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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


Aug
20
answered Why are the old Pokémon TCG sets not allowed in modern tournaments?
Aug
20
answered How is “shifting” supposed to work in Death Angel?
Aug
19
comment Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?
Thanks! One problem is that the rules now tend to be found by finding the various Cribbage associations, and tend to be tournament rules; variants are not nearly as easy to find documented anymore, as tournament rules are more visible, more desired, and thus ranked higher in search engines.
Aug
19
revised Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?
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Aug
19
answered What hand scores are impossible in Cribbage?
Aug
19
comment What hand scores are impossible in Cribbage?
In standard cribbage... several variations involve more cards. And with the caveat that you're only counting the hand, not the play phase points.
Aug
19
comment Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?
It's a step further...
Aug
19
answered Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?
Aug
19
comment Is it better to learn to play bridge by reading about it, or just playing?
Actually, for a casual player, learning any one of the standard bidding systems IS a heavy burden, let alone all of the 2-3 more common variants.
Aug
18
answered One vs Many board games
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
comment What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?
The other forms of precision dice are (1) equal volume of drilled pips (The 1 is wider and/or deeper than the pips on the 6, but the same total volume), (2) Gamescience style shallow arabic numbers on sharp edged dice, (3)partial weighted pips, where the pips are slightly weighted with a dense material to make up for the weight of the missing material for the pips. --- I've not seen 3 in MANY years, and most people accuse such dice of being unfair even if they are truly fair.
Aug
17
comment What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?
The event portion really changes the game on the Catan:Event Cards. Using them only for the die rolls is a far saner choice.
Aug
17
comment What is the best way to print cards for my game?
If the cards are smaller than the packing tape is wide, tape 1st, then cut, for better results.
Aug
16
comment What is the best way to print cards for my game?
Pasting to cheap decks results in shuffling damage.
Aug
16
answered What is the best way to print cards for my game?
Aug
12
comment Poker Texas Hold'em Sit-and-Go - Independent Chip Model (ICM)
(a * 0.5) = (A * (1/2)) =(A*1)/2= A/2
Aug
9
comment Robo Rally - Alternative rules for option cards?
I've seldom seen someone get 5 rotation cards two hands in a row.
Aug
8
comment Can a route be included in more than one destination ticket?
To put it another way: all that matters is that at the time you score the route card, your network of track connects the two cities on each card. In some versions, it's possible to have the same route multiple times; they all can use the same chunks of track. In versions with stations, the station has to be used for one specific chunk of track, but all routes can use that one track "borrowed" using the station. We place the station over it to indicate its use during the "proving" of one's tickets' completion.
Aug
7
answered Robo Rally - Alternative rules for option cards?