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Cleaner [klee-ner] adj
1. characteristic valued by a programmer's personal preference for something that cannot otherwise be justified using accepted Software Engineering principles: This approach increases cyclomatic complexity and reduces encapsulation. It's cleaner, do it.


Jan
26
comment Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print?
The specific question actually asked was whether WoTC offers a license to reproduce the content that could be shown to a commercial printer, so in that sense it is the exact answer :) Do agree with your broader point though of course.
Jan
26
comment Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print?
Sure but a "backup" of a copyrighted work you have purchased certainly has a more legitimate claim than an unauthorized reproduction of a copyrighted work you don't own a legitimate copy of.
Jan
25
comment Why is Wizards breaking the color pie (at least in Legacy)?
Don't know how to answer this in a stack-exchange appropriate way.. hmmm. I would say neither of those is a "Good Creature" It's a good blue ability that happens to be on a body. Would "Snapcast 1U Instant - Target spell in your graveyard gains flashback and up to one target creature opponent controls becomes blocked." be so much worse? or probably played almost as much?
Jan
22
comment Creatures with Tribute and targeting
Also note the intervening if. Should tribute be paid, the ability will never go on the stack. (Phantasmal Image copying Inkmoth Nexus laughs in your general direction!)
Jan
19
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
comment Does the starting world dictate your strategy in Race for the Galaxy?
I usually base my strategy on the first high-power 6-cost development I draw
Jan
12
comment Does Eclipse under-estimate the game length, or are we playing it incredibly slowly?
At a minimum with two players you have less time to think about your options between turns...!
Jan
12
comment Hibernation Sliver and sacrifices
although it is not destroyed!
Jan
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
24
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Storage Wars: MtG Black Lotus, others, actual worth?
Dec
13
comment Are there any bridge systems where cards played convey deeper information in a manner similar to bidding systems?
Isn't that the very definition of illegal communication? Or do I misunderstand the question? Not a bridge expert.
Dec
3
comment Angel's Grace and Phyrexian Unlife
You actually lose in your own cleanup, not the next player's upkeep.
Dec
2
comment What is the difference between Hexproof and a card like Canopy Cover?
The "why" is really simply that hexproof hadn't been invented/added to the game as a universal keyword at the time that card was printed. The fact that the actual functionality is a little bit different when the aura is controlled by a different player than the enchanted creature would be the reason the card hasn't been errata'd to say "enchanted creature has hexproof."
Nov
23
comment Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
You could certainly just sort of memorize the changes and pretend your militia are regulars and your daggers are long-spears. That would help jump-start the game a bit. The only way in which the cards are really 'incompatible' that you need to track is effects on old cards that say "battle:" should be converted to "aftermath:" when using the advance rules.
Nov
21
revised Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
added 935 characters in body
Nov
21
answered Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
Nov
21
comment Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
My group blows through a 4 player game in 45 minutes (not including setup) with experienced players. Are you playing the actual original Thunderstone with no expansions, or Thunderstone Advance?