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I like a wide variety of games. My favorite is the card game of Bridge. In recent years I find myself far more often playing Settlers of Catan, and, lately, Ticket to Ride. I played a lot of Cosmic Encounter (EON Games version), Stratego, and Risk as a kid.


Dec
31
revised Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
tightened up some wording, added slight bit of content, fixed 1 typo
Dec
31
comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Playing games beforehand with an app was very relevant. I was able to pick out the cards I wanted from the mass of unsorted cards. Without knowing the rules of the game or any sense of strategy, I wouldn't have had any sense of which cards to pick. Our family of 3 did this together and it was somewhat fun, if a little chaotic. Aside: we also did buy a few booster packs and found that experience disappointing in comparison, as there's no control over what you get. I don't feel the need buy more booster packs. We're having plenty of fun without them.
Dec
31
comment Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Comic Cards Etc. in Pinole, CA sells commons/uncommons in the way I described. Our family of 3 tends to have 10-12 decks going at any one time - we frequently test and discard deck concepts so we don't need more than a few hundred lands. If you want to get substantially more than 12 decks out of a 2500 card collection then yes you'll need more lands.
Dec
31
asked Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Dec
31
answered Is it possible to build a wide variety of decks at low cost? If so, how?
Dec
23
asked How to store and organize cards for Magic the Gathering?
Nov
28
accepted When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
Nov
28
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
@Jefromi Yes - this is a great answer as it addresses the source of confusion behind the question, clarifying that a cast spell does not resolve instantly (in addition to confirming that heroic abilities trigger before a cast enchantment is resolved). With this understanding, I think we will be looking up rules less frequently.
Nov
28
asked When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
Nov
14
revised How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?
typo
Nov
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
3
revised How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?
typo - missing word inserted
Nov
3
revised How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?
typo (missed word added)
Nov
3
revised How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?
Content: Changed "never" to "rarely", expanded one bad move to several possible
Nov
3
answered How to approach a game of Othello / Reversi game?
Oct
26
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
17
accepted What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
Oct
14
comment What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
@Hackworth Regarding duplication, I searched B&CG for 10 minutes before posting this question and was not able to find the question you referenced. I also searched the internet for a couple minutes. While that question's answer pretty much answers my question, the title and question is not what I was asking and is therefore pretty hard to find for someone asking my more general question - which seems to me a natural question to ask for someone new to this game (such as myself).
Oct
13
comment What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?
Alternative to coins: dice (1 through 6), which is handy if they go up (or down) in value through enchantments or other means.
Oct
13
asked What should be used to represent creature tokens when the printed token card isn't available?