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bio website lumenaris.com
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I play lots of games, develop a few. Check out my publisher's page at lumenaris.com.

Some of my published board/card games:


Aug
22
comment How do I make Home Builders more fun?
Sounds like you've figured out what's wrong: cooperation isn't needed/possible, winning based on luck, outcome known long before the endgame. Fixing all those would require changing most of the game.
Aug
13
comment Is War actually a game?
@GendoIkari, some context of why I'm asking: I work for a company that publishes tabletop games and we're having a brainstorm-type discussion on future products.
Aug
13
asked Is War actually a game?
Aug
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
10
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
Absolutely. I was just assuming (without warrant) that if Calhamer did it, it was probably allowed.
Aug
10
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
So Calhamer's Flying Dutchman is completely outside the rules?
Aug
5
revised What happens if you submit orders for another player?
added 545 characters in body
Aug
5
comment What happens if you submit orders for another player?
@Jefromi, you'd be surprised what's allowed in Diplomacy games sometimes. I'll make an edit to show the precedent I'm reading about.
Aug
5
asked What happens if you submit orders for another player?
Jul
15
comment Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)
@warren, no need for that -- this game's about to go to print with large square cards.
Jul
15
comment Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)
@Anzeo, the square grid of the game is very important. Each square may have apples, triremes, and money on it. To break up that square into three different cards would be hard to reconcile with the square grid nature.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
20
comment What is it about Twilight Struggle that keeps it so consistently highly rated on BGG?
A question like this is likely to get many different answers that are all "correct". On BGG that might be a good question, but around here we usually like questions that have a single, objective answer.
Jun
12
comment Tactics/strategies to win the chip firing game between two-players
This is a very open-ended question.
May
15
comment Can a solo game be converted into a cooperative game (and vice versa)?
I don't think having opposing factions makes for a cooperative game, but rather a competitive game.
May
6
accepted How to show turn order when turn order can change during the round
Apr
23
comment Game for a blind person
Normally I'd say this kind of question would be too open-ended, but there are so few deep strategy games that don't require sight.
Mar
21
comment Soviet space exploration board game (now with pictures)
@WojciechGac, once you've submitted it to boardgamegeek, post a link to it here for all us curious people.
Mar
14
comment Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)
For this game, there are a great many possible squares, with only a few in use at any time. Tiles ended up adding too much volume to the product.
Mar
14
comment What are some good games or techniques for helping kids learn to “lose gracefully”?
Play games that have intermediate goals. Maybe you didn't win the Crown of Erebor, but you did acquire the Scepter of Saint Stephen, and you became President of Botswana.