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R User, board game enthusiast.


Oct
22
comment Why is it called “Chinese Checkers”?
Question shows no research effort.
Oct
10
comment 4-4 high approach joseki question
But, of course, "best" depends on full-board context. If the top is important to W, she could play 8 at E16 and push through. But it's purely W's choice at that point.
Oct
10
comment 4-4 high approach joseki question
Agreed. Black deviates from joseki with 5 (typically at C17), and looks thoroughly punished.
Oct
3
comment What deck should be used for a beginner in Netrunner
Ah, that makes sense! I was really confused because Jinteki is a corp, and I thought the "runs" was referring to how a runner runs, or maybe saying that the deck "runs poorly" like an engine "runs poorly", just without the "ly". Apologies. (It reads very clearly now, of course.)
Sep
19
comment Clocking Android Netrunner
... 3 months later, this was definitely a good answer. To get up to a decent speed, we just needed a bit more practice and to get familiar with the cards we were using.
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
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
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.
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?
Jun
25
comment When a card asks you to flip a coin is it against the rules to use a two headed coin?
I'd invite down-voters to comment... I think the question has a rather obvious answer, but I don't think it's a bad question. Maybe not as serious as some others, but it has produced a good answer and nice limited discussion in comments.
Jun
9
comment What are examples of Go played on non-flat surfaces, like on a sphere?
Looks like he's not active anymore, but the kgs archives still have game records for user beerslayer, who played almost exclusively 37x37 games.
Jun
9
comment Clocking Android Netrunner
Sounds like good advice on everything. Thanks!
Jun
4
comment Are There Any Good Tools For Developing CCG Or Other Card Games?
Not sure yet whether I would call this a duplicate or not, but a strongly related question: boardgames.stackexchange.com/q/12174/1749
May
30
comment Tyr's Hand - Rule Check
+1! I don't know if there are good options out there for Netrunner, but if this were an analogous MtG question a great answer would be supported with a keyword and comprehensive rules quote. If there's a similarly official source to back up your explanation, it would be awesome to include it.
May
6
comment Is there an in-game mechanic reason for placing action cards face down during the planning phase
One addition: Space Alert seems designed to counteract "quarterbacking", one player taking over. The time pressure does a lot for this issue, but as your comment hints the face-down cards are a big part too. Even an experienced player can't tell a novice exactly what to do next because they can't determine at a glance where the novice is at any particular time! Which all comes back to your main point: communication.
May
5
comment How do Possession and Throne Room interact?
The one-line answer is very poorly for the victim.
Apr
30
comment Trash an Estate or Curse your opponents? Full Version
Thanks for the thoughtful answer and welcome to the site!