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Perl/Python coder.


Dec
10
comment What are the differences between the various versions of Stratego?
I got the 2012 Stratego version for my son's birthday, and was surprised at the spotters. Also, I think the numbers are the other way around.
Dec
10
comment How to score two tiled cities in Carcassonne?
Farms: Used to be you worked these out by looking at each city, and working out who had the most farmers supporting it. Got changed to looking at each farm, working out who had the most farmers, then scoring adjacent cities. The 4->3 was to balance that some cities therefore are scored more than once.
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Nov
6
comment Help me identify this card game with secret, changing rules
@Nick - I think I may have introduced that rule at some point! The oddest game I had, someone tried to stage a coup against the rules as there were more new players than experienced ones. Very odd.
Oct
10
comment Is pretending to want to trade before playing a monopoly card objectionable?
You think Catan has a friendly feel? You obviously play in very different groups to me! Blocking people on purpose, threatening the robber, trading before monopoly are all expected tactics to use. If you were playing it in a tournament, then you would find this happens all the time.
Oct
8
comment In Catan, can players negotiate a trade when it's not their turn?
I'd go further (and I did downvote you, because I think you're wrong). Anything goes with banter. And reneging on a negotiated deal is fine, you accept a non-binding agreement has risk.
Oct
8
comment What makes a cooperative game require multiple players?
Does anything prevent an RPG from being played single-player (plus GM)? Would you want to play it that way?
Sep
15
answered Tales of Arabian Nights — Story versus Destiny and variants?
Aug
15
answered What happens if you submit orders for another player?
Aug
15
comment civ 2 tech writing
I'm guessing it's refering to the board game based on the computer game, rather than the original board game that the computer game was based on.
Aug
15
comment How does the last turn of an epoch run in Priests of Ra?
It's a little odd, but an integral part of the game. I'd also look out for "Grab" or "Simpsons slam dunk", which is a very similar card game (same designer) but played at speed.
Aug
15
comment Are general 3-to-1 or specific 2-to-1 ports better in Settlers of Catan?
Being brick heavy (for city walls) and the 2:1 brick port can be VERY powerful in C&K. The early brick allows you to expand across the island, and the later brick is just gold for commodities.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
16
answered Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)
Apr
24
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
24
accepted How do I win at nine men's morris
Mar
21
asked How do I win at nine men's morris
Feb
13
comment Strategies for playing the Traitor in Shadows Over Camelot?
Also note that the dragon quest repeats, it doesn't become siege engines.
Jan
31
answered How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?
Jan
27
asked In LOTR with Sauron, what's the timing of Nazgul cards?