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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.
Jan
25
comment Help identify old advertising card game
I'm just genuinely curious where one goes for answers about antique games like this, especially ones from the 19th century.
Jan
23
comment How does infect step of epidemic interact with mutation?
I don't see how this would happen. Did you correctly put the mutation cards into the discard pile when doing the initial game setup?
Jan
23
comment Help identify old advertising card game
Do you have a source for any of this?
Jan
14
comment Multiple questions about Betrayal at the House on the Hill
Your third question is already answered at boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/671/…
Dec
9
comment using real names / images in a board game
@Rain I think the topic was addressed previously at meta.boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/1129/…
Dec
1
comment Protection, damage and Leyline of Punishment
@doppel Protection doesn't seem like a good tag to have as a standalone tag. Is there a reason you are adding it?