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


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?
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.