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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.


Aug
27
comment What is needed to play X-wing with 4 players?
My experience with trying 2v2 has been it generally plays out as 2 1v1s with an occasional potshot taken at the other enemy when you mess up a maneuver and happen to end up with them in your sights. But we are not particularly competitive players :)
Aug
27
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Aug
21
answered What is needed to play X-wing with 4 players?
Aug
9
comment Why does Cascade exile?
This answer is wrong. The first triggered ability has to fully resolve before you move on to the second one.
Aug
2
comment Where can I learn to draft online?
If you've seriously never drafted at all before, commit BREAD to memory, stick to it, remember you will need some actual creatures to win at some point. It's not time to worry too much about memorizing set-specific pick-orders at this point.
Jul
30
comment How long are magic cards actually “printed”/“In production”
I think if that ever actually happened someone in supply chain management would be looking for a new job :)
Jul
30
comment How long are magic cards actually “printed”/“In production”
depends on how the set sells, usually there is a second print run, sometimes a third...
Jul
30
comment What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
Usually these kinds of investigations/DQs happen around the IDs and concessions that send someone into the T8 in the first place, not what happens once there.
Jul
30
comment What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
How far any particular judge is going to dig to decide if there was too much "wink-wink-nudge-nudge" after "Would you like all of the packs I win today?" is, well, judgement. Some people accept that some amount of that is a reality of paper-based play at that level, others feel they have a commission to 'clean up the game.' I would not personally pry into it if you genuinely had no intent or ability to attend the following event.
Jul
30
comment What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
It seems pretty rare that there would be such a prize in consideration before the final round, when it is acceptable for a player to agree to drop. Honestly I cannot imagine a person being granted an unearned blue envelope or bye having the cajones to then sit there and try to negotiate over what % of their product winnings they think it's worth. Social convention is certainly to just give it all away.
Jul
29
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29
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Jul
29
comment What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
You could agree with another player "Hey if we end up 1 and 2, would you like to sell the force of wills and wastelands and split the value?" at any time, there is no rule against that. If there is any influence on any match result, then it is bribery.
Jul
29
answered What is the safest way to approach discussing a prize split?
Jul
24
comment ipad implementation of board games with strong AI
I find the AI in Ascension to be capable, but that could just be a revelation that the game is more random and more winnable with consistent application of 'best play' rules than the designers would like to admit :)
Jul
22
comment Can I combo Dismiss Into Dream with Living Inferno or Cauldron of Souls?
Just remember to target one of your own creatures with Sway of illusion so that it still resolves and you get your card! :)
Jul
9
comment Can Amber Prison prevent multiple permanents from untapping?
@Rawrgramming If you untap with the ability on the stack, the continuous portion of the ability does nothing: 611.2b " ... If the “for as long as” duration never starts, or it ends before the moment the effect would first be applied, the effect does nothing. ... "
Jun
28
comment How can I keep Magic foils flat?
My experience living in an extremely dry climate has been the opposite, card warping here is far worse than I ever saw before moving!
Jun
18
comment What are the most popular formats for Magic The Gathering?
You specified organised competitive matches. Vintage is almost never played in a tournament format outside a few specific conventions. Organised tournaments for EDH are also pretty rare, unless there happens to be a venue in your area that runs a league.
Jun
15
comment Comparisons Betwen Deck-Building Games
primarily that the wounds get shuffled in and aren't publicly tracked. I've seen people lose plenty of games of Nightfall they could have won if they'd been keeping count and attacked the right people in the last few turns :)