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I am a software engineer at Google. I like machine learning, python, and algorithms.

I am a sucker for analyzing game log data for games that I love. I run RFTGStats.com and CouncilRoom.com: Dominion Statistics.

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Nov
10
comment Do Race for the Galaxy expansions allow more players without changing the base game's rules?
If I parsed the original correctly (and I think I did), the question is about buying the expansions just for the additional action cards for the 5th (and possibly 6th) player. OTOH, The first expansion cards, without adding goals, aren't much additional complexity, so introducing a new player to the base game + gathering storm without goals is barely any more difficult than just the base game (Improved logistics and the parrallelness of the settles is the only actual confusing thing it introduces, IIRC).
Nov
10
comment Do Race for the Galaxy expansions allow more players without changing the base game's rules?
The cards get super stale. If the players are any good, no good late game cards get shuffled into the discard, the game feels very different than usual. You can either trust me (or the designer, Tom Lehmann), or just try it.
Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Nov
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
comment How to avoid the situation in which player 2 knows for sure that player 1 chose the King?
I was going to clarify the 'without looking' part, but then it just gives the King a trivial deduction problem, so having the king look at the face down card probably just saves time.
Aug
17
answered Is Consume-Trade on Alpha Centauri always a good start?
Aug
16
awarded  Excavator
Aug
16
revised What do the numbers in parentheses mean?
made more bold, since it is correct
Aug
14
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
6
accepted How much strategic depth is there in Quarriors?
Aug
6
asked How much strategic depth is there in Quarriors?
Jul
13
comment Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?
I didn't crunch it for 4p, the particular bias correcting method I picked would break down for >2p games, because you just aren't going to get many exact matchup duplicates for 3+ player games. If you want to approximate and linearize, then 1/2 turn is 2.5 points from 2p. In 4p, the expected turn advantage is 1/4, so you'd expect the number of points to be about 1.25.
Jul
12
accepted What considerations are important for initial placements in Kingdom Builder?
Jul
10
revised Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?
deleted 1 characters in body
Jul
10
answered Is it advantageous to go first in Dominion?
Jul
10
awarded  Critic
Jul
9
awarded  Tag Editor
Jul
9
revised kingdom-builder wiki excerpt
added 79 characters in body
Jul
9
suggested suggested edit on kingdom-builder tag wiki excerpt
Jul
9
wiki created kingdom-builder excerpt