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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game? [on hold]

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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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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1answer
390 views

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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1answer
14 views

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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1answer
159 views

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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3answers
71 views

How can I randomize board configurations evenly? [on hold]

I'm designing a Board Game, where as more sections of the Board are added, terrain is randomly placed on the new board section. The Board section itself is 2 feet by 1 foot so the idea we are ...
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1answer
22 views

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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34 views

Do you know any good strategies for Dominion? [on hold]

I have been playing Dominion for a long time and have devised many strategies that would work in all games or with just certain cards. I am looking for knew strategies with cards from the base game, ...
0
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2answers
128 views

Anger of the Gods vs Manifest creatures

Will Anger of the Gods exile a manifested creature regardless if it's an actual creature card?
2
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1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Is there any way to play Power Grid solitaire with the Robots expansion? [on hold]

I have tried playing Power Grid by myself with the Robots expansion. It didn't work out. I am looking for suggestions on house rules to make it work.
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1answer
90 views

Does Medical Breakthrough still have its effect when forfeited for rezzing Archer?

To rez Archer, I need to forfeit an agenda. Medical Breakthrough has the ability of reducing each subsequent Medical Breakthrough's advancement requirement by 1; whether it's in the runners or corps ...
2
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1answer
27 views

How exactly does 'Inside Job' work?

When a runner uses Inside Job, does the runner only bypass the first 'rezzed' piece of ice, since the card text says 'bypass the first piece of ice encountered during the run.' ? ( emphasis added) ...
3
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1answer
48 views

When Data mine is triggered, if the runner survives this ice, can (s)he/other still continue?

Let's say we have the following setup in this order: 1) ICE: Data mine. 2) Asset: Melange Mining Corp. That is I have a remote server, which consists of 1 ice and 1 asset. The Runner encounters ...
3
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1answer
71 views

Can Mushin No Shin be played on any card?

Thanks for reading: Mushin No shin can be used to advance cards; I assume that that these cards are only assets, upgrades or agendas that can be advanced. Does this mean that I can place advancement ...
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2answers
411 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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1answer
22 views

Voice of Ra: does “all skill checks” apply to all players or just the caster?

Voice of Ra states You may cast and exhaust to gain +1 to all skill checks for the rest of this turn. Is that all skill checks for the caster, or for all investigators?
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1answer
60 views

can the value of x change in a turn

Suppose I have a card that gives x power to a creature until end of turn, where x is the number of creature cards in the graveyard. And then I take back a creature card from my graveyard using some ...
3
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1answer
158 views

Can I imprint my Commander onto Mimic Vat, and still take it back to the Command Zone?

If I am playing a Sharuum the Hegemon EDH deck, can I let my commander go to the graveyard, exile it under Mimic Vat and then put it into the command zone but still have it imprinted, or does the fact ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Does Humility affect the graveyard?

Does Humility effect cards in the graveyard? (EX. If Humility in play, can I discard Blightsteel Colossus without the shuffle?)
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2answers
58 views

Can I bring Blightsteel Colossus back to my graveyard before it gets shuffled into my library?

If I discard a Blightsteel Colossus and the "Shuffle into library" trigger goes on the stack, can I, in response, do something to bring it back from my graveyard before it gets shuffled, such as by ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Is an artifact paid ability considered a spell?

I happen to be one lucky man who managed to get Erebos God of the Dead, Demon's Horn, and Staff of the Death Magus. All three were in play, but Erebus was not a creature yet as i didn't have enough ...
5
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1answer
95 views

Can I get an enters-the-battlefield effect out of a second legendary before I must sacrifice it?

If I have a legendary creature out, and I make a copy of it (such as by enchanting it with Splinter Twin or making a Clone), do I get enters-the-battlefield effects from the creature before I have to ...
3
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1answer
99 views

Does anyone know a good way to play Forbidden Island with one player

Noone wants to play board games with me and I was wondering if you would need to change the rules at all to play with one player in Forbidden Island
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1answer
37 views

Can a corp have more than 1 'Chairman Hiro' rezzed at the same time?

Chairmain Hiro: Can a corp have more than 1 'Chairman Hiro' rezzed at the same time?
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82 views

Can creatures with Trample only be played with other creatures with Trample? [on hold]

Can creatures with Trample only be played with other creatures with Trample?
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1answer
136 views

How does stacking and resolving work exactly?

I understand that every card that is put onto the stack is resolved in the opposite order that it is put on (meaning the first card to be put onto a stack is the last one to be resolved), but here is ...
4
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1answer
46 views

Microbot Alpha: how far does it consider others Microbots?

Microbot Alpha says "All of your minions are considered Microbots." Does this mean while this card is in play, every single minion in play and in discard and in my hand are considered Microbots? ...
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0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Do I only discard down to 10 after drawing 2 cards on my turn?

If at any time outside of my turn I end up with more than 10 cards, for instance from having cards returned to my hand by another's action, do I keep and play from them on my turn only to discard down ...
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42 views

What new game should I buy? [closed]

My group has settlers and resistance, I was wondering what new game I should buy for fun filled nights. It must be at least playable with 4 players would like to get up to 6. What are some fun ...
2
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2answers
28 views

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 ...
6
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2answers
701 views

Why is 21 damage from a commander lethal?

In commander, there is the extra rule: 903.14a A player that’s been dealt 21 or more combat damage by the same commander over the course of the game loses the game I am wondering as to the ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Can humans play Connect 4 perfectly?

Is it possible for a human to play Connect 4 perfectly? Have there been such players? I am actually a Connect 4 enthusiast, but find it increasingly hard to memorize so many initial positions. Is it ...
10
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9answers
796 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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3answers
1k views

Is “refund with discount” a valid move on Catan?

On her move, Alice trades with Bob: Alice gives 2 wheat, Bob gives 1 sheep. Then Alice does her calculations again and decides it was a wrong move. She wants to trade her sheep back for one wheat, ...
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1answer
29 views

Estimating Value Games [closed]

I've noticed that there are a lot of simple, fast-paced, public information games which are entirely about doing risk/value estimations. What's interesting about these games is that you have to ...
12
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1answer
1k views

Playing Catan for the first time, what should I know?

Tonight I'm going to play Settlers of Catan for the first time. The thing is that I will play with very expérienced players and they strongly recommended me to gather the more information I could in ...
0
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2answers
41 views

Calculating the probability of a combo hand [duplicate]

Before I ask the question, I should mention I already saw this and just don't get it. I have a 40 card deck with cards I'll label: A (3 copies) B (3 copies) C (3 copies) D (2 copies) E (1 copy) F (2 ...
5
votes
1answer
173 views

MTG: How does Devour work with abilites like Dragon Tempest

Suppose that I have Dragon Broodmother, two dragon tokens, and Dragon Tempest on the battlefield. Dragon Broodmother puts a 1/1 Dragon Token with Devour 2 on the battlefield and Dragon Tempest deals ...
4
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0answers
45 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
169 views

Dropping from a sanctioned event mid-draft

The tournament rules say: Players who drop during limited events own the cards that they correctly have in their possession at that time. This includes any unopened or partially drafted ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Lazax ally advantage conditions

In Rex Lazax ally advantage allows Lazax player to give influence to an ally before she makes a legal bid on a strategy card. The tricky point which prompted questions when we played is: is the ally ...
3
votes
3answers
111 views

Complexity of Eldritch Horror versus Arkham Horror

I have heard Eldritch Horror described as a "streamlined Arkham Horror", as if the makers of AH considered how to make a faster, more accessible successor. Having played and enjoyed Eldritch Horror, ...
4
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3answers
478 views

Effect of “Thran Lens” on Devotion

I want to know the effects of Thran Lens on a devotion-dependent enchantment creature, like a god or something. I read somewhere that, when a permanent becomes colorless, the Thran Lens makes the ...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Can I use “De Vermis Mysteriis” every round?

The "De Vermis Mysteriis" card seems very strong. The card does not have any rules for discarding after use. Is it really possible to keep it an improve a skill round after round? Combined with some ...

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