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Apr
16
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
@Hackworth Seems double elimination could be a viable tournament format for Settlers, where not winning counts as a loss no matter what place you come in. Once you lose twice, you're out of the tournament. What's issue(s) do you see with double elimination?
Apr
16
comment Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
@Hackworth Interesting comments. In particular, your comment about edge cases seems like the kernel of a good answer. Can you take a shot at reworking your text and posting as an answer?
Apr
16
asked Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?
Apr
15
revised What are good placement strategies for Stratego?
improved formatting to emphasize my main point about avoiding being predictable
Apr
11
awarded  Convention
Apr
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asked What is optimal robber placement in Settlers?
Apr
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revised What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
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Apr
3
comment In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
I thought this was a terrific additional answer as it suggested ways to avoid losing that many people might not think of. I also agree with you that for many setups it would be difficult to prove manually whether or not it is impossible to win. However, computer simulation might be able to provide such proof, if it's not too computationally expensive to explore every possible set of player choices.
Apr
3
revised In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Made question more concise
Apr
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accepted In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
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asked In Pandemic, do certain setup and card order combinations make it impossible to win?
Apr
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comment What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Great answer but I'm left with a question: Is there still a very wide range between the best and worst powers, or was that range tightened? As you can see from the stats I posted here (boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/6140/…), powers like the Aristocrat, Disease, and Mesmer won about 4x more (in the Eon version) than Warrior, Mutant, and Witch.
Apr
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revised What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
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Apr
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comment What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Even though Tynam's answer was awesome, I appreciate the links - I had no idea there was a Cosmic Encounter Wiki. Perhaps it would make more sense to post my Cosmic Encounter stats at the wikia site rather than (or in addition to) Board and Card Games. As you can see, hardly anybody views my stats here: (boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/6140/…)
Apr
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revised cosmic-encounter wiki description
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Apr
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Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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accepted What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Apr
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asked What are the differences between the oldest (EON) version of Cosmic Encounter and the newest (Fantasy Flight)?
Mar
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revised Is Duplicate Bridge (standard Matchpoints) a game of pure skill?
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