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Why do people refer to Blue color as "U" in Magic the Gathering?
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According to Magic Head Designer Mark Rosewater's "Drive to Work" podcast on the subject, Wizards used "B" for Black and "L" for Land, leaving "U" as the next reasonable choice. Blue we represent ...

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Why would you want to play with a deck bigger than 60 cards in MTG?
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You might be playing in a format that mandates it. One example is Commander, which uses a deck of precisely 100 cards, with no cards repeated save basic land.

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What is the fastest MTG Mill deck that can be made?
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Activating the Grindstone when you have a Painter's Servant in play will mill an opponent's entire library in a single shot. The scarecrow turns all cards that aren't in play a single shared color; ...

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Can I use a Corpse Cur to get a Vector Asp back from the graveyard?
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Corpse Cur says "return target creature card with infect." Although Vector Asp had infect when it went to the graveyard, the creature card Vector Asp in the 'yard doesn't have it. Not a valid target.

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Can poison counters be removed?
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Another way to reduce the number of poison counters that you have is through an effect that restarts the game, like Karn Liberated's third ability. Doing so resets your number of poison counters to ...

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Blackjack: If you're insured, and bust, do you collect on the insurance?
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Option B, but not for the reason you think. You have made two errors: When you take insurance, you may insure only up to half of your original bet, turning what would ordinarily be a loss into a ...

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What is the best version of Settlers of Catan for a group of people who have never played before?
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The original set will do just fine; it comes with a pre-arranged layout for new players who'd rather not deal with the randomness. If your family has more than four people, you'll also want the 5-6 ...

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Effectiveness of 1000 BWC in practice
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It really works in practice. I've been part of an annual game of 1KBWC for many years, and it's still fun. It only works for fun. Any competitive elements present are pastiches of elements of other ...

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Building a Blue Deck on a budget?
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Building an inexpensive blue deck means concentrating on one of the strategies it does well at common, which could mean "mill" (causing your opponent to draw out his or her deck), cheap flyers, card ...

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What has been the popularity trend for D&D Miniatures?
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The last expansion for the game was Lords of Madness in 2010. The release of the Dragon Collector's Set this December -— a 5-figure fixed set -- suggests that the future of the line will be in the ...

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Rock-paper-scissors type randomizers
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Robo Rally uses action cards — move 3, turn 90° right, move 1 — placed in predetermined slots; the cards laid down by other players may change how those cards translate into game actions.

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How does Infect interact with Lifelink?
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Yes to both. The FAQ for Scars of Mirrodin states that creatures with infect deal damage to players in the form of poison counters; that's still dealing damage, so lifelink and other abilities that ...

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Looking for full spoilers for the Shadowrun CCG
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Here's one link to start you on your way: a full text spoiler in PDF for the "Underworld" expansion, which was the only one released for the game.

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How to build a multi-colour aggro deck to be more effective against control
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If you're using the Red-Green-Blue "wedge" and you're playing "casual," you might find some use in one of the Commander decks produced by Wizards of the Coast: the "Mirror Mastery" deck, in particular....

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MTG: Mutavault - how does it work?
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To add to the "why is this card so expensive," because of the draft structure at the time and the small size of the Morningtide expansion, fewer packs were opened than, say, in a large set that was ...

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Are cards of the same "rarity level" really equally rare in MTG?
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Although the cards are equally distributed by rarity, there have been times when issues involving sorting and packaging have made certain cards more likely to appear together, or in the same booster ...

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What is the correct creature type for Lesser and Greater Werewolf?
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The change to "Werewolf" took place on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011.

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Player insurance on natural player blackjack
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If the player has a natural 21 (a "blackjack"), the insurance offer is instead called "taking even money." The dealer will offer to pay the hand at 1:1 before revealing the hole card. If the player ...

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How do CCGs/LCGs have an ongoing metaplot?
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Imagine, if you will, a game like MLB Showdown, where the characters on the cards are actual, real-life baseball players. Some cards you play indicate tactics and actions in baseball; other cards ...

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How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?
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In addition to the already-cited Intro Packs, the manufacturers have started releasing Event Decks for each block. These are pre-constructed decks built for the level of competition you'll face at the ...

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City card and predicting when Supply piles will run low
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I can see some synergy with Treasure Map, which tends to disappear fast.

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