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Cleaner [klee-ner] adj
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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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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 :)
Jun
14
comment Comparisons Betwen Deck-Building Games
Nightfall's biggest failure is it strongly rewards card counting. Don't want to be bothered with games that encourage me to deal with that in order to compete :)
Jun
6
answered How does Switcheroo affect equipment and Unsummon?
Jun
3
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May
31
comment If a sorcery card gives -X/-X to a 1/1 creature till end of turn does the creature die?
Also it does not count as "Destroyed" it just dies without being destroyed.
May
30
comment Does a player with a recurring action need to remind other players each time it would take affect?
Also note the impetus is always on the controller of the ability. For example with a Frost Titan. If the person who casts a spell forgets to pay an extra (1), the spell is not automatically countered. The Titan's controller has to remind them if they want the trigger to apply.
May
28
comment Does the game end immediately when one player reaches 0 life?
The answer to the question in the title is actually no. A player loses the next time state based actions are checked after they reach 0 or less life. This rarely matters but it means you could, for example, cause a draw by targeting your opponent and then yourself with Arc Trail, even though it deals damage to them before you :) //useless-nitpick
May
14
comment Can an opponent destroy an Iron Maiden during their upkeep to avoid taking damage from it?
He's not completely doomed, there are cards, e.g., Stifle, One With Nothing, that could still save him, but Disenchant isn't gonna do the job.
May
14
comment If my opponent tries to resolve a triggered ability out of order, did they miss their opportunity to do so?
This is a judging question. As with all judging questions there is no single absolutely correct answer. It will depend on if the judge feels seeing the extra card has any relevance to the decision to untap. (And if they actually looked at the card or just had it in their hand because they reached across the table to do everything at once.) (And to some extent REL even though it really shouldn't matter.)
May
13
comment Where can I find price-lists for Star Trek CCG cards?
@Craig I personally take that as the market tacitly admitting that there is really almost no collector value for these things and their value is derived chiefly from desire to play the game and power level in the game :)