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Apr
16
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
In other words: In any kind of scoring system you will have edge cases, and if you remove one set of edge cases in favor of number of wins, you just create a new set. You can remove those edge cases too, ad infinitum, until you arrive at a point where only wins count - but that's classic single elimination and no longer Swiss of course, and hardly appropriate for a multi-player game.
Apr
16
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
I don't quite see the problem with the scoring you linked to - first place gets disproportionate amount of points (5) compared to the runners-up (3, 2, 1 respectively); winner gets the victory margin as bonus for the overall score; number of games won is the first tie-breaker at equal score. That looks like a heavy emphasis on winning to me. As far as brokering deals is concerned, that's an inherent (if not sportsman-like) consequence of a Swiss system. I also don't see why a strong first and 2 second places are inherently worse than 2 weak wins and a last place.
Mar
22
comment Does a creature returned by the Undying effect have summoning sickness?
I think haste is an excellent design choice in combination with Undying and similar abilities, because you get to benefit from Haste twice instead of the usual once. As already pointed out, this opens a lot of combo options that just aren't there without Haste.
Mar
19
comment Where to find lists of cheap Cubes?
@StevenStadnicki That's the original definition for the Cube though. Even your usage of "pauper cube" implies this: a "pauper Cube" is a "Cube" (expensive) for "paupers" (not expensive).
Mar
19
revised What does protection from [quality] do?
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Mar
19
answered What does protection from [quality] do?
Mar
13
revised In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?
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Mar
13
answered In the Great Dalmuti, should I be attempting to improve my seat position or shoot for the win?
Mar
7
revised How to search opponents library when playing remote via webcam?
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Mar
7
answered How to search opponents library when playing remote via webcam?
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on cribbage tag wiki
Feb
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the fastest way to print a card game prototype?
Feb
23
revised What happens when an undying creature takes damage from a creature with deathtouch?
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Feb
23
comment What happens when an undying creature takes damage from a creature with deathtouch?
@StuartCook Good point, I tend to agree. If the Deathtouch rule doesn't destroy the permanent immediately, it will not at all.
Feb
22
revised What happens when an undying creature takes damage from a creature with deathtouch?
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Feb
22
revised What happens when an undying creature takes damage from a creature with deathtouch?
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Feb
22
answered What happens when an undying creature takes damage from a creature with deathtouch?
Feb
21
comment Are cards that are both Land and Creature affected by summoning sickness?
302.6. A creature's activated ability with the tap symbol or the untap symbol in its activation cost can't be activated unless the creature has been under its controller's control continuously since his or her most recent turn began. A creature can't attack unless it has been under its controller's control continuously since his or her most recent turn began. This rule is informally called the "summoning sickness" rule. Thats why cards like Threaten give the creature haste.
Feb
21
comment Are cards that are both Land and Creature affected by summoning sickness?
Note that a creature has summoning sickness if it was not under your control at the beginning of the turn, not only if you played it this turn.
Feb
20
revised How exactly does Xenograft work, and not work?
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