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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
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.
Jul
17
comment What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
Just a matter of comparing the source code to eliminate that...
Jul
17
comment What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
boardgamegeek.com/thread/170270/formula-de-online tells you how to get it from formulede.online.free.fr
Jul
17
comment What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
Formula De has an official Java implementation already.
Jul
17
comment What is a good board game to use for a programming competition
Diplomacy relies too much on negotiations, treaties, and other hard to implement elements, especially given the conditionals in most treaties. It wouldn't end up playing like diplomacy, even tho it might look like it, unless someone had the backing of the Jeopardy bot team...
Jul
7
comment Public knowledge in Settlers of Catan?
People can watch and see what's turned in.
Jul
6
comment Public knowledge in Settlers of Catan?
The discards, however, are required to go back to the correct piles, so the information becomes public anyway.
Jun
8
comment Cribbage score going out
Good catch, Adam. Fixing... changing the Q to a 9... slightly less likely t get a go, but I've floated a 24 for a go more often than I care to think.
Jun
7
comment Supporting Routed Units in A Game of Thrones
+1: the one time I played, all 6 players came to agreement that, by the wording of the rules, this is correct.
Jun
2
comment Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner?
Which was, still, an RPG, albeit of the hack-n-slash variety, and bordering on boardgame.
Jun
2
comment Can Russia and Japan Follow A Mutual “Hands Off” Policy In Axis and Allies?
That treaty was kept more by Apathy than by act of will... Russia really didn't have much force in the east. A&A is mildly ahistoric, as well.
Jun
2
comment Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner?
Battlelore isn't short, and isn't light. Figure 20-30 min setup, 60-120 min to play, and 10-30 min to put away. AGOT is several hours - 4-6 is common from what I've seen.
Jun
2
comment Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner?
It's also an RPG. The current version has done away with most of the boardgame elements.
May
14
comment Official Rules for Hand and Foot?
those rules are not the ones I've encountered... any of the three variants... which said, boil down to number of needed canastas (always 5; v1 2clean 2 dirty; v2: 3 clean 2 dirty; v3 2 clean 3 dirty), and always black 3's are worthless, and red ones cost a clean canasta each if caught in hand; you can never pick up a black three from the discard, nor any thing below it, and you draw 3 cards, not two, total from discards and deck, and declare which before drawing.
May
8
comment Is it possible to position all chess pieces on the board such that all pieces defend at least one piece and attack at least one piece?
-1 Irrelevant to play.
Apr
28
comment Wargame with customizable miniature stats?
@tynam Thanks! (And it happens to all of us at some point or another.
Apr
17
comment Advice on acquiring / constructing Dice Towers
You're missing the key components... namely the randomization deflectors inside.
Apr
17
comment Advice on acquiring / constructing Dice Towers
It also lacks the randomizing features of a well done dice tower... it's much easier to cheat the dice with a tray than a tower.
Apr
4
comment When is the woodcutter worth buying in Dominion?
If you're mostly silver, odds are the extra buy already goes to another mine or village...
Mar
30
comment Shaun the sheep games rules?
It sounds like time for someone to point out that ALL OF EUROPE is essentially part of the English speaking market place... if available in the EU, it's also available to native english speakers by postal order and English access to the EU by rail and ferry. They need to be disabused of their provincialism.