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How should a creature-centric deck prepare for board wipes?

The game would be short, or so I thought. My opponent was at less than 10 life, while I was at 20, commanding an army of burly creatures with nothing to block them. Victory was mine. And then he ...
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Elderfang Venom vs Board wipe

Elderfang Venom and 10 elves are on the board and all non-land permanents are destroyed. Does the Elderfang Venom still trigger for all the elves dying at the same time?
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Is there an online archive of the art for every draft booster pack ever printed?

I'm looking for an archive of high quality photos or scans of all artwork ever printed on a draft booster pack. For example, the Mirage set had five (or more?) different booster packs printed. Recent ...
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Canasta: Can I open with a dirty Canasta without a natural and without points

Can I open with a canasta, JJJJJ22, without a natural and without minimum card points?
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Phase 10 “Skip” Card

Just read a rule concerning “Skip” card. You place the Skip card in front of player skipping. My question is, does next player have option of taking previous discard?
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Do I need to pay more mana to activate Outlast for other Sliver creatures in the card Enduring Sliver?

As shown in the card, you need to pay 2 additional generic mana to activate Outlast for this creature. but I was wondering about the second part that is referring to other Sliver creatures have ...
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Are there games with changing boards? [closed]

I'm creating a game in which the board itself is altered as part of the game. Currently think of a large board with perhaps a half dozen smaller surfaces that both move and can be flipped (with a ...
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What is the correct timing to play removal in order to stop a Niv-Mizzet + Curiosity combo?

We were playing a game of commander the other day. Player 1 already controlled Niv-Mizzet, Parun going into their turn. On their turn, they cast Curiosity, targeting Niv-Mizzet. I warn the table that ...
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Catan: Cities and Knights: “Using” progress cards to get them out of your hand [duplicate]

Can you "use" a mining card without being adjacent to ore, or an irrigation card without being adjacent to wheat, in order to get them out of your hand and prevent opponents from spying them?...
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How do I address the power creep in my pod when I can't afford to keep up? (MTG)

About a year ago, a friend introduced me to MTG Arena. I played very often over the course of the pandemic and as a result have gotten pretty into Magic. My friend has been playing for three or four ...
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What is this token?

I found this token underneath my table. It's cardboard and looks well-made (it doesn't bend or fold easily, fairly thick). I have no idea where it came from or what it belongs to, but it probably ...
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MTG Perilous Reasearch and Improbable alliance, resolution of spell and triggered ability timing?

Perilous Research has a comma and "then" in the text description. I am unclear whether this allows triggered abilities to be considered in the middle of the spell resolution. Specifically, ...
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Can I cast spells while Teferi's Protection is in effect?

Teferi's Protection says: Until your next turn, your life total can’t change and you gain protection from everything. All permanents you control phase out. I am not phased out, and the cards in ...
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If a sorcery causes a creature of mine to deal damage to target creature or player, do I have to then tap my creature?

If I were to cast a sorcery like Rabid Bite, does that tap my creature after the damage is dealt or can I use it in my attack phase too? Can I still use it to defend? What about the sorcery Prey Upon?
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Does anyone know how to play the Shithead Card Game?

I tried playing the game, but the rules are too different. Each site has a different version. I found the site www.shedgame.com and Pagat's rules for Shithead. What should I do?
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If a monstrous creature is destroyed does it lose monstrous?

If I have a creature that became monstrous, it gets destroyed, and I pull it from my graveyard, will I have to reapply monstrous or does it last until the end of the game?
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What happens if a spliced spell leaves the stack mid-resolution?

Some spells remove themselves from the stack. For example Glittering Wish exiles itself or Unexpected Results sometimes returns itself to your hand. If you splice Everdream onto such a card, what ...
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Compost and Plumb the Forbidden

What happens with copies of Plumb the Forbidden and Compost? Do the copies count as cards that hit the graveyard?
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What is the minimal number of permanents which, in a finite number of turns, can create a copy of each of themselves?

Consider the following (unlikely) scenario in a game of Magic the Gathering: You have X permanents on the battlefield, none of which have any counters on them (initially). There are no static effects ...
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How likely is Yusri to get me an omniscience effect, if I have Krark's Thumb out?

The new card Yusri, Fortune's Flame has the clause, that if you win 5 flips off it's attack trigger ability, you can cast any card in your hand, for free!. Whenever Yusri, Fortune’s Flame attacks,...
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Is it possible to activate mana abities during the resolution of Transmute Artifact?

If I play Transmute Artifact, do I have to put mana into my mana pool before Transmute Artifact resolves, or can I tap my lands during Transmute artifact resolving?
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Madness and Conspiracy Theorist

Strixhaven introduces Conspiracy Theorist, with the triggered ability: Whenever you discard one or more nonland cards, you may exile one of them from your graveyard. If you do, you may cast it this ...
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What are the rules for triggering abilities that cost mana?

I like the Seedcradle Witch card: 2GW: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Untap that creature. Two questions: Given that I have the mana, can I use that ability during the turn I cast ...
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If a player forgets to create a token creature during upkeep, do they get to do it during their opponent's turn? [duplicate]

For instance, Player 1 has Dragonmaster Outcast on their battlefield, which has the ability: At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control six or more lands, create a 5/5 red Dragon creature token ...
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I am wondering how in the world the number 136,694 of directly dealt out Gin hands was arrived at

Some kind person on here said that when dealing out hands from a standard 52-card deck in the game of Rummy, there are 136,694 possible 10-card hands that can be declared "Gin." I am just ...
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How does Myr Welder interact with Prototype Portal?

Lets say I have a Myr Welder on the battlefield. Within graveyards, there happens to be aPrototype Portal and a Sol Ring. Across the next few turns, I Imprint both Prototype Portal and Sol Ring onto ...
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Does Wandering Archaic trigger if the spell is countered?

If Wandering Archaic is in play, a spell is played and countered while the Wandering Archaic's ability is still on the stack, what happens when the Wandering Arachic trigger resolves? Does it fizzle ...
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Unbeatable Nine Men's Morris AI?

Supposedly Nine Men's Morris is a solved game that always ends in a draw if both players play perfectly. Has anybody successfully implemented an AI that achieves this perfect level of play? If so, how ...
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Magic The Gathering: Indestructible vs damage and -1/-1 effect [duplicate]

If I give my 1/1 creatures +3/+3 in response to my opponent getting Demon of Dark Schemes out, then my opponent cast Blasphemous Act and I give my creatures indestructible. Will my creatures live or ...
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Dina Soul Steeper & Lifelink Combo

I recently pulled a Dina, Soul Steeper from a Strixhaven, School of Mages pack. I realized that Dina's activated ability, when given lifelink, could instantly win you the game. The ability reads "...
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Calculating the hexagons in a hexagon of hexagons

I want to make a hex based board game but need to figure out how many 'tiles' I need to print to complete the board. I don't have a set size yet, so I wanted to see if anyone had a formula for finding ...
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Moving to home from pet store

I played my pawn to pet store. The card text is: While there is a person here, nobody can visit their home building. But if I want, in my next turn, go to my home building, can I do that? Once I lift ...
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Changing decks in test of leadership in Arena?

I created a throw away deck, and entered it as a test of an idea into the current "Test of Leadership" in Arena. Now, it appears I am unable to modify or otherwise alter that deck? Am I ...
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CATAN- May one player build roads that pass perpendicularly through another player's established roads? [closed]

If player one has built a road system through intersection A. Is it within the rules for player B to build a road system that passes through intersection A from the perpendicular direction? Or is that ...
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Can Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar be cast by Aluren or by Cascade effects? (Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers)

Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is a card recently spoiled for Modern Horizons 2. Notable on the card is a lack of an actual mana cost. The card's first line is clearly intended for how to properly ...
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“Repeat this process” infinite loop rulings

I am theory crafting a deck for the new legendary planeswalkers/commander Grist, the Hunger Tide and I was wondering how his first ability works in an infinite loop. The scenario occurs when I force ...
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What is this tic-tac-toe like game with green and yellow balls?

I found recently this board game in my parents' home (Spain); it seems like it might possibly be a version of tic-tac-toe. Does anybody know the name of the game or the rules?
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How does flicker relate to a card like Ulamog's dispoiler

I was wondering how a card like Flicker and a card like Ulamog's Despoiler would work together. Since Ulamog's Despoiler returns a card from exile and flicker exiles a card snd then returns it ...
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How did a player survive 24 commander damage?

I'm referring to this clip from streamer CovertGoBlue. He had pumped his commander (Illuna, Apex of Wishes mutated on top of a 2/2 Zombie token created by Field of the Dead) to 24/24 and then damaged ...
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What happens if I mutate on top of a creature that I control until the end of a turn?

This constellation actually happened when I (PLAYER A) drafted Ikoria on MTG:Arena yesterday, but I was unsure whether it would work in my favor. And therefore I didn't try. PLAYER B has a Cavern ...
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Can I share lab with allied player?

If I and another faction player have an alliance, how can we share our labs? Can we share not only labs but the chemists also? And what other advantages of making an alliance?
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Can I play NOPE on Catomic Bomb?

Can I play card 'NOPE' on catomic bomb? isn't too easy that way? I'm wondering.
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Does Sproutback Trudge's cost reduction get applied when we cast it from the graveyard?

Sproutback Trudge is a 9-mana costing card that costs 1 less for each life you gained that turn. It can also be cast (at the beginning of the end step) from the graveyard when the owner gained life ...
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What happens if you control two Krark's Thumb and you have to flip a coin?

If I have Sakashima of a Thousand Faces out, a Krark's Thumb and a Copy Artifact that copies Krark's Thumb what happens when I have to flip a coin? Does it go infinite and result in a draw? Do I ...
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ID 1980s kids' astronomy book featuring a board game about asteroid mining

I am searching for a book that contained a playable board game within its pages. About the book In the UK in the late 1980s, many schools participated in the Puffin Book Club, where pupils could buy ...
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Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios and Spells with X mana cost

Let's say that I have Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios on the battlefield. What happens if I cast some instant or sorcery spell, reveal the top card of my library and it happens to be Ingenious Mastery? ...
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Can you identify this form of solitaire [duplicate]

I learned this as a kid. The setup is one card laid out at a time in a row. You make stack cards next to each other if they match numbers or suits. You may also stack in the same manner but skipping ...
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Why is the King of Spades the best opening lead with this hand?

Well, you pick up this hand: K Q J 10 9 x x x K x x x x The opponents bid 1 NT on your right and 3 NT on your left. What would you lead? Not that difficult, was it? If you line up a million (1.000.000)...
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In Robinson Crusoe, once you build the brick, what happens to it?

As I understand it, the brick increases the palisade level by 1 when it is built. Then what? Do you discard the brick? Turn it over and can build it again? Get a permanent +1?
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Activating Charnel Troll's ability during upkeep

In MTG Arena, I'm having some trouble with Charnel Troll. You are supposed to be able to activate it's ability to discard a creature in response to its triggered ability that makes you exile a ...

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