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Jan
27
answered Homegrown solo variants
Jan
24
comment Can I complete a quest during the “Waterdeep Harbor” phase?
A straightforward reading of the rules suggests this, and it is confirmed in the FAQ I linked above.
Jan
24
comment Can I complete a quest during the “Waterdeep Harbor” phase?
Probably could have browsed the FAQ... it's about 20 questions in...
Jan
24
answered Can I complete a quest during the “Waterdeep Harbor” phase?
Jan
23
comment How can I get better at lying?
Re: the social contract - if you aren't playing, say, The Resistance to win that game of Resistance, then I don't want to play with you. Even if you're on the other team... it's not cool to establish some sort of meta-game at the expense of your teammates' ability to win a particular iteration of the game.
Jan
23
comment Power Grid China/Korea strategy - is it any different from the base game?
Sorry - it's been so long, and I've only played each side once!
Jan
23
awarded  Excavator
Jan
23
revised Multiplayer timer for board games
Struck through dead link.
Jan
23
comment Power Grid China/Korea strategy - is it any different from the base game?
I think it's less a question of when to use which market, and more a question of given the split markets and what power plants the players currently own (including me!), which plant should I bid on?
Jan
23
comment Power Grid China/Korea strategy - is it any different from the base game?
Anything??? The restriction to, for a given player, one market (north or south) in a round is pretty glaring.
Jan
4
comment In Lords of Waterdeep, how is Accelerated Plans played?
I'd say "necessarily" is a more appropriate adverb than "automatically". But who cares =)
Dec
18
comment Debt condition abuse?
An official source? You answer your own question ... in the body of the question!
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...