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Yes, and it's not particularly hard to do. Here's one solution. I found this by placing the pawns first (because they are much more limited in their attack/defence potential), and then adding the pieces one at a time. Using this simple manual approach, it took about 15 minutes to find a solution. As an added constraint, I avoided placing the kings in ...

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It looks like a "nail balance" puzzle. It is very similar to some of the results of this Google Image Search.

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There is a famous puzzle called the Knight's Tour in which the aim is to visit every square exactly once. Since this has several solutions, the answer to your question is that it can visit all 64 squares.

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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 includes several puzzle games. Gatheringmagic.com has a pretty nice archive of puzzles.

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This article has an extensive discussion of the solution: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~mdr/teaching/modules04/java2/TilesSolvability.html The summary for the 3x3 board is: Lay out the board as a 9x1 row (row 1, then row 2, then row 3). Count the number of inversions (instances of a higher number coming before a lower number on this row). The board is ...

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A solution for turn 2 on the draw. I can't seem to hit turn 2 on the play, but I -think- it's possible. Edit: This looks kinda ugly, so here's a link to a picture: http://i.imgur.com/kSheO.png Mana Pool Cards in Hand Turn one ...

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Here's the game I think I was thinking of: LUNAR LOCKOUT http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=010971&reviews_show_all=Y Here's how one of the reviews describes it: This is a great little solitaire game. It's quite similar to Ricochet Robot in theme, but there are some important differences. There are no walls--not even around ...

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False Cure deck - I used to have a Vintage version of this deck, using proxies for all the expensive cards in the deck. Play Overgrown Tomb (\$14) Cast 1xDark Ritual (\$1) Cast 1xFalse Cure (\$1.50) Cast 4xSkyshroud Cutter (\$0.10) for alternate casting cost. First Skyshoud Cutter causes opponents gain 5 life (25 life), False Cures and opponents lose 10 life....

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How about an alternate win condition? Forest, Avacyn's Pilgrim. Island, Avacyn's Pilgrim. Island, Mirror-Mad Phantasm. Activate Mirror-Mad Phantasm, conveniently milling your entire library. Island, Laboratory Maniac, Thought Scour. You try to draw from your empty library, and win. You can use Cackling Counterpart to copy the Phantasm, which guarantees ...

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Damned Spirits - Spirits to grave, and turbo mana. Cheapest combo so far. Swamp (\$0.05) {B} Dark Ritual (\$1) 3x{B} Dark Ritual (\$1) 5x{B} Priest of Gix (\$0.25) 5x{B} Culling the Weak on Priest of Gix (\$0.50) 8x{B} Iname, Death Aspect for 20 common Spirits (\$0.20) 2x{B} Songs of the Damned (\$0.10) B + 21 = 22x{B} Exsanguinate for 20. (\$0.05) Stats 8 ...

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Geth's Grimoire deck - Win through discard. Half as cheap, with a better AVG life loss per dollar. Swamp (\$0.05) {B} Dark Ritual (\$1) 3x{B} Priest of Gix (\$0.25) 3x{B} Priest of Gix (\$0.25) 3x{B} Culling the Weak on Priest of Gix (\$0.50) 6x{B} Culling the Weak on Priest of Gix (\$0.50) 9x{B} Geth's Grimoire (\$0.25) 5x{B} Rotting Rats (\$0.05) 3x{B} 8th ...

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The solution is for white to move their row of 3 one space forward. There are a bunch of possible moves for black but white can guarantee a win from all of them. If black moves away from their back line: If black moves their leftmost piece away from the line, then red pushes forward. Black is forced to use their remaining 2 to capture red, who captures ...

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These hands are pathological for both sides. For example consider this example of one pattern you describe: NORTH S: AKQJT H: - D: AQT8 C: KJ97 WEST EAST S: 8642 S: 9753 H: 9753 H: 8642 D: J9753 D: - C: - C: ...

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Storm Kobolds - Storm for infinite damage (could Brain Freeze for mill and then Burning Inquiry to draw opponents out). Swamp (\$0.05) {B} Dark Ritual (\$1) 3x{B} Priest of Gix (\$0.25) 3x{B} Burnt Offering on Priest of Gix (\$0.10) 2x{B} 3x{R} Cloudstone Curio (\$2.50) 2x{R} 2xCrimson Kobolds (\$1 each) For infinite bounce/Storm Grapeshot (\$0.05) Statistics ...

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Forest, Avacyn's Pilgrim. Forest, Strangleroot Geist, swing for 3. Mountain, Infernal Plunge the Pilgrim, then using the mana generated cast a 2nd Infernal Plunge on the Geist, Now with 5 Mana, cast Trepanation Blade and equip to the returned undying Geist, Swing with Geist. Enemy player reveals 14 non land cards, so you deal 17 damage.

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Here's how to do it with Mindshrieker: Forest, Avacyn's Pilgrim. Island, Mindshrieker. Mountain, Infernal Plunge. Activate Mindshrieker three times on yourself, milling three Blasphemous Acts for +27/+27. Attack with Mindshrieker for 28 (-8). This uses only six cards, and even wastes a mana on turn 2. Here's a variant that doesn't use any red cards: ...

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Turn 1) Island, Delver of Secrets. Turn 2) Reveal Dream Twist (Transform Delver of Secrets into Insectile Aberration), Forest, Wreath of Geists enchanting Insectile Aberration, Dream Twist (targeting self, milling 3 creatures). Attack with enchanted Insectile Aberration for 3+3=6 (13). Turn 3) Forest, Wreath of Geists, Wreath of Geists, Dream Twist (...

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Let's get the ball rolling: Forest, Young Wolf. (Reckless Waif would also work here.) Attack with Wolf for 1 (19). Mountain, Infernal Plunge, Markov Blademaster. Hunger of the Howlpack on the Blademaster. Furor of the Bitten on the Blademaster. Attack with Blademaster for 6 (13) and 7 (6) and Wolf for 2 (4). Mountain, Fling the Blademaster for 8 (-4). ...

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I worked through the seven questions myself when I first bought them game, but as I don't remember the answers right off the top of my head, I'll preface this answer with the statement that I've gotten the following answers off of a thread BoardGameGeek. Question 1: If you have to gain more evil than evilometer allows you, you are not gaining any. Can this ...

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