four land marks. For fear of being stolen from or falling behind, I tend to buy them by order of increasing cost. If at one point ...
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Which of two conflicting abilities takes precedence?

The runner card Titanium Ribs reads: You choose the card(s) from your grip to trash whenever you take damage. The corp card Chronos Protocol: Selective Mind-mapping reads: For the first net ...
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Does Breaker Bay Grid reduce the cost of ICE hosted on Awakening Center

I have Breaker Bay Grid in a server, along with Awakening Center hosting a Janus 1.0. Does Janus 1.0 count as "in" the server for the purposes of Breaker Bay Grid's cost reduction? Equivalently, ...
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Is an old edition of Cinder Wall able to attack?

The most recent iteration of Cinder Wall has the creature type "Wall" and has Defender. However, the Weatherlight print of this card stood by the old rules where Wall creatures couldn't attack, so it ...
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Monster encounter tactics

My feeling is that, until my characters are boosted quite significantly with bonuses, re-rolls, and preferably a blessing, many of the monsters are at best a coin flip to beat in a single monster ...
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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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What are some of the different interactions with empty remote servers in Android: Netrunner?

This is a multi-part question about empty remote servers. Each of these questions came up during gameplay and I'm hoping to get clarification on them since some of the interactions aren't completely ...
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How does Snare! work in Netrunner?

Snare! says ,"If accessed from R&D the runner must reveal it". It then allows the corp to pay 4 credits to give 3 net damage and add a tag. It also mentions to ignore this affect if Snare! is ...
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Anger of the Gods vs Manifest creatures

Will Anger of the Gods exile a manifested creature regardless if it's an actual creature card?
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Are there cards which turn life gain into damage instead?

I was playing Hearthstone the other day and was intrigued by a card that causes healing spells to do damage instead. I was curious if there was ever anything printed in MTG that would have a similar ...
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Rule set that prevents close out

Are there any accepted rule sets that effectively prevent close out situation in home board? I find that the possibility of close outs (even unintentional) makes the game less interesting.
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817 views

How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?

Many board games have information which is semi-secret, where it's possible to keep track of it, but not easy. For example, which resources you get and spend in Catan is public knowledge, but which ...
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Are you required to buy items when you choose the Legendary Object options at the village?

The wording of the rules states that you must either peruse/buy the souvenirs or buy a legendary object, but what if you cannot afford the remaining legendary objects? To the letter of the rules, it ...
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1answer
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Saving throws against Destroyer weapons

If your opponent hits one of your models with a D strength weapon, rolls on the table and gets a 'Seriously Wounded' result, then rolls 3 for the number of wounds. How many saving throws do I roll? Is ...
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Triggering “On Cast” Effects When Sacrificing [duplicate]

I've been playing Magic 2015 and I noticed an interaction I didn't expect. I had a Young Pyromancer out and cast Fling, sacrificing the Pyromancer. The game triggered Young Pyromancer's effect and ...
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557 views

How to eliminate advantages gained from the seating position of inferior players?

In many games, such as Liar's Dice or On The Underground, there is an advantage to be had by sitting immediately after (in the turn order) the player who is least experienced or just plain bad at the ...
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1answer
196 views

how to find that 8 number puzzle is solvable or not?

I'm working on 8 number puzzle, where 8 numbers are randomly generated and placed in 9 cell board. One cell at bottom right corner is kept empty where we can swap with adjacent (top-bottom-left-right) ...
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When does the Alien Die reset?

I understand the concept of what the Alien Die does. Every time someone rolls for something, they check the Alien Die against the current threat level. If the threat is 1, the Alien Die indicates a ...
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423 views

What exactly does the “If you do […]” clause on Mimic Vat check for?

Mimic Vat has two abilities. The one I am concerned with is: Imprint — Whenever a nontoken creature dies, you may exile that card. If you do, return each other card exiled with Mimic Vat to its ...
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595 views

Returning Monsters to my hand

I'm looking for cards that allow me to return one or more Monster Cards from my own side of the field to my hand repeatedly. By repeatedly, I mean that they can be used several times per turn, ...

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