1,692 reputation
816
bio website aslum.net
location Blacksburg, VA
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen 4 hours ago
Gamer, Librarian, Web designer

Mar
16
comment How Unethical Is A Purely “Blocking” Move In Ticket To Ride?
Honestly, I'm kind of surprised no one has linked to the Penny Arcade comic. NSFW: penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/04/16
Mar
13
comment D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?
While this is true, chances are d4s are not going to be used anywhere that money is on the line, so it probably won't be a big deal if "3" comes up a bit more frequently than it should, and "4" slightly less. Additionally as these would be designed by hand, unless some effort was put into it, chances are slim that inequality would be intentional.
Mar
13
comment D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?
Actually, I'm pretty sure if you cast enough Magic Missiles, those dice WILL come up on the small side. My steampunk polyset has a D4 that can balance on the points, and we joke that when it does it'll be a 5! (Set is not cheap, but available here: shapeways.com/model/636461/…
Mar
6
comment How can I speed up the setup of Eclipse?
Yes sir. Alternatively, if they haven't played before it gives them something relatively mindless to do while you explain the game.
Feb
21
comment Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK?
Play a game of 7 Wonders (where play is simultaneous) and winner goes first. Or play a game of Get bit (also simultaneous).
Feb
21
comment Help me identify this card game with secret, changing rules
Yeah, we always said "Penalty, playing out of turn" or whatever when we handed out cards so it was generally immediately obvious what was done wrong. Though "Penalty, failure to say the name." after a spade was played sometimes took a bit.
Feb
7
comment What is the purpose of having randomizer cards for the non-kingdom cards?
Alternatively, put the randomizers up side down.
Jan
28
comment Rules for 7 Wonders (and extensions)?
I wish there was a combined rules... I've got both expansions, and having to flip through 3 books to find the card you're looking for can be a pain.
Jan
25
comment Procession and Throne room interaction
Considering that Throne Room is NOT a "may" ability whereas King's Court and Procession both are, I don't think this is a duplicate.
Jan
25
comment Procession and Throne room interaction
4th point updated in light of the fact that procession is a "may" ability while throne room is not.
Jan
25
comment Procession and Throne room interaction
Uh... see point 4. You don't have to play either of the cards. Were I in that situation, I probably would village first and hope to draw something else exciting to play twice.
Jan
8
comment How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
If I win, it's skill. If you win, it's luck.
Nov
23
comment Rules to decide which wonder side (A or B) to play in 7 Wonders?
For what it's worth, we almost always choose option 4, unless there is someone playing for the first time.
Nov
6
comment Avoiding stealing a resource when moving the robber in Catan
Actually nothing in the rules says you have to move the robber in a manner that allows you to take a card. You CAN move the robber somewhere not adjacent to anyone, and if you move next to two people, you can choose to steal from the one with no resources. See the Soldier section in the Almanac for confirmation.
Nov
2
comment What is the best way to print cards for my game?
Especially if you are still playtesting sleeves are the way to go. Get a mess of Magic Land cards (or any defunct CCG) and just print on regular paper. Put a CCG card in the sleeve AND your piece of printed paper. Boom! Shuffleable, unmarked and easy to use.
Oct
26
comment How does Jester interact with the Knights?
This is what we thought, and how we played it, but we couldn't find a definitive answer in the rules for either card.
Sep
24
comment What is the reasoning behind some of the allies, in 6th edition Warhammer?
The 'nids not being able to ally with ANYONE is kind of dumb, anyone remember Genestealer Cults?
Sep
2
comment I've massively over-sprayed my models! Help!
To late to help with these models, but hobby primer such as that produced by GW and other modeling companies is designed to be less obscuring of details. Car Primer and other primers you'll find art the hardware store are designed to fill small gaps and cover up "tiny imperfections"... these can work but really are not a good idea.
Jul
1
comment What card sleeves should I get for Cards Against Humanity?
This is probably the correct answer considering the style of play of the game, but a small thought in defense of sleeving them in regular magic sleeves: Yes, a full set of sleeves will probably run you $25-40 but as those sleeves get damaged/split through wear you can replace them with identical sleeves. If you play this game a lot (and drinking or messy people are involved) the chances of having marked cards goes up, and it becomes a non-zero chance that the same card could get damaged twice or more... you don't want to buy a third set, but another pack of 50 sleeves'd only be a couple bucks.
Jun
13
comment How does Terraforming work in Eminent Domain?
Hmm, I must have an older edition, my copy doesn't have the note.