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The economy is in fact over-expanded, particularly in railroad construction, and the weak link turns out to be the banking house of Jay Cooke and Company, which helped the U.S. Government finance the Civil War and also underwrote the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jay Cooke and Company, a large and respected banking house declares itself bankrupt, and announces its failure on September 18, 1873.. (The bank's collapse precipitates the "Panic of 1873" and the ensuing three yea depression during which more than 10,000 businesses fail.     The basic economic problems are overproduction, a declining market and deflation. Investors in Europe, where a depression is already underway, begin to call in American loans. The New York Stock Exchange closes its doors for 10 days; other businesses fail; and railroad construction is curtailed, with some railroads defaulting on their bonds. The unemployed begin to move about the country seeking jobs, and bread lines appear in the cities. The hard times drove numbers of laboring people and those in humble circumstances to the West and other portions of the country, to seek the rewards which the stagnation of business in the great commercial centre denied them.


Feb
24
reviewed No Action Needed Unsporting trades in the end-game of settlers of Catan
Feb
21
accepted How likely are you to lose because Fool's Landing sinks into the abyss?
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Closed Where can i sell my CCG cards?
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Closed What are good standard tactics for Dominion?
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Open What should I be trying to do strategically in Through the Ages?
Feb
21
reviewed Close morphing jar in a chaos dragon-like deck. yes or no?
Feb
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Leyline of the Void and exiling stolen permanents
Feb
19
comment Playing Cards from Unhinged and Unglued
I think [Mark Rosewater] wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr151) had a FAQ for the UN- sets, with "*UN-*official" rulings, but I cannot seem to find it.
Feb
19
revised Can Japanese Cards be played if using an English based Deck?
fixed. added differences.
Feb
19
comment Do Evolutions combine, for example Breath of Doom, Mecha Blast, and Claws of Steel?
"Unless a card specifically states that it affects all (other) Monsters" Do you have any documentation to support that? Also, I think you mean whereever you are not. You gave the example where when you are in Tokyo you do deal 4 damage.
Feb
12
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
@corsiKa, I already did, "what ever results in the greatest VP on average." For example, if your 2nd roll is 33322x, you would decide to roll 22x. Keeping the 33322 and rolling x results in 3+ (1/3)VP. Keeping 333 and rolling 22x results in 3+ (0.5)VP.
Feb
12
revised What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
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Feb
12
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
"for a total average of 1.5833," that is only for the 2nd roll. You need to continue the calculation for each of those intermediate steps. (I.e. Starting from (16/36) 3322xx, you get the best odds rolling all 4 dice (AVG 1.7523 supposedly), but that is just one state, you also have 33322x, 333322, 33222x, 332222. For those states you are probably rolling 3/2/3/2 dice respectively on the 3rd roll (haven't worked out the exact math)
Feb
12
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
This question is specifically about the initial first roll, so only answering for the third roll isn't an answer. Additionally, if you roll 111, or 1111, or 222, etc. When rolling 4 dice you still score points. You need to factor those into your answer.
Feb
12
asked What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
Feb
11
answered Can Japanese Cards be played if using an English based Deck?
Feb
11
comment Is there a program/game i can build a deck and play against AI's without a net connection?
This probably doesn't exist. MtG has a fan made AI, but the designer notes some of its flaws. Most video game AI for this sort of games have a very limited number of cards in their decks, and have custom tuned responses for the cards it knows it has in its deck. You want some sort of generic AI that can play any card, and play that card properly in any deck. You want some sort of human level intelligence that no one is capable of (especially for free).
Feb
10
comment Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?
The only way I can see someone getting this wrong, is years of playing Risk incorrectly and applying those mistakes here. The rules for GoT are pretty clear on this matter.
Feb
10
revised Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?
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Feb
10
answered Do I have to move all units in the area I have attacked?