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Can I use Moonlace to allow a Lightning Bolt to target a creature with protection from red?

The action of casting a spell is only apparently simple. There are many steps, and it is for this reason that I propose this question. Taking into account rule 601.2a only (without taking into ...
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Understanding the rules of Knock-out Whist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock-out_Whist For the first deal the dealer deals seven cards to each player and one card is turned up to indicate that its suit is the trump suit for the first ...
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Mirror-Sigil Sergeant and Mirrorweave

Can I cast Mirrorweave in response to my own Mirror-Sigil Sergeant's upkeep ability and turn all my creatures into Mirror-Sigil Sergeant for that upkeep / turn and cause all my creatures to duplicate ...
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If Rayami, First of The Fallen is in the command zone, does his ability still activate? [duplicate]

So if Rayami, First of the Fallen is your commander and has yet to be played, does his ability still exile creatures that would normally be destroyed, or does he have to be on the battlefield for that ...
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Childhood dangers card game made in the 70s/80s

Does anyone remember the name of a card game that was made in the 70s or 80s in which you collect cards in a sequence of events that was meant to teach kids to avoid household injuries? Some of the ...
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How to bid a slam when partnership cannot find the best suit?

The following hand was dealt recently in the Common Game; but only a very small number of partnerships bid and made a slam (1 grand; 2 small slams). As you can see from the last 2 lines, the computer ...
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What happens if no one wants to buy a property at auction in Monopoly?

I ask this question because one time me and my brother tried to pay everything for fun. But somehow, after a few turns, my brother had 0$ due to tax. Now it was my turn, and because I was in jail, I ...
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Source for Dragonology rules?

Recently acquired a copy of Dragonology via an Estate Sale, and there were no rules. Based on the article at board game geek, it looks like we have everything we need, except the rules. I followed ...
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Do creatures with Defender have summoning sickness?

Say I put down 2 Fog Banks during my turn, and once my turn ends would I be able to block creatures with trample, and cancel the effects of trample? Meaning that Fog Bank doesn't get destroyed, and no ...
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MTG Brawl: Should I mulligan?

Playing Brawl, comparable to commander in Magic the Gathering. The difference is that we have a 60 card deck, every card can have only one copy in the deck except for basic lands which can have ...
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Snapping Sailback and the mechanics around resolving the stack [duplicate]

A person casts a Shock targeting a Snapping Sailback. Everyone passes and it resolves doing 2 damage which then triggers the Snapping Sailback's ability so putting a +1/+1 counter on it goes on the ...
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Redirecting Enrage Damage

If I have a Shaman en-Kor and creature with Enrage (For this instance lets says it's a 0/2 with Enrage). An opponent casts a spell which would deal 2 damage to all creatures. I used the Shaman's (0) ...
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Is a card with devoid colorless on the stack?

A card with devoid is colorless. But is it still colorless when it's a spell? I mean: when is it in the stack, that is, when it is not yet a permanent, and when it has not yet been resolved? As an ...
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Is there any card game where the cards' back color is meaningful?

Many card games are played using a double deck of 52+2 cards where the back colors are different (e.g., in Italy it's customary to have red and blue). Is there any game, played with such a ...
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Did I overstate my values on the following bidding?

Nobody vulnerable, partner, South, dealt and opened one spade. West overcalled 2C. Sitting North, I called 2H holding (s) xx (h) KQT8xx (d) xx (c) Kxx. (All x's are 7 or lower.) Partner bid 3d, so I ...
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Did I “really” have too many points for the following bid?

Not vulnerable versus vulnerable, I was sitting third position with the following hand: (s) KQx (h) --- (d) KJ9xxx (c) K8xx. (All x's are 7 or lower.) I opened 2D, a "weak two" after two passes. One ...
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Do spells targeting creatures work on token creatures?

My friend has Mystic Confluence and tried to target a token creature to be returned to the owner's hand. I have read that token creatures are considered creatures, but why would you be able to put a ...
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What's this matching playing card game?

I have a new set of playing cards. I would like to play a matching/trading game with them. However, I don't know the name and I am relying on the Internet to help me remember dealing rules. Here's ...
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Scoring with “Triumphal Arch” and only one Action card in the deck

Yesterday my son and I played the "Advanced Introduction" of the Dominion Empires edition. Among other cards, it contains the "Triumphal Arch" whose description states: When scoring, 3 VP per copy ...
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Do Adventure cards count towards “number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard”?

If I summon Crackling Drake while having only having a Giant Killer on my graveyard (or in exile) will my Drake be 0/4 or 1/4? I got confused by some answers. Some say that when an adventure card is ...
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For Star Realms, what's the appropriate ratio of Wealth-per-Card-per-Faction?

I have lots of cards for Star Realms (2 decks of the standard game, 1 expansion deck), and I'm trimming everything down to fix balance issues and the overall deck size. However, the tricky part is ...
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Do you need to reveal which specific tunnel you’re attempting to claim?

In Ticket To Ride, if you want to claim a tunnel path, you go through the process of laying out your cards for the tunnel and drawing 3 cards to determine if you’re required to pay more cards. My ...
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Can multiple Blackjack Aces have value 1? [duplicate]

What will be the value of this hand? 2, 9, A, 4, A May it be 17? Or it must be 27? In this situation can every Ace count as 1, or there must be one Ace as 11?
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Is there any way my opponent can prevent me from winning in this situation?

I have Judith, the Scourge Diva and Footlight Fiend in play, and have 1 life; my opponent has Dreadhorde Butcher and 2 life. They swing with the Butcher, I block with the Fiend, and they both die. At ...
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Is Prismite considered colorless or all colors for the purpose of Brawl/Commander decks?

Me and the person I'm playing with were making Brawl decks. And we got into an argument about if Prismite was colorless or all colors. So which is it?
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Does Lich's Mastery let me spend down to negative life with Bolas's Citadel?

Could I possibly use Lich's Mastery with Bolas's Citadel? Since I have the condition "you cannot lose the game", theoretically couldn't I go negative with my health by using BC to play cards ...
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What is meant by “game mechanics”?

What are game mechanics? Conceptually I think of the mechanics of the game as how it's played but the definition is a little fuzzy. I don't think rules and mechanics are the same - although I think ...
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How does Bolas's Citadel work?

If I play the card Bolas's Citadel, do I have to pay mana costs for Planeswalkers and Creatures or do I play them for free?
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Can I cast Kheru Spellsnatcher's spell after it leaves the battlefield?

Kheru Spellsnatcher's morph ability is a good one. Suppose I've turned it face up and exiled a spell with its triggered ability, then Kheru Spellsnatcher dies. May I play the exiled spell still even ...
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Activated effects after combat damage

I am looking for some rules clarification on the sub steps during attacks. Q1a- I am told that Reconnaissance can be used AFTER combat damage has been dealt to an opponent, thus granting your ...
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Backgammon move notation - Is there an official, rigorous specification?

I have recently become completely obsessed with Backgammon and I would like to learn more about the "Magriel notation" (link) used to formally describe a game of BG. So is there a definitive, formal ...
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Zero ATK Fighting zero ATK

What happens if a 0 ATK monster attacks another 0 ATK monster? I would say that since monsters do not have any attack, they can't do any damage, so nothing happens. On the other hand there is this ...
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Suggestions about certain ambiguous card text [closed]

Abzan Battle Priest text says: "Every creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it gets lifelink". It is expressively written as "a" +1/+1 counter. As some other white creature with Outcast ...
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Is it possible to play a land card when the stack is filled up?

Is it possible to play a land card when the stack is filled with unresolved spells and effects waiting to do their work? It may be useful since MTG came out with his new (at those times...) Landfall ...
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Playing a Wild Draw Color Card on top of another Wild Draw Color Card to get out of drawing cards in UNO FLIP [duplicate]

If a player lays down a Wild Draw Color Card, can the next player lay down their own Wild Draw Color Card to get out of drawing cards. I argued that this should be allowed since it's like in UNO ...
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Could this Monopoly House rule (designed for speeding things up) break the game? [closed]

"Once the last available property on the board is purchased, all other player pieces are removed and everyone now uses the one piece on their turn to represent their movement. Additionally, every ...
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Maelstrom Pulse, targeting a face-down creature. Does it destroy other face-down creatures?

The big issue that needs to be addressed is that face-down creatures don't actually have a name. So while Maelstrom Pulse would normally remove most creature tokens just fine, its effect on face-down ...
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Can a creature be set up to regenerate and still deal combat damage?

Regeneration has passed through several changes in its rulings. It now says that after the regen has been resolved, creature must tap and be removed from combat. This means a lot, and it is quite ...
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Commander Damage Stacking & Player Control

In Commander/EDH, as far as I understand if a commander does 21 damage to an opponent they lose. I understand separate commanders must be tracked separately in multiplayer. How does this count if for ...
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Why are the pips on dice organized the way they are?

Is there any particular reason why the pips (the little dots) on a die are arranged in those patterns (3 is a diagonal line, 6 is two horizontal lines, etc.)? And also why any face plus its opposite ...
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Possible way to counter or sidestep split-second spells (like Trickbind) in a particular situation

I have on the battlefield Will-o'-the-Wisp, and my opponent (it is his turn now) is going to attack in his combat step with his flying Air Elemental. I have to face this 4/4 creature and, in ...
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Can we add to the stack after resolving part of it?

Been playing Arena in MTG and it seems to allow casting of spells after resolution on the stack. This does not seem to follow the rules as written. Which is right. For example three spells are on ...
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Sly Deal - Stealing a Wild Card

The below is from the help section of the Monopoly Deal Sly Deal Steal a property card or a property wild card from any other player and add it to your property collection. You cannot steal a card ...
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Monopoly - Passing Go Backwards [duplicate]

I played Monopoly, and I passed Go, and landed on the Community Chest 2 spaces after the Go space. I picked up the "Pay $10, or draw a Chance Card". I drew a Chance card and I got "Go back three ...
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Do field enchantments stack?

Do field enchantments, such as cards that say "opponent puts the top two cards of their library into their graveyard", stack with multiple iterations of it on my field? The specific example I'll use ...
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Hardened Scales + Champion of Lambholt + Token Generator

Champion of Lambholt: Gets a +1/+1 counter whenever a creature enters the battlefield. Hardened Scales: Whenever 1 or more counters are put on a creature, put one more of those counters on that ...
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Is there a strategy PVP board/card game with Negative Feedback loops? [closed]

Feedback loops (for those who aren't aware) (A Negative Feedback Loop is the technical term for "comeback mechanics", akin to what you experience in Mario Kart. This is when the game makes it easier ...
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What, functionally, is the difference between the effect on Rooftop Storm and cards like Omniscience?

There are plenty of cards in MTG that have effects that allow you to cast cards for free, such as Aluren and Omniscience. These cards phrase their abilities as You may cast spells from your hand ...
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Lazav and Clever Impersonator

Lazav, the Multifarious is activated to become a copy of Clever Impersonator, with Caged Sun out, so it doesn't die. It is now simply a 1/1 with the name, "Lazav, the Multifarious," Lazav's ability, ...
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Lazav Ability on the Stack

I have gained control of my opponent's Lazav, the Multifarious. I activate it's ability targeting the Clone in my graveyard. If the ability resolves, Lazav will die, becoming a 0/0 with no abilities, ...

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