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I am a professional video game developer working for Electronic Arts Tiburon as part of the EA Sports label. I am credited in a variety of franchises.

I loves me some games.


Jan
5
comment How do we use Maginos's staff if it's a blunt melee weapon?
You can attack someone in the same space using a ranged attack, but this particular staff is not a ranged weapon if there's an enemy in your space.
Dec
28
comment Is Lighthouse from Dominion: Seaside overpowered?
From how you are talking about it, I suspect you might think Duration cards last forever. They don't! They only last through your next turn. Check the rules for a handy and easy way to keep track of which Duration cards go away on which turns.
Mar
29
comment My god, they've taken the … that I've got to get to!
It didn't occur to me that the "or cannot enter it" bit would re-evaluate when the building's state changed. Thanks!
Mar
21
comment What happens if you reach an end card with both doors?
Of course, I guess the Profiteer also wins.
Nov
26
comment What size card sleeves should I buy for Penny Arcade - Gamers vs. Evil?
Though I finally found a ruler and actually measured the cards. It appears they happen to be the same size (by my measurements, 63mm x 88.5mm, which is hopefully close enough).
Nov
26
comment What size card sleeves should I buy for Penny Arcade - Gamers vs. Evil?
This is a fantastic answer, but is unfortunately for the wrong game! This game from Fantasy Flight: fantasyflightgames.com/… is different from this game from Cryptozoic: cryptozoic.com/games/penny-arcade-game-gamers-vs-evil
Jul
31
comment Can I sell properties in Monopoly with houses to another player ?
I'm not sure I understand the last bit about "w/o mortgaging." You can't mortgage a property with houses on it.
Jun
20
comment How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
Your "lose all" option is always -10 cherries. I think the line adding to current_game_val needs a max in there to ensure it doesn't go negative.
Jun
20
comment How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
@Aryabhata By "for a given spin" I meant: "I have 3 Cherries - how many would I expect to gain?" This should be well defined for all Cherry counts 0-9.
May
14
comment Use of Executive Order in Battlestar Galatica
@Todd Hm, perhaps you could read it that way. For some reason I assume that "You may not" always trumps "You may" (not just in this game but others I am used to).
May
3
comment Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot
@Skadlig The general opinion seems to be that the Cylons always win the first few times you play, after which it gradually switches the other way. That's anecdotally how it's working for my group as well.
Mar
24
comment Effectiveness of 1000 BWC in practice
It being a random novelty, you probably don't want to play it too often or it'll lose its magic a bit. We played a huge game once a couple years ago, and still talk about it now and then; it was awesome! If we played it more often I suspect it'd be less awesome.
Mar
5
comment What happens when playing Throne Room / King's Court *twice* with Caravan?
So in my examples and your additional 2 examples, how many cards would be drawn on the next turn?
Mar
5
comment What happens when playing Throne Room / King's Court *twice* with Caravan?
@Pat By "on" I meant "choose." Changed wording for clarity!
Feb
28
comment Limiting the number of silver and gold cards available in Dominion
This sounds like you want to change the rules to solve an issue your group is having. But I'm wondering: what issue are you trying to solve exactly? Is it just "these cards are weird special cases and I don't like that" or is it "too many people are playing Big Money?" Or something else?
Dec
17
comment What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break?
I like this answer a lot, but I'd prefer if it were actually many smaller answers so I could upvote the games individually.
Dec
6
comment How can I play Pandemic with 6 players?
I have tried 6 player, and will confirm that a rules variant (or lowering of difficulty) is very important. With so many people, any one person is very slow to react to anything - it may well take 5 turns before the Medic can clear out that danger zone, plenty of time for horrendous epidemic timing. I don't have any suggestions though; we always play something else with 6.
Nov
19
comment Dominion - Using Stash
Putting them below the top would not help much with Thief, Pirate Ship, etc. because generally you shuffle with intent to immediately draw 5 more cards for your next hand.
Oct
26
comment If an Outpost is played during a Possessed hand, is the Outpost hand played next?
I guess the wild ride would be for the one who got possessed in the first place. Outpost twice in the same turn is possible (like via Golem), it just doesn't help you normally. But now I'm curious what happens if you do play Outpost Possession Outpost. Meh, this isn't a conversation for comments.
Oct
25
comment Good games for playing in a bar
Here it is: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bughouse_chess