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By day (and night, far too often) I'm the Operations Manager at Digital Motorworks.

Most of the rest of the time I'm with my family or gaming, or thinking about gaming.

Currently playing a 14th level Shifter Paladin in a 4th edition DnD campaign. I'm also just starting to run a campaign of my own.

Willing to play boardgames whenever I can find people willing to lose to me :)


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revised What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
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Jan
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revised Is it possible to play 2-player, 2-character Arkham Horror successfully?
Update stats, note that it could be hard to obtain these results
Jan
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comment Board games for two players
I've upvoted, but this may not be the best game to play with your wife. A two player game of Agricola involves a lot of action/resource denial which may end up being too aggressive for some folks.
Jan
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revised Do my own villages/cities interrupt my “longest road” in Catan?
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Jan
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revised What are the most useful Major Improvements in Agricola?
redo entire post.
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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revised Power plants in Power Grid
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awarded  Disciplined
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awarded  Good Answer
Jan
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comment Disadvantaging an overly good Agricola player
@John - I agree that it isn't the best, but for a one man job in his spare time, he does ok.
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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revised How to reduce slow starts at the beginning of the game?
Fix title, capitilization
Jan
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revised Boardgaming Online
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Jan
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comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
one other piece of advice I give them is to tell 'em that whoever gets involved in a conflict in the first 5 turns will lose. Both of them. They need to reach some sort of an agreement for the powers that have close borders. Of course, what you and I know is that on turn 5 (if not before) they will create cities thereby shrinking their population and putting off war a couple more turns ;) Right about then the first Volcano should hit and your first war will start!
Jan
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answered Disadvantaging an overly good Agricola player
Jan
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comment Dominion randomizer deck confusion
@keith - your group might be more diligent about using a consistent setup for each game. We like to put the kingdom cards in rows defined by their costs. For this setup, it isn't always obvious that a pile is gone.
Jan
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comment How can I recognize games I should avoid buying if I only play with non-hardcore gamers?
I find it very easy to teach Adv. Civ. As long as folks are OK with the playing time, it is pretty easy to learn as you go. You start out with one token. It will be 4 turns until they even have a city. At least a couple turns beyond that before trading begins, and so on. The game builds on itself pretty well.
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Jan
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answered Agricola Solo “Campaign” professions