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Mar
8
answered In 4-player Unspeakable Words, what is the likelihood of more than one player not going insane?
Mar
4
revised What game are these cards from?
I'm pretty sure the guy being referred to is second from right.
Mar
3
revised Differences between Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert?
Add forbidden-desert tag
Mar
2
revised Can the climber jetpack to a buried tile?
Fix tag (can't add new tags from mobile site)
Mar
2
asked Can the climber jetpack to a buried tile?
Feb
26
comment Whats the perfect set for Agricola solo series using E, I, and K decks?
The question could probably be improved by replacing "Any thoughts?" at the end of the body, with "What set of occupations (and minor improvements) allows the highest score in a solo game?"
Feb
26
comment Whats the perfect set for Agricola solo series using E, I, and K decks?
@bengoesboom I think the title is a pretty clear question. It's a really tough question, and I'd be impressed if someone can answer it. The body of the question is more conversational, but does show that the OP has put a fair bit of effort into trying to answer it.
Feb
23
comment In the Game of the Goose, keep moving again and again if I keep landing on geese?
@ATS Yes, I agree. The first set of rules I linked to say that you can do that, roll a nine and win; the second set of rules say that you can't, you just end up at 26 or 53.
Feb
23
answered In the Game of the Goose, keep moving again and again if I keep landing on geese?
Feb
22
revised What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
Add diagrams showing optimal play
Feb
22
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
I tried to replicate your strategies to find the discrepancies between our expected scores. I got much lower expected scores when I tried the strategies you've suggested. The script I wrote to test your strategies is here (together with the output) ideone.com/SFJOOQ
Feb
21
answered What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
Feb
17
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
9
revised What are good placement strategies for Stratego?
added 11 characters in body
Feb
9
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
7
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
@GendoIkari Regardless of whether it's 200 or 200000, I don't think it's going to be a game I'm going to try any time soon!
Feb
7
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
@GendoIkari I've just re-entered the code I used and added a loop: ideone.com/LMy49o There are quite a few rules that weren't specified in the question (e.g. what happens when going backwards past the start, what happens if you throw doubles), so I'm not too surprised that we have different results. Sample output from my code: "The average number of turns in 1000 games was 87 (min = 8, max = 631)"
Feb
7
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
@KSK I have no problem with questions about variants or house rules; I've asked some myself. I was just pointing out the obvious effect of reducing the average roll to zero. Maybe you could edit your question to explain why you think this might be an interesting backgammon variant? You could then ask about concerns people would have with it (although I think the length of game will be the main one).
Feb
6
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
I ran a quick simulation of getting one piece 24 spaces and in 10 runs I saw it usually take between about 100-200 rolls (the lowest was 26).
Feb
6
comment Backgammon with negative value dice
"This can change the entire strategy of the game" - surely this makes the game last much much longer? Try playing it on your own without an opponent and count the number of rolls needed to get your pieces home.