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16h
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.
19h
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.
19h
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.
Oct
17
comment Losing Control of Bestowed Enchantment Creatures
@IlMatto0; Tribute does NOT mean what you think it does! The reminder text below the Tribute keyword clarifies this, but Tribute 3 means that your opponent can choose to have it enter the battlefield with 3 +1/+1 counters on it... NOT that your opponent can choose to pay 3 mana!
Oct
16
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
One other thought that doesn't serve as a real answer... since the base game had fewer ways to build more buildings; it was extremely unlikely that any 1 player could ever get more than 9 buildings anyway; so they only included 9 ownership markers. And this simply carried over into an actual rule that you can only have 9.
Oct
16
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
Ah ok... I've played Skullport but not Undermountain yet. I suppose that makes sense.
Oct
16
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
I'm also very surprised that a builder with 9 buildings wouldn't win the game... in my experience, most people get either 16 or 20 bonus points from their role; you're talking about 36 points there, plus the benefit of owning so many buildings.
Oct
16
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
Also, with only 8 rounds per game; how are you building that many? Normally only 1 building can be built per round; though there are certain ways to be allowed to choose a spot that someone else chose; or other ways to build a building without taking the building spot... but it seems unlikely that you'd be able to get so many.
Oct
16
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
Though this is speculation; it's quite possible that you just provided the exact reason... if you could build 12+ buildings; it would be way too good for the builder.
Oct
16
comment How does selling buildings and bankruptcy work in Monopoly?
@Monoprice Sorry, that sentence was unclear. You can do just what you suggest; you just can't do it if you had an equal number of houses to start with. I will edit for clarification. It is not legal to use any property to pay debts directly, but the debtor can always agree to any deal where you give him property for some amount of money (and then that money would be used immediately to pay him; so it's the same for both of you as if you used the property to pay).
Oct
13
comment Does Dormant Sliver mean Slivers can no longer attack?
Note that "like a wall" is incorrect. Except for earlier editions of the game, "Wall" is just a creature type, and has no special rules associated with it. A wall can attack unless it has the "defender" keyword. All older wall-type cards were given errata to have "defender."
Oct
10
comment Two Player Draft Formats
This format can be somewhat fun, though gimmicky, but the game you will end up playing will be quite different from most MTG games. It's really not a draft format, as there's no skill or choices to make in terms of drafting. And the game itself will come down to 95% luck as well.
Oct
9
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
Interesting that the reminder text is inaccurate with lands like Steam Vents. I wonder if there's any situation in which is matters that it's 2 separate abilities instead of 1.
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
@Kevin I suppose that is possible, but then he may as well be asking "can I tap more than 1 land to get more than 1 mana per turn?"
Oct
8
comment How much mana does Radiant Fountain provide when tapped?
@Kevin is correct. "Yes" is the WRONG answer.
Oct
4
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
@Jefromi It says you cannot show each other your hands, but it also say that you can openly ask and tell what cards are in each other's hands; so the lack of showing doesn't actually prevent any open knowledge; it just forces more communication.
Oct
4
comment Evaluating a Dominion Kingdom set
One thing worth mentioning... Since Bishop helps your opponents trash cards just as much as you, it may not be good to think of it as a deck thinner in general (with deck thinners, if you use them but your opponent doesn't, then your deck should be thinner than his. But Bishop doesn't do this).
Oct
4
comment What cards can be used to cheat Eldrazi creatures onto the table?
Welcome to the site! I have made some grammatical and formatting updates to your post; please note that as a Q&A site, as opposed to a standard forum; such things are more important. Your answers will be much better received, and you will receive more reputation, if you take a little care with your posts.