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* Power/Toughness and other effects

Having spent time reading the wonderful answers here on the marvels of layers, I thought I'd throw another one in the mix... I have an empty board, 7 mana, and a Daxos, Blessed by the Sun and ...
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Was South's bidding really as “edgy” as an expert suggests?

Here is a Frank Stewart hand. You, South hold, (s) K986 (h)KT7 (d)875 (c) KQ9 Both vulnerable, North dealt and opened 1C. North East South West 1Club Pass 1Spade Pass 2Spades Pass ...
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Can a mandatory trigger be missed?

At Theros Beyond Death prerelease, I was playing with Furious Rise for the first time. It happened to me to forget about the card at the end of my turn and only remember at the beginning of the turn ...
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MTG Layer System - Does adding a basic land type to a land grant the mana ability at layer 4 or layer 6?

This question was inspired by this question involving the interaction between Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Ichthyomorphosis, and lands. In the original question, OP asked why his lands could tap for ...
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What happens to 'Crackdown' when it targets 'Traptrix Sera'?

Apparently, some gullible players forgot 'Traptrix Sera' effect: This Link Summoned card is unaffected by Trap effects. If they decided to target 'Sera' with 'Crackdown' what happens to '...
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What happens if I lose a match due to time in a single-elimination game, but I have a Platinum Angel on the battlefield?

According to the Magic: the Gathering tournament rules, when time has been called on a game during single-elimination rounds: In single-elimination rounds, matches may not end in a draw. If all ...
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4 Person Peg Board Game? [closed]

Anyone have any idea what the game is called?
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Is there a maximum duration for MTG official matches?

In MTG official tournaments, is there a maximum duration for matches? Or, can each match last as long as it takes to end the game normally (and therefore there are pauses, in case of particularly long ...
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Does a non-creature God entering the battlefield trigger Pelt Collector?

Let's say I have a 1/1 Pelt Collector on the battlefield, then cast Nylea, Keen-Eyed. I don't have enough devotion to turn Nylea into a creature. Does Pelt Collector, which triggers when a creature ...
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2 eternal souls 1 destroyed dm unaffected? Or destroyed

If I control 2 eternal soul and 1 gets destroyed are the dark magicians destroyed or left unaffected due to the other eternal soul?
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Gleemax targeting

Does Gleemax allow you to choose an invalid target for a spell or ability? If you have it on the field and the other player plays and spell that say choose 2 creatures you control and place a +1/+1 ...
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Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and Imprisoned in the moon

Following on from this conversation, what happens if we replace Icthyomorphosis with Imprisoned in the Moon in that scenario? I think: All Lands become all basic land types Dryad of the Ilysian ...
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Gaining control of an opponent's hideaway land

Suppose my opponent plays a hideaway land (e.g. Spinerock Knoll) and then I gain control of it with Zealous Conscripts. Can I look at the card that was exiled face down with the hideaway land? What ...
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Scheming Symmetry with revealed top of deck

I have a Lantern of Insight in play, and I cast Scheming Symmetry. My question is, when the card resolves, how do players put the card on top? Is it simultaneous, or APNAP? If APNAP, my fear is that ...
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Why are Gatorbacks so expensive?

David Blaine's Gaterbacks sell easily at around the £20 mark. However, as far as I know, they aren't marked, they don't come with any gaff cards and other than the foil backs they aren't custom or ...
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Can I return Verdant Eidolon with the spell I casted with?

Can I return Verdant Eidolon to my hand with the muticolored spell I cast with mana from its ability? Is it in the graveyard as soon as I sacrifice it? For example: if I sacrifice Verdant Eidolon to ...
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“At the beginning of the end step” meaning and comparison to “your end step” and “each end step”

So, the difference between "At the beginning of your end step" and "At the beginning of each end step" is pretty obvious, but what is the meaning of "At the beginning of the end step" and how does it ...
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Why aren't “abilities” of Dryad of the Ilysian Grove considered abilities?

I got my Dryad of the Ilysian Grove turned into a fish on an Arena draft. It's supposed to "lose all abilities", but I could see that the Dryad was still allowing me to get mana from any color. Isn't ...
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Casting creatures as spells - searching for the rules

I need to find the ruling where it says, when I want to put a creature from my hand onto the battlefield, that I have to cast it and that it's a spell on the stack. 302.1. A player who has priority ...
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Rules Hole in Shobu

In the board game "Shobu," there are a few scenarios not covered by the rules. There is no rule that stops players from recreating the same board state turn after turn (such as the rule in chess ...
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What is the use of the return label in Pokémon TCG?

In the image below, the trainer card "Return Label" states that you can put a card from your opponent's discard pile on the bottom of their deck. What is the use of this card? You wouldn't want your ...
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Proliferate and Bloom Hulk

I'm new to proliferate and my friend was playing a proliferate deck. He had a creature with 3 +1/+1s on it and he played a Bloom Hulk. He said that his creature gained 3 +1/+1s because of proliferate ...
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Responding to planeswalker with doubling season in play

If I had Doubling Season in play, then I cast any planeswalker, would my opponent be able to destroy it with Hero's Downfall or exile it with Anguished Unmaking before I am able to activate any of ...
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Is a crazy camel that lands on a normal camel's square placed under it, or over it?

In the game "Camel Up", a "crazy camel", moving backwards on on the racetrack, may land on a square where there is "normal camel". When that happens, does the crazy camel go underneath the normal ...
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Aethersnatch vs Walking Ballista

What happens when player A casts Walking Ballista (costing xx) for 170 colorless mana(meaning 85 for each x). Then player B casts Aethersnatch to gain control of target spell? Does it resolve under ...
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in Tic-tac-toe on an NxN board, what is the minimum goal (number in a row) that guarantees a tie?

I've been working on a Tic-Tac-Toe AI (Minimax with AB pruning). As far as I can tell, for an NxN board, player 1 can always win if the goal is to get less than N-1 in a row (for N > 4). Is there a ...
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How does Agricola Solo version determine the food at the beginning of each game?

At the beginning of each game I start with different amount of food. I understand that it is related to how I end the previous game. What is the rule?
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Can I use a flicker effect to stop an opponents blocker from blocking

Pretty much what the title says. Supposing I have the ability to flicker an opposing blocker, can I force damage past it? To give a concrete example: Suppose my opponent has: 1 untapped vanilla ...
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In Texas Hold'em, how does the floor penalize a player who has received more chips than he should have (as through an add-on)?

I was running a poker tournament this evening. The type of tourney is freezeout with up to a $25 dollar add-on worth 5500 in chips. I seated him, gave him the starting stack plus the add-on, and told ...
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What happens if you run out of cards in Streaking Kittens

I know this question has already been asked, but this situation is different because we use the Streaking Kitten expansion of Exploding Kittens.
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Do I get the continent troops on every turn I have conquered the continent? [duplicate]

If I have conquered the entire continent do I get those bonus continent troops on each turn I play or just one turn after I have conquered it?
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Basic lands during booster draft

What do you do in the event that you open a basic land in a booster draft? Do you just treat it like all other cards in the booster?
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Why are there so many easily avoidable game changing translation errors in Dominion? [closed]

(This question is for people who have knowledge about the process of game translation.) In Dominion each card (and event, landmark, project, ...) has some text on it explaining what it does and to ...
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In Risk when do I have to give up my turn?

In Risk when it's my turn and I attack. Do I give up my turn if I lose some troops while attacking or could I continue attacking until I want to give up my turn?
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Can you have the same Pokemon with different names [duplicate]

I was thinking about a character in the TV show during one episode of sun and moon Ash meets a trainer who just loves Pikachu and I wanted to make a deck baced on her so I understand you can only have ...
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Ancestor dragon. Inclusive or cumulative

If I have Ancestor Dragon out and attack with 3 creatures does it trigger for creatures attacking and I gain 3 life or does it trigger for each attacking creature and I'd gain 3 life for each of the 3 ...
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Is there skill in rolling a spinner?

Several board games, particularly those made for young children, use a spinner instead of a die to control movement. A spinner is harder to lose, less likely to choke a younger sibling, and easier to ...
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Can Strionic Resonator re-direct Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger's exile ability?

Let's say I have 15 copies of Strionic Resonator for a total of 16 triggers and I attack with Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and copy its triggered ability to exile 20 cards from the top of defending ...
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In Gloomhaven, can you get the effects of winning a scenario twice? [closed]

I am not sure what the answer is. It doesn't say you can't, but I assume you can't
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Monster unaffected by Spell/Trap vs. Monster given protection via Spell/Trap

If a monster's effect makes it unaffected by spells/traps, what happens if it attacks a monster protected by Waboku or something? Does it still get destroyed?
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Rules or constraints for assembling the cards in your Pokemon deck

Trying to learn Pokemon TCG. My understanding is that, as a Pokemon TCG player, its your responsibility to assemble your own deck (stack of Pokemon cards) prior to coming to the game/match/fight/...
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What happens when Illusory Gains is detached during combat? [duplicate]

Player 1 has Arcades Sabboth onto the battlefield. Player 2 has Garna,The Bloodflame onto the battlefield. In Player 2's main phase, he cast Illusory Gains on Arcades Sabboth, to gain control of the ...
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Can Hour of Devastation kill Heliod, Sun-Crowned?

Hour of Devastation says: All creatures lose indestructible until end of turn. Hour of Devastation deals 5 damage to each creature and each non-Bolas planeswalker. Let's say my opponent has Heliod,...
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If a Planeswalker transforms into a creature during the main phase, but it is suddenly killed, is it still able to attack?

A player summons Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker. After entering the battlefield, keeping priority, the player activates the first loyalty ability, to immediately transform Sarkhan into a creature. At ...
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Can Mewto and Mew Tag Team GX's Perfection ability be prevented from using by using Golduck's amnesia attack?

In Pokemon tcg, I got a card named "Mewto and Mew GX", and the "Perfection" ability looks cool. But when I put it into combat, I encountered a problem. For example, golduck's attack amnesia does 20 ...
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Is the “Choose Game” an actual game?

This reddit post explains an episode of Seinfeld: When deciding who gets the new apartment, Jerry tells George he'll 'choose' him for it after a failed attempt at coin flip. Jerry takes odds and ...
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Is it possible in UNO to run out of cards to draw?

The question Uno discard and draw pile empty? deals with what would happen according to the rules if a player has to draw one or more cards but is unable to do so because both the draw pile and the ...
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In what order are several properties auctioned by the bank?

When you go bankrupt to the bank, all of your properties are returned to the bank and auctioned. Rule : Should you owe the Bank, instead of another player, more than you can pay (because of ...
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Uno discard and draw pile empty?

So my friend had an Uno dilemma over the weekend... They ran out of discards and draw pile somehow. Then what? I'm guessing this is impossible "mathematically" or they were missing cards, but is ...
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Games with flipping tokens for action selection?

We are creating a game with what we think is a new action selection mechanic. The mechanic is based on poker chip like tokens that you flip to take the action the top side, then there is a different ...

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