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Apr
23
comment When should I activate Man Lands and Keyrunes in order to attack with them?
I feel like saying "Can I declare attackers?" might imply you want to skip the beginning of combat step, but that's a totally different thing from it being impossible for the active player ever to gain priority in the beginning of combat step...
Apr
23
comment When should I activate Man Lands and Keyrunes in order to attack with them?
I'm sceptical of the claim that "you never have priority in your beginning of combat step" - it may be true, but can you back it up further? With reference to the comprehensive rules on shortcuts etc, I guess I mean.
Apr
15
comment What happens if Ravager of the Fells can't target an opponent?
Dammit, my answer as worded totally implied that a flashed-in Witchbane Orb would make the targeted creature illegal. That's not what I meant but very sloppy of me not to consider it. Have edited for what little it's worth at this stage :)
Apr
15
revised What happens if Ravager of the Fells can't target an opponent?
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Apr
15
comment What happens if Ravager of the Fells can't target an opponent?
Oh yes, I agree totally that flashing in Witchbane Orb would not make the creature an illegal target. But I'm right that you can't target it in the first place without a targetable opponent at the time, yes? Thanks for the useful clarification.
Apr
15
answered What happens if Ravager of the Fells can't target an opponent?
Apr
15
comment Where can I find reviews of a set once it's established?
After a few months it's a bit late as the next set is shortly to be released, no...?
Apr
13
comment Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?
@ire_and_curses Even the designers admit as much - see my edited answer.
Apr
13
revised Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?
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Apr
13
answered Are stations used in Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa?
Apr
10
answered Are the virus counters on Datasucker only for the current turn?
Apr
10
answered When do you increment the 'Successful run' counters?
Apr
9
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Apr
7
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Apr
4
comment How does the RATUKI card work?
Ooh yeah, Skip-Bo definitely looks to be the same family of game, good spot. So if a Ratuki card is on the top card of the pile, can you play any card at all on top of it? Can you only claim the pile if the Ratuki card was "played as a 5"?
Apr
3
comment What happens to destroyed districts in Citadels?
Does the District deck ever get exhausted in a normal game of Citadels? I can't really remember it doing so, which makes me think the question may be rather academic...
Apr
1
comment What does the Yoke card mean when it says “Plow”?
Yeah, what REALLY makes the Yoke suck is that you can't even play it in the early game when you might need to grab first player. (Lots of Minor Improvements that cost 1 Wood are rather playable in the early game, but the Yoke's requirement of a cattle totally kills that...)
Apr
1
answered How are excavation permits handled if the turn you dig in straddles a year-end?
Mar
30
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Success! After only a day of sporadic trying, I managed to score 265, connecting Vancouver, Montreal, LA and Miami and picking up about 15 routes. It would have been 272 if I hadn't pushed my luck by picking up more routes on my final turn :(
Mar
29
comment What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?
Having played a few games using this for inspiration, it certainly gives you a fighting chance of breaking 200 (against a weak AI anyway), but I'm all the more impressed by my wife's score of 246 now. So much has to go right to even stand a chance of hitting a score like that...