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Avid Emacs and Vim hacker (I use Emacs with Evil to get the best of both worlds ;)

I'm experienced with Python, C#, Java, and Javascript, and have dabbled in C++, C, objective-C, Lisp, Ruby, and Scala. While I have a keen interest for all things code, I'm especially interested in the design and creation of programming languages themselves.

Currently a Computer Science Freshmen at Cornell University.

Formerly known as @CrazyJugglerDrummer.


Feb
28
accepted How will using counters to represent money instead of facedown cards change the game?
Feb
28
accepted How difficult is Axis and Allies to learn and teach new players?
Feb
28
answered How difficult is Puerto Rico to learn for first time players?
Feb
28
comment I have the Dominion base set only, in what order should I buy the expansions?
I do suppose potions make things a fair bit more complex as you have to balance your quantities of 2 different resources. But is this really the only thing? Its very action centered, which could also make things more complex. It seems to be the expansion that's hardest for newer players to like, whether intentional or not.
Feb
28
comment How difficult is Puerto Rico to learn for first time players?
I definitely think that its a bad choice if you are going to mix experienced players with new people. Its kind of like pitting an advanced chess player against a beginner.
Feb
28
accepted How can I make Shadows Over Camelot play better with 3 or 4 players?
Feb
28
accepted Dominion: what happens when I play Throne Room on a Feast since Feast gets trashed when played?
Feb
28
accepted What is the logic behind the bean cards to be removed from the deck in Bohnanza?
Feb
28
comment I have the Dominion base set only, in what order should I buy the expansions?
From what I've found Alchemy seems to be the lowest ranked expansion in almost any category. Are there any hard reasons for this or does it just happen to be less popular?
Feb
28
accepted I have the Dominion base set only, in what order should I buy the expansions?
Feb
28
asked What changes or improvement will the Puerto Rico expansion offer me?
Feb
24
revised What happens if you Forge nothing?
edited tags
Feb
24
comment How to reduce total screw-overs in Ticket to Ride so there's always a potential path toward victory?
@Ryan I haven't kept careful track, but usually the lowest is in the 80s and the highest is in between 100-120ish. I'll be sure to record them next time if this issue comes up. :)
Feb
23
revised Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot
added 304 characters in body
Feb
23
asked Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot
Feb
23
comment Race for the Galaxy vs. San Juan and Puerto Rico
I was originally asking if RFTG was easy enough to pick up for new people, because it seems to have rave reviews everywhere, but decided to turn this into a comparison. Then it evolved into Race vs. San Juan with a point about how both of them were in relation to Puerto Rico, so I just gave in and added it as well.
Feb
23
asked Race for the Galaxy vs. San Juan and Puerto Rico
Feb
22
answered Why do some board games have long-lasting appeal?
Feb
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do some board games have long-lasting appeal?
Feb
21
answered Strategies and kingdom cards for a strong opening in Dominion?