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Top new questions this week:

Can my opponent force me to play out a demonstrated loop?

We are at a Competitive REL tournament. With ten minutes left on the clock in game three, my opponent is at 5000 life. I control two Elite Arcanists. Each of them have Time Stop exiled. I also control ...

magic-the-gathering  
asked by Rainbolt 18 votes
answered by ikegami 25 votes

Can I cast a spell if I might be able to pay its cost but don't know yet?

A Wizards forum thread had an interesting question that was left unanswered. If I have only two black mana available, can I cast Fatal Lore if my opponent has a Spellwild Ouphe on the battlefield? ...

magic-the-gathering  
asked by Zags 11 votes
answered by Zags 7 votes

Playing Catan for the first time, what should I know?

Tonight I'm going to play Settlers of Catan for the first time. The thing is that I will play with very expérienced players and they strongly recommended me to gather the more information I could in ...

settlers-of-catan  
asked by Sinity 9 votes
answered by Brendan 14 votes

Will Heroic trigger if a spell would cause the creature to lose all abilities?

So me and a buddy of mine got into a argument: he had Setessan Battle Priest out which has heroic Whenever you cast a spell that targets Setessan Battle Priest, you gain 2 life Then he played ...

magic-the-gathering heroic  
asked by Zach 8 votes
answered by murgatroid99 12 votes

How can we adjust starting conditions in Twilight Struggle to favour the USSR?

My girlfriend and I play Twilight Struggle. She likes playing as USSR. I'm a bit better at the game, which leads to a frustrating situation where I win most of the games. Are there any generally ...

twilight-struggle  
asked by ChrisInEdmonton 6 votes
answered by Wouter 3 votes

Can I shortcut a loop with conditional actions?

I control Wirefly Hive, Filigree Sages, Darksteel Forge, and some means of making an arbitrarily large amount of mana. My opponent is at two million life, and there are ten minutes remaining on the ...

magic-the-gathering  
asked by Rainbolt 5 votes
answered by murgatroid99 4 votes

In Articulate would using Girl Band as the description for Girls Aloud violate the rules

Could the good people of Stack Exchange settle an argument - "not so recent girl band" was used as a description for Girls Aloud. Does the fact girl is a word in both the clue and the question violate ...

taboo  
asked by Chris 5 votes
answered by jprete 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How much would it cost to get started with Magic: The Gathering?

I've heard a lot (of good things) about this game and I'm interested in exploring it; however, I'm slightly worried about the initial cash investment involved. About how much would it cost to get ...

magic-the-gathering  
asked by Elliott 30 votes
answered by aramis 23 votes

What planeswalker cards can be used as commanders?

Can any Planeswalker be used as a Commander, or just the ones that say "XXXX can be your Commander" on the card?

magic-the-gathering  
asked by MPW 1 vote
answered by doppelgreener 4 votes

Can you answer these?

What is the optimal strategy to solve Hanoi Solitaire?

I recently discovered for the first time a variation of Solitaire called Hanoi (sometimes spelled Hanoy or Hanoii). My Solitaire app says it's rated easy, but I have never solved it because I only get ...

solitaire game-theory  
asked by Brian J. Fink 1 vote

Twilight Struggle, Longer game

My friend and I play a lot of Twilight Struggle and we have a lot of fun with it. The thing is we only reach the late war 1 in 5 times so far. Is this how it is supposed to go or are we doing ...

twilight-struggle  
asked by Wouter 1 vote

Technically highest 7Wonders score

I was wondering what is the technically highest score one can achieve in Seven Wonders (with Cities and Leaders) in a 3+ player game, considering all players are working with the performer. Has ...

7-wonders  
asked by Zil 4 votes
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