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If a commander is phased out, do I still controll it?

If a commander is phased out, do I still control it? For instance, do I get the extra part of Jeska's will, if my commander is in oubliette?
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Was I right to expect my partner to respond 2NT in the following situation?

Upon meeting a new partner at the bridge club, I wrote on my convention card that 1) I would bid a three card minor if there were no five card major, and that abid of 1 diamond usually meant four and ...
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skill rating system that handles varying amount of coins per game

I have implemented ELO rating for match making, similar to the implementation of BoardGameArena. This works great, matching players with about the same rating. However the system is vulnerable to ...
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Does Konami have this?

Does Konami have e-mail or whatever to fan-cards for Yu-gi-oh? I'm know they not take fan-cards from net, but maybe they have the special e-mail for cards or some contests. I just saw on Yu-gi-oh wiki ...
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Countering a "When Cast" Ability

If an opponent casts a spell that has an "when cast" ability, e.g. the cascade from Bloodbraid Elf, can I counter that ability - I think it'd be a "triggered" ability - using a ...
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Usefulness of Splendor rare moves

I'm writing a AI for the game of Splendor. While the following moves are allowed by the rules, I'm more curious if there is ever a use case to actually play them: If you are buying a card, is there a ...
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Can I use in my deck a card that has an ability whose cost is a mana color out of my commander identity? [duplicate]

My friends and I are wondering about this same rule and we didn't manage to find any official resource that specifically answers this question. To give you an example, I'd like to know whether I could ...
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Can you change a target of a spell to an illegal target with misdirection?

Can you change a target of a spell to an illegal target with misdirection? One ruling for Misdirection says that This does not check if the current target is legal. It just checks if the spell has a ...
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Knocking and scoring, who gets the points if deadwood is the same? [duplicate]

In Gin-Rummy, WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PERSON WHO KNOCKED TIES DEADWOOD WITH THE PERSON WHO DIDN'T KNOCK? I think I got points, being the player who didn't knock, but it was online and I wasn't keeping ...
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Is there a 2 player variation of any of Sevens/Fan Tan/Domino?

And in particular, when you play with 2 players do you deal out all the cards the from the deck? Or is there some undealt part that players draw from during the game? I mean, if you deal them all then ...
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How to print Card sizes (2.5" by 3.5")

I want to print cards with the size: 2.5" width by 3.5" height to test how they look. I don't know what program to use, should I use Word, Google docs, or Medibang paint pro which is what I ...
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How to measure digital card features to get the accurate sizes for the physical card?

I use Medibang paint pro and I don't know how to measure each feature of a card like the title box size, image size and description box size. I want to be able to find out and measure the sizes (...
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What is this game with a wooden fish board and many little pinholes?

I bought this in a thrift store in Sitka, Alaska, in 2014. I assume it's a 2-player game with little pins that go in the holes. Does anyone know what game this might be?
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Does "Seize the Spotlight" target? [duplicate]

Seize the Spotlight from the new Streets of Capenna EDH deck lets my opponents choose fame or fortune when cast. For each opponent who chose fortune I draw a card and create a treasure token. For each ...
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Identification: moving and stacking black and white pieces, packed in a tube

My parents had this game, all I can remember: It was stored in a brownish cardboard tube, about 10 cm in diameter and 50 cm long. It consists of a playing mat (might have been artificial leather) and ...
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Stamina Booster of Tinkerer, why both icons: Lost or Consumed and Cannot Recover?

It seems to me that "Cannot Recover" does everything that "Lost or Consumed" does and more. Why does this card have both icons? What "Lost or Consumed" signifies, that &...
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Settlers of Catan: does the "knight card steal" have to be random? [duplicate]

When using a knight card, can you negotiate with your opponent to agree on a specific resource card that may be mutually beneficial? For example, let's say I desperately need a sheep and use a knight ...
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Why can rufous-banded honeyeater be played using invertebrate or nectars, when nectar is a wild resource?

Consider this card: As I understand it you can use nectar in place of any food item so it seems redundant to say that the cost of this bird can be played with either an invertebrate or a nectar?
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Settlers of Catan: is it better to go first or last?

In the preliminary stage of the game, going first/last affects (and limits) your ability to pick the location for your two initial settlements. Either scenario seems to have advantages/disadvantages. ...
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Can you overbid in Monopoly as a tactic?

So during Monopoly, my sister decided not to buy a property and it was auctioned. My brother had no more than $300 and I had around $700. He kept raising the bid even though he couldn't pay and I didn'...
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Gala Greeters and Replacement Effect

Let's say I have both Gala Greeters and Jinnie Fay, Jetmir's Second on the battlefield. A creature comes into play that triggers Gala Greeters's Alliance ability, which should create a tapped ...
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Adventure spells and Codie

I'm playing a Codie, Vociferous Codex deck and was wondering if Adventure spells synergizes with codie. Question: Does casting the adventure half of the spells count as casting a permanent spell? Or ...
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Identify these dice with letters

Cleaning up our board games at my rental and found these four dice. They have kind of a Rubberized feel to them. Die 1: Blue C Red D Purple S Yellow R Orange M Green N Die 2: Blue H Red T Purple N ...
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Imposter Mech copying Devotion God

What happens when an Imposter Mech, which entered the battlefield as a copy of a Theros God (e.g. Nylea, Keen-Eyed), is crewed? Will it be a creature, or does the phrase on the god which checks for ...
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In Mtg, can I play spells exiled with Evelyn, the Covetous if she is not on the battlefield?

If I exile cards with a collection counter on using Evelyn, the Covetous's ability, can I still play those cards if Evelyn is not on the battlefield? The wording on cards such as Gonti, Lord of Luxury ...
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What's this foil dot near the foil stamp of a Magic card?

I saw this photo of a Magic card with a shiny orb next to the oval one in the center. What's that mean?
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When exactly do I get to return my Commander to the Command Zone after it goes to the Graveyard?

If my Commander on the field dies, and I send it to the Graveyard, its death becomes a state-based action. My question is, since a Commander has the chance to be returned to the Command Zone from the ...
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Online deck of cards

We have friends in another part of the world, with whom we like to board game. Some complex games are actually playable remotely if both sides have a copy of the game, either because they have no ...
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What is the optimal way to roll for a two pair in Yahtzee?

Let’s say I’m playing Yahtzee and my aim is to get any two pair, the actual numbers don’t matter. As usual, I can save any dice I want and re-roll the rest. Let’s say that my hand contains the ...
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Should I draft leaders or bid for houses first in Lorenzo Il Magnifico?

I'm playing with the Houses of Reinassance expansion. The manual isn't too clear on whether leader drafting comes before house bidding or not. The wording states something like: Leader drafting is ...
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In Uno, is there a penalty for playing out of turn?

Uno rules state that: If a player plays a wrong card and it is noticed by any other player, he/she must take the card back and take two extra cards from the DRAW pile. Play continues with the next ...
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Name of fast card game with penalties?

Goal: First player to run out of cards wins. Deal: Divide cards evenly and place face down in a deck in front of each player. Play is fast. penalties: If a player takes too long opponents can yell ...
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Cribbage- 3of a kind lands on 31- how many points?

When playing, player played a 3rd card for 6 points but also landed on 31. How many points would they get? 6? 7? 8?
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What card game is this?

Dealer deals 3 cards to each player first, they’re not supposed to look at those. Then another three that you can look at but don’t touch go above them when the deck runs out of cards. So the general ...
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How does the Pioneer Lotus Field deck win with Approach?

I bought the Lotus Field Pioneer precon. It’s billed as being able to win in a single big turn, and the apparent way to do this is Granted, Omniscience, a second Granted, Approach of the Second Sun, ...
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Why don't the meanings of specific bids need to be considered when giving advice?

Inspired by many bridge questions on this site, e.g. this or this. As I understand bridge bidding systems, they are very detailed, for example in a comment to one of my questions David Siegel wrote: ...
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Can I activate a creature's ability before that creature triggers and enter the battlefield effects (ETBs)?

The two cards I am concerned with: Flayer of the Hatebound: Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 ...
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Can I use Sigil of Sleep to return a creature to opponent’s hand if I’ve just taken lethal damage?

If I enchant an opponent’s creature with Sigil of Sleep, and my opponent deals me lethal combat damage with the enchanted creature, can I still return a creature to his hand, or does Sigil leave the ...
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Unique pairs of animals adjacent to the fox

Playing with this fox scoring card: Rules say: Score for each fox, an increasing number of points based on the number of unique animal pairs (not including other fox pairs) directly adjacent to it. ...
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Boardgame similar to Talisman but with an end-boss

I recently played Talisman, revised 4th Edition, and it brought up some memories of a game that I played around 2010. The game belonged to the father of a friend of mine and was not new (if I had to ...
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What does the "Appoiintment with the Street of Peace" Monopoly chance card mean?

Can anyone please help me with this card, it is so confusing.
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Simulacrum and trample

If I cast Simulacrum to retroactively apply damage done to me to a creature I control, but the attacking creatures have trample, does the excess damage get applied to me a second time?
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Can anyone identify this Yukon solitaire variant?

So since I was a kid my grandma has always been playing the same kind of solitaire. But no one knows the name. After some digging I found out it must be some form of Yukon. Deck: Standard 52 card deck ...
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What is the purpose behind game design of "initial meld" requirements or points required for "getting on the board"?

For board/card games like Rummikub and Canasta, there is this concept that you must make a specified amount of points with your own tiles/cards before you are allowed to play on the board with the ...
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How many cards should come with Monopoly Hotels?

I recently purchased Monopoly Hotels in a used state. How many of each of the differing cards should be with the game?
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Import cards without knowing set in mtggoldfish

I want to use the "my price" feature in mtggoldfish, so I need to import my collection. I have my collection in a spreadsheed, but I don't have the set names for each card, and for the ...
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In backgammon, why do I lose if I decline an offer of doubles?

Why do I lose the game if I decline an offer of doubles? Shouldn't the game continue as before the offer? I encounter this rule when playing online.
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Paying for activated abilities of newly spoiled card Halo Fountain

Halo Fountain is a newly spoiled card for New Capenna: Now say you turn Halo Fountain into a creature (there's a variety of methods to do this, say Karn, Silver Golem for example). Say you wanted to ...
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Impossible bid at Pinochle

If a person bids 43, only has 11 meld, but claims they can take all the tricks is it allowed? There are only 25 tricks and we’ve assumed it would be a set.
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What cards can retrieve arbitrary cards from exile?

I know of only three: Pull From Eternity Riftsweeper Karn, the Great Creator Are there any more? (By "arbitrary" I mean the card retrieved need not be related to the card doing the ...
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