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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
comment Odd Monopoly situation: rolling doubles to get out of jail is ALSO third double in a row!
All these factors could be simulated. "Go To Jail" could be treated as a separate probability space ("once someone plays Go To Jail", reset the probabilities and use this chart instead"), and then you calculate the probability of Go To Jail at any point in the game. The thing that really busts the whole thing apart is that official (aka non-tedious) Monopoly uses the Auction Rules, and that completely screws up what "landing on a space" means.
Oct
21
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
-1: "It's not complicated as long as you play it wrong" is probably the ultimate reason to deprecate a mechanic.
Oct
3
revised How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player?
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Oct
1
comment Which Magic Ring should I choose in DungeonQuest?
In FightingFantasy's version, they're Runes instead.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment Does Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker's first ability trigger “enters the battlefield” effects?
@murgatroid99 I think Sarkhan being a planeswalker keeps it far enough apart. Yes, from a rules perspective it's the same effect, but from a player perspective, that's not immediately obvious.
Sep
26
revised Is a robber laid a robber played?
Minor edit, fixed bullet
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Added some clarity
Sep
25
revised What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?
Don't need strikethroughs.
Sep
25
suggested suggested edit on What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
25
suggested suggested edit on What order do triggered abilities happen in if multiple things trigger at the same time?
Sep
25
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
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Sep
25
comment Does 'fight' involve combat?
Regeneration doesn't strictly care about damage at all, for example it also handles death by Doomblade and other non-damage based sources.
Sep
24
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
added 459 characters in body
Sep
24
answered What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
23
revised What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Clarification based on http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/17384/discussion-between-rainbolt-and-deworde, revert if the change is inappropriate
Sep
23
suggested suggested edit on What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
Sep
23
comment What Mana Fixing should I use in Khans of Tarkir Sealed Format?
@Rainbolt I think we should move this to chat. My argument is that this answer is sensible advice about not treating banners as replacements for your 17th/18th land.