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Oct
21
comment Building Limit in Lords or Waterdeep
@Bret, the question is about why there's a building limit. An answer of "there's actually no limit" is correctly challenging the frame of the question.
Aug
21
comment Where I can buy good resources to build games?
What makes this a good site to visit? Without at least a basic description, it's hard to separate this from the other answers.
Aug
20
comment Can you use ports or markets after playing all action disks?
You can edit or delete your answers at any time; it's usually better to edit your answer than to create a new one.
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with or avoid a full map?
@GendoIkari TO WHICH I SAY: oops?
Aug
17
comment How do I deal with or avoid a full map?
I've tweaked the title a bit to be more readable; feel free to edit it again if I've missed the point of your question. (The name of the game is in the question's tags, and a full sentence usually gets a better response than a sentence fragment.) (And feel free to flag this comment as obsolete whenever you like.) And welcome to Arquade! Wander by the tour when you have a moment.
Aug
1
comment roulette (changed rules) skill or luck?
No rational player would choose black, ever. If your opponent chooses red, the correct answer is "I'm not going to play this game." The only way this becomes a "mental" game is if Player A threatens to beat Player B with a tire iron unless Player B plays black. Then it's just extortion by a different name. Or it can be a "mental" game if Player A fast-talks Player B into playing black. But without coercion, deceit, or idiocy, nobody's going to play black.
Jul
22
comment Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot
Could you be more direct in your comparisons? Your "depth of strategy" and "what situations you would recommend each game" don't have any compare-and-contrast in them; it feels like you're describing random parts of each game without actually comparing their relative strengths & weaknesses. Also, you don't actually state "what situations you would recommend playing each of them in."
Jun
19
comment Is there a viable “Japan First” strategy for the Allies in Axis and Allies?
On the first turn, it's usually a good idea to have Russia invade Finland from Karelia: it's relatively cheap to take, it costs Germany a fighter, it's difficult for Germany to retake, and the Axis war machine isn't fully assembled at Russia's doorstep yet. Also, have you tried this strategy? How well does it work? (Also also, welcome to Board & Card Games!)
Jun
8
comment Are there any dice games you can play with a standard 7-die set?
Are you looking for something where the entirety of the game only requires one 7-dice set, or would one-set-per-player be acceptable?
May
23
comment Catching an illegal move too late in Castles of Burgundy
@gbianchi it could, but the most important part of any question is that answers to it apply to the question that was actually asked. Castles of Burgundy may have some mechanics that can handle illegal moves more gracefully than a one-size-fits-all answer would.
May
23
comment Mansions of Madness, Custom Scenarios: where to start?
Could you define "goodness" more specifically? Are you looking for challenging scenarios that require close teamwork to succeed at, or easier scenarios that encourage random exploration, or scenarios with lots of moving parts and/or phases, or simply high-quality horror writing?
May
10
comment Developing Chess Game After 20 moves
Can you answer the actual question that was asked? What should the asker be doing strategically? (Just giving moves without explanation is not going to help.)
Apr
23
comment How exactly is Tally Ho! imbalanced?
Since it's asymmetrical, it's very hard to prove that it's balanced. Perhaps they were too lazy to prove it?
Apr
22
comment Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?
Can you answer the question that was asked? What combinations should be avoided?
Apr
19
comment What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
The question is asking for complete (or complete-ish) strategies; as it stands, this is an incomplete answer. Can you take a little time and answer the other parts of the question? Also, the other answers here give a decent idea of what to think about. Don't worry about having a provably-correct strategy, just fill in the rest of the parts of the question with the plays you tend to do when those situations come up.
Apr
19
comment What specific strategies have the highest win:loss ratio in Uno?
Can you expand this so that it's a more-complete strategy of what you do and when? Deciding when to change your color is an important part of the game, but what do you do the rest of the time?
Apr
19
comment Elder Sign charater traits
This is simply giving the same information as the other answer. Do you have anything new to add?
Apr
14
comment What happens if you get lost while rescuing Jenny?
+1 for "take the action that does the most harm." I suppose the game really is out to get you.
Apr
6
comment In Haunt #43 - The Star Sickness: I'm a Traitor and Have the Serum, now what?
Lying about injecting yourself would be a breach of the rules: there are clear rules of what happens when you inject yourself, and the correct way to inject yourself is to say "I inject myself" or similar.
Apr
4
comment How can I get the trait clips in Betrayal at House on the Hill to stay on?
YouTube videos have a habit of getting removed, one way or another. Can you summarize the important bits here in text and/or images?