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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


Sep
15
comment Creative handicaps in Settlers of Catan?
@TomAu Aside from the impracticality of increasing the numbers, the intent is to handcap only the more experienced player - asymmetric restrictions. Novices play with 4 and 5, old hands with 3 and 4. Not to mention that 5 & 6 would require also increasing the number of roads.
Sep
9
answered Canasta with two players
Aug
19
answered Are there any websites for keeping score of various boardgames?
Aug
19
answered Do all Reaction cards completely block all Attack cards?
Aug
14
answered What kind of paper should one use to print custom cards?
Aug
10
comment What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?
Your old pic was better than the new pic
Aug
10
comment What is the special die with pictograms in Monopoly used for?
What are the three prictures - given the rules in Jefromi's answer, knowing the specific 3 pictures would allow the rest of us to try it.
Jul
30
answered Does a concealed Kan interrupt the game flow?
Jul
18
comment When I put the robber on someone in Settlers of Catan, does the resource I take HAVE to be random?
@PatLudwig the FAQ is only for the latest edition, and without the latest edition's rules, it's in several cases going to violate the wording of the rules in use... without there being house rules, mind you... so the FAQ really isn't the final answer.
Jul
18
comment Too few resource cards to distribute, but only one player receiving that resource type. Do they get the cards?
Mine says player order, ending with the player who rolled the dice. Again, older edition.
Jul
12
comment Keeping track of many independent variables on a physical board?
EXTREMELY clumsy in play. It's the cumbersome in Shadows, with a d6; it's far worse with a D10 or d20, as consecutive numbers are not adjacent, except on specially made spindown d20's.
Jul
12
comment Keeping track of many independent variables on a physical board?
Use a 2.25" diameter wheel, a 1.75", and a 1.25" diameter wheel, stacked. A single shared hub runs through the center of all three and down into the board. Put the arrow pointing to the selection in the corner of the 2.25" square...
Jul
11
answered Keeping track of many independent variables on a physical board?
Jul
11
comment Is a deck with extra aces more beneficial to a dealer, or a player?
Yep, probably should... but the principle is adequately enough shown, and the reciprocal form (Face first, then ace) is the same odds. The important factor is that any increase in player chances of Blackjack hurt the house far worse than help the house, because a player blackjack usually pays without even showing the dealer's hand.
Jul
10
answered Is a deck with extra aces more beneficial to a dealer, or a player?
Jul
7
answered Cities and Knights: Played to virtual deadlock
Jul
5
revised How does the cost of designer board games compare to other forms of entertainment?
added 96 characters in body
Jul
4
answered Playing wildcard (Jacks or multiples of a role) for a role which I have in hand
Jul
4
answered Can I take a jack if I'm at the hand limit?
Jun
29
answered How can we play Game of Thrones as a league game?