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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.


Jun
16
answered When should I mulligan in Android: Netrunner?
Jun
3
comment Should we take good cards out for better cards while sideboarding (magic 2014 rules update)?
@deworde: Alex P discusses the extreme case - Battle of Wits deck - pretty well in his answer. For a 60 card tutor deck, everything I said still applies. You still want to maximise the chance that you'll either draw your key cards, or draw the right tutor.
May
24
comment Should we take good cards out for better cards while sideboarding (magic 2014 rules update)?
Great answer; thanks for a detailed analysis of the exceptions that prove the rule.
May
24
awarded  Nice Answer
May
24
comment How do the various expansions for Arkham Horror change the game? In what order would you recommend buying them?
Hello Jacob, welcome to the site.
May
24
answered Should we take good cards out for better cards while sideboarding (magic 2014 rules update)?
May
17
comment Khet opening set-ups
Hello Timothy. Welcome to the site and thanks for jumping in with such a long-unanswered question; this one's been bugging me for over a year.
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
reviewed Leave Open Can a Djinn host a Parasite?
Mar
4
reviewed Leave Open Miniature painting - what does it mean to seal the model?
Mar
4
reviewed Close Any online software available for scheduling of adhoc gaming groups?
Mar
4
reviewed Leave Open How much money would I have to spend to play in tournaments?
Feb
25
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
reviewed Close How do I build a Pokémon TCG deck?
Feb
13
reviewed Close What is the purpose of having randomizer cards for the non-kingdom cards?
Feb
11
comment Why is Homelands considered among the worst Magic expansions?
@thesunneversets: Sure, Legends wasn't an all-time great. But at least it put new ideas into the pool; Homelands didn't. (The legendary mechanic wasn't revised until much later, and it still owes a lot to the original. And I submit Planechase in evidence that Enchant World is not dead, and should not be. But we're moving off Homelands, so I'll shut up.)
Feb
11
comment Why is Homelands considered among the worst Magic expansions?
@thesunneversets: I don't think it's just the few "marquee" cards... Legends was at least exploring new design space. Multi-coloured creatures, cantrips, Enchant Worlds, Legendary cards - all new and interesting at the time. While few Legends cards are still relevant, most of its mechanical ideas are now staples. Homeland had no such innovation; its few new ideas were specific anti-strategy targeting.
Feb
8
comment Is Dimir's milling strategy viable in Gatecrash sealed deck? If not, what can they do instead?
Welcome to the site Jonathan. While I back this approach in draft, in sealed deck I don't think it can be counted on - there's too little chance of drawing evaders and finishers.
Jan
29
revised Is Dimir's milling strategy viable in Gatecrash sealed deck? If not, what can they do instead?
Made question less dependant on the prerelease (which is time-dependent), and more about Gatecrash generally.