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Sep
12
comment What's the most intuitive way to use a die for a pass/fail test?
Disregarding common (I have no data, so no idea), I think the easiest method to understand is roll 1 die, and have a certain threshold for success (e.g., 4 or higher). I think associating higher numbers with better outcomes is natural, so and I think spelling it out as "4 or higher" rather than ">3" or ">=4" makes things plenty clear, even for non-gamers.
Sep
12
comment What's the most intuitive way to use a die for a pass/fail test?
@Joe But method and probability are so closely linked. Your first even/odd single die suggestion would be okay if you only ever want a 50:50 chance, but it generalizes really poorly. "Roll one die, you need a 4 or higher" does the same thing, but the method lends itself to adjustment to different success probabilities (1/6, 2/6, etc.). Using two dice seems completely unnecessary unless you want more control over the success probability than one die allows, in which case it's the only way to go.
Sep
10
reviewed Reviewed Are players required to make conquests on their turn?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open Is checkers just tactics?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open Does an item effect still occur if you go insanse/unconscious using it?
Sep
7
reviewed Leave Open Is there a program/game i can build a deck and play against AI's without a net connection?
Sep
7
reviewed Leave Open Is anyone aware of any score keeping apps (BB10 or Android) that can keep track of score (including extra meta-data)?
Sep
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is this game with 16 pegs and 36 spools to fit on them?
Sep
5
comment Is it now a good time to buy rotating Magic Cards?
While this isn't a rules question, I'm surprised at the assumption that answers will need to be primarily opinion based. A good answer should be possible, should include some/lots of data, and, I think, be fairly easy to evaluate objectively.
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
reviewed Close Identify the Game: reach the other side of the board, while avoiding barriers
Aug
10
answered Is there a site to play go online against a computer?
Aug
5
revised Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
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Aug
5
answered Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
Aug
1
comment Is there a real disadvantage for the player kicking off step two in power grid?
Could you describe the disadvantage you perceive? Maybe you are playing the game incorrectly, but there's not really enough info to even guess...
Jul
30
comment How can I quickly estimate my level in go by playing against a computer/tablet?
Though it would be a bit tedious, one way to test this would be to play a few games between Fuego and another bot with known level. You can easily find such bots on KGS.
Jul
29
comment How can I get the trait clips in Betrayal at House on the Hill to stay on?
We used pliers... same effect, better taste.
Jul
18
revised Does the Battlestar Galactica game spoil the TV series?
added 3 characters in body
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
comment When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
Thanks for comments. In that case, should we close the question?