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Oct
7
answered When is the game state checked for “Whenever you cast […]” triggers?
Oct
6
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Strong vote to stay open. Yes, there's more than one way to design a game like this, but it's actually a fairly specific game design/mechanic question, not at all overly broad. There are only so many ways you can require interaction between players.
Oct
4
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
@GendoIkari Yes, I know, and most people end up with full information, but the point is that the room for error (you misremember what's in someone's hand or neglect to ask about something important) is not there if you reduce it to a single player. It's a very small distinction, but it's the beginnings of hidden information as you mention in your answer.
Oct
4
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Well, Pandemic does say in the rules that you're not supposed to show each other your hands, which ostensibly does make it impossible for one person to play it.
Oct
3
comment Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
@PhilipKendall Okay, finally edited that in!
Oct
3
revised Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
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Oct
3
answered Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
Oct
3
comment Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
@TobiasWärre Philip is completely correct here. You can't use the power to trade. All the power does is keep you from trading (from this world). You can still trade goods from other worlds (it doesn't prevent that), but it has nothing to do with this card; that's just normal trading.
Oct
3
comment Does Alien Fuel Refinery count as having a trade power in Race for the Galaxy?
It does indeed keep the card from being too good. But that's pretty separate from whether it's a trade power. It sounds like you've never even seen the card?
Oct
2
comment Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed
@Rainbolt Yup, but I would still be interested to know what rules say you have to indicate that, to see clearly that they only affect scry, not your situation!
Oct
2
comment Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed
The rules for scry don't explicitly say that, though. So presumably whatever rule makes you disclose that information would also make you disclose whether the top card went to bottom or to your hand? Or is there some reason that scry is different?
Oct
2
comment Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed
So when you scry 1, the card remains in a hidden zone the entire time, and your opponent doesn't have to know whether you put it on the top or bottom?
Oct
2
comment Does Soul Link give life twice in combat and fighting?
Oh, never mind, the "at the same time" was probably referring to the damage, not the lifegain!
Oct
2
comment Does Soul Link give life twice in combat and fighting?
Note that you don't actually gain the life at the same time as the OP said - it's two separate triggers. But that's pretty unlikely to matter.
Oct
2
comment Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed
@Lyrion The opponent wants to know whether the originally revealed card is now in Anthony's hand or on the bottom of his library. Anthony wants to avoid giving it away if the rules allow it - the question is, do they? And what's the right way to physically handle this situation so the rules are clearly followed without giving away anything unnecessarily?
Oct
2
comment Putting cards into your hand while the top of library is revealed
@Rainbolt I don't know, it looks like you deleted your comment that Lyrion was responding to, so it's harder for us to understand.
Sep
30
revised Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?
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Sep
30
comment Can we extend the game by playing Multiple Boards At Once?
@generalcrispy I think it's fairly clear that the OP wants a longer game. I edited to make it a little more explicit, but honestly, it's even in the title.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment What does “each other player” mean on Unwinding Clock?
Also, your explanation could be a lot clearer - "every other" often means "alternating" in everyday English.