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Dec
19
comment Where I can buy good resources to build games?
Teacher supply stores frequently carry blank pieces and other resources, too.
Dec
19
comment I have an idea for a card game. How can I best start testing it?
You can also build prototypes in pretty much any office suite or desktop publishing software. Create something bare-bones but functional, print on card stock and cut. You don't need to get fancy with it at this stage.
Oct
22
awarded  Commentator
Oct
22
comment Precise rules for MTG
(Thanks, StackExchange, for the short edit window... :| ) Yeah, I should say, can't take any action that requires tapping, since it is already tapped.
Oct
22
comment Precise rules for MTG
To clarify the attacking phase ("can a player attack more than once...") - you only get one attack phase, but you can attack with as many creatures as you wish and they can each target different opponents. Unless some other ability modifies this, those creatures remain tapped until the beginning of your next turn - they cannot take any further action. Obviously, you can reserve creatures to block attacks - if you have no untapped creatures when your opponent attacks, you can't block and you take the damage.
Jan
20
comment Do you have to have exactly 60 cards in a Magic the Gathering deck?
To add to @thesunneversets 's comment, you're also limited to a maximum of 4 of any specific card (besides basic land) so a larger deck will also contain a wider variety of cards that may or may not work well together. The best smaller decks tend to be focused around a fairly specific play style - cards that will symbiotize. This is much more difficult with a large deck.
Nov
4
answered Baby shower games
Oct
31
comment What are some alternatives to using dice in Settlers of Catan?
The basic idea is that, because of the pips being drilled out, the "1" side is slightly heavier than the "6" side, so over time you would expect it to fall toward the bottom. On casino dice (precision dice), the holes are filled flush with a colored but otherwise identical material so that this variability is removed.
Oct
26
comment Clarifying house rules for Monopoly
The cake is a lie? :)
Oct
26
comment Clarifying house rules for Monopoly
The "2x payday" is borrowed, if I recall correctly, from the game "Careers".
Oct
25
comment Why are there fewer board games with a triangular grid?
Actually, I'd probably go with Brian Campbell's answer, if he wants to include my observations.
Oct
23
awarded  Teacher
Oct
23
answered Why are there fewer board games with a triangular grid?
Oct
23
comment Scrabble First Turn Questions
Agree - a letter from the first word must be on the center square. Other than that, position or direction should be up to the player.
Oct
23
comment Clarifying house rules for Monopoly
Agree on all points. Start with the official rules. Money on Free Parking is the most common "house rule" that I'm aware of as well.
Oct
20
comment Why would you want to play with a deck bigger than 60 cards in MTG?
I take it they have increased the minimum deck size? Back when I played (16+ years ago) the minimum deck size was 35, and I typically used decks of around 40.
Oct
20
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Oct
19
awarded  Autobiographer