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Oct
2
comment Handling dwindling supplies in Splendor
Note - there is a limit of ten tokens per player, to be reconciled at the end of each turn. (I'm sure you know this - just leaving it for future visitors)
Oct
2
awarded  Yearling
Sep
17
comment Can you play a new player game of Carcassonne w/o farms?
"farms are like any other feature" - except in when they are scored, how they are scored, and how easy it is to determine control at a glance
Sep
8
comment Good counter to Possession in Dominon: Alchemy
Your first two paragraphs don't really answer the question; they are more of a hey, Possession isn't THAT bad...
Aug
26
comment Is the “snake” turn order for Blokus fairer than the traditional turn order?
answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100322145919AAoxSr8
Aug
21
comment What is a good resource to discover new games?
More to the point, is the chatroom anything other than a wasteland?
Aug
9
comment Order of actions in Ascension
Wouldn't you resolve a card before it leaves the center row??
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)