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Is there any cool way to use creatures that shapeshift quickly? [closed]

Volrath's Shapeshifter can turn into other creatures at instant speed, and can do so repeatedly using Tortured Existence and Survival of the Fittest. Are there any cool things to do with this, ...
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In Catan, can you put the robber on the desert?

In Settlers of Catan, we've always played that you cannot put the robber back in the desert. But watching tabletop this week, they did exactly that, and in the youtube comments people have said that ...
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What color are Nissa, Worldwaker's lands?

Nissa, Worldwaker turns lands into 4/4 Elemental creatures. My question is... what color are these tokens? Are they green, the color that the land in question produces, or are they colorless since ...
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In Arkham Horror, can you pay sanity costs to go insane on purpose?

In Arkham Horror, an investigator must pay the sanity cost of a spell before making a spell check to see whether it would succeed. If the spell's sanity cost is X, and the investigator has only X ...
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Pandemic's difficulty seems to rest on the placement of the first epidemic card in the deck

It's impossible to get an outbreak until the first epidemic has occurred. As such the placement of the first epidemic in the player deck has a large effect on the game. If near the bottom, it allows ...
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Small World, what does “permanently discard” mean?

In Small World, after conquering region for loosing player rules state: Permanently discard one Race token back into the Storage tray Now I'm not totally sure what does that mean. For most races ...
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Are +1/+1 counters different from +1/+1 effects?

Is a +1/+1 counter I get from, say Unleash or Undying different than +1/+1 from something like Spear of Heliod or Master of Waves?
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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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Does a creature that has both double strike and first strike deal damage three times or only twice?

In the new Dark Ascension expansion, the card Markov Blademaster has double strike. Stormkirk Captain gives all other Vampires first strike and +1/+1. This means that the Blademaster has double and ...
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polymorphist's jest and emrakul

Polymorphist's Jest says each creature target player controls loses all abilities and becomes a blue Frog with a base power and toughness 1/1. My question is... how would this work with Emrakul? Like ...
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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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You have to discard, but have no hand

If I play a spell that makes an opponent discard a card, but they have no hand, would they have to discard those cards from their library, or would nothing happen?
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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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Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)

Many board games use square cards that are 70mm × 70mm, about 2¾″. Are there any that use larger square cards? If so, what's the largest square card that is in use? I'm mainly interested if there ...
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Munchkin as a two player game

Has anyone had any experience with playing Munchkin with 2 players? If so, what variant/house rules do you play with, and how do you feel the experience compares to 3+ player Munchkin?
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2answers
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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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Can the climber jetpack to a buried tile?

In Forbidden Desert the climber's card says that they can move to any blocked tile, whereas the jetpack says it can only be used to fly to an unblocked tile. Can the climber use the jetpack to travel ...
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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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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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1answer
39 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
32 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
115 views

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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2answers
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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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459 views

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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0answers
44 views

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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1answer
22 views

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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361 views

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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1answer
39 views

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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1answer
48 views

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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2answers
596 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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2answers
331 views

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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1answer
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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). ...
4
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1answer
245 views

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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2answers
596 views

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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