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Jul
14
comment Bizzaro Playing Cards
math.SE is probably an entirely better source than puzzling.SE - though this could easily be a math homework problem (in abstract algebra...)
Jul
10
comment How do you score 5,5,5,5 in-hand with a non-ten, non-face card turned up?
For what it's worth, you can count the pairs with the binomial coefficient: "4 choose 2" (because it takes two to make a pair). Likewise, you can count the 15's with "4 choose 3".
Jun
25
comment In Android: Netrunner, is there a bias towards a particular sub-type of ICE in corp decks?
How would you possibly measure that, such as to take an average? I definitely hear where you're coming from - it just seems impossible for anyone to do much besides "this is what my deck uses". Maybe someone could aggregate data from tournament play? NetrunnerDB? But you'd get a lot of losing decks in there, which I'm sure you're not trying to emulate.
Jun
25
comment In Android: Netrunner, is there a bias towards a particular sub-type of ICE in corp decks?
You can't really expect an answer to anything of the form "do corp decks tend to ..."! But check it: sneakdoor.com
Jun
11
comment How To Play Coup: The Resistance with more than one set of cards?
What contains 15 cards? The base game is 5x3=15.
Jun
4
answered When does the parasite lose its power?
Jun
3
comment How does Swindler interact with Spoils (or other cards not in supply)?
Note that the Swindler is a "curse-giver"...
May
28
comment Should you reveal who was a spy and who wasn't at the end of a game?
I'm not very concerned with play styles, as my style is to be 100% convinced of my innocence, regardless of what loyalty card I am dealt!
May
28
comment Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.
2) As a spy, I could put together a "decent" team (according to what popular opinion seems to be on who is loyal, etc) and then vote either way. I could reject this team and claim [whatever], when my real motive was to advance the "reject five teams in a row and the spies win" objective.
May
28
comment Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.
1) I am Merlin (in the Avalon version of the game), and know most (if not all) of the spies/traitors. Since they only need identify me to secure a win, I must do things to throw them off the trail, like forming a team with spies on it.
May
28
comment Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.
Mwahahaha! Let's see if I can come up with a few examples...
May
27
comment Deciding when to vote for team approval when people are disagreeing.
"He won't want to proceed with the vote knowing that it will be shut down" - that's a rather naive mindset, no? (@dwjohnston) There are several instances wherein a leader would intentionally put together a team that they have no intention of approving (though they might not say as much at the time!)...
May
27
comment Roll a 7, move robber AND play knight and move the robber again in the same turn
Furthermore, you open up the possibility of the target hex producing for your opponents if/when you wait till after rolling. (Of course, maybe you're hoping to steal said resource with the robber, but it's better to just deprive the opponent of the opportunity, IMO)
May
26
awarded  Enlightened
May
26
awarded  Nice Answer
May
19
comment Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
second, you honestly suspect that players would intentionally cheat to win this tournament (even going as far as doing a cost-benefit analysis of various ways to cheat)?!? And the prize is - what - picking what games to play? This sounds like the worst game group ever.
May
19
comment Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
First, you would give someone an automatic loss for an accidental mistake (assuming good faith here)? and...
May
15
comment Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)?
@Pow-Ian: I appreciate that this is a challenging question (or two challenging, related questions). And while I agree that this - like almost any question that isn't "what is the rule on X" - might permit some subjectivity in the response, a good answer will make a claim and support it with objective evidence. This isn't a persuasive piece, but rather an investigation.
May
15
revised Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)?
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May
15
asked Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)?