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SCAer, lifelong gamer.

Administrator for the Citizens of the Imperium boards for the Traveller Science-Fiction RPG at http://TravellerRPG.com


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revised Mah Jongg set recommendations?
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revised Is number diversity really important?
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revised System for secretly choosing between two options?
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Nov
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answered Is number diversity really important?
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answered System for secretly choosing between two options?
Oct
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comment What are the drawbacks of an automatic card shuffler?
VTC — Exact duplicate of boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/1316/…
Oct
25
answered What is the optimal method to shuffle an organised deck of cards
Oct
20
comment When should I take a curse in response to Torturer?
One nastiness I've seen done is to remodel curses into coppers...
Oct
19
answered Why is 20 the starting life total for Magic the Gathering? How would the game be different if this number was changed?
Oct
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answered How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?
Oct
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answered Dominion - Saboteur use
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answered Maxing out your buys in early Dominion
Sep
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comment Do I have to tell the other players how much money I have?
One should note also that all transactions are public knowledge; anyone paying close enough attention can track exactly how much you have.
Sep
16
comment Tri-dimensional board games: How does the additional dimension extend possible player requirements & game structure?
Star Trek chess is actually fairly symmetric along one axis. It just doesn't look it. The few times I've played, we just both sat to the sides; one's playing upwards, the other downwards, but it's easiest to see moves from above and to the sides.
Sep
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comment Tri-dimensional board games: How does the additional dimension extend possible player requirements & game structure?
The general question is practically unanswerable because it's too general, and not much is really done on it academically.
Sep
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answered Tri-dimensional board games: How does the additional dimension extend possible player requirements & game structure?
Sep
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answered What's the fastest way to print a card game prototype?
Sep
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comment What is the largest amount of pebbles in mancala to win with?
Is your board O::::::O shaped? if so, do you sow to the large ones on the end as you go around? If so, and the pit you collect to and score is the one you sow to first, then it's not possible to capture all stones yourself, as your opponent must sow to it for you to hit an empty on their side that captures from pits 1-4 of your side. I've never played the capture opposite on last stone in empty pit variants, but the issue is that you can't capture them all before he has to drop one... If they play pit 8, that sows 9-12, leaves 8 open. Then 7, sows 8-11. then 8 again, sows 9, next hits capture.
Sep
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answered What is the largest amount of pebbles in mancala to win with?