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Nov
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revised In Magic, when and why did the rules change to check life totals “continuously” instead of at the end of each phase?
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comment Do you die instantaneously if your life total hits 0?
@StuartCook Actually, the change was made for Sixth Edition, so Spirit Link was reprinted five times after this change, even though it was made significantly weaker. The Lifelink keyword was introduced in Future Sight on two spells from the future when evidently new magic spell technology "fixed" Spirit Link. :) Thus, Spirit Link was replaced by Lifelink in the next M10 base set.
Nov
28
answered In Magic, when and why did the rules change to check life totals “continuously” instead of at the end of each phase?
Nov
24
comment System for secretly choosing between two options?
Another point, if it's only two choices you could use multiple cards. Heck, just use a standard deck of 52 cards and have black suits signify one choice and red suits the other.
Nov
24
comment System for secretly choosing between two options?
I don't think the system of using cards should be dismissed so quickly. Race for the Galaxy uses this method and it works well. Remember, these cards won't need to be shuffled or handled much, so they're not as easily marked. Even if they are, on could be easily chosen discretely, under the table or with back turned, and then covered with a hand before the reveal.
Nov
24
comment System for secretly choosing between two options?
Also remember this can be easily extended to multiple options by having multiple coins. A player under the table or with his back turned chooses a coin, hides the rest in a bag or box or whatnot and holds the chosen option hidden in hand.
Nov
23
answered What is the French card game Paquet Voleur called in English?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Correlation between a destination ticket's point value and the leastnumber of train cars it would take to fulfill it
Nov
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answered Is there an official Catan FAQ that is a supplement to the included rules book?
Nov
8
comment What are the possible archetypes in Innistrad draft?
RE: GW Humans. There is some powerful equipment with human bonuses in the set…
Nov
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revised Why was Gifts Ungiven so popular?
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Nov
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revised Why was Gifts Ungiven so popular?
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Nov
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revised Why was Gifts Ungiven so popular?
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Nov
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answered Why was Gifts Ungiven so popular?
Nov
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comment Gomoku, is it possible to not be able to make a legal move?
I have never heard of this rule, and an 11x12 board is a non-standard size. Do you have a reference for this rule?
Nov
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Oct
31
comment In Magic, when can I tap my opponent's creatures to prevent them from attacking?
When I'm playing a competitive game, I try and be pretty strict about this step. When I'm ready to declare attackers I say something like "moving to attack…" or "I'm going to declare attackers…" and then wait for a "Go" or "OK" — that way there's no confusion and my opponent doesn't have to say "oh, wait I was going to tap that guy…"
Oct
28
comment What are the drawbacks of an automatic card shuffler?
@DForck42 Mechanical shufflers are designed to randomize the deck using different shuffle sequences — not just repeating a perfect riffle X times. For example, this shuffler has two settings, fully random setting is 1 riffle, 1 strip, 2 riffles, 1 strip and 4 more riffles.
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