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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


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.
Mar
26
comment Wargame with customizable miniature stats?
@Lo'oris 1st ed 40K had rating systems for people and vehicles in the core book.
Mar
25
comment What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
You can always upvote all that have good advice.
Mar
24
comment What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
Being upset over losing in a high luck game is the epitome of bad sportmanship.
Mar
22
comment How to successfully store games on edge?
Card decks develop a noticeable bowing after a few years; after 5+, many rubber bands will leave a mark upon the cards, and after several years, most are brittle and/or have glued themselves to the cards. Ziplocks are a far better option than rubber bands.
Mar
21
comment What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
A&A has so much luck factor, that even an optimal position can be lost in a couple turns, multiple routes to victory, shared victory, and no true player elimination (if your allies retake your homeland, you get it back). I've seen a player who had a 20infantry:1armor advantage lose a battle on several occasions... simply by luck of the dice. And further, a player dropping out means more work for some other player, since the 5 core nations are all played regardless of how many players. It is the perfect example of a game where resignation is a rudeness.
Mar
19
comment What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
In this context, A&A is a poor example, in part because it's a 2 team game, and in part because A&A has 2 different victory conditions... Economic, and capture the capitals. Having LOST my capital, playing japan, the German player and we still hit an economic victory when he took Moscow, and I rolled up on india. It's just two varied for a good example for this.