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In The Beginning Was The d20. Daniel is a long-time computing geek who spends his days spreading this good word. Interests include painting, medieval swordsmanship, and every conceivable form of game design.


Jan
25
comment Is Dimir's milling strategy viable in Gatecrash sealed deck? If not, what can they do instead?
Thanks for the general advice. I'm always very dubious about mill as a secondary strategy; you're as likely to mill in an opponent's bomb as mill it out. If you can't take advantage of graveyard size (as with Consuming Aberration), then milling is an effect you're paying for that doesn't help you win. (Obviously I abandon Dimir if my draws don't support it; in this question I'm more concerned about what I do if the draws do support it, but don't have the Lazav / Aberration bombs for the mill-based win.)
Jan
25
asked Is Dimir's milling strategy viable in Gatecrash sealed deck? If not, what can they do instead?
Jan
25
comment Can I activate a bloodrush ability at instant speed?
Note that in general creature activated abilities do need to be on the battlefield to be activated. Bloodrush is an exception because it has a cost - "discard this card" - which can only be paid when it's in hand.
Jan
23
comment MTG Gatecrash Simic Strategies for a Prerelease event
In this case I think the E in BREAD depends on what you're playing. Simic needs efficient creature growth (where Dimir wants Evasion above all things).
Dec
25
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
9
comment Is there a limit on how good you can get at Hearts?
@Matt: You're absolutely correct. Of course, as you say, that doesn't change that this is an excellent answer. +1 each.
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed Is there a limit on how good you can get at Hearts?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
comment Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?
@PatLudwig: Hmmm... technically better by our usual conventions, but I'm not sure it's necessary - 'descent' is findable and unambiguous. (The 'Journeys in the Dark' subtitle applies to both editions anyway, so it doesn't hurt; I'm just not sure it helps. And I've never heard someone actually use it in conversation.)
Oct
22
comment Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?
@Pat: Good point; I'd forgotten about that discussion. Repeat ten times: I shall not retag before coffee.
Oct
22
revised Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?
edited tags
Oct
22
comment Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?
As a side note, I think this question is evidence that we now need a Descent-2nd-ed tag, since this question would be very different and have a different answer in the old edition. Added for now, pending ideas by anyone.
Sep
23
awarded  Custodian
Sep
23
reviewed Close Is there a complete database of Pokémon data?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open Are gates too slow for constructed play?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open In Texas Hold'em, who is awarded second and third place in this scenario?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open In Game of Thrones naval battles, do land units on the ship count?
Sep
23
reviewed Close Can't remember the name of this card game
Sep
23
reviewed Close Computer Scrabble UI & communication protocol?