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Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
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Knowing your Opponents is a Skill I feel like auctions should be distinct from trading, and has largely been ignored in almost all of the answers (much like it's ignored in many games). Both require ...

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Is there a method that gets beneficial diminishing returns when adding more dice, yet stays random?
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You might also consider having good and bad results from a roll. For instance, Blades in the dark uses d6, but a 1 is a failure, 4-5 a success, and 6 a crit. But if you have more fails than successes (...

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Clan rat shields in skirmish
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Competitive/Matched Play answer. No. They shouldn't get the save, since each individual unit is a single model. Narrativist/Open Play Answer. Yes. If it makes your game more fun, and everyone ...

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How can I translate a Magic card printed in a language that I don't know?
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Use an app Probably the simplest way to find what a foreign card is to get yourself a buy/sell/trade app for Magic. For example TCGplayer.com has an app for both Apple & Android that lets you ...

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How do I tell if a game is counterfeit?
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Compare it to a legitimate copy The easiest way would be to compare it to copy that's known to not be a counterfeit. To start with you might want to look at some pictures of the box on board game ...

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Does my creature get stunned after killing Pip Pip with a Red Planet Ray Gun?
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The active Player chooses Do you want your creature to be stunned? If there are multiple abilities that trigger after the reap, the active player chooses the order to resolve them in. So, if there ...

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Can the factory card 'move' action cause combat?
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While the rules do suggest that the next person can take their turn once the current player has finished their top row action, there are instances where you'll want to (or need to) wait until they've ...

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How do I allocate variable damage to multi-wound models?
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With variable damage against multi-wound models (or models with a Feel No Pain equiv.) you need to roll the damage rolls one at a time. The damage is not rolled and then assigned. The only choice you ...

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Where does Æmber captured from own side go after creature leaves play?
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No, but Yes! It doesn't matter who played Mars Needs Æmber, all that matters is who controls the Martians when they leave play. There are a variety of effects that can temporarily gain control of a ...

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Can you identify this "memory" card game with 3 secret cards, lowest score wins
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That sounds a lot like Four card golf though when I played it we did two cards face up, and two face down, so it's totally possible yours is just a regional variation.

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How do Wounds, Damage, Saving Throws and Invulnerable Saves interact with each other?
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Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the procedure. This is basically the same regardless of whether it's in Close Combat or Shooting. Select an Eligible Unit. Declare targets for all weapons before ...

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Implementing Hidden Opposing Player Votes/Bids with Variable Values
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To expand on the skill cards, each player has their own deck of cards, from which they draw X (handsize will depend on the rest of your game to some extent) cards. They'll have various values of Red ...

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Is Root really asymmetrical and balanced?
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Root is asymmetrical. Aside from a game where you have 2 Vagabonds every faction is wildly different while still using the same core mechanics. Even in a game with two Vagabonds however, they do ...

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Look at card under Masterplan?
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I expect they'll need to FAQ it, possibly either making a new Game Area or have the card be in a special Masterplan area. Technically, since the card under Masterplan did not change Game Area, it is ...

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Miniature wise what is the size comparison between a centurion and a crisis battlesuit?
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They are fairly similar in height, however several factors make it hard to give a single canonical answer. First off there are several versions of Crisis Suit (CS from here on)... If we ignore "...

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How to get the eight?
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The only real modification you'll need is the equipment. Otherwise you just need Commander Farsight, a Riptide, a Broadside, and 5 Crisis suits. The only really "special" thing about any of them aside ...

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Is there any bonus to a second Plague knife on Plague Marines?
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You'll want to look for the Vectors of Death and Disease special rule which suggests that amongst it's other effects, having two plague knives increases the bearer's attacks characteristic.

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Is modification of the face of a card legal?
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Mark the outside of your sleeves. If a specific tournament has a problem with it you, can replace the sleeves with unmarked sleeves, you won't devalue your cards. Magic the gathering has a similar ...

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City was not first a settlement. How to fix?
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Find a mutually agreeable solution Outside of organized play if a genuine mistake is discovered and it's too late to "fix", finding an equitable solution by discussion amongst the players is the ...

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Catan - Rules Lawyering the behavior of the "Commercial Harbor" Progress Card
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Commodity Harbor was misplayed No prior exchange of information is needed or required. In each trade, both participants can give ANY appropriate card they want. Player A could ask me if I have any ...

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When survivors get knocked back from a range attack, do they get pushed in the cardinal direction closest to the vector from monster to survivor?
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My understand is that the knockback direction is perpendicular to the monsters movement. That is to say if the monster is moving vertically, the survivor is knocked horizontally, and vice versa. This ...

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What kind of paper can I use for a game card?
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If you are looking to prototype a game there are really three options, you'll want to weigh Expense vs Effort vs Polish. Obviously if you are just playtesting (especially early in the process) Polish ...

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How many different right-handed Power Swords are there on the sprues of the Space Marines?
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Another option is to buy your bits individually. There are tons of options out there, one example is Hoard O Bits though you might want to dig around a bit, this was a fairly quick search. You can ...

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Are movement trays legal in Warhammer 40k Tournaments?
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Ultimately you'd have to check the rules for your individual tournaments, however it's unlikely to be an issue and everyone likes speedier play. Additionally in 8th edition there are no more templates ...

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How does vertical movement work in 40k eighth edition
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In 8th you just measure the actual distance you move. It likely will be worth discussing with your opponent before the game how you want to treat different pieces of terrain. Things like if you're ...

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Why is having shields in AoS 'optional'?
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Age of Sigmar is very much designed with the "beer and pretzels" mindset. The main reason is that you may have a bunch of models without shields. If your opponent doesn't care, you can always say that ...

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Which books to buy to start playing Warhammer 40K 8th edition?
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Strictly speaking the barest minimum needed to play would be Index: Imperium 1 and Index: Chaos. If you already have the CSM Codex you can do w/out Index: Chaos. You do not actually need the Codex: SM ...

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In Warhammer 40K does taking a Chaos Icon replace other weapons?
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Does taking a Chaos Icon replace the model's boltgun? No. Can the model with the Chaos Icon replace his boltgun with a chainsword and still have that with an Icon of Chaos? Yes. If a piece of ...

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Easy Search for Renamed Units
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On the Games-Workshop site, under Age of Sigmar Rules at the end of The Empire rules there's a list of Substitute Warscrolls. I've included it below in case GW takes down or moves the rules. I ...

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Publishing a board game with an existing game company
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You might want to consider the equivalent of a Print on Demand service like Lulu. I've looked at The Game Crafter but have not used their services. You could certainly find a few other options out ...

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