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Into RPGs and strategy games, especially of the turn-based variety


Feb
27
answered Can fire cross walls into another room after an explosion?
Feb
15
comment What was the largest flop in board game history?
Could you be more clear in your definition of "flop"? You cite Pacman as an example, despite the article you link saying "the game goes on to become the biggest selling Atari cartridge ever".
Feb
14
comment Looking for an Online Card Shuffler and Drawer
You could always just use a physical copy of the game, shuffle the cards, deal the appropriate number of hands, and then send a message to each player listing out one of the hands.
Feb
11
comment A board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect
When did you play it?
Feb
6
comment How do I build a Pokémon TCG deck?
A pre-emptive reminder to voters: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/…
Feb
4
answered How long does crew change last?
Feb
1
comment Has online play testing been an important part of any boardgame designs?
@rrenaud Imagine a very optimistic budget to create an online implementation of $20,000. Then imagine how many playtest sessions of the physical game that you could get for half that amount.
Feb
1
comment Has online play testing been an important part of any boardgame designs?
As a software developer, creating an online implementation is many orders of magnitude more difficult than getting a group of people to playtest a physical game. So you'd only do this if you wanted to release the online version simultaneously, which seems like putting the cart before the horse.
Feb
1
revised Cribbage pone strategy for hands involving a run and a pair
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Jan
30
comment Are multicolor decks in any color combination viable in modern Magic?
Unless you are running a specialty deck like gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/…, you still generally want to have exactly 60 cards, because that gives you the best chance of drawing your best cards.
Jan
29
comment Cargo Noir: How to prevent Macao Black Market from going stale
I would suggest trying this idea yourself and including your results in your answer.
Jan
28
comment Is Dimir's milling strategy viable in Gatecrash sealed deck? If not, what can they do instead?
Since the pre-release was a one time thing, should we change this to say Draft instead?
Jan
17
revised Specific standard measurements and info necessary for making a standard Shogi set (board and koma)
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Jan
16
answered Largest card size for board games
Jan
15
comment Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?
You don't bid a number in Euchre, so the sentence before your disclaimer doesn't make much sense.
Jan
15
comment Good Euchre bidding strategy guide?
"The dealer determines the trump suit". That doesn't seem like an accurate statement. The only special power of the dealer is picking up the turned up card if anyone declares that suit trump.
Jan
11
answered Using the Chamber of Commerce as Alexandria
Jan
10
comment How is a roleplaying game not a board game?
Why is it not possible to be both a roleplaying game and a board game? They seem to be more a continuum than an absolute. Some things are pretty close to the middle. Example: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/127324/story-realms
Jan
8
accepted Does a fortress count as a unit when defending a city?
Jan
8
comment Why do cards have different rarity levels in Magic: The Gathering?
"so now that we know the rarity of cards is simply an indicator of the worth of the card in actual gameplay" I completely disagree with that statement. I'll give you a deck of handpicked (weak) rares and play a deck of handpicked (strong) commons and I guarantee that the commons will win.