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comment Are activated abilities only abilities with mana costs?
(And since the part before the colon is the activation cost, you were pretty close: it's things with activation costs, which are often but not always mana costs.)
Nov
17
comment What is the “Timeshifted” rarity?
But... how rare are they? The symbol would normally indicate the rarity, but it doesn't seem to, and Gatherer just says "Rarity: Special".
Nov
17
revised Don't the Planeswalkers in Commander 2014 that say they can be your Commander contradict the fact the Commanders have to be legendary creatures?
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Nov
17
answered Don't the Planeswalkers in Commander 2014 that say they can be your Commander contradict the fact the Commanders have to be legendary creatures?
Nov
16
answered Can a Guildgate be tapped for colorless?
Nov
16
comment Two players have a straight to the 8
@SimonRose I think Tim was referring to what you said about the best hand anyone could have.
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
8
comment What are common strategies for beating the robot in Race For The Galaxy?
When you say "my usual strategy of consume trade" do you mean that you do that in essentially every game?
Nov
6
comment Does the attack or defender decide the order of damage assignment to blockers?
@corsiKa Yes, I've heard plenty of people refer to this as "[the attacking player] ordering blockers".
Nov
6
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
answered When to discard with Oasis
Nov
5
comment In what zone do the lingering effects of spells reside?
Did any cards actually change to create emblems? Or do you just mean that's how they do it on new cards now?
Nov
5
comment If both players are killed at the same time, do they both die?
@SevenSidedDie Clearly it needed answering in some form; the OP thought it was equivalent to what was being asked.
Nov
4
comment Open source programming toolkits for modeling table top games
@JohnBurley Well, the top/accepted answer said basically the same thing (you're out of luck), then linked to some things that it sounds like are sorta halfway to what you'd need to do monte carlo type stuff, so... at least the ideas got upvoted.
Oct
30
awarded  Custodian
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed Does exiling a morph card face down for the turn bring it back face up?
Oct
29
comment Engines that play Mangala?
Voting to reopen: the close reason says "except for computer-based versions of board or card games" which is exactly what this question is about. Maybe it's off-topic for some other reason, but no one has bothered to explain why.
Oct
28
comment What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?
All this does is shift the odds more toward low and high numbers. It doesn't prevent it from having a big luck component where, say, you might get unlucky and get very few resources from an 8 while an opponent gets more from an 11 - in fact it makes that particular thing more likely.
Oct
27
comment Does immediately ending the turn cause mana burn?
The basic rulebook does at least generally cover how combat damage works (and is a lot faster to read than the comp rules). There's also this article covering the main changes (which happened in Magic 2010) or this one with a bit more detail.