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Mar
29
revised What if someone attacks with Master of Cruelties and another creature?
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Mar
26
comment Magic; Are you allowed to attack creatures instead of a player?
@GerbenJacobs Perhaps I stated it too simply, then. Magic was designed around this idea, so removing it would definitely make the game less interesting. A different game designed around the idea of being able to attack creatures will have made some different design choices.
Mar
26
answered Magic; Are you allowed to attack creatures instead of a player?
Mar
25
comment Are these decks going to be playable?
Setting aside caveats about none of us knowing the contents of future sets... I'm guessing it might help if you clarify your expectations. Are you open to at least tweaking the deck a bit over time? Does playable mean "fun at FNM" or something more competitive?
Mar
24
comment Are these decks going to be playable?
Are you asking about the rotation schedule itself, or about the viability of playing specific decks after new sets rotate in?
Mar
24
comment Can a card be un-cast, if the player realises it was a bad decision?
And if you're running into things like this (misreading a card you're playing with) sounds pretty likely it's a pretty casual setting.
Mar
19
comment What happens when additional costs can't ultimately be paid, but the spell is on the stack?
Just to really hammer the point home in your mind, when you see "cost", like "as an additional cost" on Goblin Grenade, think mana. You pay the mana as part of casting the spell, and you can't cast it if you don't have it. Same goes for an additional cost like sacrificing a Goblin.
Mar
15
revised Does an Archetype affect summoning cost effects?
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Mar
15
comment Two Player Draft Formats
The variant of this listed on Wizards' casual format's site is good too - use the whole pack as your hand, and just take whatever basic lands you need from outside the game. (You could also do lands from outside game while still drawing from your 'library' as normal.) That way you don't waste your time with unplayable cards/missing lands, you just get to play the cool cards you're opening.
Mar
13
comment Is a card that was played and immediately trashed “in play”?
@MattBrennan Exactly. If you actually use both of Walled Village's +2 Actions, then you will normally have 3 Actions in play, so you won't get its bonus (put it back on top). It's nice with cards that trash themselves because they are no longer in play, so you can still get the bonus despite having played two extra Actions.
Mar
12
revised Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins?
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Mar
12
comment Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins?
@GendoIkari Well, it's your play group's decision to trade in like that. You don't have to; people I play with don't, and the 3s definitely help us.
Mar
12
answered Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins?
Mar
12
comment Small World: Why does it use 3-point coins?
@ire_and_curses Yup, that and analysis paralysis on the last turn or two.
Mar
9
comment What can be played during an opponents turn?
Your question as written has definitely been answered, but it kind of sounds like there's something else that led you to ask it. Why did you think there would be counterspells that are sorceries? Why would you need to play a sorcery or enchantment on an opponent's turn to get around counterspells? There might be something else we can help clear up for you.
Mar
8
comment Effective way of shuffling small form cards
Hm, either I'm really bad at this or my cards are thicker/stiffer - I feel like I'm going to damage the cards or hurt my fingers before I manage to bend them enough to shuffle.
Mar
7
revised Effective way of shuffling small form cards
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Mar
7
comment Effective way of shuffling small form cards
Okay, sure. That's just a bit time-consuming - it takes twice as long (not counting the split/combine) or you shuffle half as well. Still works fine, just not my favorite method for big decks.
Mar
7
comment Effective way of shuffling small form cards
I agree, with the exception of the larger Arkham Horror decks. If you have a couple expansions, the item decks are large enough that it's really difficult to do this. It's possible, but it ends up being pretty slow.
Mar
7
comment Effective way of shuffling small form cards
I could buy that for the smaller decks in Arkham Horror, but even with just the base game, the item decks are 40+ cards. They're really stiff, and it's pretty difficult to bend them in order to do any kind of riffle shuffle.