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


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.
Jan
8
revised Does mixing decks in Agricola reduce the chance of synergies?
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Jan
8
asked Does a fortress count as a unit when defending a city?
Jan
3
comment Is it possible to lose Forbidden Island on the first turn?
Its definitely not in the rules. It's a bit different from Pandemic, where you would only go through the pile once. Here you'll likely shuffle the deck a couple times during the game as well. Each Waters Rise card is executed separately, so the second one just ups the counter without having any additional effect (which is much less painful than consecutive Epidemics in Pandemic causing an automatic outbreak).
Jan
3
revised Are copied Flashback cards cast from the graveyard?
Doesn't have anything to do with drafting
Dec
17
revised Dice with an average roll of zero?
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Dec
17
revised My game of Rummikub came with a die. Why could that be?
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Dec
13
revised Can I use Naturalize to “counter” an activated ability?
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Dec
6
answered 7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW
Dec
3
comment Is splitting your 3 settlements allowed?
@gbianchi There is no rule that specifically states this is allowed, because it is clearly implied by the lack of any rule that says that all 3 of your settlements must be built adjacent to each other, or within the same chunk of terrain. Each settlement is placed individually, following the rules for individual placement.
Nov
29
comment Is there an unofficial term for an artifact that produces mana?
I'm pretty sure the name refers to the Moxes, not Fellwar Stone.
Nov
27
comment Bridge bidding - how do I decide whether or not to bid 1NT with weakness in a particular suit?
Good answer! The key point is not to fixate on NT just based on what you're holding. Use your bidding conventions to convey your hand to your partner, and then find what fits best for both of you.
Nov
27
comment Why is there a bonus for holding honors in bridge? Isn't having 4-5 of the highest trumps privileges enough?
Its not entirely true that they would cancel out in duplicate. They only cancel out if trump ends up being the same. A different bidding sequence could lead to not scoring the honors.
Nov
26
revised How do I decapitate the enemy force?
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Nov
19
answered Babylon (B), 2nd step: Can you use this ability only one time?
Nov
15
comment Which Dominion expansion playes best with two players?
@user1873 Even if you took this to the extreme of "Which expansion cards play differently depending on the number of players?" that would just become a list question which wouldn't be a good question either. I just don't think the question fits.
Nov
13
answered When should a player decide to fold in Texas Hold'em Poker?
Nov
12
answered In Diplomacy, is it good strategy to have a primary alliance with a country on the opposite of the board?
Nov
12
revised Agricola Solo “Campaign” professions
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Nov
12
revised Is there a solitaire version of Bang?
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