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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.


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Feb
1
revised What cards give +1/+1 counters to all creatures?
use [mtg:] links
Feb
1
revised Munchkin “Shrieking Geek” Bad Stuff
fix card name in title, misc. formatting improvements
Jan
31
suggested approved edit on What cards give +1/+1 counters to all creatures?
Jan
31
suggested approved edit on Munchkin “Shrieking Geek” Bad Stuff
Jan
31
comment How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?
@TomAu: Yes, you seem to understand the meaning of those words correctly, at least as applied to people. It's not common to use "disturb" for inanimate objects like cards, though, except in the sense of "disturbing [the position/order of] the cards" e.g. by slightly moving them, which the OP does not seem to mean. For the presumably intended sense of "severely abuse and damage", the verb "molest" seems quite appropriate.
Jan
31
answered Munchkin “Shrieking Geek” Bad Stuff
Jan
31
comment How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?
@TomAu: I think "molest" is an appropriate, if somewhat colorful, expression here. Certainly it fits better than "disturb". If you wanted a better neutral synonym, "mistreat" / "mishandle" might work.
Jan
22
answered Are you required to pay all mandatory additional costs for Wild Evocation?
Jan
22
comment Are you required to pay all mandatory additional costs for Wild Evocation?
Your question is a bit ambiguous: it's not 100% clear whether you're asking if Anthony can a) cast Disaster Radius without paying the additional cost, or b) refuse to cast Disaster Radius and pay the cost even if he could. I assume the latter, but either interpretation is possible, which leads to messy answers (since, apparently, the answer is "no" to (a) but, per 117.8c, "yes" to (b)). You might want to edit your question to make it clearer which interpretation you meant.
Dec
29
comment How does the help system work in munchkin?
In the early game, most monsters should be relatively easily beatable (or at least avoidable). Save your monster enhancers for the late game, where they actually matter (or use them tactically to get more treasure).
Dec
29
comment How can I store hexagon tiles in a stack?
Some of the answers to this question might be helpful here too.
Dec
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
2
revised Who draws a card if my opponent has stolen control of Pelakka Wurm when it dies?
fix broken link and rule numbering
Dec
2
suggested approved edit on Who draws a card if my opponent has stolen control of Pelakka Wurm when it dies?
Dec
1
awarded  Critic
Dec
1
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
1
awarded  Commentator
Dec
1
comment Table-top Golf game with coins?
The link in your answer seems to be broken. Here's an archived copy at archive.org.
Nov
11
comment Do strong Go players play simuls, like in chess? Do they ever play blindfolded?
@Tomas: Certainly. The players are blindfolded, but there's no requirement that the audience is. (In fact, at least in an amateur game, it's pretty useful to have at least one person present who can see the board and make sure all moves are legal.)
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer