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Oct
16
comment Which has to be declared first: Marklights or Jink?
I'd say that choosing a gun is definitely part of shooting at a target. You can't shoot at something without picking which gun you are going to shoot (when you have multiple options) therefore picking is part of shooting. So you must spend markerlights before you pick (since you have to spend them before you shoot).
Oct
16
comment Which battleforce should I buy as a newbie player?
Maybe go Necron then? Or IG, they're probably the shootiest of the remaining choices.
Oct
8
comment Which has to be declared first: Marklights or Jink?
I don't think it's near that bad. Tau player says "This unit will shoot at that unit using X markerlights to Y." If cover is being ignored Jink is irrelevant. If it's not then the defender's last chance to Jink is after the first weapon to fire is chosen but before the to hit roll dice are rolled.
Oct
8
comment Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army
It's especially useful once you have a large army and lots of options to choose from. The pro version is IMO well worth it, as you can save favorite units (I almost always take the same Deamon Princess, and it's really nice to be able to add her with a single click, for example.) That said the free version is still a huge time saver on the list construction front.
Oct
8
comment Modernising a 90s Warhammer 40K Army
Not needed, but certainly useful, would be Battlescribe. This could give you an idea of how many points of models you have, and to a lesser extent, what you will need/want to buy.
Aug
15
comment Is it always better to play a knight immediately?
It's worth noting, that since TIES for largest army go to the person who acquires it first, playing your Third Knight ASAP can be advantageous (or 4th if someone else already has Largest Army w/ 3 Knights).
Jun
30
comment Which has to be declared first: Marklights or Jink?
It sounds to me like you are still using 6th edition Jink rules. Jink is no longer automatic.
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.