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comment What states have the highest Magic: the Gathering participation?
I'm not saying it's exactly directly proportional, just that that's going to dominate everything. California has nearly as many people as the bottom half of states combined, and three times as many as the fifth place state. There would have to be really huge differences in participation to compete with that, so I thought you might be asking about per capita.
14h
comment What states have the highest Magic: the Gathering participation?
Do you mean per capita? Just by number of players etc as you've said, I imagine the answer is pretty much just going to be state population.
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comment Can you re-equip equipment to the same creature?
I'm not sure this logic really works well in this case. The card doesn't really say anything about how the equip ability works; it just says "Equip." You have to look at the rules to figure out what it actually means. The sorcery-speed restriction for Equip is a nice example: if you just looked at the card as you're suggesting, you might think you could Equip at instant speed.
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comment Do board game publishers design games 'in house', or do they merely publish games by external designers?
@TheChaz2.0 Sounds like you could write an answer? Even if you don't elaborate a whole lot, knowing that there are all kinds of publishers seems like it addresses the question pretty well.
Apr
26
comment What happens when a non-token creature loses all abilities, is exiled, then returns?
@John The question does still mention tokens, just not the title. It's pretty confusing to future readers if the title talks about exiling tokens when the question isn't ultimately about that at all.
Apr
25
comment What happens when a non-token creature loses all abilities, is exiled, then returns?
@HaoYe There are two creatures - the OP has one with Voidwalk encoded already, and their opponent has the one that's been turned into a frog.
Apr
25
comment Angel's Grace and Phyrexian Unlife
Welcome to the site! This is a Q&A site, not a discussion forum (see the tour) so it's expected that you answer the question here. And... I'm not sure what you're trying to suggest here. Form of the Dragon definitely doesn't let you go to negative life. You'll lose immediately when you drop to zero or below, and you'll never get to the end of your turn where your life would become 5.
Apr
24
comment when south makes a bid and west 'doubles', does this mean west could become the declarer?
@TomAu Especially given that this is a basic rules question from a beginner, it might be best to focus first on clearly, directly answering the question that was asked, and then move on to provide whatever related information you think might be helpful. Covering it with just a note in the last paragraph makes your answer a lot harder to understand.
Apr
21
comment Custom game boards and pieces for existing games
@BenW301 The law site is about a lot of legal things in all kinds of different areas, all with their own details. I wouldn't assume that board games are too special for them.
Apr
21
comment What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?
The gsm there is grams per square meter? Might be nice to mention in the answer.
Apr
15
comment Does removing the timer make Space Hulk significantly easier?
Maybe I'm missing something (haven't played Space Hulk) but... it seems like maybe a few questions are getting mixed up here: (1) is it balanced against Space Marines? (2) if not, does having more time to think address that (i.e. it's actually balanced, the Space Marines are just harder to play)? and (3) how do you make your brother put away his phone?
Apr
15
comment What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?
Okay, well, take out "small" and my point still stands: a deck with a ton of cards is even harder to shuffle if the cards are stiffer and thicker.
Apr
15
comment What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?
This doesn't answer the explicit price difference question but... aren't the Pandemic cards also substantially thicker and stiffer? I'd imagine a deck with a ton of small cards like Timeline might be awkward with that material.
Apr
15
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
(And then maybe edit your question to just ask the actual question; I'd try to edit myself but it's a big change and I don't want to get into an argument on a question that's already kind of hostile.)
Apr
15
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
If you want something to cite, maybe this? magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/… Their position is not, as you say, "subtypes go with types because we say so". Their position is that if you wanted to make it a supertype you'd have to do make significant rules changes to avoid messing anything up, and it'd still not all be totally intuitive, while making it a type is a very easy, clean rules change and creates the desired game effects even if it doesn't match your intuition about what should be a supertype, so it's not worth trying to do otherwise.
Apr
14
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
@GendoIkari Not saying I agree, but it's in one of Circeus' comments at least: "... a supertype allowing non creature to have creature card type (i.e. doing what literally everyone ever first assumes upon seeing it)" So... it's just supposed to be more intuitive, i.e. the "right" thing to do.
Apr
14
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
Being frustrated with Matt Tabak is not a reason to post a rant here. If you want to ask a legitimate rules question, just ask the rules question. Your personal feelings really have no bearing whatsoever on how difficult this rules change would be to make, what repercussions it might have, whether Wizards might do it differently if they could redo it, or whether it's worth it to change it this long after the fact.
Apr
14
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
You're saying, essentially, that nothing is a problem because "all" you have to do to fix it is go through and change all the rules that refer to how supertypes, types, and subtypes act. Changes of that magnitude are in and of themselves a potential problem, one which requires significant gameplay benefit for it to be worth making them, and half the premise of your question is that this doesn't affect the game much. I'm really not sure what you're looking for here.
Apr
14
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
For what it's worth, an obvious effect (dunno if it's good or bad): effects which set a card's type remove all other types, but they don't touch supertypes. So Song of the Dryads currently removes Tribal (and thus the associated creature subtypes) while it doesn't remove Legendary.
Apr
14
comment What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering?
If you seriously want answers to this, maybe you could be a bit more constructive? You tell us to "look it up" rather than providing links or quotes about what Wizards has actually said about this. You've also implicitly dismissed a lot of explanations in the vein of rules complexity by defining rules issues to only be serious actual gameplay problems.