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Feb
3
comment Epaminondas puzzle
@hkBst Right you are, but I this way gets a win in exactly three moves :D
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
Okay, I've actually got it! Finishing this up.
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
NOPE I GOT IT WRONG AGAIN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
@hkBst Okay, I worked it out over lunch with some board game parts :P I'll write it up now!
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
@hkBst Right! I think I've got it, just working through the possibilities.
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
And probably this answer is oversimplified - I've been playing with having black make the best defensive move each time and it's tough!
Feb
2
comment Epaminondas puzzle
That said, this question is probably more suited to the Puzzling Stack Exchange.
Feb
2
comment Can I pocket and cover the Queen in a single strike and win?
@ire_and_curses To end/win the game, the Queen must be "covered" (by either player). This means that after pocketing the Queen, you take another shot. If you don't pocket one of your C/m in this shot then you fail to cover the Queen, and the Queen is returned to the table. You must have pocketed at least one C/m to qualify to try to cover the Queen. If you win, you get bonus points if you were also the player to do this.
Feb
2
comment If I pocket my man and the queen in a single strike, is the queen covered?
This is correct. Note that if you didn't have a C/m pocketed yet (and thus didn't qualify to cover the Queen) then this would count as the qualifying C/m (no matter which went first, and you play on to try to cover. If in this situation you pocket 2 C/m and the Queen together then it covers it.
Feb
1
comment Can I strike backward directly?
@ToonKrijthe I'd personally much rather you submitted your content as a separate answer. While this is a good answer, it's nothing like the answer that was given, so it seems weird to me to upvote Ravi's answer purely because of your work.
Feb
1
comment Castling when in check
However I feel that this question is suitable as a subjective question.
Feb
1
comment Castling when in check
@TomAu I don't think it should be closed but to me this is pretty much the same question. It's not asking "why/when was this rule added". To answer the question as asked, it's still effectively going to be a comparison of chess now to what modern chess might look like without the rule.
Jan
29
comment Why is Sunken Hollow a rare?
Take a look at some common modern decks and their pricing. You'll notice that the mana base (the lands) make up a significant portion of the cost in each deck. As a new or casual player this is less important, and the lands seem less exciting. However, part of the reason that they're valuable is that they're so versatile; almost any deck in those colours can use several of them.
Jan
25
comment Clarification on using Dog Companion
In addition to why it's useful, removing an omen card from the game is a big deal and cuts away a decent portion of the possible haunts. There are also specifically 13 omens, so that if you keep rolling high on haunt rolls you're guaranteed to get a haunt on the 13th omen.
Jan
12
comment I missed scoring a base
@SteveMangiameli I understand what you're saying, but the main difference here is that those rulings are to make it clear on how the game operates when it's open to misinterpretation. It's much rarer for a game (other than ones with big tournaments) to go into much detail on what to do if you misplay a specific rule, so it's left as "try to fix it as seems appropriate".
Jan
12
comment Is there any way to stop someone from sacrificing a Golden Urn?
One practical way to defeat the urn is to tap it, forcing the opponent to decide whether to use it before they know if you'll destroy it with something else.
Jan
7
comment I missed scoring a base
Yes, as you mentioned, rules typically don't tell you what rules to follow in case you don't follow the rules!
Dec
2
comment What to do when all basestars are in the Cylon Fleet board?
Correct, although sometimes having small sections jump in is better for humans since it divides the fleet board into manageable chunks and stops the pursuit track ticking up.
Dec
2
comment Creatures Dying At Same Time Controller Loses
Note that Player B could choose to concede at any point prior to Memnite dying if they wanted A to win over C for whatever reason.
Nov
23
comment Which of two conflicting abilities takes precedence?
Lukas has addressed this on Twitter, confirming that the current player gets precedence.