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Feb
11
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Games like Settlers and Monopoly tend to reward coming in a high place ahead of winning. Naturally winning is good, coming in second is very very good. It is generally considered better to come in second every time than to come in first occasionally and lower places most times.
Feb
8
comment Does the first piece in a standard blokus game have to have a square on a corner cell?
I'm not the only Blokus player? :-D Yay!!!
Feb
6
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
That is not a bluff. That is a lie. A bluff involves taking game actions that you would take if you had certain resources but you don't. If you're playing 5 card stud poker, and you have TJQK of spades showing, and you tell your opponent there's a 1/52 chance you have a straight flush, that is not a bluff. That's just a lie. It's verifiable false.
Feb
6
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
It is difficult to bluff games with perfect information, which Monopoly is.
Feb
3
comment Penalty For Skipping Priority
I think the most important part here is recognizing that skipping the upkeep stage is a shortcut most players implicitly use, and if you wanted to do something at upkeep you should announce it either before or as you pass turn. "Go, and during your upkeep, I ..." as he can be assumed to have passed priority to you as part of the shortcut.
Jan
24
comment What is the original purpose of Bazaar of Baghdad?
2. If you find two crappy cards, you got unlucky admittedly. But most looting requires you to discard first, then draw because of how much more powerful it is than Bazaar. 3. Tutors are a whole different ball of wax and really can't be compared. Cantrips cost mana and aren't repeatable like this is. They also only draw 1 card at a time, which is twice as slow as Bazaar.
Jan
23
comment What is the original purpose of Bazaar of Baghdad?
This does nothing to actually explain why it is useful. If you can learn by looking at that link, then it shouldn't be hard to put that in your answer. Also, that is current deck lists, while the question is in reference to the state of affairs when it was released.
Jan
22
comment What happened with Chronicles?
They did the same thing World of Warcraft does with "welfare epics" - that pisses off the raiders and AH fiends every time they do it.
Jan
20
comment Do type-changing static abilities allow triggering?
One could call the argument irrelevant because the deck with march of the machines and soul warden will lose to just about anything but catacomb slug. :-)
Jan
15
comment Is it practical for the visually-impaired to play in casinos?
@Pow-Ian That's actually a written rule. "Players may refer to Oracle text, either electronically or in paper form, at any time. They must do so publicly and in a format (such as gatherer.wizards.com, other official Wizards of the Coast sources, or printouts of their sources) which contains no other strategic information. If a player wishes to view Oracle text in private, he or she must ask a judge." I know you were referring to kitchen-table magic, not tournament magic, but still the spirit applies.
Jan
9
comment Do I use the original start tile when playing The River?
So what do you start with? And what are the ramifications of starting with the original tile verses the accepted alternative? And what should happen to the original tile?
Jan
3
comment How quickly does a player have to say “Uno” to avoid drawing exta cards?
Being that she's your fiancée, she is correct in that she makes the rules. If it wasn't for that rule, gaming amongst significant others wouldn't happen. =)
Jan
3
comment In Magic: the Gathering, what is being gathered?
That lawyer also was probably not in today's legal world, where "Scrolls" is not too broad of a word to trademark, and Facebook has a trade mark on both "face" and "book".
Jan
3
comment Put twice as many tokens/counters
Doing all its counters at once will cause it to kill itself between when you activate the ability and when it resolves, as it will temporarily be 0 toughness and die to state based effects. However, if you activate it once for 1 and let it resolve, and repeat this process for as many times as you would have done it before, you'll be just fine. You can do this as many times as you have mana for, because it doesn't require a tap. Also, if someone countered your activated ability, or destroyed the creature, you'd only waste one mana on it instead of three or more. =)
Jan
2
comment Are gates too slow for constructed play?
Minor nitpick: Lands are played, not cast. Spells are cast. :-)
Dec
24
comment When does “Targeting” happen in MTG?
Reader's Digest condensed version: the spell checks for "targetability" both when it is cast and when it resolves.
Dec
18
comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Magic cards will by far be the better investment, but beware - Magic is always trying to reprint old cards. Thoughtseize was printed in a recent expansion: its median price was around $60 for the version printed in the Lorwyn expansion. That same card is only worth $40, and the version printed most recently is around $15 to $20.
Dec
18
comment What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet?
Magic expansions occur 4 times a year, in addition to their supplemental products. I also have to disagree with the 'can't touch this' philosophy - virtually all serious Magic players sleeve their cards, and it's even mandated in many tournaments that your cards be sleeved. A properly sleeved card will retain its condition for a very long time, probably longer than you will play the card in standard formats (2 years).
Dec
13
comment Are there more cards like Boseiju, Who Shelters All for non-mana costs?
Searching for "spend this mana" would be another avenue with very similar templating, however that too yields only Cavern of Soul style effects: they decide what you can spend the mana on, but they do not confer any bonuses to what you spend the mana on like Boseiju and Hall do.
Dec
6
comment Double strike and Regeneration: Can the blocker die from combat after regeneration?
@BrianS Of course it will. It's already assigned lethal damage but still has damage to deal. My comment was merely that the flavor of double strike would be better if the second strike got through even without trample if the first strike damage was sufficient to cause lethal damage.