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(update) - I'm having a board game published! We'd appreciate your support on Facebook or on Twitter, as we prepare for a Kickstarter campaign in early 2014.


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Feb
10
comment How do I find players willing to participate in test-playing my games?
Oliver: This may be a bit personal (and is certainly unsolicited), but might I suggest that you put less stock in whether people like your game or not? Within our gaming group, we own and have played 17/20 top games on BGG, and most of us STRONGLY dislike some of these games. While we may not play them often, we can still acknowledge that they are good games. When I commit to alpha/beta testing, it is more important to have a reasonable developer than that I like a game.
Feb
8
comment Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
This deserves more votes, but I think the popular way to play is without this game mechanic. We always play with elements similar to this, and as you say, no extra resources trade hands; it just sweetens the deal.
Feb
6
comment What if I forget to pay rent?
@thesunneversets: That is the rule... when I originally answered this from my iPhone, I missed that detail. Guess everyone else did, too!
Feb
6
revised What if I forget to pay rent?
Nobody (including me!) actually READ the rule, apparently... :)
Feb
6
revised What if I forget to pay rent?
- petty, + grammar.
Feb
6
awarded  Critic
Feb
6
comment What if I forget to pay rent?
If who forgets? The debtor has no reason to try and remember. The creditor has to remember (and ask), or forfeits rent.
Feb
6
answered What if I forget to pay rent?
Feb
5
answered When is the Bureaucrat worth buying?
Feb
5
answered When should Curses be used?
Feb
5
answered Promised future trades as part of legal trades? (Solution described, alternatives/comments requested)
Feb
4
comment Should I trash Copper or Silver with Mine?
Right. The counting house does make the Chancellor a little less useless :)
Feb
3
revised In Settlers of Catan, what seat position is the best for odds of recieving any resource?
added 58 characters in body
Feb
3
comment How can I beat “Big Money” in Dominion?
I'd love to test your claim with an online contest! Of course, my confidence abounds when playing Dominion
Feb
3
awarded  Commentator
Feb
3
comment Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?
Thanks for the thoughts, @philosophyguy. Let's not forget that your need not draw any of the cards mentioned in my analysis of Scout, as they all work (to varying degrees)...
Feb
3
comment Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?
And here I was calculating (125, 10)! :)
Feb
3
comment Lasting games in the past century
I was turned off to Scrabble when I learned that the best players aren't even native English speakers! It might have been in the documentary cited above... ??
Feb
3
answered In Settlers of Catan, what seat position is the best for odds of recieving any resource?
Feb
3
comment Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?
Wow - I was expecting that quote from Donald X to be years old, but it's weeks old! I'd be curious to see his response to my analysis of Scout (which I worked-up before seeing your/this answer!)