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In The Beginning Was The d20. Daniel is a long-time computing geek who spends his days spreading this good word. Interests include painting, medieval swordsmanship, and every conceivable form of game design.


Jan
7
comment In vanilla Twilight Imperium 3rd ed., should you always take Imperial if it's available?
Even if you don't buy Shattered Empire, eliminate the wretched Imperial mechanic. It's utterly broken in many ways, primarily because your guess in the question is completely correct. They published the infinitely better Imperial II in the variants FAQ (new.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Twilight%20Imperium%203/…) before SE even came out, so it's legal even without the expansion.
Dec
31
comment Battletech Pure Miniature Play
With similar rules, this has been the usual way to play BT at our local wargames club for years. I only have the mapsheets because they're easier to store and carry than terrain.
Dec
29
comment Playing around a flag bearer
@DavidZaslavsky: I agree, that's probably why Vines hasn't been reworded. I was arguing that it should be changed; I think it would be better to be consistent with hexproof cards, even at the cost of wider card effect choice.
Dec
28
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
27
answered Playing around a flag bearer
Dec
20
comment What's the strategic advantage of building around alternate win conditions?
Exactly. I won heavily with a tempo-advantage-based artifact deck based around Sage of Lat-Nam... because I did it back in Legends when nobody had heard the word "tempo" yet. Never lost a match at the time; nobody was ready to counter the concept. (It would look pretty slow these days.)
Dec
15
answered Is it common practice to publish/sell online versions of board games?
Nov
30
comment Can you counter a Land in Magic the Gathering?
Excellent point, ghoppe; I should have taken a moment to find the rule. Thanks for fixing the gap.
Nov
16
awarded  Revival
Nov
14
comment Who should I try to kill? Chandra or opponent?
@JSBᾶngs: Concur; being about a specific game-situation doesn't inherently make a question "localized", unless that game situation can only happen in a certain time or place. Also, in this case, the situation illustrates a general principal.
Nov
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
1
answered Which expansion to get for BSG Board game?
Oct
30
answered Does the Yellow Squad's Move + Activate card swap places with a space marine or move and then shift the formation?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
comment Easy way to see changes between core sets?
Yes; without Giant Growth it doesn't feel like core Magic, somehow. Ah well. It'll be back.
Aug
15
answered What are the Differences Between Formula Dé and Formula D?
Jun
13
comment Comparisons Betwen Deck-Building Games
@gomad: New since you asked the question, and well worth including, is Nightfall. It's particularly worth a look for anyone who liked the theme of Jyhad (although it's mechanically very different). I'll try to add an all-in-one answer later.
Jun
11
answered Boggle variations?
May
28
awarded  Enlightened