910 reputation
310
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen 3 hours ago

(your about me is currently blank)

click here to edit


Nov
3
comment Look Out Sir save clarifications
It's worth noting that a successful look out sir doesn't mean the wound is "saved", just that someone else takes the wound. Of course, the newly wounded model can try to save the wound with their armour or invulnerable save.
Nov
3
comment Look Out Sir save clarifications
+1 I've always seen it played this way in person and in battle reports. Although it's not explicitly stated in the rules (as is so often the case with this rulebook), "This represents the character ducking back further into the unit, holding a comrade in the line of fire,or being pushed aside by a selfless ally." implies that it is the model taking the wound that makes the roll.
Sep
6
comment What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?
I think it's underhanded to apply one rule to yourself, and another to everyone else. But, yes, it's easily mitigated :)
Sep
5
comment What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?
However, I think it's only in rare situations where it would actually affect the outcome of the game - say a player has just drawn tickets, and they have almost completed LA->NYC, except for one 2-train route. One of the other players might choose to conservatively block that route in their next turn. This is obviously useful information. Most times that tickets are drawn, you won't have a situation like that.
Sep
5
comment What's the impact of allowing other players to continue while you choose tickets?
If you were going to play the blocking route anyway, it's probably best to wait until the player has selected that ticket- so they end up with the penalty. If you're selecting tickets, I'm not sure there's much disadvantage in allowing play to continue without you, since you can make more informed decisions.
Aug
16
comment Which Dominion Expansion Should we Buy for Passive Play?
A little off topic, but you might also enjoy race for the galaxy, which is a "race" to build the best space empire, without directly competitive elements (until you get to the third expansion, and even then it's rare).
Jun
7
comment Space Marine squads and “Split Fire” rule
I'm not 100% on this (and I can't check the video right now) but maybe they mean combat squadding a 10 man devastator squad? This means you would have two units of 5 marines with 2 heavy weapons- then you could fire at two different targets, but still only take up one spot on the force org chart. I'm fairly sure neither devastator nor tactical squads have split fire.
Mar
7
comment Why did I win “Asia Passport” achievement early?
This happened to me too - I'm fairly sure it's just a bug.
Feb
15
comment What to keep in mind when copying a small card game?
@StevenStadnicki I'm not advocating sending them money in response to illegal infringement, I'm advocating asking them for legal permission to make a copy (and offering money).
Oct
7
comment Largest Army in Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights
I find playing with new players nearly doubles the time to play Cities and Knights (two and a bit hours instead of one and a bit). Your next game is likely to be much quicker.
Oct
5
comment What are the chances of losing Pandemic on the first turn?
Jefromi: The researcher's ability works on other players turns too - see the bottom of page 5 in the rules (linked in the question).
Oct
3
comment In Ticket to Ride, how do you overcome bad initial tickets?
There's also "keep two very low scoring routes and ignore them, instead focussing on stopping your opponents" which is sometimes effective. In games where I've won doing this, I generally only draw face down cards. Then, watch the cards your opponents pick up to predict what their route might be. I've only done this in 2/3 player games where it's easier to block entry in to major cites like New York.
Aug
14
comment What to keep in mind when copying a small card game?
I think it answers "what am I likely to have missed" :)
Jun
7
comment Where can I find a printer friendly version of the settlers of catan rulebook?
That's excellent! I actually have this version of the game, so these were the rules that we'd lost!
May
9
comment Taking back turns, and forgotten privileges
Could you edit your answer to expand the acronyms ASL and WiF please? :)
May
8
comment double movement in Scrabble
Does this mean that you could add two words, as long as all tiles you place are in the same column (possibly with space between them)?
Apr
20
comment How can I play games with closed information with players who cheat?
@tttppp We actually allow that. If the challenge is "too many cards", then the previous player checks the 5th card to see if it's correct. Of course, this still requires some degree of honesty. When we play cheat, we allow players to cheat however they wish except lying when challenged. For us, it works very well - and we'd just stop playing with someone who lied when challenged.
Apr
10
comment Is there an official way to speed up Elixir?
The purpose of draw-two isn't necessarily to speed up the game time, it's to speed up the time between any player actions (to prevent players getting bored with the constant passing)- if players pick more cards each turn, they are be more likely to be able to cast a spell, or will be able to participate in (or start) transactions more often. However, even draw-two still has long pauses.
Apr
10
comment Is there an official way to speed up Elixir?
Heh, no, it's not me. But I did think about registering to reply to that post ;)
Mar
29
comment Where did the “can't build next to the robber” house rule come from?
Are you sure that the rules haven't changed much from the original? The comments on this answer suggest that the trading rules used to be different (presumably pre 3rd ed).