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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.


Apr
9
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
6
comment Can you counter a Land in Magic the Gathering?
@thesunneversets: Everything you say is true, but that is getting a bit more sophisticated than the level implied by the question - as you correctly point out, Boomerang really isn't the same as a counterspell in this case. (I don't say that countering land is always the right move, only that it's not always a waste.)
Apr
6
answered Can you counter a Land in Magic the Gathering?
Mar
31
comment How to successfully store games on edge?
@Margaret: I grew up in a hairdresser's, so how did I never think of this before? Thanks, good idea.
Mar
26
revised Wargame with customizable miniature stats?
Fixed links - wrong way round!
Mar
23
comment How to successfully store games on edge?
@aramis: True, but not a problem for me. The probability of a card deck in any game in my house going unused for enough years for the band to go brittle or stick to the cards is zero. (Also, I use pretty high-quality rubber bands when called for.) Broad bands, not stretched too tightly, don't cause enough bowing to be noticeable for our group - cards wear through use faster than that anyway. For games which consist entirely of card decks, I use CCG card boxes.
Mar
21
comment Is there a situation or way that a sabotage run is a good idea in TI:3?
@Matthijs: Not if you only have one fighter, you don't. Also, the sabotage run, if successful, will stop the war sun from firing at all - hypothetically this might be better, although it's hard to imagine a likely scenario where that's more important than better odds of destroying it.
Mar
21
answered How to successfully store games on edge?
Feb
23
comment Political Prowess someone else's activation?
@GWLosa's logic is flawless. On the other hand, the card is hardly weak if that ability is useless...
Feb
23
comment Political Prowess someone else's activation?
I can see both sides. We've played it lilserf's way so far; seeing as it can definitely auto-force success at Brig, Admiral's or Airlock, it's hardly a weak card.
Feb
14
comment Infiltrating in new Caprica
Makes perfect in-universe sense: once arrived on New Caprica, the humans get to see many multiple copies of each model... kinda hard for a random Cylon to start infiltrating at that point. A Cylon who wants humans to win should, you know, join the humans. ;)
Feb
14
answered Wargame with customizable miniature stats?
Feb
10
comment What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
I love it, but if you really hated Race, try before you buy with San Juan - it is a different game, but it's got some elements in common. (Race was originally intended to be the Puerto Rico card game, but design moved on.) "Simpler Puerto Rico without tiles or shipping" is the best I can describe San Juan.
Feb
5
comment Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
Agreed. Civ was fun, but flawed; advanced civ fixed the holes neatly.
Feb
5
comment Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?
Hmm... on the one hand, the Imperium II card change is a good example. On the other hand, they released that change for free in the FAQ before the expansion came out, and aside from that issue I wouldn't say the base box alone didn't work well. (I really like it as an expansion, it improves the game, but I'm not sure it belongs as an answer to this question. In two minds - thoughts, anyone?)
Jan
26
comment Do you know any good miniature wargame that is fairly easy to learn and play?
A good suggestion, although best for 2 players. The box is long out of production, but a revised all-in-one rulebook is still readily available.
Jan
26
answered Reducing the Imperial strategy's power in Twilight Imperium
Jan
25
comment How to eliminate advantages gained from the seating position of inferior players?
@invisiblejon: Thanks for that; I haven't played 7 Wonders, and it's interesting to know that there's a case where it really matters.
Jan
21
comment How does one make foam inserts for games?
+1. Craft store / tool shop boxes are the answer for me - flexible, cheap, always come with lots of compartments to store small things. Most of my Fantasy Flight games are dependant on them.