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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
Okay, I thought this was a silly question, but +1 just for insane levels of completism :)
Mar
21
comment What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
I agree with Alex fully on that point. They may accurately suggest the colour combination, but they have no actual terminological "currency" among most Magic players.
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
answered What are the names for Magic's different colour combinations?
Mar
20
comment Are Basic Lands (Mana) Block/Set Agnostic?
The question is a mistaken one. Basic lands ARE block/set agnostic. Though we all love new art on our basic lands, I hope, Magic would get very dreary if we had to look at the same pictures for decades on end.
Mar
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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comment Why is Bang! so predictable when I play it?
It's a good question, but a difficult one to answer objectively I think. There are lots of games that are "fun" and extremely popular without actually being very good games (Munchkin is the one that sprang immediately to my mind). Assuming that your group's play is at fault, rather than the game's design, is possibly over-self-deprecating...
Mar
15
comment Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
Terror's not a bad card through. It's a great card... until your opponent is mono-black or mono-artifact. Any card can be situationally good or bad.
Mar
14
answered After using Act of Treason and Cloudshift, does a creature re-enter the battlefield under my control?
Mar
14
comment Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
There are some cards like Chimney Imp that appear to have been deliberately overcosted (there's no other possible explanation, surely?) just to teach players that just because a card costs 5 mana, doesn't mean it's worth 5 mana...
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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answered Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
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comment Why does Wizards of the Coast print terrible MTG cards?
wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr5 - I doubt you'll be able to get a better answer than MaRo's.
Mar
12
answered Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?
Mar
11
comment Preventing early elimination from ruining someone's first game of Diplomacy?
Not a huge Diplomacy expert, but my experience of the game is that newbies are more likely to be shocked by the game going on for hours and hours and hours than they are by "being eliminated quickly". I take it your group isn't filled with jerks who will savagely pick on one player as soon as they scent blood in the water? Diplomacy can feel like a really mean and spiteful game as its main method of getting ahead is the well-timed double-cross, but then it's usually kind of in the interest of the other players to help the betrayed player get revenge...
Mar
8
answered Can the Balrog be used before going into decline?