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Dec
18
comment Can I special build after rolling the dice?
What is all this "out of sequence" business?? In the most competitive setting, you speak up or lose the chance to build!
Dec
5
comment What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?
@Lohoris: That is not obvious.
Oct
27
comment what is “the next time in this round” in Ascension?
@Gen: right. I guess they could read "the next time, after you play this card, that ...". But that is ugly!
Oct
27
comment what is “the next time in this round” in Ascension?
@Erik: no. Technically, you could play that card after already having acquired a hero, so any subsequent acquisitions would not be "the first" of the turn. Contrast this with Dominion, wherein the Buy Phase is necessarily after the Action Phase.
Oct
27
answered what is “the next time in this round” in Ascension?
Oct
22
comment What are the random/luck factors in Puerto Rico?
If you are playing with the expansion, then the building are drafted.
Oct
4
comment Does the Lab Challenge make Pandemic easier or harder?
When doing the Lab Challenge, the number of actions needed to cure a disease (potentially) changes. For example, you have to spend an action testing the cure. But that action also removes a cube, so it's sort of a break-even action. More in-depth analysis would be good to see; I just don't know the game well enough.
Oct
4
comment Does the Lab Challenge make Pandemic easier or harder?
I've only played ITL once, but it is clear that neither the present comment nor answer actually answer this question. In the base game, it takes a certain amount of actions to cure a disease. Assuming some sort of distribution of the (say) red cards, you need to get 5 of them in one place, etc...
Oct
2
awarded  Yearling
Sep
29
answered Where online can I post my (free) rules and materials for games I've created?
Sep
22
comment In Puerto Rico, how do you avoid “losing a game after having the most victory points?”
Have you played Puerto Rico before?? It's not a race to X points; it's a race to get the most points before the game ends. And as hymie has mentioned, the game end can be triggered in three ways. Sometimes these all happend within the same round.
Sep
19
comment How much should the University cost?
This seems more like a comment than an answer...
Jul
5
comment How can I set up a game of the Resistance without anyone needing to close their eyes?
Who makes such an app?
Jun
19
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
6
comment What are some good general strategies for Eclipse?
This is a great strategy primer.
Apr
2
comment How can I speed up the setup of Eclipse?
I had my friends text me their colors for the first game, and setup their pieces ahead of time. Sure, the races are asymmetrical, but we all learned together so it wasn't a huge deal.
Mar
25
comment Discarding a card in Phase 10 that allows the next player to go out
The bias against the perceived victim should be totally acceptable for anyone wanting to behead their opponents, in the order of the threat they pose.
Mar
23
comment Improved wording for dealing out cards
@Tim: Keep up the good work! I never really knew the difference, until your comment prompted me to look it up.
Mar
13
comment How can I balance mandatory quests in two-player games of Lords of Waterdeep?
4. should be "you can play a Mandatory Quest (at Waterdeep Harbor) to cancel both one you have in hand and the one you just played". I.e. if each player has a MQ in play, they each discard a MQ.