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comment How do I play a card if it has two colors within the one mana symbol in its cost?
@doppelgreener Thanks; I had made the same correction in another place but missed that one; it's correct now.
Nov
24
comment How to remove a game from BGG collection?
I recommend asking this question here: boardgamegeek.com/forum/59/boardgamegeek/new-user-questions
Nov
24
comment Commander status as hidden information
"The rules allow you to cheat" is a nonsensical phrase. If the rules allow something, that thing can't be cheating by definition. If something is cheating, then by definition the rules cannot allow it. If what you mean is that the rules don't have accountability built in to stop you from cheating, then that's something that's true of lots of games and lots of rules. Most rules are written with the assumption that the players playing the game will obey the rules.
Nov
18
comment Is your commander still a “commander” if it gets turned face down?
I think the title is just fine.
Nov
16
comment What cards have good potential for a combo with Mayor of Avabruck // Howlpack Alpha?
How does Door of Destinies get any charge counters here? You need to play a Wolf spell for it to get a charge counter, playing Howl of the Night Pack won't give you any charge counters.
Nov
12
comment “Counter target ability from a [quality] source” — changing [quality]?
116.3b The active player receives priority after a spell or ability (other than a mana ability) resolves. 116.4. If all players pass in succession (that is, if all players pass without taking any actions in between passing), the spell or ability on top of the stack resolves or, if the stack is empty, the phase or step ends.
Nov
12
comment “Counter target ability from a [quality] source” — changing [quality]?
You can definitely cast instants and activate abilities after each spell on the stack resolves. The next spell will not resolve until both players pass priority.
Nov
12
comment Will an object trigger if the source is sacrificed to pay a cost?
@BrianS Actually you have to remove the apostrophe and the following s. The card name will look incorrect in the text of the post, but it will link correctly, and it will still be clear what card is being talked about.
Nov
7
comment Why would you not move pawn two spaces during first move in chess?
Not a full answer, but a pawn that's moved 2 spaces is now vulnerable to attack; while a pawn that's moved 1 space is protected by the neighboring pawns.
Nov
6
comment Does the attack or defender decide the order of damage assignment to blockers?
You said earlier that Banding deserves to be a footnote as opposed to the entire answer; I recommend adding a footnote here mentioning that Banding can change the normal rules that you describe here.
Nov
5
comment When to discard with Oasis
I'm guessing that by "before starting your action phase" you meant "before playing another action card." Note that "+1 Action" means "add one to the number of remaining actions you have for the turn". It does NOT mean "play another action."
Oct
30
comment Dictate of Erebos and Bestowed creatures
@KRyan I don't know if there's a solution to that, currently.
Oct
30
comment Does exiling a morph card face down for the turn bring it back face up?
Can you clarify a bit? I assume that by "exiled face up" you mean that it will be face-up while in the exile zone; but it sounds like you're saying that it is face up when you exile it.
Oct
30
comment Dictate of Erebos and Bestowed creatures
For cards with an apostrophe in the name, you can tag it by just leaving out the apostrophe (and leave out the s after the apostrophe if there is one).
Oct
26
comment Does immediately ending the turn cause mana burn?
But Braid of Fire is so good now!
Oct
22
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
Yeah, perhaps Undermountain raises scores in general for all players, I don't know... but I'm used to people getting only 16 or 20 bonus points at the end; 54 is a lot. And I would think that bonus points from having buildings would be "worth more" than the other bonus points, because having that many buildings has other advantages.
Oct
22
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
@Othya I'm not completely sure about the rules given in meta here, but questions about game design are pretty common. Your comment here gives a possible reason (which I mentioned in my comment on the OP), but many games also say in the rules that components are not intended to be limiting, and they could have said you are allowed to build more than the 9 tokens the game comes with.
Oct
22
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
I updated the question to add clarification. Either way though, the question was clearly "why", and this doesn't address "why" at all.
Oct
19
comment Why can an ability resolve even if I exiled the creature it came from?
If you're looking for a more thematic explanation, in addition to the (correct) answers given below, think of activating the Goblin's ability as throwing a grenade at the target. Now that the grenade has been thrown, getting rid of the goblin isn't going to help, even if you do it before the grenade explodes.
Oct
18
comment Will infinite loops still force a draw if I have a way to end them?
The sanguine blood combo does have a way to stop... Your opponent will die. So it's not an infinite loop. For the other combo, it's only a draw if you do not end the loop.