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


Nov
25
comment “Dead Rubber” definitive etymology
I agree with the current answer, while the term "rubber" is used in bridge, I don't think the term "dead rubber" has any relation to bridge.
Nov
24
comment What are the dependencies of the Werewolf games expansions?
Based on boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/2989/werewolf-mafia there are about 100 games that meet your criteria. Listing them all is not something this site is designed for.
Nov
17
comment Two players have a straight to the 8
possible duplicate of Poker texas holdem combinations: tie or not tie?
Oct
30
comment What is the win ratio of spies and resistant in The Resistance?
You'll also find that the win ratio for the resistance improves as players become more experienced and learn how to overcome their information gap.
Oct
27
comment Solution to Avalon board game
If you're just trying to analyze it as a puzzle, you might want to check out the Puzzling Stack Exchange.
Oct
14
comment A Couple of Hearts Probabilities
I'm pretty sure most 4 year olds don't understand probability either.
Oct
6
comment When can I destroy a room?
I disagree with most of your conclusions. You definitely can't destroy a room without a card that allows it, but your other points seem to suggest much more limitation on when you can destroy rooms than there actually is.
Sep
8
comment Is Pandemic harder with fewer players?
If you've played exactly once, you really don't have any comparison point.
Aug
11
comment civ 2 tech writing
I assume you mean Civ V, which is the version the boardgame referenced by the tag is based on. That game does have a Spy unit (and in recent expansions, a diplomat unit), but it doesn't work at all analagous to how the boardgame unit does, so I don't think it is worth referencing.
Aug
11
comment civ 2 tech writing
Where is the 2 in the title of the question coming from? There are a lot of Civilization board games, but I'm not aware of any that are referred to as "Civ 2".
Aug
11
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
The "Flying Dutchman" did not involve entering orders for someone else's units. It involved using an extra piece that you were not entitled to, often by executing an extra build or neglecting to execute a removal due to a lost center. Separately, he talks about writing orders for a country and removing their actual order set. But I would still consider this to be allowed only if your gaming group has specifically said it is OK.
Aug
11
comment civ 2 tech writing
Which "computer version" are you referring to?
Aug
8
comment What's the highest score that can be achieved by pegging?
This answer just duplicates information that already exists in other answers.
Aug
5
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
Yah, I'd say this falls outside the rules. Submitting two sets of orders for yourself (with one labelled that it supersedes the other) is generally considered acceptable however.
Aug
4
comment Removing the Luck from Stone Age
The first modification described on that BGG link is somebody trying to "fix" the fact that they read the rules wrong.
Jul
31
comment Old WW2 game played with cards instead of a board
That Kickstarter may or may not happen. I think there are still (multiple?) lawsuits pending.
Jul
29
comment Why do dwarves only have a racial base of 3 tokens?
@deworde I think calling the Dwarves "very powerful" is a bit of an overstatement. They are pretty universally considered the weakest race.
Jul
29
comment Why do dwarves only have a racial base of 3 tokens?
@Jonathan There are no token modifiers of 0 in the base game. "Cursed" is a 0 from the Cursed expansion. Cursed Dwarves are a game of brinksmanship to see how high they can go before someone takes them for the free points.
Jul
11
comment Bizzaro Playing Cards
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a puzzle that doesn't have anything to do with an actual game. Try the Puzzling Stack Exchange.
Jul
9
comment Does the first piece in a standard blokus game have to have a square on a corner cell?
+1 for mentioning the different rules in the 2-player version.