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The sun never sets on the British vampire...


Mar
6
comment What are the chances of shooting the moon in Hearts?
I played Microsoft Hearts obsessively at one point until I managed to shoot the moon four times consecutively for the supposed "perfect score" of 104-0-0-0, and then gave it up forever. I can't remember why I felt the need to do such a thing, and it did take quite a while!
Mar
6
comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
...like how the poker games in movies, where the protagonists stake massive amounts on the turn of a single card (which magically ends up providing them with a royal flush), are not in fact anything close to the way in which good poker players actually play.
Mar
5
comment Do cards that say “Each player…” still affect players with Shroud?
Good, that's what I thought. I saw some potential for confusion in "...and are attached to player, so they are affected by Shroud". Being attached to a player doesn't actually interact very much with Shroud at all, except insofar as usually things become attached via targeting (?)
Mar
5
comment Do cards that say “Each player…” still affect players with Shroud?
If a True Believer is cast subsequently to a player being enchanted by a Curse, that wouldn't cause the Curse to fall off, am I right? Or am I confused?
Mar
5
comment Was the blind chess match between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty in the movie Game of Shadows real/plausible?
Just one question, I haven't seen Game of Shadows, but does it really involve a "Dean" Moriarty? As in, the guy from Kerouac's "On The Road"?
Mar
5
comment If a +1/+1 counter is removed after a creature takes damage, does it die?
the Xbox game is mostly quite good in its rules implementation; that way of representing damage was a rare case of them using a convenient visual shorthand that doesn't quite reflect what's actually going on under the hood. I'd say it's unfair to describe it as them having "gotten it wrong". I assume they made the decision after giving it due consideration. Mostly you don't have to worry about DotP giving you the wrong idea when it comes to transitioning to "proper" Magic.
Mar
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
5
comment Where can I get my Magic the Gathering play critiqued?
There are loads of text-based drafts on Salvation, and even a few people willing to critique them. Here's the first one I dug up: forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=493463
Mar
4
comment If I am going to start playing Magic The Gathering, what set should I start with?
I think by series you probably mean "block" (in Magic terminology)...
Mar
4
answered Where can I get my Magic the Gathering play critiqued?
Mar
4
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
1
answered Can a player collect nobles after a day ends in Guillotine?
Mar
1
answered Munchkin as a two player game
Feb
28
comment Can I cast Killing Glare with X=0 while no creatures with zero power are on the battlefield?
Presumably the card would work the way the OP wants if it was worded something more like "If target creature has power X or less, destroy it."
Feb
27
answered When should you not place the robber to do the most damage in Settlers of Catan?
Feb
26
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
comment Can a sacrifice be used to pay for more than one effect?
I like the dollar analogy, +1!
Feb
25
answered Can a sacrifice be used to pay for more than one effect?
Feb
25
comment Do I own a token that I create under somebody else's control?
There used to be a bunch of decks that abused the old rules with Hunted creatures (e.g. Hunted Dragon, Hunted Phantasm) and Brand. A neat idea, but not really in the true spirit of the cards :)