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Magic the gathering What happens when more than one creature dies causing a trigger

Okay, with the new card coming out in the new commander set, I would like to get this question cleared. Overseer of the Damned is a creature with the ability "Whenever a nontoken creature an opponent ...
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What is the win ratio of spies and resistant in The Resistance?

I have been playing that game for a while now (mostly the wikipedia version), and I have the impression that the game is extremely imbalanced. In my circle of friend, the win ratio is about 80% for ...
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Does exiling a morph card face down for the turn bring it back face up?

For example if i play Akroma, Angel of Fury down for its morph cost then i play a Momentary Blink on the face down creature does it come back into play face up?
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Dictate of Erebos and Bestowed creatures

Bestow is a mechanic with the following reminder text: (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a ...
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Abalone Migration

Abalone is a 2-player board game. Here's a brief explanation from Wikipedia: The board consists of 61 circular spaces arranged in a hexagon, five on a side. Each player has 14 marbles that rest in ...
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Engines that play Mangala?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala_(game) The Turkish have their own rules in the game mangala. I am planning on doing a project in it. Are there any game engines that either specifically play it, ...
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How can I estimate my chances to win a Risk battle?

I'm looking for an way to estimate the percent chance of winning a specific Risk battle. Assume the maximum number of dice will be used. It doesn't need to be a perfect calculation, just an ...
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Does a copy of your commander count as your “Commander”?

The new Commander edition introduces a keyword Lieutenant, which gives bonuses as long as you control your commander. Is that bonus still granted if you control a clone of your commander only? And ...
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In Android: Netrunner, is there a bias towards a particular sub-type of ICE in corp decks?

I'm looking to put together a runner deck that takes advantage of Tinkering and Paintbrush. I'm also considering cards that care about ICE or breaker sub-types, such as Kit for my identity, or ...
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Where do allies go when they don't have any colonies?

I was playing Cosmic Encounter as the Masochist, and I was invited as an ally on the offsensive side. The defense played a negotiate card, so the allies were supposed to go back to their colonies, but ...
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In bridge, do people go through cycles of under- and -over bidding?

In the board game Go, there are two basic styles, high and low. "High" is all the rage for about ten years, until people have forgotten how to play "low." Then "low" gets "rediscovered," and people ...
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Which Magic Ring should I choose in DungeonQuest?

Which Magic Ring is superior to the others on average? Does the best ring vary based upon which character you have?
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Usage of Philanthropist Flare as Schizoid

Suppose I'm playing as Schizoid. I have the power to alter reality, so I choose one of the six new cards to be the new win condition. That card is face down. Then suppose I use Philanthropist Flare: ...
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How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)

The basic Settlers of Catan game is designed to work for 3-4 players (or more with 5-6 Player Extension). No 2 player variant is suggested by the rules, and for good reasons: Trades (an exciting ...
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How should hands that are EXTREMELY strong in one suit (10+ cards) be bid?

I'm a bit of a bridge noob, but I'm kind of puzzled about this. Say I have a hand that is ridiculously strong in one suit, say at least 10 cards with all 4 honors (I'll use spades for the example ...
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What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?

In Settlers of Catan, there's a variant where instead of rolling the dice, you use a stack of 36 cards with each combination. This reduces the luck component, but has as disadvantage that you can ...
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Is it common practice to publish/sell online versions of board games?

I bought the Ticket to Ride: Europe game by Days of Wonder, and it included an online registration code. Visiting the website, I noticed that some of the games had a free online preview available. I ...
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What's a fair handicap?

I really enjoy the Game-Of-Thrones board game. (We only own the first edition, so no ports or siege engines etc.). My wife and friends tend to enjoy it also, well they used to. The problem is that ...
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Special Gift/Give Back Privilege Cards

In Bacchus' Banquet the Give Back and Special Gift privilege cards read as follows: Give Back: When a player gives you the "gift" card, you may play this card and return the "gift" card to that ...
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Can Nisei MK II Be Used During an Ice Encounter?

This is related to: How to use 'Nisei MK II' free 'End the run'? Say the Corp has a counter on a harvested Nisei MK II. Example 1: The Runner encounters Chum and begins breaking ...
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Solution to Avalon board game

Question: If players are able to discuss strategy before playing Avalon, does the game have an optimal solution? The strategy can be as convoluted as you want. I just want to know if in ...
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What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk? [on hold]

In general what do you recommend at the beginning of the game?
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Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!

I'm simulating Monopoly with a computer program and came across this situation: Roll: 4 + 4 = 8 (first double) Moved from "Tennessee Avenue" to "Atlantic Avenue". Roll: 2 + 2 = 4 (second double) ...
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Boardgaming Online

This is a community maintained list of online resources to play boardgames with. Does anyone know of more resources for online play? Answers that address the following points would be much ...
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What are the limitations on using a Planeswalker's loyalty abilities?

I assume I can only use a loyalty ability once per turn, is that right? Otherwise it'd seem to me that Planeswalkers would be hideously broken. And I assume that if you used the +1 ability that the 0 ...
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What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?

My wife has been playing Ticket to Ride on her iPod, and has achieved what seems to me a very impressive score of nearly 250 in the 2-player game. Naturally, nothing now matters to me except trying ...
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How to use an existing game legally for inspiration?

Thinking about using an existing game as inspiration for a new version of the game, and wonder how to go about doing this in a way that if for some odd, unlikely reason that my version takes off that ...
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Will Awakening let me tap all my lands and get them immediately untapped?

With the card Awakening, could I tap all lands immediately after my untap step and then have them untap upon entering my upkeep? I ask this because I'm trying to maximize Omnath, Locus of Mana as my ...
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What is a simple card game for people who are just starting? [on hold]

First question here so I hope this is on topic. I'm designing a game for the first time and I'm trying to start with existing mechanics from another game so that I can have decent balance. This is ...
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Which enchantments allow tapping a creature to inflict direct damage?

What creatures across all sets and expansions have the ability to inflict direct damage, à la Prodigal Sorcerer? Are there any Enchant Creature spells that have target creature gain "Tap to do 1 ...
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Is there a viable “Japan First” strategy for the Allies in Axis and Allies?

In the "real" war, the Allies concentrated on, and defeated Germany before Japan. That might not have been the case if Hitler had not declared war on the United States in 1941, and the U.S. had ...
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Can the U.S. Open With an Air-based Strategy in Allies and Axis?

In Axis and Allies, the U.S. starts with the largest number of IPCs, and also has the furthest to go to reach the main battlefields. These conditions both suggest the use of strategies using ...
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What Is the Preferred Strategy For the US in Axis and Allies? Why?

Everyone knows how the United States REALLY won World War II. It concentrated first in North Africa, then the Mediterranean (Italy), and closed with the cross-channel invasion at Normandy that ended ...
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In Axis and Allies, Does It Make Sense For Japan to Attack Sinkiang on the First Turn?

The idea would be to prevent America from building a factory there. The attack would be with two infantry from Indochina, supported by fighters from there and Manchuria. (Japan would replaced the two ...
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7 wonders Babel and Armada

When is the exact release date for Babel? It seems to be some time in November, but It was due to come out in Feb, so why did it drag on? Also what happened to Armada, which was tested by some ...
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In Axis and Allies, should the UK Build a factory in Australia?

Compared to South Africa and India, Australia, is, or can be made safer from, Axis occupation. It also has the potential to be "relevant." This may be more true in the newer versions, such as AA ...
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Can We Find a Middle Ground on the Russia First Turn Attack Rule In Allies and Axis?

Some (mainly Axis) players refuse to play Axis and Allies if Russia is allowed to attack on the first turn. Other (mainly Russian) players argue that Russia is unfairly hobbled if it has to play ...
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In Axis and Allies, Can Infantry Building Lead to a “Stalemate” in the Early Going?

Most has been made of the so-called infantry push mechanism. Specifically, infantry are awfully useful for shielding heavier pieces (tanks, planes) from losses. But could they be too much of a good ...
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In Life Adventures, are there restrictions on what cards can be given when sued?

For those unfamiliar with the game, Life Adventures is a card game version of the classic Life board game. If someone is sued, can they give the litigant a card that they cannot use? For example, a ...
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Are there Magic cards that counter activated abilities?

Are there any Magic cards that nullify activated abilities? Edit: My apologies for such an easily query-able answer. I was not aware of the existence o such comprehensive databases and ...
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Which cards feature direct manipulation of counter types on permanents?

Are there any magic cards that allow for direct manipulation of arbitrary counter types? Eg, "Add a counter of any kind to target permanent"? At this point (2014) I would be surprised if something ...
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mice and mystics rules clarification

We played chapter 3 of Mice and Mystics. We defeated Brodie on a tile who appeared as the result of the special surge. On the next tile, the clock wheel was again full of cheese and the special ...
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Does immediately ending the turn cause mana burn?

When cards such as Time Stop or Sundial of the Infinite that immediately end the turn are cast, are players subject to mana burn for excess mana in their mana pools?
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Advance to GO, collect $400?

I've recently come back to playing Monopoly, but one thing that's intrigued me is the following card, in the Chance pile. The wording says "Advance to go (Collect $200)". Modern versions, like the ...
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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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Is there any configuration of Free Cell that cannot be solved?

When I have free time in small durations, I often play Free Cell on my phone. The app that I use permits unlimited undos, and because of this I currently have a run of 603 wins, with 655 total wins ...
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Does a daikaiju kill off a player if it appears next to them?

According to the rules of Tsuro of the Seas, when a daikaiju moves adjacent to a player's ship, that player is eliminated. What if another player rolls a 6 to put a daikaiju on the board, and the ...
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Cards changing mana color

What cards across all sets allow the utilization of mana, either colorless or otherwise, as colored mana of another color? One early example with an unlimited 1:1 ratio: Sunglasses of Urza ...
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Talisman - Do war horse effects stack?

I just got the Sacred Pool expansion which adds a bunch of war horses to the game for the Dread Knight's sake. If you obtain two war horses, is there any reason their effects would not stack? May I ...
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Can neutral cards be used as a resource?

Very straightforward question, can neutral cards be added to a domain as a resource? I can't seem to find anything that says you cant, but just wanted to make sure.

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