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Sep
12
comment Pre-drawing cards or tiles
If the question is deemed to Opinion-based, it could be reworded as "What are the advantages and disadvantages of pre-drawing tiles" or "How to allow pre-drawing tiles without breaking the game". LittleBobbyTables' "No-discussion" notion is a very important point here when pre-drawing.
Jan
2
comment What are good general strategies for Pandemic?
@JefBray are you sure? I thought once you found a medicine of a color, and eradicated the last cube of that color, the disease can not come back anymore. New cards of that color are to be discarded?
Jan
2
awarded  Commentator
Jan
2
comment Pandemic and Forbidden Island - How similar are they?
But forbidden island tile layout has two effects: first, which tiles already "sank" (in Pandemic: which cities infected), but second: which tiles are connected to which. In Pandemic, travel between cities is always the same, as it represents the Earth.
Feb
22
answered Unique and fun rules for UNO
Apr
7
comment Dominion Seaside Treasure Map: do both copies activate?
But, with three treasure maps and a throne room, you could throne the first and thrash the other two, gaining 8 golds?
Mar
10
comment Should I trash Copper or Silver with Mine?
@PatLudwig, true! But I meant, in the current hand. Your next hand will contain the copper you didn't upgrade ;]
Mar
10
comment What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?
The village idiot should try to become a festival idiot instead. Festival does offer nice benefits (but no +1 card).
Mar
10
comment Should I trash Copper or Silver with Mine?
However, if you draw your mine again and you have only gold, you can't upgrade. Draw the mine again and have a silver, you can use it. This is why I generally choose to upgrade the lowest value.
Mar
10
comment What are some good ways to transition to more complex strategic thinking games?
Strategy-only games can include certain games where a (small) factor of luck is present: in the long run, luck will equal out amongst players and the strategist will win. Why do poker championships almost always see the same top players, even though it is a cards game?
Nov
10
awarded  Yearling
May
24
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
19
answered What is the broader acceptance of resignation?
Nov
20
awarded  Scholar
Nov
20
accepted Pre-drawing cards or tiles
Nov
14
awarded  Critic
Nov
14
comment Pre-drawing cards or tiles
@Lo'oris: offcourse you are right when totally random. But when out-of-order drawing, 2 factors come in to play here: 1/ People are superstitious and believe that "their drawing choice" has an influence "whoah, look at that stack always giving me cloisters" and 2/ Unless the shuffle was perfect, tiles might not be entirely random (influenced by previous games). But it's mostly about the perceived drawing choice for the other players.
Nov
13
awarded  Student
Nov
13
comment Beginner Power Grid strategy
+1 Sometimes skipping buying extra resources if it means you can't connect the city is vital
Nov
13
comment Beginner Power Grid strategy
Everything that can be tracked using paper, should be visible or askable anytimes. Otherwise it would have been blind pulled.