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Is it a bad idea to to run 24 tap and shock lands in standard

I am trying to figure out a good 3 color mana base in a standard constructed deck. It seems like there is a pretty straight forward answer if your wallet agrees. 4 shock lands of each of 3 colors=12 ...
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How to view cards in the stack below the top card in MTG Arena?

Fairly often in MTG Arena, my opponent will cast a spell that triggers effects that go on top of the original spell in the stack. How can I see the full text of the original spell or anything else ...
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Trying to figure out which version of solitaire this is

All cards are laid face up in 4 rows of 13 and the goal is to get into one pile but you can only move cards that are next to each other or 4 spaces away.
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Munchkin Warhammer 40k - Running Away - Automatic Escape vs Automatic Failure

I recently played a game of Munchkin Warhammer 40k. In the middle of a fight I was losing, I was cursed with a "Can't Locate the Astronimican" which I responded by playing a "Tactical Rearward ...
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When would it be advantageous not apply Training Ground's cost reduction?

Training Grounds has an optional cost reduction ability, as indicated by the card-specific ruling: You may choose not to apply Training Ground’s cost reduction effect. You may also choose to apply ...
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How do Wounds, Damage, Saving Throws and Invulnerable Saves interact with each other?

I have read the freely available Battle Primer, which explains the core rules. However, I am still a bit confused regarding how exactly to resolve damage. Imagine a unit of Space Marines gets 10 ...
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Paying more mana for a Flashed creature

Flash says You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. If you do, sacrifice it unless you pay its mana cost reduced by up to 2. (emphasis mine) Does this "up to" clause mean ...
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In Faro how do players indicate/remember their call of the last three cards (“Calling the Turn”)

I've been trying to learn how to deal Faro. Online sources such as Wikipedia and Wizard of Odds mention that when three cards remain players can 'call the turn' stating the order they think the final ...
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What game do these dice go to?

I remember that these dice went to a specific game that we played growing up. (I was born in '75.) But that is all I can remember!
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Origami's dog card

The dog card says to pick 1 card from the deck and one card for each sheep visible. What sheep is it referring too? The sheep in my collection or the sheep in the collections of other players as well?
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Cappelletti Overcalled

If the intervener is overcalled by a responders to the 1NT what are the options for the advancer in addition to the standard responses. Is he now allowed to pass meaning partner I cannot help.
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Would Pot of Extravagance be too unfair if you use a deck that doesn't use an Extra Deck?

Pot of Extravagance allows you to banish cards from your Extra Deck to draw cards. However, some archetypes, like "Monarch", "True Draco" or the "Lair of Darkness" structure deck doesn't need an ...
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Cyber dragon infinity

Example 1: If I activate a card from my hand can cyber dragon infinity negate and "destroy it" Example 2: If I activate a monster effect from my hand and crystal wing synchro dragon tries to negate ...
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Catan - Discarding fish to draw more from the supply

In The Fishermen of Catan, if a player has 7 fish tokens and a roll would have them receive more, can they discard the ones they don't want to draw the new ones?
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Does setting a new type clear the rules text for non-lands?

In CR 305.7: If an effect sets a land’s subtype to one or more of the basic land types, the land no longer has its old land type. It loses all abilities generated from its rules text, its old land ...
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Can I use the Caestus with a shield on?

So, the Cestus has a special ability that, if you consume 3 Stamina, you can use it to attack, even when it is a "backup slot" of your weaponry. Additionally, there is a rule saying that a player may ...
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Ral, Storm Conduit and 2x Expansion // Explosion

Imagine I have Ral, Storm Conduit on the field. Then I cast a Shock, followed by Expansion copying the Shock. In response I cast another Expansion targeting the first Expansion. Will this create an ...
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How can I defend against Pokémon Cinccino “Fluffy Tail”

I’m trying to learn how to play the Pokémon tcg and can’t find an answer that makes sense online. My opponent used Cinccino’s Fluffy Tail attack, which does 30 damage, and also puts the defending ...
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How many times can you cast a card exiled by Release to the Wind?

Release to the Wind has the following Text. Exile target nonland permanent. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may cast it without paying its mana cost. Is there a limit to the ...
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What happens when the attacking player dies to damage triggers after killing the blocking creatures in the first combat step of double strike?

We were playing a commander game and the attacking player had a bunch of trample creatures, well call him Andy. The defending player, Bob, blocks with a Zulaport Cutthroat, Cruel Celebrant, Teysa ...
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What are the rules to this “CheeseGame”?

I was treasure hunting through a second-hand shop that imports most of its items from Japan and I found this wooden game. Pieces: 5 Natural-colored Cheese Wedges 1 Yellow Cheese Wedge 1 Mouse 1 Dome ...
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Pendulum monsters question

All most all pendulum monsters have an opposite. For example Dragonpulse Magician, Dragonpit Magician One is pendulum value 1 the other 8. My question is, is there an opposite for Guiding Ariadne? ...
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Are there any cards in Yu-Gi-Oh that let me interact with face-down banished cards?

Pot of Desires is a card where you banish 10 cards from the top your deck, face-down to draw 2 cards. Is there anyway I can change those cards, like flipping them face-up or returning them to the ...
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Does having Smallholder and Acreage when Sowing yield extra grain?

If I have the smallholder, and I sow I should get extra to place one extrs grain when I do so as long as I have two or fewer fields. Acreage does not count as a field when scoring points, but I can ...
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Will it break the alliance, if I take over a worker-occupied area?

In Scythe, The Rise of Fenris, in campaign mode episode 2 on the peace-track, it's possible to create alliances with other players. The alliance is broken if one member of the alliance attacks the ...
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Card Chess with Playing Cards?

What is the name of the card game where you have two players and a "board" of cards 4 cards by 13 cards. The cards are face down. Each player takes a turn by either flipping a card (first card flip ...
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Why would someone want to use Pot of Desires, other than to draw 2 cards?

Pot of Desires allows you to banish the top 10 cards of your deck, facedown, and then draw 2 cards. Why would someone do this? Is gaining 2 cards worth it?
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What does a damage number of “<1” mean in Warhammer 40k?

I recently bought the Dark Imperium starter set for Warhammer 40k. This set includes two "mini-codices" for both Space Marines and Death Guard, covering only the units that are in the set. What ...
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MTG: Arena. Is there any way to use packs other than open them?

I was expecting there to be someway to Draft with the packs I have, but I can't find anyway to do that. Is there ANYTHING that I can do with packs other than open them and claim the cards. If not, ...
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Premptive bid with too much strength in Bridge

What happens if opener bids 3 diamonds (a preemptive bid) and everyone else passes and then it is discovered that opener had 14 points, too many to preempt?
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Monster equipped with 2 Safe Zone then 1 of them is destroyed

Q1- If I activated 2 Safe Zone cards on my monster, then if one of them (the 2 Safe Zone cards) is destroyed: The monster won't be destroyed because it's still protected by the other Safe Zone..? Or, ...
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Are there any Magic cards capable of generating loops alone?

My first reaction to this question was "of course not, there is no card which is able to generate such loops by itself". Such a card would be just too easy to abuse; generally speaking, one needs two ...
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Can Aminatou, the Fateshifter target herself with her -1 ability?

Can Aminatou, the Fateshifter target herself with her -1 ability? If this is the case, does it mean that she can create an infinite loop of "ETB" by herself?
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Can Ring of Ma'rûf call in cards outside of MtG?

I’m building a completely casual deck with friends, and the the restrictions on Ring of Ma'rûf aren’t entirely clear. Could I, for example, use Ring of Maruf to gradually bring in a YuGiOh ...
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In Cosmic Encounter, where do my ships go when I pull them from the warp if I already have 4 ships on each of my planets?

For example if i lose an encounter (as defense) my ships go to the warp. Say they get returned to me where would i put them? Because the rest of my home planets already have 4 and thought 4 was the ...
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Redirecting counterspells to Redirect itself

If I cast Redirect on a some kind of counter spell can I choose the Redirect as new target for the counterspell?
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Players turn was skipped, go back and allow that person to play out of order or continue on?

Towards the end of a large game of munchkins with a good amount of alcohol consumed, a player’s turn was somehow completely skipped. This player also somehow didn’t realize that he was skipped until ...
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Ticket to ride, 1910: What are the big cities

Earlier today I bought the 1910 expansion in the mobile version of Ticket to Ride. In the big cities variant, there's an achievement called "Urban Traveller", described by "Win while connecting all 7 ...
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Why are all changelings Shapeshifter creature type?

I noticed a few days ago that all creatures with Changeling key word have Shapeshifter as their type (e.g. https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?text=+%5BChangeling%5D). This seems ...
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Help identify “blockart” game

I remember a very good boardgame named "BLOCKART" that I played decades ago. It has a white board that has deep rectangle/hexagon slots. There are a lot of colorful rectangular cuboid tokens. ...
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After my Nil bid was set, should I try to take or duck?

In Spades, when someone is forced to takes a trick on a nil bid, some-times, players keep giving away their high cards. In which situations it is better to try to take tricks and in which it is ...
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Printable Card list for Magic the Gathering sets [duplicate]

I have been collecting cards since 1997. I have binders of sets/blocks up to the Invasion block. I used to print set cardlist and highlight the cards in that I have on the printed list for a quick ...
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Can effects (like Majesty's Fiend) prevent Exodia from winning?

Majesty's Fiend is on the field. It says Cannot be Special Summoned. Monster effects cannot be activated. If all Exodia cards are collected, does Exodia's player win even though Majesty's Fiend ...
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Can Trap Hole be activated in response to Denko Sekka's summon?

Trap Hole is a normal trap card (speed 2), and normal summon of Denko Sekka (speed 1). Trap hole (as I believe) is faster but doesn't include summon negation (it only destroys). I've read in some ...
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How to randomly choose a hex tile

I’m designing a board game which uses hexagonal tiles (hex[es]) to form the game area the players move about in. There is a single hex which is the players starting point, and one “layer” of hexes ...
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Is each card equally likely to be a Maverick?

I have been reading a bit on deck composition and this question popped up in my head: can any card be a maverick or is it only few, "exciting" cards? Obviously the maverick rate is minuscule ...
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When playing Edgar Markov, what is the definition of a “Vampire spell”?

I'm quite new to MtG, so this may be a noob question. I play EDH/Commander with Edgar Markov as my commander. His text reads "Eminence - Whenever you cast another Vampire spell, if Edgar Markov is in ...
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Can Gullveig of the Nordic Ascendant be used as material for the summon of another Gullveig?

Gullveig of the Nordic Ascedant is a Link Monster who's materials say: 1 lvl 5 or lower Nordic Monster. Does this mean the Gulllveig can be used as material for itself?
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What is the correct grade of Magic cards?

I didn't find any questions regarding card grading in here, I hope it's fine anyways. I was browsing a secondary market today and noticed that Scrying Sheets underwent a price increase, probably ...
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Does Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi trigger the ability of Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner?

Does Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi Put nine +1/+1 counters on target land you control. It becomes a legendary 0/0 Elemental creature with haste named Vitu-Ghazi. It's still a land. trigger the ability ...

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