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What's behind the “Duck of Doom” card?

"You should know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon." Should I, really? Most of the cards in basic Munchkin are humorous references to Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop RPG ...
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Why is capturing mandatory in checkers/draughts? What if capturing was optional like any normal move? Would the game become completely unplayable?

I am totally new to checkers/draughts. I have just learned the rules today, and I have a question about a specific rule: why is capturing mandatory? What would happen if we changed the rules so that ...
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1answer
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What's the probability of having a combo on the first turn in MTG?

I'm creating a combo deck, and I'm interested in the probability of having a certain combo on the first turn. For this combo, I need 4 different cards. There are 4 copies of each of these cards in ...
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Has there ever been any use for Lich? [on hold]

Is there any good deck which uses Lich? Sure, there is some very corner-case where having it in the battlefield will help you, such as if you have fewer life than permanents, and you are about to ...
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How exactly do “start of turn” affects trigger

This came up in a casual game with a friend last night. He is the runner with an economy based upon the The Supplier. One turn he hosted a Data Folding on it. At the start of his turn the "start of ...
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In cribbage, what ius the count for four 5s in a row?

If the person to the left of the dealer starts play with a 5, the next person plays a 5, the third person plays a 5 and finally, the dealer plays a 5, what is the count for the dealer? Obviously the ...
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Is it possible to fill an othello/rervesi board with one color?

I have a simple question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere: is it possible to fill an othello/reversi with one color? I already played some games where one of the two opponents was wipe out, but ...
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1answer
192 views

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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BSG Exodus: What happens with a damaged base star on launch raiders?

We played the Exodus expansion with the Cylon fleet option for the first time last night. We had a situation where there was a single basestar on the main board, and we'd damaged it with the "can't ...
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Chess - Learning to Sacrifice Pieces for the Greater Good

I have trouble with learning what pieces to sacrifice when. Any good examples or playable scenarios on the web to help guide with that? My biggest problem is in the early game, learning what to ...
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On playing the Agricola Bielefeld minor improvement called Bielefeld Playing Cards, does it include animals?

We are playing with the Agricola Bielefeld card deck. When playing the card called "Bielefeld Playing Cards", it says whenever you use an accumulation space, place all items on this card until you ...
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Is it ever better pass and not hit in backgammon?

I'm learning how to play Backgammon with GNU Backgammon and I noticed that the hints sometimes give better odds for a move WITHOUT a hit. Can anybody explain this for me? 1. Cubeful 2-ply 13/7 ...
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Can I respond to a draw from Gitaxan probe? [duplicate]

If I resolve a Gitaxian Probe, can I crack a Lion Eye Diamond before I draw?
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Why is this NOT joseki?

Why is white 4 in this diagram not joseki? How can it be punished by black and how bad is it compared to standard joseki play? $$ ---------- $$ ..........| $$ ..........| $$ ..3.2.....| $$ ...
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Does Master of the Wild Hunt deal damage multiple times?

The text on the Master of the Wild Hunt card: At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield. Tap: Tap all untapped Wolf creatures you control. Each ...
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Fight - can black stones be killed?

I just tried a fight that ended up this: Can the black stones be killed? It's whites move. First, let's assume that white's chain is safe and look at it as tsumego. I tried several sequences but ...
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Can allies interact with mission tokens?

I'm playing a mission with Luke Skywalker as an ally and the mission requires that I pick up 'X' mission tokens and carry them to a location on the map. According to the rules: Rebel allies are ...
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In Village (2011) are the winning strategies really balanced?

I've been playing Village often with my girl (2 player game only) - it is more a matter of making more points than actually competing (as in blocking the other player). I have not, so far, played the ...
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Rule Example in Backgammon

I don't know of a scenario that is an example: if either number can be played but not both, the player must play the larger one. Can someone please explain when this rule should be used.
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1answer
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Tyr's Hand - Rule Check

I have Tyr's Hand installed in a remote server and Heimdall 2.0 protecting it. The runner declares a run and approaches Heimdall 2.0. I pay to rez the ice, and the runner decides to break all three ...
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1answer
448 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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1answer
227 views

How common are offensive words in tournament Scrabble play?

There are a number of different 'official' Scrabble dictionaries, but at least for this question I'm primarily interested in North American play, and so I'm interested in two word lists particularly: ...
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1answer
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Can you build a ship in the Caspian Sea?

The Caspian Sea is a lone body of water south of Caucasus and north of the Middle East. It is also not connected to any other sea location and does not have a zone number. Here is how it appears in ...
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1answer
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Can a runner end the run before accessing all cards?

When playing casually, I have seen runners occasionally access some cards but decline accessing the remaining (typically due to hitting a trap and being concerned about subsequent traps). The ...
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63 views

How does one evaluate a hand responding to a “strong” two clubs?

When opener bids a "strong" two club, responder bids two diamonds (waiting), and the opener rebids his suit, e.g. two spades, the responder is now the "captain" of the partnership. That's because s/he ...
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1answer
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AI that plays Quoridor?

Is there a free program, preferably executable, that allow me to play Quoridor against an AI? There isn't a publicly available one for the Zillions engine, even if it doesn't seem that hard to write ...
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3answers
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Ticket to Ride: May a train segment count for 2 different routes? [duplicate]

We have a question regarding Ticket To Ride. Can part of one train be used to fulfill two different destination routes? For example, my clever son completed his San Francisco-Atlanta “Destination ...
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1answer
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Humble Defector and Refocus

Who retains control of Humble Defector if, after it is activated, Refocus is cast targeting it and its ability is used again? I know that the player activating the Defector would draw four cards ...
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Does “an attacking creature” count as “a creature that attacked”?

Say I have Hypersonic Dragon in play and go to combat phase. Dring the declare attackers step I tap and declare Hypersonic Dragon as attacking. After I have declared Hypersonic Dragon as attacking I ...
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1answer
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Catan starting strategies — actual data?

I'm new to Settlers of Catan, and I quickly learned the importance of having a source of Brick and Lumber at the start of the game. And some googling showed that others agree ... and others disagree. ...
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1answer
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Can i search a copy of a card in the battlefield in my library?

If i use a Cackling Counterpart to create a token of a creature, can i use cards targeting that token (like Pack Hunt) to search my library for that same creature cards?
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Which has to be declared first: Marklights or Jink?

Situation: A squad of (jet)bikes has several Markerlights on them. The tau player is about to shoot at them with some Plasma or other weapon w/ low enough AP to punch their armor. Does the Tau player ...
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Is Mana Weaving ok if it's followed by a thorough shuffle?

My friends and I are relatively new to MtG. At some point, one of them introduced us to the idea of mana weaving, and we'd do this to declump our decks prior to a very thorough shuffling. However, at ...
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1answer
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Chesscademy exercise: material part 2 - why doesn't this move result in a 2 point material lead?

I'm trying to re-learn chess with the wonderful Chesscademy site. This exercise asks me to "make a move that will leave you up two points in total". As the hint suggests, I've counted up the ...
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“Brigand Attack” (when upgrading Settlement --> City)

I just bought this game last week and had a question (and BGG couldn't help...) When read at face value, it would seem that "Each player who has more than 7 resources must discard all excess ...
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What do you do when you get stuck in an Eastern Crows loop?

What do you do when you get caught in an Eastern Crows loop? There are three Eastern Crows cards that get shuffled back into the encounter deck every time they're defeated (supposing none are drawn as ...
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Is there any way to rehabilitate the “junk rare” Lost In The Woods?

I've really been enjoying the incredible Innistrad set, and advance previews of Dark Ascension (on the Wizards official site and elsewhere) have been living up to it so far. However, I had to do a ...
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1answer
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Bell tower end game

If you build a card bell tower, the game can be completed after the 7th turn. Can somebody destroy the bell tower with armory, after he build the seventh card? And if it can be destroyed, is the game ...
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What do the iPad “End of Times” books contain?

Many of the End of Times hardback books have sold out very quickly (I believe the latest one was out of stock within seven minutes!) however there are iPad versions available. Do the iPad versions ...
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Are gods treated as creatures before they enter the battlefield?

Gods, such as Purphoros or Mogis, are not creatures if your devotion is not high enough. Does this count when casting them? If, for example, an opponent tries to counter with Essence Scatter when the ...
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When playing the road building card, can a settlement be built between a free road and a free ship?

In Catan seafarers expansion, when playing the road building card, can a settlement be built between building a free road and building a free ship?
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If Soulflayer exiles a Winged Sliver from the graveyard via delve does it gain flying?

Soulflayer has delve and reads If a creature card with flying was exiled with Soulflayer's delve ability, Soulflayer has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, ...
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1answer
46 views

In Risk Classic, are territory cards drawn by players kept face-up or face-down?

The Risk Classic rules do not seem to specify if territory cards drawn by players are kept face-up or face-down. I can't seem to find anything about this from my research and I was wondering if anyone ...
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1answer
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interaction of “Foreclosure” and “Crop Insurance” cards

In the game Farmageddon, if the Foreclosure card is used to "buy" a crop from another player with a Crop Insurance card on it, is the crop acquired complete with the Crop Insurance, or does the Crop ...
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How do you select wonders at the beginning of a 7 Wonders game? [duplicate]

At the start of your 7 Wonders game how do you decide which wonder each player gets? What is the intended default rule? Something I'm unsure about is if you are supposed to mix sides A and B. Is it ...
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Is it better to close gates or save up clue tokens to seal them?

Imagine that we've got a couple of gates open and every investigator has 3 clue tokens. All other things being equal, is it better to try to immediately attempt to close those gates or would it be ...
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Can you shuffle your discard pile?

Is there any rule or reason why you can't shuffle your discard pile during moments of downtime, in order to get a better shuffle once your deck is fully depleted? My understanding is that the discard ...
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4answers
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What are the most busted cards in Agricola?

There's quite a few Occupations in Agricola that elicit a traumatized shudder from hardened Agricola players. I'm thinking of cards like the Taster, which basically allows one player to be in a ...
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2answers
264 views

How do I organise my cards in the Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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1answer
149 views

Does “Swarm” AI card affect all Locust on the map?

In the Gears of War board game there are AI cards. These cards generally refer to AI's that fit a specific criteria (like "all wretch with 3 spaces"). However the Swarm card reads: Each Locust ...

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