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bio website ophirgame.com
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(update) - My board game was funded on Kickstarter last summer (~$28500)!


I hereby commit to contributing to this site without any rudeness, sarcasm, accusation, or any other unloving speech. (In contrast to The Chaz 1.0)


Jan
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
19
comment Can a runner trash ICE or Operation cards after a run on the HQ?
Of course, there are some cards that let the runner trash accessed cards "even if they wouldn't normally be able to" (paraphrased)...
Jan
15
comment What should I be trying to do strategically in Through the Ages?
(By the way, I'm "The Chaz" on boardgaming-online if anyone wants to add me to a TtA game.)
Jan
15
comment What should I be trying to do strategically in Through the Ages?
One tip that I give to new players is to "focus on your weakness" (in the areas of happiness, pop/crops, science, military, resources, culture, and government. Might have missed one, but you get the point!)
Jan
8
revised Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
The specific problem might be "solved", but the larger issue remains!
Jan
8
comment Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
Inspired by Condottiere, eh? I'll have to check this out :)
Jan
7
comment How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
(To clarify, the discussion in comments is off-topic. If someone has a system to share, I'd love to see it.)
Jan
7
comment How to Measure Luck vs Skill in Games?
@the: as it probably does for a few users around here (including those who have voted to close). Nevertheless, the discussion is rather off-topic; I would appreciate an answer that outlines a systematic way of describing (and quantifying) the chance and choice of specific game mechanics.
Jan
7
comment Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
@mattdm, Trust me: the co-designer and I are dedicating our creative energies to fixing this! With all the unknowns (for me, at least) surrounding how much a publisher can/will change, I thought it pertinent to ask if this is even something worth doing.
Jan
7
revised Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
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Jan
7
comment Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
Thanks for your input. At what point does a (perceived) issue switch from being something minor that the developer will handle, to being something major that I need to fix beforehand? The game is fun (I have to say that, but publishers that saw it at last year's BGG-CON could see the enjoyment even before the setup/explanation was finished)... it's just that there is a chance for players to "lose the wind in their sails" in the last 1-5 minutes.
Jan
6
asked Will a developer fix a (small) broken mechanic, or should I fix it before the submission process begins?
Dec
31
comment What's the etymology of the term “rez” in the Netrunner games?
I just played for the first time yesterday and wondered the same thing!
Dec
13
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
4
comment Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words
This is too subjective.
Dec
3
comment Is splitting your 3 settlements allowed?
I'm guessing he "said so" because it's the correct answer! In any case, I'm more concerned with how the OP got settlements in two separate forests. It's possible... just curious :)
Dec
1
comment What should you do when someone mistakenly builds the same building twice?
This can happen in Castles of Burgundy as well. There doesn't seem to be a clear-cut answer to the CoB situation, as some buildings have immediate, "Extra action"-esque effects, while other building have game end bonuses.
Nov
30
comment How do you make Settlers of Catan work well for 2 players? (Problems and play-tested solution described, alternatives requested)
Can't wait to try this (and commenting for personal future reference)
Nov
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
25
answered Is there any economical game which demonstrates social-democratic economy rather than capitalism?