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comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
Tournament settings obviously have their own rules, I think the question was pretty clearly asking about more casual environments.
May
22
comment How inappropriate is it to track semi-secret information using paper or other memory aids?
@mfoy I agree, if you're establishing that it is OK for everyone to have perfect information, playing with open hands seems like a much better solution.
May
18
comment Can I back out of activating an ability where my opponent chooses the target?
This seems to fall under community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/3703156, since it is effectively the same as saying that you determine a random target and then choose not to pay for the spell if you don't like the random choice.
May
18
comment Technically highest 7Wonders score
If you start with the leader that plays science for one less resource, you can play just about all of them for free and skip almost all resources.
May
14
comment Is putting a draw four card on top of a draw two card in Uno legal?
Are you playing with the variant that the recipient of a draw two can play another draw two card to avoid drawing and instead make the next player draw a total of 4 cards?
Apr
29
comment How do I handle a late player for Battlestar Galactica?
Be prepared for some significant imbalance due to counting them in the player count for loyalty cards but then not having them actually acting for a while. There's a good chance you greatly increase the percentage of cylon actions.
Apr
24
comment Texas holdem who wins
possible duplicate of Who has the winning hand in this Texas-holdem scenario?
Apr
16
comment Is there an industry standard definition between “Board”, “Card”, and “Table Top” game genres?
I wouldn't consider Board or Table Top to be genres at all. But based on your description, I would consider your game a CCG. The fact that the game play involves tactical positioning of the cards is a gameplay detail, but I don't think it changes the category of the game. There are plenty of CCGs that have positional elements to card play.
Apr
16
comment Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?
@posdef Also keep in mind that they don't know which of your actions the flight was. You might have ended your turn with the flight, or you might have done it and then driven elsewhere.
Apr
16
comment Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?
You can certainly make inferences like that if you know a recent location. But if it has been a turn or two, you may not know for sure.
Apr
16
comment When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?
They must specify which cities they are moving through. They should be doing this anyway when they physically move their pawn, but it is especially important when playing the Bioterrorist variant. You should enforce it at all times, whether you are in one of those cities or not. If they still forget to do so regularly, I suppose that you can house rule that the BT does not have to reveal at intermediate cities if the player never specifies they are going through it. That should give them incentive to develop better habits.
Mar
18
comment Can players in single-elimination rounds agree to split prizes unevenly?
A more interesting scenario may be where the winner gets 3 packs and the loser gets none. Then you can't just have one of the players concede on the first turn.
Mar
9
comment Best opening moves and tricks for invented 2-player board game: Pathways
I meant focusing on trying to control the major diagonals. Controlling an entire diagonal means your opponent can't win. Controlling most of a diagonal limits what you need to block.
Mar
6
comment Why didn't whomever created EDH allow Planeswalkers to be Commanders?
@John I don't know Magic enough to give specific examples. I'm basing that conclusion off the Rosewater comment.
Mar
5
comment Best opening moves and tricks for invented 2-player board game: Pathways
I haven't worked through all the possibilities, but a major diagonal strategy seems unbeatable on an odd sized board (start in the middle), and seems to be at worst a draw on an even sized board.
Mar
5
comment Can Working Cave feed multiple Dwarves
What further information could there be? How else could you possibly interpret "exactly one"?
Mar
5
comment Has there ever been any use for Lich?
@Powerlord Mirror Universe is originally from Legends, so several years after Alpha/Beta.
Feb
26
comment What's the probability of having a combo on the first turn in MTG?
You probably also want to take into account mulligans. But I still think the odds are going to be ridiculously against you. Even getting a specific two card combo isn't all that likely.
Feb
19
comment Bridge the 3 card 7 club bid
Without saying what bidding conventions you were using, questions like this are nearly impossible to answer.
Feb
13
comment Android netrunner: may I trash a card before I am forced to discard?
The card in question has an ability whose cost is to trash the card, so the normal rule about not voluntarily trashing resources would seem to be overridden in this case.