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5h
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@Rusher Yup, similar to the "as though" rule, edited in. I do think, though, that the OP was originallyunsure exactly what situation "can be blocked" referred to - is it just the blocking decision itself, or is it the entire state of the game while you're making that decision?
6h
comment Game for a blind person
Oops, apparently the OP doesn't know braille, so I guess it doesn't really matter for this question.
7h
comment Game for a blind person
@alex Aha, that really does change it, thanks for the edit. A lot of what I said was based on my experience with a friend who's been blind since birth.
8h
comment Game for a blind person
I wonder if we could make some more constructive questions out of this. We all do really want to help, but this really is a bit open-ended; there are a lot of games which can be made suitable with some level of modification. (Any card game without too much on the table works, for example.) Perhaps more useful questions: how do you look at a game and decide whether it'll work? What's the best way to mark cards? What about simple tiles? (I think especially with the broad question, since we're probably all sighted, we're prone to making unnecessary assumptions.)
9h
comment Game for a blind person
You don't have you braille the cards directly. You can use labels.
9h
comment Game for a blind person
@Joe Most games normally require sight, sure, but you might be surprised how many could be converted not to need it with a bit of marking and a little help from sighted players.
9h
comment Game for a blind person
Okay, I know I said "name" but the description for your second category also says everything is public. I think really what you're trying to say is "describable/markable games"? Things where the public information can all be conveyed by either other players describing it or marking the pieces, and pieces can be marked for private information? This will generally mean not having too much public information - you don't want a huge board with 100 pieces in specific positions.
10h
comment Game for a blind person
Why do the sleeves need to be opaque? Also, you can likely just put the braille on the sleeves - no need to unsleeve to read, and the sleeves are more easily replaceable if you mess something up
18h
comment Game for a blind person
I'm not sure no hidden information is the right name for your second category. If there's hidden information, it's hidden from everyone - why does that cause a problem? For example, plenty of card games have hidden information (private hands), and they'll work just fine with braille playing cards. If anything, having hidden information makes things easier: it's less stuff you need to either mark or keep track of mentally.
1d
comment Game for a blind person
Boardgamegeek has this old thread with a good number of suggestions: boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/1860/…
1d
comment When can you keep priority?
@GendoIkari Oh, right, sorry. From the short version in the question, it sounded like it was playing two spells without passing, but yeah, that's obviously not the case.
1d
comment When can you keep priority?
Note that in a formal setting you'll have to be careful about this - the normal shortcut is "Whenever a player adds an object to the stack, he or she is assumed to be passing priority unless he or she explicitly announces that he or she intends to retain it."
2d
comment Arkham Horror - Are you allowed to take injury/madness while fighting with The Great Old One
@MatthewRock No worries - though if one more person upvotes your question, you'll be able to!
2d
comment When can lands be tapped?
Also, I don't want to mess with your answer too much, but... it's not really true that you must tap things for mana before playing spells. You can activate mana abilities during the process of casting a spell, immediately before you pay the costs (rules 601.2f-g). You don't actually have to produce the mana before announcing the spell.
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comment When can lands be tapped?
@Garan Yes, really! And official play uses the official rules. If anything, it's casual play where things might've been different - older players continuing to play with mana burn, or people removing it as a house rule before it was officially removed.
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comment When can lands be tapped?
@GendoIkari Oops, sorry, that he does, I skimmed too fast and assumed - the basic rules do say "Untap step: You untap all your tapped permanents." (not "everyone untaps all their permanents") I think generally you can trust that while they're obviously not comprehensive, the basic rules didn't omit something that would fundamentally change the entire game.
Apr
21
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Apr
19
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid99 Actually, I think we can sidestep the entire issue thanks to the order in which continuous effects are applied - revised my answer. I think probably the rules were written this way to keep from getting into weird situations like this in the first place.
Apr
19
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid99 The fact that it will ultimately affect other blocking restrictions doesn't turn Muraganda's effect into a blocking decision/restriction. Its effect only does what it says on the card. For the purposes of deciding whether or not Sunweb can block, sure, you can ignore forestwalk, but that doesn't mean you get to go back and rewrite other cards' effects.
Apr
19
comment Is there any interaction between hypothetical continuous effects?
@murgatroid99 Oh, there's actually a comp rules clause about "as though" - see my answer.