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Feb
23
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
I am OP. The question was assuming that the other player does nothing.
Feb
23
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Feb
23
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
This assuming that your opponnent does nothing.
Jun
14
comment What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
Finally, the expression reads as "one minus the number of unordered ways to draw 8 cards from a pool of 60 - 24 cards divided by the number of unordered ways to draw 8 cards from a pool of sixty cards"? Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
Jun
14
comment What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
Also, not quite - if you generalize it to "having {these} cards at turn N", that's more likely than "having {these} cards at turn N, and having {some subset of {these}} at turn N - 1", and having...".
Jun
14
comment What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
The slightly weird notation is hypergeometrical distribution, yes?
Jun
14
comment What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
Yes, M:tG. It's a combo deck, if you're interested.
Jun
13
comment What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
@TimDuff: No, I'm not - care to explain?
Jun
13
asked What are the chances of having certain cards on certain turns if you draw one card each turn?
May
25
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@Charles: I kinda gave up on this question, and started improving my deck independently. The decklist has changed quite a bit since I asked this question.
May
19
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May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
A turing machine couldn't happen, since I don't have the mentioned cards (and my opponent is assumed to do nothing but discard cards). How could the game reach an infinite loop?
May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@TheChaz: Perhaps. There's definitely a playtesting utility, although that requires human participation.
May
19
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May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@KCd: Is this better?
May
19
revised Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
Clarified rules, added generalization question
May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@AustinMohr: It would be more off-topic in any Boards & Games (or draw3cards), since the question itself is about math. I could of used meaningless identifiers, but I think that would be just made it harder to understand.
May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@NateEldredge: I was really hoping for a strict definition, because that would be faster to calculate, and far more interesting, then a plain simulation. However, the idea of at least getting an approximate method would be very nice. If I don't get that, I'll write a simulator.
May
19
comment Given a victory condition and a set strategy, what are the chances of winning on a given turn in a game of Magic: The Gathering?
@TheChaz: Part of my question (as I state in the parentheses) is how to generalize this. I guess I'll edit it to make this more obvious, however. Several people tell me that a big part of answering questions is posing them well, and that's part of what I'd like help with.
May
19
comment How do you calculate the average number of lands in your hand in a game of MTG?
@AustinMohr: I don't understand the notation, at all, although that's a lacking on my part, not yours.