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Nov
17
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
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
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
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
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.
Oct
24
comment If Anger of the Gods kills a creature, does it still trigger death effects?
Did you mean to answer this question instead? boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/9663/…
Oct
21
comment How do I promote a board game to the masses?
I think simply describing what you've done is plenty. Asking people to look over all your content is probably too broad (and maybe even off topic). And besides, it's better not to ask a question that's limited to your own specific case; you can instead ask a generic question that'll be useful to future readers.
Oct
21
comment How do I promote a board game to the masses?
I think in this form your question comes across as spammy. Maybe it would be better to remove the links and focus on the question, rather than trying to use the question to promote your game.
Oct
20
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
@MyTurnYet As I tried to say in my comment, I think it's just a bad answer, not a not-an-answer. The claim here is that there actually was no complexity (i.e. Wizards was wrong), which does address the question; I just don't think that it's really true.
Oct
20
comment Why was the banding ability 'removed' from MTG? What was so complicated about it?
I guess this is sort of an answer to the question, in that you're saying "nothing was complicated", but that's kind of obviously false: in the first paragraph you've essentially stated that either everyone you knew was playing with it wrong or the rules weren't clear enough to tell what was right, so obviously it was too complicated for a lot of players to get right.
Oct
19
comment What's The Strongest Base Strategy in Thurn & Taxis?
@GordonGustafson If you're going to add tags like this (used on only one question) you might want to try to create tag wikis for them, or they'll likely just get deleted again eventually. See meta.stackexchange.com/a/48418/133299 and meta.stackexchange.com/q/79733/133299.
Oct
15
comment Spectra Ward and creatures that give other creatures with +1/1 counters on them buffs
Welcome to Board & Card Games! You're basically asking what protection means, so I think this is answered by the duplicate I proposed - something like "other creatures you control have deathtouch" isn't damage, it's not an aura, it's not blocking, and it's not targeting, so it's unaffected.
Oct
15
comment Does Standard Type 2 Rules applies for lands? MTG
All I can think is that "cycling" refers to sets rotating out of the format?
Oct
15
comment Will infinite loops still force a draw if I have a way to end them?
Almost every single Magic question here is about the rules, and can be answered with help from the comprehensive rules, but we've never tagged any of them. We also don't tend to tag things with really specific things like "infinite combo"; the game name is plenty.