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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?
Apr
3
comment Good rules for combining the various expansions start tiles
This isn't very clear; which expansions are contributing what tiles in your explanation? Are you ignoring any of the rules for start tiles in various expansions?
Mar
30
comment Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?
The question is about which combinations to avoid, not which combinations to pick. Can you answer the question? (And welcome to Board and Card Games!)
Mar
27
comment Mono-Green Deck: Responding to Sorceries/Instants?
I don't understand; how does ignoring non-creature permanents protect this deck from instants and sorceries? Can you suggest any cards or strategies? And when killing an opponent "fast enough," how fast is that with a mono-green deck? Can you expand your answer with details and possibly examples?
Mar
17
comment Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?
Welcome to Board & Card Games! Have a +1 for a good answer. We aren't quite a forum; you shouldn't usually get a response to "anybody else feel this?", because your answer to the question should stand on its own without extra discussion.
Mar
4
comment First aid skill
@scenia, both answers here are simply opinion. I added this opinionated answer to balance the other one, and because I believe it to be correct. Apparently, it's slightly more popular. (You make excellent points about the wording, though.)
Feb
27
comment Feeding The Baby After The Next Harvest
I'm not quite clear on what you're asking. Are you saying that, if you have a baby two rounds prior to the harvest (so you have a grown adult in the round just before the harvest), that it should only take one food?