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


May
20
comment 1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system
How many games do you expect to have in the "tournament"? Sounds like you just need basic ELO ranking, but I don't think it's going to work so well on such a small sample size.
May
15
answered Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
May
15
comment Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
This doesn't really seem to address the question at all. If you're saying that the question can't be answered, that probably makes more sense as a comment.
May
14
answered Where can I find price-lists for Star Trek CCG cards?
May
9
answered Mini game within a game
May
7
revised In Axis and Allies, how do you choose which player plays which country?
edited tags; edited title
May
6
awarded  Nice Answer
May
1
comment Overcall of 3S over 1C opening, what does it show? (assuming bidding system SAYC)
This question isn't going to be answerable unless you give more details about the bidding system that you were using.
Apr
12
answered In Hive, can Beetle hop over to another lane?
Apr
9
answered How does roll and move affect games like Talisman?
Apr
8
accepted How does a firefighter “recover” after being knocked down?
Apr
8
comment How does a firefighter “recover” after being knocked down?
Ah, looks like I was accidentally reading the Family Rules version of Knocked Down. Definitely clear, though it still seems like a pretty light penalty (that might even help in some cases).
Apr
8
asked How does a firefighter “recover” after being knocked down?
Apr
1
comment When should Italy NOT take over Tunisia on its second turn in Diplomacy?
I agree that the reason to not take it is because you're taking something else. I don't necessarily agree that not taking Tunis as a 5th is advisable, everyone is going to assume it is yours and assess you as such anyway. Unless you're playing with inexperienced players that just count pieces on the board, I'd still grab it as a 5th in 1901 if I could.
Mar
22
comment Improved wording for dealing out cards
Or, depending on whether the number of cards can change and how much the number of players can vary, you might just want to make it explicit. "For 2 players, give each player 12 cards. For 3 players, give each player 8 cards." etc
Mar
21
comment Avoiding the “wrong” calamity
I agree. Assume it is the calamity and decide whether you're still better off doing the trade. In many cases, the answer is yes. But if the answer is no, you're better off not trading, especially if you can wait until next turn to trade in your cards without bumping on the progress track.
Mar
20
revised Are Basic Lands (Mana) Block/Set Agnostic?
Changing the title so it isn't based on an incorrect premise
Mar
12
comment In Diplomacy, Should You Have Separate Country “Draws” For Players of Different Experience?
@Tom Best students or best diplomacy players? Either way, it's certainly possible for new players to target a skilled player and eliminate them first. But usually the skilled player can find a way to make it worth people's while to keep him around and then slowly find a way back into the game. But as for Austria, I had more solos in e-mail play as Austria than any other country.
Mar
11
comment How are the maps provided with Diplomacy supposed to be used?
You might want to encourage people with tablets or smartphones to use a website where they can update the map easily, that would accomplish a similar purpose to the paper maps with less erasing. But whether paper or electronic, updating maps time is definitely "on the clock".
Mar
11
answered Preventing early elimination from ruining someone's first game of Diplomacy?