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Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
@thesunneversets: LOL. I wish it didn't have to be that wordy (or legalese-like) to be that clear. But if that were the case, we wouldn't have this problem, would we? :) I guess the assumption here is that the deck was composed the way it was for a reason—and my answer explains what I would think the game designer's reasoning would be.
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
@thesunneversets: Very true. I think this is the weakest of my arguments. I still included it because (1) Legendary pirates are the only counter-example, and (2) Even in the case of legendary pirates, you're never expected to use stuff like counters to represent hits on an upgradeable part—legendary pirates just return to full strength after battle, AFAIK.
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
@thesunneversets: Fair enough, but I'd say that's because moving the ring up is called upgrading and not a bonus. I'm not sure if any RPG systems use the verb upgrade to describe the process, but it seems to be pretty much the same as level up. So I'd say the mechanics still match up.
Feb
15
comment How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
The reason why the Maestrina (Mistress) card was changed to Cat Balou in the second edition was that "mistress" was a mistranslation of maestrina, which should have been translated as "schoolmarm". The unintended connotations of the word "mistress" resulted in the name change to "Cat Balou". (From the Bang! Cards page on the designer's site.)
Feb
15
revised How have editions of Bang! been different from previous ones?
Added space for 3rd Edition and 4th Edition (no information yet)
Feb
15
revised Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Add link to the rules
Feb
15
comment Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove
@thesunneversets: Or, looking at the meaning of the word opponents another way, they're all your opponents in the game, even though they may not be in that round of battle.
Feb
15
comment Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove
@thesunneversets: That's a good counter-argument. But after the Navy or legendary pirates are defeated, you must fight each other, so they're still your opponent and the island is certainly still contested. Also, thematically, it certainly would make sense for a pirate to gain fame telling the story about how he outlasted that pirate over there when taking on the Royal Navy.
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
I've given several answers so each argument can be evaluated on its own. Each answer is a separate argument for why I believe the Blow me down! card does not make your sails stronger (i.e., doesn't give the sails any more hits before your ship is disabled).
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
I've given several answers so each argument can be evaluated on its own. Each answer is a separate argument for why I believe the Blow me down! card does not make your sails stronger (i.e., doesn't give the sails any more hits before your ship is disabled).
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
I've given several answers so each argument can be evaluated on its own. Each answer is a separate argument for why I believe the Blow me down! card does not make your sails stronger (i.e., doesn't give the sails any more hits before your ship is disabled).
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
comment Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
I've given several answers so each argument can be evaluated on its own. Each answer is a separate argument for why I believe the Blow me down! card does not make your sails stronger (i.e., doesn't give the sails any more hits before your ship is disabled).
Feb
15
answered Boosting Sails, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
15
answered Fleeing the Navy, in Pirate's Cove
Feb
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Jan
19
comment Name of card game similar to hearts
Can you add any more details? Is there a trump? What keeps you from getting rid of your cards?
Dec
17
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
@keith - It brought me back to my undergrad economics classes. I must also be brainwashed, because I consider it a good memory. :)