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(update) - My board game was funded on Kickstarter last summer (~$28500)!


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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)?
added 1 character in body
May
15
asked Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)?
May
8
answered How to make Settlers of Catan quicker?
May
6
comment Is there an in-game mechanic reason for placing action cards face down during the planning phase
@Ramiro: Sure, but you can quickly check. For others to check, they have to communicate to you what they would like checked!
May
6
answered Is there an in-game mechanic reason for placing action cards face down during the planning phase
May
6
comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
Ah, got it. Thanks!
May
5
comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
This is probably a silly question (and I realize that I'm a year late to the party!)... but where are these numbers coming from? Somehow, I have come to believe that the house edge is like 4-5%, which is obviously way different than what you two are saying!
Apr
15
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
14
comment Do rules revert to 4 player rules midgame if someone gets eliminated?
This is covered in the FAQ on Fantasy Flight's website
Apr
14
comment Do rules revert to 4 player rules midgame if someone gets eliminated?
boardgamegeek.com/thread/529087/player-elimination
Apr
8
answered the sycophant card